Gathered front top pattern – free sewing pattern

Free sewing pattern. Gathered front top pattern with princess seams front and back and gathering on one side.

New Year, new you they say!  I’ve just taken up Yoga and wanted to sew some simple exercise wear, and in so doing not only did I create a great fitted top for wearing to the gym, but also a great top to wear everyday.  Make it a size smaller for a fitted finish for exercise wear, as the red version above, or make the next size up for a looser fit for wearing to work – see the print version below.  Looks great under a jacket.   Enjoy this free gathered front top pattern. Easy to sew sleeveless top with princess seams front and back and a gathered front bodice on one side.  Front panel is reversible so you can choose to have the gathers on either side, or make one of each!  Sewn using an easy turn and sew … Continue reading

Slouchy Sweater: Perfect beginner project for spring

Slouchy Sweater sewing pattern from So Sew Easy,

  I’m delighted to announce the release of my latest sewing pattern – the Slouchy Sweater. An easy and quick to sew versatile pattern.  Great for beginners.  Sew a comfy and relaxed top – dress it up or down depending on your fabric choices.  Fitted and shaped around the body and hips, with a loose fit around the bust and shoulders, and low open armholes.  The wider shoulders are a flattering look and help to balance out a larger bust or hips.  Great for relaxing at home, but smart enough to wear every day too. Looks good in solids, prints, and stripes too. Available in 5 sizes and 2 lengths.  Full video tutorial included as well as the photo step by step instructions. For stretch knit fabrics only, and sweater type knits. Full video tutorial It’s tried and tested! My … Continue reading

Wine bag pattern and tutorial

Wine Bag Pattern. Sew a padded wine or

It’s that time of year when you might be taking a bottle of wine to a party or giving a nice bottle of wine or brandy to a neighbor for Christmas.  But how to wrap it?  This quick to sew padded wine bag pattern will protect the precious contents, and keep them cool on the way to dinner. It doesn’t even have to be for Christmas – make these in your favorite fabrics for any time of year. Nothing too complicated or time-consuming for the free pattern this month – we’re all too busy!  So enjoy this simple project that fits everyone!   😉 Where to get your free wine bag pattern? Directions This is an easy project suitable for beginners.  You don’t have to be 100% accurate, the bottle won’t mind if you are a little wonky and by … Continue reading

Sew a Felt Gingerbread House

Make this cute felt gingerbread house with removable felt candy shapes.

I’m so excited to be here today! It’s so fun to sew for the holidays! My name is Heather and nickname Heather Feather. I blog about my creative “flights” over at Feathers Flights. I have a two year old son, a baby girl on the way, and am married to a man in law school . I love sewing and decided to make a holiday activity for my son to give him something fun to do as I get busier with holidays. I came up with a felt gingerbread house that he can put felt candy on. It teaches him shapes, and I don’t have to worry about him eating tons of candy! I set up the house to for pictures, and my son couldn’t wait to play with it! You can see his hand sneaking in! Would you like to … Continue reading

Light up Princess Dress

princess dress

Greetings, So Sew Easy readers!   I’m Kat from Sew Chibi!   Today, I’m here to share my seasonal sewing project with you: The Hikari (Light) Dress! I love pushing myself.  I thought of what a little girl would adore to wear to make her feel like a real-life, fairy princess. I’ve sewn so many challenging things (including sewing with liquid); I constantly push myself to go where I haven’t seen others go yet.  It didn’t take me long to settle upon sewing a dress with lights in it. Pretty tricky to figure out how to execute it until I had the means and the vision:  battery operated LED lights and tunnels (channels) for the lights to run through to be dispersed throughout the dress. The key is the battery operated lights.  The strands are not very long, just about 8′.  … Continue reading

Fabric Scraps Christmas Ornaments

Make these cute fabric scraps ornaments. Seasonal Sewing Series at So Sew Easy.

Hi everyone!  I am Elizabeth, one half of the duo of sisters-in-law who blog at Simple Simon and Company.  And if there is one thing that we love at Simple Simon, it’s a great simple sewing project that can be done in an afternoon.  With that being said, project is no exception to that simple and easy sewing rule…..with the addition that these fun little Christmas trees will use up some of your fabric scrap stashes as well!!! Now that’s a bonus! Here’s what you need to get started. *Fabric scraps (for front and one large piece for the backing) *batting *small square of brown felt *Triangle quilting ruler *cutting mat/rotary cutter (or scissors) *small scrap of ric rac or ribbon for hanger  Step 1:  Sew all of your fabric strips together into one piece for the Christmas Tree ornament front.  Step … Continue reading

Christmas Stockings Tutorial

Easy Christmas Stocking template and tuorial for a traditional stocking shape. East to personalise too.

It’s Amy from Nap Time Crafters and Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop stopping in today. I love the holidays so I’m thrilled to be participating in this fun series. Today I have a tutorial and FREE pattern for Christmas stockings to share with you. I want these to last a long time so I went with a very traditional design and fabrics and I went ahead and made 8 🙂 I want to have enough for our growing family plus some extras for holiday visitors or family pets. Better to make them all now and have them coordinate 🙂 You can get a great selection of Christmas, holiday themed and winter fabrics here.  They have a great selection of cheery festive fabrics and since they are all designer prints it’s super easy to come up with a set that coordinates well.  Once you … Continue reading

Joy Applique Christmas Pillow

Sew this Joy Christmas pillow at So Sew Easy.

Hey everyone! I’m Jennifer from Ellison Lane and I’m excited to be guest posting here today! I love Christmas and as soon as Halloween is over I am itching to turn on holiday music! I try to hold out until Thanksgiving but sometimes I have to give in early. 🙂 Joy is definitely the word that embodies the holidays for me. Joy on my children’s faces, joy in the time spent with family and friends and joy in the blessings I’ve been given. It’s always fun to work on new holiday projects each year and a pillow is the perfect way to add something fresh to your holiday decor. This one comes together quickly and is super easy to customize! 16″ x 16″ finished Christmas pillow Materials: 1 Fat Quarter of Green Printed Fabric 1 Fat Quarter of Red Printed … Continue reading

Snowman or Turkey Applique

Instructions and pattern for sewing this cute snowman applique - and one for a thanksgiving turkey too!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be guest blogging over here at So Sew Easy for the Seasonal Sewing Series. I am Stephanie from The TipToe Fairy.  I blog about sewing, baking, book reviews, and general crafty stuff. I love to sew, especially for them. It’s also my creative outlet.  One of my favorite things to sew is machine applique.  I love to draw out images and create them in applique. Today, I’ve brought you two fun little appliques that you can make from one basic pattern.  You can have Thanksgiving and Christmas covered with both.   Turkey & Snowman Applique Tutorial Materials Several scraps of fabric including white, black, brown, red, orange, plus feather and scarf scraps Heat n Bond Lite – Lite will not gum up your needle. Microtex Sharp sewing machine needles – Schmetz – 80/12 or 70/10 … Continue reading

Make a Holiday Mug Rug

Make a holiday mug rug, beginners easy quilting project.

Hello, Hello So Sew Easy Readers! This is Heather from The Sewing Loft here to share a fun holiday project. On the average day, you can find me sharing lots of scrap busting projects, sewing tips and National Sewing Month. I would love for you to come by and say hello!     To keep things fun and So Sew Easy, I thought it would be cute to create a mug rug for the holidays. This little project is perfect for holiday sewing – just add a fresh baked treat and you’re ready for gift giving! Let’s get stitching. Holiday Mug Rug   This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: fabric scraps cut into strips 7 1/2″ long batting 7 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ backer fabric 11 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ Fussy Cutting Template (6″ template … Continue reading

Christmas Tree Garland

Sew this cute Christmas Tree garland to hang on your mantle, or even on the tree itself. Great use for scraps, and the kids could help make this.

Hi everyone! My name is Caroline and I blog over at SewCaroline.com where you can expect to find a variety of handmade goodness such as DIYs, handmade fashion, and sewing tips. I am so excited to be a part of Deby’s Seasonal Sewing Series this year. Today I am really excited to share with you one of my favorite tutorials: Christmas Tree Garland. Who doesn’t LOVE decorating their home for Christmas? This quick and easy tutorial will turn your mantel or empty wall into a Christmas showcase in no time! S U P P L I E S -Christmas fabric scraps (or if you’re buying, about 1/4 yard of several different prints) -Pinking shears or pinking blade for your rotary cutter – Poly-fil -1 sheet of brown felt -Sewing machine + general sewing supplies -Ribbon I N S T R U C T … Continue reading