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!

Cuddle Satin Neck Wrap Tutorial – From Shannon Fabrics

This free tutorial written by Whimsy Couture ™. These scarves feature Cuddle™ prints from Shannon Fabrics. For this neck warmer I used these prints: List of required materials: Cuddle fabric Satin fabric Sewing machine Scissors Straight pins Cutting mat Rotary … Continue reading

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Sew the Emily Bag form iThinksew. Join the first week of the sew along today!

At Sew News we love bags. We love making them, using them and giving them as gifts. Generally they’re so easy to make and can be easily interpreted for different lifestyles, body shapes and personal needs. On the Sew News … Continue reading

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Learning to Sew Structured Bags + A Free Bag Project

I love making bags. It’s nice to sew something that doesn’t require fitting and I can get done in an afternoon or so. But, it’s funny because with so many bags that I make I still manage to carry my … Continue reading

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My sewing room looks like…..

What’s your sewing space look like? If anyone answers with the words blitzkrieg, hoarder, crazy fabric lady or “I lost my Chihuahua Frankie in there” then we’ve got a solution for you. Sew News is happy to help those who … Continue reading

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A Tutorial on how to use e-Patterns

There’s no denying that e-Patterns for sewing, quilting and crafting are here to stay. They offer the chance to get many patterns for free as well as present to you new styles that you may not have considered before or … Continue reading

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Clover Pant Sew Along Week 4 – Finishing

I’ve got to admit, I’m a little behind in the pant sew along (insert rimshot). But, I am eager to finish up this week and post my progress on Flickr. How is everyone doing? It’s nice that we have an … Continue reading

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Details on Downton Abbey + a Peek at new Fabric Collection!

Do we have any Downton Abbey fans in the house? Oh my, I must confess that when I watch this series my eyes wander and I get lost in the costumes and not so much the dialogue. George Clooney will … Continue reading

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Clover Pant Sew Along Week 3: Construction +Invisible Zipper Insertion

We’re rounding the corner to the Clover Pant Sew Along.  Now in week 3, it’s all about construction. If you are late to the sew along,  purchase a pattern  at,  it’s easy to catch up! Below are a few … Continue reading

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Learn Nancy Zieman’s top 25 Tips for Quilting! Live Webcast September 13, 2014

 If you are new to quilting Sew News has a wonderful opportunity for you to learn from the best. Nancy Zieman is conducting a live webcast on September 13, 2014 and she’ll discuss her 25 top quilting tips and techniques. … Continue reading

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Week 2 of the Clover Pant Sew Along – Fitting Issues

Glad you are joining us for the Clover Pant Sew Along week 2! As you may know it’s National Sewing Month all through September, and what a perfect way to celebrate than making a pair of awesome pants. Anyone who … Continue reading

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