March 23, 2020

Last I started sewing my second backpack. This week I finished making said rucksack. Specifically, I finished sewing on the straps, put in a lining and then waxed the outer shell.

This new backpack is definitely an improvement on what what I made with attempt #1.

March 16, 2020

I sewed my first backpack prototype last week. It was a great starting point and gave me plenty of improvements to make for my next iteration this week.

I didn’t get the second rucksack done this week, but I think it’s okay because I feel like I’ve drastically improved this one so far.

March 9, 2020

I could just buy a backpack and problem solved, but then that would be too easy! So instead, I’m making one myself and this is my first attempt.

I started this week by using an old cotton Ikea drape, drafting a basic pattern and sewing it together. It’s not pretty, it’s not beautiful, but it has started me off on the project.

March 2, 2020

It’s been 3 weeks, it took too long, but I finally finished sewing my dark grey / black houndstooth slacks!

At the end, I did a little review / autopsy of my work.

February 24, 2020

I started cutting the pattern for my pants last week when I had to cut the video short to get some work done.

This week I started sewing my pants / slacks. Fun Time Corn also shared a bit about our skiing adventure this past weekend.

February 17, 2020

I wanted to make a full sewing video this week, but it got too busy with “other” things so I had to cut things a bit shorter.

February 10, 2020

Maria is a pale woman and she struggles with self-confidence. Mennonite Corn invited her onto his picture box program and had another Maria make pale Maria a beautiful dress.

The makeover transform was marvellous.

February 3, 2020

Last week I started sewing these pants. The biggest challenge was trying to pattern match the fabric and spoiler alert: it didn’t go well.

This week I finished said pants and they actually turned out quite nicely. Watch & you’ll see what I mean.

January 27, 2020

I started sewing a pair of grey plaid pants and I’m attempting to pattern match the fabric. It has been proving much more challenging than I could have imagined. I am having some success though.

January 20, 2020

Poppa Plant’s collection is really starting to overtake my apartment. For example, he’s resorted to covering my sewing machine with his plants and this is a real pain when I use it on a weekly basis. I asked him to do something about and he tried to pawn off the responsibility to Handyman Corn!

I decided to tackle the problem myself and made a desk, by hand.