New Year – new resolutions. Do you have any sewing resolutions for this year? I have two – I want to learn how to use my new serger and I want to learn how to sew bras, and make one that actually fits and that I would want to wear … Continue reading →
Do you ever shop for fabrics online? What about shopping for knit and stretch fabrics? Are you confident in where and how to shop for knit fabrics online, and how to make sure you are using the right kind of fabric for your project? I came to sewing only recently … Continue reading →
How to add a lining to your Show Some Flare Skirt in 8 easy steps! Hi this is Judy from StoneyLonesomeSewWorks. I am a self taught sewer who has been sewing on and off for about 20 years but only became serious about 3 years ago when both of my … Continue reading →
Thrilled to be here today on So Sew Easy! My name is Laura and I blog over at Crafty Hour, mostly my handmades for my two boys, 7 & 5, and my girlie, 3, and more recently wardrobe sewing for myself. Very occasionally I’ve come up with something for my husband, but … Continue reading →
There’s no escaping it now, once Halloween is out of the way, the holidays are coming. The shops are already bursting with cards, wrapping paper, gifts, excessive fatty and calorie heavy foods and kids all around the world are getting ready to burst with excitement. Me too! I’ve already got … Continue reading →
I was just working on something this week to pin up next to my sewing machine as a handy reference sheet, when I actually came across something that was already made and I didn’t need to work on it at all. I almost feel like it’s cheating. Like buying something … Continue reading →
I’ve got a project I’m working on that has been giving me a headache. I’ve been itching to make a half-circle skirt but the hemline is just not turning out as I would like. It really is impossible to sew a ‘regular’ hem when the bottom of the skirt is … Continue reading →
So you’ve got the perfect pattern and you’ve seen the perfect fabric. Except the envelope says that you need 3.5 yards to make this dress. THEN its says ‘extra will be needed for pattern matching’. Your fabric has a print you’ll want to match. So exactly how much extra fabric … Continue reading →
It’s amazing the wonderful people you meet online, and I think sewing people are the best people. Is it our creativity? Our shared love for color and fabric? The way we share all the tips and tricks we learn with each other? All of the above and more. So … Continue reading →
Have you seen owls have been everywhere the last couple of years. So I wasn’t surprised when one of the expectant moms-to-be in my circle asked me to make her an owl cushion for her nursery, but not one that was ‘too cutesy’. I’ve dabbled in applique before, and designed … Continue reading →
I get a lot of visits from search engines from people who are looking to learn to sew, or looking for sewing tutorials and easy patterns. If you are one of them – Welcome! You’ve come to the right place. (I think…) Sewing is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, fueled … Continue reading →
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