CUT Magazine‘s tagline, “Leute machen Kleider,” means “People are making clothes,” and that’s what it’s all about. This independent German magazine is made for the young and wild DIY generation — especially for beginners in sewing. Every issue includes three patterns with illustrated, step by step instructions. CUT Magazine also highlights DIY ideas for interior design and, with each issue, one special theme. Past topics have included knitting, fabric dyeing, and DIY bike tuning. Every issue includes interviews with up-and-coming fashion and jewelry designers, gives wonderful suggestions for city trips, and presents creative fashion shoots, so even non-makers can join in the fun. Please welcome the ladies behind CUT Magazine for this special Euro Week edition of our Guest Curator series!
We are four girls with a special love for handcraft, design and fashion: Lucie, Anja, Marta and Miriam. Lucie and Anja started the magazine once they realized just how many others were passionate makers too.
Lucie and Anja: We think one reason that DIY became so popular is that many people have computer jobs and are not working with their hands anymore. Creating something by hand is relaxing and enjoyable. It is rewarding to do something proper with your time and with your own hands. The same could be said for cooking and gardening. With CUT, we are not looking for DIY trends. We are just doing and presenting. We don’t have a big philosophy — it’s just us having fun. And that’s what DIY is for — FUN!
As a graphic designer and the art director of CUT, Lucie prefers DIY products such as illustrations, type art and paper work. For the second issue, she made a sewing machine out of paper in just two hours and created the whole cover by hand with paper. Anja studied fashion design and is responsible for the fashion and articles of CUT. She loves to sew and is especially interested in jewelry. Marta and Miriam are also graphic designers. The team couldn’t be happier about Miriam’s knitting skills and love her for her self-made hats. Marta’s favorites are photographs. She’s got a good eye for the perfect picture and color combinations.
Here are some of our Etsy picks…
The retro look again — we like the little hat of MissMors. Her whole shop is really worth seeing. $48.
ChristelJensen does the little dollhouse kitchen stuff. You could also make accessories out of her items. $25.
This year the oversize jackets continue to be popular over here. We love the colour and the material of leolucaescobar‘s cardigan. It looks really cozy. $41.
Parisian cards from Norway. darlingclementine‘s illustrations are pure and powerful. $35.
The flowers of PrinceDesignUK would perfectly complement a colorful wall. As a plus, convenient for those always on the run — these blossoms don’t need water. $28.
Nerd glasses are the trend of the year. Why just wear them? Put them everywhere! You can also choose your favorite color at illuminantpale‘s shop. $2.50.
latenightdrawing is actually an illustrator, but her second passion is crochet — so she brings it together in this cute combination. $17.
Funniest brooches for every situation. tinytasty‘s are real yummy. $40.
We love the fabric printing and really nice handmade prints you can find in MajaBackstrom‘s shop. Birds — our summer hint. $35.