How to Print & Assemble a PDF Sewing Pattern

Tips on how to print and assemble PDF sewing patterns. Good info here.

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

Pattern Matching & Cutting Fabric – Sew A Skirt Series

How to match fabric designs along seams. Sew A Skirt Series of tutorials for beginners, from So Sew Easy.

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

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

How to Choose Fabric – How to Sew A Skirt Series

How to choose fabric - part of the Sew A Skirt series on So Sew Easy

Welcome to Episode 1 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series.  The subject for today is:  Overview, tools and equipment, and how to choose fabric. Overview Let’s have a look at the skirt we are going to make together.  It’s a simple skirt but flattering and versatile.  Can … Continue reading

How to Print on Fabric at Home – 4 Different Ways

How to print on fabric at home. 4 different methods and products tested and reviewed.

I was drawn to the idea of printing on fabric when I saw some amazing memory quilts shared by one of our readers in the sewing chat group.  She used vintage family photos to create unique quilt blocks for her breath-taking quilts that will surely become treasured family heirlooms. Sadly Facebook … 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

Free Little Black Dress Pattern

Little Black Dress pattern - free sewing pattern for the perfect party dress from So Sew Easy.

Summer is coming!  It’s time to think about what you’ll wear for the season this year.  Want to wow them at the summer office party?  Then you’ll need something ‘on-trend’ and with lace, one-shoulder and asymmetrical dresses all being in fashion, I’ve combined to create a free little black dress … Continue reading

Here Are My Top 8 Tips for Sewing Faster

Tips for Sewing Faster

People sew for all kinds of reasons. Some, like me, consider sewing as a passionate hobby –which I practice as often as I can. Whereas for others, it can be a means of livelihood or sewing to sell. Whatever the reason you pursue this wonderful hobby, there is nothing wrong in … Continue reading