According to the BBC in the last few years there has been a “quiet revolution” going on in Britain’s homes. People have been buying sewing machines, going to needlework classes and joining sewing circles. The hype is partly attributed to the television programmes like Project Runway which has interested a new generation to create its own fashion and C4’s Home Made Home. With this in mind I thought I would give you a guide to the top ten sewing and needlecraft magazines available at Unique Magazines using our sales information for the last 2 years.
Magazine subscriptions make an excellent gift so if you know someone that enjoys sewing and needlecraft one of these magazines would make a fantastic gift for them.
So let’s get started counting down from 10 to 1. Top 10 Sewing & Needlecraft Magazines:-
10) The World of Cross Stitching
The World of Cross Stitching is THE cross stitch magazine to inspire every stitcher whatever your level of expertise.
Every monthly issue is packed with the very best cross stitch designs, expert advice and in-depth technical features, as well as product news, reader letters and stories, competitions and free gifts.
As a cross stitch fan The World of Cross Stitching is my favourite magazine in this countdown.
It is a great place to start if you want to get into needlecraft but lack the ability, as cross stitch is easy to pick up and the result makes a great present for a loved one.
We have 6 and 12 month World of Cross Stitching subscriptions available with an incredible saving of 44% on the cover price.
Make sure you don’t miss out – Subscribe to World of Cross Stitching today!
9) Magic Patch Magazine
In each bi-monthly issue of Magic Patch magazine the English language patchwork and quilting magazine from Holland you will find incredible project ideas and extensive patchwork ideas that are expertly tailored to the seasons and the skill level of any quilter.
Considered to be one of the best quilting and patchwork magazines, it is no surprise that Magic Patch has received great reviews and widespread popularity.
It contains detailed, easy to read instructions and a wide assortment of tips, techniques, and patchwork advice.
If you have been quilting for a long time or are just looking for a new hobby, Magic Patch has loads of stunning photography and project ideas that will help you pick up your needles and get quilting now!
We have 6 and 12 month Magic Patch subscriptions available from Unique Magazines.
8) Crochet Today Magazine
In each bi-monthly issue of Crochet Today Magazine this American crochet magazine you will find ideas and patterns to create funky fashion items, afghan blankets, accessories and jewellery, home décor items and much more.
It contains easy-to-follow instructions for all ability levels and information and advice from the industry’s top experts.
Crochet Today Magazine also features articles from fellow crocheters.
As well as all that, the website Crochet today website features a how-to section, patterns and a shop.
Yarnwise (formerly Knit) is the knitting magazine for experienced or adventurous knitters. Written by knitters for knitters with emphasis on technique, Yarnwise offers between 10-15 original and interesting patterns per month, plus informative features, news, interviews and more.
Unfortunately Yarnwise Magazine has now ceased.
6) Patchwork and Quilting Magazine
Patchwork and Quilting magazine is a leading monthly magazine in the subject of stitching and quilting in the UK. The magazine gives a huge amount of information on the various aspects and methods of patchwork, stitching and quilting.
The magazine gives the opportunity for novice quilters, to learn the art of quilting and patchwork with its articles on how to stitch different patterns but it is ideal for all skill levels.
Patchwork and Quilting is full of information on different types of quilts, like Traditional American Block Patchwork, Half Square Triangles, among others.
We have 12 and 24 month Patchwork and Quilting Magazine subscriptions available saving up to a fantastic 27%.
5) Burda Style Special Magazine
Burda Style Special Magazine (formally Burda Plus Fashion) is the sister to Burda Style.
Published 8 times per year Burda Style Special contains patterns for home sewing projects in UK sizes 4-22. It features techniques and how-to sections as well as fashion news.
4) Inside Crochet Magazine
Inside Crochet is the UK’s only monthly crochet magazine.
From the creators of Yarnwise each issue of Inside Crochet is packed full of modern patterns for women, men, children and the home.
It features news, reviews and trends with projects for all skill levels.
Inside Crochet is written by passionate crocheters for passionate crocheters.
Subscribe to Inside Crochet today for a 20% saving on the cover price.
Get a 12 month Inside Crochet Subscription or single issues are also available.
3) Sewing World Magazine
Sewing World is a monthly magazine for people who love to sew with their machines or want to learn.
Each issue is packed with fun projects for all levels of ability, tips and techniques, master class, show news, book reviews, new product information and reviews, interviews with experts, a regular look at blogs and websites and a how to section.
There is also a SUB Club which is an exclusive draw for subscribers and a sneak peek at next month’s issue.
Subscribe to Sewing world for up to a fantastic 37% off the cover price.
We have 12 and 24 month Sewing World Subscriptions available.
2) Making Magazine
Making Magazine is your guide to creating “beautiful crafts for your home”.
This is a monthly all-round craft magazine full of projects for you and your home including sewing, embroidery, quilting, jewellery making and much more.
Subscribe to Making Magazine and save up to a great 36%.
We have 6, 12 and 24 month Making Magazine subscriptions available.
1) Burda Style Magazine
Burda Style “for people who sew” is our number one selling sewing and needlecraft magazine selling 5 times more that our number 2.
Burda Style’s aim is to bring sewing to a new generation of fashion designers and hobbyists.
Burda Style is published in 99 countries and 16 languages each English language issue contains up to 50 new patterns.
We have 3, 6 or 12 month Burda Style Magazine Subscriptions available.
So there we have it the top 10 run down of the most popular sewing and needlecraft magazines available from Unique Magazines.