Favorite Magazine

Do you have a favorite magazine?  Can you name just one?  It’s hard, I know.  If you’re a big magazine reader like me, you have a couple favorites.  Sure, that list of favorites may change over time, especially lately since more good magazines are discontinuing publication (such as Adorn, Blueprint, Cottage Living, Country Home, and Domino).   But try to narrow your favorite down to just one.

I am so excited about my latest favorite magazine that I wanted to share it with you.

My favorite - Sew Hip magazineSew Hip magazine, published in the U.K., began with it’s premier issue in December 2008.  It comes out monthly so I have been buying it at the bookstore but I decided I love it so much I ordered a subscription.  My March issue just came yesterday, so I need to find the February issue when it’s on the magazine shelves.

The December issue had some serious clout, with interviews with Amy Butler

Sew Hip-Dec 09-AB interview… and Alicia Paulson of Posey Gets Cozy.

Sew Hip-Dec08-AP interviewThere are also wonderful patterns, such as this charm quilt pattern that I’m going to make with my Darla fabrics.

Sew Hip-Dec08-Charm Quilt patternThey have regular columns each month, including Book Reviews, Pattern Reviews, Sewing News, Things We Love, and so  much more.

Sew Hip-Jan09

The January 09 issue had an interview with Betz White, who is originally from the town I live in so naturally I love to follow her success.

Sew Hip-Jan09-BW interview

Here is the February 09 cover – isn’t that pretty and inviting and inspiring?!

Sew Hip-Mar09 cover

This March 09 issue has SO many wonderful things in it – from an article reviewing several sewing reference books, to patterns for a skirt, an apron, an egg cozy, a yo-yo quilt, a child’s toy, craft activities for kids, an interview with the founders of Spoonflower, and an interview with Liesl Gibson, creator of Oliver + S.  All things that I love!

I really want to make that hexagon table runner featured on the cover.

Hexagon Table RunnerOh yeah, I love this drawstring bag project…

Sew Hip-Mar09-drawstring bag project

… and this adorable embroidery project, designed by Hilary Lang, which is perfect for someone I know who loves to take the rug from her apartment outside and beat it with her rug beater.

Sew Hip-Mar09-embroidery projectTo round off a perfect issue of my favorite magazine, look who is featured on the back page, which is always a preview of the next issue:

Sew Hip-Mar09-AMH interviewI want this magazine to succeed more than any I have ever read.  Pick up an issue next time you’re at the bookstore, or better yet, order your very own subscription!

By the way, I’m curious, what is your favorite magazine?