I was heavily resisting sewing masks for lots of different reasons, but now it appears fabric masks can serve a preventative purpose (by preventing an asymptomatic mask-wearer from spreading to others as well as by preventing them from touching their faces which is a known method of transmission).
As I do with nearly everything, I over-researched. So as not to waste all of my valuable research time, I’ve compiled the cliff notes to share!
This post is heavy on tips for wearing and caring for your fabric face covering. I share a few no-sew patterns in this post but will be sharing a longer, more detailed post soon that will be full of face mask patterns to sew along with more tips/tricks and recommendations – so stay tuned!
Continue reading “A Guide to Fabric Face Coverings: Making, Wearing, and Caring for Your Mask”
The funny thing about being a sewist is that when sponsored ads pop up while I’m scrolling Instagram or other platforms, they catch my interest for reasons the marketers aren’t exactly going for: Rather than jumping to add the item to my cart, I often jump to thinking about sewing patterns that are similar to the design.
Continue reading “RTW Looks You Can Sew Yourself”
Today would have been my grandfather’s 84th birthday. While he is so, so, so missed, he lives on in our family in so many ways. I catch myself quite often saying things to Andy that he used to say to my sister and I when we were growing up. The phrases just slip out and suddenly I realize where they came from and my heart swells.
Continue reading “Upcycled Dress for Andy”
Last fall, a colleague commissioned me to turn her son’s drawing into a stuffed animal. I typically do not take on commissioned work (because I barely have time to finish my own selfish sewing projects), but this one sounded too fun to pass up (and I absolutely adore her son)!
Continue reading “How to turn a child’s artwork into a real-life toy”
Sewing for others isn’t always my preferred way to spend my sewing time, but sewing is how I show and share my love so it is something I enjoy doing from time to time. ❤
Continue reading “Wiksten Harem Pants for Andy”
I recently hosted a destash on Instagram. While doing some research in preparation for the destash, I was surprised at how little information was out there despite how popular destashing is these days. That said, I’m hoping this post will be helpful to others! Continue reading “How to host a destash on Instagram”
I realize we are now 2/3 of the way through the year so I’m just a weeeee bit late setting annual goals, but I have been feeling a real pull to set goals lately. This was sparked by a combination of binge listening to the Love to Sew podcast (specifically the episode on Planning) and feeling very scattered (both emotionally as well as physically in regards to the fact that I have many works-in-progress collecting dust). Continue reading “My 2018 Sewing Goals”
After stumbling upon #plasticfreejuly, I’ve been feeling super inspired to decrease my family’s wasteful behaviors. Continue reading “5 Ways to Make Your Sewing More Eco-Friendly”
As you all know from Andy’s Birth Story (and other musings), I’m still trying to “get to know” my postpartum body. I can’t sew as fast as I’d like, but I’m working to build a wardrobe that makes me feel good…and I’m excited to say I finally finished making my first piece of clothing post-baby! Continue reading “My new Parkside Shorts and thoughts about the postpartum body”