There are so many nice label shops out there, especially on Etsy. I’ve been wanting to get some custom sewing labels for myself for some time now, but for wanting so many different styles, it would cost me a fortune. Now that I know how to make them for next … Continue reading →
This bucket bag pattern is the ideal project for those of you who would like to experiment with different materials. A couple of weeks ago I showed you a round bag made with cord. This time I am using upholstery fabric which is a very short pile velour to see … Continue reading →
You know sometimes how you just assume that everyone knows the same things that you know. Just small little snippets of information picked up from random sources over time and just filed away? Often these can be bizarre facts about cats, random dates in history, or the funny middle names … Continue reading →
Role In The Fashion Design Process The fashion design process is a creative and iterative process that involves several steps. It starts with inspiration and research, and it ends with a finished garment that is ready for production. Clothing design templates are one tool that designers can use throughout the … Continue reading →
Making a simple tote bag is probably one of the best introductory sewing projects, but where do you go after that? How do you advance your sewing skills but still make a project that won’t overwhelm, or be too complicated? Well, I think that adding a lining to your bag … Continue reading →
This long sweater vest has no buttons or zippers, instead has a long binding, so it is easy to make. It has an A-line shape, so follow the lines of your body A couple of weeks ago, I shared a long sweater vest pattern in S-XL, which the readers of … Continue reading →
This is the easiest way I know of how to sew piping to a flap or a collar. You can use this technique to make an iconic Chanel-inspired jacket, a sophisticated set of silk pajamas, or even cushions. When I was in design school, the thought of adding piping to a … Continue reading →
Article Summary Where Did It Come From? Where Is It Grown? Pima cotton is a high-quality cotton variety that is known for its strength, durability, and softness. The origins of Pima cotton can be traced back to the early 1900s when it was first cultivated in the United States. The … Continue reading →
If you’ve gotten tired of hand stitching, but aren’t ready to make the big commitment that is buying a full sewing machine, or you’re looking for a really handy tool to add to your sewing arsenal, than a handheld sewing machine might be for you. Article Summary Quick Reference Why … Continue reading →
After many reader requests, I wanted to come up with a design for an easy sweater pattern for non-knitters. Knitting is one of my passions but, since I started designing at So-Sew-Easy.com I have had no time for it at all. But I do miss knitting. Often, I think of a dress or … Continue reading →
Singapore…the lion of Asia and the country where I have lived most of my life, and I still call home. The first time I arrived in Singapore, I was a newlywed. My husband and I ended up living one year at the Hyatt in Orchard Road; his company employer paid … Continue reading →
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