All posts by Jill Case

Winner of Sewing Book Giveaway!

Those books that were sitting in the warehouse found a good home! So excited for Pamela Jo Woznica who won the gift pack of books. We’re so happy they found a good home and hope they get a lot of creative use. We sincerely hope that they will inspire your sewing for months to come.…

Summertime Boredom Busters For Kids

Some parents are lucky to be able to stay home with the kiddos during the summer. It can be a great time for kids and parents, but we’d be lying to ourselves if we didn’t admit to a little bit of parental stress now and then. It can be stressful for those that stay home…

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Sewing Pattern: Kids Backpack

Create an adorable backpack for the little one in your life, sized just for him or her. Cute and functional, it’s made with comfy padded straps and a monogrammed pocket. Download the backpack pattern to get started and find all the how-tos in the latest issue of CME magazine. This freebie will expire on August…

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…