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Why Does My Sewing Machine Keep Unthreading? A Checklist

Why Does My Sewing Machine Keep Unthreading? A Checklist

Is your sewing machine unthreading? Find out why your thread keeps coming out of the needle and what to do here. Hey y’all, today we’re going to tackle problems with a sewing machine unthreading. When I taught sewing in public school, I always had students who...

Turtleneck Dress Pattern – Effortless Elegance

Turtleneck Dress Pattern – Effortless Elegance

Winter is coming… And along with the season is the need to look stylish while keeping warm. The turtleneck has been a mainstay of fashion for a long time, with the simple addition of fabric giving the wearer a surprising amount of warmth while providing a...

40+ FREE Linen Sewing Projects & Patterns

40+ FREE Linen Sewing Projects & Patterns

You'll want to check out these free linen sewing projects Linen is one of my favorite fabrics for spring, summer, and autumn. It is a versatile and natural material that can go with almost anything. You can make both casual and elegant garments and not even...

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The Perfect Baby Burp Cloth Pattern

I'm just so excited to be sewing for my 3 friends who are all expecting.  Gives me a chance to knock out lots of small projects from time to time, and take a break from some of the larger projects, pattern designing, and fitting issues that clothes sewing gives...

A Detailed Guide To Sew A Free Peasant Top Pattern

Learn to sew a peasant top pattern for women. This free peasant blouse sewing pattern is easy to make and wear. Hey y’all, today I’m going to show you how to sew a peasant top pattern. I’m also sharing a free pattern, video tutorial and a couple of variations...

How to Shorten Tank Top Straps – Step by Step Tutorial

How to fix tank top straps if they’re too long – adjust tank top straps using this DIY tutorial with clear video, pictures and instructions. Hey y’all, today I’m going to show you how to fix tank top straps that are too long. I’m short – not quite 5’3″ – so...

Zipper Top Tote – Free Bag Pattern

This pattern isn't for beginners.  I'm calling this an Intermediate pattern and as such, it comes with regular pattern-style instructions rather than the full step-by-step tutorial you might find with beginner patterns.  So some previous experience in sewing...

Cross My Heart – free easy dress pattern

You know sometimes how you look about and everyone seems to be wearing the same thing, the same styles, the same colors?  That's especially true on a small island where there are only a few places you can buy clothes anyway, so it's no wonder everyone has the...

Tropical Wrap Dress maxi dress pattern hack

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...

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

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...

Elastic Waist Linen Shorts – Almost A One Hour Project

This elastic waist linen shorts project is something that has been requested by quite a few of you by email.  I appreciate the kind request.  Sometimes I forget that the majority of the readers of this blog are beginners.  So sometimes I need to dial back my...

Shirring Without Elastic Thread | So Sew Easy

So what is shirring anyway? In preparation for a new project this week, I want to introduce you to a technique called shirring (which is sometimes known as smocking) with a simple practice tutorial.  According to Wikipedia, “shirring is two or more rows of...

Culottes Tutorial For Summer Glamour

Culottes, one of the most trendy styles of the 50's and 60's, are back!  Culottes are flared pants or shorts that can often look like a skirt or a dress when you're wearing them.  I have been trying to help you build a warm-weather wardrobe that is both easy...

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