It’s all things fall in the October/November issue of Sew News magazine.
And bring on the textures! Make fabulous fall garments, accessories and home decor with leather, faux suede, real suede, faux fur, velvet, wool and more. I have a lot of favorites in this issue – so please bear with me!
The Taos Tote project on the cover is truly the stuff tote dreams are made of! With two tones of leather, Pendleton wool and copper rivets, this project shines (and I want it!!!). By designer Sara Cougill, the article includes tips for installing rivets and saddle stitching leather – skills perfect for your fall repertoire.
If you are loving the super-popular Persephone Pants by Anna Allen, you’ll flip over the Make Waist Pants pattern hack by Delphine Colbeau. Designed specifically for wide leg pants with no side seam, get instructions for creating a paperbag waist and a self tie that creates a cool 70s vibe for fall.
Finish your winter coats with a flourish with the Faux Finish Coat hack. Add fur trim to a classic wool coat this fall for the ultimate in upscale outerwear.
Add a dimensional twist on the a stretch velvet turtleneck with this issue’s installment of Pattern Play, Turtleneck Twist. Can I just wear this all fall?
Got any super fancy fabric scraps? Sew up a Haute Headband (free template) for fall in rhinestones, sequins or anything that sparkles.
Dress up your décor with modern pillow projects! Made a set of too-cute Gingham Gourds by Jennifer Kempler. Or for ultra high-end with faux suede piecing featured in the Seminole Sampler Pillows.
You’ll also find great sewing techniques, including:
- creating shoulder structure for jackets
- altering a pencil skirt pattern to create a stunning suede wrap skirt
- tips for fitting pants and bras
And plenty of fun sewing lifestyle pieces, such as:
- thoughts from the sewing community on jeanmaking
- the benefits of keeping detailed notes about your sewing practice
- in-depth info on the cosplay trend, straight from the mouth of Ruffio
- style tips from Sandra Betzina
Let us know what your favorite article is (we know – it’s hard to pick just one!) in the comments below
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