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.
SWING TACKS • A swing tack is a chain of stitches that's used when a small, lightweight, and barely noticeable length of material is needed, such as for a belt loop for a sash or belt. It's essentially a tiny crochet chain and can be used in several ways.
ALL ABOUT KNOTS
HELEN OF HELEN MENDS
Sewing MENSWEAR • THE PATTERN LANDSCAPE IS CHANGING: THE BIG 4 IS NOW THE BIG 5!
MICHAEL GARDNER of Daddy Dressed Me
Thrifting FOR A CAUSE
THE YUMA YOGA PANTS
Readers' Choice AWARDS'22
ONE YARD OR LESS Couched Cushion • Create a uniquely functional and chic lumbar pillow from natural canvas embellished with a hand-painted abstract pattern and couching.
SEWSTAINABLE: Green Goddess APRON • Upcycle a cute tea towel to create a modern utility apron perfect for gardening, crafting, or cooking.
Multipurpose MARKET BAG • Get excited for your everyday errands when you get to carry a cool convertible bucket bag featuring a leather strap holder accent.
Blank Canvas EARRINGS • Create one-of-a-kind earrings from painted canvas fabric embellished with beads.
Mod PAINTED MINI • Having a hard time finding the perfect fabric in the right pattern or color? Paint your own fabric for a custom print to use for your next project, such as a fun miniskirt.
No Wrong Way JUMP SUIT • When you use striped fabric, the print doesn't always have to go the same direction! Try stitching up a comfy jumpsuit using natural striped fabric for a fun everyday springtime look. You can also rethink using a meant-for-knit pattern with a woven fabric instead—size up and add a closure to get more mileage out of your sewing pattern.
SHAPED BY Shirring BLOUSE • Hack a pattern you already love by altering one detail that changes the entire look of the garment. Shirring is a small change that has a big impact.
Zero Waste WONDER DRESS • Bring an eco-conscious mindset to your next sewing project and stitch a dress with minimal fabric waste. The flowy dress is one size fits most and flatters all body types.
THAT'S a wrap! • Skirts are having a major comeback this year, due in part to their versatility and sophistication. Hack a timeless wrap skirt pattern and transform it into your new wardrobe triumph.
Dividing LINES • Whether fine or bold, horizontal or vertical, stripes remain a major trend in the fashion world. Redesign a basic dress pattern with simple insets that change the stripe direction for a figureflattering look.
Frugal SEWING TIPS