The reality for most is that, with small children in the house, it is very difficult to complete any task, other than the most basic one – and often that is beyond reach. Small children are synonymous with interruptions, distractions, and interferences (as well as being absolutely adorable) and the … Continue reading →
If you’re just starting to discover sewing as a creative expression, you’re probably still using your dining table as your sewing board and dreaming about having your own work space. There’s nothing wrong with converting your dining room into your sewing space, but believe me, having an organized sewing room … Continue reading →
It’s hard to consider sewing to be a money-saving activity when you add up your costs. After you buy a pattern, full-price fabric, and any accessories, you can easily spend twice as much as you would on the same item – already made – at a discount department store. Occasionally, … Continue reading →
Everyone has bad habits. Whether you aren’t the best housekeeper, you cut corners on your work projects or you eat unhealthy foods while you are supposed to be dieting, everyone has bad habits. If those bad habits are part of your sewing experience, however, it may be time to say … Continue reading →
When you open your closet and stare at your clothes, does boredom sweep over you? Are you tired of looking at the same old pants, skirts, and tops? Before you go out and blow a paycheck on a new wardrobe, why not consider recycling what you already have? With a … Continue reading →
Some of our most popular articles on So Sew Easy relate to sewing for profit, selling what you sew, or how to start your sewing side business –in other words the Art of Sewing and Selling. So I know the topic of starting your sewing business must be of interest to … Continue reading →
This bra strap tutorial will be useful for a few of our past and future patterns. So, I do not want to repeat myself and will be referring back to this tutorial for a few more patterns since the season of parties is just about to start. Bra straps can … Continue reading →
What’s Sustainable Sewing? The whole idea behind “sustainability” in general and sustainable sewing in specific is that of leaving a minimal impact on the planet. This idea incorporates issues like carbon footprint, waste creation and disposal, and labor practices. Nowadays, producers and designers are always under public scrutiny, and those who … Continue reading →
The Hong Kong finish is my favorite way to finish a seam. I discovered it when I was 13 years old on a garment my grandmother wore…a corset. My sewing machine could only do a straight stitch and an ugly zigzag. So I took to using the Hong Kong finish … Continue reading →
I think millennials should learn to sew and here’s why. One of the fastest growing waste products being thrown into our landfills nowadays is textile waste. In the United States alone, it is estimated that there is an alarming 3.8 billion pounds of textile waste that’s being dumped into the … Continue reading →
People sew for all kinds of reasons. Some, like me, consider sewing as a passionate hobby –which I practice as often as I can. Whereas for others, it can be a means of livelihood or sewing to sell. Whatever the reason you pursue this wonderful hobby, there is nothing wrong in … Continue reading →
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