New Beginnings for 2021

By Sharon Schneider / January 11, 2021 /

2020 was a crazy, crazy year. Shaggy Baggy saw some great growth and I plan to carry it into 2021 and beyond! I am starting the year by joining Julie at The Intrepid Thread for her Sew365Project.  My goal won’t be to sew everyday this year – I already do that, but I want to sew once a week for me! I have already hemmed some curtains for our new townhouse and I patched a torn…

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Easy Gift DIY – Kitchen Towels

By Sharon Schneider / December 2, 2020 /

I am making dish towels for Christmas gifts, but they can be used and given all year long. I found these waffle towels in a pack of 4 online. They are a nice size at 16 x 24 inches. I want to use up some scraps from my stash, so I chose to add one 6 inch piece on one end. You could also make a patch work piece with multiple smaller strips of fabric…

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T-shirt Bracelet DIY

By Sharon Schneider / April 27, 2020 /

I have been prioritizing a little time every week to make something new. This week, I am back to repurposing t-shirts. I can’t begin to guess how many t-shirts I have cut up and repurposed over the years. If you do a “t-shirt repurpose” search on Pinterest, you will find more projects that you can do in a lifetime. Here is mine:   I have an old kid’s size t-shirt that is about 17 inches…

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Staying Busy and Staying Creative

By Sharon Schneider / April 14, 2020 /

I am determined to stay busy while at home this month.  I want to bake something new every week and create something new every week – maybe some new items for the shop, but hopefully just some home sewing and craft projects I never seem to get done. Last week I ordered a kit to make dryer balls from Darn Knit Anyway in Stillwater, MN. Everything I needed came in the kit. Super easy directions…

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Crafting at Home

By Sharon Schneider / March 17, 2020 /

Stay home to flatten the curve. Stay home Save Lives. Self quarantine. All these new phrases and new feelings in our Country right now as we deal with the Coronavirus. If you are looking for some affordable and easy craft and sewing ideas – I suggest you start with  YouTube and Pinterest A link to my Pinterest boards can be found HERE I have added some of my spring fabrics to the ETSY shop to purchase by the yard…

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Re-usable Snack Bags – DIY

By Sharon Schneider / February 24, 2020 /

I am always looking for easy ways to use less plastic at home. These re-usable snack bags are an easy and quick diy. Not a new idea from me,  just my version of many – you can find more ideas on Pinterest for these snack bags and other great ways to create less waste. My tutorial for cloth napkins is HERE. I make 3 different sizes. The pictures shown are of the small size which holds…

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30 Bags in 30 Days – June 2019

By Sharon Schneider / June 11, 2019 /

Almost at the halfway mark with my 30 bags in 30 days for June. I am taking lots of time to use up lots of fabrics from my ever growing stash. I love mixing colors and patterns. Each bag is a little different so there will be lots of unique choices in the ETSY shop by the end of the month! To keep track of all the new bags daily, follow on Instagram  and/or Facebook  

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Summer Sewing

By Sharon Schneider / May 21, 2019 /

I love summer sewing. The spring show season is behind me. Time to slow down a bit, get outside every day and spend lots of time creating. Before the demands of  the fall and holiday season I plan to take some time to do as much sewing as I can. I was gifted this supply of linen clothing and can’t wait jump in.  I plan to post a bag a day in June – totes,…

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Everyday Items I Use In My Sewing Studio Every Day

By Sharon Schneider / April 18, 2019 /

Since I moved to a bigger sewing space in our house last summer, I have spent lots of time organizing. I thought I would share some household items I use every time I sew. Stable and sturdy, small ceramic flower pots are perfect for pencils and scissors.   I love to use mason jars for storage. I can see whats inside and they are sturdy on my shelves. I also use one with my sewing…

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Weekly Food Prep

By Sharon Schneider / March 25, 2019 /

Back on track this week after a quick trip to Florida and lots of eating out (and beer). We also walked on the beach everyday – a habit I hope to continue now with the warmer temps in MN. I know I can’t exercise away a poor diet. I am up to 6-8 veggie servings a day and a minimum amount of processed foods. While I cooked wild rice in my Instant Pot and bacon…

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