Introducing Classic Sewing Magazine

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From our Editor-in-Chief Phyllis Hoffman DePiano

I am always being asked, “What’s new at Hoffman Media?” There is always something going on here and always something new, particularly with special issues of your favorite magazines.

But now we are launching something truly new: Classic Sewing Magazine!

Classic Sewing will have 132 pages of glorious sewing ideas, patterns, tips, and techniques and will include at least two full-size patterns in each quarterly issue. The magazine will feature heirloom and everyday sewing projects to delight the most discriminating sewist. Patterns will come in a separate envelope along with the magazine. No more tearing out pattern sections; all of the patterns will be easy to read and store! Unlike anything you have seen before, Classic Sewing will feature designs from top designers in the industry. The magazine has something fabulous for everyone.

Launching a new magazine is always fun—but also challenging! When we decide that a topic will grow and thrive as a regular periodical, that’s about all I can think about. The topic starts to consume my mind! Such is the case with Classic Sewing. I have never seen so much excitement for sewing than today. I have shared my love of sewing, and apparently there are many more like me who are sewing for children and grandchildren.

When we began building the concept for this magazine it was fun to talk with women who want to learn to sew and monogram. One of my colleagues said that beginning sewing classes across the country are filled with waiting lists. It’s marvelous that people today still have the desire to create one-of-a-kind garments. I grew up with a mom that made all my clothes, and I loved the fact that they were unique to me. I have come to the conclusion that it is just as rewarding for the maker as it is for the wearer when a young lady wears a new handmade dress.

We are now taking subscriptions to Classic Sewing. If you are not a sewist, then perhaps you know someone who loves to sew and would enjoy this magazine. Please share this announcement with them. Thank you for your encouragement and love of all things beautiful!

What do you love about sewing?

Classic Sewing introductory offer - Ribbon in My Journal


A version of this post originally ran on Phyllis’s blog, The Ribbon in My Journal. 

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  1. Through the act of sewing, I feel like I am creating and sharing a piece of my soul and lineage that may possibly become a genealogical or antique treasure for a future family member or kindred spirit.

  2. I am beside myself!!!!
    Can’t wait.
    When is the first issue on newsstands?
    Knowing how much I love your other magazines, I’m sure I won’t be disappointed.
    Many Thanks.

  3. I am so anxious to see and enjoy the new Classic Sewing Magazine. This is going to be fantastic!!

    Will there be any quilting articles? I sure hope so.

    I love to sew and read.

    Thank You

  4. As always….PH….you are a magazine guru! Such taste…such…panache….oh….what I really want to know ~ will that first issue have the pattern for that knitted bag on the cover….
    Are you having fun yet….you sure look like you are!

  5. I do not know how to sew, however, I have sewing and embroidery machines and thus know Sonia Showalter..I hope your new magazine can “teach” beginners to sew as well as spending a good portion of the magazine on embroidery designs and machines…we can always learn new techniques and learn about new threads and perhaps special offers on threads and supplies that are now difficult to find in one place….I am very excited for the new issue.

  6. Hi, I live in Canada and we do not have your magazine at any of our bookstores. I have spent an hour on the phone this morning trying to find out if I am able to purchase a digital download of the January 2017 magazine. I want the Baby Bunny Paper Doll download. I have the Mom & Dad from a bit of stitch where I found the advertisement. I have even talked to Hoffman Headquarters. Is there a digital download for your magazine? I understand that the Jan. issue is now a backorder. Since my $ is worth only .73 cents at this time I am unable to purchase a subscription. (I am retired and on a very strict budget). I am willing to purchase the design if that is an option.
    Thanks for reading this and I look forward to your reply. Thanks Sandra


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