Tropical Wrap Dress maxi dress pattern hack

Oh wow, on my summer sewing list for sure. Free pattern and tutorial on how to make this tropical wrap maxi dress pattern.

The most downloaded pattern from So Sew Easy is the Wrap Dress. It came second in the Craftsy best pattern award some years ago when Craftsy was still a thing and at the time of writing has been downloaded more than 100,000 times!  If I had a dollar for each … Continue reading

What Basic Sewing Machine Embroidery Stitches Can You Find On Your Machine?

What basic sewing machine embroidery stitches can you find already on your machine?  In some machines, these types of stitches are also known as decorative stitches.  Most machines come with a series of these stitches, on my machine I’m fortunate to have many more than I thought. I am the … Continue reading

Anti Pickpocket Bag: FREE pattern, tutorial, and video sew-along

anti pickpocket bag

This is my take on an anti-pickpocket bag made of fabric with twisted handles.  I’m calling it Helsinki and here’s the backstory to this design: As many of our regular readers know, I was recently away on vacation with my family.  During the break, we managed to visit the Bernina … Continue reading

The Placket Pattern & Tutorial – For The Tailored Shirt Look

placket tutorial

This is the placket pattern & tutorial.  A placket is a detail often used in tailored shirts and blouses. This is one of the skills that will raise your sewing to the next level. But first, let’s make sure everyone knows what we’re talking about.  According to Wikipedia: A placket (also spelled placquet) … Continue reading