So can you believe that on the 23rd of October it’s 20 years since the first iPod was sold! Whether you have one or not, they have certainly changed the face of technology, and what with iPods, iPhones, iPads, and all the other variations of tablets and smart technology it’s … Continue reading →
Making bag handles and using fabric scraps from your stash is the aim of this tutorial. To set the scene, it is 3 am and as usual I am working late or is it early? –I really don’t know anymore. I realize that I do not have enough fabric for … Continue reading →
I’m delighted today to share with you a tutorial written especially for you by Anke, one of the So Sew Easy readers. She used the Easy Cosmetics Bag pattern and improved it immensely. When she sent me photos, I knew I wanted to sew this so I begged her to … Continue reading →
Today, I’m sharing an easy phone wallet organizer pattern and tutorial that you can make in about an hour. The design uses two standard fat quarters so you probably have the materials in your fabric stash already. This is a great project for both beginners as well as experienced sewists. … Continue reading →
This tutorial is the follow-up of my reversible fabric and vinyl bag on how to make an adjustable strap. This adjustable strap consists of two straps –one longer and one shorter– joined together by a buckle with lobster claws at both ends. The procedure for making the straps and loop … Continue reading →
A few weeks ago I shared an article on what simple embroidery stitches you can find on your sewing machine. In my case, I have a total of 85 stitches. I am trying to make a new project for each stitch, and for this one, my metal frame embroidered bag, … Continue reading →
This week, something bad happened to my sunglasses. Oops. They were floating around in my bag while it was briefly raining and the next time I took them out, the lens was broken. That’s the second pair this month I’ve broken. And don’t talk to me about reading glasses – … Continue reading →
I’ve made a few projects with the insulated thermal lining before, the Long Arm Oven Mitts, the Can Cozy and Easy Quilted Pot Holders. So when Daniela from On the Cutting Floor wrote to me with some more ideas she had, we were inspired to create a couple more projects … Continue reading →
I’ve always been impressed by butcher knife rolls and Victorian physician surgical tools rolls: One of my dreams (and I have quite a few), was to have something similar for my sewing tools, a sort of emergency kit I can grab to take with me when I spend my lunch break finishing … Continue reading →
Here’s a fun and easy little project that is perfect for beginners. It will help you learn some techniques like sewing zippers and boxing corners. It would also make a great gift to show off your sewing skills. Sometimes you don’t need a big bag. Just something small enough to … Continue reading →
I was working on a bag design and wanted to create a particular type of handle. Not the usual bag handle where you simply fold the fabric into 4 and topstitch. I wanted a ‘nicer’ handle, one with two different fabrics so it would be reversible and feature both of … Continue reading →
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