My projects

All of the completed projects in date order.  Clicking each one will take you to the appropriate post so you can find out more.  Don't forget to also check out the free patterns page and the pattern store for premium content.

paper napkin decoupage
yoga shorts pattern
hooded cardigan
unisex pajama pattern
fabric belt
unisex pajama bottom
long romper
t-shirt dress pattern
belted pouch
paper bag pants
batwing sweater top
burlap shopping bag
wide leg pants pattern
reversible crossbody handbag
Reversible Fabric Vinyl Tote
carpet tote bag
sewing scissors pouch patterns
vampire cape pattern
midi skirt
denim midi skirt
placemat clutch bag

oven mitt pattern
Sewing mat organizer
easy pleated skirt pattern
embroidered velvet hoodie pattern
high-low t-shirt
small canvas tote bag
walking shorts pattern
simple boat neck top pattern
running belt
small backpack pattern
bucket bag pattern
small fur tote
Christmas apron pattern
fur scarf
mini backpack coin purse pattern
table mat
fabric easter egg
sports bra pattern
easy gloves pattern
hoodie pattern
sweatpants pattern
Christmas table runner
phone wallet organizer
detachable collar
cardigan pattern
racerback tank t-shirt
metal frame purse pattern
chemo headwear pattern
easy bow tie pattern
Easter bunny clothing
fabric easter bunny
fur pompom earrings
hem a skirt

fringed bath mat
Fabric scrap project
pleated blouse
leather and fabric handbag
Ultimate Beach Blanket
easy sweater pattern
coin purse pattern
scarf refashioned
anti pickpocket bag
culottes tutorial
kimono top
crushed velvet dress
Mens Pajama Shorts
folded shopping bag
valentines day dress
easy tassle
fabric stencils
RFID shielded handbag
easy cardigan
making bag handles
easy tunic
summer dress
easy romper
Boho Chic Tunic
easy long cardigan
knitted hat
easy christmas decoration
Flared t-shirt
reversible skirt
perfect beach dress
fabric covered basket
boho chic belt
crafty burlap ideas
halloween costumes for kids
Crafty Crayon Roll
Kraft Tex wallet pattern. I live the slimline and functional look of the this Kraft Tex wallet - must give this new stuff a try.
Small Fringed Bag
easy headband

Scrappy Christmas Table Mat tutorial. That tree is made up of all the tiniest pieces - how its done is genius!
Quick and easy snowflake coasters to sew in either fabric or no-sew in felt too. Fun kids activity or ideal hostess gifts too.
Oh yes, this simple idea is what I need for those long car trips. The kids could sleep so much better wiht one of these seatbelt pillows.
Free sewing pattern for an easy shrug. 1 pattern piece, 3 seams and its done!
Getting started in paper piecing. A look at beginner level to expert level paper piecing, links to free patterns.
Free sewing pattern and tutorial - A Free People inspired kimono dress!
free bag pattern
This skirt goes straight to the top of my summer sewing list! The cotton jersay is great, but I LOVE the drape in the ITY knit version.
This larger sized sleep mask pattern really makes sure no light gets in and is perfect for travel or daytime naps. It's lined with satin for a luxury feel.
One piece free pattern for this pretty lace coverup. Ideal for modesty over a strapless dress.
Teeny Tiny Zipper Pouches - pretty much everyone I know will be getting one of these as a gift this year. Addictive free pattern!
easy dress pattern
darth vader apron pattern
This dress is so elegant. I love how easy it is to sew too. h and it's a free pattern!
Oh wow, on my summer sewing list for sure. Free pattern and tutorial on how to make this tropical wrap maxi dress pattern.
fit and flare dress pattern
Easy way to make a pillow out of a shirt - already has a button closure ready to use for the back!
I HAVE to make me one of these. Print your own fabric with a sewing pattern envelope and make your own sewing pattern zipper pouch. NEED IT!
Bunny Silhouette Hot Pad Tutorial
Heart pincushion. I like that its a larger size.
Bargello style quilted Halloween Table Runner. Great idea to try out bargello patterns.
Just what I've been looking for. Free pattern for a work dress that looks smart but fun.
Serger Pepper Guest Post - Sewing Caddy Free Pattern
I love this article (and tutorial) about sending out your quilt top for long-arm quilting. This gal has an evil mind with her gathered quilt!
I always wondered how to make a rag quilt, and this is a great tutorial. Has a video and a photo step by step. Snuggly-wuggly goodness :-)
pleated skirt pattern
Love the bright colors in this Spring Applique Pillow Cover idea. The raised flowers and buttons add a nice touch.
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!
Clear vinyl project pouches
Free sewing pattern for this easy summer dress. Love the circle skirt and the v-neckline at the back.
At last a bag pattern and tutorial for how to sew a bag that looks like you bought it. And its a free pattern too.
OOh, so cute. Need this sewing mug rug next to my machine for my coffee.
OOh this is so 'sweet'. A Christmas baking gingerbread mug rug pattern. I love how the details and icing are created.
I love the fact this dress is reversible. The v back is so cool for summer, and would make a nice date night dress too. And the pattern is free - can't beat that!
Love this - so cute! I'll be making some for a wedding anniversary gift, but nice for Valentines too
Sew this Autumn Harvest mug rug pattern. Nice for Thanksgiving tables too.
kraft tex wallet
All the bright and crazy colors of the Caribbean combined in a single easy quilt for beginners. Don't like it bright? You can make this from any 6 inch strips.
round bag pattern
Make your own insulated lunch bags with your favorite fabrics. Includes make your own laminated fabrics for a wipe-clean option too.
How to make this stunning reversible color block pillow with knife pleat panel and cording. Videos help you every step of the way.
Squeal! A chance to show my geeky side and my love of Sci-Fi with this free apron pattern. Running to the fabric shop right now!
Ideal for beginners. Full video tutorial on how to make a quilt as you go scrappy pot holder with binding. Anyone can do it!
fold over bag pattern
gate-fold bag pattern
Pattern from the Just for You Selfish sewing book. This is the Painters Clutch Bag.
The Trinity Bag is a triple zipper pouch all joined together and closed with a flap and with a removable strap. I've never seen a pattern for a bag like this before - I need one!
Cat and quilts. Three-legged cat gets a quilt of his own. So sweet!
Pockets A-Plenty Purse
Sew your own designer dress using the simple Lilly Shift Dress pattern. Ideas for designer style embellishments.
Want to learn more about sewing bags? This tote bag pattern sew-along includes so much info with videos, photos and lots of helpful links and tips.
A completely gathered and pleated quilt - how would the long-arm quilter manage with this and how would it look in the end? Gorgeous or a disaster?
Sew your own designer dress using the simple Lilly Shift Dress pattern. Ideas for designer style embellishments.
Quick and simple jelly roll quilt, made with a single jelly roll plus a solid for sashing. Love the modern look.
Fold Over Clutch Bag Pattern - denim and cotton fabrics combined to create stylish unique clutch
Wow, I love this idea. How to print your own fabric in any design you like and great a roject with it. These vintage envelope bags look great!
Love this tablet bag pattern.. Nice and padded, separate pocket for the tablet, stylish, and a big zipper pocket in back for charger, wallet, etc. This is going everywhere with me!
Printable sheet of 'handmade' labels. Print on fabric at home to create your own deisgner sewing labels.
Full step by step video tutorial on how to make the Della Wallet from Swoon Patterns.
Free sewing pattern for this diagonal striped maxi skirt. Of course it doesn't have to be striped but it looks great either way!
How to make this box frame clutch purse. I didn't know it was so easy! Looks very professional, even I can do this. No sewing involved.
Great bag for beginners. THe hardware makes it look smart and trendy but it's still an easy to sew purse
How to sew an invisible zipper into the side seam of a pillow cover. I love this look!
Love this pattern for beginners. Simple wristlet purse with a few nice features such as a padded pocket and a place for cards too.
How to make a custom quilted tech/tablet cover with pocket for your earbuds or charger. Nice idea to have the zippered pocket.
Free pattern and lots of detailed photos on how to sew a coin purse using a sew-in purse frame. All my girl friends are getting these this year :-)
I knocked this up in just a few minutes. Funa dneasy to sew rag quilt pillow.
cross body bag pattern
Pattern and instructions on how to sew your own serger cover for the popular Brother 1034d serger
How to turn a simple jelly roll into an eyecatching quilt. Ideal for beginners, no complicated blocks or angles.
Essential Family and Travel Passport Wallet. This one contains space for a family of 2 or 4 - much more useful.
So cute and ideal for a toddler easter egg hunt or a cute baby toy. Quick enough to run up a whole bunch of these easy Easter chick softies.
Video tutorial for how to sew the GLENDS Convertible Clutch bag from Swoon Patterns.
Moved to Tiers Tunic
How to sew a card wallet for your man and use 'manly' style hardware so he'll actually love it. On my to do list for Fathers Day.
crossover top pattern
Quick and easy project for Valentines Day. Made in a flash.
Review of the Craftsy Class on Bra Making, Construction and Fit. Adding lace and working on the perfect fit.
Jewelry purse for home or travel. Has a place for everything and all explained in the video tutorial.
skirt pattern
Making my 2nd quilt. Cherie Jubilee from a ready made kit. Love the mix of vintage and modern fabrics.
Padded Laptop Bag Tutorial. Nice and quick and easy but strong too.
Nice idea. Get well soon tissue box cover with pocket for your chap stick, cough drops etc
Making my 2nd quilt. Cherie Jubilee from a ready made kit. Love the mix of vintage and modern fabrics.
Christmas Baby Bibs to sew includes bib pattern and 2 appliques.
Love this twist on the front of this dress. Flattering and yet its easy to sew. (Video)

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Ann Jagger
Ann Jagger

I’ve just seen your Cascade Cardigan pattern and was wondering if it could be made out of light weight fleece. I intend to get the pattern either way but need the advice before I buy any material. Thanking you in advance for any advice you can give. Ann

Mayra Cecilia
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Reply to  Ann Jagger

Hi Ann, I would not use fleece, you need a fabric that falls and hugs the shoulders so it does not look bulky.


I remember you from the original Craftsy. unfortunately for me the original computer I downloaded your patterns on died just after I downloaded them from there. I am so happy to have the opportunity to do so again on a brand new machine. Thanks so much for being so creative.

Mayra Cecilia
Noble Member
Reply to  CJ

Hi CJ, like Craftsy so-sew-easy, also changed hands, I (Mayra Cecilia) have been here since late 2015 when I bought the site and all social media from Deby, let me know if I can assist you on anything.

Patricia M Prewitt
Patricia M Prewitt

I purchased the Lily Shift Dress pattern this morning and thought I downloaded the pattern but I am not able to find it. Can you send me the link to the pattern. I cannot wait to make this dress. Thank you.

Mayra Cecilia
Noble Member

Is this the link you used to pay for the pattern?


I wished you would use the metric system….

Mayra Cecilia
Noble Member
Reply to  Filippe

Sorry, Filippe, I studied fashion design in the USA and that is what is used there, this is why. But, you can purchase a measuring tape with both systems today. Like this one

Sandra Grey
Sandra Grey

Do you have a pattern for a ‘boyfriend shirt’. I have been looking for a free download but cannot find one

Mayra Cecilia
Noble Member
Reply to  Sandra Grey

Coming soon.


I’m looking for a sewing pattern for a Lawn Ornament Goose. I just bought a goose at a garage sale, She had to be painted and the clothes she had on had to be thrown out. Really bad. She looks great now that she has been painted. She now needs outfits.

Sue Colantoni
Sue Colantoni

I would love to get the pattern for the caravan sewing machine cover and pin cushion. How can I get these?


thanks for sharing the pajama patterns, so handy to have with all these new designs and prints available

Charlotte Fore Riewestahl
Charlotte Fore Riewestahl

I found your video tutorials on how to do a hanging dish towel but I can’t find the pattern. Is it a free pattern or do I have to buy one?

So Sew Easy
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Hi Charlotte, can you please send me a link to the video you’re referring to? Happy to try to help. Kind regards, Mayra


I really like your patterns, however today it has taken me 2 hours just to read the wonky Christmas star mug rug. The web page keeps jumping all over the place and the pop ups are too big, the computer is continually recovering the page. Too much stuff running in the background. Even this comment took 20 minutes.

Mayra Cecilia
Noble Member
Reply to  Alice

Hi Alice, I am afraid it is on your computer and browser history and not our site. We do not have pop up advertising on our site, those days are gone when we had to get any kind of advertising company to be able to pay for the site. You need to clean our cookie and cache, erase your search history and/or change browsers.


I found your site a few months back. I thoroughly enjoy it. I do not like sewing for myself because everything I have ever made I threw away. Patterns were not made for my shape. I try and alter them but make a mess of them. But I believe I will try again your outfits are so cute. Thanks for all your hard work and your desire to share it with others.

Mayra Cecilia
Noble Member
Reply to  Angela

You are welcome Angela, please enjoy!

Genevieve Caswell
Genevieve Caswell

Thank you for giving all of us such great ideas & telling us how to do them. God Bless! & keep up the good work. 🙂


Excellent! Found both. Thanks much. Hope I don’t get in too much trouble trying to find things… Thnks.

Fran Perks
Fran Perks

Oh, PS to my previous note. Just bought material for the tropical wrap pattern you shared so kind heartedly with us. I was also wondering if you have a pattern (to buy/free) for pyjamas. Thanks…

Fran Perks
Fran Perks

Hi Deby – I saw something about 30 summer dresses. Can’t find them. Or are they shown in “My Projects”, ? Also, do I sign in somewhere to your site. Can’t find that either? Thanks, again, for your help. Fran.

mary saw
mary saw

thank you so much for the burpys. I made them for my friend. She will love them.

Shaina Cobb
Shaina Cobb

These projects are amazing! I am a beginner so the simple things really catch my eye! Thank you for sharing these with us!

Jody Neermann

This site is fabulous! I love to sew and experience a lot of troubles with the commercial patterns fitting properly. You provide great insight on how to fix things. My current project is the long version of simplicity 2219. I love what you did with the back and plan to implement that change. Thank you very much for taking the time to create this site!


I loved your work. I live in Brazil, and here haven’t moldes decent clothes, I’m gospel so, iI prefer chothes more long and closet. Sorry the wrong of English. Bye.


Some good stuff here 🙂