The beginning of August means lazy summer afternoons, super-hot temperatures, and back-to-school season! Start your back-to-school sewing with the adorable kitty backpack that’s featured on this month’s cover. Still in vacation mode? No worries! The Modern Lounge Armrest Remote Caddy is sure to please the biggest couch potato you know. If you don’t want to let go of the light colors and fabrics of summer, then don’t miss two projects to make before summer’s end: the airy Tuscany V-Neck Blouse in sky blue and a swirling drunkard’s path quilt made in shades of sand and lavender. Over the heat? Jump start your fall sewing with a farmhouse chic denim rag wreath and a spooky table runner to make ahead of Halloween. It’s all waiting for you in our August 2023 issue.