Dress up, clean up, and cool off. We have new pretty and practical tips and patterns for you!
Summer is a great time to relax. It’s also a great opportunity to create something new. Here at We Like Sewing, we’ve put together an issue with projects both big and small so you can pick the projects that fit you best!
It’s hard to resist the cool comfort of a light and flowy summer sundress. And you know there’s no need to head to the store for one when you can tailor one to your specifications! Our Savannah Button-Down Sundress Pattern is a perfect project for advanced beginners. It features a front button placket and princess seams on the bodice. Plus, everyone’s favorite: pockets!
We might get to take a vacation, but it seems like laundry never does. Brighten up an essential household task with our Laundry Day Clothespin Bag. Keep your clothespins under control in with a cheerful bag with its own line of laundry. This practical and pretty project will make you smile.
Summer will eventually come to an end, but you can hold on to some great summer memories right into winter with our State Fair Felt Food Ornaments. Dig into your felt stash and whip up some summer whimsy to hang on your Christmas tree. Why settle for boring store-bought ornaments when you can hand-stitch some of your own?
You can create a stunning summer quilt using floral precuts and our Split and Squared Flower Quilt Pattern. It’s like creating your own perennial flower garden — one that never needs weeding! This quilt would look great on your bed, your couch, or to brighten up a wall. Colorful quilts like this never go out of season!
Need something smaller to brighten up a space? Make our Sweet as Honey Quilted Wall Hanging using a themed charm pack. The pattern includes a lovely honeycomb design for the blocks, plus instructions to make your own paper pieced honey bee. Time to get busy!
And for an easy, breezy throw pillow design, go nautical with our Morning Regatta Quilted Throw Pillow. The pattern features two boat designs plus an envelope back, so you can spend more time relaxing with your morning coffee.
There’s always something new to learn on the sewing front, or a skill worth sharpening. For this issue, we offer 5 Handy Tips for Sewing Swimsuit Fabric. If you’ve ever thought you’d like to make a swimsuit yourself, check out our tips before you get started and save yourself some frustration.
And if you love quilting and you’re ready for the next level beyond a quilting circle, read our article Pin Pals: How to Start a Quilt Guild to learn more about the finer points of sharing your love of quilting with your community. You’re bound to pick up some project inspiration along the way!
You don’t have to be an expert at sewing to make any of the projects in our July 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. Whether you’re just starting out sewing or you’re a seasoned sewist, you’re going to love these easy breezy summer patterns. Ready to create something beautiful? Let’s go!
About We Like Sewing, a brand of Mequoda Publishing Network: We Like Sewing is the premiere resource for sewists and quilters of all skill levels. Each issue of We Like Sewing provides avid sewists and quilters a wide array of projects for home décor, gifts, quilts, clothing, and accessories — all with patterns, tips, and tutorials to make each project easy to execute. We Like Sewing launched in December of 2021 as a rich resource for sewists and quilters of all skill levels, with inspiring patterns, step-by-step tutorials on special sewing and quilting skills, reviews of sewing and quilting trends and recommendations of tools of the trade.
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