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5 March 2019

Bauer Media to Publish Crafting Companion to Best-Selling Weekly Title Take A Break

Bauer Media’s Take a Break, is to launch a companion magazine aimed at craft enthusiasts this week.

Take a Break Makes is a new magazine for the enthusiastic crafter created by the team behind the best-selling women’s weekly magazine and is the first of a number of specials planned in 2019.

Take a Break Makes offers easy-to-follow step-by-step guides on how to create show-stopping makes, including papercraft, jewellery, fashion, garden furniture and home décor. Aimed at all levels of expertise, each make is beautifully photographed to ensure readers can achieve outstanding results – whether they have an hour to spare, a weekend or just ten minutes.

The magazine will include secrets and tips from expert crafters and ideas to help readers make the most of their homes and the chance to win a sewing machine, a craft break for two, £300 to spend at Hobbycraft and £250 cash. Plus, Take a Break readers showcase their own makes from our hugely popular Brainwaves pages and share their inspirational true-life stories.

Commenting on the launch, Liz Watkinson, Managing Director of Bauer Media’s real-life portfolio said: “Take a Break Makes will tap into the huge popularity of crafting across all ages and levels of expertise. With ideas to stimulate the creative side of our large and engaged reader community, inspiring them to join in and share their experiences with each other, the magazine will be the focus for anyone who wants to embrace the enjoyment of crafting.“

Take a Break Makes hits newsstands on Thursday 7 March, priced at £1.99 and will remain on sale for eight weeks. It is available to purchase through all major retailers and online at  Further issues of Take a Break Makes will be published in 2019 if newsstand sales targets are achieved.


About Bauer Media:

The Bauer Media Group is one of the world’s most successful media companies. We embrace tradition while still keeping our finger on the pulse. Our people create magazines, digital formats, and radio on four continents. With more than 700 magazines, 400 digital products, and 100+ radio stations, we inform and entertain millions of people every day. Simultaneously, we are shaping tomorrow: with investments in online comparison platforms and other young business models, we are setting the course for a successful future as a global portfolio company.

For further information please contact:

Jess Blake

Communications Director, Bauer Media (Magazines)

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