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.
MUNA & BROAD • Leila and Jess teamed up in late 2019 to release plus-size sewing patterns with the sizing starting where other pattern companies often end under the pattern name Muna and Broad.
CURVE APPEAL • Get expert fitting tips for hoodies, create a fitted dolman silhouette and finesse the fit of your face mask.
ZIPPERS 101 • Discover the anatomy of the zipper, plus learn how to install the three most-used zipper types.
MEN WHO SEW JULIAN COLLINS • Julian Collins is the 33-year-old black male sewist behind @Juliancreates on Instagram and runs the Sew Manly group on Facebook. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Julian works in community outreach for a regional philanthropy organization. Julian has always been fascinated by sewing but took a serious leap into the craft almost four years ago. His focus is mainly menswear, but he has sewn a variety of items, from dresses to altar cloths and banners for church.
ADVANCED SERGER FEATURES • Originally developed in 1880s for the ready-to-wear clothing industry, sergers became a mainstay for home sewists in the mid-60s. While the basic overlock function has not changed much over the years, sergers have seen huge advances in stitch options, feet, thread options and interfaces, allowing home sewists to quickly and professionally create garments at home. If you’re looking to purchase a new serger or upgrade your current model, consider these factors.
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VELVET Mixer • Combine two patterns and three coordinating burnout velvet fabrics to create a truly unique party dress.
COWL Couture • Stitch a cozy and versatile reversible faux-fur cowl that can be made in an afternoon. Add this chic accessory to your winter wardrobe or stitch one to give!
Plush Pillbox • Create a classic pillbox hat using faux fur for an elegant winter accessory. Skip the buckrum and learn how to create an interfaced interlining to easily provide the necessary structure.
SHIFT TO Shine DRESS • The classic shift gets a modern update with curved hems, sweeping back neckline and French seams throughout. Stitch one in sequins for an upscale look or in a drapey solid for the perfect office look.
SEQUIN Secrets • Discover the basic things you need to know to successfully sew with sequins.
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Snowy Day STOCKING • Combine buffalo plaid and faux fur to create a stocking that adds modern style to your home during the holidays.
Sparkle Party • Showcase shimmering sequin fabric with three accessories to elevate your holiday looks. Plus, learn tips and tricks for working with sequin fabric.
Delphine DUSTER • Stitch a dramatic duster in non-stretch velvet for a look that’s one part cozy, one part party!
CHEERY Ears • Using a cutting machine or craft knife, make two different pairs of sparkly faux leather earrings to add a fun touch to your holiday look or give as a cool gift to friends and family.
FROST BOSS • Combine elements from two patterns for a stunning crushed velvet dress with dramatic cowl sleeves.
Comfort & Joy • Joy will fill your home with custom coordinating holiday pillows featuring traditional and reverse appliqué techniques.
Bunny Slope JACKET • Get the look of high-end adventure outerwear! Alter a basic pullover hoodie pattern to create a cool...