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  • Stitch Fall 2014

  • The Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews

    The 43 glamorous projects of The Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews special issue let you feel like you've just stepped onto the set of Downton Abbey, while still being modern interpretations of early twentieth century style. These projects are not costumes and props of an era gone by—they are garments and home and fashion accessories you can make and use to add some Edwardian and Jazz Age drama to your daily life. 

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  • Stitch Summer 2014

    Color is all around us this season, from nature to the runways, and this issue has taken a cue from both to bring you a magazine stuffed with projects in every vibrant tone imaginable. 

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  • Stitch Spring 2014

    This is an issue to tantalize the senses for sure—all 36 projects! 

    In Electric Pastels, you will find a gorgeous rainbow spectrum of items to sew from a brilliant clutch and tote to bright home decor projects. Stripes, Dots + Chevrons brings our favorite patterns into play with delightful skirts, sweet stuffed turtles, a captivating quilt, picture frames, and a set of pillows. In Mixed Up Prints, you will find a lovely mélange of fabrics that work together to make for eye-catching items like bags, fashion accessories, and a beautifully useful gardening apron. Taking Shape looks to geometry to create gorgeous projects, like an easy shrug and a pretty handbag with linear lines and a variety of items that use circles as their key design element. And Playful Patterns is a play on words, from patterns that evoke play like tiny, cute shortalls and a happy collage, to projects that combine patterns in unexpectedly fresh ways in everyday items like a lunch bag, tote, and purse.

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  • Stitch Winter 2013

    This issue's theme is Back to Natural. The gallery sections are full of projects, fabrics, and techniques inspired by nature and the natural world.  

    In Tweeds and Plaids, you will find items made up in the true textiles of winter that envelope our bodies and homes in warmth. Sustainable Fashion moves the focus in wardrobe and home from acquisitive to sustainable and multi-use. Goddess Style offers up fantastic and romantic projects with regal flair. Hands-On Nature uses embellishment, embroidery, and appliqué to echo the shapes, silhouettes, and patterns of the natural world. And Arctic Reflections takes icy inspiration from arctic whites and pinks, frosty blues, and cool earthy tones utilized in wintry fashion projects and cold-weather home gear. 



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  • Stitch Fall 2013

    The fall issue of Stitch is full of projects is full of projects that take inspiration from around the world and beyond—into all the worlds of our imagination.

    In Global Journeys you will find projects with international influences. Or put a modern spin on a very romantic era in the Renaissance Woman section. Modern Fairy Tales sparks the imagination with a host of projects inspired by tales and fables. Call of the Wild takes an exotic turn and Time Traveler takes you on a journey with projects that travel through the decades.

    This issue put the focus on textiles both abroad and at home with features on Mexican textiles, global fabric shopping, and a tale of a trio of talented women in St. Louis.


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  • Stitch with Style 2013

    Stitch with Style is packed with 43 sewing project that will rock your wardrobe. An issue devoted entirely to fashion sewing, it brings together the work of some of our best designers--who love giving modern sewing a fashion focus. Their passion shows in their original and fresh creations.

    Choose from an array of lovely designs in Simple Wearables, including the gorgeous LBD (little blue dress) by Gretchen Hirsch. Find a parade of lovely clutches in Pretty Purses. In Bags with Style, you will find enough totes to keep you sewing throughout the year. Modern Accessories brings together a charming collection of jewelry and more. Retro Remake puts a vintage modern spin on garments. And From Our Favorites brings back beloved designs from Stitch issues past.

    The Stitch team hopes you enjoy creating these garments and accessories as much as we enjoyed putting the issue together! 

    Happy stitching!

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  • 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!

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  • Stitch Spring 2013

    Spring is a time of tremendous activity and growth. But it's also a time to regenerate, and that's why this issue's theme is all about relaxing and refreshing.

    We've included projects, fabrics, and techniques that will bring positive energy to ourselves, our wardrobes, our friends, and our homes through sewing. What better time than spring to dream up styles and projects that you can create by yourself or with others, for yourself and others?





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  • Winter 2012

    Stitch, Winter 2012 is a special issue magazine featuring garments and accessories to home accents and fabulous décor—all inspired by the very best of winter. Find fun and simple sewing patterns you won't want to miss.

    As the weather turns chilly, start dreaming of projects inspired by the wintry tradition of tucking in by a roaring fire with a cup of hot tea, a warm blanket, and a good book.

    With 32 projects--pattern templates and all--you'll have plenty to keep you stitching well into the winter months.


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  • Stitch, Fall 2012

    Revel in the cool, crisp days of the fall season with Stitch, Fall 2012. Enjoy stunning projects ranging from garments and accessories to home accents and fabulous décor.

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  • Stitch, Summer 2012

    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.

    Our cover project, Flower Power Reversible Purse, is available as a free download at

    Flower Power Reversible Purse 
    by April Moffatt

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  • Stitch, Spring 2012

    The Spring issue of Stitch will jumpstart you into spring! With 36 fresh projects for outdoor living, wardrobe accessories, and home dec-plus several adorable gifts to make for your favorite babies!-Stitch Spring is bursting with the ideas, techniques, and inspiration that will help you welcome back the warm weather.

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  • Stitch, Winter 2011

    The Winter issue celebrates rich textured fabrics, from wool felt to leather and suede-perfect for sewing cozy projects for the winter months.

    Features include an in-depth technique article on sewing with faux leather and suede, a step-by-step tutorial on drafting a custom skirt and sewing a day and night version, plus a profile on felt designer Anne Kyyro Quinn. The issue includes 35 fun and stylish projects from garments and accessories to home accents and holiday décor.

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