Last week I won a lovely set of fat quarters from Allegro Fabrics. I was so excited!! This is a new (to me!) shop that I stumbled across one day from a link on another site. They have a lovely site and some great fabrics. Check them out HERE.
Speaking of giveaways, one of the publicists at Cloth magazine kindly sent me their latest issue to look over. A new UK based magazine, Cloth's focus is unique to the craft world...it's all about up-cyclying, creative fashion, and learning new crafty skills.
Definitely useful for the beginner crafter, I liked how this issue had articles and recommendations for choosing and using your new sewing machine, and photo tutorials showing how to sew on buttons and do basic hand stitches. Some of the other fun features include zipper necklaces, paint and stencil re-makes for your favorite tops and shoes, interviews with trendy designers and vintage clothing shop owners, and how to-s for recycling thrift store treasures into modern day, edgy streetwear.
Overall, Cloth is a lot of fun, especially for the young and trendy folks. I'd love to pass on my issue to one of you! If the sound of this magazine appeals to you, leave a comment and I'll pick a reader on Wednesday.