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Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

Jan 31, 2012
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You could win a copy of SewStylish Spring 2012 by simply leaving a comment at the bottom of this page. Tell us which article appeals most to you. Leave your comment on this post before the deadline-11:59 p.m., February 15-and you could win a copy of the issue. The winner will be randomly selected and announced during the week of February 20. 

THERE’S SO MUCH TO LEARN INSIDE

Here are the highlights:

• Stellar Machine Features. These sewing machine options make the job easier than you’ve ever imagined.

• Custom Lace Top. The season’s hottest luxury fabric is simple to sew.

• Get On a Roll. Cut fabric efficiently with rotary cutters and mats.

• Serging Secrets. Discover what a serger can do for your sewing.

• The Mighty Pin. Don’t overlook its importance.

• Make It Your Way. Three designers take the same pattern in new directions.

• Copy That. Trace the fit of your favorite sleeve and darts.

• Express Pocket. A quick method for a bulk-free version.

• Easy Ease. Learn how it affects fit, appearance, and comfort.

• Perfect Match Tote. Delicate embroidered fabric meets sturdy lambskin trim in this sweet, yet tough, bag.

• Denim in Detail. This everyday fabric could easily work the runway.

• All Laced Up. Turn and old-fashioned closure into a cool design feature (cover story).

• Sew It, Style It. Mix what you’ve sewn with what you own.

• Painted Lace. Apply dye with a brush for multicolored effects.

• Metal Eyelets. Embellish with a hint of hardware.

• Piece Movement. Strip patchwork creates exciting color panels.

And of course, you’ll also find our regular departments:

• Designer Insider. Suede Sews.

• Fabric Lab. Light Layers.

• Cool Tools

• Trend to Technique. Jeweled Clutch.

• Couture Know-How. How to Trim a Neckline.

• Fast & Fabulous. Bows Galore.

WHAT APPEALS TO YOU THE MOST?

We all have our favorites. What do you think yours will be in this issue? Tell us in a post.

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  1. Ursi January 22nd

    I can't wait to check out the "Make It Your Way" section of the Spring issue. After looking at all the suggestions, I can then put my own ideas into motion.

  2. Ursi January 22nd

    I can't wait to check out the "Make It Your Way" section of the Spring issue. After looking at all the suggestions, I can then put my own ideas into motion.

  3. Ursi January 22nd

    I can't wait to check out the "Make It Your Way" section of the Spring issue. After looking at all the suggestions, I can then put my own ideas into motion.

  4. User avater ladybug380 December 1st

    I would love to read at lot of these articles. But I think Get on a Roll, Make it your Way, & Easy Ease would be great.

  5. cherfashion January 25th

    The article "Make It Your Way" sound great. I always like to make each pattern my own so can't wait to see what they did.

  6. TSUProf January 15th

    Get on a roll would be the article I am most interested in. Cutting is the most important aspect of sewing or quilting. It sure makes sewing a lot easier. Thanks.

  7. User avater Missahope January 7th

    Perfect match tote would be my pick! Love making bags!

  8. Charlene003 June 5th

    new to thread and LOVE IT!

  9. luvtodesign February 22nd

    I have never read this magazine and this would be a great way to read it to win it. I would love to see what the magazine is like. It looks really great but just.......Hope I win!!! LOL!!!

  10. missengland February 20th

    Just learning so this would be a great help!

  11. User avater wicked_stitcher February 15th

    despite the fact that i've used a serger for finishing edges for many years, and venture sometimes into other uses, i would love to unravel the mystery of all a serger can do, so that's the topic that most interests me

  12. perrywinkle February 15th

    Serging Secrets!

  13. User avater Irina_Sofia February 14th

    I like to sew my own garmets and style them with something I already own, so "Sew It, Style It" would interest me. :)

  14. User avater smfsprout February 13th

    I could spend hours on each and every article but my first choice would be "Get on a Roll" and then "Express Pockets". Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  15. User avater ladybug380 February 13th

  16. User avater ladybug380 February 13th

    Easy Ease, Learn how it affects fit, appearance and comfort.

  17. User avater stitchandsew February 12th

    It's impossible to keep my decision to one article! I couldn't better than three. Anyway, I'll hold Make It Your
    Way and Piece Movement,and submit my FIRST choice Copy That.
    I always have trouble with sleeves and darts, and would love to read the article to help me understand how to handle it,

    Many thanks.

  18. jzzl February 12th

    I love grommets & eyelets. I am always looking for new ways to use them.

  19. User avater sewsewfabulous February 12th

    Serger secrets, I always appreciate new ideas for serging.

  20. sasspiper February 12th

    I am looking forward to Easy Ease. I tend to make my own patterns but don't have a proper understanding of ease and would love to learn more about it.

  21. pickingtulips February 11th

    This may sound a bit naive. But i just received a new sewing machine for christmas a machine that does everything including the dishes and so i am starting a huge new learning curve after using a machine that is over 40 years old. I know that sergers make your life so much easier but I DON"T KNOW HOW or if they are worth buying right now after gettting a fabulous new machine so I can't wait to read the article on "SERGEING SECRETS" to see if its something that I should still be looking at getting and if it will really enhance my sewing.

  22. SherrySews February 11th

    I think I would be most interested in the article "Copy That. Trace the fit of your favorite sleeve and darts." I am always looking for techniques that allow me to reuse good fit from existing items. I think that this magazine would be another of those 'cover to cover' reads! Lots of good information packed into a few pages, I am sure!

  23. heidifp February 11th

    I'm really excieted for the jeweled clutch article and the painted lace! I'm a seamstress for almost 13 years and have a plethora of stones, jewels, beads and sequins. I've been wanting a flashy eyecatching clutch to incorperate into my own wardrobe! Yay for me. even if i don't win a free copy i'll be buying it anyway because i LOVE the magizine!!!!

  24. MaryLeah February 11th

    Several of the articles sound interesting, but I'm most interested in the one about the custom lace top. A friend gave me several yards of quality lace a few years ago and I have had no idea what to do with it.

  25. angreacum February 11th

    I am interested in painted lace and Metal eyelets articles.

  26. User avater alaskaangelgirl February 10th

    Surging Secrets is the deeper knowledge I seek ... sounds like the perfect article for me with my projects...

  27. rapunzel27 February 10th

    Everything in the magazine sounds like something i want to try. Been sewing since the 7th grade and that is a very long time ago.. Celebrating my 35th Class reunion this year..you do the math...lol. I am always learning new techniques in sewing. Just wish i knew how to make my own opatterns and how to drape.. need someone to actually show me how to do that one on one. Love Threads and devore it from cover to cover several times ..just wish it was a monthly! :)

  28. BeckyPiette February 10th

    It is hard to decide which article most interests me! So many do. I will settle on the painted lace article. Painting fabric scares me, but I'd love to learn how to do it, and I'd love to work up the courage to try it!

  29. DesignerExtraordinar February 9th

    I am a Wedding Dress designer and creator (meaning I sew my own designs) and I am teaching myself to paint on fabric. Your article, "Painted Lace. Apply dye with a brush....." would be a fabulous way to teach me on a new fabric......beyond solid woven. Thank you for your consideration.

  30. lalouf February 9th

    I LOVE this magazine, so many projects to make, dream about & always a wonderful comment on my finished garment. The article that draws my eye to it is Piece Work. I have just started to learn to quilt & hopeing that this gives me a new special project to work on.

  31. RiaAndTiggy February 9th

    Oh, I've actually been interested in making a lace top - and even have some beautiful grey lace. I would love to see the article and learn the best techniques to sew this fabric.

  32. RiaAndTiggy February 9th

    I would dearly love to win a copy of Threads. I've been sewing for a short while and know some of the basics but would like to try more techniques and more difficult garments - including a coat! I definitely need guidance and Threads is a great magazine - as well as an very informative and helpful web site - that I know I could learn a lot from.

  33. cecine February 9th

    I have a serger and the article serger secret will be very helpfull.

  34. Romy February 9th

    "Sew it, Style it" is always an interesting subject for me because I like style and when I sew or buy fabric or clothing it is to mix with what I already have and it has to be stylish. And of course I would like to win this magazine!

  35. sailcocktail February 9th

    I have quite a stash of lace fabric and need more ways to use it, so "Custom Lace Top" is a natural for me. I'd love to get a copy of this issue!

  36. User avater RosieAnnie February 9th

    'Make it your way' takes my fancy but 'sew' do many of the others!! I was so hoping to be able to subscribe to this mag. I subscribe to Threads and just ordered some back issues of Sewstylish, guess i'll have to keep buying back issues every 12 months and wait for them to get to me down under :(

  37. SEWNYA February 8th

    Painted lace would be my first pick.

  38. User avater DebbieBarry February 8th

    Sew It, style It grabs my interest. Any idea to incorporate the new with those staples in my closet that fit well but are getting boring wins my vote.

  39. 3feathers February 8th

    It would be "Copy That". I always struggle with marking fabric.

  40. sradoll February 8th

    I would probably start with Make it Your Way. I love to see how other people modify a pattern!

  41. luvtodesign February 8th

    I would love to read this article and the whole magazine. It looks really great. Good luck to everyone!!

  42. User avater eviej February 8th

    I'd like to win so I can make that adorable cutie on the front cover for my daughter, who's away at college and can always use a new cute dress!

  43. StudioM February 8th

    would love to read Make it Your Way

  44. User avater eviej February 8th

    OOOOHHHHH! Id love to win the special edition of "Sew Stylist!"

  45. Corrales February 8th

    I haven't done much with my serger lately.Sure could use help in that department. One of my threads keeps breaking no matter how I adjust tension. Also love denim so i'd be interested in that as well.

  46. grandmaloveszane February 8th

    I have a serger that is not being used to its full potential. I would love to have some help on that subject. I live in a small town and lessons are not available.

  47. JeanMau February 8th

    All the articles look very interesting, but I would probably go first to the article on sergers. I've owned one for a few years, but don't feel I probably use it to its full potential.

  48. ctirish February 8th

    All the articles are great but the two I would read first are the Stellar machines and then the Serger Secrets..

    jane

  49. Nyliramirez February 8th

    This looks like a wonderful magazine with lots of great ideas...one I'd like to subscribe to!

  50. User avater kimimaginethat February 8th

    Imagine what you can do with all of this wonderful information. Using my serger interests me the most right now but any new ideas and inspiration sets me to dreaming.

  51. User avater susan1006 February 8th

    I like to make purses and bags so the beaded cluitch caught my eye, but it's the serger article that makes me really want this issue. I bought a serger and I am not having very good luck trying to use it. The store is pretty far away, so I am on my own. I can use all the help I can get:)

  52. mensew2 February 8th

    I am interested in the "Easy Ease" article that focuses on garment appearance, fit, and comfort. Simply, if a garment does not look good and drape well, any money spent on fabric, thread, and notions, has been a waste of money and my time constructing it.

  53. Soosewiets February 8th

    Such a great magazine, such a shame I can't winn, for you don't ship to Europe.

  54. KathfromOz February 8th

    Oohh, the 'Perfect Match Tote". The delicate embroidered fabric grabbed me first, and then the surprise element, the very different textural component of the sheep skin, sealed the deal.

  55. User avater scrandall February 8th

    This looks like a great magazine! Tons of tips and ideas.

  56. 2370 February 7th

    I would be very interested in the article on 3 looks from one pattern. I hope I win the issue! Thank you.

  57. User avater jamama February 7th

    Make it your way! That's why we sew, isn't it? would be glad to win!

  58. Maggie40 February 7th

    I love the couture Know-How. I am 71, but I could live to be 200 and never learn enough about the art of sewing!

  59. dianajanssen February 7th

    Metal eyelets - I have a bunch and it would be good to learn how to use them.

  60. sewquilter February 7th

    I like the serger article because I love to work with my serger. I also like the pieced panel dress on the cover, I would love to learn how to make one of these dresses.

  61. msmargie February 7th

    I'm excited about all the articles on using lace. Jason Wu's collection at Target is going to make lace VERY popular this season. But the article I'm most interested in is "Make It Your Way." I sometimes have trouble visualizing the possibilities (especially trim) of patterns I like.

  62. User avater cathj February 7th

    Serging Secrets, just what I need to get me motivated to finish ALL those tops I've already cut out but am too timid to "serge" ahead.

  63. DrivesSewMachBest February 7th

    I could stand to learn some new and fun "embellishing" ideas. I feel stale. Thanks!

  64. fozie February 7th

    Learning about ease...so important...I've had to rip out sleeves more than once, argh. Thanks for the chance to win!

  65. LaSylvie February 7th

    I would love to get back into sewing. Just for the record, I love the tips in the newsletter.

  66. User avater triangles February 7th

    Many of these articles appeal to me, but the ONE I'd have to decide upon is ""Copy That. Trace the fit of your favorite sleeve and darts." I have learned that the most effective method of creating garments that fit is to copy something that you know DOES fit.

  67. patternfreak February 7th

    The custom lace top article sounds really interesting to me; I recently bought several yards of stretch lace and am trying to decide what to do with it. I love your magazine, it always gives me lots of ideas! Thank you.

  68. fergus4 February 7th

    I have sewn with pins forever but I am always ready to learn something new. I would read the article on pins the very first thing. I like sharp, thin, long pins. I want to see what you have to tell me to add to my knowledge on their use.... I am getting ready to interest my young granddaughter in learning to sew and want to pass on everything I can to her.

  69. janieros February 7th

    I can't wait to read about Easy Ease. I am always looking for ways to make my clothes fit better. I am also interested in Serger Secrets.

  70. karynfell February 7th

    The painted lace article appeals to me first ,but all the articles appeal. thank you.

  71. User avater twinpw February 7th

    I love any article that allows you to make items you would really use without having to purchase a particular distributers item(embroidery CD, pattern # XYZ,etc)but use the items normally found in most sewingrooms.

  72. User avater twinpw February 7th

    I love any article that allows you to make items you would really use without having to purchase a particular distributers item(embroidery CD, pattern # XYZ,etc)but use the items normally found in most sewingrooms.

  73. pia50 February 7th

    The article on painted lace sounds very interesting to me. I am always looking for new technics to use in my sewing.

  74. User avater Stitcher75 February 7th

    Looks like this has some great ideas that could spice up my sewing!

  75. User avater pandora57 February 7th

    I am with the majority here and would be hard pushed to name a favourite, but I think it will have to be Easy Ease this time, but rest assured the print will be read off the entire magazine!! As usual!

  76. ZoeK February 7th

    Easy Ease interests me - I always think I need much more than I really do!

  77. Elizam February 7th

    Make It Your Way would be of interest to me. Since I have improved my sewing skills I would like to be able to reuse some of the patterns I currently have to get a different look. I am looking forward to reading the magazine.

  78. doreenlinehan February 7th

    I'd love to read Serger Secrets. Though I'm not as terrified of my serger as I used to be, I still need to learn so much more.

  79. manali February 7th

    always gets my creative juices flowing, can't wait!

  80. Sewsie February 7th

    Hey THreads, your website has problems. The page keeps jumping back to the top, and I've had to scroll down to the bottom about eight times now, just to get logged in and leave a comment. When I tried to change one word I wrote, it deleted my whole comment. So I'm not going to re-elaborate again.

    I vote for "Get On a Roll. Cut fabric efficiently with rotary cutters and mats."

  81. User avater GigiDear February 7th

    I always love the Couture Know-How.
    I'm thrilled that there are so many articles I am interested in: Lace top, Pins, Denim, the Tote, Painting lace, Lacing up a top -- all of these are my No. 1 pix! :-)
    Eyelets, piecing, serging and sewing machine tips -- always useful!
    This looks like an excellent issue.
    I have been a Threads subscriber for many years now, and I am very happy to see the renewed interest in sewing in the youngest generations of sewers.

  82. Jenerator February 7th

    I'm very interested in the Lace Top article as I would love to make one either for me or for my daughter.
    By the way, is it possible to subscribe to Sew Stylish? I think I used to have a subscription, but now I only get emails advising that it'll be coming out and wait and wait and wait for it to be available at local newsagencies!

  83. deedee4 February 7th

    I am very interested in SERGER SECRETS when information is available.

  84. FionaWest February 7th

    I am a new subscriber to Threads, and I LOVE it! I can only imagine what will be in Sew Stylish. I'm sure the lace top will be something I'd be interested in, as well as anything regarding couture techniques. I am a late bloomer as far as sewing is concerned, and I am happy that I found Threads magazine.

  85. User avater sewthernbelle February 7th

    That custom lace top sounds interesting. I've been wanting to make something like that for a while now.

  86. en_gee February 7th

    Metal eyelets would be interesting.

  87. Mizmash February 7th

    How do you choose just one?! I would like to start with the sewing machine options, as I haven't explored the full potential of my sewing machine; go on to the tote bag (it is my dream to try making as many different fabric bags as possible); then denim (I'd happily wear denim everyday and every where) and before long complete tha magazine cover to cover!

  88. User avater sewsable February 7th

    Painted lace sounds fascinating

  89. historicclothing February 7th

    My favorite - Make It Your Way.
    Teaching and encouraging people to be creative is the best! It can lead to great self expression in the best possible way.
    Happy creating everyone :)
    Nancy

  90. IreneR February 7th

    I think the Threads magazine is the best sewing mag. on the market. It gives great couture info and always has inspirational articles. We need more magazines like Threads. Too many others are too simple, like telling us how to make a pillow. I have been sewing for years and appreciate articles, and inspiration for experienced sewers.
    thanks!!

  91. everbren February 7th

    I have a rather new serger and would love to find out more about using it in everyday sewing!

  92. retrobou February 7th

    Well, as someone jumping back into sewing after a long long hiatus, I am hard pressed to choose just one. Stellar machine features might be one, since I am in the market for a new machine, and they are so so advanced now. Same with serger secrets. I had a serger once and only knew how to serge my ends, never took it beyond that. But oh, the make it your way sounds like something I would love as well. Sigh.

  93. whoneedlesthis February 7th

    I am thinking couture know how, how to trim a neckline would be my most interesting article, whether it means how to correctly trim the seam allowances under the facing, or how to add trim to make a neckline more attractive. I love Claire Shaeffers couture techniques in Threads, and have her book.

  94. chachito February 7th

    I am very interested in lace-painting and dying fabrics. It would be nice to win this magazine

  95. TapiocaSunshine February 7th

    The article on metal eyelets is just in time. I want to make something with eyelets, as I see them on fashionable outfits these days, but I'm intimidated by the prospect.

  96. User avater mfendley February 7th

    Love the up to date info. Especially like the designer techniques and ideas. Great that they are willing to share with the rest of us. Thanks

  97. Shadegardener February 7th

    Stellar Machine Features would probably be the first article I'd read, but every single article in this issue is of interest to me. I'd love to have it.

  98. savannagal February 7th

    Stellar Machine Features would be of interest to me. I don't know much about my machine. All I really do it straight stitches. I have many feet and don't know what to do with any of them.

  99. muddog February 7th

    I love most of the articles in this magazine. I would like to try the lace top and the three different looks from one pattern. I always learn things from this magazine and either tear out specific articles that I want to keep or keep an entire magazine if it is full of articles I can apply routinely. We do not have access to any sewing magazines in this area (to buy over the counter) and I miss that very much. Once we have a permanent address I will definitely be subscribing.

  100. User avater adelesdernier February 7th

    Oh sew interested in "Copy That." I am currently learning to draft my own patterns and those techniques will be very valuable.

  101. Neosha February 7th

    Make It Your Way appeals to me the most. When I first started sewing I would purchase one Vogue pattern and make it as many ways as possible. I couldn't afford to buy more patterns. I still like to get one pattern to fit and then use time and again. It would be interesting to see how designers do this.

  102. Wrybunz February 7th

    Serging secrets - I've been wanting one for years. But all the articles sound great!

  103. ericitocas February 7th

    I'm very interested to learn about painted lace.

  104. touchthefabric February 7th

    Learned to sew through 4-H and have sewn off and on ever since. Would like to devote more time to sewing, and I believe this issue would be a catalyst for that. The serger article and "Get on a Roll" sound like good articles that I don't want to miss.

  105. BaysicKnits February 7th

    "Make It Your Way. Three designers take the same pattern in new directions" has the most appeal to me. I really like to see how others interpret patterns beyond the example on the front of the envelope!

  106. User avater BarbaraTW February 7th

    This is a great publication. What an inspiration to improve one's skills!

  107. atrg322 February 7th

    I'm hoping to make a lace embellished dress for a wedding this spring and would love to learn tips on how to work with the fabric!

  108. User avater LadyofShalott February 7th

    Every Issue of Sew Stylish I have seen in the past has been full of good ideas and information. I look forward to getting this new issue!

  109. sshaner10 February 7th

    I have recently decided to make all my own clothing for my self and all these articles would help me have a better closet full of clothing!!

  110. srb5132 February 7th

    Pockets, definitely Pockets!

  111. User avater Arlene_Anne February 7th

    Express Pocket, Easy Ease, Denim in Detail. Will this teach me how to make a pocket in a garment that doesn't have one? Ease must be the reason some patterns are too big and some too small, all in the same size. Denim -- I never wear it, but I just bought some.

  112. EmSewCrazy February 7th

    The Custom Lace Top would probably be the first place I would go. I have been thinking about making a lace top this spring and having some pointers would be great!

  113. anniebananie February 7th

    That is a very hard question to answer. I've been researching sewing machines, so the timing on the article on stellar features is stellar for me. Likewise, my sister just gave me some antique lace, and I've been pondering what to do with it. I have a serger, but haven't really used it. Yesterday I was bemoaning the fact that my wardrobe is a mismash of unrelated items. This issue will end up in my library one way or another.

  114. User avater blackberryhill February 7th

    I would be most interested in the Serger Secrets and the Stellaar machine Features articles. I am always looking or new ways to use my sewing machine and serger.

  115. User avater MeSewPretty February 7th

    The "Sew It, Style It. Mix what you've sewn with what you own". would definitely be my go to article. Thank you Threads.

  116. User avater jlimb February 7th

    All the articles are of interest to me.

  117. rubicat February 7th

    I need to learn how to use my rotary cutters efficiently - but I'd also love to know how to make a couture neck trim. Frankly, any of the articles would be interesting.

  118. karlykitten February 7th

    Ease Ease - I am always looking for more technical articles which will help me improve my sewing and fitting skills.

  119. smpnew February 7th

    I have been thinking about buying a serger for years. The serger article would really help push me over the edge.

  120. frilly February 7th

    True to my login, I use lace in many many sewing projects, so am eager to see the lace top article!

  121. User avater PABarnes February 7th

    I always like to know about new sewing tools. I am a fanatic about them.

  122. Leesy February 7th

    The article on ease. It's a bugaboo of mine, I always get tucks when I ease, and I never can steam ease into my wools either.

  123. User avater msewwhat February 7th

    There is sooooo much in this magazine that appeals to me! With Spring just around the corner I am planning to sew several pairs of capris from a store bought pattern. Looking forward to "Denim Detail" giving me some inspiration in the creation of my new capris. The "Express Pocket" may be just the extra detail I need to make my capris couture perfect! I hope to use "Easy Ease" to help me get a well fitted look by altering the "ease" in the patterns for a better fit. I always look for more efficient ways to use my sewing machine so "Stellar Machine Features" is definitely on my list. I am looking forward to getting some tips on how to best use my rotary cutter with, "Get on a Roll." "Serging Secrets" will give me some tips on using my serger in more creative ways. I have always wanted to "copy cat" a pattern which I hope to finally learn in "Copy That."
    I have been scouring my local fabric shop, Fry's magazine rack and others for this magazine to no avail. I would use every article in it and make you proud!

  124. SewcietyMaven February 7th

    I couldn't decide on one, but anything to do with lace would make me happy!

  125. SewDian February 7th

    Too hard to chose only one subject. I love Sew Stylish and read it cover to cover. Everything I read helps me sew a little bit better. Thank you for a wonderful magazine!

  126. auntPollybBeattie February 7th

    I would very much like to win this.

  127. designsbyjanetp February 7th

    I would like to see the custom lace top znd the Denim in detail. Thanks for the giveaway.

  128. camesewedconquered February 7th

    Cutting fabric with a rotary cutter and mat: this appeals to me because I'm back to sewing again after several years of not sewing, and I would like to see how to use this method of cutting material. Also, I don't own a serger, but am interested, so the article on sergers would be interesting for me to read. I have lots to learn, so really the whole issue will be helpful!

  129. Ayofemi February 7th

    I have been sewing since I was in grade school and I see there are things I can still learn. I was very surprised by the article about pinning. I had an aha moment. I would love to read the entire magazine. I always learn something from any Threads magazine I read.

  130. User avater Mirja February 7th

    I would love to learn more about using my serger!

  131. terrysews February 7th

    So many things. I'd like to make the cover dress, lace top and copy favorite sleeves, for starters.

  132. User avater barbconn February 7th

    I would be interested in the Make It Your Way article. I have been sewing for more than 50 years and I am just beginning to experiment with design changes to a pattern. For a while I sewed for economic reasons, so that I could have new clothes. Then I made enough money to buy RTW so I didn't sew except to mend. Now I have retired and I have the time to play.

  133. tonip February 7th

    I retired last Friday! I have a serger in my closet, new to me, I've never used it. So many things I want to sew. I've been away from real sewing for 25 years but I did make an apron very similar to the dress on the cover. Style and colors made me take a third look at it!

  134. Ravenwing999 February 7th

    For me the basics of sewing are most important. I taught myself to sew. I now sew for a living, but still find skills [ pinning for instance] where I need more instruction. Most of the articles are of interest to me. Serger Secrets and Make It Your Way are the ones I would read first.

  135. freshdaily February 7th

    I am interested in the express pockets and the custom lace top!

  136. User avater suesewing February 7th

    I'd be very interested in learning more about sewing with lace. Also seeing how different a pattern look when sewn by different people fascinates me.

  137. Sandjen200 February 7th

    There are several articles I find appealing, but I think my favorite would be "Make it Your Way." It's important to make things in a way one finds satisfying and fulfilling to make a garment one loves.

  138. AugustaCarol February 7th

    I'm really interested in the article on serging. I succumbed to a sale on sergers last summer but have yet to use it! The article regarding lace also looks intriguing. Frankly, the whole issue looks fabulous (as usual).

  139. ellievyle February 7th

    This whole issue looks great! :D

  140. howsew February 7th

    I teach sewing and love to share information with my adult students. They soak it up like a sponge! I'm interested in Copy It, since I often have trouble getting my sleeve/armhole fit correct.

  141. depotbay February 7th

    I would love to leave a comment, but I live in Ontario Canada and have been trying to find a copy of the Spring Magazine since it was first shown on this Website. I tried to subscribe to it when it first came out and that was cancelled due to it only coming out occasionally. I have visited 3 different cities in Ontario and gone to various venues which sell Magazines without any luck. So all I can say is "It is a great Magazine". I think I have all the magazines since it began. I have been a subscriber to Threads for quite a few years as well.

  142. cands2010 February 7th

    Serging Secrets, I love sewing with my serger but, I know there's more was to use it.

  143. User avater nick0166 February 7th

    Copy That. Trace the fit of your favorite sleeve and darts-
    I so need to learn how to do this as I have to tailor all the outfits I make!

  144. OFS February 7th

    I'm sort of fascinated by the article on pins and pinning. Big geek, I know :)

  145. User avater schmam February 7th

    I recently bought a new-to-me Babylock Ellegante -- a huge step up from my Janome Deco! With every project I'm trying to learn at least two new features of this amazing machine. For example, I just discovered a beautiful overcast stitch to use on seam edges of a linen tunic. It was a real time saver because I didn't have to stop and rethread my serger to finish them. "Stellar Machine Features" would be the first article I'd read!

  146. User avater Isabelsdaughter February 7th

    Let's see, Easy Ease, Serger Secrets, Lace Top....Well, you get the idea. Looks like lots of helpful stuff in this issue. No matter how much sewing I do, there is always more to learn, my favorit part!!!

  147. Easier February 7th

    Everything on the list of articles looks interesting. I need help with it all!

  148. NGuy February 7th

    Want to learn more about how to use my serger!

  149. Rosebud_52 February 7th

    I love my serger but truly don't use it enough. Serger secrets and that custom lace top would be my two favorite articles for sure!!

  150. Vickysews February 7th

    I want it all!! I studied the list and there is not 1 thing that does not appeal to me to enhance my sewing skills. I can't wait till I get my issue and start reading and putting new knowledge to work!! Happy Stitchin'!!

  151. merilynne February 7th

    It all sounds great, but I am particularly interested in the strip piecing!

  152. mabowles February 7th

    I can't wait to try dyeing lace like shown in this spring's issue. The lace top shown on the website would be look great on a denim linen I have.

  153. SewNatural01 February 7th

    I'm looking forward to the piecework article. I have so much beautiful gabric that is not enough to make anything. However this article may give me inspiration to make something beautiful.

  154. auntPollybBeattie February 7th

    Custom lace top is of great interest to me. Also painted lace sounds like something I would like to read about.

  155. hoodwinked February 7th

    I don't see anything on the list that would not be a great help to enhance my sewing ability.

  156. Carolsewmuch February 7th

    I always like to learn more about the serger.

  157. JaneCisneros February 7th

    I like the sound of Get On a Roll. I'm learning how to make quilt blocks and using the rotary cutter efficiently and smartly seems to be a skill I could use some tips on!

  158. towens71 February 7th

    After coming back into sewing for myself after a few years of not, I would love to know more about the lace top! How exciting!

  159. schmatta February 7th

    This aging, mellowing rebel would like to read about metal eyelets. I've been wanting to learn how to apply them for some time.

  160. ridgetop01 February 7th

    I have recently had weight loss surgery, and now am learning how to fit a brand new body! Your article on "Easy Ease" sounds like it is just what I need to help my sewing transition from oversized baggy garments to fitted ones that are comfortable and attractive!!!

  161. MJE2 February 7th

    Ease has always been a mystery to me. Would love to learn more!

  162. User avater HStorm February 6th

    Serging Secrets! I could use a few of those... Thanks!

  163. ItaB February 6th

    As a beginner, I find all of the articles fascinating! But to choose one? I'd say the custom lace blouse

  164. Carly_Sue February 6th

    I would like to see more fitting techniques. the baby boomer population is coming into SS age and needs more instructions on pattern fitting for the rounded back. Love the magazine.

  165. User avater SewingForKids February 6th

    Sounds like an awesome issue! Hard to decide on just ONE article... But at last, I would have to choose "make it your way." I would love to see three interpretations of the same item. Can't wait to see the results!!

  166. Meigan February 5th

    I like the "Make it Your Way" section. Seeing different interpretations of the same design is very inspiring.

  167. TamHam February 5th

    Serging secrets.. and Make it your way!!!

  168. User avater stevndi February 5th

    Make it your way, my favorite

  169. User avater matrice43 February 5th

    i love the purses

  170. CindiT February 4th

    Just discovered your website. In a word, Awesome!!!

  171. rour February 3rd

    I could use the help with eyelets and pockets!

  172. gigisgyrlz February 3rd

    I just got a new serger and would really like to learn different techniques to use it. There is a real difference in watching it on tv and finally being able to do some of the things I see. Serger Secrets will be a great reference for me to use.

  173. SewingIsFun4All February 3rd

    I think I would want to read the copy that one as it would be fun being able to remake the things that I love but have worn to death!

  174. sewpretty February 3rd

    I would definitely like to read 'Get On a Roll'. I have always cut all my fabric with my highly protected sewing scissors (woe to he whose mind it crosses to use them on anything but fabric). Recently, my ever-so-fabuloso hubby bought me a sewing table, complete with cutting mat, and rotary cutter. ( Told you he was fabulous). I have trouble cutting anything other than straight lines, and lets face it, most of us women need a few curves in our clothing. So a few tips ( or more) from this article would be appreciated, and well, needed.

  175. addie01 February 3rd

    I like the Make It Your Way and Copy That. The whole issue seems really great!

  176. NMT February 3rd

    Oh, my! Where to start...?! I am always fascinated with people's individual creativity and interpretation, so Make it Your Way really appeals to me. This said, I am also looking forward to reading about sewing machine options, serging and mixing what you sew with what you own... Too many interesting topics to pass on this offer - please pick me! :-)

  177. MsHem February 3rd

    I love the Sew Stylish Magazine. So many wonderful ideas an helpful tips in one place. I'm very interested in how to redesign a pattern. The article on using pins would be a great refresher and I'm sure there are new applications to learn. Can't wait to get my hands on this!

  178. User avater KaSchu February 3rd

    I am interested in Make It Your Way. I love to see how different people have different ideas and I need the inspiration.

  179. DrivesSewMachBest February 2nd

    I learn so much practical things from your SEW STYLISH mags. I'd really appreciate not having to drive 12 miles to get this issue! Thanks!

  180. User avater sewhappybjm February 2nd

    Make it your way. It's always fun to see how varying interpretations of the same pattern.

  181. sewgramms February 2nd

    Serger Secrets? I could use that. Along with most eerything else.

  182. Bigabuzz February 2nd

    I would be most interested in Serger Secrets, mine is used for making pillows but I would love to be able to expand to other items.

  183. hazelspi February 2nd

    "Sew It, Style It" sounds interesting to me. I would love the chance to win a copy of this issue. Thank you.

  184. MariaKie February 2nd

    Would love a copy of that magazine. Thanks for the chance to win it. Easy ease would be one of the articles i would read for more info.

  185. Marciahelena February 2nd

    I'd love know more about "Custom Lace Top. The season's hottest luxury fabric is simple to sew" And "trace the fit my favourite sleeve and darts. Thanks

  186. BeverlyT February 2nd


    The article that interests me is Stellar Machine Features. These sewing machine options make the job easier than you've ever imagined. I do not like to hand sew and am always looking for ways to do things quicker by machine.

  187. Nawara February 2nd

    Love any article on Couture -- Couture Know-How. How to Trim a Neckline.

  188. LinVegas February 2nd

    I'm looking forward to reading "Make It Your Way" and "Copy That."

  189. Liz505 February 2nd

    "Copy That"! I finally found the perfect dress and need/want seven more just like it.

  190. DbyJ February 2nd

    Looking forward to reading All Laced Up, and applying to the perfect garment.

  191. kslaughter February 2nd

    Wow! So much to love in this issue! I am especially looking forward to reading the article about sergers---I would love to use mine for more than just seam finishing. Also love the idea of three designers putting their own marks on the same pattern. Super stuff! Thanks for the giveaway~

  192. User avater Zippylady February 2nd

    Sounds like another fabulous edition of this magazine! Thanks!

  193. Henfeathers February 2nd

    Couture sewing is always interesting to me although the idea of using lace is appealing as well. I have some in my stash that I've been wanting to use on something..

  194. User avater Gams1941 February 2nd

    No doubt about it, 'Make It Your Way' & 'Copy That' would be my choices. I am always using parts of up to 4 patterns to make a garment my way!!! There is always something I want to change! Can't wait!

  195. Rosie_Posie February 2nd

    Custom lace top! I've been wanting one. Hard to choose my fav article b/c many appeal to me. I'm an experienced sewer and find these articles to be of great interest.

  196. saschapup February 2nd

    Am very interested in the Serger Secrets, and the Metal Eyelets article sounds good, too!

  197. User avater marec February 2nd

    Lots of great articles but I am most interested in "Make it Your Way". I love to see different interpretations of the same pattern.

  198. LadyKane February 2nd

    Sew It Style It intrigues me--adding new to current wardrobe saves time and money and makes me feel in style without spending lots of money--your magazines are always so inspiring and educational. Thanks.

  199. mikesmonster1 February 2nd

    Painted lace I would like to try

  200. User avater LinLohLan February 2nd

    I lost & kept off 50 pounds in 2011 & have about 70 more to lose. I need to dust off my serger and read "Copy That. Trace the fit of your favorite sleeve and darts" to alter and make new garments. I have thrift store finds bought for the fabric and will also enjoy Make It Your Way which is what I have always done with patterns anyway since I was a teen. I like to see different people's creativity from a basic pattern.

  201. User avater stevndi February 2nd

    The Mighty Pin. Obviously there is more to learn about pinning. I have never thought of the subject before, but now I can't wait to see the article.

  202. LadyP February 2nd

    I am just starting to experiment with pattern design and would be very interested in the article, "Make it your way".

  203. emwill February 2nd

    Make it Your Way! There really is very little "new" in fashion design; it's all about interpretation. And I would enjoy seeing the process of three different designers interpreting the same pattern.

  204. MagaliLT February 2nd

    Painted lace. I like to flip the pages of this magazine, it always inspire me.

  205. User avater DinaSews February 2nd

    Make it your way. I'm finally getting back into garment sewing so I like to see different points of view and how it's achieved.

  206. User avater kelli_d February 2nd

    I have been very curious about working with lace in different contexts, there are many articles on lace in this Spring 2012 issue; Custom Lace Top. The season's hottest luxury fabric is simple to sew, All Laced Up. Turn and old-fashioned closure into a cool design feature (cover story), and Painted Lace. Apply dye with a brush for multicolored effects. I would love to be able to learn more and the lace re-purposing article is right up my alley.

  207. StarBecca February 2nd

    Oh, I hope I win because I NEED to read "Serging Secrets. Discover what a serger can do for your sewing!" Thank you.

  208. JanMade February 2nd

    I'm interested in copying designs. 'Copy That' sounds like it would be extremely helpful! All the articles look great.

  209. User avater EvaSuzanne February 2nd

    Make it Your Way & Copy That

  210. LadyG529 February 2nd

    Definitely the article on Serging Secrets. I've been playing around making lace, so the more "secrets" the better.

  211. awoolsey February 2nd

    i love to sew and find these magazines so insirping!

  212. MaryWorks February 2nd

    Serger Secrets, as I just took a class yesterday on how to operate my new serger; and, painted lace.

  213. staceyloohoo February 2nd

    can't wait to see the serger article and the painted lace - i'm intrigued!!!!

  214. adjohnston81 February 2nd

    Serging Secrets for sure, my Hubby bought me a serger for my birthday and it still baffles me LOL

  215. User avater racu February 2nd

    Express pocket sound intriguing!

  216. coochmom February 2nd

    This sounds like a great issue overall! I am always trying to find new ways to use my serger more!

  217. User avater Angela64 February 2nd

    Make it Your Way sounds great - I have such a hard time imagining the pattern looking any different that the image on the envelope. I'd love to see how one pattern can be varied, and improve my ability to do the same.

  218. Ivvy February 2nd

    Timely article on serging.i think I wlll be taking out theu underused machine and use the the tips from the magazine. Very interested in learning more about ease

  219. User avater WillaMcNeill February 1st

    Would like to learn more effieciency with rotary cutters. Also more about the bag in this issue

  220. User avater Jen_NYC February 1st

    "Get On a Roll. Cut fabric efficiently with rotary cutters and mats" looks good to me. I've had a rotary cutter for awhile, but never really learned how to use it...

  221. User avater kkegeland February 1st

    Making a custom lace top and serging secrets are two topics I must read!

  222. jennieMB February 1st

    Painted Lace! I used this technique a few months ago on some jewelry projects.

  223. User avater Kathrynn February 1st

    I would be interested in the article on pins, ease and making it my way

  224. Amy_blue82 February 1st

    I'd like to fully understand ease and I'm curious about the article on pins.

  225. User avater neeliesews February 1st

    I'd like to expand my knowledge of using pins, as well as more tips for rotary cutting, but especially help with fitting and understanding ease. Thanks

  226. User avater onegoodday4 February 1st

    I can't wait to read this magazine! The articles look very interesting and helpful. Thanks!

  227. khighland February 1st

    I'm happy that floral prints are back!

  228. sew2gether February 1st

    The "Denim In Detail" article interests me the most. I'm looking forward to increasing my knowledge with the information in this upcoming issue of Sewstylish!

  229. rebpalma February 1st

    I like very much the dress in the cover. With a bit of tweaking I could make a simpler version to wear at weekends and make me smile every time I look at it!

  230. marky4 February 1st

    would love to see the custom lace top piece and hand dyed lace article too love working with lace, i think i make to many things out of lace but its only because i love its sheerness, lightness and the way you acn combine it with other fabric for different effects xoxo

  231. hamu18 February 1st

    very interested in this issue

  232. wahmom February 1st

    I think that every article would teach me-great job!!

  233. User avater thill60 February 1st

    i'll bet Serging Secrets has some great tips!

  234. User avater limer February 1st

    The number one article I want to read is:
    -Custom Lace Top
    Others I'm also very interested in are:
    -Easy Ease
    -Express Pocket
    -Couture Know-How. How to Trim a Neckline
    -Make It Your Way
    -Painted Lace
    -Designer Insider

  235. bitterbunny February 1st

    i would be interested in the stellar machine features article and what your serger could do for you :-)

  236. lynaeve January 31st

    Make It Your Way sounds good to me. It sounds kinda frugal and i'm all about saving money.

  237. Rabia January 31st

    The "painted lace" article definitely sounds intriguing.

  238. rebekahricker January 31st

    I think I'm most interested in the Make It Your Way article.

  239. retrobou January 31st

    Easy ease and serging secrets. My serger and I don't seem to speak the same language :(

  240. IamLilyMunster January 31st

    I think all the articles look interesting, but if I had to pick the one I'd want to read most it would be: Copy That. Trace the fit of your favorite sleeve and darts.

  241. imnstitches January 31st

    I would be interested in reading the Make It Your Way article. I am a slave to the pattern and would like to see how to change it and make it my own.

  242. User avater verypurpleperson January 31st

    I'm so interested to know about the express pocket method!

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