• Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Free dress patterns
  • Twist Front Top
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Easy summer dress
  • Sew your own undies
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Summer Drape Top

Sharing on Saturday – time to win

Win sewing prizes every month with So Sew Easy's Share on Saturday

It’s a bit of a change up this month in the Win on Wednesday, now moved to Share on Saturday.  You share something with me, usually your opinion or comment and I’ll share something with you – hopefully cool sewing prizes. Usually I’ll offer a prize that needs to be posted and have to restrict where it can be sent, so this time to make it available to readers all over the world, I’ve decided to make it a pattern giveaway instead. Normally our monthly contests require you to make a comment on Facebook, but not everyone likes Facebook, and it’s been difficult to find an alternative that’s easy to use.  This poll promises that you don’t need to use a social profile to enter, so let me know how to you get on .  I’m hoping it will work … Continue reading

  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Free dress patterns
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Easy summer dress
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Sew your own undies
  • Twist Front Top
  • Double layer chiffon blouse

Make it Yours – the winning bags

Make It Yours clutch bag sewing contest on So Sew Easy. 3 categories with lots of fun sewing prizes. Sew a bag and win!

Thank you to everyone who voted in the Make It Yours Contest.  It’s time to announce the winners. Blogger Category The winner is number 5 – Gosia from As I Sew who sewed this awesome fox bag.  She had to work out how to piece together the fabric and how then to turn the bag once she had made her design.   It was a close run thing right through to the end and a special mention goes to Georgia at I Believe I Can Sew for her great Owl bag.  Seems you all like bags in the shape of animals. You’ll be hearing more from Gosia, because she’ll be writing a guest post here in the near future and we’ll be collaborating on a bag pattern – I’m fascinated to learn more about her ideas. Readers Category The winner with the … Continue reading

  • Twist Front Top
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Free dress patterns
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Easy summer dress
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Sew your own undies

Don’t forget to vote in the Make It Yours Contest

Vote now

  Voting has been open since 1st June for all of the amazing bags submitted.  Have you voted for your favorites yet? There are two categories: Blogger entries Readers entries Both selections are stocked full to the brim with inspirational bags that should give you plenty of ideas on how to use the free Clutch Bag pattern and really style it to ‘make it yours’.  Do drop over and vote in both categories and show your support to everyone who entered. Prizes for you, just for voting! There will be a chance to win prizes just for voting on your favourite bags. 2 sewing patterns of your choice from Seamingly Smitten Any 3 So Sew Easy sewing patterns of your choice $50 voucher to redeem for purse supplies of your choice from Purse Supplies R Us  (USA Mailing addresses only) $35 voucher to redeem … Continue reading

  • Summer Drape Top
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Sew your own undies
  • Free dress patterns
  • Easy summer dress
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Twist Front Top
  • Double layer chiffon blouse

Make It Yours Contest – Time to Vote – Readers Entries

Vote for your favorite bags in the Make It Yours sewing contest. Or be inspired to sew your own - the pattern is free.

Do you remember the Make It Yours Clutch Bag pattern released back in April.  So far, this pattern has been downloaded over 2000 times!  Wow.  Ladies have been busily sewing away, adding in their own creativity and imagination to turn this basic pattern into something really special. Enjoy these awesome bags, vote on your favorites, enter the voting contest to win prizes for you too, and then get inspired and go and sew one for yourself! The Blogger category can be found here, but without further delay, let’s look at the second category. Category 2 – Readers Readers Prizes Membership of the Pattern of the Month Club for 2014.  Get 15 free sewing patterns. Value $35. $50 voucher to redeem for purse supplies of your choice from Purse Supplies R Us  (USA Mailing addresses only) $35 voucher to redeem for purse … Continue reading

  • Sew your own undies
  • Easy summer dress
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Free dress patterns
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Twist Front Top
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Summer Drape Top

Make It Yours Contest – Time to Vote – Blogger Entries

Vote for your favorite bags in the Make It Yours sewing contest. Or be inspired to sew your own - the pattern is free.

The entries are all in and wow, there is some serious sewing talent out there.  Such a huge variety of bags all made from the same basic pattern.  The imagination and creativity amazes me.  A huge thank you to everyone who has entered and shared their wonderful sewing creations. Now it’s time for the voting!  Which bags do you love the best?  There are 2 categories – bloggers and readers, with prizes for each.  There’s even prizes for you, just for voting even if you didn’t get round to sewing the bag. Without further delay, let’s look at the first category. Category 1 – Bloggers These bloggers all shared their sewing creations on their own sites, so do pop over and visit and check out the full details of their amazing projects. Bloggers Prizes 3 months side bar advertising on … Continue reading

  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Twist Front Top
  • Easy summer dress
  • Free dress patterns
  • Sew your own undies
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Summer Drape Top

Win on Wednesday – win the Reversible Apron.

Reversible apron pattern. Sew looking forward to making this apron!

Win on Wednesday is always popular, except this time I’m changing it to Saturday.  Why?  Well, did you know that if you run a Facebook Page, like the So Sew Easy Page, Facebook will only show your posts to around 1% of the people who liked the page and asked to see your posts? If the post is popular and gets lots of comments, likes and shares, then Facebook might show it to a few more, maybe up to 3% will see it.  But to get my posts in front of more of the people who liked the page, I have to PAY Facebook, and it’s not cheap. So when I post a Win on Wednesday, not everyone gets to hear about it until the contest is already over.  So this time, I’ve decided to set it on Saturday so … Continue reading

  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Twist Front Top
  • Free dress patterns
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Sew your own undies
  • Easy summer dress

Make It Yours Contest – 1 month to go

Make It Yours clutch bag sewing contest on So Sew Easy. 3 categories with lots of fun sewing prizes. Sew a bag and win!

So we are one month in and one month to go.  Your entries for the Make It Yours Contest must be in by 30th May 2014.  Are you planning to enter – don’t leave it till the last minute! Sew the Make It Yours Clutch Bag from the free sewing pattern supplied, then add your own embellishments and design elements, or use some funky materials. Submit for voting by the readers and the bags with the most votes win cool sewing prizes. Juliette from The Netherlands has submitted this fabulous bag made mostly from reclaimed materials: “A couple of months ago, I picked up a faux suede jacket from a charity shop, along with a satin blouse, total cost €3.50. My intention was to use them for a bag, but at the time I had no idea of the style … Continue reading

  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Sew your own undies
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Easy summer dress
  • Twist Front Top
  • Free dress patterns

Win on Wednesday – Spring Placemats

Template and directions to make this Spring Mug Rug or placemat.

It’s time for another Win on Wednesday!  Up for grabs today, a set of 2 of my Spring mug rugs/placemats. All you need to do to enter, is to LIKE the Facebook page, and then leave a comment on the Win On Wednesday Facebook post that went live today. One person will be selected at random on Friday at 8am. The question this time - Just leave a comment on the FB contest and let me know what sort of tutorials and patterns you would like to see on the site in the future. I’m keen to feature the kind of projects you are interested in. See you there. p.s.  For readers who don’t have Facebook, I’ll try to think of an alternative so you can enter too…coming later.   Full terms and conditions: Facebook contests are open for 48 hours. … Continue reading

  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Free dress patterns
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Sew your own undies
  • Twist Front Top
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Easy summer dress

‘Make it Yours’ Sewing Contest Opens

Make It Yours clutch bag sewing contest on So Sew Easy. 3 categories with lots of fun sewing prizes. Sew a bag and win!

‘Make it Yours’ Sewing Contest Open 1st April 2014 to 30th May 2014. Have you downloaded the ‘Make it Yours’ Clutch Bag pattern? While it’s entirely optional, you might like to consider entering your completed bag into the ‘Make it Yours’ sewing contest – there are prizes to be won! All you need to do is sew the bag using the pattern supplied, but give it your own touches.  Change the size, add pockets, embellishments, a strap, hardware, handles, embroidery, decorations – anything which sets your bag apart from the rest and makes it your own design. Then submit a photo of your completed bag along with a few personal details to So Sew Easy before 30th May 2014 (link to the form later in this document).  All bags submitted by 30th May will be showcased on the site and … Continue reading

  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Easy summer dress
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Twist Front Top
  • Sew your own undies
  • Free dress patterns
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns

Win on Wednesday – Super Simple Wallet

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Yay, Win on Wednesday is back!  It’s been a while since I did a win on Wednesday so today and for 48 hours from now, you can head on over to the So Sew Easy Facebook page and enter to win your own Super Simple Wallet. Today, the wallet on the far right hand side is up for grabs, in a cream with natural floral print and a green paisley inside. I made this as the first ever prototype for the Super Simple Wallet pattern. All you need to do to enter, is to LIKE the Facebook page, and then leave a comment on the Win On Wednesday post. One person will be selected at random on Friday at 8am. See you there.   Full terms and conditions: Facebook contests are open for 48 hours.  The winner will be chosen … Continue reading

  • Easy summer dress
  • Double layer chiffon blouse
  • Summer Drape Top
  • Over 100 free skirt patterns
  • Twist Front Top
  • Perfect Wrap Dress - free pattern
  • Sew a custom fit lined skirt
  • Sew your own undies
  • Free dress patterns

Sew Waterproof coasters and a Giveaway

Sew waterproof coasters, made using iron on vinyl.

I recalled a conversation hubby and I had some time back. Me: How many times do I have to ask you nicely not to put your cold cans on that table.  The condensation just keeps making big puddles. Husband: You are always looking for something to sew.  Why don’t you make me something. Me:  Really?  I’d love to make you something if you’d use it.  What colors do you want? Husband: Red and black. And I’m ashamed to say that I did order some fabric and another surprise supply and then I got so busy with all of the sewing projects for me (and all of you), that his project never even got started and I still nagged him about leaving puddles on the table.  Poor guy. Then I got a copy of Kitchen Stitches.  One of my bloggy buddies, … Continue reading