June 2023

The weather is heating up, grill covers are coming off and lemonade stands are in full swing. It can only mean one thing: summer is here! And here at the We Like Sewing headquarters, we’re ready to celebrate the only way we know how: with a fresh set of patterns that are perfect for every summer adventure ahead. Start by planning two sewn items that are practical and ideal for travel: the Bon Voyage Mini Travel Bag and the Snack Time Reusable Sandwich Bags. Whether you’re headed overseas or planning an action-packed staycation, both sewn essentials are just what you need for your next trip or picnic. Getting ready for the beach? Don’t forget to sew your own chic summer caftan that doubles as a trendy swimsuit cover up. From a festive sewn 4th of July pillow and a summer-themed quilt block to a fun refashion project that transforms last year’s jeans into cool new shorts, you’re bound to find something to love in this new issue.  READ MORE 
Caitlin Eaton


6 Easy Steps to Sewing Mitered Corners
There are two ways to work a mitered corner – the quick method, which involves just pressing and topstitching the fabric edges down, or the full, self-turned method, in which the edges are also stitched together before being mitered. Today we’ll be showing you how to work the full method, as this creates a much stronger, neater, and longer-lasting finish. Grab your needles and your fabric and let’s get going – once you’ve worked this neat technique a few times, you’ll never go back!  READ MORE 
One of the first challenges that beginner sewists face is learning how to insert zippers into a garment. When you’re standing in front of the zipper display at your local fabric store, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all of the choices: what length, what color, type of teeth, what type of zipper best fits your garment and fabric, are all questions that run through your mind. That’s why We Like Sewing is here to teach you all about zippers, so that you can pair the proper zipper to the appropriate type of clothing that you’re sewing.  READ MORE 

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