Sew News magazine is a complete resource for sewers of all skill levels. Each issue of Sew News magazine is packed with practical sewing information, how-to guides and the latest on fashion, fabrics, books and new products.
READER TIPS • for winter sewing!
SEWING SAVES • Sewing accidents are inevitable no matter how careful or skilled the sewist. Irons malfunction and melt or scorch fabric, scissors slip and snip in the wrong place, pins leave unwanted holes, and seam rippers rip more than stitches. Fortunately, there are ways to fix or mask common sewing accidents.
AVOID BUBBLED INTERFACING
MONICA TETTEH • Monica Tetteh of That's Sew Monica is a sewing and creative force! She began her sewing journey to honor the memory of her late mother, and while doing so she found so many crafty things to be inspired by and ways to inspire others. Monica is a marketing events strategist, and she loves to combine her love of DIY and the event world.
FROM Fashion SCHOOL • Meet Nina Chen, a passionate and determined fashion design enthusiast currently pursuing her dreams at Syracuse University. What sets her apart is her deliberate decision to study fashion design at Syracuse University, a choice that diverges from the conventional path of enrolling in a specialized fashion school. Nina‘s narrative promises to be a source of inspiration for aspiring future fashion designers.
DAINE COPPOLA • Meet Daine Coppola, a site manager for a prominent New York City construction company. Well, that's his day job. In the early morning, evenings, and on weekends, you can find Daine sewing in his NYC loft, located— appropriately—in the garment district.
SEW SCRAPPY: Winter Warmers • The chilly winter winds are making their presence known! Stitch up these practical fleece scrap-busting hand warmers and keep your hands toasty during the frosty winter months.
JESI JOSTEN OF HIP VIOLET • In this business spotlight series, we are highlighting makers who use their craft to earn extra income. Sewing is truly a superpower: sewists can create, mend, alter, and earn money doing so. Today we talk with business owner Jesi Josten of Hip Violet.
CRESTED BUTTE WINTER WOOL CAPE
Creative Reuse CENTERS • Thrifting has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and now there's a new way to thrift: crafty thrifting!
Tailoring • The art of sewing is a diverse one. It's a field where you can use this one skill set and apply it in many different avenues. One of those fields is called tailoring. The definition of tailoring is to make alterations to an existing garment to fit the wearer. Last year some significant changes happened in our household that made me decide to return to work. I wanted to do something that I love (sewing) and where I could use the training I have gained. That decision led me to become a tailor. I was granted an opportunity with a job as an entry-level tailor at a shop that primarily sells clothing but focuses on men's suits. Even though I have spent a good portion of my life sewing and went to school for pattern designing, I quickly learned that tailoring is different. I realized I was not creating garments anymore; I was fixing something that would give the wearer comfort and confidence.
Buffalo Check HOODIE • Turn your basic sweatshirt into a fashion-forward powerhouse by adding a full front zipper—now it's not just cozy, it's also versatile and effortlessly chic. Whether you're layering up for a brisk fall day or making a statement on a cool evening, this transformed piece promises style and comfort in one fashionable zip!
UPCYCLED Ski Sweater • Gear up for the slopes in style with a custom-made sweatshirt, crafted by upcycling not one, but two oversized sweatshirts!...