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!

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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5 Top Reasons To Learn How To Sew – Why Do You Sew?

I think learning to sew is one of the best things I’ve ever done creatively. I love the challenges it presents, I love the people I’ve met along the way and I love what I can do with fabric and … Continue reading

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Garment Sewing 101 Class Is Now Available – Learn How To Sew!

We have a great beginning sewing courses happening soon. If you are a new sewer or know someone who is interested in learning sewing this is the online class for you.  Ask yourself these questions: Have you always wanted to … Continue reading

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Learn How To Use Your Serger with Gail Patrice Yellen

Do you have a serger that’s gather dust? Would you like to buy a serger but want to know all that it can do? Or maybe you just want to learn more about sergers in general. Great news we have … Continue reading

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