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

‘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

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

‘Make it Yours’ One Piece Clutch Bag Pattern and SEWING CONTEST

'Make it Yours' clutch bag. Free pattern with ideas for how to customise the bag to make it yours.

A simple one piece only pattern that folds ingeniously while sewn to create a basic clutch purse.  Pattern available in two slightly different sizes.  Make the purse plain with some top stitching around the flap, add some piping, add decorations, ribbon, flowers or embroidery to the flap or body of the bag.  Add internal pockets or a strap.  It’s all up to you – make the bag and then Make it Yours with this free clutch bag pattern! The ‘Make it Yours’ Sewing Contest is also launched today.  Find out more at the bottom of this post about how you can win some great prizes just for sewing this bag! Features: Uses just one pattern piece Super quick to sew Simple design Two sizes Magnetic snap closure Make it yours – add your own design features Bag sizing - The small … Continue reading

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

Spring Mug Rug with template

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

I’ve been spending a lot of time on bigger project recently, designing and testing sewing patterns which is a lengthy process.  So I wanted something fun to sew, something seasonal, something not clothes!  It’s feeling very much like Spring is here so I rummaged through my cottons and found some bright Spring colors and got to work on a simple mug rug. Well, I’m not sure you could call it a mug rug unless its for the whole family to use. It’s maybe more of a place mat.  Or maybe its just decorative.  I’ve not really decided yet, but it was fun to sew, so much so that I made a second so now hubby and I can have matching ones.  I’ve been using them as place mats when we eat our dinner out on the patio in the evening. … Continue reading

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

50 Spring and Easter Sewing Ideas

50 Spring and Easter Sewing Ideas and projects. Chicks, bunnies, flowers, eggs and more.

I LOVE this time of year.  In Cayman its not so easy to identify the seasons.  It’s just warm, warmer, hot and blistering.  We don’t get snow or even much rain, but we all love the Spring.  The winter breezes die down, the skies clear, the seas start to shine that crystal Caribbean blue and the bougainvillea turn the sides of the road to row upon row of bushes covered in multi-colored gems. Spring is in the air and Easter is on the way.  Time to celebrate new beginnings, a fresh start, lambs frolicking in the fields and our gardens bursting into bloom. If you’ve been stuck in the doldrums with your sewing, break out of it with some bright Spring sewing ideas.  It’s the perfect time of year to sew something colorful, sew for gifts and for children or … Continue reading

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

Long Arm Oven Mitts pattern

A long arm oven mitts pattern - now I'll never burn my wrists again!

  With all of the recent posts on bias binding, and the potholders tutorial to get you started, this Long Arm Oven Mitts pattern is going to be a breeze!  I was happy to make up a matching pair and retire my old and very worn oven mitts for good.  But these aren’t your standard oven mitts (oven gloves if you are from the UK).  I get fed up with burning my wrists on the upper shelf when I take things out of the oven, so these are drafted extra long in the arm to make sure your wrists and arms are protected too. Features: Longer length to protect your wrists and arms Can be shortened for regular length too Quilted Insulating layer and batting for heat protection Full sewing instructions are downloaded with the pattern pieces Skill level: Beginner. Where … Continue reading

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

Easy Dress Pattern – Free ‘Wear Everywhere’ Knit Dress

Wear Everywhere, easy knit dress pattern. Free pattern.

The free dress pattern this month is a super simple, easy dress pattern for the ‘Wear Everywhere Dress’.  Made for knit fabrics with a moderate stretch, this dress has just two pattern pieces, the sleeves are already built in and its easy to fit to your shape.  A perfect beginner sewing pattern.  Plus – this dress is so versatile – dress it up, dress it down, dress it smart or casual.  It all depends on your fabric choices and accessories. Features: Built in sleeves Learn how to sew an easy knit neckline facing for a neat finish No darts or zippers Unusual square shaped neckline Easy to fit to your shape Range of sizes, from 31 to 40 inch bust Super flattering Make it figure-hugging or figure-skimming.  You decide. Versatile Full sewing instructions are downloaded with the pattern pieces Skill … Continue reading

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

Sew a Scissors Pouch pattern

Scissors pouch pattern. Ideal to hold your sewing supplies.

Towards the end of last year, Marina from Frocks and Frolics offered readers a chance to download her Country Apron pattern for free and I know a lot of you took her up on that offer.  Well you know how it is when you get a couple of sewing enthusiasts ‘in the same room’ and Marina and I have been chatting and collaborating for a while. She loved the Boxy Bag (more on that in a later post) and wanted to use it as the pattern for a sewing bag in the sewing lessons she runs in the UK.  I was delighted of course and her students have been producing some really varied work, and some beautiful examples of the bag – you can see some examples on the courses page. To go along with the sewing bag, she also … Continue reading

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

Easy Cosmetics Bag Pattern – bribe me!

Easy Cosmetics Bag Pattern. Free pattern, quick and easy to sew but so many uses!

This cute little cosmetics bag has got a nickname.  This is the ‘I’m happy to take a bribe bag‘.  Why?  All will be revealed.  I don’t want to put you off by telling you right away what you need to do to get this bag pattern (evil laugh…). My own make up bag was in need of some attention.  I don’t wear a lot of makeup, hardly ever and a quick look inside my bag reveals congealed mascara, eye-shadow colors that haven’t changed since the early 90′s and some supermarket brand lip sticks.  I do have a couple of nice mineral foundation powders that I love and do wonders for my skin, but the rest needed to be sorted out and updated.  It seemed the perfect time to throw out the old cosmetics bag and make myself a nice smart … Continue reading

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

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

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

Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

Easy sewing projects for beginners. New to sewing? Find great starter projects here including bags, accessories, clothing, home decor, seasonal and more. From So Sew Easy.

I’ve really enjoyed putting together this collection of Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners.  If you are new to sewing or looking to learn, many of the sewing patterns, projects and blogs out there can be intimidating to start with.  Get you sewing muscles exercised and your foot at the sewing machine peddle with these easy sewing projects and ideas to get you started.     Find bags, accessories, clothes, home decor, seasonal and more in this great list to get you started with sewing.  Each includes a pattern or tutorial to help you along every step of the way.   Further Reading Once you have sewing mastered, you might want to move on to some of the other more advanced projects and look for inspiration here – Easy Sewing Projects and Patterns for Beginners Right click and Open in a … Continue reading