I wanted to update all our readers on some changes we’re making on our sites, particularly regarding our weekly emails that many of you receive.

We love sending out our free weekly email from both So Sew Easy and our sister site at Sewing4Free.com.  Unfortunately, while the emails will always be free for you to receive, they are not free for us to send to our nearly 300,000 readers. 

While our loyal readers do a wonderful job in supporting us over on Ko-fi.com which gets us some of the ways there and we get a bit of revenue from advertising (it really helps if you click on any of the ads you see..) and from the few paid patterns we have on the site, email sending costs continue to rise now to the point where we simply can’t continue as before.

Here’s a quick look at our current bill from Mailchimp, our current email sending service…

Now, I’m not complaining. We love having email as a direct communication method with our readers, but we’re just changing how we send so there may be some small disruptions.

What’s changing?

Effectively, we’re going to buy “wholesale” email sending from Amazon, rather than “retail” sending from Mailchimp which should save us a lot of money. But like any major change, there may be some bumps along the road, so to speak. Amazon is one of the largest email delivery services in the world and while it is a little more technical of a solution on our end, I think we can handle it.

Emails may take a little longer to get to you at first but things should iron out in a few weeks or even days.

What you can do to help.

Your email service provider is always on high alert for spam emails so when we switch over to a new sender it may look to them like unwanted email. So here’s what you can do:

  1. Open the email you receive from us. This tells your ISP you’re interested.
  2. Click on the links in the email. This again indicates to your ISP that this mail is something you want to see.
  3. Move the email you get from us into your Primary inbox as opposed to Promotions, at least on Gmail.
  4. If you don’t want our emails anymore, just unsubscribe with the one-click link at the bottom of the page. Please don’t label us spam.

Now on to the free gift.

As a “thank you” in advance for your patience with any disruptions, we’d like to offer you one of our very popular paid patterns, the $6.95 Travel and Passport Wallet Pattern absolutely free, just in time for the summer holidays.

After a very long wait due to health restrictions, many people are starting to travel again. This fun project can hold travel documents for a family and speed you through check-in and security without having to rummage through bags to find everything.

Just follow the link below to the pattern page on our website to learn more and click the link in the orange box to download from our distributor, Payhip, absolutely free.

If You’d Like To Support Our Site

If you want to help us continue to bring you a wide selection of free sewing patterns and projects, please consider buying us a coffee.  We’d really, really appreciate it.

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