All posts by Jill Case

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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Clare Coat Sew Along Starts Now! Choosing Your Fabrics

Clare Coat Sew Along, Week 1: Choosing Wool Coating This month, we welcome Heather Lou of Closet Case Files to the Sew News blog for the Clare Coat sew along! You may recognize this coat from the cover of our new issue…we kind of love it! And everything Heather makes for that matter. The coat is figure-friendly…

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New Year + New Fabric = A Lot Of Sewing!

New Year + New Fabric My local independent fabric store, Colorado Fabrics, has a yearly New Year’s Day sale that my sewing buddies and I attend. This year was no different and although the lines were a lot longer, and the crowds much bigger, I still managed to come away with some beautiful fabrics. As…

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Behind The Scenes With Linda Lee

Linda Lee founded The Sewing Workshop pattern company in 1991 after purchasing the San Francisco-based sewing and arts school of the same name. Today, The Sewing Workshop is a multifaceted sewing business that specializes in education, patterns and products for the home sewist. Based in Lee’s hometown of Topeka, Kansas, the company produces an avant-garde…