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!

Ginger Jeans Sew Along Starts Now! Shopping List & Prep Work

  Exciting to announce our Ginger Jean Sew Along. This has been one of our more anticipated sew alongs. I have trouble just trying jeans on, such a hassle. Making them can be a bit intimidating and that’s why we … Continue reading

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Today’s To-Do: Resurrect Those Sewing Resolutions!

Hey, what about those New Year resolutions? It’s been ten months but does anyone remember what your New Year’s resolutions were? I vaguely recall “train for a 5k, eat more fiber and sew a ball gown. Well, to be honest, … Continue reading

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Weekender Sew Along: Week 4 Finishing Up

Here are are at the end of the sew along. Thanks everyone for joining along. Remember if you ever have a question just leave it in the comments section and we’ll get to it. Hope you enjoy your new custom … Continue reading

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Name Your #1 Favorite Sewing Tool

 Name Your #1 Favorite Sewing Tool Do you have a sewing tool or notion that you can’t live without? You know the kind that if you were on a deserted island you wouldn’t want to be without it? There is … Continue reading

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Weekender Sew Along: Week 3 Pockets!

This post is all about pockets for the Weekender bag. There are a lot of pockets on/in this bag. Plus, there are a few specific instructions for sewing them. Read on for the next step in the sew along. We’re … Continue reading

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What We Love To Sew – From The Editors of Sew News!

Amanda – Senior Editor These days, I love a TNT (tried and true). I prefer basics that I’ll actually wear on a daily basis rather than special occasion pieces.  I usually don’t buy a pattern unless I think I’ll make … Continue reading

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What Do You Need To Be Creative? Time, Space (A Free Design)? Read On!

The one thing art requires, Jenny Hart says, is un-constructed time—freedom to create with abandon, sans restrictions or interruptions. Finding said time used to be a challenge when the Sublime Stitching founder lived at her Los Angeles warehouse, but it’s … Continue reading

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