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From: mozeyrn
Date: 02-15-2006, 02:51 PM (1 of 9)
Is this available only by ordering online? I was wondering the majority of the level of sewing skill needed to make some of the outfits. The new issue seems like something I'd be interested in but if it's going to be a pain in the "you-know-what" :mad: I'll stick with the beginner patterns.
Thanks for any advice.
- Maureen.
Learning something new with every stitch!!
Kenmore 16231000
User: mozeyrn
Member since: 11-29-2005
Total posts: 349
From: esrun3
Date: 02-15-2006, 05:33 PM (2 of 9)
Hi Maureen, yes this magazine is only available by ordering on line, ( or at least that's the only way I've found it) however, you do not have to order a whole subscription, you can order single copies. I haven't made anything out of the magazine yet but I really like the ideas and patterns...I just need enough time to do everything I want to do!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: MaryW
Date: 02-15-2006, 05:56 PM (3 of 9)
There are single copies available at www.chapters/
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: mommydionne
Date: 02-15-2006, 07:58 PM (4 of 9)
I have a subscription :bg: but the patterns are not hard, some of the stuff is a bit complex but 90% is easy and goes together well, the patterns are REALLY well drafted.
The instructions are a bit sparse (ok for me cause I don't read instructions half the time anyway :re: ) but might be tricky otherwise, but if you've made most basic garments you'll be fine.
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
From: bridesmom
Date: 02-15-2006, 10:37 PM (5 of 9)
Somebody once mentioned that they got a copy of Ottobre from in a book store, I think it was Chapters. I don't even have a clue where the Chapters are here, but someday I will find one and check it out. I asked for a subscription for my birthday or for Mothers Day (If I should get that lucky to get a present for MD)
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: fronno
Date: 02-16-2006, 03:51 AM (6 of 9)

This is Ottobre.

have fun with sewing the clothes, they are really not hard to sew. imo.
With kind regards,
User: fronno
Member since: 04-26-2004
Total posts: 79
From: MaryW
Date: 02-16-2006, 08:52 AM (7 of 9)
Bridesmom, you can buy Ottobre from
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: jenny-o
Date: 02-16-2006, 08:03 PM (8 of 9)
I find the patterns pretty straight forward but a beginner might find the instructions a little too short without any illustrations for fabric layout or all the sewing steps like regular patterns like Simplicity, etc. have. I'd suggest trying out one magazine first, if you like it and can follow it then a subscription will be calling your name. On their web site you can order various past issues if they still have it in stock in the language you want.
User: jenny-o
Member since: 08-28-2005
Total posts: 132
From: ma24qtz
Date: 02-17-2006, 11:57 PM (9 of 9)
I have bought them at Joann Superstores. They seem to run an issue behind though.
User: ma24qtz
Member since: 02-17-2006
Total posts: 16
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