About Us

Creative Machine Embroidery gives machine embroidery enthusiasts of every age and skill level inspiration and techniques to further their craft and passion. Each magazine is filled with contemporary projects, must-know tips and how-tos by the top machine embroiderists in the country and free designs.

CONTENT & EDITORIAL TEAM

Ellen March, Editor-in-Chief

My mother and grandmother taught me to sew at the age of 8. I thank my lucky stars that they did, because I never had an option to take a home-ec class in school. Sewing has been an important part of my life ever since. At age 16, I starred in the Franklin Clay Films educational feature Picking Your Pattern, Fabric and Notions. Upon graduating from USC, I started my own business selling clothing made from original patterns. When I was able to try an embroidery machine for the first time, I was hooked! And now I sew, embroider, embellish, create and write every day for Sew News, Sew it All and Creative Machine Embroidery. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Amanda Carestio, Senior Editor

My mom taught me to sew at an early age but it wasn’t until high school when I sewed my first garment from a pattern…from there, I was hooked. My mom was a reading teacher and my dad was a physics teacher: I think editing sewing instructions might be somewhere in between! I’ve been in craft publishing for almost 10 years. From new independent pattern makers to crazy good fabric designers, this community constantly inspires me.  I love making costumes (especially for my toddler), quilting, needle felting and occasionally crocheting something cozy, but my first love is sewing.  I'm beyond excited to join the Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery team!

Jessica Ziebarth, Assistant Editor

Bio coming soon! (Trust me, she's fabulous)

E-MEDIA

Jill Case, Online Editor

I love sewing, fashion and all things vintage. I come from a long line of home seamstresses including my mom who taught me how to sew on her grandmother's treadle sewing machine.  I started sewing doll clothes for my Skipper who was always fabulously dressed.  I soon moved up to sewing clothes for myself and found that there is nothing more thrilling than making something for me!  I love working for Sew News, Sew It All, Stitch and Creative Machine Embroidery, to be surrounded by people who are so knowledgeable and creative and love creating as much as I do is a high point of my work life.

 

 

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