Tutorials

Tutorial: Two Ways to Make an Adjustable Webbing Strap

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.

Hedgerow Book Bag

Teaching and Learning: Fancy Tiger Classes and a Small Pattern Fix

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!) 

Better Bag Making

Sewing Machine Maintenance for Waxed Canvas

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:

Finished Projects

Finished Project: Noodlehead Divided Basket in Waxed Canvas

It is always fun to experiment with trying new projects using waxed canvas. I thought that the Divided Basket from Noodlehead would be particularly well suited to waxed canvas, and that a waxed canvas basket would be an attractive addition to my home decor!

New Product

New Product Alert! Scrappy Waxed Canvas Zippered Pouch Kits Now Available in the Shop!

Want to make our Waxed Canvas Zippered Pouch but don't have enough waxed canvas scraps? We've got you covered! We are now selling kits to make your very own fabulous Scrappy Waxed Canvas Zippered Pouch. Our kits come with a variety of colors of waxed canvas scraps, lining fabric, and a high quality 7" zipper (choose from nylon or metal). All of the scraps will be selected by us, so each scrappy pouch will be a unique creation. Don't worry- we will give you good colors that go nicely together. At just $10-$12, these are a really fun and fast little project to whip up!

Tutorials

Tutorial: How to Make a Waxed Canvas Zippered Pouch

Today I'm going to share a tutorial on how to make a waxed canvas zippered pouch with a boxed bottom. This pouch is a perfect companion to your bigger waxed canvas tote such as the Chamomile Tote or Bramble Bag, or could sit happily on your bathroom counter next to its boxier counterpart, the Benjamin Dopp Kit. I love it for holding all of the random stuff that accumulates in my bag- hand sanitizer, lip balm, pens, lotion, etc. I also love it because it is a great way to use up scraps. And I LOVE using up scraps. It's like free fabric!