Have you seen the new sewing magazine Sew Now? I’m not a huge reader of sewing magazines – I tend to only buy them if I want the free pattern – but I really like this one.
I counted four projects that I’d like to make straight away, and the first was this Spiderman wallet for my smallest nephew. Perfect to give him with his birthday voucher, and he loved that his present was in a present!
I love all the details – the zip pocket is so cute.
Though I must admit I went for a simpler pocket inside. The instructions are for two side pockets and a card holder.
The next project I want to make is this gorgeous back pack.
My beach bag ‘died’ this summer after 12 years (!) so I’m going to replace it with a backpack using these fabrics.
So what else is in the magazine?
Although I’m more interested in the accessories patterns in this issue, the focus is on fashion sewing. Patterns include the Simple Sew Zoe dress and top pattern, a child’s dress, pencil skirt, knickers, refashioning a dress, and a dress/blouse pattern (and several more).
There are some very interesting articles about sewing businesses – Madalynne, Baboosh Designs and Kirsty Hartly (Wild Things to Make).
I also enjoyed the pages highlighting current fashion trends with some lovely pattern and fabric recommendations to go with them.
And there are masses of projects in the accessories supplement.
I was very impressed with this magazine. I’ve subscribed, and look forward to the next issue.
There is a ‘3 issue for £6’ offer at www.practicalsubs.com/1224
I was given a review copy of Sew Now via Fiona at The Sewing Directory. All opinions are my own.