This year, I've been venturing into doing videos on various craft projects on the regular, every other Tuesday at the time of writing, and realised there may be a tiny bit of interest for it here. It's been a steeper learning curve than expected to record the info and present it, especially with my limited tools, space, and funds, but I'm enjoying it so far.
I like repairing and making use of what I've got and figuring out solutions to the limitations of the materials to hand or, if you want the short version, Waste Not Want Not. That's why there's a short video on how to repair jeans that can also be a tutorial on how to add knee pad patches to work trousers.
I most recently did a knitting video too, because I wanted a warm top that I wouldn't worry about getting messed up and wouldn't get in the way of my arms. I also wanted to find a use for all the odds and ends of acrylic yarn from projects past. It makes use of a pre-decimilisation era knitting pattern and ends up looking like a proper 70s/80s Dad top. It's also exactly suited to what I wanted it for and I have no fear of wrecking it, especially since it stood up to some rose bushes we were moving that were intent on taking it off me and wearing it themselves.
I'm using an old 1950s Singer 201K for the sewing and prefer to work with and make older garments from as early as the 1850s through to about the 1970s. Currently on the look out for a pattern to make a 1930s-1970s era garage overcoat and/or full coveralls/overalls because they're just about impossible to buy at a sensible price and really how hard can they be to make (probably very, knowing my luck).
I've got other non-sewing projects to do too, the main one being the roadside rescue drop-leaf oak table a neighbour was throwing out. It's got a broken leg and needs refinishing but is otherwise a really solid table and undeserving of being consigned to the wood pile.
What I'm not sure of is exactly how well this fits in this section. If this is the sort of thing you'd like to see more of, let me know. If there's something in particular you'd like to see me tackle, also let me know, I'll do my best to work out how to do it. I just like making and rescuing old stuff, especially if it can be both practical and something I enjoy looking at afterwards.