Author Archives: Jessica

Sew News Sneak Peek!

This week we’ve been busy researching a story for our upcoming June/July ’13 issue. We’re writing a 16 page expose on extreme sewists. Here’s an excerpt from this thrilling article: “You wouldn’t believe how many needles I break,” Shauna explained, … Continue reading

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Sew It All TV 13 Days of Giveaways – Day 5

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope your week is shaping up well. Today is Day 5 of Sew It All TV’s 13 Days of Giveaways. On March 2nd, Season 5 will begin airing and to celebrate we’re giving away prizes from past … Continue reading

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Steamboat Slippers!

Once upon a time we received an advanced copy of Killer Slippers and How to Make Them. I fell in love with the cover slippers, a pair of dashing steamboats anyone would be proud to have warm their feet. There … Continue reading

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Learn to Make an 8 Gore Skirt with Rhonda Buss!

We are happy to host Rhonda Buss as a guest blogger! She has put together a fabulous eight gore skirt tutorial that is sure to complement any wardrobe. Be sure to pop over to Rhonda’s Creative Life to see what … Continue reading

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Tricky Fabrics!

What fabrics do you find the most challenging to work with? Maybe it’s knits because they stretch out of shape. Perhaps you have a particularly harrowing tale of matching up plaids. There’s always vinyl to frustrate you into the wee … Continue reading

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12 Days of Giveaways Wrap Up

Congratulations to the 12 winners from the final day of giveaways! We loved reading everyone’s favorite holiday traditions. The following people responded and were randomly chosen to win: Judy B., Debi G., Judy F., Lucy, CB, Letitia, Jane C., Crystal … Continue reading

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12 Days of Giveaways, Day 12! Win one of 12 books!

Well, we made it to day 12! Yesterday’s winner is Tonja C. who won a copy of Heart-Felt Holidays.  She answered the question “What handmade gifts are you sewing this holiday season?” by saying: “I ordered Tim Kaufman Grinch fabric … Continue reading

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12 Days of Giveaways! Day 8: Win a 2013 Quilting Calendar!

It’s the most wonderful time of year, wouldn’t you say? The 12 Days of Giveaways are rolling along excellently! This past Friday with the help of our friends at Seams Sew Special everyone won a fantastic embroidery pattern. Today for … Continue reading

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12 Days of Giveaways Day 4: Win “The Prairie Girl’s Guide to Life”

Happy Tuesday! Yesterday we gave away a copy of Sew What You Love by Tonya Whelan to Donna F. for answering the question “What is your favorite type of project to sew?” She said, “The thing I love to sew … Continue reading

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Featured Sewing Tools Galore Response!

Well it took a little while for us to comb through all of your fabulous comments, but we’ve finally chosen a featured reader (and response). Vereathe M. wrote: For all of my types of sewing, be it sewing garments, quilts, … Continue reading

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Sewing Tools Galore!

What’s the one sewing tool you can’t live without? Maybe it’s sharp scissors, a good set of pins, your trusty measuring tape or a favorite cutting mat. For me, it’s fabric. I find prints incredibly inspiring. Plus without fabric I … Continue reading

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Passion for Fashion from Vanessa Walilko

Last weekend Ellen March, our editor-in-chief, judged the Passion for Fashion show at the American Sewing Expo. 12 contestants were given a mystery theme and $100 to purchase supplies from the expo floor. They then had roughly 36 hours to … Continue reading

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E-Patterns Explained

Many of the patterns available on the Sew News site are e-patterns. These PDF patterns are designed to easily download and print on 8 1/2” x 11” paper.  That said, if you are new to the e-pattern world they might … Continue reading

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Hello Sew News!

Good morning everyone! My name is Jessica Giardino and I just joined the Sew News team as the editorial assistant. So far my training has been thrilling. Last week I attended my first ever photo shoot; it was so exciting … Continue reading

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