It has taken me a couple of years and three visits to Finland to write this article, but, as the saying goes the third time is the charm and I was finally able to accomplish my goal of visiting the Marimekko printing factory at their headquarters in Helsinki. Anyone that … Continue reading →
You might have noticed that I lost some weight this year. 35lbs ! Yay. Gradually it had crept on over the last 3 years and now it’s gone again. So to celebrate, I wanted to make something figure-hugging, a new dress I knew my husband would love. Something for work … Continue reading →
I continue my journey in search of sewing inspiration in the wonderful city of Tallin, the capital of the Baltic nation of Estonia. It’s only a two-hour ferry ride (80 km/50 miles) from Helsinki where I was able to visit Marimekko and I find myself in what is without a doubt … 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 →
Will Polyester Shink?: Pretty and Practical Polyester Questions Answered Do you enjoy the easy, wash and wear convenience of modern polyester fabrics? You can machine wash polyester with confidence, giving no thought to the question, “Will polyester shrink?” It will not. You can buy or sew garments with confidence they … Continue reading →
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS GIVEAWAY HAS EXPIRED. PLEASE CHECK BACK ON THE HOME PAGE AS WE FREQUENTLY RUN SIMILAR GIVEAWAYS. We haven’t done this for a while. Let’s get back on track! We like to reward our readers with occasional giveaways of some of our paid patterns. However, I just realised we … Continue reading →
I’d like to show you a tutorial on how to make a removable lined pouch to add to any bag. This is an especially useful little addition when your bag doesn’t have enough pockets. I love totes but they are notorious for not having enough pockets. I have also made a … Continue reading →
Is someone in your family absolutely in love with dinosaurs? Dinosaurs are popular with kids of all ages. They make wonderful subjects of sewing projects from the most simple to some that could be pretty complicated. My son really loved dinosaurs when he was a baby. I developed the Pinch … Continue reading →
Haven’t you fantasized about being a 1930’s woman wearing that elegant dress that your favorite Hollywood actress wore during her time? Perhaps you’re looking forward to sewing your own dropped-waist dress, just like the ones which were in style during the early ‘1920s. If so, let’s take a quick look … Continue reading →
The High-Low T-shirt is the perfect item to hide your panty line. Let’s face it, girls, sometimes depending on the mood and “time of the month,” we feel like wearing an underwear that leaves us with the dreaded panty line. We’re not always in the mood for a tiny g-string, … Continue reading →
Stop! Before you embark on your next sewing project, you might learn a thing or two from this article… Retro fashion is regularly making a comeback in the fashion cycle and many people are showing a preference for wearing garments from the past. ‘Retro’ refers to a look that is … Continue reading →
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