The beginning of July marks the halfway point of 2022 and I’ve always found it’s a great moment to reflect on what I’ve accomplished so far and what projects I want to end the year on. What’s been my favorite project of 2022? How do I want to challenge myself next? How does my fabric pile seem to magically keep growing? If you find yourself asking the same questions, then you’ll love the projects featured in our new July issue.
Use up your prettiest precuts by turning them into a beautiful patchwork blanket. Designed by Janice Bailor and featured on our cover, this blanket is backed with minky, so it’s a great project to experiment sewing with thicker fabrics. Janice is also sharing her chic bottle bag, a fabulous design that will let you practice sewing curved templates. Curves play a huge part in Jessie Agnew’s mock cathedral windows quilt block, so let her guide you through the process of creating this classic block with a little bit of sewing magic.
Update your summer wardrobe with two stylish tops, both designed to challenge your sewing skills. Alice Tang shows you how to transform a boring tee into a fabulous peplum tank in her refashioning tutorial. And for beginners, Daniela Paz Gutierrez-Diaz shows you how to advance your garment-making skills with her pattern for making a timeless button-down blouse.
From effortless summer style to a super fun Christmas in July project (designed by Sophie Tarrant) to beginner-friendly tips on shortening hems from Rebecca George, there’s something for every skill level in the July issue of We Like Sewing!