Revel in the cool, crisp days of the fall season with Stitch, Fall 2012. This 171-page issues offers 32 stunning projects ranging from garments and accessories to home accents and fabulous décor. You'll have fun with autumn-hued prints; a fresh harvest of cozy and fashionable fabrics; clothes and accessories inspired by fall’s styles; and projects that you can create by yourself or with others, for yourself and others.
Technique Spotlight: Draping a Bodice: Contributing Editor Gretchen Hirsch give a step-by-step tutorial on how to drape a bodice on a dress form so that you can make your own patterns! Plus, a sidebar shows how to change a neckline.
Fabric Rose Buds: Author Tomasa Jimenez shows the simple steps to creating beautiful fabric rosebuds.
Sewing with Knits: Learn all about how to stitch up knits with designer, author and teacher Linda Lee.
A Strand of Thread: Read the 200-year historic evolution of thread manufacturer Coats & Clark by Contributing Editor Susan Beal.
Material World: The Bottom Line: All the hem finishes you ever wanted to know about, with detailed photos, by Contributing Editor Linda Turner Griepentrog.
Project Themes Include:
Dress it Up – The dress is the iconic fashion statement of fall, whether simple and elegantly chic or embellished with details galore. Find frocks you’ll love to make for work, parties, and casual weekends.
Upcycle! – Fall is the season of the harvest and what better time to discover creative ideas for upcycling. Upcycling is the process of converting something vintage or used into something more beautiful and useful. Take this commendable environmental practice into the sewing studio to create beautiful objects for the home, wardrobe, family, and friends.
School Days – When school bells signal the end of summer, it’s time to start dreaming about all the fun supplies, new outfits, and crafty projects that you can devise. For the back-to-school section, children are invited to help create teacher’s gifts, garments, and accessories.
Embroider This – From pretty freehand work to intricate embellishment to extravagant machine work, the possibilities for embroidery are limitless. The art of embroidery dates back centuries, but basic stitches remain the same. Discover ways to express these fundamental techniques and stitches, while adding a modern theme to a garment, accessory, or project.
Great Hats – Hats are among the most perfect of accessories for fall: quick-to-make, requiring little fitting. It’s easy to go crazy-creative with embellishment. Create funky and simple or stylishly chic hats from a variety of fabrics and textures and share ideas on how to accessorize.