New ‘CraftStylish’ Magazine Offers Diverse and Stylish Projects

Lazies, Tracey Lenahan at Taunton Press sent me a copy of ‘CraftStylish’, their newest magazine for us sewy, crafty, stylish types.

‘CraftStylish’ is beautiful, offers a diverse range of projects from sewing to crafting in general, and has a nice feel and flavor.

This is the cover of the Spring 2008 ‘Quick Stuff to Sew’ issue. Click on the cover to enlarge.

CraftStylish is beautifully done, as is everything Taunton publishes I’ve been a die hard fan of their ‘Threads’ magazine for as long as I can remember.

The photography is excellent, making the instructions easy to follow. Here is a photo of the ‘Trendsetter’ bag project from the movie The Devil Wears Prada.

This issue happens to be chock full of bag and purse projects and they are as cute and stylish as can be.

‘CraftStylish’ magazine is currently available at newsstands and bookstores, as well as other retail outlets. Taunton is currently offering six issue this year, but CraftStylish is not yet available for subscription.

Tracey also sent a copy of Sew Stylish Gifts To Make, which will now be published under the CraftStylish brand. More fun projects to dive into.

Next time your are out at the book store, wander over to the magazine display and get a copy of CraftStylish. Their next issue is ‘Accessories’ expected June 10th.

In the meantime, surf over to their website at and spend some time looking around. They offer tons of wonderful projects and information. Also, be sure to sign up for their email newsletter.

Win These Magazines
Make a comment on today’s post and I’ll choose a lucky Lazy Girl to win these two magazines (Gifts To Make and Quick Stuff To Sew). You have until the end of the day Wednesday, April 23, 2008 to make a comment and enter. I’ll draw a name the next day.

Thanks to Tracey and Taunton.


Images posted with permission from The Taunton Press.

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150 Responses to “New ‘CraftStylish’ Magazine Offers Diverse and Stylish Projects”

  1. Becky Grosser — April 22, 2008 @ 10:22 pm

    Always looking for another magazine to inspire me. At 65 I have seen many but am always impressed with ideas like on lazygirl. Easy and fashionable.HOpe I win!!

  2. Sheri in Iowa — April 22, 2008 @ 10:38 pm

    Thanks for the info, will check it out next trip to Barnes & Noble.

  3. Barb — April 22, 2008 @ 10:43 pm

    Off to my local fabric store tomorrow to pick up my copies. I love all my sewing and quilting magazines. Thanks for the heads up, Joan.

  4. Patricia — April 22, 2008 @ 10:44 pm

    Oh my goodness, Joan!!… You’ve done it again!….
    This Lazy Girl keeps getting all these *great* ideas, inspirations, and discoveries from you!!

    Joan, *Thank you!*… I SO LOVE your patterns, ideas, products… As it is, they do a good job of keeping me busy, off the streets and out of trouble! (… well, except for that *stash* that keeps growing faster than I’ve been able to work it down! There IS some trouble building there!)
    … and now you’ve introduced me to yet another delight!
    I had never seen this magazine before, and can’t wait to get my hands on it! Just had a great time checking out the website, , and signed up for their newsletter… **Thank you!!**

  5. Karie — April 22, 2008 @ 11:15 pm

    Oh how cool, I cant wait to go to the book store and get a copy of that new magazine!!

  6. Janet Chan (Malaysia) — April 23, 2008 @ 12:35 am

    I would love those mags. Have never seen them over here.
    Thanks in advance.

  7. PhyLLis — April 23, 2008 @ 1:03 am

    Thanks for giving us the heads-up on these two publications – looks like I’m going to have to go on a hunting expedition and round them up!

  8. Dionysia — April 23, 2008 @ 4:49 am

    wow…….small unique, quick projects all in one magazine…Would love to have a peep……..

  9. Paula — April 23, 2008 @ 6:47 am

    A girl can not have enough projects! Love the inviting variety!!! Thanks for keeping us all “in the know”!

  10. Lindsay — April 23, 2008 @ 7:19 am

    Hello Joan,
    We are short on the ground with regards to craft/sewing magazines in English, so to win the draw would be wonderful. I am crossing fingers, toes and might even move onto the dog to help. Thank you for your generosity.
    Lindsay in Switzerland

  11. Barbara C — April 23, 2008 @ 7:22 am

    Hi Joan,
    Thanks for the heads up on these new magazines. I love how you keep up with trends and new publications/patterns in the industry. Thanks – I am heading to Barnes & Noble today!

  12. Anita McTighe — April 23, 2008 @ 8:00 am

    Thanks for letting us know about this new magazine. It sounds exciting. I’m going out today. Will try to pick one up.


  13. Sharon Johnston — April 23, 2008 @ 8:47 am

    If this magazine is anything like Threads then I know its a winner!
    Thanks for the skinny on this magazine.

  14. Suzi — April 23, 2008 @ 9:07 am

    They both sound good – I’ll have to send my father-in-law-to-be looking next time he’s working in the States..

    A bit more challenging than freezer paper! 🙂

  15. Janice — April 23, 2008 @ 9:16 am

    Thanks so much for mentioning this new magazine! I will be looking for it. I love your daily blog with great tips and information!

  16. Bonnie Nyquist — April 23, 2008 @ 9:28 am

    Joan, if you say to is good, it has to be! I wwill begin looking for it,Ilove good projects! Beautiful cover, they have a great reputation.

  17. Penny — April 23, 2008 @ 9:54 am

    Hey Joan I love these magazines, I have not picked up the 2nd one but was in Joannes looking (yea right) and picked up the 1st one because of the flip flops. A girl can not live with out flip flops! Thanks for sharing and I think I will run to Barnes & Noble this afternoon, any excuse to get a latte!

    Penny D in Chesapeake

  18. Pauline Mackinney — April 23, 2008 @ 10:12 am

    Oh wow! These look great. I expect we will not get them here in the UK. Our newsagents are not hot on craft magazines.

  19. Megin — April 23, 2008 @ 10:20 am

    I am so excited about these magazines and the website! They have beautiful fresh and stylish ideas and inspiration! Thanks for sharing the information!


  20. RuthAnn Gianneschi — April 23, 2008 @ 10:28 am

    Cool Beans!! Thanks Joan for letting us Lazies know about Taunton’s newest magazine ~ I’m looking forward to it!

  21. Jeanne P — April 23, 2008 @ 10:36 am

    Thanks so much for sharing the info on these magazines. I love to read your posts and know that you are hunting down all the latest and greatest for us “lazies”. Keep up the good work!

  22. Rita Adams — April 23, 2008 @ 10:45 am

    I love quilting, embroidery and of course making the lazy girl design purses. I have purchased the items needed to make the quilt that Joan
    had in Quick Quilts May 2008 edition. Love all the different ideals that
    I see in all the different magazines. Need to get these.

  23. Linda Kennedy — April 23, 2008 @ 11:50 am

    Thank you Joan for sharing the info on these magazines! This sounds exactly what I’ve been looking for. I love making things for my friends and family and I love what you have shared. I cannot wait to get these!Linda

  24. Julie Ann Smith — April 23, 2008 @ 11:55 am

    I’m fairly new to LAZY GIRLS, but surely have enjoyed watching you Joan on the webisodes and I’ve just purchased one of your patterns, the CLOE! I’m a bead designer and am looking forward to incorporating my bead work into your designs! Thanks for being so SHARP and precise in your designing! I admire that!

  25. Billie — April 23, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

    Oh, oh, oh, pick me, pick me! They don’t get any lazier than me. And I love magazines, I have to have them all. These look really interesting, and if I don’t win, looks like I’ll need to make a stop at the store and pick them up.

  26. Julie Drennan — April 23, 2008 @ 1:39 pm

    I wasn’t going to leave a comment, just look over the magazine and others’ comments, but when I saw the purse on the cover with the colorful polka dots, I had to write. I used that exact material to make a Towne purse, a Wonder Wallet, and an eyeglass case (one of Joan’s extra goodie at the end of a pattern) for a friend of my daughter. I had so much fun quilting on it! Joan’s patterns were a great match for the boldness of the material. I got a lot of compliments on that project. Thanks again, Joan!

  27. Pat Hart — April 23, 2008 @ 2:16 pm

    Check out the shoes! When do we get a Lazy pattern for those!

  28. Karen B — April 23, 2008 @ 2:24 pm

    They look like FABULOUS magazines…but alas, I live in the boonies so I know I won’t find the mags near me…hope I win! Thanks for the chance.

  29. Karen randolph — April 23, 2008 @ 2:26 pm

    The magazines look great, I love anything simple and Lazy!!

  30. Sonny Brandt — April 23, 2008 @ 2:45 pm

    Yes, a shoe pattern, love the idea.

  31. Beth Kalbach — April 23, 2008 @ 3:16 pm

    Looks like some great projects to start making for holiday gift giving!…. especially those slippers!

  32. Beverly — April 23, 2008 @ 4:53 pm

    I do have the magazine “Sewstylish Gifts to Make” and I love it. Its great how you give complete instructions. Keep em’ coming.

    I also subscribe to Threads, and have enjoyed it for many years. As you can see I like to sew everything from clothes to crafts to slippers.

  33. T Pino — April 23, 2008 @ 5:14 pm

    I hope my locale bookstore will carry them. Looks like lots of fun!

  34. Sue Bewick — April 23, 2008 @ 5:18 pm

    I love SewStylish and I’m sure that CraftStylish is a great magazine too. The cover is tempting. The instructions look detailed for simple projects. I would love to win these magazines.

  35. Marion — April 23, 2008 @ 5:30 pm

    Bags and totes are my favorite things to make and give as gifts. Thanks for all your generous advice and information, Joan. The magazines would be a wonderful gift for me!

  36. Linda Tanner — April 23, 2008 @ 5:51 pm

    Wow!! I keep seeing more and more I want to make – I am glad I am finally retired and have the time to sew and sew the lazy way. Now if I just had a never ending supply of $$.

  37. Lori — April 23, 2008 @ 7:52 pm

    Thank you so much for the tip. I really enjoyed the Sew Stylish Gifts to Make issue; this looks equally fun. Easy and quick work well for me since I have a very stressful full time career.

  38. Kelly — April 23, 2008 @ 8:09 pm

    I am dying to get my hands on this magazine!! I am always looking for new purse designs! They are my passion!

  39. Shanna Storm — April 23, 2008 @ 8:27 pm

    Wow these look great. Cannot wait to pick them up and learn a thing or two since I am new to sewing.

  40. Sharon Highfield — April 23, 2008 @ 8:32 pm

    From the cover it looks like a great magazine. Sew much to choose from.
    Thank you for your email updates. Piece!

  41. Sandy F. — April 23, 2008 @ 8:55 pm

    What a great looking magazine. I can’t wait to pick up a copy for myself! Thanks for the information.

  42. Laura Esker — April 23, 2008 @ 9:01 pm

    I work at JoAnn Fabrics and spent my break today reading this magazine! It is a very nice mag, even my 17yr DD thought the pics on cover looked great!!

  43. Ingrid — April 23, 2008 @ 9:38 pm

    Love those yummy silk slippers. Could I really make them?

  44. Romonia — April 23, 2008 @ 11:23 pm

    I have the one with the slippers. I haven’t made them yet but they look so fun. I mostly drool over all the pictures and dream of making the projects.

  45. Kim — April 23, 2008 @ 11:48 pm

    These magazines have such cute looking projects. And those fabric thongs look so comfy.

  46. Marie — April 24, 2008 @ 6:16 am

    Love the new magazines. I will be looking for them at the next store I go into.
    Have just finished the Miranda bag and love it.
    Every pattern that I have tried so far has been fabulous.
    The wonderwallet was amazing.
    I saw someone using it at a show in Toronto.
    Like a fool didn’t ask about it or if it was a pattern.
    Have always been on the look out for the pattern finally found it and have been happily making them.
    Thanks for the great patterns.

  47. Donna Kowalski — April 24, 2008 @ 10:09 am

    Joan, Thanks for letting us know about this new mag. I have an addiction to craft and quilting mags. Have to go to book store to find these new ones! Donna in CT

  48. Claudia Crump — April 25, 2008 @ 10:57 am

    My goodness! Too many choices! Too little time! Thanks Claudia

  49. Kristi — April 5, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

    Wow! I love the website and didn’t even realize there *was* a magazine. The Taunton publications are always super, too. We built our house from Fine Homebuilding tips . Looking forward to the day we can subscribe to CraftStylish!


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