Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Love Sewing Magazine

Look what just arrived! Yippee, it's my copy of the second issue of Love Sewing magazine. When I was at the Sewing for Pleasure show back in March there was a Love Sewing stand advertising the new magazine. As it had not yet been released they were displaying digital mock up of the typical content of the magazine as well as samples of typical projects. I signed up to the fab subscription deal that they were offering for the release, I can't remember exactly what it was but it was something along the lines of first three issues for £3. 

I have to say that although there have only been two issues of Love Sewing Magazine I am really enjoying it. It is one of the most in tune magazines on the market at the moment and it is deffinetly the one that I feel I would be most likely to make things from. I find a lot of magazines have really wacky projects in them but personally I find the ones in Love Sewing to be pretty, practical and very me. It is also full of interesting articles and interviews with sewists such as Tilly (TATB), Chinello (Chinelo Bally), Alison Smith and so many more. It also has a good variety between projects for home, dressmaking and even just enough quilting to get you interested. I also think that it is very connected with the blogosphere and indie pattern designers. In this months issue there is even a feature on Jennifer of Jennifer Taylor Vintage and her first ever pattern the Afternoon Blouse. To top it all off, Love Sewing Magazine also comes with a free paper pattern and gift everymonth.

There are always things which you end up buying again and again because you find you need one in every handbag or you can never find one when you really need one. For me, in terms of sewing, this means I have an ever growing supply of seam rippers and tape measures. So the first free gift from Love Sewing the Draper Tape Measure is going to come in very handy.

It also came with the pattern and instructions for an Amy Butler design cushion cover.  The magazine comes with a pattern sheet with all the patterns required for the projects inside the rest of the magazines. I think this cushion cover would be a great project for using up scraps.

Every month the magazine also comes with a free pattern. This months pattern was specially designed for Love Sewing by Sew Simple. Sew Simple have designed the lovely pussy bow Lottie Blouse and pencil Skirt exclusively for the readers of Love Sewing Magazine. 

The patterns come on a heavier weight paper stock which I'm hoping will be great for tracing and won't be quite as fragile as standard tissue paper. Another reason I am excited to receive this pattern is that next weekend I am heading to the Minerva Crafts Meet Up were it has just been announced that they will have the Sew Simple designer and full pattern range. Getting a preview of the style and quality of the patterns from my freebie has been great and I am sure I will likely come back from the meetup with another pattern from their range.

I am attending the Minerva Crafts Meet-Up 

All in all a great magazine. I highly recommend it and I look forward to more issues in the coming months.

In other news, I have finished my Sew Me Something Viola Skirt and now I just need to take some photos. To help with the photos I have just treated myself to a remote control for my camera which is currently in transit and should be arriving any minute now. I have also nearly finished my first every Sewaholic Cambie. I just need to buy an invisible zip and I will be able to finish.

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