The New Sew News Look + Share Your Sewing Tips!

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Ellen shared our new logo with you earlier this week, and aren’t you just itching to see more of the new look? Stay tuned all week for more sneak peeks inside the next issue. The goal is a fresh, modern take on the same, great content.

One of our columns that has been one of the most popular almost since the very beginning is Reader Tips, where you share your best sewing tips and tricks with other readers. It’s fun to find out what other sewists do to combat thread trimmings and to make our favorite pastime go a little quicker and smoother. It can be super informative! Don’t worry, this favorite column is still going to be sticking around in the redesigned Sew News, but with a modern makeover.

In the Feb/March issue, we brought you 35 of the best reader tips from Sew News’ past 35 years on the newsstand. It turned out to be 6 whole pages of great tips! Even though some were 30+ years old, good advice never gets old or goes out of style.

Like this tip from B. Dezellem from July 1993: “Use narrow strips of fusible web to “baste” zippers in place before stitching. There’s no excuse for crooked stitching when the zipper doesn’t budge!”

Get your fusible web tape here, and try it out!

Comment below or send us your tips to for YOUR chance to be featured in Sew News. If your tip is chosen, you’ll also receive a prize!

 The New Sew News Look + Share Your Sewing Tips!
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2 Responses to The New Sew News Look + Share Your Sewing Tips!

  1. AZPhyl says:

    Tips on page 12, “Pop It With a Socket” and “Eternally Embellished” both needed more explanation for any one who was using this techniques for the first time.

    In particular, I would imagine few sewists have experience with using socket wrench. The hint would have been crystal clear with a simple stepwise line drawing of what layer comes first.

    Likewise on the beading hint, there was no identification of which side of the stitching line the interfacing should be ironed–i.e., between the stitching line and the cut line, or between the stitching line and the garment. Without that, one could end up with a bunch of melted beads and a thick, uneven seam.

    I realize that Tips are intended for people of all levels of sewing experience, but you may want to grade these in the beginner/medium/advanced continuum, OR use the same disclaimer that appears on your “Last Laugh” page which says, in part, “Bloopers…may be edited for clarify and brevity.”

  2. I enjoy reading your tips