Handmade case for my growing essential oils collection

from Instagram: I’m happy this case is finally complete! It was my first time sewing with piping, and I got some unexpected twists in it, but I like the structure it contributes to the case. This project also taught me how to do a hinged top with the wrap-around zipper, something that looked so daunting but @sewsweetness has great directions. Now to fill it with my #essentialoils 😍 http://ift.tt/2rnScgs Pattern used Crimson and Clover Train Cases by Sew Sweetness (the little individual bins were self-drafted, sized for a grouping of 4 oil bottles)  

Zippered battery pouch: like a fanny pack, but sleeker

from Instagram: I had fun making this custom project for my neighbor. He loves location-based gaming and needed a slim, belted pouch to hold his @anker_official portable charger. Like a fanny pack, but not so fanny pack-like 😛 My new machine sewed the ballistic nylon fabric like a dream ❤️ http://ift.tt/2qALODk

Sewing a case for my new essential oils collection

from Instagram: A bonus of jumping on the essential oils bandwagon: I get to sew a storage case for them! I’ve had this triangle print fabric forever, but never knew what to do with it. And 3000 meters of jeans gold thread, so… denim. I can’t wait to get started on the #CrimsonandCloverTrainCase pattern by @sewsweetness that these little bins will nest in. http://ift.tt/2pVyGqS

shave kit for TechShop workshop

DIY waxed canvas shave kit workshop for makers

The fourth project in a workshop series I’m teaching at TechShop Chandler is for a waxed canvas shaving kit. It’s such a cool and functional project, and my first time working with fabric wax. This project expands on the skills learned in previous classes for the lined drawstring bag, denim tool roll, and simple zipper pouch. We’ll also be making our own zippers from zipper tape and pulls, which is a great skill to have. It’s possible to buy zippers and cut them down to size, but with this technique we’ll be removing the unnecessary zipper coils from the tape and…

learn to sew a simple zipper pouch workshop

Simple zipper pouch sample for upcoming workshop

When you learn how to install a zipper, it opens up lots of new project options. And when you sew a zipper pouch, you’ll want to sew many more. Or at least I did! I’m teaching a workshop at TechShop Chandler on June 1 so more people can learn to sew this versatile project. Students will learn many essential skills in this class that they’ll be able to apply to their own projects. learn how to choose a needle and thread for your fabric so when you do a project on your own you have a better idea of where…