Sew To Grow Sheepskin Leather Review

Better-Than-Basic Bag, with cobalt blue sheepskin leather

This is a review post. I was provided only the product in question in exchange for sharing my experience working with it in this post. Lindsey Rae of Sew To Grow caught my eye by posting her wonderful collection of colored leathers on Instagram. I am a sucker for Bright & Happy, and her shop has it in spades! She was kind enough to send me one of … [Read more...]

The “Get To Know Your Sewing Machine” Class

Teaching The "Get To Know Your Sewing Machine" Class - ebook review

I meant for there to a be a couple of posts between this one and my last, as it is becoming a kind of awkward groupie-like with two "I love Abby Glassenberg!" posts in a row. My apologies! I'll be able to get pictures of my last three #selfishsewing/#selfcaresewing projects someday when life and children cooperate. In the meantime, let's talk about this … [Read more...]

An Elephant from “Stuffed Animals”

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It feels like a lifetime ago that Abby Glassenberg put out a request for pattern testers for her book "Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction*." Soon after, I was stitching up this cutie-patoot elephant. I was thrilled to death with how he turned out, but I had to keep him a secret until the book release (which was this week)! Two-ish years of … [Read more...]

iPad Mini Sleeve featuring HGTV Home Decor Fabrics

HGTV Home Decor Fabrics from Joann Fabrics

Remember the "Geek-Chic iPad Case" I made? And how I wish I had an iPad so I could keep it for myself? Well, now I have one of the "Mini" variety, and when I was offered the opportunity to try out some of Jo-Ann Fabrics' new HGTV line of home decor fabrics, it seemed like the perfect use for them.  … [Read more...]

The Best of Sew Fearless from 2012

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So that is that then - the end of 2012, a year full of unexpected twists and turns and lots of readjusting and re-prioritizing. A year that brought with it a new baby... ... and a new sewing room. ...and, consequently, a lot less sewing than I would have liked. Be that as it may, I am going to choose to remind myself of the things I did … [Read more...]

Geek-Chic iPad Case / “A Bag For All Reasons” Book Review / Giveaway!


When I got asked to review Lisa Lam's second bag making book, A Bag for All Reasons, I nearly peed my pants with excitement. I am the biggest fangirl of Lisa and credit her for my bag-making fearlessness. The first example being the gathered purse frame clutch I made way back in 2010. It wouldn't be a true "book review" though without actually … [Read more...]