How to follow the So Sew Easy site

This is a handy article about how to follow your favorite blogs, including a new way I didn't know, but now LOVE!

I’ve had a few questions sent to me recently by new readers asking how they can ‘follow’ the site, or how they can find the Facebook page, do I have a Pinterest account etc.  Sometimes I just take it for granted you all know how to find the social media sites by now, but if you are new to the site, it’s often not that obvious. So here is a quick round up of the various places you can follow along. Obviously you don’t have to follow them all, just the venues you would be likely to use most often and whatever is the best way for you to keep in touch with all the new content. Navigation Firstly it can help if you know your way around the site and what to look out for.  Check out this earlier … Continue reading

Win a free sewing pattern every month

Running all of 2016, win the sewing pattern of the month every month. All entries carried forward all year!

Did you enter the monthly giveaway for 2015?  It’s an easy way to put your name in the hat and hopefully win the sewing pattern of the month, or a pattern of your choice from the pattern store.  You can enter once and forget it, or you can continue to come back and enter every day throughout the year if you want to. Then once a month, on the 1st a winner is drawn and contacted.  Yay.  But if you didn’t win, then all of your entries are carried forward to next month, and then again into the next month – and so on for the whole of the year so you get 12 chances to win a free sewing pattern. There are lots of ways you can sign up to get an entry, even a daily option where all you … Continue reading

What if you won free fabric for the rest of your life?

Something caught my eye in my social media news-feed a while back.  WIN FREE FABRIC FOR LIFE.  What!!! Where?  How?  Really?  I was all over that like ants on sugar. Turns out that it’s not totally unlimited free fabric for ever, but still, this is surely the best sewing giveaway I have ever seen, and so I just had to share it with you.  There are a number of prizes: TOP PRIZE – free fabric for life – comprises 52 yards of fabric ever year for the next 20 years.  You receive a gift card each year for you to order 52 yards of fabric a year, equivalent to 1 yard a week, every week for the next 20 years.  Yup, that would keep me pretty happy.  (From Keepsake Quilting.) FIRST PRIZE – Lyric Sewing Machine from Baby Lock valued at $2,199.  Yes … Continue reading

How to teach kids to sew – giveaway

Giveaway, win the How to Start A Business Teaching Kids to Sew e-course.

One of the most rewarding things about sewing, is the opportunity to pass on your knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject to others. Seeing other people have success thanks to your instruction is priceless.  It’s even better if you pass on that love of sewing to young people.  Some of you might already be doing that on an informal basis. If you want to take it a step further, and offer sewing lessons as a small business, then I have a great giveaway for you today. How to Start A Business Teaching Kids to Sew Sandi of Seams Sew Cool runs kids sewing classes and they’re very popular so if you want to know anything about how to teach kids to sew, she’s your gal.  She’s written a complete online course to get you started if this is something you … Continue reading

Win free fabric from the Smuggler’s Daughter

Smugglers Daughter $50 fabric giveaway at So Sew Easy. Open until 1 Nov 2015.

I’m so delighted to be able to offer you some free fabric today, from one of the long time supporters of this site.  The lovely Susan at the Smuggler’s Daughter is offering you the chance to pick fabric of your choice in this giveaway. About the Smuggler’s Daughter I think it’s fair to say that Susan has had an ‘interesting’ life.  Check out her story and why she chose the name for her store on her About page. Don’t stop there though, because her site has many fabric delights to tempt you.  She specialises in top quality designer fabrics for garment sewing. You’ll find all kinds of very fine fabrics on her site that you won’t commonly find elsewhere with new fabrics being offered regularly.  I like how she displays the fabrics on a dress form, so you can see … Continue reading

Show me your sewing success and win a prize!

I’m feeling so inspired by all of the chat and sharing in our sewing chat group that I am really buzzing. I’ve been a little ill and not able to sew for a while so I’ve been enjoying the sewing success of others and I want you to make my day and cheer me up with your own sewing success. So we are having a flash sewing contest! Just now, right out of the blue! Feeling spontaneous. To Enter: Add a photo of yourself below modelling an item you have sewn from any of the So Sew Easy patterns. Any of the free or the paid ones, they all count. Or show me a bag you created from one of my patterns. You’ve probably already got several projects you can share but if you want something new, check out: Free patterns … Continue reading

Just for You – Selfish Sewing book review and project

Pattern from the Just for You Selfish sewing book. This is the Painters Clutch Bag.

Do you know the Sew Can She site? The lovely Caroline is one of my sewing bloggy buddies so when she wrote a book about sewing, and collected together some great tutorials and patterns from other awesome sewing bloggers – I knew you might be interested in it.  She asked me if I would like to try out one of the patterns, and of course I said yes.  A chance to sew a nice easy project without having to design my own pattern first – you bet! Read down to the bottom for a chance to win your own copy! JUST FOR YOU – SELFISH SEWING WITH YOUR FAVORITE SEWCANSHE BLOGGERS We all need a little sewing time for us.  I’m lucky, I just sew for me, but I know many of you sew for others and only occasionally or even … Continue reading

National Sewing Month – celebrate with a great giveaway!

Huge sewing giveaway for National Sewing Month over on So Sew Easy. Win a sewing machine, iron, fabric, books, thread, patterns, OTT lite, and lots more. Closes 30 Sept.

  Yay for National Sewing Month and YAY again for all the AWESOME companies who have been kind enough to donate prizes for this fabulous NSM giveaway!  Starting today and running until the end of the month, I have a fabulous selection of prizes to giveaway to celebrate, and to say a big thank you to everyone who has been following So Sew Easy this year.  I’m so very excited to be able to share this with you, thanks totally to all of the companies who have donated prizes.  Please give them your thanks and support too. I truly couldn’t do all this without you and your support, so fingers crossed that you’ll be a lucky winner.  There are two giveaways, and you can enter one or the other, but not both.  The first one is for those with a USA mailing … Continue reading

Corset Academy Giveaway

You’ve been following along with the most amazing creations and tutorials from the Corset Academy for the last few weeks, and now sadly our series has come to an end, but never fear, you have a chance to win a 3 months unrestricted access to ALL of the classes at the Corset Academy. If you want to learn to sew a corset, or a whole range of different styles of corsets, evening gowns and wedding dresses, then these couture sewing classes are of the very highest level and you’ll be following in some very prestigious foot-steps.  The Corset Academy students have gone on to design fabulous gowns, win awards and start up businesses of their own. If you aren’t the lucky winner, then you can sign up for the Corset Academy couture sewing lessons and video tutorials here. Enter the … Continue reading

You’ll love these patterns and a giveaway

You know how sometimes you are just looking for something and then quite by chance you come across something else that catches your eye.  Happens to me all the time – short attention span.  Etsy can be the worst for that and it was while browsing for some trim, that I came across the store for Maria Palito – she makes the most amazing felt toys, patterns and kits. Check out The Pattern Hub on Etsy. You know me well enough by now that when I find something I think you might like, I try to do us a deal.  So I asked Maria if she would create a pattern just for us, and give you the chance to win something from her store.  She said YES to both – what a star!  So enjoy below as she shares with … Continue reading

Design your dream dress with the Corset Academy

An introduction to what you can learn with the Corset Academy     Have you ever wanted to create amazing Haute Couture evening or wedding dresses? But you never found any information about the secret technology behind their design and construction? My name is Tatiana and I know how you feel! That’s why I founded Corset Academy – online Haute Couture classes. Here you will receive the knowledge and skills required for the creation of wedding dresses, evening gowns and high class Haute Couture dresses. These skills and know-how’s will enable you to stand out among others. But remember that you should not focus only on one particular technique of corset garment production. There are plenty of varying techniques for the creation of wedding and evening dresses and I commit myself to teach you to use them. Please don’t forget … Continue reading