Cascade Cardigan Pattern – Perfect Mid Season Wear For Nonknitters

Cascade cardigan pattern

In both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, the change of seasons seems to have come on a little late.  Down here we’ve only just had our first few days of somewhat warm weather.  Personally, can’t wait for the warmth to come back for good.  For all you in the Northern … Continue reading

Scrappy Reversible Halloween Table Mats

Great way to use jelly rolls or scraps for a scrappy look. Love the silhouette applique on the back.

Halloween is a great time of year to have friends over.  Costumes optional, although with some of our friends, it’s sometimes hard to tell! Whether you are having a full-on party, just a few friends over for nibbles or a family dinner, it’s fun to put together a Halloween table … Continue reading

Wrap Dress Pattern – Free Sewing Pattern

Wrap dress pattern - free sewing pattern. Easy to sew and great looking wrap dress - everyone should have at least one of these. From So Sew Easy.

This is a relaunch of one of our most popular patterns ever on So Sew Easy.   This cute wrap dress pattern is fun and easy to make and looks great. The front has a cross-over bodice with pleats, there’s a straight skirt and an optional elastic waist, with a matching … Continue reading

How to Make Clear Vinyl Zipper Bags

How to make clear vinyl zipper bags. I use mine to keep fabric, thread, pattern and zipper together for planned projects, but these are good for lots of things. Think first aid kit!

Did you see the earlier article about the clear project and storage bags I made with the snap tops?  These have been very handy for sorting and storing my small sewing supplies.  I can quickly see what is in all of the bags without having to open them. Hubby even … Continue reading

The Baby Seam Finish – A Strong Finish For Delicate Fabrics

Baby Seam Finish

The baby seam finish hails from the faraway land of Haute Couture, France.  Who exactly came up with such a stitch is unknown, as well as when it came into use. However, by the 1920s and ’30s, it became very widely used and we can see many period examples. This … Continue reading

How to Install Bag Feet – 2 Styles Explained

How to install bag feet, different types and where else to use them

I’m always looking for ways to make my homemade bags looks more professional and although it does increase the cost, adding hardware such as clasps, feet, grommets, sliders, straps, rivets, studs, and handles really does make them look great. Today I’m looking at a couple of examples of bag feet … Continue reading

Double Layer Chiffon Blouse – Free Self-Drafted Pattern Tutorial

So Sew Easy: Chiffon blouse, free pattern and tutorial

Thank you for all of the comments on my recent post – Self drafted halter neck chiffon blouse. Self Drafted Halter Neck Blouse in Chiffon Several visitors asked for a tutorial, and I am happy to oblige.  I’ve made the blouse again in a different fabric – this time a lovely … Continue reading