Bag Making, Denim, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Lányos Handmade, Pants

How to install metal rivets on your bags … the easy & inexpensive way!

*** Originally posted in the Lányos Handmade Shop Blog "Bag News", just a bit of a technical problem over there and it leaked through here! 🙂 Tools: Some bag makers invest in a LEATHER PUNCH or HAND PRESS or a MINI PUNCH SET.  I use a SEWING AWL. What you need will depend on your frequency of use, the number of layers and… Continue reading How to install metal rivets on your bags … the easy & inexpensive way!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Denim, DESIGNIN' DENIM, Fabrics, Pants, Sewing, sewing machine feet, sewing patterns

Sewing Jeans: Pockets and Fly Front

I've started on my Jeans! The fabric has been cut out and sitting in pile for a little while now. It's about time! I'm using Vogue V8774 and a black denim with a bit of a stretch. I've made Jeans before here, and I already have a matching denim jacket here. This will be my… Continue reading Sewing Jeans: Pockets and Fly Front

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Activewear, I made it!! 2019, Indie sewing patterns, Pants, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

Sewing Challenges: #So50Visible and #BGchallenge

@sewover50 has been running the #So50Visible Challenge on Instagram and I wasn't too sure if I'd make their deadline of March 15th! And what do you know... I did! And not only did I, but I found out that I could also enter the #BGchallenge (Breaking Ground Challenge)! The aim of #So50Visible is to make… Continue reading Sewing Challenges: #So50Visible and #BGchallenge

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Pants, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Vintage patterns

Designin’ December Questions and my progress with my DD me-made Copy …

I had a couple of Questions about Designin' December.  Do I have to copy a "high-end" Designer?  Nope!  If your taste leans towards something like these Nordstrom jeans - from Veronica Beard RTW at a cost of CAD $418.42 - make them!I say ... "Why buy when you can make it yourself - better and for… Continue reading Designin’ December Questions and my progress with my DD me-made Copy …

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, Indie sewing patterns, Pants, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Tops

Are you ready for DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2018?

Have you picked out your Designer Original and the fabric you need to make your Designer me-made COPY?  Or are you just in the planning stages - don't worry ... there's lots of time to sew before DESIGNIN' DECEMBER 2018! Ever since the first DESIGNIN' DECEMBER (2015) I've seen many fabulous garments in stores, magazines, online, on social media, on runways ... so… Continue reading Are you ready for DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2018?

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Denim, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Pants, Sewing, sewing patterns

McCall’s M7364 – A simple sewing pattern!

I've always got an eye out for border print fabric and when I saw this 100% cotton denim - EMBROIDERED - I could not resist!  I bought enough for a pair of casual summer pants and a summer top.  It has been quite hot here lately (but unfortunately smokey from forest fires) so I am… Continue reading McCall’s M7364 – A simple sewing pattern!