After what seems like years, actually it really was years.., of not travelling, I had the fortune to visit Madrid again this summer. My daughter now lives there where she is attending university. Unfortunately, I only had a couple days there and didn’t get a chance to try to track … Continue reading →
Recently we created a list of zero-waste sewing projects that was very well received by our readers. A few people asked for more tips on how to go zero-waste, so we put this list together. 12 Essential Tips For Zero Waste Sewing People sew for a variety of reasons. Some … Continue reading →
Now any seamstress or hobby sewist will undoubtedly have discarded that little white strip along the fabric edge without a second thought, probably a few hundred times or more. You know that “useless” strip where the manufacturer’s branding is printed…along with a few strange colored circles? Well, there’s more to … Continue reading →
What basic sewing machine embroidery stitches can you find already on your machine? In some machines, these types of stitches are also known as decorative stitches. Most machines come with a series of these stitches, on my machine I’m fortunate to have many more than I thought. I am the … Continue reading →
This is the placket pattern & tutorial. A placket is a detail often used in tailored shirts and blouses. This is one of the skills that will raise your sewing to the next level. But first, let’s make sure everyone knows what we’re talking about. According to Wikipedia: A placket (also spelled placquet) … Continue reading →
I’ve started to accumulate. Not just fabric, of course, we all need a sizable fabric stash in case of well, a zombie apocalypse or something, where we can’t get out to the fabric shop for a while. I’ve also started to accumulate some sewing tools. Small tools that make sewing … Continue reading →
In the Middle Ages, a mere apron was considered as a maternity dress. It was simply used to cover up because pregnant women’s dresses of the day did not fit around the belly anymore. And this was maternity fashion for centuries. Fortunately, mothers-to-be today have more options to choose from as maternity … Continue reading →
Fabric Hunting: Rome – In Search Of Inspiration… is a project I absolutely loved putting together. Rome is one of my favorite cities, not just because of the fascinating history, beautiful architecture, and cultured people, but also for its rich fabric and leather works. This fabric hunt was like a … Continue reading →
As time goes on I seem to accumulate more and more sewing tools. Nothing wrong with that of course. I always am quite frugal with my spending though and wondered about whether it is worth spending more to get a ‘better quality’ tool that would give me ‘better’ sewing results … Continue reading →
I was lucky enough to pick up a couple of sewing books at our local second-hand bookstore that supports our Humane Society. It got me to wondering, do people still buy sewing books or do we all now look for our answers online. So I asked our readers here in … 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 →
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