All posts by Jill Case

Metal Frame Bags

Make A Metal Frame Bag

Have you started sewing metal frame bags? I finally jumped in and created my first metal frame bag, and I love it! I used the Purse-Frame Clutch pattern from  Style & Swing 12 Structured Handbags. If you’re looking for cute bags and purses Susan Dunlop has lovely soft structured bags of all shapes and sizes.…

Absloulte Beginner Machine Embroidery

Learn To Use Your Embroidery Machine with Sara Gallegos!

Sara Gallegos joins us again as host of season 3 of Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery. Expand on your machine embroidery skills and go beyond the basics with specialty embroidery techniques such as cutwork, freestanding organza, 3D lace, paper embroidery and embossed designs. Along the way, Sara will show you how to create fun projects including…

DIY: Backpack Laundry Bag Perfect For Dorm Dwellers

DIY: Backpack Laundry Bag Perfect For Dorm Dwellers. 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…

Jessica Ziebarth – Assistant Editor

My great-grandmother taught me to sew at a very young age. Although I didn’t sew regularly growing up I knew there was a passion there. I was lucky enough to go to Savannah College of Art & Design and graduated with a degree in Fibers and minored in Accessory Design. I love fashion and researching…

Kate Zaynard – Creative Editor

I started sewing when I was in college studying theatrical costuming. Later I found myself employed in a costume shop, where I enjoyed working with historical patterns and turning a design into reality. Though my sewing was sporadic for several years after I left the theater for editorial work, I have always cherished the sense…

FREE Sewing Project Perfect For Spring & Easter

Spring is one of our favorite seasons around here. There’s something special about this time of year with new blossoms, warmer air and chirping birds, springtime offers a lot of inspiration. Today I have a few of my favorite springy sewing  projects to show. Plus, a couple of FREEBIES! All these projects and designs have…

Free Sewing Pattern

Download A Free Blouse Sewing Pattern

If you’re looking for an easy blouse to sew, the Sweet Pleats Blouse is it. It has everything you want in a spring time blouse: flowly, pretty and quick to sew up. Get the pattern now and find all the how-tos in the Feb/Mar 2018 issue of Sew News. Download the pattern here until March 31.…

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 and Easter April 1 World Rat Day April 4 National Sibling Day April 10 Patriots Day April 16 Earth Day April 22 Take Your Daughter To Work Day April 26 Arbor…

Oscar Bingo Game Night

Academy Awards & Red Carpet Fashion Games!

Academy Awards & Red Carpet Fashion Games! The 90th Academy Awards show is March 4th!  And, we’re pumped to watch the red carpet parade of glitz and glamour.  You never know who will be wearing the next trend or who will have a disastrous fashion faux pas. We created a fun printable to play with…