Editor’s Note September 2022

Caitlin Eaton

Can you feel that chill in the air? Sweater weather is almost here, which makes this a great time to get ready for the upcoming season. Start your autumn sewing with a closet staple: something corduroy. The Mulberry Corduroy Mini Skirt is designed to fit your specific measurements, which means you’ll come away with a fun, flirty fall project that’s made specifically for you. Wondering what to do with that inexpensive (but bland) sweater you scored at your local thrift store? Try your hand at refashioning with the Cobalt Sweater to Cardigan Refashion project. In this tutorial, you’ll discover how to transform a plain thrifted sweater into a sophisticated fall cardigan. Featuring a luxe velvet placket, this refashioning project is ideal for a sewist who is eager to practice creating buttonholes and sewing buttons. Plus, you’ll also learn how to create a ruffled hem-effect using elastic to help your cardigan stand out from store-bought offerings. 

Next, gear up for Halloween with the bewitching In the Shadows Halloween Throw Quilt. Show off your favorite Halloween fabrics with this floating block quilt that includes black fabric strips to create a shadow effect on each block — spooky!  Complete your fall quilting adventures with the Mountainside Bear Paw Wall Hanging. This easy quilting project is just what that cabin walls up north have been asking for.  

And believe it or not, but the holidays will be here before we know it, which means now is the perfect time to start some holiday sewing. In this issue, we’re debuting two adorable sewn ornaments: the Forest Fox Woodland Ornament and the Oh So Deerly Woodland Ornament. Add some whimsical, woodland flare to your tree this year with these simply adorable designs.

Happy Sewing,


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