Dear Fellow Sewers
Spring is finally here! We’re looking forward to ditching the all-black attire of winter and bringing some color into our closets and homes. There may still be snow in the forecast (until mid-May in some parts of the country), but that doesn’t mean we can’t embellish with floral appliques and embroidery to celebrate spring.
That’s what we’re focusing on this month: embellishments. And I’m super excited to tell you all about the new offerings at shopsewitall.com and shop.sewdaily.com that will help bring you out of winter hibernation.
Look to colorful fabrics in shades of pink, blue and green, with textural elements, such as silk, linen and knit. To create statement garment pieces, find the Out and About Tunic pattern and embellish with a group of floral embroidery designs stitched all in one color.
Embellish a ready-made knit cardigan with artfully combined embroidery, using our Ribbon Garden embroidery collection.To accessorize with fun embellishments, create a zipper bracelet or two or three they’re that quick to make. These are featured in the Mar/April issue of CME (pick up past issues here).
Make a standard Pashmina shine using Angelina fibers mixed with embroidery and decorative thread. Angelina fibers give a dramatic but subtle kick to scarves and accessories.
Embellish your home decor by incorporating a bright pillow full of blooming yo-yos — the project kit has all the fabric you need.
Plus, several books will get your creative juices flowing, such as Kari Mecca’s Whimsy Flowers and Trims and Best of Sew News Basics & Beyond: Simple Embellishments. Let these projects and products inspire you to take your sewing projects to new heights with bits of sparkle and pops of color.
It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t discuss the newly redesigned Sew News magazine. This issue is still available on newsstands until May 18 and always at shopsewitall.com (as a digital or print issue). I can’t wait to hear your feedback on the new look and feel. Please let us know your thoughts at email@example.com.
Check out the video below that gives you an inside scoop on the issue and what to expect from Sew News online.
We also redesigned Creative Machine Embroidery magazine and you’ll see the new look beginning in the May/June issue, on newsstands April 14. I love the new logo, the close-up shots of projects and the clean minimalistic photography. Let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new Stitch summer issue is available now at shop.sewdaily.com (in digital and print formats). It’s full of 32 fun summer projects, such as a smocked patio pillow, a ‘50s-inspired lawn chair and a charming baby quilt (which comes as a kit!). There’s also a fun exposé on sewing with stripes and another interesting read: How to fight the Ebola crisis with wedding gowns.
There is so much more coming your way this month, from new web seminars to videos to patterns and more! Be sure to sign up for our e-newsletters to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
Thanks for reading,