Lights Camera Action

Lights Camera Action

Working for a sewing magazine is a pretty cool job. Not only do I get to design projects, but a day spent sewing at home is considered work! In the past year, I've also gotten the opportunity to appear on television shows, such as Uncommon Threads and Linda MacPhee's Workshop.

Last December, Ellen March and I traveled to Cleveland to tape an episode of Pfaff's Behind the Seams, which airs on Sara Boughner, the host, and her staff were very friendly and we had a great time. We also got the "sewlebrity" treatment with a hair and makeup artist who got us camera ready.

I demonstrated how to make the T-shirts that are featured on page 34. Ellen showed how to make a plaid skirt, including tips for fitting and for matching plaids. See Ellen modeling her skirt in the April/May '08 issue of Sew News.

Sewing on camera is very different than sewing at home. At home, I'm usually in my pajamas and I'm not worrying about smiling or if my hair looks good! But I really enjoy being on TV shows and I love having the chance to inspire people in a different medium.

Go to to see Ellen's and my pictures, read our bios and watch our webisode. We hope you have as much fun watching it as we had taping it.­


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