It seems there are more ways than one to sew a French seam. Continuing on in my quest to learn more about the various types of seam finishes and getting a nice neat result on the inside of my projects, I’ve been reading several tutorials and books on the French … Continue reading →
This flounce wrap skirt pattern is all you need to make a couple of stylish, easy-to-make, easy to wear skirts – suitable for many occasions. I think this is the perfect skirt to take you all the way from Spring to Autumn. Casual dressing with some sandals and a tank … Continue reading →
Looking again today at how to get a nice neat finish on the inside of your projects. This isn’t one technique that might immediately spring to mind and it’s certainly not right for every project, but if you look closely you’ll be surprised how often you might find it on … Continue reading →
The t-shirt dress pattern is a part of my attempt to make a summer wardrobe that is both easy to make and easy to wear. The t-shirt dress is the perfect item to make when you only have a couple of hours to spare and are in need of something practical … Continue reading →
Well, it’s been that time of year when many of us don’t have much time for sewing, me included! Actually, my wardrobe is exploding right now. I was so enthusiastic about my sewing last year that I made so many clothes that I feel almost embarrassed! In a country where … Continue reading →
Welcome to Episode 9 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subject for today is: Lining a Skirt with Zipper – part 2 If you have been following along in the Sew A Skirt series, then you have your basic skirt shape finished complete with darts, zipper … 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 →
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 →
Classic man boxer shorts pattern is my attempt to get more men to join the wonderful world of sewing. So-sew-easy.com has very few patterns for men, and lately many of the project requests I have received through email have been from men. I am going to be sharing a capsule … Continue reading →
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 →
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