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MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: Spring 2011 SewStylish

You could win this magazine issue to inspire your spring sewing.

You could win this magazine issue to inspire your spring sewing.

The latest issue of SewStylish is now available, and you won't want to miss it. It's filled with great inspiration and fabulous information to help your sewing "Spring" into action. You'll find step-by-step instructions to guide you through important construction techniques; advice about how to give your sewn garments a personal touch; wonderful ideas for restyling clothes you already own but don't wear; and amazing ways to reproduce runway designer techniques. It's overflowing with exciting sewing suggestions and tips.

If this magazine sounds exciting to you, you'll want to enter our MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY. Just leave a comment on this post explaining what you plan to sew for spring. The deadline to comment is 11:59 pm, Wednesday, February 23. The winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday, February 24. If you're not lucky enough to be one of the two winners, you can purchase the issue at your local sewing store or newsstand, or buy it on our website.




Comments (189)

angelcottage angelcottage writes: This spring I am planning to sew a corduroy spring coat for myself! Something I have wanted to do for a couple years but have made my mind up that this is the year to do it! Got any hints... :)

Posted: 1:53 am on December 31st

Posted: 7:04 am on March 26th

LauriR LauriR writes: I am making several tops right now, t-shirts & blouses both. As soon as those as finished I'm up for a polished pair of shorts along with a lightweight jacket! I am actually starting to pare down the wardrobe so that everything coordinates - it has only taken me 60 years...
Posted: 9:49 pm on March 13th

Mollie16 Mollie16 writes: I am just returning to sewing for people-size clothing after 30 years and welcome any inspiration and help that I can find. This magazine looks like a perfect place to begin again.

Posted: 9:47 am on March 9th

tishatoone tishatoone writes: I have entered 4 items in the ECO trash runway that benifits my local town. One item is an over the top pink and white wedding gown made from old prom gowns and silks and tuile. Upcycled cashmere dress, tam, fingerless gloves and cashmere IPOD holders. Next up is E-reader holders made from recyled woolens and cashmeres. I am addicted to sewing magazines and books!!! They are a special treat to myself.
Posted: 7:33 am on February 24th

tishatoone tishatoone writes: I have already entered 4 items in a show called "ECOTRASH Runway". If selected I will get to send something down a real runway for recycled/upcycled items. I am making an "over the top" pink silk wedding gown with veil and hat" This is constructed with torn up strips of old pink and white prom gowns and a old piece of pink silk and tuile.
I am also entering a upcycled cashmere dress- made from two sweaters with a stylish little tam hat that matches. My third item is a black velour halter top and short, short hot pants crafted from a pair of size 3X black velour womens pants. I have also entered some upcyled fingerless gloves, with cashmere flowers and upcyled sweater hot bottle holders. That is my entry stuff. I have also recently crafted some cashmere sleep masks from upcycled cashmere and some cashmere IPOD owl holders. Next up is Kindle- E reader covers from upcycled woolens.
Posted: 7:26 am on February 24th

cloudyhn cloudyhn writes: I would love to have one. Spring's coming, there're so many thing need to fix. Women gain some extra pounds that would make a lot of changing sizes. I need fresh ideas for restyling....:) Cross the fingers for these giveaways...
Posted: 5:47 pm on February 23rd

FiberArtist4Him FiberArtist4Him writes: Hope there is still a chance to win the new magazine. Fell in love with your "Quick Stuff to Sew" Winter magazine. I am hooked on that 30 minute jacket! So for Spring I plan to make several of those jackets for special friends for gifts. ALso plan to make some pillow cases for charity and finish up a few quilting projects! Hoping you come out with more of those great quick, simple and easy patterns! They are great for us quilters who don't want to deal with a ton of seams and complicated garment patterns with fitting nightmares!
Posted: 4:31 pm on February 23rd

fabrica fabrica writes: I would like to win this magazine as I'm just beginning to sew more seriously and want to learn to sew quality items for myself, family, and friends. I find it difficult to buy clothing and accessories that are the right colours or fit correctly so am learning to sew. I am excited about this because I can have a flattering wardrobe that is one of a kind!
Posted: 2:42 pm on February 23rd

fabrica fabrica writes: I would like to win this magazine as I'm just beginning to sew more seriously and want to learn to sew quality items for myself, family, and friends. I find it difficult to buy clothing and accessories that are the right colours or fit correctly so am learning to sew. I am excited about this because I can have a flattering wardrobe that is one of a kind!
Posted: 2:42 pm on February 23rd

nick0166 nick0166 writes: I;m going to start sewing for my daughter this spring and would love to see the new pattern and ideas!

thanks for the giveaway!
Posted: 2:12 am on February 23rd

LaMaquinita LaMaquinita writes: This spring, I would like to make a fun colorful hot pink & charcoal color dress filled with a lot of white, nude, and soft pink blooming flowers starting from the neck line leading it to right shoulder top, letting them drop. Flowers will be different sizes. Dress will be short-sleeved and knee high. This dress will be my appreciation towards springs arrival. Can't wait!
Posted: 4:34 pm on February 22nd

island_girl island_girl writes: Recently I was given a bag of upholstry fabric samples. I'm going to make lots and lots of pillows.
Posted: 3:23 pm on February 22nd

iluv2sew61 iluv2sew61 writes: I want to make a Chanel-style jacket (I'm going to use a Vogue pattern) in a nice spring color. And more blouses and dresses!
Posted: 3:08 pm on February 22nd

fuff fuff writes: I'm just learning to sew so I'd be happy to just make a useable totebag!
Posted: 2:53 pm on February 22nd

shaniqua shaniqua writes: I have almost finished a tweedy cape for the cool spring days and next up is a tropical-weight wool, bright green something. I wonder what that fabric will be... Probably a dress, but maybe more of a tunic.
Posted: 12:20 pm on February 22nd

suemari suemari writes: I'll be sewing an aqua short trench coat.
Posted: 11:47 am on February 22nd

BunniesLair BunniesLair writes: I am interested in finding out how to make home made clothes look more polished.. hope I win!
Posted: 9:15 am on February 22nd

dcd4602 dcd4602 writes: I'm busy making birthday gifts and a dress for Easter! Sewing is my passion and I would love to win this magazine! It is one of the best for creative minds!
Posted: 7:33 am on February 22nd

Quilterliz Quilterliz writes: I would like to make some nice blouses and T-shirts for spring. I bought a dress form for myself for Christmas so that I could make ones that actually fit!
Posted: 8:53 pm on February 21st

vtthomas vtthomas writes: This spring I am working on a new wardrobe! I am sewing a linen blend skirt right now, and have joined a sew along based on the 10 recommended wardrobe staples by Project Runway's Tim Gunn. I am taking my time with each piece, and looking forward to the end result!
Posted: 8:44 pm on February 21st

terryct terryct writes: Enjoying my new sewing room (the daughter moved to college)and just completed a black & white stripped T. There are basics that need to sewn like navy pants and skirt and a black pencil skirt. I am hoping to copy a stripped knit dress I saw on the Saks 5th Ave site - creating is most of the fun. We are expecting our first grandchild in the fall so not sure if I can justify sewing yet - maybe a cute bib to match the Amy Butler apron I just sent to my daughter-in-law!!
Posted: 7:14 pm on February 21st

deChez deChez writes: I just finished a short sleeved peasant blouse, made with a bright yellow and black fabric. Next up, a pair of black pants, and a spring jacket.
Posted: 5:44 pm on February 21st

smfsprout smfsprout writes: My 2 1/2 year old granddaughter wants to be the "princess ballerina" so I plan on sewing lots of frilly skirts and dresses so that she can twirl and show off her ruffles. Other than the layette, I haven't done much sewing since her mom was a little girl, so I need all the refreshers I can get.
Posted: 12:52 pm on February 21st

VeronicaMade VeronicaMade writes: I'm going to sew spring and summer tops, curtains and pillows.
Posted: 11:50 am on February 21st

srb5132 srb5132 writes: My daughter is moving into her first apartment and we have already started planning all the things we are going to sew for her new place...curtains, pillows, etc.
Posted: 9:47 am on February 21st

cecine cecine writes: I will be a new godmother to a little girl and I would like to give her a special gift made by myself for her welcome home. I am a beginner in the sewing world and winning the magazine will give me the opportunity to do so and much more.
Posted: 9:05 am on February 21st

smclaughlin smclaughlin writes: I'm sewing a vest for our St. Patty's Day celebration. I'm having fun!
Posted: 8:19 am on February 21st

Crslyn Crslyn writes: I plan to make a few pieces of lingerie and two spring dresses for myself. I am visually impaired and sew couture boutique children's and dog clothes. Spring is an exciting time of brighter colors and lighter fabrics.
Posted: 2:07 am on February 21st

hippieG hippieG writes: I learned to sew in 9th grade home ecomonics class and never dreamed I would actually use these skills some day, 45 yrs later I am newly retired, and unintentionally started a business designing and making hostess aprons, this is so much fun I want to learn to "sew" many other things and would love to be inspired by "SewStylish" magazine.
Posted: 12:07 am on February 21st

ninerfan ninerfan writes: I am making a six panel skirt in some really cute spring fabric,with some ric rac and ruffles on the hem. Also I just finished a little spring bag.
Posted: 12:05 am on February 21st

thefunnerlife thefunnerlife writes: I would like to sew a sundress with this adorable peacock feathered fabric I got :)
Posted: 10:50 pm on February 20th

ajohn075 ajohn075 writes: I'm looking forward to making some new dresses for spring and summer.
Posted: 8:48 pm on February 20th

rosered4 rosered4 writes: I would like to sew jeans purses stylized to each of my sisters, mother, and nieces for their respective birthdays.
I am stuck on cupcake theme right now and would like to
make items for use w/this motiff.
Posted: 4:27 pm on February 20th

Rosiesews Rosiesews writes: I plan on making some great spring dress for myself and some work clothes, since I just started a new job, and need work clothes, I been a stay at home mom for the last 10 years.
Hope I win, I could use some inspiration and new techniques.

Love to hear from you!
Posted: 3:58 pm on February 20th

bobbibeito bobbibeito writes: I plan on sewing some new skirts and a few new dresses that I can wear through the spring right into summer! I have a few birthday gifts I need to catch up on as well: tote bags, make-up bags, and quilts!
Posted: 2:32 pm on February 20th

skallington skallington writes: I would really like to start sewing a 40's inspired wardrobe this year, any moment now I'll actually start ;-)
Posted: 1:53 pm on February 20th

CRAZYJANE CRAZYJANE writes: i'M PLANNING TO SEW A WHOLE NEW WARDROBE THIS SPRING, some loose tops and trousers , hopefully to be prepared for a hot summer. I'm in the Uk so you never can be sure!!
Posted: 1:38 pm on February 20th

alouna alouna writes: I am planning to sew a few summer dresses.
Posted: 1:07 pm on February 20th

copywriterMT copywriterMT writes: I love to make a gift for everyone at Christmastime - and as the family grows, I need to start sewing early in the year. I especially like 'patternless' sewing and the Sew Stylish magazine always has lots of inspiration. I'd love to win the newest edition!
Posted: 12:18 pm on February 20th

00000000000000000000 00000000000000000000 writes: I am planning to sew a sexy pencil skirt in a denim like fabric I will wear whit everything, and in every occasions with pretty flats or high heels.
Posted: 11:11 am on February 20th

MissPat MissPat writes: I am currently making 24 aprons for the servant girls in a stage production of "Annie." When finished, I will begin the "Annie" traditional dress, red with white cuffs, white at the waistband and white at the V neckline. My use of the magazine is always to look for tips from other sewers. I almost always find something valuable.
Posted: 9:33 am on February 20th

JillWilliams JillWilliams writes: I really need to get busy and make some lighter-weight slacks so I can escape from the denim jeans rut.
Posted: 8:20 am on February 20th

MaryZoom MaryZoom writes: I plan to sew a wardrobe of FAST and easy ponchos - You know, like the kind that takes two rectangles.... It's a good way to experiment with different kinds of fabric.
Posted: 8:11 am on February 20th

craftretiree craftretiree writes: Being a retiree in these economic times are difficult so I need lots of inspiration and confidence to update me and my home. I know your magazine will give me that and so much more. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!
Posted: 9:26 pm on February 19th

rxxanne rxxanne writes: I have been working on a life size "Saint" and I think she might need some Clothes. Something fresh and a free form.
Posted: 7:52 pm on February 19th

kimboyenger kimboyenger writes: please, please, please I want this subscribtion, we had to close our business, and am trying to think of ways to make $ by sewing
Posted: 5:39 pm on February 19th

ElenaK10 ElenaK10 writes: I graduated with a BA in fashion design recently and I'm always looking for inspiration! Sewing and design are my life.
Posted: 5:25 pm on February 19th

PlumDogStudio PlumDogStudio writes: I will be sewing spring and summer outfits for myself and my son. He is nine months old but he's already growing out of size 12 month clothes! Rather than buy him a whole new wardrobe every three months, I'll save some money by making some of his clothes. And mommy could use a pretty new dress now and then too!
Posted: 4:30 pm on February 19th

jcw0110 jcw0110 writes: I am just getting back into sewing after about a 15-year absence. Made a jacket this winter and remembered how much I loved making one-of-a-kind clothes. Plan to make several spring work outfits, need all the inspiration & help I can get!
Posted: 3:52 pm on February 19th

LDL LDL writes: During the coldest winter months I pick up my crochet hook, now it is time to put that away and get back to my sewing machine to complete a dust cover for that machine and several pillow cases for charity. These will get me warmed up for the quilted back pack and purse for a competition that need to be completed on a tight time schedule. Then it's onto at least one art quilt before facing some UFOs in the late Spring. After such a productive season, is there a new sewing machine in my future? May be!
Posted: 1:44 pm on February 19th

Ocrafty1 Ocrafty1 writes: My biggest project will be making my dress for my daughter's wedding on June 4. I'll also be making her veil(with hand beading), ring bearer's pillow, garters,flower girl's basket, altering her gown and her bridesmaids gowns, and any other little project she can think of for me to do. My son has asked me to add a gusset with a zipper to his motorcycle cover. And I'll be volunteering at our local Harley Owner's Group (HOG) Club/Sponsor's hog roast sewing patches on to jackets/vests once a month.(Patch Attach) We use the proceeds to help children in our community attend various functions that they could not normally afford to attend.
Posted: 1:13 pm on February 19th

jillbilly jillbilly writes: I want to restyle all the plain white tee shirts I've stashed.
Posted: 12:37 pm on February 19th

doopie doopie writes: I plan on sewing cool cotton skirts and dresses!
Posted: 12:31 pm on February 19th

CinderellaLollipop CinderellaLollipop writes: I'll be sewing Spring and Summer outfits for my granddaughters. Plus, some chemo caps, pillows and comfy knit nightgowns.
Posted: 12:26 pm on February 19th

EllACee EllACee writes: This spring, as in every other spring for years, my project list consists of SHORTS ... and at least one skirt.

As a girl, I was what we used to call a 'tomboy', and I always wore shorts, shorts, shorts, nothing but shorts, from May through September (we live in Florida). My grandmother, who studied dressmaking in Germany before she came to America, sewed them for me, with matching halter tops.

Back then, I could never understand why G'ma always wore skirts, year round. After all, you couldn't hang upside down from a tree branch wearing a skirt!

As I've gotten older, I've begun to appreciate the simple appeal and beauty of skirts. Though my days of climbing trees are probably coming to an end, I haven't given that pleasure up completely, so I still need my shorts!

But this spring, when the weather warms and the sun dapples the back yard through the leaves of the oak, I am going to sew - and wear - a frilly, flippy, girly skirt, in honor of G'ma.

Danke, G'ma, for teaching me to sew.
Posted: 11:54 am on February 19th

Carolyn14 Carolyn14 writes: This spring I'll be working on purses and bags. I have been sewing these over the past few years. I get comments all the time that I should sell them. That is what I'm working toward now. I've been experimenting with different types of embellishment techniques. I have purchases several Threads magazines that have fun ideas.
Posted: 11:12 am on February 19th

MeSewPretty MeSewPretty writes: I will make sweet little spring dresses for my newest granddaughter.
Posted: 11:02 am on February 19th

MeSewPretty MeSewPretty writes: I will make sweet little spring dresses for my newest granddaughter.
Posted: 11:02 am on February 19th

416 416 writes: I will be learning how to do SASHIKO quilting this Spring. I want to make some different shaped small handbags to either match or contrast with my outfits.
Posted: 10:38 am on February 19th

doughnut944 doughnut944 writes: i just got a bunch a new sewing books. i plan on making bags, dresses, couch covers, and curtains. i admit it might take me more than one weekend to get all of this done, but i'm alright with that.
Posted: 9:33 am on February 19th

Flockmama Flockmama writes: Dreses! I am looking forward to making and wearing some spring dresses. I already have a pattern, just need some fabric and time! lol! I also have a quilt to finish.
Posted: 9:13 am on February 19th

birdwoman birdwoman writes: I have lots and lots of scraps and look forward to getting inspiration to put them to good use in one of a kind, creative projects!
Posted: 8:49 am on February 19th

EvelynC EvelynC writes: Just getting back into sewing after a ten year hiatus. Have three boys, so sewing for them went out the window once they passed toddler stages. Anyway, just received my mom's old Singer machine, the very one I learned to sew on many years ago, and it has ignited the sewing passion once again! Plan to sew some fun, creative items that can't be found in a store - uniqueness here I come! Your magazine, though I'm not familiar with it, seems to be the inspiration I need. Can't wait to hear the machine humming again!
Posted: 8:34 am on February 19th

anttibear anttibear writes: I plan to make another "princess" dress for my granddaughter.
Posted: 8:12 am on February 19th

anatneve anatneve writes: I want to prepare for the summer and sew a nice dress. I also want to renovate some of the pillows and curtains in my appartment to give it a more springy feel.
Posted: 5:27 am on February 19th

brbrcat brbrcat writes: Repurposing old embroidered household linen .
Posted: 2:04 am on February 19th

boofsmom boofsmom writes: My husband and I are lucky enough to be going to Europe this spring (albeit with a large group of high school students!), so I am sewing tops and dresses and a carry-on! This would be great to help me with tips and inspiration on what to sew to help me look great - not dowdy among the teenagers, and to represent (sewing) America well! I would love to have a runway look, and restyling would help me save money to shop for fabric while in Europe - I can't wait!
Posted: 1:26 am on February 19th

Bettsi Bettsi writes: I need to sew something to wear to my 30 year (yikes!) high school reunion!
Posted: 1:21 am on February 19th

dianajanssen dianajanssen writes: I really need pants and tops that fit - that is my spring sewing.
Posted: 12:02 am on February 19th

pennymoney pennymoney writes: My sewing this spring will likely be a few cute little numbers for myself!! I had a spine surgery recently and have not been able to sit and sew for long so I CAN NOT WAIT to be at my table once again. Plus I hope to have a new machine by this summer to encourage me even further. A new magazine will be great to read while I recover and then to actually utilize in a month or two. I sewed all my own clothes, and my hubby's shirts, in the early 70's then fiddled a bit over the years finally doing home dec the majority of the time. But now I am once again sewing a few pieces of apparel. Struggling through my spider webby brain to recall all I used to do without much thinking....Sew on, Baby, sew on...
Posted: 11:21 pm on February 18th

Angie_davie Angie_davie writes: My daughter loves to sew and she has inspired me to want to sew again after twenty years. I gave away my old machine and bought a new one. I haven't used it yet but I'm setting up a sewing room and I plan to make some cushions to start with and then I'd like to make the outfit on your current issue of Sewstylish.
Posted: 10:51 pm on February 18th

ktkatherine ktkatherine writes: I plan on sewing a shirt dress with a very full skirt!
Posted: 10:32 pm on February 18th

doreenlinehan doreenlinehan writes: I'm going to felt a sweater and turn it into a handbag and hem pants.
Posted: 10:03 pm on February 18th

goldens goldens writes: Going to retire soon so I'm planning to sew lots of vacation clothes!
Posted: 10:01 pm on February 18th

ccsewing ccsewing writes: I plan to make skirts and two piece skirt sets and/or suits this spring and summer. I have been wearing jeans and slacks and very casualwear for far too long!!
Posted: 10:01 pm on February 18th

lydia610 lydia610 writes: Hi, I'm going to sew summer tops for myself and vintage styled dresses to sell on ebay.
Posted: 9:54 pm on February 18th

laneycath laneycath writes: I hope to make some tote bags and maybe start a quilt and I bought a dress pattern hope to at least get started on this one too.
Posted: 9:49 pm on February 18th

Linchuan Linchuan writes: Always in need of new ideas!
With 3daughters I have a stack of skirts to refurbish, tee's to add embelishments, and new fabric for purses. I don't do all of this...the girls are becoming good semstresses. Thanks for the contest!
Posted: 9:47 pm on February 18th

fozie fozie writes: Definitely easy breezy skirts that can be layered with leggings and sweaters or worn with flip flops and a tank.
Posted: 9:45 pm on February 18th

pottersclay pottersclay writes: Love to win this magazine! I could always use a little inspiration!
Posted: 9:27 pm on February 18th

wheelygoode wheelygoode writes: I am re-discovering a love of sewing! In my fabric basket is a pattern and fabric for a jacket for my daughter and patterns for a couple of blouses and a dress for me. The helpful hints on this and other websites have been a great encouragement! Your magazine is on my 'wishlist'!
Posted: 9:14 pm on February 18th

watgirl watgirl writes: I plan to start test driving sewing bathing suits for my two little girls. I've never done it before and I figure I have all spring to get it right before summer hits.
Posted: 9:09 pm on February 18th

Wendelizine Wendelizine writes: I just bought some jacquard wool-silk fabric for a dress that I am planning to make for my parent's 40th wedding anniversary celebration.
Posted: 9:06 pm on February 18th

variadee variadee writes: I plan on sewing some simple and carefree shifts. They are comfortable, look nice and are cool.
Posted: 8:58 pm on February 18th

JJaner58 JJaner58 writes: I want to sew some baby things for my new TWIN grand nieces and nephews due in August! I have some Dr. Seuss material and I'm ready to go!!
Posted: 8:58 pm on February 18th

heartrock heartrock writes: I would love to sew just about anything for my grandchildren. I also plan to do some wardrobe changes for myself and additions such as blouses and shirts, maybe a jacket. I would love to make a bag or two. Actually anything to bring me into the Spring will be GREAT for me!! I thank you for the chance for any of us to win. Have a GREAT rest of the day!!! =0)
Posted: 8:57 pm on February 18th

Stillsewing Stillsewing writes: I am going to my nephew's wedding in July --- the first of my nephews/nieces to marry and so I am going to make some furnishings for the bridal home, fancy cushions and matching curtains, linens to co-ordinate, just as soon as the bride decides on the colour scheme. Also i am going to make a really splendid outfit for myself, one that will not look homemade!!!!!

I would love to win a copy of this mag as it is rather difficult for me to source it here in Dublin, Ireland and I have found previous copies of it to be very useful and informative.
Posted: 8:56 pm on February 18th

jakcronin jakcronin writes: I'm going to sew up some cute new capris; and some tops to go with them
Posted: 8:55 pm on February 18th

squirrel_ee squirrel_ee writes: I plan on sewing a couple of dresses for the hot weather as I have the fabric already picked out, but the fitting is a bit dodgy,so any tips are definitely welcome.
Posted: 8:48 pm on February 18th

Moonchaser Moonchaser writes: I plan to do some quilting.
Posted: 8:45 pm on February 18th

MisplacedHawaiian MisplacedHawaiian writes: Little girls dresses for my nieces
Posted: 8:34 pm on February 18th

seabreeze000 seabreeze000 writes: I am planning to sew up lots of pretty linens for my dining room.
Posted: 8:33 pm on February 18th

randamom randamom writes: This spring my sewing plans were made for me! The hospital I where I work has decreed specific colors for different jobs/departments and sew I solid khaki!!! My goal is to mimic trends in the scrub lines that are flattering but only available in prints and to hopefully find some subtle tone-on-tone prints, subtle trims, etc to liven things up a bit! Aditionally, I have gotten an embroidery machine and I am intent on learning how to use it...maybe on my scrubs!!
Posted: 8:30 pm on February 18th

candlepick candlepick writes: Hmmmm. Aprons for gifts.
Posted: 8:28 pm on February 18th

kyrie kyrie writes: I have just started to learn to sew and love to try *everything* - this magazine sounds like it is just what I have been looking for!!
Posted: 8:27 pm on February 18th

AnnTS AnnTS writes: A better question would be what am I NOT sewing! On the cutting table: a spring dress for myself, for my 4 yo daughter, a romper for my 8 month old son, a swing cardigan for myself, a new big slouchy bag for myself and maybe even a cardigan in a fun print.
Posted: 8:18 pm on February 18th

earlineb earlineb writes: I plan to sew for spring some comfortable traveling clothes to go to my husbands 50th class reunion. I loved the infinity dress in last sewing magazine issue i purchased so I want to try and make that one first.
Posted: 8:15 pm on February 18th

bjbpg bjbpg writes: i plan on making lots of clothes and toy for my grandchildren.
Posted: 8:12 pm on February 18th

ce53 ce53 writes: I need some new travel clothes so am planning on sewing some coordinating separates to take on a trip later this year.
Posted: 8:11 pm on February 18th

Mari21 Mari21 writes: Never to old to learn new sewing techniques.
Thank you for giving.
Posted: 8:05 pm on February 18th

cottonpickincute cottonpickincute writes: This would be great to win. I'm am in some serious need of new clothes. I plan on making a few summer dresses, summer short pajamas, some tops and maybe even a handbag to go with it.

Thanks...Tracy :)
Posted: 8:02 pm on February 18th

SEWNYA SEWNYA writes: My spring/summer wardrobe is sadly depleted and I am going to focus in creating some new items. Then I have a huge drapery project!
Posted: 7:58 pm on February 18th

ConnieLK ConnieLK writes: I have several tops that have stains on them. I plan on re-fashioning them by adding embroidery, ruffles, appliques or other embellishments. I already started by sewing a tuxedo type shirt front on one.
Posted: 7:50 pm on February 18th

oceanfan72 oceanfan72 writes: I love being creative. I have a ton of seasonal patterns to choose from. I really want to make some dresses. I have two weddings to attend: one in April and the other in May. Once I get my sewing machine either fixed or replaced, I'll be ready to start sewing again. How exciting! I haven't been sewing in two years!
Posted: 7:50 pm on February 18th

elainegood elainegood writes: I'll be sewing summer sheets for my new granddaughter!
Posted: 7:48 pm on February 18th

anniesgram anniesgram writes: This spring I want to sew tops and shorts for my granddaughters ... and pajama pants for the whole family! Tote bags or backpacks, too.
Posted: 7:47 pm on February 18th

oceanfan72 oceanfan72 writes: I like this magazine. It has great articles. I have a couple of issues of this magazine and refer to them once in awhile. I'm pride myself on being a creative person. I'm always looking for projects to do. Right now I'm not sewing because I'm trying to get my sewing machine either fixed or replaced. I have a ton of sewing patterns I have collected over the years.
Posted: 7:44 pm on February 18th

daspears daspears writes: Something fresh and pretty for Easter for my lovely granddaughter!
Posted: 7:38 pm on February 18th

ecokaren ecokaren writes: I would love to make skorts and skirts for spring. I bought other issues before and loved the simple instructions.
Posted: 7:22 pm on February 18th

ShariK ShariK writes: I loved the last issue, can't wait for this one.
Posted: 7:22 pm on February 18th

kjcaron kjcaron writes: I would love to make some simple skirts this spring. I would like to also tackle some spring and summer tops that actually fit. And of course there are always so many bags and/or purses to try too.
Posted: 6:51 pm on February 18th

Martch_hare Martch_hare writes: I plan on making more work clothes. I have a couple of cute vest patterns that look like a man's three piece suit, and some great pencil skirts!
Posted: 6:04 pm on February 18th

newlou newlou writes: I am going to finally get a basic T-shirt block that fits, if it takes all Spring, and I need ideas on how to modify it.
Posted: 5:57 pm on February 18th

caret10241 caret10241 writes: I am planning to sew valances for my living room windows and perhaps a set of curtains for my bathroom. I can surely use the help I will receive from Threads Magazine!
Posted: 1:41 pm on February 18th

Gwilt Gwilt writes: I will be making a Vogue Dress and Jacket for the summer, I have already cut out the fabric and I am ready to start stitiching, once I have finsihed my Grandaughter's Quilt. Just the Quilting left to be completed. Comment from my daughter yesterday, it is fabulous can't wait to see it completed.
Posted: 10:27 am on February 18th

lilab123 lilab123 writes: I am learning to Sew and would love to win your magazine. Sometimes I'm not sure if I'm doing it right, but thats learning.I would like to make some aline skirts,and childrens cloth books for the Churches Nursery. Thank you.
Posted: 4:08 am on February 18th

PaulaDawn PaulaDawn writes: Spring sewing? An outfit for me, dresses for the girls, hats for the girls, dolls, maybe a new purse. Oh the list goes on and on.....
Posted: 1:57 am on February 18th

sewcountrychick sewcountrychick writes: I love the projects in SewvStlish as well as all the great advice. I plan on making a shorts suit like the one on the cover. I have already started some spring sewing projects which you can view at my blog
Posted: 12:54 am on February 18th

JoyK JoyK writes: My main Spring project will be a casual cotton skirt and top. I'm just looking for the perfect fabrics to inspire me to start sewing!
Posted: 11:03 pm on February 17th

sking sking writes: I'm going to NY for a wedding in June. I'm hoping to make some adorable dresses for my two girls, ages 2 and 4. I'm also going to attempt to make a dress for myself for the trip.
Posted: 5:50 pm on February 17th

Staxx Staxx writes: Currently sewing through a suitcase of material that my gramma gave me. Lots of dresses and frilly blouses to keep up with my new years' resolution NOT to wear jeans as much as possible.
Posted: 4:38 pm on February 17th

DoubleH DoubleH writes: I plan on making quite a few things after this month. I am currently making my wedding dress and will be making a flower girl dress for my Daughter. After that, I am going to make a cat teepee for a friend, a baby set for another friend - bib, blanket, booties, doll sleeping bag and chair for my Daughter's American Girl doll, and loads of other things!
Posted: 4:34 pm on February 17th

hoofmaiden hoofmaiden writes: I plan to go on a sewing retreat to work on a new camisole and vest pattern and finish up some pants.
Posted: 4:18 pm on February 17th

hoofmaiden hoofmaiden writes: I would love to win this magazine. But if I don't I may have to start my subscription.
Posted: 4:17 pm on February 17th

jennieMB jennieMB writes: skirts, and i`m going to try to create this cute cat pillow/stuffie i once saw
Posted: 3:59 pm on February 17th

LoracC LoracC writes: I'm thinking I need some new sleeveless tops this year. Maybe even a sundress for a very casual wedding this summer!
Posted: 2:35 pm on February 17th

sarahjanesews sarahjanesews writes: I'm planning to make my 3 y/o daughter's entire spring & summer wardrobe... I'd better get started!
Posted: 12:19 pm on February 17th

sunnyb64 sunnyb64 writes: I'm still finishing up a few must-sew winter projects, but I have a few plans in the works--a couple of skirts, hopefully a well-fitting pair of jeans, and definitely some blouses and knit tops! My biggest plan is to use as many things that are already in my stash as possible, because I have waaaaaaaay too much fabric! So I love that this issue has some ideas for printing your own fabric and accessories, because hopefully that will help me use some up!
Posted: 12:04 pm on February 17th

SewnItAll SewnItAll writes: I plan to attack my massive fabric stash to add some color to my spring and summer wardrobe. Cute dresses and tops that will show off the weight I've lost!!!
Posted: 11:52 am on February 17th

lisamarie817 lisamarie817 writes: My spring project is to make a pair of perfectly fitting jeans for myself. I can't find any store bought jeans that work for me. I bought a pattern that I will try and customize and make a master pattern from and then I will be able to have jeans that actually fit!
Posted: 11:03 am on February 17th

Out_West Out_West writes: I am making spring knit dresses for myself, a friend, and 2 daughters. Dresses that are wash and wear and one piece dressing! Would love to win your magazine!
Posted: 10:38 am on February 17th

sugarskull sugarskull writes: i plan on perfecting a miniskirt or a cute spring dress (think the cynthia rowley collection) sew cute!
Posted: 10:37 am on February 17th

HeidiMichelle HeidiMichelle writes: Spring dresses for myself and my almost 2year old gran-daughter. I used to sew for my girls and now I have a grad-daughter to sew for and to teach to sew! I would also like to make some new curtains for my kitchen and footstool covers for my family room.
Posted: 9:42 am on February 17th

WendyBird1015 WendyBird1015 writes: Dresses!!! Loads of Dresses! And I might try to do my first attempt at a lightweight suit for spring occasions.
Posted: 9:33 am on February 17th

Cindyha Cindyha writes: I plan on making a lot of skirts for spring/summer.
Posted: 8:34 am on February 17th

Mirja Mirja writes: I will be sewing lots of kids clothes for my son and niece
Posted: 8:26 am on February 17th

jnae01 jnae01 writes: Things for spring......finishing current quilting project and beginning another; making a table topper or wall hanging; attempting applique; making market or other type bags; recovering my dining room chairs (have the fabric); making a dust ruffle for the master bedroom and upholstering or slipcovering a headboard. I could use some help! Thanks for having the giveaway!
Posted: 8:07 am on February 17th

Nackmine Nackmine writes: As I have not lost my winter weight. Beautiful tunics from ideas in your mags!
Some are embellished from a T
Posted: 12:45 am on February 17th

Jen_NYC Jen_NYC writes: I'm planning to make at least one tunic style shirt dress. With long sleeves -- Spring is cold in the Northeast!
Posted: 11:30 pm on February 16th

bekabug8 bekabug8 writes: I want to make lots of spring dresses. If I had more time :)
Posted: 10:49 pm on February 16th

nicoleauroux nicoleauroux writes: I'm really looking forward to making and wearing a few spring dresses (using fabric from my stash of course)!
Posted: 8:44 pm on February 16th

kehrhahn kehrhahn writes: I plan to make a tailored jacket using stash fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Posted: 7:39 pm on February 16th

Kindershop Kindershop writes: I will be making new spring dresses for my girls and a new purse for me. Thanks for the chance to win.
Posted: 7:24 pm on February 16th

alisoncat alisoncat writes: I plan to "remodel" things I already have in my wardrobe. Definitely need some good ideas for this!
Posted: 6:40 pm on February 16th

dawn dawn writes: I'm going to make a great fitting pair of pants. And I'm going to try and
make a dent in my stash.
Posted: 6:24 pm on February 16th

TessaBear TessaBear writes: I'm giving my oldest Teddy bear Abigail a make over and then I want to make her some new clothes from the pattern site for children,
Posted: 5:48 pm on February 16th

pampike pampike writes: Currently on my To Sew list is Easter bunting garlands for my two sets of grandchildren. A new Easter Basket liner for one of my granddaughters, new kitchen placemats for me. A cover for my sewing machine and embroidery unit. An Easter outfit for one of my customers, Easter shirts for my 3 grandchildren. Storage baskets for my grandson's bedroom (these are currently in progress). Also, summer outfits for my 3 grandchildren. Oh I almost forgot to mention and really want to get a jump on this this year, a Christmas Tree Skirt for me and advent calenders for my grandchildren. My grandson has a May birthday that I'll also be sewing things for including his outfit.
Posted: 5:38 pm on February 16th

baddabinda baddabinda writes: I plan on making some little fabric easter baskets and filling them with little candies as a treat for co-workers!! Would love to win the magazine!!
Posted: 5:27 pm on February 16th

Robyn_sews Robyn_sews writes: I am making all sorts of things for Spring and summer. I will be making a tunic for one of my daughters coming up soon. I need to make a diaper bag for a friend next but after that I am making some Easter dresses, probably a few skirts for myself, some fun ts for my girls that I would like to add a creative touch to. And before I know it I will need to make swim suits.
Posted: 5:09 pm on February 16th

Greta121 Greta121 writes: I plan to make shirts, shorts, capris, skirts and dresses for my girls. Maybe something for myself in there too!
Posted: 5:06 pm on February 16th

flossie flossie writes: Your Spring will be Autumn in Australia! I will be sewing for my 2 daughters and daughter in law - probably jackets as they all feel the cold :) I am also intending to revamp my own wardrobe to fit my improved figure, achieved by increased exercise and moderate diet. I want to spend more time time sewing interesting details that challenge me.
Posted: 5:00 pm on February 16th

Diowyn Diowyn writes: sewing this spring is full of projects for family and friends. New jackets and dresses for the ladies, a quilt for my son and to enter annual quilt show in November, costume pieces for cousins and friends; the list is long but it makes me smile because I get to sew!
Posted: 4:46 pm on February 16th

MamaVioletAK MamaVioletAK writes: i'm going to sew pretty little dresses for my little girl.
Posted: 4:20 pm on February 16th

Julika Julika writes: I am planning to sew two blouses and hopefully a summer dress. I'd also like to sew some cute dresses for my little niece, maybe a sun hat. Need to finish a quilt....the list is endless!
Posted: 3:39 pm on February 16th

BH5325 BH5325 writes: I am planning on making some tops and skirts for myself as well as some outfits for my granddaughter. I also make craft items (felt food, tote bags, etc.). Thanks for the opportunity to win a subscription to your magazine.
Posted: 3:38 pm on February 16th

sewnoviceinmi sewnoviceinmi writes: I'm planning several dresses. The big 3 seem to put out new adorable dresses faster than I can make them.

Posted: 3:18 pm on February 16th

hanoverhomes hanoverhomes writes: I plan to make some cotton shifts out of vintage batik and Lilly Pulitzer fabric. I bought some cute beaded yokes and guipure lace bodices for decoration. Very simple slip on stuff for summer. Would love to win the magazine.
Posted: 1:24 pm on February 16th

racu racu writes: I would love to sew some shorts that fit me perfectly. In the meantime I'm sewing pants..
Posted: 1:21 pm on February 16th

StephanieB StephanieB writes: I am thinking of full gathered, layered skirts in airy, light weight BRIGHT colors, jumpers with A-line skirts, breezy button up blouses, fun, fun, fun! Can't wait to start sewing. This magazine would provide another source of patterns for me to pick from.
Posted: 11:55 am on February 16th

Bridgit Bridgit writes: I plan to try to work through my fabric stash and finally create those items that the fabric was originally bought to make. I have been unemployed for a year and a half, so most everything I have was bought to make work clothes. Of course, that was my plan last spring too. Maybe I need a new magazine for inspiration???
Posted: 11:19 am on February 16th

missb_2000_2001 missb_2000_2001 writes: I plan on sewing my son an Easter suit. My biggest project so far.
Posted: 11:03 am on February 16th

LauraSews LauraSews writes: My spring projects - would like to finish my block-of-the-month quilt from last year. Also, my friend & I are going to redesign a simple sheath dress pattern like we saw in a sewing magazine.
Posted: 10:58 am on February 16th

BendingPins BendingPins writes: Living in Canada, we don't get the magazines as quickly as those in the U.S., even with a subscription, they end up on the news stands before our mail boxes.

This spring, I plan to make the fabulous (and highly acclaimed) trench coat pattern, McCall’s 5525. I haven't chosen the fabric yet but I was thinking of something from Amy Butler or Michael Miller. I love sewing garments with quilting fabrics!
Posted: 10:57 am on February 16th

Barbyj Barbyj writes: am planning on trying to sew a very simple A-line retro summer dress in a red cotton!
Posted: 10:28 am on February 16th

msewwhat msewwhat writes: I am searching for ideas of inspiration for a table runner. I bought some beautiful material at a discount home fabrics store. It is the color of freshly whipped cream with stripes of shiny and matte material.

I also have a sun hat on the drawing board and a new dress pattern my husband helped pick out.

I have a full agenda of spring projects but wouldn't mind adding others as the bug bites me. I am hoping the new Sewstylish magazine will be an inspiration!
Posted: 10:21 am on February 16th

sebbygal sebbygal writes: The issue last year was packed with very useful information, just like Threads is in every issue. There is something for everyone, even beginners, but the writing is not dumbed-down, so even experienced sewers can find a gem to elevate her sewing level. Keep up the good work!
Posted: 10:18 am on February 16th

LadyDawg LadyDawg writes: I hope to sew a very colorfull quilt
Posted: 10:06 am on February 16th

Ahliah Ahliah writes: I'm helping make dresses for girls in third world countries. Pass it on!
Posted: 10:06 am on February 16th

TieDyeDiva TieDyeDiva writes: I'm a bit late on my winter sewing so my "Spring" project is transitional - a stretchy jersey cardi with attached shawl for wrapping. Was going to make it in charcoal but perhaps better find something more Springy, like green!
Posted: 10:04 am on February 16th

Ahliah Ahliah writes: I'm helping make dresses for little girls in underdeveloped countries! It's easy and it's fun. Pass the word!

Posted: 10:03 am on February 16th

Retrojean Retrojean writes: Haven't decided what to make yet, but I have a couple long-sleeved t-shirts waiting to be made. I will probably make myself some summer dresses, and I might design a rain coat for my friend's great dane.
Posted: 10:02 am on February 16th

AnnaFromA2 AnnaFromA2 writes: I'd like to win this. I could really use more business casual clothes, as I am stepping up my job hunt.
Posted: 10:02 am on February 16th

buddcker buddcker writes: I need work out clothes!
Posted: 9:59 am on February 16th

staceyloohoo staceyloohoo writes: i'm planning on shirts for my husband & son, golf shorts for my stepdad & his brother, a bunch of new baby stuff (4 coming by july - not mine LOL), outfits for my girls and MAYBE even something for me this year!
Posted: 9:56 am on February 16th

Ceeayche Ceeayche writes: I hope to get some curtains made for my sewing studio and some fun dresses for travel.
Posted: 4:14 am on February 16th

cinzanopaws cinzanopaws writes: I will be remaking a couple of dresses,for myself, and hope to create some totes for gifts
Posted: 1:41 am on February 16th

Lobolita Lobolita writes: At least three dresses, two pairs of dress pants, summer shirts and shorts for my little guy, and some work shirts for my big guy.
Posted: 10:46 pm on February 15th

thomy thomy writes: stacysews///pink leather bag sounds great
Posted: 10:36 pm on February 15th

thomy thomy writes: I’m feeling spring fever,
Ready to sew
Something light, bright and airy
Throw off the garments of snow
I’m feeling spring fever
Itching to sew
Something pretty, a pastel, a purse
I need the magazine for inspiration like seeds
To grow 

Posted: 10:32 pm on February 15th

rxxanne rxxanne writes: I have fabric...ha ha.
Posted: 7:52 pm on February 15th

artemis76 artemis76 writes: I plan to sew dresses, to use some the gorgeous fabric I got from Kashi at Metro Textiles while in NYC for Thanksgiving
Posted: 7:49 pm on February 15th

kvenkat kvenkat writes: My major spring project is to make a complete man's dance outfit. But I also plan to do some cute flowery hats and purses. The SewStylish magazine would be a nice win. I will need to read the article about restyling patterns, something I am not good at. Learning to print on fabric sounds pretty interesting too.
Posted: 7:11 pm on February 15th

WillaMcNeill WillaMcNeill writes: Would enjoy winning a copy of this SewStylish magazine! Love all Taunton publication. They are a cut above.

Posted: 6:36 pm on February 15th

Bellbird Bellbird writes: Although Spring is a long way off here in the southern hemisphere, it gives me more time to prepare for it. I am planning on sewing a new skirt and light trousers for smart casual wear. They are my essentials then possibly a blouse and maybe even a dress to give my wardrobe a new fresh look for Spring. My daughter has also requested a 'vintage' style dress for her birthday - but I think I might put her at the bottom of the list!
Posted: 6:29 pm on February 15th

sosewnem sosewnem writes: I'd love to wind a copy of the 2011 spring issue of Sew Stylish to inspire my sewing! I'm always critiquing fashion, and the article about 8 Ways to Restyle a pattern would be very helpful. In addition, the article on Printing Your Own Fabric would be wonderful since it is something I've desired to try, but didn't know how to go about.
Posted: 6:08 pm on February 15th

stacysews stacysews writes: My spring sewing list is ever growing! So far I'm planning on a pink leather bag, a trendy jacket, and a dress. I also plan on sewing up a few things for the kids: A cute Hello Kitty pj set and a 'bowling' shirt for my son. Whew, I better get to work!
Posted: 4:34 pm on February 15th

Daisy2love Daisy2love writes: I love the design and look of the maxi dresses. I wanted to put a twist on the fabric I have seen being used. I plan on making a couple using ethnic and brocade materials. I also like the pillow case dresses for litle girls and thought I may explore making them using the same material. I further plan to redo my bedroom using the same comforter set (slate blue) and do accents of brown and animal prints for pillows, curtains and my footboard. This is just the start of my list, I will eventually make it to the bathroom and my den referring to Threads for inspiration.
Posted: 3:58 pm on February 15th

madeline22630 madeline22630 writes: I would love to win this magazine. After not picking up a needle or thread since high school, I am now trying to find my "creative" side (plus 5 grandaughters has helped)! I remember the handmade gifts I received from my grandmother and although they may want the latest and greatest from their parents....I can give them something one of a kind!
Posted: 2:43 pm on February 15th

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