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Dear Sewing Superstar,
Summer’s not quite done, but we have to admit it may be time to look ahead to the turning of the seasons. If you’re in a four-season region or an area where chilly days are coming, we have some delightful fall-weather wardrobe choices for you. Start now and you’ll be ready for the first cold snap!
Also in our August Issue, we have patterns for some fabulous fall accessories, as well as some holiday patterns for you to consider in our Christmas Corner.
The patterns in our August Issue of We Like Sewing range from Easy to Experienced. That means skill and confidence building for beginning sewists, and interesting challenges for the more experienced among us. All these projects are designed to brighten your day, your wardrobe, and your home!
All Wrapped Up
Take the change of season by storm with our Autumn Afternoon Trench Coat pattern. This project for experienced sewists has detailed guidelines for creating your own cool-weather wardrobe piece. This trench coat is a real beauty, with welt pockets, double breasted buttons, and a stylish belt. Our version features a bold magenta satin lining. You pick the lining color that suits your style.
For a casual fall outing, make our Lakeview Quilted Fall Vest. This comfy, chic fall vest features deep pockets and a tie waist. A project for intermediate sewists, this vest is a fantastic opportunity to upcycle an old quilt or get one at a thrift store. As you make this vest, you can expand or improve some of your sewing skills, including pattern drafting and working with thicker fabrics.
Fab Accessories for Fall
You can never have too many tote bags, right? Our Best Dressed Duo Tote Bag does double duty with its clever reversible bow. Keep it low-key during the day, then go for a dressier look in the evening. This project is for intermediate sewists interested in working with faux leather and suede. This sleek, chic tote is waiting for you to make it!
How about a project with endless options for customization? You pick the fabric, trim, and embroidery details. When you’re done, you’ll have your own oversized collar that’s uniquely you. Our Simple Detachable Statement Collars are an easy project with so many possibilities! Use our printable template and layer your own custom collar over your favorite tee, dress, or sweater.
Yes, this is the August issue. And no, it’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas décor. Our Couched Yarn Christmas Tree Pillow is a gift in itself — it gives you experience in a decorative technique called couching. Intermediate sewists can make this adorable pillow and learn a new fiber art technique in the process. The secret’s in the yarn you’ll use to make the evergreen trees pop. People will think you labored long hours to create that effect. We won’t tell if you won’t!
Get ahead of the winter weather with our First Snowfall Patchwork Quilt Block. Advanced beginning quilters will enjoy creating this wintry wonder in shades of silver, white, and blue. This snowflake quilt block uses half square triangles as the building block for the design. Use this design for mini quilts and home décor.
If you’re inspired by the First Snowfall Patchwork Quilt Block but you’d like a little quilting refresher, our August Issue includes a Video Spotlight reviewing Essential Quilting Skills. Designer Marie Segares reviews the essential basics, from pressing tools to eliminate wrinkles and creases to the safe use of a rotary cutter, plus tips and tricks on piecing your project together.
There’s still summertime left, and you should enjoy every moment of it. What about that summery dress you’ve been meaning to alter so you can actually wear it? Stop procrastinating and read Alterations 101: How to Alter a Dress for Summer. Whether you’re just doing a simple tuck or aiming for a full transformation, you’ll get inspiration — and detailed instructions — in this tutorial. We review all the tools you need, and you get a great sample project: designer Quayln Stark shows how he breathes new life into a favorite dress.
You don’t have to be an expert at sewing to make any of the projects in our August Issue. With enthusiasm, attention, and a seam ripper, you might want to put more than one project on your lists. Every pattern in this issue includes a detailed template, pattern notes, and a complete list of the tools and materials you need to succeed. Get ready to make something new and beautiful!
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