New Giveaway – $250 Shopping Spree from giveaway

We have a great new giveaway leading up to the holidays sponsored by our friends at  The prize is a $250 Shopping Spree to spend any way you want.  Imagine all the cool fabrics and supplies you could stock up for your Christmas projects. is the world’s leading online fabric store.  Founded in 1993, focuses on bringing you a wide range of cotton print, home décor and apparel fabrics along with crafts and notions. At any time their warehouse holds millions of yards of fabric.  Whether your needs run from denim to silk, linen to faux fur, velvet to shirtings, or anywhere in between, you’re sure to find what you need. I actually didn’t know this, but is part of so you can benefit from the high level of service (before and after sale), competitive pricing, … Continue reading

Winner of $100 Giveaway from Ellie and Mac Announced

New $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway

And the winner of the $100 Ellie and Mac Giveaway is…: We’re delighted to announce the winner of the $100 Ellie and Mac Giveaway as Isabelle T. from Quebec, Canada.  Isabelle entered the contest by visiting the Ellie and Mac Facebook page.  We’ll pass Isabelle’s details on to Lindsey at Ellie and Mac who will shortly be in touch with the gift certificate. This is first time I can recall a winner of one of our giveaways from Canada.  We’re delighted that someone from up north has won as Canada represents our third largest readership base after the US and the UK.  We have almost 40,000 readers per month in Canada so we’re delighted to see a giveaway winner among them. $100 Giveaway from Ellie and Mac We had a terrific turnout for this giveaway with over 1,000 entries.  If … Continue reading

New $100 Giveaway from Ellie and Mac

New $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway

We’re delighted to announce a new $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway sponsored by Ellie and Mac, an online store specializing in PDF sewing patterns and embroidery designs mainly for children’s clothes. Ellie and Mac has a huge selection and the winner can spend the $100 any way they like for any item in the Ellie and Mac web store. Over the years, we’ve written a lot about sewing, selling and how to make a living from your sewing passion.  I think Lindsey’s story about how and why she created Ellie and Mac is pretty inspiring.  Here’s how she describes it in brief: My passion for creating PDF patterns and embroidery designs is so that others are able to create stunning things for their children or to help them create a successful business that allows them to live the life they dream of … Continue reading

Giveaway Winner Announced PLUS Special Discount Code

Giveaway winner

Once again, we are thrilled to announce the giveaway winner of the $100 shopping voucher from! You may recall our post entitled Yes! You CAN make professional looking custom sewing labels!, where we introduced the idea of enhancing your professional profile with custom sewing labels. That post was followed by an intro to our fantastic new sponsor, with their generous $100 giveaway! And the giveaway winner is.. Congratulations to Miry S from Vallejo, CA, USA!  Miry will receive an email with the prize from the sponsor and we wish her all the best with her future creative endeavors. provides gorgeous custom clothing labels for everyone from school-sewing-moms to bespoke professional fashion designers. But that’s not the end of it, we’re also delighted to announce that decided that everyone should be a winner this month. They’ve generously provided a coupon code, … Continue reading

Zibbet T-shirt Giveaway Winners Announced

Zibbet Giveaway Winners

We are delighted to announce and congratulate the winners of the Zibbet T-shirt Giveaway which concluded yesterday. You may recall that Zibbet was the sponsor of this recent contest that went along with our article on How to Start Your Sewing Side Business. The folks from Zibbet will be contacting the lucky winners directly to organise the shipment of the prizes.  There was an excellent turnout for this giveaway and it is great to see a winner from Canada as well as two from the USA. Interestingly, based on the names and photos submitted, it would appear that 2 or the 3 winners are men!  It’s really great to see such diversity in our readership.  You may all remember our recent post called For Men Who Love to Sew.  Hopefully this is an indication that our male audience growing strongly! For … Continue reading

Professional sewing labels – the next step for your business

professional sewing labels

Attractive and professional sewing labels and hang tags are essential to creating that polished look and feel for a growing home sewing business.  They are essential in building your brand recognition and value and the more the professional looking, the better. (What are hang tags you might ask? Those are those cardboard tags you find on clothing in stores that show the brand name, price, care instructions, material and other info the potential purchaser might want to know.  These aren’t necessary for everyone, but are pretty important if you want to really look professional.) We’ve written a lot over the years about how to create your own sewing labels.  Just a few weeks ago we published a popular post called Yes! You CAN make professional looking custom sewing labels!.  And while the materials and techniques presented can certainly get you a very presentable … Continue reading

And the winner is…

fabric contest winner

This week we were delighted to announce the winner of our recent $50 fabric giveaway sponsored by Smuggler’s Daughter. Eva C from Fair Lawn NJ, USA will receive the $50 gift certificate directly from Susan at Smuggler’s Daughter. We had a huge turnout for this contest and we really want to thank everyone for their participation.  In total, we received 4446 entries which is almost exactly 4X the participation we had the last time we ran this free fabric giveaway contest only a year or so ago.  This is a real sign of how quickly the So Sew Easy community is growing. Please stay tuned, we have another exciting giveaway starting shortly!  

Don’t Miss Out

dont miss out

Just a quick reminder for everyone that we have these two giveaways ending in the next couple weeks.  You can’t win if you don’t enter!  Links are below.  Both allow multiple entries so increase your chances to win. How to Start Your Sewing Side Business + Free Giveaway!   Mother’s Day Fabric Giveaway with Smuggler’s Daughter

How to Start Your Sewing Side Business + Free Giveaway!

sewing side business

You might be wondering how you can turn your sewing into a side business and start earning money from the sewing skills you’ve learned?  You may have a knack for repairing the kids’ clothes, creating costumes, making alterations and adjustments to clothes that don’t fit quite right. You might be really creative and sew your own clothing or design new ways to sew home decor together. If you’re skilled at sewing and you have a solid sewing machine, you can certainly turn your sewing into a side business and earn some extra cash! Here are 5 key things to think about to turn your sewing into a side business. Figure out what your customer wants to buy Use your skills to create products that you love, but also products that people will want to buy.  You may have a certain skill set … Continue reading

And the Queen of Button Collections is…


A couple of weeks ago, we ran a contest as part of our article which was all about buttons and how to choose the right button for the right project.  Most sewists understand the importance of having the right button for the job –whether the requirement is for the physical size and shape to close a garment opening effectively or to match an existing set of buttons.   To be property prepared for any, if not all requirements, many sewists maintain large button collections often with elaborate organizational processes. At The Button of Things The contest was to share a photo of your stash of buttons and we were going to select the most impressive button collection from amongst the entrants.  However, we were really overwhelmed by the responses and we have been unable to select a single winner.  While I have a … Continue reading