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!
MACHINE STITCHES BASIC & BEYOND • Learn how to use the various utility stitches on your machine, and use your sewing machine to its full potential. Plus, find inspiration for using all the decorative stitches that don't get frequent attention.
LUDMILA OF SEWING IN CEYLON AND RUBY & VIOLET STUDIO
SEWING THE PERFECT Neckband • No more gaping neckbands or unsightly puckers along the neckline. For a perfect neckband finish, use these fail-proof methods when sewing your next knit top.
Sewing MENSWEAR • Shake things up with new options to add to your holiday wardrobe.
ANDREW of sewandrew.com • Andrew is a professional hairdresser and ex-West End dancer. He has been sewing since 2014. In that time he has been lucky enough to have enjoyed many exciting opportunities, including presenting tutorials and sew-alongs for Pfaff, Fibre Mood, Rebecca Page, and others. He has guest written for Britex and Minerva and was part of the original team of content providers for Mimi G and Norris Dánta Ford's SewSewDef Magazine.
THE HIGHLANDS LEATHER PURSE
SEWSTAINABLE: Upcyled / Upscale Pillows • Upcycle textiles found in your closet or at the local thrift store to create modern, luxurious pieced throw pillows.
ONE YARD OR LESS Plush + Luxe Scarf • Combine ripstop and velvet fabric to create a puffer- style scarf brimming with street style.
RIP IT UP
COZY QUILTED Cape • Rock this cape made from layered neoprene fabric featuring stitching that mimics a traditional quilted look. Plus, learn how to use the same method for drafting circle skirts for a custom cape pattern.
Adaptable DENIM BAG • If you're looking for a bag with functionality and style, you're in luck! Boasting oversized rawedge handles with knots, this bag is ready to take on anything your day throws at it.
WINTER Waistcoat • Hack your favorite raglan sleeve jacket pattern into a chic winter vest.
Fuzzy FOOTREST • Add a soft, luxurious ottoman to any room in your home for instant style and comfort.
Over + under HOOD • Stay warm when heading to the gym or just on quick errands around town with a comfy and stylish reversible hood.
Pattern Play PULLOVER • Refashion a knit blanket into a graphic and bold color-blocked turtleneck sweater.
Swester SWITCHUP • Upgrade a basic sweatshirt by swapping out the boring sleeves with textural and dimensional knit, crochet, or macramé sleeves made from thrifted blankets. Upcycle it to either a drop shoulder or raglan sleeve sweatshirt.
Ginger QUILTED JACKET • You'll be warm and stylish this winter in a quilted coat featuring Hong Kong seam finishes.
PROJECT Pjs • Drift to sleep in a cute and comfy matching pajama set featuring elastic waistband shorts and flowy top with oversized sleeves and neck strap detail.
OFF THE SHELF: Represent! EMBROIDERY • If you discover an element of your craft you are passionate about and you see a gap in the industry, just go for it! Writing a book can be an important, rewarding, and money- making project to expand your craft, with many different distribution outlets. We were so inspired by our talk with author Bianca Springer about her new book.