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Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

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. 


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.


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. User avater
    verypurpleperson | | #1

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

  2. imnstitches | | #2

    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.

  3. IamLilyMunster | | #3

    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.

  4. retrobou | | #4

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

  5. rebekahricker | | #5

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

  6. Rabia | | #6

    The "painted lace" article definitely sounds intriguing.

  7. lynaeve | | #7

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

  8. bitterbunny | | #8

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

  9. limer | | #9

    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

  10. thill60 | | #10

    i'll bet Serging Secrets has some great tips!

  11. wahmom | | #11

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

  12. hamu18 | | #12

    very interested in this issue

  13. marky4 | | #13

    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

  14. rebpalma | | #14

    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!

  15. sew2gether | | #15

    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!

  16. khighland | | #16

    I'm happy that floral prints are back!

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    onegoodday4 | | #17

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

  18. User avater
    neeliesews | | #18

    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

  19. Amy_blue82 | | #19

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

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    Kathrynn | | #20

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

  21. jennieMB | | #21

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

  22. User avater
    kkegeland | | #22

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

  23. User avater
    Jen_NYC | | #23

    "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...

  24. User avater
    WillaMcNeill | | #24

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

  25. Ivvy | | #25

    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

  26. angela64 | | #26

    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.

  27. coochmom | | #27

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

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    racu | | #28

    Express pocket sound intriguing!

  29. adjohnston81 | | #29

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

  30. staceyloohoo | | #30

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

  31. MaryWorks | | #31

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

  32. awoolsey | | #32

    i love to sew and find these magazines so insirping!

  33. LadyG529 | | #33

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

  34. EvaSuzanne | | #34

    Make it Your Way & Copy That

  35. JanMade | | #35

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

  36. StarBecca | | #36

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

  37. User avater
    kelli_d | | #37

    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.

  38. User avater
    DinaSews | | #38

    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.

  39. MagaliLT | | #39

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

  40. User avater
    etheldora | | #40

    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.

  41. LadyP | | #41

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

  42. User avater
    stevndi | | #42

    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.

  43. User avater
    LinLohLan | | #43

    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.

  44. mikesmonster1 | | #44

    Painted lace I would like to try

  45. LadyKane | | #45

    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.

  46. User avater
    marec | | #46

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

  47. saschapup | | #47

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

  48. Rosie_Posie | | #48

    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.

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    Gams1941 | | #49

    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!

  50. Henfeathers | | #50

    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..

  51. Zippylady | | #51

    Sounds like another fabulous edition of this magazine! Thanks!

  52. kslaughter | | #52

    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~

  53. DbyJ | | #53

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

  54. Liz505 | | #54

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

  55. LinVegas | | #55

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

  56. User avater
    nawara | | #56

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

  57. BeverlyT | | #57

    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.

  58. Marciahelena | | #58

    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

  59. MariaKie | | #59

    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.

  60. hazelspi | | #60

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

  61. Bigabuzz | | #61

    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.

  62. sewgramms | | #62

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

  63. User avater
    sewhappybjm | | #63

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

  64. DrivesSewMachBest | | #64

    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!

  65. KaSchu | | #65

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

  66. MsHem | | #66

    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!

  67. NMT | | #67

    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! :-)

  68. User avater
    SewLimitless | | #68

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

  69. sewpretty | | #69

    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.

  70. SewingIsFun4All | | #70

    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!

  71. gigisgyrlz | | #71

    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.

  72. rour | | #72

    I could use the help with eyelets and pockets!

  73. CindiT | | #73

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

  74. matrice43 | | #74

    i love the purses

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    stevndi | | #75

    Make it your way, my favorite

  76. TamHam | | #76

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

  77. Meigan | | #77

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

  78. User avater
    SewingForKids | | #78

    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!!

  79. Carly_Sue | | #79

    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.

  80. ItaB | | #80

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

  81. User avater
    HStorm | | #81

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

  82. MJE2 | | #82

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

  83. ridgetop01 | | #83

    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!!!

  84. schmatta | | #84

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

  85. towens71 | | #85

    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!

  86. JaneCisneros | | #86

    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!

  87. Carolsewmuch | | #87

    I always like to learn more about the serger.

  88. hoodwinked | | #88

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

  89. auntPollybBeattie | | #89

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

  90. sewnatural01 | | #90

    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.

  91. mabowles | | #91

    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.

  92. merilynne | | #92

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

  93. Vickysews | | #93

    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'!!

  94. Rosebud_52 | | #94

    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!!

  95. NGuy | | #95

    Want to learn more about how to use my serger!

  96. Easier | | #96

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

  97. Isabelsdaughter | | #97

    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!!!

  98. User avater
    schmam | | #98

    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!

  99. OFS | | #99

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

  100. User avater
    nick0166 | | #100

    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!

  101. cands2010 | | #101

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

  102. depotbay | | #102

    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.

  103. howsew | | #103

    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.

  104. ellievyle | | #104

    This whole issue looks great! :D

  105. AugustaCarol | | #105

    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).

  106. Sandjen200 | | #106

    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.

  107. User avater
    suesewing | | #107

    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.

  108. freshdaily | | #108

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

  109. Ravenwing999 | | #109

    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.

  110. tonip | | #110

    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!

  111. User avater
    barbconn | | #111

    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.

  112. terrysews | | #112

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

  113. User avater
    Mirja | | #113

    I would love to learn more about using my serger!

  114. Ayofemi | | #114

    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.

  115. camesewedconquered | | #115

    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!

  116. designsbyjanetp | | #116

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

  117. auntPollybBeattie | | #117

    I would very much like to win this.

  118. SewDian | | #118

    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!

  119. sewcietymaven | | #119

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

  120. msewwhat | | #120

    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!

  121. Leesy | | #121

    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.

  122. PABarnes | | #122

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

  123. frilly | | #123

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

  124. smpnew | | #124

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

  125. karlykitten | | #125

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

  126. rubicat | | #126

    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.

  127. jlimb | | #127

    All the articles are of interest to me.

  128. mesewpretty | | #128

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

  129. blackberryhill | | #129

    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.

  130. AnniePC | | #130

    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.

  131. EmSewCrazy | | #131

    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!

  132. Arlene_Anne | | #132

    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.

  133. srb5132 | | #133

    Pockets, definitely Pockets!

  134. sshaner10 | | #134

    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!!

  135. User avater
    LadyofShalott | | #135

    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!

  136. atrg322 | | #136

    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!

  137. BarbaraTW | | #137

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

  138. BaysicKnits | | #138

    "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!

  139. touchthefabric | | #139

    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.

  140. ericitocas | | #140

    I'm very interested to learn about painted lace.

  141. Wrybunz | | #141

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

  142. Neosha | | #142

    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.

  143. User avater
    adelesdernier | | #143

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

  144. muddog | | #144

    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.

  145. savannagal | | #145

    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.

  146. Shadegardener | | #146

    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.

  147. mfendley | | #147

    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

  148. TapiocaSunshine | | #148

    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.

  149. chachito | | #149

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

  150. whoneedlesthis | | #150

    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.

  151. retrobou | | #151

    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.

  152. everbren | | #152

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

  153. IreneR | | #153

    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.

  154. historicclothing | | #154

    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 :)

  155. User avater
    sewsable | | #155

    Painted lace sounds fascinating

  156. Mizmash | | #156

    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!

  157. en_gee | | #157

    Metal eyelets would be interesting.

  158. User avater
    sewthernbelle | | #158

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

  159. FionaWest | | #159

    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.

  160. deedee4 | | #160

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

  161. Jenerator | | #161

    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!

  162. User avater
    GigiDear | | #162

    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.

  163. Sewsie | | #163

    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."

  164. manali | | #164

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

  165. doreenlinehan | | #165

    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.

  166. Elizam | | #166

    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.

  167. ZoeK | | #167

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

  168. pandora57 | | #168

    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!

  169. User avater
    Stitcher75 | | #169

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

  170. pia50 | | #170

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

  171. User avater
    twinpw | | #171

    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.

  172. User avater
    twinpw | | #172

    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.

  173. karynfell | | #173

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

  174. janieros | | #174

    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.

  175. fergus4 | | #175

    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.

  176. patternfreak | | #176

    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.

  177. User avater
    triangles | | #177

    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.

  178. LaSylvie | | #178

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

  179. fozie | | #179

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

  180. DrivesSewMachBest | | #180

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

  181. cathj | | #181

    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.

  182. msmargie | | #182

    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.

  183. sewquilter | | #183

    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.

  184. dianajanssen | | #184

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

  185. Maggie40 | | #185

    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!

  186. User avater
    jamama | | #186

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

  187. 2370 | | #187

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

  188. User avater
    scrandall | | #188

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

  189. KathfromOz | | #189

    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.

  190. Soosewiets | | #190

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

  191. mensew2 | | #191

    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.

  192. User avater
    susan1006 | | #192

    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:)

  193. kimimaginethat | | #193

    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.

  194. Nyliramirez | | #194

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

  195. ctirish | | #195

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


  196. JeanMau | | #196

    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.

  197. grandmaloveszane | | #197

    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.

  198. Corrales | | #198

    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.

  199. User avater
    eviej | | #199

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

  200. StudioM | | #200

    would love to read Make it Your Way

  201. User avater
    eviej | | #201

    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!

  202. luvtodesign | | #202

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

  203. sradoll | | #203

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

  204. 3feathers | | #204

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

  205. DebbieBarry | | #205

    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.

  206. SEWNYA | | #206

    Painted lace would be my first pick.

  207. RosieAnnie | | #207

    '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 :(

  208. sailcocktail | | #208

    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!

  209. Romy | | #209

    "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!

  210. cecine | | #210

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

  211. RiaAndTiggy | | #211

    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.

  212. RiaAndTiggy | | #212

    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.

  213. lalouf | | #213

    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.

  214. DesignerExtraordinar | | #214

    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.

  215. BeckyPiette | | #215

    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!

  216. rapunzel27 | | #216

    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! :)

  217. User avater
    alaskaangelgirl | | #217

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

  218. angreacum | | #218

    I am interested in painted lace and Metal eyelets articles.

  219. MaryLeah | | #219

    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.

  220. heidifp | | #220

    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!!!!

  221. SherrySews | | #221

    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!

  222. pickingtulips | | #222

    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.

  223. sasspiper | | #223

    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.

  224. User avater
    sewsewfabulous | | #224

    Serger secrets, I always appreciate new ideas for serging.

  225. jzzl | | #225

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

  226. stitchandsew | | #226

    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.

  227. User avater
    ladybug380 | | #227

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

  228. User avater
    ladybug380 | | #228
  229. User avater
    smfsprout | | #229

    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.

  230. User avater
    Irina_Sofia | | #230

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

  231. perrywinkle | | #231

    Serging Secrets!

  232. User avater
    wicked_stitcher | | #232

    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

  233. missengland | | #233

    Just learning so this would be a great help!

  234. luvtodesign | | #234

    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!!!

  235. Charlene003 | | #235

    new to thread and LOVE IT!

  236. User avater
    Missahope | | #236

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

  237. TSUProf | | #237

    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.

  238. cherfashion | | #238

    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.

  239. User avater
    ladybug380 | | #239

    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.

  240. ursi | | #240

    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.

  241. ursi | | #241

    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.

  242. ursi | | #242

    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.

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