One of the wonderful things about sewing is that there is often more than one way to do things. I had this realization when I was making Betz White's Weekender Duffel. When she came to making the adjustable strap, she demonstrated a way to do it that was just much easier than the way that I've been doing it!
Now that the dust has settled a bit from the launch of my Craftsy Class, I finally took a weekend to do something I haven't done for quite awhile: SEW!
I have received many requests from people asking where they can buy waxed canvas fabric. If you can't find what you are looking for in my Fabric Shop, here are some other resources to try:
I am so excited to announce the launch of my new Craftsy Class:
I know that I've been a little bit quiet on the blog for awhile, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy! I'm so excited to finally reveal what I've been working on: my very first Craftsy class!
Adjustable webbing straps are a great design detail for any bag. They are practical, sturdy, and stylish, and once you get the hang of it, not difficult to make.
There are various ways to make adjustable webbing straps, and I have created an illustrated tutorial that demonstrates two of my favorite methods.
Over the past couple of weeks I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to teach a couple of bag making classes at Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver (check them out- they have an online shop if you can't make it to the store!)
I know that you haven't heard from me for awhile, but don't worry, I have been working hard behind the scenes! I wanted to share a few things with you all to keep you in the loop and let you know about a couple of changes to the Red Rabbit Mercantile shop.
If you only sew with waxed canvas occasionally, there is probably no need for any special maintenance of your equipment. However, if you get hooked to sewing with waxed canvas, the waxy finish of the fabric can begin to take its toll on your sewing machine and sewing supplies. Here are a few tips for keeping your equipment in good shape when working with waxed canvas: