How to make a bell sleeve top, a pattern transformation made easy

bell sleeve top

The focus of this tutorial is to teach you how to transform an existing pattern to adapt it to the bell sleeve top design.  It’s time to use the patterns you already have and learn how to alter them to come up with different outfits. This tutorial works best if … Continue reading

How to Print & Assemble a PDF Sewing Pattern

Tips on how to print and assemble PDF sewing patterns. Good info here.

One of the comments/questions from the recent survey we did was about PDF patterns.  I forget of course that there are a lot of people out there who haven’t used many PDF’s – since I only started sewing recently PDF patterns were already common and I’ve used far more home-print … Continue reading

Pattern Matching & Cutting Fabric – Sew A Skirt Series

How to match fabric designs along seams. Sew A Skirt Series of tutorials for beginners, from So Sew Easy.

Welcome to Episode 3 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series.  The subjects for today are:  Cutting your fabric and pattern matching. How to cut out your fabric Well let’s take a look at fabric. You might have bought something plain without a design like the navy skirt, … Continue reading

How to Print on Fabric at Home – 4 Different Ways

How to print on fabric at home. 4 different methods and products tested and reviewed.

I was drawn to the idea of printing on fabric when I saw some amazing memory quilts shared by one of our readers in the sewing chat group.  She used vintage family photos to create unique quilt blocks for her breath-taking quilts that will surely become treasured family heirlooms. Sadly Facebook … Continue reading