Charity sewing · Sewing

Batch sewing cloth facemasks…

It’s an odd time with the Coronavirus-19. I recently found out that our local hospitals and chemo charities are requesting handmade cloth face mask donations. 😷 This request came from shortages in the disposable paper face masks that the public has been over purchasing. I wanted to share resources and tips to join in on… Continue reading Batch sewing cloth facemasks…

Minerva Crafts · Product Review

Minerva: Sade Blouse, Breaking the Pattern

Hello there! I turned this project in for my Minerva Blogger Network Post last week and had no idea how much would change worldwide between now and then. For the sake of sharing something positive, this is the final top I made with a fun textured double gauze fabric from Minerva. The pattern is the… Continue reading Minerva: Sade Blouse, Breaking the Pattern

Pattern Review · Sew Sew Patterns · Sewing

Pattern Review: Chickenboots Project Bag by Sew Sew Patterns and Sew Sew Live

I had the honor of pattern testing the Chickenboots Project Bag before it was released. This fun bag design was previously a finished product, sold by a shop called Chickenboots. The shop closed and now Sew Sew Live (the same designer) is offering the Project Bag design as a sewing pattern. It’s really exciting as… Continue reading Pattern Review: Chickenboots Project Bag by Sew Sew Patterns and Sew Sew Live

Minerva Crafts · Product Review

Minerva: Santiam Reversible Ripstop & Wool Vest

Hello! I’m very excited to share this project with you! I’ve been wanting to make this vest for a couple of years now (to replace a worn, favorite commercial vest). I made the Santiam Reversible Vest by The Green Pepper, with supplies gifted by Minerva. The black and navy ripstop fabrics are water resistant. I… Continue reading Minerva: Santiam Reversible Ripstop & Wool Vest

Janome · Product Review

Janome: Black and White plaid Esme Top

If you're new to sewing garments, I highly recommend finding a shift top pattern. I find them to be a wardrobe staple. I have made a few shift top patterns and this one was quite fun. I find shift tops are great for printed fabrics while also offering a classier option to wear (compared to… Continue reading Janome: Black and White plaid Esme Top