October 2021

Autumn has officially arrived! Get yourself into the fall spirit by making your own buffalo plaid dress for our niece, daughter or granddaugther. Featuring long sleeves, a flowy skirt and buttoned-up front, it's the perfect outfit for a fun day out apple picking. Plus, it's really never too early to start thinking ahead to holiday gifts. Get a head start with our article of 11 gift ideas to sew now, featuring some of our favorite projects from the We Like Sewing archives. And don't miss our in-depth interview with UK toy designer, Joanna Carter. Included in this issue is her sewn tutorial for the cutest little lamb toy i've ever seen. It's bound to be the star of any nursery!   READ MORE 
Caitlin Eaton


The Christmas season is right around the corner and we know how much sewists and quilters love working ahead. That’s why we’ve collected our favorite sewn gift ideas for you to start sewing now! These sewing and quilting projects make excellent gifts for everyone on your list and will add a special homemade touch to your gift giving this year.  READ MORE 
For almost 20 years, toy designer Jo Carter has been creating adorable soft toys that combine whimsy, detail, and texture. Her company Two Owls Design, located in the UK, designs kits for sewing delightful animals like foxes, sloths, and pugs, which include detailed instructions and full-size patterns. In addition to her work in toy design, Jo also shares photos of her beautiful quilting projects on the blog portion of her site, showcasing her talent for mixing vibrant colors and playful design. Jo designed the incredibly cute lamb toy featured in this issue of We Like Sewing, which we’ve also included in our holiday sewing gift guide. Keep reading to learn about Jo’s journey with sewing and quilting, as well as the story behind her company’s name!  READ MORE 

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