Sew Irregular Zine
Sew Irregular is a zine celebrating clothing cultures beyond fast fashion from London based creator/editor Ellie Novella. Using a unique combination of hand drawn illustrations and collage techniques, it is a feast for the eyes as well as the mind and offers a fresh alternative to other sewing publications.
Layouts have been put together by hand then scanned. The text is a combination of Q&A and longer form features. A4 24 page zine printed in monochrome on off-white paper.
Discover all about the fantastic Salvaged Project, the fascinating Latin London Mama, embroidery & mental health, the costume evolution of Janelle Monáe, genderqueer renaissance music videos, upcycled Drag couture and more...
The second issue features fabulous sewing blogger and Sewn magazine editor That Black Chic, exciting community upcycling enterprise Worn Reborn, Physicist fashionista Carole Kenrick, thoughts on curtain clothing with the amazing House of Bilimoria, digital embroidery masters 1831, visible mending hero Tom of Holland, and rad LGBTIQ+ clothing initiative G(end)er Swap!
This third issue talks to some amazing creatives including our cover star Jess Thom aka the legendary Touretteshero, textiles entrepreneur Dolapo of gorgeous African fabric merchant Urbanstax, talented designer Scu of genderless vegan slow fashion company Dead Name Assassin, and fabulous Atia of the popular craft and design blog The Bright Blooms.
You can also read about intersections between politics and underwear, peruse profiles of an international crowd of stylish librarians, and even choose outfits for your very own paper doll of sensational seamstress, EDS, POTS warrior and ‘broken pinup’ Bypoehler.