Slowing Down Our society is full of fast-moving high technology and relentless business. It seems as though we never slow down—there isn’t enough time in a day to get everything done. But relaxation is necessary, even critical, to our health. We need to find moments where we slow down the … Continue reading →
Founded in 1921, Janome, which translates to “snake’s eye” in Japanese, has woven its way through the fabric of the sewing industry for over a century. Its moniker, inspired by its groundbreaking round bobbin design, hints at the company’s commitment to innovation. Yet, like all giants in any industry, the … Continue reading →
Hi! Stephanie from Swoodson Says, and I have a really easy DIY seatbelt pillow tutorial that’s perfect for car road trips. It’s made from fleece, which is perfect to personalize for kids and completely machine washable – you can use up the small scraps from this project and make a … Continue reading →
So you’ve finally finished sewing a plain shirt or a tote bag and you want it personalized. You’re probably thinking of adding your initials or your first name on it. Here are fun and creative ways to add texts to fabrics… Heat Press/ Heat Transfer Papers or Fusible Web This … Continue reading →
This is a relaunch of one of our most popular patterns ever on So Sew Easy. This cute wrap dress pattern is fun and easy to make and looks great. The front has a cross-over bodice with pleats, there’s a straight skirt and an optional elastic waist, with a matching … Continue reading →
There are few tools in the sewing room that could be called life-changing, but Hallelujah for the Frixion Pen! OK so maybe that’s a little over the top but I love these pens so much I just can’t stop talking about them. Whenever I recommend a fabric marker for one … Continue reading →
Take a look at some of the bags you own. If you are a typical woman, you probably own more than 3, maybe even more than 10. Bags can be made for all types of purposes, styles, and occasions, but generally, they are all designed to do the same thing … Continue reading →
I’ve been learning more about the different sewing machine feet in my mega-box of presser feet that I bought. This week, the pintuck foot has been intriguing and delighting me. Accurate sewing has never been a strong point of mine so the prospect of sewing lines and lines of neat … Continue reading →
A wrap dress I sewed quite a while back now has a matching belt. It fits OK at the waist when I wear it as the waist is in the right place (because we all make our clothes to fit us as best we can right), but it bugs me … Continue reading →
The free sewing pattern for October is the Sew A So Simple Shrug – try saying that quickly! It’s a bit of a tongue-twister. But honestly, that’s the most difficult part right there. The free shrug pattern looks pretty funky when you look at the pattern. It’s just one piece … Continue reading →
There were a couple of articles in July that had a lot of interest, both about sewing to sell. How to price your work and a round up of projects that are good to sell. Good to see so many people were interested in this subject, but at the same time … Continue reading →
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