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!

Cap Sleeve Plus Size Blouse Sew Along, Part 1: Pattern Prep, Fabric, and Front Band Assembly

Welcome to part one of our Cap Sleeve (Plus Size) Blouse Sew Along with Meg Healy from! This week we will introduce you to the blouse pattern and how you can “Sproutify” it to get your size’s pattern pieces … Continue reading

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14th Annual Denver Paper Fashion Show 2018

Denver Paper Fashion Show, an event you can’t miss! For the past 14 years Denver talent has shown what it can do with paper and scissors. Making gorgeous, out-of-this-world creations, all using paper. The Paper Fashion Show in years past … Continue reading

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Need A Warm Hat This Weekend?

Do you need a hat for marching around town this weekend? I’m planning to sew up a few, we’re having record cold temps. I made a similar hat in a light weight knit last year, so I decided to sew … Continue reading

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Learn How To Sew in 2018! Introduction to Sewing Is Now Available

We have a great beginning sewing courses happening right now. If you’re a new sewer or know someone who is interested in learning to sew this is the online class for you.  Ask yourself these questions:

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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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