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!

Sew Chic Valentine Slip Sew Along Part 4 – Finishing Touches

Thanks everyone for joining the Sew New Sew Chic Valentine Slip Sew Along. It’s been great as usual working with Rhonda Buss of Rhonda’s Creative Life and I hope you have a wonderful slip at the end of the sew … Continue reading

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Sew Chic Valentine Slip Sew Along Part 3

In this post, we will concentrate on putting together the bodice of the Sew Chic Valentine slip. The pieces are small and can seem a little intimidating, but you will see that they go together very easily. There are 5 … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar For Aspiring Blog Writers!

New web seminar for aspiring sewing and crafting bloggers! Start a sewing blog or make your blog even better with the Build A Better Blog: Beginning, Best Practices & Writing Strategies for Sewing Blogs. Read on for the details for … Continue reading

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Meet The Newest Member of the Sew News and CME Team!

Hi, I’m Amanda, and I’m joining the Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery team as the new senior editor. What a dynamic history both magazines have….I’m excited to be a part the awesome team that makes it all happen each … Continue reading

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Sewing Pants the Easy Way – With Lots of Help

I am addicted to sewing pants. Not that I sew them well, but it is one of those sewing challenges I’m determined to meet head on and I’ve now become a bit crazed by trying to get great fitting pants. … Continue reading

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Sew Chic Valentine Slip Sew Along Part 2 Construction and Bust Adjustments

This week we will begin preparing our slip pattern from the Sew Chic Valentine Slip pattern. The first thing to keep in mind as you prepare your pattern, is the length of the slip. The pattern is designed to hit … Continue reading

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Sew Chic Valentine Slip Sew Along Part 1 – Fabric Choices

Many think that slips have gone the way of the dinosaur, but if you enjoy wearing skirts and dresses, a slip is a must, especially if the garment is not lined. A slip will give you the the added layer … Continue reading

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What do you really really want for V-Day? We’ve got some ideas!

I’m not a huge fan of chocolate. I really could take it or leave it. For Valentine’s my wish list is less about box of chocolates and assorted candy but more like yards of fabulous fabric, delicious sewing patterns, notions … Continue reading

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See what’s in the latest Sew News magazine

Maybe because it’s a celebration and all with cake, but this latest Sew New issue is one of our favorites. Don’t miss out on this celebratory issue! I’ll give you a peek inside of what we have going on to … Continue reading

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Doll Couture – Making your own doll clothes & dolls

Many girls learn to sew by making doll clothes. I think most of us had a favorite doll or two growing up and if we sewed we made our favorites cute outfits. My grandmother made one of my favorite dolls … Continue reading

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