Favorite sewing magazine(s)

I always stumble a little when someone asks me for “my favorite _____ “. How do you pick just one? I don’t have one favorite color, though I am pretty partial to most shades of pink. I don’t have a favorite movie…it depends on what mood I’m in. I don’t have a favorite book; there are just WAY too many good ones to narrow it down to only one!

But I do have a favorite sewing magazine – Threads. I just LOVE opening my mailbox and seeing the latest issue folded inside. I always read it cover to cover, and sometimes I try a project or technique. (And even if I don’t actually try the technique, I love reading about them!)  Of course there are times when not every article lights my board, but in general this magazine never fails to delight. I do really enjoy Sew Beautiful, and have collected many back issues of this wonderful heirloom sewing magazine, but right now I don’t have anyone that I am making heirloom clothes for. I think Stitch is fresh, inspirational, and I love the appeal to younger sewists. But for overall sewing projects and technique articles, Threads has my heart.

What about you? Do you have a favorite sewing magazine? How many do you subscribe to? I’d love to hear about some new sewing magazines that I am not familiar with – pass along your tips. Inquiring minds want to know!!

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

4 Responses to Favorite sewing magazine(s)

  1. I don’t subscribe to any magazines right now. I’m trying to rationalize spending $150 on the Threads archive DVD. I figure another month or so of thinkng about it and I’ll take the plunge! I love reading magazines, but hate storing them so the archive really appeals to me.

  2. Like you, I love Threads and read it cover to cover. My other favorite is Burda Style. I can always find something that challenges my inner “sewist.” Some months I can find tons of things that make the $80 per year worthwhile.

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