I am back in Paris, one of the places in the world I feel at home, and yes, this was once home when I was so poorly paid and blissfully happy. It is a dichotomy, to be sure, but I am well aware of how blessed I have been to … Continue reading →
All sewing enthusiasts can agree, it’s very difficult to decide when to change or replace your old sewing machine. Imagine using that same sewing machine for decades, and all the memories that attach to it. What if you inherited the machine from your Mom or even your Grandma? Wouldn’t that make … Continue reading →
For Me, Buying A Sewing Machine Is A Big Decision I know it is the same for most of us. If I buy well, hopefully, the new machine will be a lifelong investment and even something I can give to my daughter eventually. However, I also know that if I … Continue reading →
One of the best ways to use leftover fabric pieces and fabric scraps is to cut them into small squares. From there, you have a variety of options for utilizing the fabric. Because of their uniform, geometric shape, fabric squares can be used to make a quilt, skirt, tablecloth, or … Continue reading →
The notions department of a sewing and crafts store holds a wide variety of items that can enable anyone to sew faster and/or better. Here are some of the best tools and gadgets. Measuring And Cutting Accurate measuring and cutting prevent time-consuming errors. Retractable tape measures are inexpensive, so keep … Continue reading →
I’ve been sewing for the past 40 years since I was a young girl. During this time I’ve come across some great supplies that I wouldn’t want to be without. Some I’ve most recently discovered and wonder how I ever got through my projects without them. I’m sure you have … Continue reading →
We’ve been looking at sewing tools recently and asking if you can get better sewing results, save time in the sewing room or just have more fun if you spend more money, or if the budget versions of your favorite tools are “good enough”. Covered so far: Sewing machines … Continue reading →
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 →
It was clear from my recent sewing survey that although there are a lot of experienced sewists that visit this site – many of you are new to sewing, just starting out, looking to improve, or even don’t sew yet but want to learn. So here is my list of … Continue reading →
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 →
Regular readers and especially those who comment often (we LOOOVE comments and so do our readers) may have noticed that we recently added a new feature to the so-sew-easy.com website. You can now easily attach images to your comments on so-sew-easy.com. Files types supported are standard .jpg, .gif and .png … Continue reading →
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