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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!

#memademay2017: Half Way Through!

Amanda: We’re halfway through the month and I have yet to bust out my recent summery makes – linen tanks and snow just don’t mix! Seriously though, the weather in CO this month has thrown me for a bit of … Continue reading

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Crimson & Clover Sew Along – Postponed Until May 23!

  Crimson & Clover Sew Along – Postponed Until May 23! Thank you so much for the interest in the Crimson & Clover Sew Along! To ensure that you have the best experience we will set back the sew along … Continue reading

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Learn Appliqué – And Dress Up Any Garment

Learn how to replicate vintage details to take garments from simple to stunning. Use a pre-made or purchased camisole. Lace Appliqué Though lace appliqué is mainly used on wedding dresses and lingerie today, it’s a great way to dress up … Continue reading

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Learn Hemstitching For A Vintage Look

The hemstitch, often seen as a border on linen tablecloths and napkins and used as an heirloom sewing technique, is easy to complete using a sewing machine and a wing needle (1). The side “wings” on the needle push the … Continue reading

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Tips For Using The Rolled Hem Foot

Basics Rolled hem feet come in a variety of sizes depending on the brand. The most common sizes are 2mm, 4mm and 6mm. The 2mm is best for lightweight fabrics, while the 4mm and 6mm work best on various light- … Continue reading

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Sew Along Schedule For May & June 2017

Sew along with Sew News! May Sew Along The first one starting May 16th is with the super talented and amazingly popular Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness! We will be stitching up the Crimson & Clover Train cases. Kick off … Continue reading

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#MeMadeMay2017 Week2: Organization & A Look Back

MeMadeMay 2017, first week is done and in the bag. If you follow Sew News on Instagram you’ll have seen all our makes for the week. We’ve shown off lots of indie sewing patterns and a few commercial ones as … Continue reading

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