Summer is the perfect time to push your sewing skills to the next level.
Dear Sewing Superstar,
Welcome to the July 2022 edition of We Like Sewing! We’re so excited to have you here. Can you believe we’re halfway through the year? I always find this to be a great time to look back at the projects I’ve worked on and see if there are ways I can challenge myself with upcoming work. Although, to tell you the truth, sometimes that just means figuring out what to do with all those odds and ends that have accumulated from various blankets, pillows, blouses, bags, and so on.
That’s exactly what this issue is all about. You’ll find a beautiful patchwork blanket that will put all those extras to good use. Then you can push yourself by working on some of the curved patterns in this issue. And don’t miss our feature articles written to help you make the most of your sewing and quilting adventures. In The Thrifty Sewist’s Guide to Garage Sales, you’ll learn the secrets behind turning your local garage sales into sewing goldmines. Then, in 10 Tips for Shortening Hems + How to Hem Denim, you’ll discover everything you need to know to make those pants a perfect fit. You’ll never need to worry that those inseams are too long!
It’s all here in the July issue of We Like Sewing, along with all the tips, tricks, and perfect projects to make your sewing dreams come true.
Top of the Line Patterns
We all have that plain, boring t-shirt sitting in a drawer, right? Why let it take up space when you can turn it into the Laguna Upcycled Peplum Top? This design, from Alice Tang, will help you transform that t-shirt into a casual chic peplum blouse. This design is ideal for beginners and doesn’t require any more than your basic sewing notions. The focal point of this sleeveless tank top is the peplum waist, which hits at the wearer’s natural waistline to create a figure-flattering detail.
For advanced beginners, the classic Raspberry Button-Down Blouse Pattern from Daniela Paz Guitierrez-Diaz is a perfect addition to your closet. This blouse, influenced by traditional men’s button-down shirts, features an oversized collar and cuffs, along with simple raspberry-colored buttons. Use a fabric like linen or voile for a breezy, relaxed vibe.
Easy Breezy Sewing
The Seaside Patchwork Minky Blanket is all about summer colors. This simple patchwork blanket is ideal for precuts and finishes as a flawless 60” x 60” square. Just the right weight and size for a cool summer evening by the lake, this blanket is perfect for practicing your skills with thicker or more specialty fabrics.
Also in the realm of home accessories, we give you gnomes! One can never have too many gnomes, which means now is the ideal time to start working on these Gnome for the Holidays Christmas Decor. I know it might seem early, but as long as we’re working with scrap fabric or fat quarters, these gnomes are a lovely project you can complete in just a few hours. Start now and you can have numerous gnomes for the holidays!
Level Up Your Sewing Skills
It’s important to stay hydrated in the summer, which makes the Summertime Stroll Eco Bottle Bag the summer accessory you need. Designed by Janice Bailor, this sewing project gives you a secure, hands-free way to make sure you have a cool bottle of water on all your outings. It even includes a lobster claw clasp to hold your keys. Who needs pockets?
Next, it’s time to add some colorful decor to any room. The customizable Retro Mock Cathedral Windows Quilt Block, from designer Jessie Agnew, looks like a work of art. Plus, you can make this in nearly any size, whether you want it to fit a crib or a king-size mattress. Don’t worry if you’re new to quilts, either. This project looks complicated, but the blocks are fast and easy to join together.
While you’re here, don’t forget to check out the Sewing Wish List to discover some exciting new products on the market. And get an introduction or refresher to seven of the most common stitches in Sewing Basics. You’ll find these stitches again and again in patterns from beginner to advanced, so once you know them, your sewing options are nearly endless.
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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