I’m always sad to see summer go, but early fall and the start of school is one of my favorite times of year. I have always loved – and probably always will – new school supplies. It’s in my genetic make-up as an editor. And as a sewist: I love looking through the new patterns that are coming out for fall…and planning my fabric purchases accordingly. And I’m so inspired by the collection of projects in this issue of Sew News.
First, the cover: a trio of travel-ready bags in luscious fabrics! If you haven’t joined our Sew-Along yet, do it this month. Grab the pattern and sew this set with us. There’s a great big duffle for overnights, a boxy bag for toiletries and little zipped pouch for odds and ends. I love it! Sew Along starts September 08, 2015.
Also inside, a sweet stamped tunic, customized with carved stamps placed strategically on the fabric. I’ve got several tunics on my fall to-sew list and this technique is a must-try.
And the good stuff continues. Make an elegant clutch with an over-sized bow, a cozy custom sweatshirt for cooler evenings, a tweed skirt that is back-to-school perfect and so much more. Plus some great techniques like working with drapey fabrics and pant fitting FAQs answered.