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!

Melissa Mora Gives Her Top Tips for Salvaging Purse Hardware

We’re excited to bring you Melissa Mora from Blank Slate Patterns every Friday through out April. She’ll be giving you great tips and tricks on sewing with knits, handbags and garments. You can check out the fun patterns and projects … Continue reading

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Good News For People Who Love Sewing!

You may have heard the good news that Sew News is joining with Janet Pray of Islander Sewing Systems to bring a wonderful new program to a larger audience. I wanted to spend a some time in this newsletter talking … Continue reading

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Melissa Mora Gives Her Tips For Working With Knits

Hey y’all, Melissa of Blank Slate Patterns here to talk with you about choosing and sewing knit fabrics. The Pocketful of Posies dress is a knit dress, which makes it comfortable and draped, but if you don’t choose the right … Continue reading

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Pepernoot Coat Sew Along: Finishing Details

Thanks everyone for joining the Pepernoot Coat Sew Along. As photos come in of your final work I’ll create a slide show so that everyone can see all your hard work. Rhonda did an amazing job with her second coat … Continue reading

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Would You Sew A 1000 Dresses?

Remember the story of the woman who sewed a thousand dresses for little girls in need? Well, now the filmmaker Vicki Vasilopoulos, who brought the stories of Italian tailors to the world in Men of the Cloth, is making a … Continue reading

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Visual Dictionary: 6 Different Stitches For Your Serger

It is well known around here that I had a beautiful serger but I stupidly forgot to oil it. Living in a dry climate and the fact that I used the heck out of it, well, I’m sure you can … Continue reading

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Winners Announced!

Hello, Wanted to announce the winners of the Craft Blog Hop and the garment sewing book pack. Be sure to check your emails and spam folder. If I don’t hear back within 30 days I’ll pick another winner. For the … Continue reading

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