It’s a new year, and at Mequoda Publishing Network that means it is time to start some new projects! Make something for yourself, your friends, and new arrivals to the family! I don’t know about you, but my sewing table is already stacked high with projects for friends, family, and even me! There are so many fun projects to work on, I just have to get them organized. Here’s a peek inside the January Issue of We Like Sewing! There are so many fun, cozy, stylish projects to wear and share!
There’s something comforting about making a familiar-looking, cozy garment to get me through the rest of winter. The Aspen V-Neck Sweater Pattern is an easy wardrobe update! Simple and sophisticated, this sweater looks great on its own or layered over a coordinating tank.
The new year is always a great excuse to learn a new skill. Strengthen your quilting skills by making our Awaiting Spring Fussy Cut Economy Square Block to show off your favorite eye-catching prints. Learn the beginner basics of fussy cutting to make a stand-alone piece or the beginnings of a beautiful new quilt!
Whether you love winter or you’re just counting the days until spring, you still need to stay warm if you live where the cold winds blow. Keep your ears toasty warm in style with our custom-made Hit the Slopes Ear Warmer. This easy pattern comes in three sizes, so you can make a new set for the whole family! Those two layers of blizzard fleece will sure come in handy when the temperature drops!
Keep those cold winter winds outside where they belong when you make our Home Sweet Home Draft Stopper. Customize this draft stopper to suit your home décor. Add your own special message to make this draft stopper uniquely yours. This also makes a great, um, housewarming gift, too!
Welcome the newest addition to your family with a sweet soft baby book. Our Love Grows Here Baby Picture Book tells a story of love and kindness through detailed felt images. This soft, durable book is bound to be a favorite at story time!
If you’re ready for a bigger baby project, make our Rosy Rattles Modern Baby Quilt. This bold modern style quilt will be a cherished addition to baby’s room for years. The pattern includes a special tutorial on cutting precision circles using freezer paper to get those giant rattles just right.
The precision circle tutorial isn’t the only tutorial you’ll find in our January issue. We include a different tutorial at the beginning of each issue of We Like Sewing; January’s tutorial is Perfect Fit: How to Do a Full Bust Adjustment. Fuller busted women are often frustrated with off-the-rack garments that don’t fit quite right. Knowing how to adjust the bust on a pattern can make all the difference between a shirt that’s “OK” and a shirt that says Wow!
When your favorite pair of jeans start showing some unwanted wear and tear, you can repair or replace them. Take on the repair job yourself or make yourself a new pair — but before you dig in to the world of denim sewing, you’ll want to read our article, Pure Jean-ius: 9 Types of Denim You Need to Know. Who knew there were so many types of denim? This article covers the types of denim, their most common uses, along with some quick tips for denim sewing success.
No expert sewing skills are required to make any of the projects in our January Issue of We Like Sewing. Each pattern in this issue includes a detailed template, pattern notes, and a complete list of the tools and materials you need to succeed. Let’s warm up to winter with this month’s projects and get 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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