Author Archives: MPC Staff

Sew & Tell for a $25 gift card

September is National Sewing Month We need your help! Among a slew of other exciting giveaways, free projects, celebrity interviews and new book excerpts, we will be featuring our readers on our blog throughout the month of September.  We are calling it: SEW & TELL! Each week, we will have a...

Free Reverse Appliqué Onesie Tutorial

Simple surface appliquéis an easy and popular embellishment technique for clothing; but have you ever tried reverse appliqué? The general concept is the same as regular appliqué, except that the accent fabric is stitched to the garment from the backside. Then, the garment fabric is trimmed away in front to reveal...

Show & Tell from a Reader

Dianne Becker, of Lufkin, Texas, is a faithful reader of Sew Beautiful.  She looks forward to checking her mail each time a new issue is released.   Having completed many sewing projects throughout the years, Dianne had quite the stash of leftover fabric.  When she saw the FREE pattern in the...

Sis Boom Style – Summer to Fall Make a dress with Sis Boom cotton prints  Photographed by Jennifer Wiggins of  www.fortytoesphotography.com  I just adore these precious dresses from Judy Buchanan.  I am working on an article for the September magazine focusing on how Judy uses her sewing talent to create beautiful...

July Issue Sneak Peak

JULY/AUGUST 2012  SNEAK PEAK ISSUE 144 ON NEWSSTANDS NOW!   Spring and Summer sewing ideas!

DIY Bishop Correction (SB July 2012 Issue)

DIY Bishop Correction July 2012 Issue #143 I am so sorry, I mislabeled the graphics for the DIY Bishop article by Claire Meldum on page 53 and 54 of the current July Issue )#143). Figure 1 (front) and figure 3 (back) from top raw edge to line 1 should be 3-1/4...

How to Sew a Fancy Band

How to Sew A Fancy Band FANCY THAT! Fancy bands embellish dress hems and can be used to extend the wear of an out-grown dress. For this blog post, I wanted to share how to make a simple fancy band hem. Shown is my favorite dress from the July 2012 Issue...

Organdy Fishbowl Pockets

An Original Idea Organdy Fishbowl Pockets Free Dress Patternand Free Smocking Design Offer In the latest Sew Beautiful issue #143, and incidentally on the cover, you will find a precious free pattern of this summer dress with a colorful free smocking design of tropical fish created by Kathy Dykstra. On the...

Sneak Peek – May/June Issue!

Get ready for the next issue of Sew Beautiful! The May/June issue is chock full of projects and ideas for Baby. Be sure to check out our first birthday outfit ensemble, baby room ideas, shoes for baby, plush owls, and more!