Men’s Sewing: Classic Gym Bag

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At the beginning of the year, I set myself a goal of making Brandon 6 projects throughout 2018. When I asked Brandon what he would like, one of the things he asked for was a small gym bag. He was looking for something just big enough to carry a change of clothes and sneakers.

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Faux Hemstitch Housewarming Napkins

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Have you ever made a gift that turned out so nice that you wanted to keep it for yourself? That’s exactly what happened with these napkins. Fortunately, I bought a little extra fabric so I could make a few for myself later…

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Senna tote gift

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I made this bag for a very special person…my college roommate of all four years. We were randomly paired up freshman year and managed to stick together for all of college. We had our ups and downs, as all roommates do (I know who ate all of my brownies that one night…), but we’re closer now thanks to it. After she saw the Senna Tote that I made myself last year, Sarah asked for one of her own.  Something that she could show off to her classmates, I think she said.  Continue reading

Sashiko Placemats

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One of my best friends from college married his middle school(!) sweetheart last weekend. I wanted to get them a special wedding present, and I didn’t think there was a better way than making it myself. When I asked them what they wanted, they said placemats in dark blue or red, and that is what they got. This is the project that I hinted at in my last post on sewing tools. Continue reading