Minerva Crafts · Pattern Review

Minerva: Sade Blouse, Breaking the Pattern

Hello there! I turned this project in for my Minerva 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 Sade blouse… Continue reading Minerva: Sade Blouse, Breaking the Pattern

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: Velvet Zadie Jumpsuit

Hello there! I'm very excited to share about a fun project that I've made with Minerva, a velvet jumpsuit. I used the Zadie Jumpsuit pattern by Paper Theory. I used a fun stretch knit velvet fabric from Minerva in the Stone colorway. Although I made this one with the holidays in mind, it's a fun… Continue reading Minerva: Velvet Zadie Jumpsuit

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