Category Archives: sewing

Old leather jacket becomes a new camera bag

My favourite and most challenging project this past year for 3rd Life was making this camera bag out of a leather jacket. I was contacted by a client to see if I would be willing to make a camera bag … Continue reading

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Wendesday Night : Mending Night

Hello again!  I know I know, it’s been a while…  But I have a very good excuse – two actually!  A bright little girl and sweet little boy pretty much occupy 120% of my time and have since 2011.  Has … Continue reading

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Sweet Dreams Nap Mat

Written by guest blogger Carla, the fern’s sister. When I sent my toddler off to daycare this past September, my daycare provider asked me to send along a yoga mat for nap time. Now, the rational side of my brain knows that … Continue reading

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tutorial: fabric wrist cuff

making wrist cuffs is a fun way to use up small scraps of fabric that are just too nice to part with. these sew up so quick and easy you can make one to match pretty much any outfit! difficulty level: … Continue reading

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because I said sew

‘because I said sew’ by 3rdlife SilverBlueberr… $45.00 Geninne $30.00 jacklom3 $12.00 saffronandsaeg… $14.00 beautyfound $295.00 thelittlereddo… $23.00 RubyBijou $15.00 mandalinarossa $40.00 FoxtailCreekSt… $26.00 thelostrooms $8.00 ParadaCreation… $19.00 janellelile $30.00 AmeliaKayPhoto… $9.00 QuercusDesign $20.00 stephaniecoleD… $8.00 ShorelineDesig… $7.00 Treasury tool … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Lined Zippered Pouch

Someone asked me recently how I make change purses so I thought I would update this tutorial. Here it is!  For many years I lived in fear of the dreaded zipper, but then I made friends with my zipper foot! … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Zippered Pocket

This is the method I use to put zippered pockets in purses, because pockets are good! The pockets are put into the lining before the bag is sewn together. Materials: – Lining for your bag that you want a pocket … Continue reading

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Fabric Stash

Look what I can do, I organized my fabric stash! Yes, I have a whole closet just for fabric, doesn’t everyone? This is my vintage/reclaimed fabrics that I use for 3rd Life. All the solid colours are on the top … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Invisible Seams, The Hidden Stitch

To close up a seam without showing any stitches you can use the hidden stitch, sometimes it is also called a ladder stitch. This is a really useful stitch to use when you are closing up stuffies, a turning hole … Continue reading

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Finished! Baby Dress

I made my first ever dress for my first ever baby, and I hope to make many more, er, dresses that is. I was intimidated by making clothing of any kind, always have been, maybe it has something to do … Continue reading

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