This is a review of The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu. What a great book – as a regular bag maker with a number of books on the subject this book compliments my mini library perfectly has become the star on my shelf. It’s subtitled “An Illustrated Handbook of Handbag Design” … Continue reading →
Hi everyone! It’s Jann from Newton Custom Interiors again. Today, I’m going to share another cute pillow idea. I’ll be showing you how to make a pillow out of a shirt – with some special added details! Everyone knows how expensive fabric can be. That’s what is so great about … Continue reading →
When working with lightweight or even sheer fabrics, the best way to finish an edge is often with a rolled hem foot: faster than hand-sewing and a lot easier, if you know how to do it. What? You don’t? No worries! Let me share with you my best tips and … Continue reading →
Hi! I’m Stephanie from Swoodson Says and I’m excited to be contributing posts over here. My son is almost 2 and at such a fun age; I love making him unique toys, dress-up accessories, and softies. Two of my favorites that I’ve blogged about are a DIY Buckle Toy & … Continue reading →
Are you a a keen bag maker? Ready to take you bags to the next level? Wondering how to create your own professional handles which tone perfectly with your bag? Its so easy to make your own handles, have a go:) You will need: 2″ by 28″ times two of … Continue reading →
Hello again from Laura at CraftyHour! I’m here today to share some of my favourite techniques for working with sheer and lightweight fabrics. The first experience I ever had sewing any sheer fabrics was when I made my wedding dress 8 years ago. There was ample opportunity to learn – the … Continue reading →
Appliqués are shapes or letters with an adhesive on the backside so that they can be applied, using an iron, to everything from clothing, (think adorable initials on Children’s coats, for example) to pillows, to tablecloths. Making your own appliqués is a great, simple, project to do with children and … Continue reading →
Hi, Vicky here. Sharpening scissors is a subject dear to my own heart. I am not the tidiest of people so over the years I have gained a few pairs of sewing scissors (whilst the original pair were lost somewhere in the sewing room!). Everyone knows that sewing scissors should … Continue reading →
I was fortunate, learning to sew at school – it was one of the few lessons I took to but that’s a rather long time ago now. The course “40 Techniques every sewer should know” on Bluprint is great!! Divided into seven sections covering: Pressing, Stitching, Curves and Corners, Interfacing … Continue reading →
This is a review of Boutique Bags by Sue Kim. I was provided a review copy of this book from CT Publications so I could check it out and see if it was something that the So Sew Easy readers would like. I know Deby is a big fan of the … Continue reading →
By Linda Ann Nickerson In today’s marketplace, the sewing enthusiast may spend hundreds, or even thousands, for a brand-new sewing machine. From a basic appliance to fully-computerized system, this is a capital investment. How can you keep yours humming along in good form? Notions Count Sewing machines can be costly, … Continue reading →
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