Stitch Summer 2013

Stitch celebrates summer with 34 sizzling projects perfect for sun-loving sewists. 
  Learn how to sew sturdy totes and then practice your new-found skills with the 7 great carryall designs. Laura Keith shares her tips for swimsuit construction. And enjoy reading about the history of buttons in America, and also try your hand at making your own buttons with the step-by-step instructions.
  All this plus projects for trendy storage units for your home (or sewing room!), 6 bedtime projects that will make turning in such a pleasure, projects with beautiful handmade touches that will keep you stitching pretty, and 7 projects created expressly for the seaside lifestyle.
  Don't miss all the pleasures of summer--and all the pleasures of Summer Stitch 2013!



Downloadable Patterns

Ariel Women's Swimsuits

Composition Book Needle Case

Easy Leather Tote

Marina the Mermaid Doll

Patchwork Pillow Case

Reversible Slouch Tote

Ruffle Front Maxi Dress

Sling Purse with Clay Toggle

Snap! Camera Bag

Sunny Day Beach Dress

Sweet Message Lavender Sachet

Vintage Embroidered Skirt


technique spotlight: tote tactics 
Linda Turner Griepentrog

artist profile: heather ross
Linzee Kull McCray

material world: history of buttons in america
Susan Beal

make your own buttons
April Moffatt

technique spotlight: swimsuit construction tips
Laura Keith

Handmade Details

Sewing is in the details and these 5 projects with beautiful handmade touches will keep you stitching pretty.

handstitched appliqué pillow
Alex Woodbury

ruffle front maxi dress
Charise Randell

vintage embroidered skirt
Rebecca Smith

circle tank top
Marcia Van Oort 
composition book needle case
Kevin Kosbab

Storage Units

Simplify storage for your home (sewing room!) and wardrobe with these 6 projects designed with streamlining in mind.

honeycomb organizer
Kevin Kosbab

pouch pockets organizer
Kevin Kosbab
petal nesting bowls
Charise Randell

shoe wall
Amanda Madden

scrap happy stash sorter
Berene Campbell

french memo board
Stephanie Timm

Sweet Dreams

It's the dreamy details of these 6 bedtime projects that make turning in such a pleasure.

patchwork pillowcase 
Carolyn Friedlander
  graced with lace
lingerie case
Linda Turner Griepentrog
bedside caddy
Kerry Smith
heirloom doll
Lucy Blaire
naptime travel tote and quilt
Chriten Barber

sweet message
lavender sachet
Mags Kandis

All About Totes

Totes are a summer staple, and you will love every one of these 7 great carryalls.

cityscape tote
Amy Struckmeyer
easy leather tote
Amber Eden
reversible slouch tote
Lisa Polderman
snap! camera bag
Katrin Vorbeck
sling purse with clay toggle
April Moffatt
in love with prints tote
Sheila Zent
sunflower tote bag
Sarah Minshall

In the Swim

Take the plunge with these 7 projects created expressly for the seaside lifestyle..

sand dollar
accent pillow
Heidi Boyd

ariel women's swimsuits
Laura Keith

sunny day beach dress
Katrin Vorbeck
got sunglasses case
Krisje Deal
beach bum tote
Berene Campbell

merina the mermaid doll
Heidi Boyd

vinyl-bottom beach tote
Kevin Kosbab


editor's note 


wish list 

what's new + cool 


sew boutique 

sew inspired 


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mamazilla wrote
on Jun 13, 2013 10:11 AM

i've tried a few times to print the ruffle front maxi dress and it's not printing correctly. two pages are printing at one time on one pages. please review the PDF? thanks!

Rose@Quilt wrote
on Jun 13, 2013 10:24 AM

We're sorry you're having difficulty with this file. We're going to look into it right away.

Rose@Quilt wrote
on Jun 14, 2013 8:57 AM


I checked the file and did a few test runs and didn't have any difficulty with the file when I printed it. I'd like to help you get set up correctly--if you'd like to email me directly, I'll be happy to see what I can do. Sorry for the frustration...

Rose  (

wrk2liv2 wrote
on Jul 2, 2013 5:00 PM

I love this issue. I bought the digital version specifically to try my hand at the Cozy Slippers. The problem is that the template pieces are missing from the file. I have the tutorial portion from the back of the magazine, but not the actual pattern pieces. I thought they were all available for download, but I don't see the slipper download on the Interweave site. What am I missing? Any help you can provide would be hugely appreciated.

on Jan 29, 2015 11:35 AM

how can I print off instructions for Marina the mermaid doll?

on Jan 29, 2015 3:29 PM

Hi Colleen J. Murray,

The instructions for Marina ran in the magazine, but the digital edition of the magazine is still available in the Sew Daily shop using the following link; you can buy, download, and print off the pages you need from the issue:

Hope this is helpful!

on Jan 29, 2015 3:40 PM

Colleen J. Murray, if you are referring to the downloadable patterns for Marina, here is the link to download them for free: