Janome · Pattern Review

Janome: Floral Morris Blazer

Hello! I’m very excited to share about a fun and quick blazer project that you can make, with Janome. The Morris Blazer pattern was used for this sample, by Grainline Studio. The Skyline S7 machine comes with a knee lift bar and a dual feed foot. Both of these features help cut the sewing time… Continue reading Janome: Floral Morris Blazer

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 · Pattern 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 · Pattern 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

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Rise and Fall Turtleneck by Papercut Patterns

Hello there! I'm excited to share about a handmade turtleneck that I recently sewed with Minerva. The drapey viscose knit fabric pairs really well with the Rise and Fall turtleneck by Papercut Patterns. I made the Fall version, which has a looser fit with a long, funnel neckline. Go and check out the post on… Continue reading Minerva: Rise and Fall Turtleneck by Papercut Patterns

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Men’s Kwik Sew 3638 Fleece Vest

I'm excited to share with you about a recent project that I finished for my husband. I made the quick so 3638 vest with fleece and zipper supplies from Minerva.  I had made this vest for him once before in a green fleece. He has been super excited to add another vest to his… Continue reading Minerva: Men’s Kwik Sew 3638 Fleece Vest

Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Swatch Quilted Wool Pillow

Hello there! I'm excited to share today about a project that is not a garment. I decided to make a pillow for my sewing chair and use wool batting for the cushion. As I predicted, as soon as I finished this project, one of my cats has claimed it. I love the design aesthetic of… Continue reading Minerva: Swatch Quilted Wool Pillow

Pattern Review · Sewing

Pattern Review: Fabric Flip Baskets by Crafter’s Creek

Hello! I am excited to share with you about the Fabric Flip Basket sewing pattern by Crafter's Creek (sold via the Etsy shop, Topsy-Turvy). One aspect that intrigued me about this pattern is that it's not a garment. I love sewing garments but I was excited to be a part of the editing and testing… Continue reading Pattern Review: Fabric Flip Baskets by Crafter’s Creek