As an ambitious garment sewist (I almost called myself a sewer there) with a very large collection of clothes in my closet I am always on the lookout for “bang for your buck” projects. Ones that involve lots of new skills, and/or ones where the materials will end up costing less than buying similar quality … Continue reading The Big Scary: Sewing a Custom Swimsuit
A fun vinyl bag make with some tips on working with vinyl.
For someone with such a strong desire to make bags, I don't actually use that many of them - I carried the same purse for the past 6 or 7 YEARS, and in that time frame I probably swapped it out somewhere in the range of zero times. As I think about it, though, I … Continue reading Deconstruction: A Note on Taking Shit Apart
I have no idea why it’s called “sewing” if they wanted to be accurate they would call it “cutting.... but mostly pressing.... then pinning..... with occasional sewing.” I suppose they named it sewing when people still did everything by hand in flickering candlelight while dying of consumption. Thank God for sewing machines.... and electric … Continue reading 5 Tips for Better Fabric Cutting