All posts by Jill Case

Get OUTTA TOWN & Come Sew With Us!

Have you ever been to a sewing expo or retreat? It’s the best way to shop for fabrics, learn new techniques and make new friends. Take your vacation with us at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. This fall, Original Sewing & Quilt Expo is in Schaumburg, and we are too! We have a number of…

Dorm DIY: Backpack Laundry Bag

If you’re headed to college or know someone who is, you know that laundry is a huge topic of discussion. Will I have enough quarters? How far are the facilities? Do I really need to separate lights and darks? As you’re gathering supplies for the dorm, think about space-saving items that do double-duty as decor.…

FOOTWORK: How To Use A Walking Foot

Adding a walking foot to your tool box will save your frustration some time down the sewing road. A walking foot can make a pesky job trouble free. Learn how to use a walking foot to evenly feed fabric layers for a professional finish. How to use a walking foot. When to use a walking…

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…