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Sew Macho – Fabric and Pattern Inspiration for Men

In this week’s blog we are celebrating male sewists and garments for men. We will be offering our favourite men’s fabric and patterns for suiting along with celebrating some inspirational guys who sew and stitch. Menswear seems to get a little lost in the sewing world, so we think it deserves a little love!
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Suit by Burton £155

Favourite Fabrics

Some of our favourite men’s fabric finds for suiting are from Fabric UK, Textile Express and Yorkshire Fabric as seen in the picture above.

For shirting fabric go over to Yorkshire Fabric, Joel & Son Fabrics, MacCulloch & Wallis 

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Favourite Patterns

We’ve scoured the pattern companies for the best patterns for suits and shirts, some of our top finds come from Vogue, Kwik Sew and Burda Style all available through The Foldline. We’ve also pinned them to our Pinterest board so you can take a closer look.

 

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Favourite Male Sewists. 

There’s a fresh wave of male sewists who are transforming sewing stereotypes and offering a brand-new perspective on both dressmaking and blogging. These guys who sew offer some great general tips, tutorials and advice, with lots specifically related to male garments. Follow the links to each of these fabulous sewists and stitchers to gain an insight into their creative journeys and personal styles.

Male Devon Sewing is the blog of former Sewing Bee Jamie Kemp, who we’re very lucky to work with as one of our monthly Sew Now contributors. He has set his sewing sights on sustainable tailoring and shares some great free tutorials on his site, as well as regular adjustment and upcycling guidance in every issue.  Male Pattern Boldness’ Peter Lappin offers a unique take on vintage sewing and expressing his personality with the help of his sewing machine. Sew What’s New’s Matt Chapple is perhaps one of the most memorable Sewing Bee winners and has recently released a book of patterns and advice for sewing men and women’s clothes from scratch. If you’ve got an eye for hand stitching then Jamie Chalmers, AKA Mr X Stitch, is your man. A keen stitcher, he helps showcase fresh embroidery and cross stitch talent on his website and social media accounts.

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To find out more about these inspiring guys who sew and stitch, check out issue 5 of Sew Now, on sale in leading newsagents, supermarkets and online at www.moremags.com.


For more patterns and the latest fabric finds, take a peek at our Pinterest boards.

Remember to #sewthelove and share your Sew Now makes our Facebook or Instagram pages.

Got a sewing topic you’d like to find out more about or a trend you want us to explore? Get in touch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Speaking as a “target audience” member (a bloke who sews his own clothes), I just though I’d add a suggestion to your list of good places for suiting fabrics, amongst other things.

    Croft Mill (https://www.croftmill.co.uk/) tends to have some great, interesting woollen suitings and jacketings. It seems to be very much a “We’ve got this one roll so when it’s gone, it’s gone” kind of a shop so it’s handy to check every little while to see what they’ve got in at the minute, but some of my favourite fabrics have come from there.

    And pattern-wise, Thread Theory (https://threadtheory.ca/) are well worth a look: the best I’ve found for menswear patterns.

  2. Great Post Zak! I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks.

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