We’re so happy spring is here! We have fresh, bright projects for you to make that won’t break the bank. From thrifted sheets to your scrap pile to the bottom of your fabric stash, you’ll find plenty of spring inspiration in our April issue of We Like Sewing!
Upcycling can be so satisfying. You’re keeping fabric out of the waste stream and getting a new garment or piece of décor to enjoy! Check your linens: Do you have seldom-used flat sheets that need new life? Make yourself a fun and flirty spring dress! Our Calla Upcycle Sheet Spring Dress features an off-the-shoulder neckline. This project is perfect for advanced beginners and beyond. Give those sheets new life and give yourself a new spring outfit!
Another great way to repurpose sheets is to transform them into a quilt. You know those old sheets you just hate to throw away? Here’s your chance to give them a recharge. Our Garden Walk Spring Sheet Quilt lets you combine compatible colors and prints to make a beautiful spring quilt that won’t cost a fortune! Beginning quilters will love this budget-friendly pattern that’s just bursting with color.
There’s another recycle-friendly project you can make that’s great practice for sewing thicker and more specialty fabrics. Our Easy Reusable Burp Cloths are something new parents can use plenty of! Perfect as a baby shower gift or to keep on hand when little ones are around. Sew these adorable burp cloths in a combination of terry and laminated cotton for eco-friendly cleanups!
If you’re feeling just a little like quilting, consider making your own version of our Spring Blossoms Sunbonnet Sue Block. Make this beginner-friendly quilt block with fabric scraps or precuts. You’ll love the sweet trio of tulips that brighten this block. Make just the one block, or start planning your own spring quilt with Sunbonnet Sue by your side!
Whether you’re keeping cool around the pool or heading out for a night on the town, chiffon should come with you. It’s a great fabric choice for fancy casual beachwear and casual fancy evening attire. The tricky part is that chiffon is notoriously challenging to sew. Avoid the snags and slippery edges of this beautiful fabric by following Our Guide to Sewing Chiffon: 10 Easy Sewing Tips. Put those tips into action to save yourself time and aggravation and make yourself something special!
One of the basic things in every sewist’s toolbox is a fabric marking tool, and often more than one. Which tool is best? How many do you need? Get the crash course in fabric marking in Make Your Mark: 7 Fabric Marking Tools for Sewing Beginners. (And, truly, we can all use a refresher, so we recommend this article for everyone.)
Expand your skills, upcycle old fabric, and make something practical or playful. There’s plenty to choose from in the April Issue of We Like Sewing!
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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