Author Archives: MPC Staff

Judy’s Winter Christening Robe

We are in awe! Check out this gorgeous version of Kathy’s Winter Christening Robe made and sent to us by reader Judy Italiano of Collie, Western Australia. Judy made this gown (pictured above) for her soon-to-arrive grandbaby, who is due in August of this year. Because it is rather hot in...

School of Art Fashion Seminar: Publish Your Work

Are you attending our July School of Art Fashion in Huntsville, AL? Join Kathy and Amelia at our free SB seminar to learn about getting your work published in the magazine! Have you ever considered submitting your work to Sew Beautiful magazine? Do you wonder how we find our wonderful designers?...

From Our Readers: Sweet Summer Pieces for Girls

Today we have a showcase of work from our readers to share with you, all of which are great examples of summer sewing for your little girls. We hope they will give you some inspiration to beat the heat by staying inside with your sewing machine! Our first submission above is...

June Designer of the Month: Karen Bosch

We are excited to introduce our featured designer of the month for June: Karen Bosch! Karen is a talented seamstress and embroiderer whose work has been featured in Sew Beautiful several times over the years. Most recently, her designs can be seen in our newest addition to the Sew Beautiful Collection,...

From Our Staff: Amazing Masks for “The Lion King”

We have something a little different to show you today – it’s definitely not “heirloom”, but we think it’s cool! One of our staff illustrators, Katina Logan, is pictured below on the left, while SB editor Kathy Barnard models one of three hyena masks that Katina made for a local performance...

Emma Jane’s Sassy Skirt and Embellished Sweater

Would you believe it if we told you that the 12-year-old gal in these pictures is also the seamstress of these great pieces? It’s true – reader Cindy Farmer sent us these pictures of her daughter Emma Jane and her latest fantastic creations. Color us impressed! Cindy tells us, “The skirt...

Esther’s Bishop and Bonnet Set

Today we have a charming bishop and bonnet set to share with you, made by reader Esther Grant of Keswick, Virginia. We think this little size 6 month pair is just the sweetest for spring or summer, with its ruffled sleeves and bonnet for a baby girl!Esther tells us that the...

From Our Readers: The Toddler Two-Piece

We are so thrilled that Oour free “Toddler Two-Piece” pattern from the current issue #130 (pictured above) has been a smash hit with readers! Web communities have been abuzz about our sweet seersucker suit from designer Jackie Young, which is available on the pullout centerfold of our May/June issue in sizes...

Katie’s Hemstitched Blouse and Wrap Dress

What a nice surprise we got this week when reader Jean Leek Ping of Chico, CA sent us some photos of her daughter Katie (9 years old) modeling a couple of charming SB sewing projects! Pictured above is Jean’s version of our “Hemstitching is Hip” blouse, featured in issue #126. SB...

May Designer of the Month: Khristal Jouett

We are excited to announce our featured designer of the month for May, Khristal Jouett! Khristal is a designer we discovered not too long ago who lives locally to our Sew Beautiful office in Huntsville, Alabama. She was first published in SB issue #129, where she shared her fantastic “Panel Discussion”...