All posts by Jill Case

Methods To Master: Sew A Couture Waistband

Learn how to construct a couture waistband using silk organza, hair canvas and Petersham ribbon. The result is a refined, lightweight and strong waistband without unsightly ridges or bubbles from traditional fusible interfacing. Supplies •    Skirt pattern with side-zipper closure •    Fashion fabric (amount according to pattern, plus waistband measurements) •    Silk organza, Petersham ribbon…

Me Made May – What Is It? How Do I Participate?

I posted on Facebook, asking who was participating in Me Made May. What I didn’t realize is that most people had no idea what I was talking about! My apologies for living in a sewing bubble, I assumed everyone knew what I was referring too. Me Made May is an entire month devoted to showing…

FREE Spring Projects, Patterns & Designs!

Spring is here! Finally. With springs arrival there are a slew of springy holidays and festivals to get ready for. April  April Fool’s Day April 1 Good Friday April 14 Easter  April 16 Patriots Day April 17 Earth Day April 22 Administrative Assistant’s Day April 26 Take Your Daughter To Work Day April 27 Also…

Beginners Only Please! Machine Embroidery The Easy Way

Learning to sew can be intimidating for a beginner, especially if you don’t know where to start. Machine embroidery even for someone who’s been sewing for awhile can be confusing. I never thought I would take up machine embroidery. It looked too complicated and stabilizers! So many to choose from! I’ll mess up the project…

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What’s Your Favorite Garment To Sew?

I’m starting the new year with a clean slate. I’m getting ready for the coming year by organizing my sewing room, cleaning out fabric bins and planning a general list of items I want to sew. I’m also trying to find time for some of those UFOs that I need to finish or discard. When…

Heart Pincushion Project With Free Pattern

Cross Your Heart Pincushion Project What better time than February to stitch up a heart shaped pincushion. Follow this quick and easy tutorial to make one for yourself and a sewing buddy or two. Download the heart pattern. WHAT YOU’LL NEED • 1⁄4 yard of red print fabric (fabric A) • Two 4”-squares of contrasting…

National Embroidery Month Starts Now!

February is National Embroidery Month. If you love hand or machine embroidery celebrate with us all month long for fun projects, free designs, giveaways and more! If you’re new to either hand or machine embroidery stay tuned to the Sew Daily, Creative Machine Embroidery and Sew News blogs for tips and tricks to keep you…

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The Prettiest Way To Wear Pink + Other Sweet News

How do you spend Valentine’s Day? As someone who loves to sew do you sew crafts, gifts or garments for Valentine’s Day? Do you have any favorite heart themed sewing project you’ve completed in the past? Let me know below and enjoy these sewing project ideas for Valentine’s Day or any day of the year.…