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.
DEAR READERS AND SEWING ENTHUSIASTS,
CHOOSING THE RIGHT FABRIC • A fabric store can be overwhelming—there are so many choices and so many things to look at. Here's how to make the process of choosing the right fabric easier.
WHEN THE FABRIC COMES FIRST
BUYING FABRIC ONLINE
TAMI MEYER OF LOVE NOTIONS
Coverstitch SEWING • Using a coverstitch machine is the best way to give your knit tops a truly superior finish. If you want to take your stretchy sewing to the next level, try these coverstitch techniques when making your own T-shirts and tops.
GLORY ALLAN of gloryallan.com
Sewing MENSWEAR • Follow along as we explore menswear sewing topics with instructor and expert sewist, Julian Collins. In this issue, Julian goes over how to find the best button-up shirt options for you.
Brownie Points MERIT BADGES • Put your or your friend's accomplishments and personality on display with custom merit badges.
SPA SET • Treat yourself or a friend to an essential bathroom set. Upcycle unwanted terry cloth towels or use fabric scraps to create a headband, facial wipes, and a laundry bag.
Fall Favorite PATTERN PICKS • Coming out of summer sewing can be hard—but luckily there are so many great fall patterns out there to get us excited about cool weather sewing.
Biker BELT • Breathe new life into an old leather jacket by creating a chic leather wrap belt.
Swinging Swede TANK • Alter a basic A-line tank top into a stylish faux-suede tank.
Checkmate SHIRTDRESS • Easily alter a shirtdress pattern to transform it using simple color—blocking techniques.
Hoodie HACKS • Hoodies are a fall wardrobe essential. Have fun revamping old hoodies into new pieces, or hacking your favorite hoodie sewing pattern.
Cami Casual DRESS • Stitch a cute and casual cami dress that will take you all throughout your daily travels.
Denim DUSTER • Add interest to a basic long coat with oversized patch pockets, flared back, kick pleat, and extended sleeve for rolled cuffs
On the Indi-Go BAG • Learn how to create custom indigo-dyed fabric to create a stylish shoulder bag.
Pleather WEATHER SKIRT • Easily draft and construct a stylish leather skirt that uses pleats to create a paper-bag waist with a center-front button closure and custom belt. Pair the skirt with a cozy sweater, sleek turtleneck, or silky blouse for a perfect cold-weather outfit without losing any style.