September 22, 2017

Last week I tried my hand at sewing a polo shirt for the first time. I didn’t do such as hot job last week because I winged it. I tried again and I did my research this time. I followed the instructions of Melly Sews. Thanks Melissa. How the shirt turns out though … well

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September 18, 2017

I’ve made a handful of t-shirts now so I decided to up the challange and make a polo shirt, a.k.a a t-shirt with a collar. I started by taking apart one I’d bought from my local thrift store to see how it’s made, copied the pattern and then put together a new one. I used

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September 10, 2017

No sewing this week. Nope. Instead, I took the time to do some maintenance work on my trusty sewing machines. I gotta take care of your tools. Mostly, I was getting rid of the dust bunnies and oiling the moving parts … EXCITING.

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September 4, 2017

Last week I finally made my first decent t-shirt. This week I wanted to perfect the minor mistakes I made in last weeks effort but instead, I just made different mistakes and learned more lessons.

This is all good though.

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August 27, 2017

I made a sample T-Shirt a few weeks ago and it didn’t even fit over my head! Then I made a second one that was decent. This third shirt turned out well! I even designed this tee to uniquely fit only my body.

This is an upcycled shirt. I made the pattern our of old flyers and the fabric is made from a combination of 3 different shirts.

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August 19, 2017

I took a stab at making a t-shirt a few weeks ago and it didn’t turn out well. Not deterred by the failure, I tried again and I think this one was a relative success.

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August 11, 2017

I made a belt a few weeks ago. I decided to make another one. This one is simpler then the first one and I have a bit of experience now but still I made mistakes and had struggles along the way.

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August 8, 2017

I’ve been tailoring my clothes. I’ve been fixing items in my wardrobe. I now want to start making some of my own clothes so I started simple … making a t-shirt.

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July 27, 2017

Most videos show projects working out perfectly, no mistakes. I call bogus. We all mess up. I certainly made a lot of mistakes making this belt.

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July 21, 2017

We live in a world of fake news so why not sprinkle in a bit of fake history? I present the history of how the Catholic, Mennonite and Amish people came to be. Watch the video version →

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