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Sew Beautiful Issue 145

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SKU# SB-145

You'll love this if: You enjoy sewing for the holidays; You're a fan of Sew Beautiful's inspirational projects and pictures; November’s issue is a delightful mix of classic children’s apparel intermingled with the holiday magic of ribbons and trims. For expertise in this area, we of course, turned to the experts.

  • Nicholas Kniel, Helen Gibb and Kari Mecca fashion ordinary strips of ribbon into spectacular, blossoming works of art.
  • Margaret Land twists and turns strands of variegated silk until she’s created a glorious angel.
  • Kathy Dykstra uses alternating colors of ribbon looping to trim the shawl collar of this issue’s dress pattern.
  • As a special bonus, we’ve included a ball gown pattern and accessories to fit 11-12-inch fashion dolls – that’s one gift idea you can cross off your list.

Our techniques this issue are a mix of hand and machine work.

  • Tess Ellenwood teaches a neat way to work buttonhole stitch with tapestry yarn to create the look of crochet on a smocking plate
  • Janet Gilbert bridges together ribbon by machine to make a beautiful ribbon yoke, while Michié Moonie uses handwork to bridge bias trim to a little boy’s collar.
  • Sue Stewart shares her foolproof techniques for applying rows of silk ribbon around a silk organza skirt, a simple but elegant way for turning a simple skirt into a party skirt.

You’ll find ornament ideas, stockings, an eclectic holiday card design, an adorable smocked pocket pattern and more in our upcoming Ribbons and Trims issue!

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