Stitch Summer 2012

Usher in sunny days with Stitch, Summer 2012! You’ll find projects and accessories for outdoor living, wardrobe, and home décor.
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Usher in sunny days with Stitch, Summer 2012! With 34 fresh projects inspired by the outdoors, from gardening and flowers to the seashore and natural linen, you’ll find projects and accessories for outdoor living, wardrobe, and home décor−plus adorable gifts to make for your kids, friends, and family. Stitch Summer is alive with the ideas, techniques, and inspiration that will help you revel in the sunshine months.

Article highlights:

  • Technique Spotlight: Sew Up Summer−Learn how to sew with every type of summer fabric, from pretty cottons to comfy knits and sheers to laminates.
  • Material World: Smocking Tips and Techniques−Smocking has been enjoying a revival as new sewists apply this old technique in creative ways, especially in home décor accessories. Discover the basics of hand-smocking and begin to add this time-honored skill to your sewing toolbox. Bonus: Practice your newfound smocking skills in the Smocked-Band Shell Tote project.
  • Artist profile−Alfred Shaheen: The Hawaiian Bombshell—Hawaiian designer Alfred Shaheen put the B in bombshell with his tropically inspired, curve-hugging dresses. Read the story behind this fascinating designer who put Hawaii on the map in the 1950s and ‘60s fashion world.

Project Themes:

Fabulous Florals−From poppy brights to romantic roses, vintage-inspired to modern, flowers are the backdrop for ten beautiful projects.

Beach Party−Nothing says summer like hanging out at the beach. These sunny projects will have you packing your bags for the shore pronto.

Fresh Linen−Think warm breezes and natural fibers. Linen sewing projects will bring back summer all year long.

Garden Glories−Create adorable and useful items for the garden—9 projects in all!

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