The start of the new year is always kind of exciting around here. We all like starting anew (ahem, new projects), and we’re so excited to present our new line-up to you!
The Common Thread – Explore the stories that connect us through sewing with blogger, podcaster and author Abby Glassenberg.
Clothes Minded – Take your handmade wardrobe to the next level with planning and styling tips from your favorite fashion and sewing bloggers, starting with Riva La Diva.
High-End Hacks – Recreate high end looks with how-tos by our super stylish assistant editor Jessica Ziebarth.
Serger School – Use your serger to its full potential this year with tips, techniques and special topics.
We’re also happy to welcome fit expert Rae Cumbie to take on Curve Appeal, we’re continuing with Linda Reynold’s super thorough Masterclass series, pattern hacking fun with Meg Healy of BusaStyle.com, and a lineup of terrific sew alongs to help you build your handmade wardrobe, starting with the stunning Luzerne Trench pattern by Deer & Doe.
And no issue would be complete without basic training, perfect if you need a refresher and also perfect if you’re looking to increase your sewing trivia knowledge.
And we don’t mean to humble brag, but there’s so much to love with the first issue! In Sew News Feb/March 2018, you’ll find all of the above, plus:
- Learn how to work with wool coatings and jacket fitting techniques – perfect if your #2018makenine includes a coat or two.
- Plan your sewing better with fashion sketching and a fun wardrobe challenge.
- Statement sleeves are sticking around! Learn to draft and stitch the perfect flounce for pattern hacking success.
- Whether you’re making jeans for the first time or hacking a favorite pattern, grab this hack for moto-style jeans.
- Make the most of your pattern library! Turn a pencil skirt pattern into a pleated a-line for spring.
- Create a sweet pleated boho blouse with a free pattern (while on newsstands).