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Life of Johanna

  • September sewing bits

    I’m suffering a jeans-making burnout Yes, just as I predicted, making two pairs of jeans at the same time has led to some serious sewing exhaustion. I’m at the point where I can only muster working on them once a week, so I will not…

  • Sewing saturday: One photo per hour (almost)

    So what exactly does a (weekend) day in my life looks like? And how do I fit in things like sewing and exercise? Well in today’s blog post I take you along my day and documenting it to my best ability. So let’s go! 8:00…

  • Fun stuff on Patreon and a lofty goal

    Can I do a bit of a plug for my Patreon page? I’ve got a lot of cool things going on there at the moment, such as monthly samples from my coverstitch book + a jeans tutorials video series that will take you through the…

  • I’m doing a newsletter

    Today I pressed publish on the first edition of The Last Stitch Dispatch, a monthly newsletter that I have started. If you have subscribed to get updates from me, you will hopefully already have gotten the newsletter. If not, you can subscribe below. I’ve gotten…

  • August sewing bits

    Today is my birthday! Yep, I’m turning 46 today! I’m struggling to write something profound about this mid-term age, but overall life is good. Speaking of ageing, I heard a guy on a podcast the other day saying that he thinks there are two cliché…

  • Working on: Raglan shirt from Built By Wendy

    I got to a head start last night, cutting out fabrics for three projects in one go (the best feeling!). Including this raglan baseball shirt from one of my favourite knit beginner sewing books Sew U Home Stretch: (Amazon affiliate link). The base pattern is great, but it has…