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DIY Canvas Tote Bag

See this DIY canvas tote bag that I sewed up in an afternoon - it even has metal rivets! The pre-drilled leather handles make it super easy and look professional. Perfect tote bag to sew for beginners.

The last bag I sewed up was a gigantic carpet bag, and I use it all the time for road trips and library hauls. I’d been thinking about finding something smaller for myself, and tried this diy canvas tote bag kit out for size. I am happy with how it turned out but decided it was the perfect gift for a friend, so I guess I’ll need to make more.

Stitchcraft Marketing arranged for Crosscut Sewing Co. to send me a tote bag kit and fabric to try out and share – but as longtime readers know I am always honest and all opinions are my own! This is made from a free pattern on their blog, that I link towards the end of this post.

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Cute Quilt-As-You-Go Appliqué Monsters – Craftsy Class Review

Beginner friendly quilt alert! This is a fun and easy Craftsy class that I'm reviewing, to make your own quilt-as-you-go applique monster quilt.

I’m so excited to share this project with you – a monster face quilt top! The pattern is designed by Wendi Gratz of Shiny Happy World and a part of an online Craftsy class, which gives you the pattern and accompanying video tutorials for how to make it. I am sharing some of my thoughts about the class and have a coupon code for anyone who wants to try their hand at making some silly monsters! I’ve finished my quilt since I first posted this, visit this post to see it all quilted and bound.

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Merino Wool Hoodie – Patterns for Pirates Raglan Pattern Review

Pattern review for the Patterns for Pirates Women's Raglan - I sewed it up in merino wool! Buying this in store would have been $100+ but I made it for less than half.

Pattern review for the Patterns for Pirates Women's Raglan - I sewed it up in merino wool! Buying this in store would have been $100+ but I made it for less than half.

I love wool! People often think of scratchy, heavy, hot sweaters when they hear that but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Merino wool is thin and breathable, adapting to your body temperature so it can be worn year round. Unfortunately, it seems to only be used in higher-end sweaters in more classic styles and underlayer sports clothes, both at high prices. I want more options! I actually sewed this up as a gift for a friend, but I couldn’t resist trying it on and decided to share my thoughts about the pattern.

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Handmade Baby Tights – PDF Pattern from The Wolf and The Tree

Handmade tights - the perfect thing to sew for a baby! This easy PDF pattern is quick to sew and easy to wear. I made a wool pair that were perfect for babywearing this past winter - and a leopard pair just for fun!

handmade baby tights

I have been meaning to post about this pattern for months – it took a while to get a picture of the grey tights hanging up, because my daughter wore them almost every day! These handmade baby tights are from the Abby’s Footed Tights pattern by The Wolf and The Tree – I pattern tested for the designer, Saskia, and will definitely be making more of these.

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