Author Archives: Jessica Ziebarth

High-End Hack: Feather Trimmed Tank Styling

Styling a feather-trimmed camisole can be more difficult than the making of it. I’ve created 16 different looks using the Light as a Feather tank that were featured in the June/July 2018 issue of Sew News‘ “High-End Hack” column. I … Continue reading

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High-End Hack: Feather Trimmed Tank Tutorial

Light as a Feather Feathers aren’t just for the runway. Ostrich feathers turn any classic silhouette into an upscale garment. Create feather trim from luxe plumes and add them to a ready-made silk camisole for a standout piece. Follow these … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Dana Willard of Made Everyday

Dana Willard is an author, designer, photographer and the bright personality behind the MADE Everyday blog and YouTube channel. Her latest fabric collection, Day Trip for Art Gallery Fabrics, takes you on a colorful adventure through fields of cacti, bluebonnets … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Sara Johansen

Sara Johansen is a wife, mom to two little ones, BERNINA Ambassador, and creative innovator in-between. Basically, fashion forward sewing is her thing. Learn more about Sara at TheSaraProject.com or @thesaraproject_.

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High-End Hack: Pearl Hem Pant Styling

Styling embellished denim can be more difficult than the making of them. I’ve created 10 different looks using the Pearl Hem Pants that were featured in the Feb/Mar 2018 issue of Sew News‘ “High-End Hack” column. I was able to … Continue reading

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High-End Hack: Pearl Hem Pant Tutorial

Pearl Hem Pants Embellished denim is everywhere and adorned with everything, including pearls, gems and embroidery. Begin with a pair of ready-made jeans and easily create your own designer denim without breaking the bank. Follow these simple step-by-step photos to … Continue reading

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2018 Sewing Goals – Assistant Editor, Jessica Ziebarth

Happy New Year! This year I am looking forward to sewing more for myself. I seem to always get caught up in mending something for someone, making gifts for friends and family or sewing up a project for work. Though … Continue reading

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Sewing Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: We have our tip of the week! Will this tip make your sewing life easier? If you have any sewing tips or ideas let us know! NEEDLE BOX … Email your tips to sewnews@sewnews.com and your … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week

Floss Fix Instead of using a basting stitch to create ruffles, zigzag stitch on the widest setting over dental floss or cording. Push the fabric down the cording to create easy ruffles without straining your hands.

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Oceanside Outfits + Easy Pants Sewing Project = Easy Style

I recently made my first pair of pants using the Oceanside Pant pattern by Blank Slate Patterns. The name of the pattern couldn’t be any more perfect! These were a BREEZE to make! Why have I waited so long to … Continue reading

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The Vintage Fashion Bible GIVEAWAY!

As promised in the August/September 2016 issue of Sew News‘ Off the Shelf column, a GIVEAWAY!!

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Canvas Pyramid Pillows

  At the end of summer I always feel like I want to update my home decor. When I saw this pattern from Stitch Spring 2015, I thought what a fun and simple way to do so.

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Common Threads 2016

I was the lucky “chosen one” to attend this year’s Baby Lock Common Threads event. And boy the hype did not disappoint! For those of you who do not know about the Common Threads event, it is a place where … Continue reading

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A Spoonful of Sugar – Free Project!

A Spoonful of Sugar by Lisa Cox We have a treat for you today! Not only am I going to share my insights of this lovely book, but you get a FREE project download from the book. Yahoo! What is … Continue reading

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Islander Sewing Systems Certification Course

Islander Sewing Systems Certification Course brought to you by Sew News and hosted by Craft U. This course will run from October 15th through January 22, 2017. You may be asking yourself, “What will I get out of the Islander … Continue reading

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New Year, New Resolution!

Follow my journey this coming year as I reconnect with techniques that I was taught in college. Each month I will feature a brief introduction to a non-sewing, mixed media technique. Be sure to check out both Creative Machine Embroidery … Continue reading

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Felt for the Holidays!

This past weekend I had the joy of making my husband and I new stockings! I couldn’t resist the Heidi Boyd Sew with Me Reindeer and Santa stockings. The wool used to create these stockings had to be some of … Continue reading

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