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!

Want to create a fabric arts business? Learn how with Amy Barickman in our newest web seminar: Creating A Fabric Arts Business

As part of our new and growing online education offerings we have a wonderful web seminar that will be led by Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction.  Read more details on how you can learn how to start a fabric arts … Continue reading

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5 Top Reasons To Learn How To Sew – Why Do You Sew?

I think learning to sew is one of the best things I’ve ever done creatively. I love the challenges it presents, I love the people I’ve met along the way and I love what I can do with fabric and … Continue reading

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Garment Sewing 101 Class Is Now Available – Learn How To Sew!

We have a great beginning sewing courses happening soon. If you are a new sewer or know someone who is interested in learning sewing this is the online class for you.  Ask yourself these questions: Have you always wanted to … Continue reading

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Learn How To Use Your Serger with Gail Patrice Yellen

Do you have a serger that’s gather dust? Would you like to buy a serger but want to know all that it can do? Or maybe you just want to learn more about sergers in general. Great news we have … Continue reading

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Sew Chic Valentine Slip Sew Along Part 4 – Finishing Touches

Thanks everyone for joining the Sew New Sew Chic Valentine Slip Sew Along. It’s been great as usual working with Rhonda Buss of Rhonda’s Creative Life and I hope you have a wonderful slip at the end of the sew … Continue reading

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Sew Chic Valentine Slip Sew Along Part 3

In this post, we will concentrate on putting together the bodice of the Sew Chic Valentine slip. The pieces are small and can seem a little intimidating, but you will see that they go together very easily. There are 5 … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar For Aspiring Blog Writers!

New web seminar for aspiring sewing and crafting bloggers! Start a sewing blog or make your blog even better with the Build A Better Blog: Beginning, Best Practices & Writing Strategies for Sewing Blogs. Read on for the details for … Continue reading

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Meet The Newest Member of the Sew News and CME Team!

Hi, I’m Amanda, and I’m joining the Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery team as the new senior editor. What a dynamic history both magazines have….I’m excited to be a part the awesome team that makes it all happen each … Continue reading

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Sewing Pants the Easy Way – With Lots of Help

I am addicted to sewing pants. Not that I sew them well, but it is one of those sewing challenges I’m determined to meet head on and I’ve now become a bit crazed by trying to get great fitting pants. … Continue reading

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Sew Chic Valentine Slip Sew Along Part 2 Construction and Bust Adjustments

This week we will begin preparing our slip pattern from the Sew Chic Valentine Slip pattern. The first thing to keep in mind as you prepare your pattern, is the length of the slip. The pattern is designed to hit … Continue reading

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