Find out how to update your wardrobe for spring, without going on a shopping spree!
Dear Sewing Superstar,
Spring is here! And with spring comes plenty of brand new sewing projects that celebrate the season with bright colors and warm creativity. This issue of We Like Sewing is blossoming with fun spring patterns perfect for rejuvenating that sewing spirit.
You’ll find playful and fun designs in this issue, beginning with two patterns perfect for layering on those cool spring days. Then we’ll spruce up the home with some practical and pretty household designs that bring a pop of color (and organization!) into your space.
And, naturally, we’ll open up the wardrobe and refashion some plain garments into something ideal for the sunshiny days of spring. Plus, if you’ve ever wondered which sewing needle is the “right” one, don’t miss Marissa Arrigoni’s tutorial on both hand sewing needles and sewing machine needles.
It’s all in the April issue of We Like Sewing, along with all the tips, tricks, and perfect projects to make your sewing dreams come true.
For In-Between Weather
Spring weather can be unpredictable, so when you need something that looks great on its own, layered over a tee shirt, or under your favorite cardigan, the Pasadena Sunrise Jumpsuit will be your go-to. The medium-weight woven fabric is ideal for those relaxed days shopping with a friend, as well as busy afternoons of meetings and appointments. With button details at the straps and a cute bow to accentuate your waist, this pattern is sure to be the highlight of your spring wardrobe!
Speaking of cute and cozy, the Kaleidoscope Simple Spring Shrug is an easy project that you’ll get plenty of use from. Go with pastel organza for a bright, warm-weather look or try jewel tones and make this a cool-weather accessory. Either way, you only need about an hour to craft this versatile design.
A Touch of Whimsy
Sometimes that perfect fabric comes along; you want to savor it and incorporate it into an inspired design. That’s exactly what happened to designer Sophie Tarrant with the In Full Bloom Floral Coasters. These floral coasters, featuring peonies and roses, start with a gorgeous fabric from Philip Jacobs. You can choose any of your favorite fabrics, though, from birds to mountain vistas to fun spring patterns and create a design around them to add some showstopping color to your space.
Coasters aren’t the only way to add your personality to a project. The Take Flight Upcycled Applique Top brings unique flavors to your wardrobe by turning a plain t-shirt into a stunning new piece of apparel. Just like the coasters, you can choose a fun printed fabric and applique it to something currently in your closet. You’ll have a refashioned piece in practically no time with this 3-step technique.
With all this sewing, you’ll need a place to organize your odds and ends, and this colorful quilted organizer is just the thing. Declutter your home office or craft room with this hanging wall organizer. The hexie pockets are perfect for holding necessities like fabric markers, quilting clips, buttons, and more. The project is versatile enough that you can customize it with your favorite colors or patterns. And best of all, you can keep your space clutter-free!
From the craft room to the kitchen, there’s always room for another potholder, especially when it’s a 2-in-1 potholder and jar opener. The foldover binding technique is easy enough for beginners, while advanced crafters can customize these as a quick, easy project that’s both practical and fun.
One of the things we love about sewing is the ability to turn a basic piece of clothing into something dazzling. Denim provides the perfect canvas for these adventures. In our feature article from Sophie Tarrant, you’ll discover six different ways to turn this closet staple fabric into a little more. From embroidering to beading, find out how to upcycle your favorite fabric into something exquisite.
This issue of We Like Sewing is here and ready with tips and ideas for beginners and advanced sewists alike. Every pattern includes a detailed template, pattern notes, and a complete list of the tools and materials you need to succeed. Plus, your We Like Sewing Club Membership comes with our entire library of curated collections, exclusive patterns, tutorials, and special projects. Ready to create something beautiful? Let’s go!
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