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TAUKO No. 12—2024: Sports

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  • Edition: 12
  • Print Year: 2024
  • Printed In: Estonia
  • Publisher: TAUKOdesign Oy

Get ready to fire up your sewing machines, tighten your trainers and jump into issue no. 12 of TAUKO Magazine, which focuses on the dynamic theme of sport! Tapping into one of the most significant fashion trends of the last century, pattern designers from around the world have created activewear patterns to inspire you to create your own bespoke sportswear. With a wide range of patterns for supportive and comfortable tops suitable for all activities, cosy sweaters tailored for sewers of all skill levels, a trendy blush vest and even a versatile cape that doubles as a bag, you can create your own handmade athleisure wardrobe. This long-awaited issue answers the call of our dedicated sewing community and we are thrilled to bring you this very special release.

Each design is accompanied by paper patterns and step-by-step instructions, ensuring accessibility for all. Available in nine sizes ranging from a 31"/78cm bust to a 57.5"/146cm bust, our patterns empower makers of all shapes and sizes to bring their creative visions to life.

TAUKO Magazine is an award winning independent print publication for home sewists around the world. The vast horizon of crafts, culture and climate is featured in sewing patterns, interviews, columns, articles, tips and recommendations by international contributors.


TAUKO is a 128-page collectable that measures in at 275mm high x 215mm wide. There are four folded paper pattern sheets included with the magazine. It is printed in Estonia with a glue and stitch binding to secure durability and easy reading.


Marja Niemi, Lauren Merciris, Kaisa Rissanen, Stina Dahlin, Susanne Hirt, Abby Huston Olmstead, Mila Moisio, Sigrid and Solveig Holtvedt, Réka MacDonald

Articles, essays and columns:

Sewing for Movement
Words by Melissa Fehr
Photography by James O'Brien, Steve Fehr, and Melissa Fehr

Sporting Duality
Interview with Rich Mnisi Photography by Michael Oliver Love

Understanding the Essentials: Coverstitch Machines for Knit Fabrics

Clothing and Identity
Words by Helen Wilkinson
Photography by Sam Humphrey

Women’s Sportswear: A Feminist Race – And What Lies Ahead? 
Words by Lois Armas

Book Reviews
Words by Mila Moisio
Photography by Laura Oja

Craft Letters: From Hawaii with Love
Words and photography by Rumer Ajifu

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Sources: Text/Images via TAUKO Magazine

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