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STYLO: A New Stylish Kids Sewing Magazine

Are you ready to get super excited and inspired about handmade children’s fashion? What DIYer isn’t, right? Luckily Jessica Abbott, of the Sewing Rabbit, and Celina Bailey, of Petit Ý  Petit & Family, have created STYLO, a new stylish magazine full of interviews with designers, tutorials, and photography that will make you want to pick up a needle and thread to create your own kidswear and support those designers doing it professionally too.

The idea for STYLO came to Celina as she was busy cooking supper one night. “I realized there was no trendy magazine for the handmade/sewing-for-kids crowd, and I just knew I had to start one. I immediately ran to my computer and e-mailed Jess, telling her about this idea I had for a magazine. I knew I couldn’t do this by myself. I kept checking my inbox hoping she would answer fast and that she didn’t think I was completely crazy. A few minutes later we were exchanging e-mails and brainstorming. Needless to say my supper that night was burnt!”

Here’s a look at Issue One. Issue two, I hear, is going to be even more amazing: more trend reports and indie designers. Maybe — one day — a print version will even be on the horizon.

Check out this preview, then head on over to STYLO and sign up for the newsletter and check out more handcrafted goodness.

  • STYLO: Issue One 1 of 10
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    Issue One of STYLO came out in January of this year, and we can look forward to the next issue in May. Until then, let's check out some of the awesome styling, tutorials, and photography you can come to expect in the future. 

    Image courtesy of STYLO magazine.

  • Great New Patterns 2 of 10
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    You'll learn about amazing new patterns and fabrics from makers such as Very Shannon. Love this polka dot maxi skirt. Super cute!

    Image courtesy of STYLO magazine.

  • Pattern: Cardigan 3 of 10
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    The fashion spans from tiny tots to big kids and covers international makers. This cardigan pattern by Blank Slate Patterns is a must sew.

    Image courtesy of STYLO magazine.

  • Pattern: Tuilleries Dress 4 of 10
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    The magazine features sophisticated looks, like this Tuilleries dress by Sewing in No Man's Land, and playful projects and patterns too, so you'll have no trouble finding sewing inspiration to match your kiddo's unique personality.

    Image courtesy of STYLO magazine.

  • Oliver + S Furry Hat 5 of 10
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    Here's the Oliver + S winter hood sewn up in fur. I can't wait to make five of these — one for each kiddo.

    Image courtesy of STYLO magazine.

  • Fabric Matching 6 of 10
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    The fabric matching ideas are so inspirational that just look at the magazine will convince you to to make everything in it. Love the gold flare added to these otherwise basic patterns. 

    Image courtesy of STYLO magazine.

  • Awesome Products 7 of 10
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    Any sewer is going to appreciate having all the latest and greatest sewing patterns curated and presented in imaginative ways. The only downside is that you're going to have to sew around the clock to make them all! Luckily the magazine features some lovingly handcrafted accessories — made by other people! — to go with your handmade clothes.

    Image courtesy of STYLO magazine.

  • Bow-Tie Tutorial 8 of 10
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    Let's not forget about the amazing tutorials — like this super fun bow-tie tutorial. Easy-to-follow photographs and illustrations take you through the process.

    Image courtesy of STYLO magazine.

  • DIY Lego Suspenders 9 of 10
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    What kiddo wouldn't want to be decked out in DIY Lego suspenders. So cool!

    Image courtesy of STYLO magazine.

  • 4-Season Romper 10 of 10
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    I love it when I can get maximum mileage out of a handmade garment. Here's how to get seven looks (yes, seven!) out of one romper pattern. Genius.

    Image courtesy of STYLO magazine.

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