Author Archives: Jill

About Jill

I write for the Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery blogs. I love sewing, vintage and would love to get a comment from you!

Gift Tags For Those That Sew – Free Printables!

You’ve spent hours, maybe even days on your handmade gift. The last thing you want to add is a skimpy mass produced, run-of-the-mill gift tag. At Sew News we know all the hard work you put into sewing and making … Continue reading

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Pants Review: Butterick 5893

 The month of October we’re celebrating Pants Month. We’ll have tips and tricks for making pants of your own. As well as reviews from all the editors of Sew News on their favorite pant patterns. Next is Jill with her … Continue reading

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A Look Into Steampunk: Fashion, Art & Technology

Steampunk, for the uninitiated is a sub genre of science fiction that masterfully blends Victorian and futuristic elements. Don’t confuse it with Goth or Emo. Steampunk in my opinion is far more artful. Here is a mini primer on Steampunk … Continue reading

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Happy National Sewing Month! Why Do You Love To Sew?

Happy National Sewing Month! Did you know that this is a month set aside by Ronald Regan back in the 80′s to recognize the importance of the home sewer in America? We love this time of year for obvious reasons. … Continue reading

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August Sew Along Is The Linden Sweatshirt!

Meet the modern sweatshirt. With raglan sleeves and a relaxed fit, the Linden Sweatshirt pattern by Grainline Studio features two views: a classic sweatshirt with long cuffed sleeves and ahem band and a short sleeve T-shirt version. Recommended fabrics include … Continue reading

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Sundress Week: Jill’s Recommendations

I do have a few opinions on what makes a great sundress. Sundresses should be comfortable. If you’re dealing with a high heat situation you do not want to be wearing an tight fitting, pinchy dress. Comfort is on the … Continue reading

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Creating Couture Embellishment: A Review & Giveaway

One of my goals in my personal sewing game is to slow down and enjoy the process. Sometimes when I start a project I’m so focused on finishing it and wearing it that I lose sight of opportunities to take … Continue reading

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