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!

Inspiration Inside! Sew What You Love

Sew News Issue Review Have you picked up the latest Sew News? We’ve got it stuffed with all kinds of great advice, tutorials and free e-patterns.

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Weekender Sew Along Starts Now! Prep & Supplies List

It’s here! The Weekender Sew Along starts now (just in time for the weekend). Our bag sew alongs have always been popular, not fitting! So far we’ve done the Grainline Studio Portside Travel Set And, the Cosmo Bag from Studio … Continue reading

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September is National Sewing Month!

Most folks around here think every month is sewing month. But, it is nice to have an entire month with the spotlight on sewing. In celebration of NSM, all month long the editors of Sew News, Creative Machine Embroidery and … Continue reading

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Why Should I Take A Sewing Certification Course? Learn What A Certification Course Does For You.

I get a lot of questions on what certification means when taking a online or face-to-face class. It’s a good question and I think it deserves a bit of space, because some of these classes can be expensive, so you’ll … Continue reading

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Tips On Copying Garments from RTW

Have you ever wanted to copy a RTW garment and make a pattern out of it? I see clothes all the time at the mall or online shopping and think how easily I could make it myself. Actually, it’s a … Continue reading

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Learn How To Build Your Brand! New Webinar with Cheryl Sleboda

Do you want o start an Etsy shop, or maybe become a pattern maker/designer. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to quit the 9-5 routine and strike out on your own in a creative pursuit. If so you’ll need to learn how … Continue reading

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What’s Your Scariest Fabric To Work With?

We all have those tricky fabrics that we avoid like the plague. For me it was silk and silky fabrics of any kind even Rayon. I loved to handle them and look at them in the store, but forget about … Continue reading

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