About Us

Arlington Sew is dedicated to providing high-quality information on sewing, from beginner-friendly machine reviews to helpful resources that make it easy to get started.

Now that you can buy sewing machines online, it’s never been easier to start sewing. BUT all the options can be a bit overwhelming. Our goal is to provide user-friendly info and insights on reliable sewing machines all the way to great online classes. The only thing left to decide is when you’ll get started!

Arlington Sew is reader-supported. If you make a purchase through an affiliate link, we may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

So many of us have seen a beautiful dress, a handbag, curtains, a quilt (the examples are endless) and wondered if we too can make it. Well, you definitely can! All you need are the right tools and a little direction.

On ArlingtonSew.com, you’ll find information organized by four main categories: sewing machines, embroidery machines, sewing inspiration, and sewing resources. We share all kinds of helpful tips including beginner-friendly sewing and embroidery machine reviews, insights about classes and events, our favorite sewing podcasts and youtube channels, and interviews with creative sewists.

We aim to be a one-stop spot for you to find reliable and user-friendly sewing information.

Life is a canvas. Let’s sew on some sequins and embroider all over it.

Who We Are

We are sewists in San Diego, CA that want to share our love of sewing and help others get started.

Our People


Jessa: Maker / Editor in Chief

Jessa is a fourth-generation seamstress with a focus on sustainability. She’s got a soft spot for creative upcycling projects, refashioned dresses, and customized fashion.

When her daughter asked for sewing lessons, Jessa dusted off her Singer Confidence and started learning – all over again. Now she’s trying to stay one step ahead so she can learn AND teach.


Sally: Sewist / Writer

Sally is a self-taught sewist. When she sees something she likes, Sally tries to make it herself! This goes from home decor to handbags to the most outrageous costumes for local events like Comic Con. She’s been sewing for almost two decades.

Sally is a graphic designer by day with a keen eye for design and putting together color pallets. When she is not designing and sewing, you can find her hiking a local trail.

Whether you are just starting out or are far down the path, we hope you find something here to help you on your sewing journey. Our goal is to offer something for everyone that wants to inspire or be inspired with sewing.

Thanks for stopping by, and of course, happy sewing!

Jessa and Sally