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Other sewing magazines

Elaray | Posted in General Discussion on

I read the discussion in “Feedback on Threads” about how readers were disappointed in recent issues. I understand that this forum is sponsored by Threads magazine and my post may not be appropriate. I am honestly seeking information and feel this is the best place to ask.

What other sewing magazines are available to American sewers? The major pattern companies publish magazines to sell us their patterns. “Sew News” seems to be geared to beginning sewers. Other magazines focus on heirloom sewing or machine embroidery. I subscribe to Threads because it inspires me to expand my skills. Are there other magazines available that focus on clothing construction and feature couture techiques?

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I sew, therefore I am


Edited 4/17/2005 8:44 am ET by Elaray

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  1. mem1 | | #1

    Stitches magazine is a similar magazine . Its Australian and i have subscribed for many years and I continue to.It has an emphasis on dressmaking and I have learnt some great things from it . It isnt as stylish as Threads and is rather more dominated by the taste of the contributers than Threads is . I find this can be annoying but if you have the imagination to go beyond "the look" of the article when it annoys you, it can be a very good source of education.

    1. AmyC | | #2

      Has anyone seen this magazine "Fiber Arts"?  I saw an ad for it, but I've not seen the magazine itself.

      Edited 4/18/2005 4:13 pm ET by Amy

      1. booklovr | | #3

        Amy.

        Fiber Arts is not a sewing  magazine.  It deals with all fiber arts including basketry.  It's a very well done magazine but the emphasis is on "art".  I subscribe to it because I design wearable art and make some art quilts but some of the articles and photos are very cutting edge.  Every year they have a wearables issue and this year the garments featured in some of the articles were the most "wearable" I've seen in the magazine in a long time.  It's a great magazine if you are looking for artistic inspiration but it's not a sewing magazine by any stretch of the imagination and , in my opinion, not comparable to Threads in any way.

         

  2. pinkit | | #4

    I have recently subscribed to a new sewing magazine for which I received a sample copy last month.  The magazine is "Clotilde's Sewing Savvy".  I wouldn't suggest it is couture but it seems to be directed to garment sewing, home dec. and quilting. The most recent issue is marked:  Volume 6, No 2.  I believe it will come out every two months or so.  I have really just started getting it so I don't have a long range opion.

    1. suesew | | #5

      Clotilde's Sewing Savy is quite simple project oriented. One of the best articles I've seen lately is one by ClaireSchaefer on making jackets in the Vogue June/July 2005

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