Get lost in the details!
Stitch, Summer 2013 is all about embracing the details. Just as you cherish the details of summer—from warm evenings and glowing fireflies to vibrant greenery and fresh squeezed lemonade—you can treasure the small things that make your sewing projects truly memorable and beautiful. Inside you’ll find inspiring details in sewing techniques, fabrics, and embellishments, as well as projects that help us manage all the details in our lives. The must-make projects include:
Handmade Details – Come summer, sewing takes a lighter and breezier turn, and in this section, you’ll find easy garment projects with fabulous handmade details, whether it’s an embroidery stitch, appliqué design, or a unique detail on a project.
Storage Units – We all love new and pretty ways to organize our 10,000 things and this section is all about innovative approaches to storage. Here are objects that simplify storage for the home (sewing room!), wardrobe, family, and friends.
Sweet Dreams – Summer can bring some lovely sleeping weather and all the pretty gear that goes with it, from patchwork pillowcases to beloved dolls to best bedside storage. Handmade details make these items really special.
All About Totes – Never enough totes, right? And with summer being the season of the tote, these projects have all the attributes of a good friend: colorful, happy, sturdy, and practical, with plenty of nooks to store all the details of our summer lives.
In the Swim – Make a big splash with beach accessories ranging from bathing suits and cover-ups to innovative ways to carry beach items. Handmade details to give these creations a one-of-a-kind touch.
Along with beautiful projects, you’ll find articles featuring the history of American buttons, tactics for making your tote stand the test of time, swimsuit construction techniques. Plus, gain inspiration from textile designer Heather Ross and read a humorous essay on how sewing skills skip a generation by Kathy Marrone. This new summer issue of Stitch is sure to make a big splash in your sewing!