Happy Tuesday folks! I had such a relaxing weekend which is exactly what I needed – it’s been all-go round these parts lately. Apart from pottering around the house and garden, I spent a blissful few hours reading magazines. I just can’t seem to get enough of sewing magazines and I don’t think I’m the only one! It seems that every week there’s a new crafty mag hitting the shelves and I am eating them up like peanut butter cups (if you know me IRL then you will know how much I love peanut butter cups). I even think I’ve become a sort of connoisseur and while I’ve resisted the urge to make a subscription commitment, I eagerly await the day when the next issue is released. Here’s a few of my favourites!
This magazine is basically an infant – the 3rd issue only came out this week but it is a firm favourite of mine! The first issue was amazing and the free dress pattern which came with it was my first push into dressmaking 🙂 I love all the guest writers and the fee gifts have been excellent! Last month was a 2-for-1 Simple Sew pattern while this month it was a summer tunic pattern and bag handles.
Sew Magazine has been on the go for a while and the content is always great, with a mixture of dressmaking and home sewing projects you get a lot of bang for your buck. This is actually the first sewing magazine I ever bought and I’ve been addicted ever since. The cover mount gifts are varied and useful – from New Look patterns to fat quarters!
While I wouldn’t say this is my absolute favourite magazine, you can’t deny that it is beautiful to look at! The little craft kits that come with each issue are also super cute! The focus is less on sewing but more on general fabric crafts which is a nice change of pace. I’ve also noticed that they have released a blogging-specific magazine so if anyone has picked it up let me know what it’s like! It certainly piqued my interest 🙂
The other thing I’ve taken to do with these magazines is mark the pages of the projects which I fancy. My Type-A personality obviously had to colour-coordinate them so all dressmaking projects have a blue post-it and home sewing ideas have a pink one. Call me crazy but it makes me super happy 🙂
Does your hobby have a related magazine?
**On a completely unrelated note, while I was taking these photos in the glorious sunshine I decided to have a little play about with the manual focus on my big girl camera and came up with this: