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!

Take A Sewing Holiday With Joi Mahon, Nancy Zieman, Janet Pray, Mary Fons & More!

Ah, a sewing holiday, how fantastic would that be?! Well, your dreams can come true. Read below for all the details for Joi Mahon’s first ever Sewing Holiday. If you are in the Sioux City, Iowa area in July please … Continue reading

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Dixie DIY Shorts Sew Along: Week 1 Pattern Prep

No other garment screams summer quite like a pair of shorts. Visions of sitting on a beach, or poolside, riding bikes, a leisurely evening stroll, or even movies in the park  all come to my mind when thinking about the … Continue reading

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Learn How to Sell On Etsy – And Take Your Business Higher

Etsy is an international platform for crafting talents to trade their goods, virtual files, vintage items, supplies. You can find a multitude of items on sale at Etsy, from one of a kind wooden beds to 2mm Swarovski crystals beads, … Continue reading

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Me Made Monday – What I Made (and didn’t make) Over The Weekend

I asked you all what I should make over the weekend and all my plans fell apart. I have this beautiful fabric from one of our local fabric shops, Colorado Fabrics. It’s whispering to me to make something with it. … Continue reading

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HUSQVARNA VIKING Is Having The Biggest Sale Of The Year! Read More On How You Can Save!

HUSQVARNA VIKING is having  the Biggest Sale of the Year! The biggest sale of the year is going on right now at HUSQVARNA VIKING retailers. Sewing, embroidery machines and embroidery software are up to 30% off MSRP June 1-14. Click … Continue reading

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What Makes Sewing Joyous For You?

To say  sewing is my passion is a bit of an understatement. I not only work at Sew News, Stitch, Creative Machine Embroidery magazines where I spend all day writing and promoting sewing I also have a community organization that … Continue reading

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Me Made Monday – See What We’re Sewing at Sew News!

Good morning! It’s Monday and boy was it hard to get out of bed. It was made a bit easier by the thought of Me Made Monday. If you’re new to MMM it is something the Sewing Blogging Community (SBC) … Continue reading

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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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