This German sewing magazine, brand new this year is fast becoming one of my favourites – here’re 5 reasons why.
1) It’s Good Value for Money
For just six euros, each monthly issued is packed with over 30 patterns including traceable pattern sheets.
2) Trendy, Modern and Classic Styles in a Range of Garment Types
Each issue includes a range of tops, skirts, pants and jacket patterns in modern styles and a range of sizes including plus sizes.
I particularly like the recurring feature of one pattern, five ways which shows one pattern in five different fabrics and ways to style it.
3) Includes Added Extras
The magazine has bonus features such as ‘how-to’s’ for accessory making and tips and trends showcasing new products on the sewing market.
There’s also a knitting pattern and ‘how-to’s’ for home crafts included.
4) Styles and Designs for Range of Sewing Skill Levels
Patterns are rated according to sewing skill levels and each issue includes a range of patterns from beginner to advanced sewer levels.
Also there’s a helpful section at the start of the pattern instruction booklet with diagrams and explanations of basic sewing techniques, tricks and tips such as zip and sleeve insertions, seam finishes, waistbands, etc. Useful for sewing beginners.
5) Pattern Drafting 101
Another regular feature in each issue is the inclusion of a pattern drafting exercise and demonstration using a garment seen on the catwalk as the design inspiration.
The only downside of this magazine for the majority of English speaking sewers is that it’s only available in German at the moment. Although with some sewing experience and Google translate, I think this magazine is accessible to most sewers.
I think this magazine’s worth checking out! Here’s the cover jumpsuit pattern from this issue that I’ve made using organic twill cotton self-dyed with natural indigo.
Happy sewing and wishing you a good rest of the week,