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!

Quick & Easy Halloween Costume Using Freezer Paper

It’s not too late to make a great costume! Freezer paper stencils, fabric paint and a little ingenuity are all you need to put together a quick and fun Halloween outfit. Freezer paper stencils are easy to make and can … Continue reading

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Make a costume for the family pet + Download the FREE templates!

We have a fun blog post from contributor Jessie. We can’t let the humans have all the fun, whip up a super cute doggie costume for Halloween this year and see your treats double! Be sure to check out all … Continue reading

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Final week of the Emily Bag Sew Along

It has been a lot of fun working on the ithinksew Emily Bag. We hope you were able to make the bag at home or bookmark the Sew News Blog for future reference. Let’s have Rhonda get started on the … Continue reading

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Make A Duct Tape Dummy

Have you always wanted to make a duct tape dress form? Duct tape dress forms in my opinion are far superior to store bought. A duct tape dummy will be a near exact copy of your body and dimensions. It’s … Continue reading

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Find easy to sew, low-sew Halloween costume ideas!

Read on from guest blogger Jessica G on ideas for easy Halloween costumes. Pattern Power! Pick out a costume pattern and go for it! Halloween is lurking just around the corner. Show off your sewing skills by stitching up a … Continue reading

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Emily Bag Sew Along Week 3: Customizing & Construction

I think the Emily Bag is going to be in my top 5 tote bag sewing patterns. I’m a little behind in the sewing of it, (as usual) but I’ll catch up. Hope everyone is enjoying the process. For more … Continue reading

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Week 2: Emily Bag Sew Along – Fabric Choice & Supplies

Have you joined the Emily Bag Sew-Along? It’s such a great bag! It’s roomy and stylish and can fit just about anyone’s needs. This is our first e-pattern sew along so far. If you need any help in how to … Continue reading

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Craft Daily – Watch FREE this weekend – Learn how to make a knit dress

Love to sew, craft, knit or bead? Are you ready to learn more techniques and expand your knowledge? Please check out the latest risk-free offer from Craft Daily. We’re celebrating our 500th video and want you to get a chance … Continue reading

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Cuddle Satin Neck Wrap Tutorial – From Shannon Fabrics

This free tutorial written by Whimsy Couture ™. These scarves feature Cuddle™ prints from Shannon Fabrics. For this neck warmer I used these prints: List of required materials: Cuddle fabric Satin fabric Sewing machine Scissors Straight pins Cutting mat Rotary … Continue reading

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Sew the Emily Bag form iThinksew. Join the first week of the sew along today!

At Sew News we love bags. We love making them, using them and giving them as gifts. Generally they’re so easy to make and can be easily interpreted for different lifestyles, body shapes and personal needs. On the Sew News … Continue reading

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