Jo Leichte

Username Jo Leichte
Location Mountains of western North Carolina.
Hobbies Knitting, tatting, reading, music, my Plott hound.
Favorite Type of Sewing Projects that are finished in just a few hours! Which often means incorporating serged seams and embellishments into my sewing. Teaching others to sew, especially beginners.

Jo couldn’t decide what she wanted to be when she grew up – first she got her B.S. Engineering from Duke University (with a minor in Theater) and then an M.F.A. in Design from East Carolina University School of Art. But she stitched her way through all those many years of school – doing alterations, making costumes, sewing bridal and formalwear – and eventually landed at a little heirloom sewing shop that was also the local BERNINA dealership. She’s been a BERNINA fan ever since. As Education Editor for BERNINA of America, Jo does a little of everything – writing, teaching, photography – but divides most of her time between editing Through the Needle ONLINE magazine and co-hosting the WeAllSew blog. Jo lives in a cozy bungalow in the woods, and shares her office with her Plott, Belle, who is constantly on the lookout for bears.

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