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.

[tags]taunton press, threads magazines, sewing magazines, quick crafts[/tags]

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

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  1. Adrienne — April 22, 2008 @ 10:02 am

    I always love an inspiring magazine. My friend gets Sew Stylish and it’s a great magazine – so I’m sure Craft Stylish is just as wonderful!!

  2. Karin in Ohio — April 22, 2008 @ 10:09 am

    Oh no! I can see myself getting addicted to making matching shoes, bracelets, and other accessories to match my LGD purses!

    Thanks for sharing these with us Joan! 🙂

  3. Heather Quereau — April 22, 2008 @ 10:14 am

    I was browsing through the Quickstuff to Sew mag at Barnes and Noble. It has some very awesome purse/tote patterns. I’ve never seen the Craft Stylish magazine but it looks like a lot of fun! How many magazine subscriptions are too much?? 🙂

  4. Kathy — April 22, 2008 @ 10:15 am

    I too love Tauton magazines and look forward to this one! Thanks for sharing these.

  5. KAREN — April 22, 2008 @ 10:17 am

    These magazines look so exciting…and I love simple.

  6. Barb — April 22, 2008 @ 10:17 am

    Looks like 2 new magazines to look for at the stand. Thanks Joan.

  7. MichelleJ — April 22, 2008 @ 10:23 am

    Too fun! Taunton always has winners, don’t they?

  8. Jane — April 22, 2008 @ 10:24 am

    I shall be looking for this magazine on the newstand. I love Threads and I can assume that this one will be just as informative and pleasing.

  9. Jeannie — April 22, 2008 @ 10:26 am

    I have bought one of these mags and they are really fun!!!

  10. Carol Sievers — April 22, 2008 @ 10:34 am

    I love quilting,embroidery and craft magazines. I’m sure
    these two must be wonderful.

  11. Glenda in Florida — April 22, 2008 @ 10:35 am

    Those both look like great magazines. I’m a quilter at heart, but find myself drawn to smaller items that can be completed quickly right now.

  12. Kindra Hossack — April 22, 2008 @ 10:35 am

    Looks likes great magazines. I’ll have to try to locate them . When they become available for subscription I’ll sunscribe!
    Thanks for sharing this information

  13. Michele — April 22, 2008 @ 10:37 am

    I’ll have to look for that magazine up here… of course, I’ll wait and see if I’m the lucky winner first .. hehe. Their web site is very nice… I’ll add them to my list of Publications on my site.

    Thanks for the info Joan.


  14. darlene — April 22, 2008 @ 10:39 am

    great pictures in the mags … can’t hardly to see them in person … thanks for the heads-up, joan ….

  15. Susan — April 22, 2008 @ 10:39 am

    The magazines look great….I’ll be looking for them!

  16. Barbara St.Martin — April 22, 2008 @ 10:43 am

    I just love making purses and gifts for friends. . .Craft Stylish looks like it will be a great source of inspiration. Surfing over there now!

  17. Diane — April 22, 2008 @ 10:44 am

    They both look like great magazines and I will look for both of them on the newstand. I am always looking for great easy projects and right now I am looking for the perfect purse/handbag to carry everything I need, but be light enough to carry all these things.


  18. Charlene Enzone — April 22, 2008 @ 10:44 am

    I have never seen this magazine before, but I just love the looks of it! Where can I get one? Also, the Gifts to Make – I just love giving handmade gifts. I think it’s so much more personal – like giving a piece of your heart to family and friends!

  19. Bev Stiers — April 22, 2008 @ 10:47 am

    Where can we subscribe to this magazine? Sounds fantastic. Bev

  20. Cathy Howe — April 22, 2008 @ 10:48 am

    Will definitely have to snatch copies of these!

  21. Diane Boggs — April 22, 2008 @ 10:49 am

    I just found this website a few weeks ago and I am so thankful. I love the details, the tips are fantastic. I love learning the tricks to making the purses and making them look professional. My grandma used to make purses for me when I was a child and I plan on making some for my grandkids as well. Thanks again the website is so helpful. I visit it almost everyday. Diane

  22. Linda B — April 22, 2008 @ 10:52 am

    Those look like good project magazines. I’ll have to find them. Thanks for the info!

  23. Pam Kirk — April 22, 2008 @ 10:56 am

    The Craft Stylish Magazine looks like an excellent magazine. The cover page is so bright and cheerful it is inviting everyone to join in the fun of sewing. Looking forward to creating some stylish crafts!

  24. Denise — April 22, 2008 @ 10:57 am

    Wow! I love the look of this magazine. I’m going to explore the book store today and I hope I find this gem.

  25. cinda — April 22, 2008 @ 10:58 am

    look yummy!! love quick gifts & purses!!

  26. Kathy smith — April 22, 2008 @ 11:04 am

    I love threads and the Sew Stylish, gifts to make, I had not heard of but looks very interesting I love mags that is where I get alot of inspiration, and ideas, thank you for bringing these to our attention
    have a good day
    Kathy S

  27. Freda Price — April 22, 2008 @ 11:06 am

    The magazines look fantastic, I see more addicting projects
    on the horizon!

  28. Cindy — April 22, 2008 @ 11:06 am

    I love small projects that are easy. I can’t wait to peruse these publications. After all, its just more ways to use my ever-increasing stash.
    Thanks for sharing Joan.

  29. Brenda Fogerty — April 22, 2008 @ 11:06 am

    This is exciting! I’ve been looking for just this type of magazine to subscribe to. Thank you for keeping us updated.

    Brenda in Kentucky

  30. Debbie — April 22, 2008 @ 11:08 am

    They look like great magazines! will be on the look for them, but free is even better! 😉

  31. Jane (Oz) — April 22, 2008 @ 11:13 am

    sobs, unlike my namesake above I doubt it will get to the Aussie book stands.
    I am not familiar with the publisher, but it looks great and I must get to see the film one day.
    Always nice to see good new craft magazines.

  32. Sheila — April 22, 2008 @ 11:13 am

    These magazines look great. After all, one can never have enough books and/or magazines. This is definitely worth a trip to the local bookstore to buy them.

  33. Marie Hellbergh — April 22, 2008 @ 11:14 am

    I love the magazine Threads and I have subscribed to it for at least 12 yaers now. I am looking forward to see whqat great projects they have in these magazines. I would love to buy them to my storeif possible.

  34. Denny — April 22, 2008 @ 11:17 am

    I love the ideas that Threads and the Taunton line of publications shares with us!

  35. Deann Rummery — April 22, 2008 @ 11:31 am

    I can’t wait to run out and get this New CraftStylish Magazine! I am Tote-ally getting into totes for my “going green” shopping. People in the store love to see something you have made yourself from your stash fabrics.

  36. Bobbie — April 22, 2008 @ 11:31 am

    I just love everything from Lazy Girl Designs. I guess the folks at Threads do also.

  37. Doodlebug Gail — April 22, 2008 @ 11:34 am

    Hi, I love Threads and would love to be included in your draw for the magazines.


  38. Dolores — April 22, 2008 @ 11:37 am

    Wow…these look like great magazines. Trendy projects,stash useruppers and fun. What more could we ask for? Gotta check them out …soon!

  39. Jamie Pickett — April 22, 2008 @ 11:37 am


    The slippers look very comfy. I can’t wait to get the magazine to make a pair or two.

  40. joyce — April 22, 2008 @ 11:40 am

    Oh, pick me, pick me! I love sewing magazines.

  41. Doris — April 22, 2008 @ 12:17 pm

    oooohhh! I sure hope my Barnes & Noble has these on the shelf! If not, you better pick me, Joan!

    Thanks for the info!

  42. Shirl — April 22, 2008 @ 12:18 pm

    I just love your purse patterns, enjoy sewing, especially purses and totes.
    thanks for the opportunity.

  43. Nancy — April 22, 2008 @ 12:26 pm

    Great new magazines. Would love to see them close up.

  44. Toni — April 22, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

    I just started sewing and crocheting for a Hospice group. These magazines will be a great new resource for slippers, scarves and pillows! Thanks for the recommendation, Joan!

  45. Mary Jo Jones — April 22, 2008 @ 12:31 pm

    I appreciate the heads up on this magazine…if I do not win it I will have to check it out on the stands. Thanks!
    Mary Jo

  46. Becky — April 22, 2008 @ 12:35 pm

    Hi! Those look like great magazines! I hope you pick my name!

  47. Kim, Cheyenne — April 22, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

    Thanks Joan – because of your connections, we here on the “no coast” get to hear about the great stuff! Without you I would be in the DARK!

  48. Bonnie — April 22, 2008 @ 12:44 pm

    Addicted to Crazy Girl and it looks like these magazines will contribute to my addiction.

  49. Julie — April 22, 2008 @ 12:50 pm

    These look fantastic! I am so tired of the stores’ selections. I like small projects that complete quickly.

  50. Gail Alguire — April 22, 2008 @ 1:08 pm

    I too have loved “Threads” from the first time I saw it. I try to get any sewing related thing that Taunton publishes. It is fun to see a magazine with such a variety of sewing projects and craft projects as well.