‘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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Woven fabric pillow cover for my sewing chair

Woven fabric pillow made from weaving strips of folded fabric. Great scrap buster and so pretty too!

Both at the same time, a couple of my online sewing buddies discovered and shared with me a beautiful woven fabric basket, made entirely from carefully cut and folded fabric strips.  Terry Ann from Atkinson Designs shared how she made some woven baskets from pre-cut strips and immediately we all … Continue reading

Easy quilted potholders – kitchen sewing series

How to make easy quilted potholders. Great beginner project and love the free-form quilting!

In our kitchen sewing series today – an every day essential.  These easy quilted potholders can be used to pick up hot pans and dishes, get trays out of the hot oven, and protect your counters or tables from hot dishes and plates. Mine often gets used as an emergency … Continue reading

Wine Bag Pattern and Video Tutorial

Wine Bag Pattern. Sew a padded wine or

It’s that time of year when you might be taking a bottle of wine to a party or giving a nice bottle of wine or brandy to a neighbor for Christmas.  But how to wrap it?  This quick-to-sew padded wine bag pattern will protect the precious contents, and keep them … Continue reading

Clam Shell Wristlet Purse – Seasonal Sewing Series

Clam shell wristlet, free purse sewing pattern.

Hi, I’m Rhonda from Rhonda’s Creative Life. I’m so excited about having the opportunity to come to you as a guest of So Sew Easy. I have an extra special project for you today, my clam shell wristlet. Party season will soon be upon us and every party dress needs … Continue reading

Quick and Simple Key Fobs Tutorial

Quick and simple, sewn ribbon key fob tutorial.

Welcome to the first post in our Seasonal Sewing Series.  I’ve already seen many of the projects that are coming your way over the next few weeks, and I’ve been amazed at the quality of both the projects and the tutorials.  Puts my little project to shame!  But at least … Continue reading