One Thimble Issue 6

Every 3 months PDF fans get the opportunity to purchase the wonderful treat of a magazine that is One Thimble.   It is our pleasure to be able to review each issue, and it is one of the review opportunities most sought after by our review team members because everyone wants to be the lucky one to get a sneak peek of the upcoming issue. The current issue, released yesterday contains 10 pdf patterns and 26 articles, an incredible value at $25, but even better for American buyers. Due to the currency conversion, US buyers can take home this beauty for under $20- less than $2 per pattern!  Buy it HERE after reading the review,  enter to win a copy on our Facebook page,  and be sure to check out the rest of the stops on our blog tour throughout the week (see end of post).

Hey all! Carrie here from Beri Bee Designs to share a little insight on the newest  issue of One Thimble.  For anyone not familiar with One Thimble, it’s an all things sewing related e-zine. While this is intended to be read on an e-reader or tablet, you could also print it off  if that better suits you, but beware before you print, it’s a whopping 157 pages,  followed by the pattern pieces (another 148 pages).  

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This issue features 10 full patterns, plus a few extra tutorials.  The patterns offered include things for boys, girls, adults, accessories, really a little of everything!  That alone makes the $25 price tag well worth it, since where else can you buy patterns for less than $3 each? 

So, you might be asking, what else do you get besides patterns (as if that isn’t enough).  Well this issue highlights several aspects of your handmade business including a fabulous photography tutorial, tips on how to write catchy descriptions and the importance of branding (just to name a few).  

There are a range of articles broken into four groups:
*For Sewing Pleasure  (5 articles)
*Sewing Techniques + Tutes ( 10 articles)
*For Handmade Business ( 9 articles)
*Interviews (2 interviews)

As you can see, One Thimble packs a lot into the e-zine.  The articles were informative and educational. I know that I learned some new things and it's always great to discover a tip or trick

I had a chance to sew up the One Cardigan from Serger Pepper and let me just say, it was pretty awesome!  This knit, lined, hooded cardigan will be just perfect for our Midwest spring. 

Just look at the fun side tie and lapel button.  Those are just a few aspects of this pattern, not to mention the variations on hood style, sleeve length and even the cute petal style skirt.

There are also sewing tutorials such as finishing a knit hem, or how to change out different style closures for a hidden zipper.  These instructional sections were very well written and extremely helpful. Another little perk that I noticed as I “flipped” through, was that several of the advertisements also included coupons.  Did you love the patterns featured, or maybe even some of the fabric you saw?  Lots of those retailers and designers are offering a discount for One Thimble readers.  

All the patterns in the e-zine come with a Cottage License which works well for those who have a handmade business. There is a glossary, color photos of the many contributors, and a table of contents so you can easily navigate to your selected topic/pattern.  The e-zine is compatible with mobile devices so you can read it wherever you go.  I think many many people are going to enjoy this.  I definitely plan on checking out future editions. If you haven’t tried this magazine yet, this is a great issue to try; I seriously doubt you will be disappointed. Now off to try another one of those patterns… I think my little man needs a Gatsby Hat.

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