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Sewing for summer is the focus of this colorful and airy issue, with pictorials from The Children’s Corner and Oliver + S offering inspiration for combining fabric, patterns and embellishments in fun and unique ways. Feature sections include Casual Cottons and Heirloom Embellishments, with a special emphasis in several articles on sewing with netting fabric and adapting favorite Sew Beautiful Collection Patterns. Free pattern is a sweet two-piece smocked peasant top and Capri pant in linen from designer Kathy Dykstra.
This year’s late autumn edition combines the best of sewing for both fall and Christmas, making it a must-have issue for all your seasonal stitching needs. Features include women’s heirloom-inspired fashion and girls’ holiday dresses, along with exclusive smocking plates and gift ideas. Free pattern is a beautiful red silk dress with a lace collar from designer Gail Doane.
This issue will offer a few last-minute ideas for holiday preparations, but will focus on sewing for winter in wool challis, long sleeves and more. Free pattern includes a vintage-inspired wool coat from designer Laurie Anderson with a matching bishop, and sweet ideas for classic pajamas are also a feature. Also included is a special selection of Valentine’s Day ideas in plenty of time to finish a new frock for your little sweetheart.
Great Sewing Content in every issue
ARTICLES and FEATURES
- Original free pattern and instructions
- Classic heirloom sewing and design
- Fresh, fun and current fashion sewing
- Embroidery by hand and machine
- Original and exclusive smocking designs
- Construction and embellishment tips and techniques
- Exclusive sewing projects
- Master the Method
Detail, not a project, takes the spotlight in this feature that explores sewing methods with a hard focus on the technique itself.
- Our Picks
Preview new and noteworthy products. Each entry includes a small descriptive paragraph, product photo and resource information. Send submissions and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Martha’s Attic
Will feature a chosen antique or vintage piece for the sake of studying unique embellishments from fashion’s history.
- Shopping Guide
A useful index of featured companies and product resources.
- Pullout Centerfold
Every issue offers a free full sized pattern (or two) and always lots of templates and designs. Digital issues include a link to printable tiled pattern pages.
Each issue features a pictorial spread of beautiful garments that offer innovative and interesting new ideas for design and embellishment. This is a great spot to promote a pattern company, a fabric shop or a smocking and embroidery business. These features are photographed up to year in advance. Contact the editor at email@example.com for information on how to participate.