Sew News

Sew News December 2018 - January 2019

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.

United States
Peak Media Properties, LLC
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$8.19(Incl. tax)
$32.80(Incl. tax)
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
make this mouse pouch with the cricut maker ™

Cricut Maker isn’t just for paper crafting and vinyl transfers. This state-of-the-art machine cuts out sewing patterns effortlessly, preparing them for sewing in a fraction of the time that it takes by hand. Its effortless precision makes cutting any fabric a breeze—no more silk snags or pleather shifting. Upload your own patterns into the cloud-based CRICUT DESIGN SPACE software or choose from hundreds of digital patterns and templates from designers and patternmakers, including Sew News! With purchase, you’ll gain access to Cricut Design Space, which is full of projects, including the featured Mouse Pouch above. Cricut Maker can also draw! The washable fabric pen draws seam allowances, notches and zipper placements with 100% accuracy, taking the guesswork out of sewing. Then, the Rotary Blade cuts each pattern piece needed for your project.…

1 min.

LET'S PARTY! Another year is coming to a close, and it’s time to kick up our heels and celebrate all of our sewing achievements in 2018. It’s good to reflect back on what you’ve made and what’s still in the queue, in order to set goals for the year ahead. I find I sew much more when I have a plan, even if it’s very general, such as “use that great jersey fabric in my stash,” or “finally sew a pair of jeans that fit.” Maybe you’re more organized than me and can plot your makes even further, setting monthly goals that will get you out of the stores trying on endless outfits and into your sewing room stitching up some new favorites. Get inspired by how other sewists set their sewing…

2 min.
what are your sewing resolutions for 2019?

STEPHANIE BRACELIN Send in the Flounce — page 36 DANA BONTRAGER Hack It: Jackets — page 48 DELPHINE COLBEAU Hack It: Sweatshirts — page 32 RAE CUMBIE Curve Appeal: Sleeves & SIlk — page 20 My personal sewing resolution for 2019 is to shape up some of my early wearable art jackets so they have a more contemporary fit. First on the list is the jacket featured in the "Make it Fit" Sew News article "Fitting a Square Armhole," in the October 2007 issue. fitforartpatterns.com ABBY GLASSENBERG Common Thread: Stash Stigma — page 76 I’ve just recently begun sewing clothes for myself. I’ve made a Rushcutter Dress from In The Folds and three Grainline Willow Tanks, and I’m looking forward to tackling some projects with knits in the coming months. My 2019 resolution is to have enough handmade garments to participate…

1 min.
reader tips

1. STICKY PICKUP Make your own lint roller using an empty toilet paper roll wrapped with sticky-side-up packaging tape to pick up threads on fabric yardage. Bonnie S., email 2. SLICK THREADING Instead of moistening the end of the thread before threading it through the needle eye, try moistening the backside of the needle instead. The thread is attracted to the moisture and glides right through. Sue H., email 3. CRAFTY CARDS Save fabric scraps and use them to make holiday cards. Glue the scraps to card stock, and then stitch the perimeter. Fold the card in half and write a special greeting inside. Deborah R., letter 4. BOBBIN ORGANIZING If you have multiple sewing machine brands and types, store the bobbins in a color-coordinated craft box to easily sort the correct bobbin by machine. Kathlyn C., email Featured readers received a…

1 min.
hide & seek

Play & Win! What is it? Pictured at left is part of a photo from this issue.When you find it, enter online at sewnews.com or send a postcard with the page you found it on to Sew News, Hide & Seek, 741 Corporate Circle, Ste. A, Golden, CO 80401. Responses are due Dec. 31, 2018. From the correct responses, we’ll randomly draw five winners, one of which could be you. Meet the Ovo 150GT. It’s an iron. It’s a steamer. It’s both! But don’t be fooled by its charm. This portable powerhouse travels light and takes out wrinkles without taking up space. The Dec '18/Jan '19 winners will receive an Ovo 150GT. Retail Value: $49.00. Congratulations to the Oct/Nov ’18 Hide & Seek winners! We randomly selected five readers to receive an Ovo 150GT from…

2 min.
staff picks

1. Show off your love for sewing with the ENAMEL SEWING PINS by Little Moo Designs. Ranging from elegant to nerdy, there’s a pin to appeal to any sewist. They also make great holiday gifts for anyone in your sewing circle and are the perfect size for tucking in a sewist’s stocking. etsy.com/shop/LittleMooDesigns1 2. Swoon over the divine NEPTUNE SILK MATKA FROM SILK BARON. Matka is a linen-like weave of raw silk which has a lovely texture and fantastic drape. This particular color is a cross-weave of black and aqua which creates a shimmering depth. It’s a great fabric for high-end casuals or even an elegant cocktail dress. silkbaron.com 3. Add a touch of elegance to your sewing room with KLASSE’S PREMIUM ROSE GOLD SCISSOR SET. The set includes the basic must-haves…