How Makers Can Support Secondhand September

How Makers Can Support Secondhand September

It's Secondhand September and this is my first year even knowing what that is, I'll admit. Secondhand September is a 30 day pledge created by Oxfam encouraging buying secondhand versus buying new. Buying thrifted and secondhand clothing encourages sustainable habits and prevents the tons of clothing donated to goodwill and resale shops from going to [...]

Making Conscious and Creative Commitments

Making Conscious and Creative Commitments

I've been quiet on this blog lately. Frankly it's because I was thinking of getting rid of this whole space altogether, including my @helloalexisbailey Instagram account. The infinite changes and politics of Instagram, the constant popularity contests and the need to always keep up with the platform made IG and my blog a source of [...]

Handsewing 101: Thimbles & Beeswax- Handsewing Essentials

Handsewing 101: Thimbles & Beeswax- Handsewing Essentials

Hey there reader and welcome to some more Handsewing 101! Today we are talking about handsewing essentials, namely thimbles and beeswax. Calling them "essentials" is actually ironic because really, neither of these tools is COMPLETELY necessary for handsewing. However, both can highly enhance your efficiency and the quality of your work while also serving as [...]

Handsewing 101: Why Handsew Garments? + Choosing Fabric and Needles

Handsewing 101: Why Handsew Garments? + Choosing Fabric and Needles

Welcome to Hand-sewing 101 this week on the blog! This is the first post in this series where I will be discussing how to sew beautiful handmade garments and projects by hand-sewing. No sewing machine needed. If you don't already know I'm starting a business that will be teaching you how to hand sew with [...]