Celebrate Summer with the August Issue

Tiny, trendy, or traditional — you pick!

The dog days of summer are the perfect time to pick a new project. Your August issue is ready and waiting.

Sunny SoCal Relaxed Summer Tee

Sunny SoCal Relaxed Summer Tee

Dear Sewing Superstar,

The dog days of summer are here. Vacation days are numbered, we’re looking forward to Fall (or at least looking forward); but still, there are projects that draw us in. This issue of We Like Sewing offers a wide variety of projects for you to make, from tiny pouches to full-size quilts to a summer outfit too cheerful and breezy to pass by!

Maybe you’d like to get started on some special back-to-school gifts. Or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect gift for that coffee lover in your life. Or maybe you’d like to get back to basics and try something traditional. We have all that and more for you in this issue!

In our Must-Sew Summer Makes section, consider sewing up a complete outfit. The Sunny SoCal Relaxed Summer Tee is just like it sounds — laid back, colorful, and a joy to wear. Pair it with our Sunny SoCal Reversible Panel Skirt, and you have plenty of stylish options. Wear the tee alone with shorts for a day at the park. For a fun brunch or a day out and about, add the matching skirt. For versatility, the flip side of the skirt is a complementary solid color to show off the cheerful tee print. So many options from just two patterns!

These are just two of the fun sewing and quilting projects in our August issue of We Like Sewing. If you want projects both traditional and trendy, you’ll find them here!

Sunny SoCal Reversible Panel Skirt

Sunny SoCal Reversible Panel Skirt

Pickle Dish Picnic Quilt

Pickle Dish Picnic Quilt

If you’re feeling ambitious and you’d like to amp up your paper piecing skills, consider making the Pickle Dish Picnic Quilt. This stunning quilt is based on the classic pickle dish pattern, and offers you a great opportunity to create a gorgeous quilt with an elegant, intricate design. The pattern includes detailed cutting, piecing, and sewing instructions, along with detailed diagrams to help you keep your project on track. Bring the past to life with this classic quilt!

Now, we all know someone whose morning is not complete without that first cup of coffee—maybe it’s you? Celebrate the rich, smooth taste of morning coffee snuggled under this java-themed Coffee To Go Quilted Lapghan. It’s a perfect lap warmer to take the chill off while you sip your favorite brew. This pattern lets you show off your applique skills as you create this lap quilt in a classic gingham design using strip piecing techniques. This is a quilt project that’s sure to please anyone who takes their coffee seriously! Pick your shades of green and let’s get sewing!

Coffee To Go Quilted Lapghan

Coffee To Go Quilted Lapghan

Never underestimate the beauty of simplicity. The Up and Down Mini Quilt featured on our cover gets its inspiration from the simple chevron pattern. You can use the color palette suggested in the pattern, or choose the colors that call to you. This is a great project for a beginner quilter, with its straightforward use of half square triangles to create an eye-catching wave-like design. You can easily use pre-cuts to piece together this quilt. Use it as a wall hanging or a table topper.

Here’s a great way to use up your fabric scraps and make adorable, unique gifts at the same time. Our Shooting Starts Rainbow Zipper Pouch is totally customizable. Choose your color scheme and shoot for the stars! This is a quick pattern to make, so you might as well make a few while you have your sewing machine out. The hardest thing about making this pouch will be picking the fabric to showcase the star.

Shooting Starts Rainbow Zipper Pouch

Shooting Starts Rainbow Zipper Pouch

You’ll also want to check out our features on Tips and Tricks for Mixing Prints and How to Add Patch Pockets — get ready for more inspiration!

You don’t have to be an expert at quilting or sewing to make any of the projects in our August Issue. Every pattern in this issue includes a detailed template, pattern notes, and a complete list of the tools and materials you need to succeed. Ready to create something amazing? Let’s go!

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Happy Sewing!

Caitlin Eaton
Editor, We Like Sewing Magazine

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