An Introduction to Sewing Sweater Knits

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Ah, sweater knits! These highly textural, stretch fabrics can be cozy, lacy, casual, or sophisticated. With a good sweater knit and a little practice, you can cut and sew a sweater in a day or less, even if you can’t knit or crochet. Yes, they’re enabling. And they’re beautiful. If … Continue reading

Stitch ‘n Swap – a Book Review

Book review for Stitch and Swap. Book filled with small sewing projects in all sorts of topics for things that you can make as gifts or to sew and swap with others. Details on how to run a sewing swap also included.

This week I had the chance to peruse a review copy of this fun book Stitch ‘n Swap!  The book is full of practical tips for organizing a swap, everything from choosing a theme, and putting together a group to setting guidelines and dealing with dropouts. Sew, Give, and Receive. These are the basic … Continue reading

How to Install a Magnetic Snap

Just getting started in bag making? This is the right way to install a magnetic snap, and keep it from showing wear marks on your fabric.

Hi, Vicky here – Do you love bags as much as I do?  I am passionate about bags.  I just love how any fabric can be transformed into something new and practical. One of the simplest closures is the magnetic snap – I love them as they secure your bag … Continue reading

How To Make Your Own Reversible Quilted Fabric

How to make your own reversible quilted fabric for use in bags and home decor. Love that I can have two different fabrics front and back with this.

Hi everyone!  I’m Jann from Newton Custom Interiors.  A few weeks ago, I shared here on So Sew Easy, a tutorial about how to sew a quilted tablet cover with zippered pocket.  In the tutorial, I explained that I couldn’t find reversible quilted fabric in my local fabric stores that … Continue reading

How, When and Why to Clip Seam Allowances

If you have ever read instructions from a sewing pattern which included any curved seam, you’ve certainly been asked to “clip (or notch) seam allowances”. If they were your first steps in sewing, I bet you stopped a while to figure out what you had to do…  and maybe you’re … Continue reading

Pamper Your Sewing Machine: a Cleaning Tutorial

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Ciao! MammaNene from Serger Pepper here, coming back after the article that helped you choose your first serger and the tutorial for making your own cute padded laptop bag. Today I’m talking to you about two of my favorite topics (but only if sewing-related!): cleaning and maintenance! How to clean your sewing machine As you may know, I try … Continue reading

Make Your Sewing Pattern Weights 11 Ways

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Hi there! Irene from Serger Pepper here! How is your sewing machine? Did you clean it from the last time we met? And did you make a bag for your laptop? Or maybe you’ve been too busy choosing your first serger… Today we’re here to talk about a sewing tool … Continue reading