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 →
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 →
This week I want to show you how to add extra pockets to any tote bag. I’ll demonstrate this with the extra pockets I added at the bottom of the small canvas tote bag that was recently published on our site. Please also check out the full video tutorial showing all … Continue reading →
We are going to be learning how to sew an unlined patch pocket or “applied pocket” as they are professionally known. This is the third tutorial in our pockets series. As I have mentioned before, pockets are classified into three categories: inseam, slashed, and applied pockets and of course, there are variations … Continue reading →
The age-old, immensely feminine, and ever-evolving skirt is a staple in the wardrobe of anyone who’s proud to call herself a woman and it comes in more skirt styles than most of us can imagine or certainly name by memory. When building up your wardrobe and planning for your next … Continue reading →
Generally speaking, sewing machines in the current market come with a great range of functionality. However, one of the most important tasks, perhaps the backbone of every impeccable garment, is understanding the various stitching techniques every machine has to offer. No matter the complexity or style of your sewing machine, … Continue reading →
Do you have garments you’ve either made or bought that have facings? How do you like them? Some of mine seem to work well, others are too big, floppy, irritating, show through to the right side, or just keep getting in the way somehow. So how do you finish … Continue reading →
Do you own anything with a lettuce edge hem? Typically seen on little girls’ clothes, but often in women’s clothing too, on the hemline of casuals and maxi dresses. This curly-wurly hemline looks pretty and is practical too, adding no bulk to the hemline and no fabric is turned up … Continue reading →
Following my earlier article on staystitching, Anne Bell left a message on the Facebook page to say she would like to learn more about Understitching. Me too Anne, so I’ve read lots of articles on the matter and carried out a few tests. I admit, sometimes when it came to … Continue reading →
Here are three ways to make an easy tassel. Tassels have been made and used for centuries from the times of ancient Rome until today as ornaments, embellishments, and decorations. They were often viewed as symbols of power and prestige. Today, they mainly just make things like our handbags and curtain … Continue reading →
Have You Ever Wondered How to Sew Waterproof Fabric? There are many uses for waterproof fabric ranging from outdoor furniture, tents, and awnings to sports clothing. Waterproof items are, however, only as good as the type of seam that is used when making them. If the seams on something leak … Continue reading →
Search this site
Welcome to Our Site
We are delighted that you found your way to So Sew Easy! We are here to inspire you, guide you, and also learn with you.
If you can donate a few dollars to help us keep running the site, we would be very grateful!