Vogue Patterns Magazine is Looking for Contributors

Write for us - Vogue Patterns Magazine is looking for contributors

Do you sew? Do you write? Do you want to share your projects, techniques, and ideas with an international audience and get paid for it? We want to hear from you!

Vogue Patterns Magazine publishes six issues a year for a readership of dedicated, enthusiastic fashion sewists. We include articles about fabrics, tools and notions, sewing techniques, fit, and more, plus detailed step-by-step projects and a generous dose of fashion inspiration. We’re looking for writers who are passionate about fashion sewing and can bring new perspectives and ideas to any of these areas.

Here are some of the topics we’re interested in covering:

  • methods for garment construction, seam finishes, closures, etc.
  • fitting solutions
  • notions, tools, and equipment
  • techniques, information, and maintenance for sewing machines, sergers, coverstitchers, etc.
  • fabrics and fibers
  • fashion embellishments
  • new sewing resources
  • project planning and organization
  • inspiring designers and sewists
  • sewing and fashion history
  • anything that makes your sewing more beautiful, more efficient, or more rewarding

In addition, each issue includes step-by-step projects that stand alone or put a new twist on a basic garment or accessory pattern. Some possibilities:

  • Adding trendy details to a basic design
  • Pattern hacks
  • Alternative construction techniques and finishes
  • Novel embellishments, decorations, and trims
  • Specialized techniques for making a garment in an unusual fabric
  • Artistic re-interpretations of a design
  • Stylish accessories to complement a handmade outfit.

We’re currently looking for pitches for our winter and early spring issues. To learn more, and see how to submit your work, please refer to the full guidelines HERE. We can’t wait to hear what you come up with!

Editor of Vogue Patterns magazine

12 comments
  1. Several years ago I wrote an article for Vogue on my original technique of needle felting- it appeared in the Dec/Jan issue ( note: I did not get paid for this however) I would be interested in doing another article on this or other techniques. My favorite is needle felting on silk.

    1. Hi Janet, if you’d like to be considered please send a pitch describing the specific project you have in mind to editor@voguepatterns.com. We’d be most likely to be interested in a new technique or a different application, as many of our readers are long-time subscribers and will have seen your previous article. Thanks!

  2. I am submitting an email to you on what I am calling “A Hand Made Wedding”, featuring silk ribbon embroidery.

  3. “short, well-written personal narratives and essays about sewing” Oh I love writing theses, maybe I’ll submit something.

  4. Oh what fun! I will be submitting some ideas for your consideration.

  5. Is there a deadline for pitches and submissions? Thanks! I would like to submit something this month regarding my entry into this vintage sewing competition and my pattern hacks and sewing tips that I use to make life easier while putting an updated spin on a true vintage pattern.

    Thanks,
    Oni

    1. No, this is an ongoing call for contributions. You can contact us any time you have something you think would be of interest.

      1. Thanks Gillian! You’ll be hearing from me soon.

  6. Men’s pleated pants patterns

  7. More patterns for men

  8. More

    men’s patterns

  9. During my working years, I was in the textile industry for many years. I learned the basics of construction of sweatshirts, sweatpants, T- shirts, and tank tops. Quality should be top of the list, no matter what. My health has forced me to change things up. Now I am learning to do Quilting. I love it. I am eager to share my episodes of life. God gets me thru this day, and gives me the ability to enjoy life. Anxious to hear back.

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