My projects

All of the completed projects in date order.  Clicking each one will take you to the appropriate post so you can find out more.  Don't forget to also check out the free patterns page and the pattern store for premium content.

2016

fur scarf
easy cardigan
easy sweater pattern
easy tassle
easy christmas decoration
crafty burlap ideas
knitted hat
kimono top
boho chic belt
coin purse pattern
leather and fabric handbag
crushed velvet dress
fabric stencils
easy long cardigan
fabric stencils
RFID shielded handbag
anti pickpocket bag
making bag handles
easy romper
bralette
Ultimate Beach Blanket
Kraft Tex wallet pattern. I live the slimline and functional look of the this Kraft Tex wallet - must give this new stuff a try.
perfect beach dress
fringed bag video tutorial
Boho Chic Tunic
summer dress
Small Fringed Bag
Mens Pajama Shorts
easy party dress
culottes tutorial
easy tunic
pleated blouse
fringed bath mat
reversible skirt
folded shopping bag
scarf refashioned
fabric covered basket
Crafty Crayon Roll
Flared t-shirt
easy headband
Fabric scrap project

2015

Kraft Tex leather-look wallet. Free pattern and video tutorial.
All the bright and crazy colors of the Caribbean combined in a single easy quilt for beginners. Don't like it bright? You can make this from any 6 inch strips.
This round bag is so 'on-trend' right now. Looks like a great purse - straight on my sewing to do list.
OOh this is so 'sweet'. A Christmas baking gingerbread mug rug pattern. I love how the details and icing are created.
Scrappy Christmas Table Mat tutorial. That tree is made up of all the tiniest pieces - how its done is genius!
Free sewing pattern for this easy summer dress. Love the circle skirt and the v-neckline at the back.
OMG, my guy is going to LOVE this Darth Vader apron. Unisex pattern, for gals too or scale down for the kids. Check out the R2D2 one on this site too.
Make your own insulated lunch bags with your favorite fabrics. Includes make your own laminated fabrics for a wipe-clean option too.
How to make this stunning reversible color block pillow with knife pleat panel and cording. Videos help you every step of the way.
Quick and easy snowflake coasters to sew in either fabric or no-sew in felt too. Fun kids activity or ideal hostess gifts too.
Sew this Autumn Harvest mug rug pattern. Nice for Thanksgiving tables too.
Squeal! A chance to show my geeky side and my love of Sci-Fi with this free apron pattern. Running to the fabric shop right now!
Ideal for beginners. Full video tutorial on how to make a quilt as you go scrappy pot holder with binding. Anyone can do it!
All in a Flap fold over clutch bag with options for shoulder or wrist strap. Easy to sew, uses very little fabric, instructions for using vinyl/suede etc too.
This is adorable! Use a beaded or glamorous fabric for an evening bag or a pretty print and lace or beads for a little girls purse.
How to make clear vinyl zipper bags. I use mine to keep fabric, thread, pattern and zipper together for planned projects, but these are good for lots of things. Think first aid kit!
Free dress pattern. Modest knit dress with sleeves and circle skirt. Full video tutorial to show you how to make it too. Perfect for work?
Quick and easy to make clear vinyl bags and pouches with snap tops for storage. Kids love these for their small toys. Make them any size.
Easy way to make a pillow out of a shirt - already has a button closure ready to use for the back!
Bargello style quilted Halloween Table Runner. Great idea to try out bargello patterns.
Pattern from the Just for You Selfish sewing book. This is the Painters Clutch Bag.
The Trinity Bag is a triple zipper pouch all joined together and closed with a flap and with a removable strap. I've never seen a pattern for a bag like this before - I need one!
Free sewing pattern and tutorial - A Free People inspired kimono dress!
Free pattern for this fit and flare dress with princess seams. Full video tutorial too - yup, this is perfect for me :-)
At last a bag pattern and tutorial for how to sew a bag that looks like you bought it. And its a free pattern too.
Cat and quilts. Three-legged cat gets a quilt of his own. So sweet!
I love this flat bottom bag pattern. Takes a bit more time to sew, but totally worth the extra effort for such a great bag.
Getting started in paper piecing. A look at beginner level to expert level paper piecing, links to free patterns.
Sew your own designer dress using the simple Lilly Shift Dress pattern. Ideas for designer style embellishments.
Want to learn more about sewing bags? This tote bag pattern sew-along includes so much info with videos, photos and lots of helpful links and tips.
I HAVE to make me one of these. Print your own fabric with a sewing pattern envelope and make your own sewing pattern zipper pouch. NEED IT!
A completely gathered and pleated quilt - how would the long-arm quilter manage with this and how would it look in the end? Gorgeous or a disaster?
Sew your own designer dress using the simple Lilly Shift Dress pattern. Ideas for designer style embellishments.
Quick and simple jelly roll quilt, made with a single jelly roll plus a solid for sashing. Love the modern look.
Just what I've been looking for. Free pattern for a work dress that looks smart but fun.
Fold Over Clutch Bag Pattern - denim and cotton fabrics combined to create stylish unique clutch
I love the fact this dress is reversible. The v back is so cool for summer, and would make a nice date night dress too. And the pattern is free - can't beat that!
Wow, I love this idea. How to print your own fabric in any design you like and great a roject with it. These vintage envelope bags look great!
Love this tablet bag pattern.. Nice and padded, separate pocket for the tablet, stylish, and a big zipper pocket in back for charger, wallet, etc. This is going everywhere with me!
Printable sheet of 'handmade' labels. Print on fabric at home to create your own deisgner sewing labels.
Full step by step video tutorial on how to make the Della Wallet from Swoon Patterns.
This larger sized sleep mask pattern really makes sure no light gets in and is perfect for travel or daytime naps. It's lined with satin for a luxury feel.
Free sewing pattern for this diagonal striped maxi skirt. Of course it doesn't have to be striped but it looks great either way!
How to make this box frame clutch purse. I didn't know it was so easy! Looks very professional, even I can do this. No sewing involved.
Oh wow, on my summer sewing list for sure. Free pattern and tutorial on how to make this tropical wrap maxi dress pattern.
Great bag for beginners. THe hardware makes it look smart and trendy but it's still an easy to sew purse
Serger Pepper Guest Post - Sewing Caddy Free Pattern
This skirt goes straight to the top of my summer sewing list! The cotton jersay is great, but I LOVE the drape in the ITY knit version.
How to sew an invisible zipper into the side seam of a pillow cover. I love this look!
I love this article (and tutorial) about sending out your quilt top for long-arm quilting. This gal has an evil mind with her gathered quilt!
Love this pattern for beginners. Simple wristlet purse with a few nice features such as a padded pocket and a place for cards too.
How to make a custom quilted tech/tablet cover with pocket for your earbuds or charger. Nice idea to have the zippered pocket.
Free pattern and lots of detailed photos on how to sew a coin purse using a sew-in purse frame. All my girl friends are getting these this year :-)
I knocked this up in just a few minutes. Funa dneasy to sew rag quilt pillow.
Just what I've been looking for. A cross-body bag sewing pattern with lots of pockets inside and out and lots of options.
I always wondered how to make a rag quilt, and this is a great tutorial. Has a video and a photo step by step. Snuggly-wuggly goodness :-)
Pattern and instructions on how to sew your own serger cover for the popular Brother 1034d serger
Oh yes, this simple idea is what I need for those long car trips. The kids could sleep so much better wiht one of these seatbelt pillows.
Free pattern, tutorial and video for how to make an easy pleated skirt for summer. Even has optional pockets!
Bunny Silhouette Hot Pad Tutorial
How to turn a simple jelly roll into an eyecatching quilt. Ideal for beginners, no complicated blocks or angles.
Essential Family and Travel Passport Wallet. This one contains space for a family of 2 or 4 - much more useful.
Love the bright colors in this Spring Applique Pillow Cover idea. The raised flowers and buttons add a nice touch.
One piece free pattern for this pretty lace coverup. Ideal for modesty over a strapless dress.
So cute and ideal for a toddler easter egg hunt or a cute baby toy. Quick enough to run up a whole bunch of these easy Easter chick softies.
This dress is so elegant. I love how easy it is to sew too. h and it's a free pattern!
OOh, so cute. Need this sewing mug rug next to my machine for my coffee.
Video tutorial for how to sew the GLENDS Convertible Clutch bag from Swoon Patterns.
Single layer shingle tunic top pattern. Love how this looks in stripes but there are some fun color blog versions here to check out too.
How to sew a card wallet for your man and use 'manly' style hardware so he'll actually love it. On my to do list for Fathers Day.
Great beginner video tutorial on pattern hacking. How to take a basic t-shirt pattern and create this top, knowing it will fit you.
Quick and easy project for Valentines Day. Made in a flash.
Heart pincushion. I like that its a larger size.
Review of the Craftsy Class on Bra Making, Construction and Fit. Adding lace and working on the perfect fit.
Love this - so cute! I'll be making some for a wedding anniversary gift, but nice for Valentines too
Jewelry purse for home or travel. Has a place for everything and all explained in the video tutorial.
free bag pattern
Cargo style skirt with yoke, pockets, belt lops, top stitching detail. Great in a denim too and ideal to shorten for a mini if you like.
Making my 2nd quilt. Cherie Jubilee from a ready made kit. Love the mix of vintage and modern fabrics.
Padded Laptop Bag Tutorial. Nice and quick and easy but strong too.
Nice idea. Get well soon tissue box cover with pocket for your chap stick, cough drops etc
Free sewing pattern for an easy shrug. 1 pattern piece, 3 seams and its done!
Making my 2nd quilt. Cherie Jubilee from a ready made kit. Love the mix of vintage and modern fabrics.
Christmas Baby Bibs to sew includes bib pattern and 2 appliques.
Love this twist on the front of this dress. Flattering and yet its easy to sew. (Video)
Teeny Tiny Zipper Pouches - pretty much everyone I know will be getting one of these as a gift this year. Addictive free pattern!

2014

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16 Responses to My projects

  1. Alice says:

    I really like your patterns, however today it has taken me 2 hours just to read the wonky Christmas star mug rug. The web page keeps jumping all over the place and the pop ups are too big, the computer is continually recovering the page. Too much stuff running in the background. Even this comment took 20 minutes.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Alice, I am afraid it is on your computer and browser history and not our site. We do not have pop up advertising on our site, those days are gone when we had to get any kind of advertising company to be able to pay for the site. You need to clean our cookie and cache, erase your search history and/or change browsers.

  2. Angela says:

    I found your site a few months back. I thoroughly enjoy it. I do not like sewing for myself because everything I have ever made I threw away. Patterns were not made for my shape. I try and alter them but make a mess of them. But I believe I will try again your outfits are so cute. Thanks for all your hard work and your desire to share it with others.

  3. Genevieve Caswell says:

    Thank you for giving all of us such great ideas & telling us how to do them. God Bless! & keep up the good work. 🙂

  4. FRAN PERKS says:

    Excellent! Found both. Thanks much. Hope I don’t get in too much trouble trying to find things… Thnks.

  5. Fran Perks says:

    Oh, PS to my previous note. Just bought material for the tropical wrap pattern you shared so kind heartedly with us. I was also wondering if you have a pattern (to buy/free) for pyjamas. Thanks…

  6. Fran Perks says:

    Hi Deby – I saw something about 30 summer dresses. Can’t find them. Or are they shown in “My Projects”, ? Also, do I sign in somewhere to your site. Can’t find that either? Thanks, again, for your help. Fran.

  7. mary saw says:

    thank you so much for the burpys. I made them for my friend. She will love them.

  8. Shaina Cobb says:

    These projects are amazing! I am a beginner so the simple things really catch my eye! Thank you for sharing these with us!

  9. This site is fabulous! I love to sew and experience a lot of troubles with the commercial patterns fitting properly. You provide great insight on how to fix things. My current project is the long version of simplicity 2219. I love what you did with the back and plan to implement that change. Thank you very much for taking the time to create this site!

    • Deby Coles says:

      That’s very kind of you Jody, and I’m glad you read about an idea for your dress. In fact I rarely sew with commercial patterns any more, I just found them too difficult to fit, always with huge amounts of ‘fitting ease’ or just not made for my body shape. I think the joy in sewing your own clothes comes from making them fit just as you like and styling them just as you like. Good luck with the dress.

  10. Joice says:

    I loved your work. I live in Brazil, and here haven’t moldes decent clothes, I’m gospel so, iI prefer chothes more long and closet. Sorry the wrong of English. Bye.

  11. marneycalypso says:

    Some good stuff here 🙂

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