Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing 58

Simply Sewing is a practical magazine for makers who sew, or would like to start sewing. Its contemporary look and feel, fresh attitude and ideas, beautiful photography and inspiring projects will have you behind the sewing machine from the get-go! Digital editions do not include paper gifts

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simply sewing fresh ideas with fabric

The British summer may currently be living up to its reputation, but that’s not going to dampen our sewing plans! We’re making sure we’ve got our me-made capsule wardrobe ready for when the sun makes an appearence, from our ultimate maxi dress to an easy-sew staple vest top. It’s not all selfish sewing around here, though – we’re discovering the inspiring ways we can use our skills to help others (read more on page 76) and stitching kid’s space-themed bedroom makes, not to mention the most adorable romper and dungarees. Here’s to a summer of making! Share your progress tagged #simplysewingmag WWW.SIMPLYSEWINGMAG.COM #SIMPLYSEWINGMAG…

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is it summer yet?

It's raining outside as I write this note (which isn't exactly a promising start to the summer), but I'm in high hopes that when you're reading this, the sun will be shining! Get holiday-ready with suitcase essentials such as the easy-sew beach cover-up on page 44, a halterneck sun dress made from floaty scarves (yes, scarves!) on page 38, and our gorgeous maxi wrap dress on page 32. Plus, there's a playful romper and dungarees pattern set on page 72 (notice someone familiar?) for the kids to wear. Share your holiday me-mades with us #simplysewingmag, I'd love to see what you've been making. Until next time...…

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RUMANA LASKER Junior doctor, Great British Sewing Bee series 4 quarter finalist and sewing blogger, Rumana is passionate about inclusivity in craft (see her #sewincolour campaign online). Read about how sewing has helped her confidence on page 42. EMMA WARREN Emma has always been a maker, leaving trails of threads, beads and sequins wherever she goes. After studying textile design at university, she found herself gravitating to embroidery. Find her bug motif shirt refashion on page 53. DUNCAN CARTER Duncan is a menswear home-sewer with an interest in quirky fashion, modern design and colour. He was a contestant on The Great British Sewing Bee series 5 and now writes for Minerva Crafts. See his favourite ever make on page 98. SARAH FIELKE Australia-based quilter Sarah is also a teacher, designer and author of a number of hugely successful…

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SUN SEEKER Cashmerette’s Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt pattern has plenty of design features to swoon over: the sophisticated swishy silhouette; the oh-so-flattering princess seams; the button-up fastening; the bra-friendly wide straps; the cute maxi skirt option. The best thing of all, though? It has pockets! In sizes 12 to 28 and three cup sizes, from THAT 70S LOOK Two cute styles have joined the Tilly and the Buttons pattern gang! Channelling 1970s cool, the wide-leg, high-waist Jessa trousers have a gentle flare and patch pockets, and can be made as shorts, too. Pair them with the Romy top in a rainbow stripe for a full-on 70s vibe. Go to A FINE ART W We love the look of hand-stitching, be it a hand-sewn hem or a stitched sampler, and with the Halo…

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the pattern edit

Production Editor Michelle picks must-have skirts for your me-made collection. WATTLE BY MEGAN NIELSEN With four views to choose from, Wattle is a super-versatile skirt pattern to keep in your stash and make again and again. I love the elegant movement of the bias-cut midi version – and the possibilities for playing with stripes and other directional prints. www. DEER AND DOE’S AGAVE An update on the 1960s-style A-line skirt, the Agave is a high-waisted wrap with unique asymmetrical panels. And that’s not the only unique thing about this skirt: version A is reversible, so it’s two skirts in one! Find the pattern at TILLY AND THE BUTTONS' NESS Everyone needs a denim skirt in their wardrobe, so you’re sure to get lots of wear out of Tilly’s Ness skirt. It has classic details…

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Be it recycling, eating less meat or embracing slow fashion, living more sustainably is all about making simple lifestyle changes and using our creativity to find ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. Our next sustainable swap? Wrapping paper for beautiful, reusable linen wraps from indie business, FOLDS. Its founder Sarah had a lightbulb moment on Christmas Day in 2017, “surrounded by wrapping paper carnage,” she explains. “I realised that there wasn’t really an ecofriendly alternative. There were a couple of businesses offering fabric gift wrap but they weren’t using environmentally friendly materials.” So, she set about creating a “truly sustainable alternative to wrapping paper. We only use OEKO-TEX standard certified linen from the EU and GOTS certified cotton from India. They’re natural fibres that are naturally biodegradable, with no harmful chemicals.”…