February may be the shortest month, but sometimes it feels like winter will never end. But this is no time to be glum: each day’s a little longer now, and we’re headed toward spring. What better reason to thread your machine and make a classic addition to your wardrobe or work on a new quilt with time-tested blocks? Create some timeless fashion for you, friends & family, and home with these classic styles. We’re going retro!
Modern Meets Vintage
Forget about skinny jeans. Loose-leg pleated trousers have been around for decades — and for good reason! You’re going to love our Dietrich Loose-Leg Pleated Trousers pattern. These pants look good, they feel good, and they’re super versatile. Cap off your new classic outfit with a stylish beret. This pattern is beginner-friendly — our Winter White Classic Wool Beret totally customizable to go with what you’re wearing. Make it in winter white, or dye some fabric to match your favorite coat — this issue includes A Beginner’s Guide to Fabric Dyeing if you’re inspired to create something in a custom color.
Timeless Patterns Every Quilter Needs
All quilts start with basic blocks; it’s how you put it all together that creates a quilt that’s uniquely yours. We have two patterns for you. Intermediate quilters will appreciate the classic beauty of the double wedding ring quilt pattern. Our Opal Evening Double Wedding Ring Quilt features a bold color palette you may fall in love with — or build this quilt with your favorite colors. You’re sure to love the intricate, interconnected rings that make up this classic quilt. This pattern is especially popular as a wedding gift, and will become a treasured family heirloom.
Just starting out with quilting? Grab some fabric and learn to make the Amethyst Flying Geese Block. This is an excellent foundational block for all quilters to learn. The beauty of this design is both its simplicity and its versatility — just wait until you see how many ways you can arrange and combine Flying Geese Blocks in your quilt making.
The patterns in our February Issue of We Like Sewing range from Easy to Experienced. That means skill and confidence building for beginning sewists, and interesting challenges for the more experienced among us. All these projects are designed to brighten your day, your wardrobe, and your home!
No expert sewing skills are required to make any of the projects in our February Issue. Each pattern in this issue includes a detailed template, pattern notes, and a complete list of the tools and materials you need to succeed. There are great gift ideas here, but don’t forget to make something for yourself! Get ready to make something new, beautiful, and totally retro!
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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