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...]