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!

Learn To Draft Slopers – Take Your Sewing To The Next Level

Slopers are the perfect starting point for designing and making your own sewing patterns and garments. Slopers are in essence the basic template for the pattern making process, and they are used to establish the fit of the body. So … Continue reading

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Decades of Style Arches Skirt Sew Along: Week 4 Finishing

At this point in the sew along, you have now experienced just how easy the Decades of Style Arches Skirt is to put together. It’s a beautiful skirt that has a lovely elegant look and because of its a-line cut, … Continue reading

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Sew News 35th Anniversary Sweepstakes Continues with Coats & Clark

Sew News 35th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes – Week Three – Coats & Clark Happy Monday! We’re hoping we can help cure your Monday blues with a new prize to be won through our 35th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes. This … Continue reading

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What’s Your Favorite Way to Spend Mother’s Day?

Ah, Mother’s Day. If you’re lucky you get to spend it doing what you love and NOT doing anything you don’t like (how’s that for a double negative). My favorite Mother’s Day would be spent with the entire house cleaned … Continue reading

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Decades of Style – Arches Skirt Sew Along: Week 3 Professional Waistband Options

Today’s post is a special edition for waistband construction and the use of buckrum in garment construction. Also, please note that the You-tube video has a grey screen, but the video portion is there, just click to play. We hope … Continue reading

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Sew News 35th Anniversary Giveaway Continues – With Arrow Cabinets!

A New Day, A New Chance to Win…A Sewing Cabinet! Happy Monday! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today’s a new day, with a new scavenger hunt and cool sewing prize to win! Our next scavenger hunt sponsor is … Continue reading

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Decades of Style Arches Skirt Sew Along Week 2: Construction, Underlining and Top Stitching

Thanks for joining week 2 of the Decades of Style Arches Skirt Sew Along. We’re now moving into the construction phase of the sew along. But, there is still time to join in at any time of the sew along. … Continue reading

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Sew News 35th Anniversary Sweepstakes Giveaway Starts Now! Join the Scavenger Hunt to Win Big!

The Hunt Begins! Browse Sulky’s Website for a Chance to Win Big! Didn’t you just love scavenger hunts as a kid? The excitement of running around looking for clues was half the fun! But we all know that the real … Continue reading

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The Decades of Style Arches Skirt Sew Along: Week 1 Fabric Choice & Pattern Elements

It’s here! The Decades of Style Arches Skirt Sew Along. Seems like forever since the last one (the fabulous Sew Chic Valentine Skirt, which you can read about here and purchase the pattern here if you would like to sew … Continue reading

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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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