This week I had the chance to peruse a review copy of this fun book Stitch ‘n Swap! The book is full of practical tips for organizing a swap, everything from choosing a theme, and putting together a group to setting guidelines and dealing with dropouts. Sew, Give, and Receive. These are the basic … Continue reading →
Doesn’t everyone just love turtles? Turtles and tortoises are wonderful creatures. The shape and texture of their shells and skin are fascinating and fun to try to replicate in fabric. Here’s a huge list of turtle sewing patterns that I think you’ll enjoy if you love these creatures too. I’ve … Continue reading →
This is the first part of a tutorial using the burlap shopping bag pattern. You’ll be able to make the complete bag in the first part, but in the second part, I will show you how to create the print for this type of fabric. On my recent trip to … Continue reading →
The choices of clothes we wear can greatly affect our environment. While it is not known to many, clothing can have a seriously damaging effect on our surroundings. Being responsible citizens of this earth, we must take the necessary actions to lessen our impact on the environment. Making the right choices … Continue reading →
Halloween is a great time of year to have friends over. Costumes optional, although with some of our friends, it’s sometimes hard to tell! Whether you are having a full-on party, just a few friends over for nibbles or a family dinner, it’s fun to put together a Halloween table … Continue reading →
European-American Quilting History In my last article about quilting history called Learn Some Quilting Traditions Passed on for Generations, I mentioned the fact that the African-American quilting tradition is not very well documented. The European-American quilting textile tradition, on the other hand, is only slightly better documented I’ve discovered. Learn Some Quilting … Continue reading →
This is a relaunch of one of our most popular patterns ever on So Sew Easy. This cute wrap dress pattern is fun and easy to make and looks great. The front has a cross-over bodice with pleats, there’s a straight skirt and an optional elastic waist, with a matching … Continue reading →
Do you like wrap tops too? I really love wrap tops and blouses. They are so comfortable and easy to wear. They can be both casual and more formal too. We have a couple of different wrap tops on our site. One is linked below. However, I wanted to see … Continue reading →
Family quilting traditions have been passed on for generations since the 1600’s or even earlier. In those days, the women (sometimes the men too!) in the family created a quilt as present for a family member who is about to get married or was expecting a child. Quilts were considered … Continue reading →
Did you see the earlier article about the clear project and storage bags I made with the snap tops? These have been very handy for sorting and storing my small sewing supplies. I can quickly see what is in all of the bags without having to open them. Hubby even … Continue reading →
Wide leg pants are sometimes called Palazzo pants although the designs can vary a little. This wide-leg pants pattern is sure to give you a long and elegant look. At least that’s what I am told every time I wear these pants. I am currently in the southern hemisphere. The … Continue reading →
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