Over the last couple of years, I've cut down on the amount I spend on magazines as it can really get out of hand, but as the first issue of Sew & Stitch was only 99p, I thought I'd have a look at it.
It's a weekly magazine which has holes punched in the pages to allow each issue to be stored together in a binder. There's a seaside themed quilt project running through the series and a piece of fabric is supplied with each issue to enable you to create the next square for the quilt. Each square has been designed to help you master different techniques. This issue came with three small pieces of fabric to make a picture postcard square, three different coloured threads and some needles.
It seems as though the magazine is aimed at inexperienced sewers, such as me, as it gives clear instructions on very simple things. A more skilled sewer may find the projects too easy for them.
The magazine is split in to different categories, The Quilt, Recycle & Remake, Gifts & Goodies, Homestyle, Sewing Skills, Stitch School and Patterns & Templates and has clear instructions and photographs.
I think it's a good magazine for a beginner, and the first issue at 99p is a bargain, but like most of these magazines which come in weekly parts, they end up working out expensive. The next issue is also at a reduced price, £2.50, but subsequent issues will be at the full price of £3.99. I'm sure there's plenty of good books on sewing which would cost so much less in the long run, but the magazine does offer the fabric and instructions for making the quilt. I think I'll save my money.