$6.95 gift FREE pattern and a pre-apology

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS GIVEAWAY HAS EXPIRED.  PLEASE CHECK BACK ON THE HOME PAGE AS WE FREQUENTLY RUN SIMILAR GIVEAWAYS.

I wanted to update all our readers on some changes we're making on our sites, particularly regarding our weekly emails that many of you receive.

We love sending out our free weekly email from both So Sew Easy and our sister site at Sewing4Free.com.  Unfortunately, while the emails will always be free for you to receive, they are not free for us to send to our nearly 300,000 readers. 

While our loyal readers do a wonderful job in supporting us over on Ko-fi.com which gets us some of the ways there and we get a bit of revenue from advertising (it really helps if you click on any of the ads you see..) and from the few paid patterns we have on the site, email sending costs continue to rise now to the point where we simply can't continue as before.

Here's a quick look at our current bill from Mailchimp, our current email sending service…

Now, I'm not complaining. We love having email as a direct communication method with our readers, but we're just changing how we send so there may be some small disruptions.

What's changing?

Effectively, we're going to buy “wholesale” email sending from Amazon, rather than “retail” sending from Mailchimp which should save us a lot of money. But like any major change, there may be some bumps along the road, so to speak. Amazon is one of the largest email delivery services in the world and while it is a little more technical of a solution on our end, I think we can handle it.

Emails may take a little longer to get to you at first but things should iron out in a few weeks or even days.

What you can do to help.

Your email service provider is always on high alert for spam emails so when we switch over to a new sender it may look to them like unwanted email. So here's what you can do:

  1. Open the email you receive from us. This tells your ISP you're interested.
  2. Click on the links in the email. This again indicates to your ISP that this mail is something you want to see.
  3. Move the email you get from us into your Primary inbox as opposed to Promotions, at least on Gmail.
  4. If you don't want our emails anymore, just unsubscribe with the one-click link at the bottom of the page. Please don't label us spam.

Now on to the free gift.

As a “thank you” in advance for your patience with any disruptions, we'd like to offer you one of our very popular paid patterns, the $6.95 Travel and Passport Wallet Pattern absolutely free, just in time for the summer holidays.

After a very long wait due to health restrictions, many people are starting to travel again. This fun project can hold travel documents for a family and speed you through check-in and security without having to rummage through bags to find everything.

Just follow the link below to the pattern page on our website to learn more and click the link in the orange box to download from our distributor, Payhip, absolutely free.

Travel and Passport Wallet Pattern

Going away somewhere exotic or far-afield?  Or maybe you just need somewhere to keep your passports and travel documents safe between trips so you’ll always know where to lay your hands on them.


If You'd Like To Support Our Site

If you want to help us continue to bring you a wide selection of free sewing patterns and projects, please consider buying us a coffee.  We'd really, really appreciate it.
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Roxanna Mills
Roxanna Mills

Thank you for all you do. I appreciate ya’ll so much. I certainly will pitch in more and try to pay for patterns as I go. You are so generous. Thanks again.

cat
cat

Wow I had no idea it cost so much to send out an email list! I’ll for sure chip in more often, i love getting your sunday morning emails! I would miss that just terribly. Thank you for all you do, i’ve made so many of your patterns, and loved them! I regularly go to your place to look up any new sewing/bagmaking techniques i’m tryin out!

Natty
Natty

i hadn’t realised you also run sewing4free – i send friends there all the time to look for patterns before they hit the shops!
I’ll definitely meet you at the cafe more often to show my thanks & appreciation – I don’t always get round to the projects but I enjoy and learn loads from your emails, especially the tutorials.
Thanks for all your hard work, and for sharing your sewing joy so brilliantly,
Natty

Karen Reddinger
Karen Reddinger

I would make the cami top and matching loose fit capri pants

Dianatha Harvey Barnhart
Dianatha Harvey Barnhart

Thank you for your time and dedication to bring us this content. I was unaware of the cost. Wow.

Dianatha Harvey Barnhart
Dianatha Harvey Barnhart

Thank you so sew much for the emails and gifts.

Cece
Cece

Thanks for this heads up!!! I love the content you put together. I learn so much! It is also great to know some of the ins and outs for you to provide this site to all of us sewists out there. I was so worried that I did not see a newsletter and wondered if something bad had happened. Thanks for this notification and definitely knowing this is an encouragement to me keep in mind to support you every time that is possible.

Deb in idaho
Deb in idaho

Wow, I didn’t know what the cost was. I so appreciate your emails and all the free patterns. I will buy you a cup of coffee next time. Thank you for letting us know.

Victoria
Victoria

I think you’ve handled telling us really well. Good luck with the move!

PinMO
PinMO

I’m in. Now I understand the cost, so I’ll “buy you a coffee” each time I get anything free from now on. I have done so sometimes in the past, but I’ll be sure to donate. I really do like both of your emails – So-so-easy and Sew4Free.

ElenaC
ElenaC

Very much enjoy your emails but I had no idea of the cost! I’ll make sure to click on all the links and whatever else I can do to help. Thank you.

Pauline Smith
Pauline Smith
Reply to  ElenaC

I agree with your comments Elena but it seems supporting the site is only easy/possible from countries using dollar currency….. not ours!

DebM
DebM

The cost is shocking. Appreciate what you do. Thank you!

Lois Sanders
Lois Sanders

I had no idea it was so expensive either. Why does it cost so much? Knowing this, thank you so much for all the emails you did send. I savored every one of them!

Carol Menares
Carol Menares

Wow. I had no idea it was so expensive to send emails! In any case, I really enjoy receiving them. Thanks for what you do.