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The True Cost of Sewing Your Own Clothes

Header image from Olesia Buyar via Unsplash. Is it cheaper to sew your own clothing? While I wanted to learn sewing for multiple reasons, one of the compelling factors was the potential to save money. On the surface, sewing seemed like an economical way to build my wardrobe.…

2020 Year in Review: Sewing

When I first started sewing in January, my initial goal was to take 1 or 2 classes and make maybe 1 piece of clothing per quarter. Little did I know – I ultimately made a total of 23 items of clothing, 3 quilts and knitted 3 pairs of…

Fall Favorites (& Gift Ideas): Knitting Edition

Above: Knitting a pair of vanilla socks with Explorer Knits yarn and Hello Lavender stitch marker. It feels crazy to be thinking about the holidays already, but I find myself starting to plan both Christmas and birthday gifts (winter birthdays are very popular in my family). We’ve sadly…

Mid-Summer Lessons Learned in Sewing

After my last sewing post on beginner friendly projects, I had several pieces on my to-do list for June and beyond. Since then, I’ve made the following: Papercut Patterns Axis Dress in practice toile / muslin and a cotton print, along with a skirt hack in rayon Grainline…

Beginner Friendly Sewing Patterns & Projects

In the spirit of #memademay2020, I wanted to share some sewing & knitting projects I have been working on, along with those queued up for the rest of the month. I know I’m a bit late to this as it’s mid-month (side note: I feel like time is…

Sewing & Donating Homemade Face Masks

This week, I’ve redirected my extracurricular efforts towards sewing face masks at home. More and more hospitals and health facilities have opted in to accept donations of homemade face masks alongside commercially produced PPE. Not because they are a substitute for N95 or real surgical masks – they…

New Hobby: Knitting & Resources for Beginners

During Christmas this past year, I picked up a Wool and the Gang beginner knitting kit – and have been hooked since. Before that, I last picked up a pair of knitting needles at least almost 20 years ago. Which is to say, I was a total knitting…

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