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!
Suit by Burton £155
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.
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.
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.
Got a sewing topic you’d like to find out more about or a trend you want us to explore? Get in touch!