Shirred Waist Wide Leg Pants for Casual & Chic Elegance

Shirred waist wide leg pants for a casual-chic elegant look that will take you throughout the year in a comfortable nature-loving style. Take it from me, I have been wearing this design for years and have made these pants in black, beige, and pinstripe fabrics. At first look these pants … Continue reading

FREE & EASY Phone Wallet Organizer Pattern and Tutorial

phone wallet organizer

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

Free Sewing Pattern – Summer Drape Top

Summer Drape Top. Free sewing pattern and step by step photo tutorial from So Sew Easy.

The latest release in my range of free sewing patterns and tutorials – the Summer Drape Top. Designed for softly draping knit fabrics, this blouse is easy to make, flattering, cool and strappy, with tummy covering draping and a rounded hemline in the front.  And I’ve made it with wide enough straps that … Continue reading

Waterfall Top – FREE Sewing Pattern

waterfall top

I’m so excited to bring you the free sewing pattern this month for the Waterfall Top.  I LOVE this top so much that I think it really shows in my face in these photos.  Wearing it just makes me smile.  I’ve got a bright pink one and one in mint … Continue reading

It’s a Wrap Top – FREE Pattern

wrap top free pattern

I’ve had this pattern on my mind for a while now and at last, ‘It’s a Wrap!’ The Wrap Top is loosely based on the original Wrap Dress pattern that has been downloaded thousands of times and been one of the most popular patterns on the site so far.  This … Continue reading

The Skirt Pattern, Ease & Seam Allowances – How to Sew A Skirt Series

Sew A Skirt series from So Sew Easy. All about laying out and cutting fabric, pattern matching and grain lines. Great beginners series.

Welcome to Episode 2 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series.  The subjects for today are:  Drafting your custom fit pattern, and all about ease and seam allowances. Drafting your custom fit skirt pattern I admit it – I’m a funny shape.  No hourglass figure for me – … Continue reading

Overblouse Top Pattern – Keeping Cool While Covering Up

This is the overblouse top pattern that I promised in last week’s project; the spaghetti strap top. This overblouse can give your look an extra flare or give you a little warmth for an unexpected evening chill This overblouse top pattern makes a blouse that can be used open or … Continue reading

Nautical Mug Rug – am I in fashion?

Bring summer to your table all year round with this fun nautical mug rug template and instructions.

I heard that everything nautical was in fashion this year.  Nautical has always been one of my favorite styles in art, decor and sometimes clothes too.  If that makes me fashionable, it will be the first time in about 25 years!  They say everything comes around again if you wait … Continue reading

Spaghetti Strap Top Pattern – Our First Summer Project

Our first summer project is going to be an easy-to-make spaghetti strap top pattern. It’s a classic casual piece of clothing that’s probably in every woman’s wardrobe. But…. This is a big but, and one that I had a hard time understanding until I had a talk with my mom, … Continue reading

Teeny Tiny Mini Zipper Pouch Keyring

Teeny tiny zipper pouch, coin purse or add to your key ring.

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