It is possible to live without the plastic that leaches into everything around us. Many people, especially those with young children, are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential health effects of all the plastic we are exposed to every day. There are many ways to avoid the use of plastic … Continue reading →
I’m delighted today to share with you a tutorial written especially for you by Anke, one of the So Sew Easy readers. She used the Easy Cosmetics Bag pattern and improved it immensely. When she sent me photos, I knew I wanted to sew this so I begged her to … Continue reading →
Different materials may need different handling for a sewing project to be successful. For leather and sewing with fur, however, the key is being prepared. This means trying out the stitch on other material to get it right before you start work on the leather. Mistakes on leather leave holes … Continue reading →
You may not know it but… You may not know it but the chevron is one of the oldest symbols in human history. According to Wikipedia: Appearing on pottery and petrographs throughout the ancient world, the chevron can be considered as one of the oldest symbols in human history, with V-shaped markings occurring as … Continue reading →
Minimalism in fashion sewing emerged in 1914 when Madeleine Vonnet, the French fashion designer who established her first fashion house in Paris in 1912, introduced her signature bias cut to her Grecian dress. In 1964, Andre Courges created his space-age look with a dress embellished by squares, trapezoids, and triangles … Continue reading →
Today, I’m sharing an easy phone wallet organizer pattern and tutorial that you can make in about an hour. The design uses two standard fat quarters so you probably have the materials in your fabric stash already. This is a great project for both beginners as well as experienced sewists. … Continue reading →
This simple but important knit fabric stretch test will help you decide what size to choose for a pattern and what to do with the fabric you already have on hand. Why should you know this? The best reason I can give you is that it will really let you leverage … Continue reading →
Here’s are some fun ideas to use those old towels Almost everyone seems to have lots of old towels around the house. However, something that not everyone considers is that these, sometimes tattered, old towels can be a great source of fabric for many simple and fun sewing patterns and … Continue reading →
Continuing on in the series about how to sew seams, for those of us without a serger. Today, a simple one suitable for lots of applications and one I remember being taught in school a long, long time ago. Even if you have the simplest of sewing machines that only … Continue reading →
I’m calling this peplum summer top – Capri, I’ll explain the name in a little while. It is one of my key projects for this summer. Why? Because it’s very easy to make and, above all, a must-have part of your wardrobe if you are above your ideal weight, like … Continue reading →
In terms of safety, sewing is certainly a lot safer than skydiving, bullfighting, or even just driving a car. That being said, sewing does still present some genuine dangers so sewing machine safety is critical. Today’s sewing machines are run by electricity and have dangerous moving parts like sharp needles; this means … Continue reading →
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