SEWN Magazine Launches Inaugural Issue

A new force in the sewing world. The world of crafting magazines has expanded over the years and now garment sewists get their turn. SEWN Magazine is available online through a free subscription.

Hamden, CT, November 17, 2007 --( SEWN Magazine, the on-line fashion magazine for people who make their own fashion, has made its debut at

With only a few mentions on key fashion blogs, SEWN already has a growing list of subscribers. Readers are already singing praises of the first issue, calling it “a fine product” and “a wonderful collection of articles.”

The magazine was created by Lisette Carrithers, a clothing and handbag designer who saw a great need for a magazine that inspired readers to design their own clothing but also gave them solid advice for improving their sewing skills.

“So many people are tired of mass fashion and want to design and sew clothes to express their individuality. Sewing magazines can be over beginners’ heads, while DIY books and websites might not provide enough instruction for creating well-made garments. SEWN aims to inspire creativity while also teaching valuable sewing techniques,” Carrithers said.

SEWN covers a range of topics, including fashion and color trends, runway analysis, creating wardrobes, designer and vintage details, and sewing skills.

While craft media has been growing steadily for years, Carrithers has seen sewing enthusiasts get left behind. SEWN Magazine not only provides useful information, but also partners with advertisers who supply the best fabrics, sewing patterns, and tools available.

“Why should knitters and quilters have all the fun?” Carrithers asks. “Home sewists want designer inspiration, designer resources, and designer techniques. SEWN brings this to the sewing community.”

While anyone can read the magazine at, subscriptions are free and include updates and special offers from advertisers. SEWN Magazine is licensed under a Creative Commons license.

Lisette Carrithers

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Lisette Carrithers