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”

  1. Jo Anne — April 22, 2008 @ 1:09 pm

    Joan, thanks for all you share with us. The new magazine looks interesting. I’m always looking for quick gift ideas.

  2. Letty — April 22, 2008 @ 1:11 pm

    Great magazines!! And great contest too!!

  3. Sequana — April 22, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

    I’m always up for a free zine or two…..*S*

  4. Linda Focht — April 22, 2008 @ 1:28 pm

    I just checked out the website. It really looks like a great magazine. Anything to do with sewing I love. Thanks for sharing the site and the magazine. It looks super.

  5. Andrea — April 22, 2008 @ 1:29 pm


  6. Jamie — April 22, 2008 @ 1:32 pm

    I just stumbled upon thier website last night – the projects look super awesome!

  7. Arlette — April 22, 2008 @ 1:33 pm

    Wow, that looks like a fantastic and inspirational magazine. Thanks for bringing to our attention.

  8. Andrea in Washington State — April 22, 2008 @ 1:52 pm

    Very COOL! I’m always on the look-out for new and innovative ideas, techniques and inspiration that I can do in a hurry and on the run. Thanks!

  9. Charlotte Dauer — April 22, 2008 @ 1:54 pm

    Thanks Joan, for yet again, another great place for us to get ideas.
    You really help keep us on our toes!

  10. willa lewis — April 22, 2008 @ 1:54 pm

    Dearest Queen of the Lazies, If you say it is good, that is good enough for me! I am on my way to find it. And by the way, I just made a little Run around bag for my daughter-in-law’s birthday and it is fabulous! Thanks again for your fun stuff! Willa Lewis

  11. Kathy DeStadio — April 22, 2008 @ 2:00 pm

    I just love these types of magazines. I love those quick and easy projects that look like you’ve spent hours on them. Back to sewing!

  12. Jeanne Robinson — April 22, 2008 @ 2:06 pm

    Love the purses shown in the new mag. Always love to have one different from one on anyone elses arm. Thanks Joan.

  13. Ellen B — April 22, 2008 @ 2:07 pm

    Just had a quick look at Ctaft Stylish over at Target….looks like some great projects!

  14. glenda — April 22, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

    Oh no, my husband is going to kill me for subscribing to another magazine and the postman won’t like me either.

  15. Sue — April 22, 2008 @ 2:19 pm

    Thanks for a look at a couple of new magazines that I have never seen, will look out for them on the newsstand. Also, love your Lazy Girl patterns, just finished two Newport Totes, gave one to my daughter-in-law to use as a tote or backpack.

  16. Michele C. — April 22, 2008 @ 2:27 pm

    I have a copy of “CraftStylish”. It is GREAT! So full of quick and easy ideas.
    And I don’t know a crafter who isn’t addicted to magazines!
    Thanks for the info!

  17. Cindy — April 22, 2008 @ 2:31 pm

    If this magazine is anything like other Taunton publications, it will have a lot of good information in it. I hope that our exchange receives this magazine, but I have not seen it yet, and it could take months. We get “Threads”, but they no longer carry “Sew Beautiful”. They do carry a number of quilt magazines, along with a sewing magazine titled ‘Sew Simple’. The most recent issue has LGD mentioned a couple of times in it, with pictures of Miranda. Joan is becoming such a celebrity.

  18. Cat — April 22, 2008 @ 2:48 pm

    i would just LOVE to win these mags! i read another write up on the Craftsylish issue and it looks so good! THANKS for the chance to win one 🙂

  19. Anna — April 22, 2008 @ 2:52 pm

    Wow the book looks very interesting. I hope I win but if I don’t I will go and get it any. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Carrie — April 22, 2008 @ 3:00 pm

    I have had back pain so bad for months that I have not been able to drive to get to the store to see either one, but would love the new spring one. They both look great!

  21. Cheryl — April 22, 2008 @ 3:09 pm

    I love the dot fabric of the bag on the cover. Soooo well “dot-ish!

  22. Paula S — April 22, 2008 @ 3:10 pm

    WOW!!! never heard of this publication, I’m excited to check it out.. I love to do purses etc and I am always looking for something different and unique to keep the creative juices flowing.

  23. Lisle H — April 22, 2008 @ 3:21 pm

    Joan, they look great! Taunton really does know how to make a spread look good. And what cute slippers!

  24. Cindy Hornberger — April 22, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

    I just love crafty ideas. I will have to look for these magazines. You just find such interesting things, Joan and your always willing to share with us lazies!

  25. Georgia — April 22, 2008 @ 3:28 pm

    These magazines sound great. I like smaller, quick projects, and I am always looking for ideas.

  26. Sylvia Johns — April 22, 2008 @ 3:35 pm

    ….I’m off to Barnes & Noble to look for those new magazines! They look so fun and just what I need to get re-inspired! Thanks for sharing!


  27. Anne — April 22, 2008 @ 3:46 pm

    Ohhh! That “Trendsetter” bag sure looks like fun to use. Craftstylish certainly looks like an interesting mag. Barnes & Nobel, here I come!
    Both magazines look great!

  28. Pam — April 22, 2008 @ 3:52 pm

    Hi Joan,
    Wow and wow, both of those books appear to have some interesting articles. I especially enjoy the magazines with multiple projects. Thank you for sharing the magazines with us! I have a collection of “Threads” from past years so I know the quality is top-notched!

  29. Nikki in Bosnia — April 22, 2008 @ 4:15 pm

    I would LOVE to win. I am trapped over here in Bosnia, no quilt shops and ugly material. Books are in Bosnian and there is no quilting magazines….HELP!

    Nikki in Bosnia

  30. Julie — April 22, 2008 @ 4:41 pm

    Those flops look just right for the weather down here on the Gulf Coast and I love the color too!

  31. Mary Ann Dove — April 22, 2008 @ 4:50 pm

    Look forward to hearing something new from you every Monday so was glad to hear news today. And what great projects to add to our collections, just to prove we are not Lazy. If I don’t win, guess I will have to head to the store. Thanks Joan, for keeping life just a little more interesting, and giving us more reasons for growing older.

    Mary Ann

  32. Dianne Cahill — April 22, 2008 @ 5:01 pm

    Wow! Looks like my kind of mag. Love making crafty gifts for my family and friends, so will be linking up with Craft Stylish for sure.

  33. Rebecca — April 22, 2008 @ 5:02 pm

    Can’t wait to find the magazine! If you like it, I will like it! Thanks!

  34. Vanessa B — April 22, 2008 @ 5:14 pm

    Wow, these look right up my alley 🙂 Thanx for the review and recommendation!

  35. Mary Ellen Honan — April 22, 2008 @ 5:19 pm

    We do appreciate being informed about what is out there in creative land. I, for one, would not know about these two resources, for example. Many times I refer back to your blog to check other sites you have discussed and/or recommened.

  36. Ola — April 22, 2008 @ 5:28 pm

    These look like great magazines! I’d love to win.

  37. Michelle Biggerstaff — April 22, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

    I have just started with this sewing endevor, so this is still very new to me. My daughter started this with a school project where “she” was suppose to make something to sell. Start with a business plan, design it, and had to make the final product. It was fun, and we’re full of ideas, but we’re still learning. Every bit of information that I can get is great. Anything and eveything would help, and I would love to win this if nothing else for research.

    Thanks so much for your consideration, and your web site. I’m lovin’ it.

  38. Debbie Harmon — April 22, 2008 @ 5:53 pm

    I love to make bags and totes. Any new magazine with patterns for bags is a magazine for me!

  39. Shawn — April 22, 2008 @ 6:01 pm

    I feel like there is a hole somewhere in heaven that keeps dropping all these fabulous opportunities for lazy but creative folks like us to go and on with never ending fun projects. Thanks for bringing these magazines to my attention… now to go locate a copies. I just love the ‘Trendsetter’… looks like a fun and neat pocket book to add to my many others. Today I was listening to an author’s book talk show where they were discussing shoes and chocolate… what about us folks that never seem to have enough sewing/craft/embroidery books/magazines!! Many thanks for sharing.

  40. Lissa — April 22, 2008 @ 6:15 pm

    I have never seen those magazines in Australia and I am intrigued by the slippers! what a fun gift to make someone!


  41. Sarah — April 22, 2008 @ 6:22 pm

    The new magazines look fantastic. I wonder if they will be available anywhere here in Australia.

  42. Maria Beaumont — April 22, 2008 @ 6:49 pm

    Just found this site ,WOW this Mag. looks like a MUST have …Iam sure there is a spare spot on my sewing table in between the lap top and surrounded by my fab mags. back to sewing


  43. ColleenNY — April 22, 2008 @ 7:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing this with us Joan. Looks like a great magazine. I am going to make a point to look for it next time I am a the bookstore.

  44. Bridget — April 22, 2008 @ 8:02 pm

    I am a magazine junkie and hadn’t seen this one! Thanks for the heads-up!

  45. Sharleen — April 22, 2008 @ 8:02 pm

    Thanks for the info. Will look for this and check it out. Projects must be easy for me as I am really a lazy.

  46. Kathleen — April 22, 2008 @ 8:29 pm

    These two magazines look great, I am always looking for new ideas.

  47. Teresa — April 22, 2008 @ 8:35 pm

    Joan you are so right about these magazines. I just got a copy of Craft Stylish today. I was absorbed in every pages. Quite a few projects I would enjoy doing.

  48. Ingrid — April 22, 2008 @ 8:50 pm

    I love books and magazines that feature fun little projects!! Looks like some great gift ideas, too.

  49. Cindy — April 22, 2008 @ 10:05 pm

    Cool magazines! I would love to take a look if I am able to find them here. Just love doing crafts especially sewing… 🙂

  50. Dee Dee Fuleky — April 22, 2008 @ 10:16 pm

    These magazines look like fun. Would love to win them!