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As Seen In: Sewing Articles

Christine Jonson Patterns

SewNews, February/March 2012 - Cover Story!

Stitch a Stunning Jacket, expert tips for stretch lace.
Lovely in Lace (p 38-40)

Create a simple and chic stretch lace jacket that's perfect the wear to a dinner party or brunch.

Christine gives expert advice on creating a stretch lace jacket on pages 38-40 of the February/March 2012 issue of SewNews. Follow the step by step instructions to create a stunning jacket of your own.

The instructions are available free online!
Visit to download.



THREADS, March 2012

Peek Inside Professional Sewing Spaces
Space of her dreams (p 70-71)

As her business developed, Christine's studio evolved to have space for a variety of tasks. The studio has room for pattern inventory, fabric bolts, large cutting tables, and counter and cabinet space for packing and shipping orders! 


Dream Sewing Spaces Threads Magazine

THREADS, June/July 2011 - Cover Story!

Create a Carefree Summer Wardrobe
Plan a simple collection for effortless style

By putting simple effort into a wardrobe concept, you can reap truly wearable clothes. When you sew garments that coordinate, it pays off in more outfits for less sewing time. It also means you have polished, put-together looks. 
By taking this approach to you summer sewing, you'll achieve very wearable clothes for this easy season.

Summer Wardrobe Sewing by Christine Jonson Threads Magazine



Christine was asked to write a series for a column titled "Fitting Fixes". These columns will appear in all six issues of 2011 and will cover a variety of fitting topics. Look for upcoming issues!

December/January 2011: Neckline Fitting (p 30-33)
by Christine Jonson

Some of the most common fitting problems appear in the neckline and upper chest. A poor fitting neckline is often the result of a combination of causes, including fabric, design and construction. Unlike ease and length alterations, neckline fitting problems often occur mid-construction, so they're difficult to anticipate. Follow these steps to transform a garment with a problem neckline into a new favorite.

October/November 2011: Fitting Tips for Knit Fabrics

August/September 2011: Pin Fitting (p 32-34)
by Christine Jonson

Flattering length, proportion and shape are determined by the horizontal, vertical and curved seamlines of a garment. Many times an outfit just needs simple fitting tweaks to become a favorite, but it's often too late in the sewing process to make these adjustments. Pin-fitting saves time and frustration by helping you determine horizontal proportion lines and vertical shaping lines.

June/July 2011: Armseye & Sleeve Fitting (p 28-32) 
by Christine Jonson

When a sleeve fits well the arm is free to move, twist and bend at the elbow and shoulder. The sleeve must comfortably accommodate these motions, which makes it the most difficult pattern piece to draft and challenging to fit. Learn how to troubleshoot the causes of an ill-fitting sleeve and manipulate a sleeve pattern for a better fit.

April/May 2011: Pant Fitting (p 30-32)
How to Fit the Perfect Pants: Step-by-Step Tutorial
by Christine Jonson

Save time and frustration by learning the steps to successfully fit a comfortable and flattering pair of pants.

February/March 2011: Fit Fundamentals (p 28-31)
by Christine Jonson

Plan for a great-fitting garment by focusing on design details and learning how fabric, pattern size and ease affect the finished product. Discover the basics of sample garment adjustments for a perfect fit every time.

Modern Seamster Magazine, Issue 02/2009

Read Christine's contribution to this edgy, new, San Francisco version of modern day sewing, Modern Seamster.

The Spandex Experience (page 22-23, PDF page 12) written by Scotty the Blue Bunny and Christine Jonson, is a humorous and informative look at sewing with stretch fabrics.

THREADS, July 2008 - The Serger Sews
by Christine Jonson

Check out Christine's article on constructing clothes quickly, cleanly, and profesionally.

Sewing Savvy, July 2008 - Sewing With Stretch Knit Fabrics
by Christine Jonson

Christine's jacket makes the cover of Sewing Savvy (July 2008).

Jacket made from Christine Jonson Pattern #505: Swing Shirt. The Jacket used in Christine's article on sewing with stretch knit fabrics is featured on the cover of this issue of Sewing Savvy.

THREADS, July 2007
Features Christine Jonson Wrap Dress Pattern #526

Look for our Wrap Dress pattern #526 as it introduces a great article on "Taming Jersey Knits" in THREADS Magazine. This comfortable and ever-practical dress fits great and is fun to construct. When you purchase this pattern you will also receive instructions and pattern dimensions for adding a collar and sleeve band as an extra bonus.

PS. To determine fabric requirements measure twice your skirt length, twice your bodice length and once your sleeve length. Most print fabrics are best knee length!

THREADS, November 2004
Stylish Design Ideas for a Classic Coat
by the THREADS editors

Fabrications: One Pattern/Three Looks features Pattern #122 Easy Coat Pattern. The design ideas inspired by Christine’s easy coat pattern will encourage you to create your own individual style of coat.

Read first page...

THREADS, March 2004
Crushed Velvet: A Do-It-Yourself Guide
by Christine Jonson

"Use your iron to enhance the texture and bring out the color of this elegant fabric"

There is also an online video of Christine demonstrating the technique.

Sandra Betzina Online, January 2002
Right Length

"If you liked this advice about lengths you might want to get a yearly subscription to Christine Jonson's CLOTHESLINE which comes with some terrific samples of knits available mail order."


Sandra Betzina Online, November 2001
Search for Great Knits

" The best mail order source for knits that I have found is from Christine Jonson."


THREADS, July 2000

Cotton/LYCRA Knits:
Comfort Meets Classic Design