Metal Frame Embroidered Bag Pattern – Mixing Machine & Hand Embroidery

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

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