Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing 59

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

From a beautiful view to a homemade cake, there are some things in life that are even better when shared: including your sewing skills. Our feature on p52 is all about discovering the joys of teaching others – and you’ll have plenty of techniques to pass on with this issue’s skills-boosting patterns, The Amelia Dress (it has pockets!) and the staple Blair Bag. So, let’s get together, get creative with fabric – and have a blast doing it! Tag you and your friends’ finished projects with #simplysewingmag WWW.SIMPLYSEWINGMAG.COM #SIMPLYSEWINGMAG…

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pass it on

If there's one thing that's really stuck in my mind this month, it's Anna's feature (page 52) about sharing skills. Some may think that dressmaking is quite a lonely hobby, sat in front of the sewing machine (sometimes that's the best bit, right?) but actually there's so much more to it than that. Thanks to social media, craft workshops, visitor events and dedicated TV channels (see Sewing Quarter's latest recruit on p62) learning from others has never been easier. Please do keep tagging and sharing your makes using # simplysewingmag, we adore looking through your photos. Until next time... happy sewing!…

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STUART HILLARD Stuart is one of the UK’s leading quilt designers, teachers and decor experts, and star of the first series of BBC2’s The Great British Sewing Bee. His book Simple Shapes Stunning Quilts features 100 quilts to sew, including the hexie quilt project on page 77. DEBBIE SHORE Celebrated author, TV presenter and sewist, Debbie Shore is a household name in the sewing industry and after 30 years working as a TV presenter she’s joined forces with Sewing Quarter. Find out more about her sewing journey so far on page 62. AROUNNA KHOUNNORAJ Arounna is a Canadian creative based in Toronto, where she emigrated with her family from Laos. Her work explores a variety of printing and embroidery techniques. Read about her book, Punch Needle, on page 82, and make her floral pouch on…

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ROAD SHOW A VW Campervan named Dolly and a bundle of beautiful fabrics and haberdashery have hit the road this summer as Birdy & Blue takes its Etsy shop on tour. After a six-month renovation, the VW Campervan has been transformed into the mobile fabric shop of founder Sarah Willock’s dreams. Find out where they’ll be heading next at INFLUENCER STYLE Sewing influencer Tabitha Sewer's first ever pattern, the Lena Horne dress, is inspired by her trademark fun, feminine wardrobe. Vintage-style, girly and classic, its ruffle straps and swishy gathered skirt make it perfect for posing in – tag your pics with #lenahornedress. SEW WITH PATRICK Ever wish you could spend an afternoon sewing with GBSB judge Patrick Grant? A group of stitchers won the chance to do just that with Singer, customising…

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halfmoon atelier

A creative outlet; a learning experience; a mindfulness tool: sewing is about so much more than making beautiful things, and for designer Meghann of Halfmoon Atelier it offers a way to live more sustainably, too. She creates her patterns with ‘simple design, big impact’ in mind. “I believe very much in living a sustainable lifestyle, and I want that to be clear in my business,” she explains. “That means focusing on creating high-quality garments that work in all/most parts of your life, rather than just more garments.” Dressmaking is also a day-to-day necessity for Meghann, as well as a creative one. She moved to Saba in 2015, “a tiny island with less than 2000 inhabitants, so purchasing clothes in person isn’t an option. Making my own clothes is both fun, and…

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the pattern edit

Production Editor Michelle's essential jersey dress patterns. TILLY AND THE BUTTONS’ ROMY Tilly’s fun twist on the classic T-shirt dress, the Romy has an elegant slash neckline and the most adorable tie-back detail, and it can be made as an everyday top, too. A must for giving your weekend wardrobe an easy-sew upgrade. Find the pattern at CASHMERETTE’S APPLETON A classic wrap dress “designed to play up your curves,” the Appleton knit dress features an innovative neckband construction that helps to prevent gaping across the bust, so no need to fear a wardrobe malfunction. Hurrah! SIMPLY SEWING LEILA I’ve spotted lots of fab versions of issue 55’s Leila Dress popping up on social media – I think the secret to its popularity is the clever faux wrap on the skirt! It’s so easy to…