A wrap dress I sewed quite a while back now has a matching belt. It fits OK at the waist when I wear it as the waist is in the right place (because we all make our clothes to fit us as best we can right), but it bugs me … Continue reading →
This summer blouse pattern is a way of remembering a friend and a gift to the many ladies that have been asking for a blouse that can cover the forearms. There are five big requests I get when the weather starts to get warmer. One of them is a blouse … Continue reading →
Denim is a very popular fabric these days and is synonymous with jeans. Because the fabric is so common, many sewists have limited experience with it so I wanted to offer some tips and tricks for sewing denim. First, however, some background. Today term “jeans” usually refers to a specific style of … Continue reading →
This simple face mask with visor is an idea that was sent in by Mary Smith from Olympia, Washington about 3 weeks ago. Since then it has become the third most requested pattern in the history of So-Sew-Easy. I think face masks may be here to stay, so I’ll be … Continue reading →
So what is shirring anyway? In preparation for a new project this week, I want to introduce you to a technique called shirring (which is sometimes known as smocking) with a simple practice tutorial. According to Wikipedia, “shirring is two or more rows of gathers that are used to decorate … Continue reading →
A quick and easy bralette pattern to make the perfect accessory for the summer days to be worn with or without modesty cups. This item of clothing it is not to be worn as support but rather as a pretty and sexy accessory. It is warm –so warm that the … Continue reading →
This project is an easy surgical scrub cap pattern. It is for protecting your family, and for donating to the health workers who are having a hard time fighting the coronavirus pandemic. I have already shared a pattern for a pair of scrub pants and a mask that are very … Continue reading →
“Where is my…….?” That must be one question I ask myself at least 5 times a day. I lose just about everything (much to the chagrin of my family..) and I have to admit that I am a messy worker. I waste a lot of time looking for things I … Continue reading →
This simple long sleeves t-shirt pattern will allow you to make tops that are great to wear over jeans, skirts, scrubs, wide-leg pants, and culottes. As well as an alternative to a pajama top. I realize that our new reality is making us spend a great deal of time at … Continue reading →
Irene did a great photo article earlier this week on how to clean a sewing machine. I’ve been neglecting mine recently, half on purpose actually, so I could give it a good clean out and take some video while I did it. Mine is simpler than hers, I can’t access many … Continue reading →
Ciao! MammaNene from Serger Pepper here, coming back after the article that helped you choose your first serger and the tutorial for making your own cute padded laptop bag. Today I’m talking to you about two of my favorite topics (but only if sewing-related!): cleaning and maintenance! How to clean your sewing machine As you may know, I try … Continue reading →
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