Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing 63

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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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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simply sewing fresh ideas with fabric

We can’t promise snow this month, but we can guarantee some great ‘winter warmer’ projects to keep you busy indoors at your machines. From our colour-block hoodie cover star, to our elegant midi panel skirt – smart styles and casual classics are the order of the day. Feeling a little quirky? Winter’s the perfect time for accessories – and our asymmetric star tote and twisted fabric clutch bag are both true originals. Add a sprinkling of festive magic with some last-minute Christmas makes and you’re all set, whatever the weather. What are you waiting for? Take your off scarf and mittens and get sewing! WWW.SIMPLYSEWINGMAG.COM #SIMPLYSEWINGMAG…

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KIRSTY HARTLEY Kirsty Hartley is founder of Wild Things (www. a play-inspired and UK made children’s clothing brand which she sells worldwide. Sew her exclusive adult top pattern on page 40 and see what inspires her on page 44. CLAIRE-LOUISE HARDIE Claire-Louise, aka The Thrifty Stitcher, runs sewing classes in London, is a freelance costumier, and has worked as a Sewing Producer on The Great British Sewing Bee. Try her Hoodie Pattern on page 32 and find more at LUCY SINNOTT Trend Patterns’ founder Lucy Sinnott started making clothes aged 13. She set up her company after working in the fashion industry and noticing there was a gap in the market for high-end inspired dressmaking patterns. Read more on page 50. JO AVERY Jo Avery has been sewing for almost 30 years. She runs her…

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SEW A RAINBOW Give your winter making a bold, bright boost with these new-season styles from Simplicity, sewn up in jewel tones. And it’s not just the stunning colours that have us swooning – each pattern has fun-to-sew details galore, from S8981’s tie waist belt, to S8982’s dramatic gathered sleeves. Tempted? Browse the collection at JUMP TO IT A dress that’s smart enough for the office but as comfy as pyjamas? Yes, it does exist! Lenaline’s Alex Dress pattern is an easy-sew, easy-wear jumper dress that can look smart or casual depending on the fabric and has all-important pockets. There’s a slouchy jumper version, too at TIME TO SHINE W Embellishments, trims, sparkles… we love them! Whether it’s adding sequins to a party frock or jazzing up a jacket with a patch, we…

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beginner patterns

TRUE BIAS’ OGDEN CAMI It seems like everyone in the online sewing community has made one of these! And it’s easy to see why: it’s a super-simple pattern but has plenty of skills-boosting techniques for new dressmakers to try out, such as sewing a V-neckline, neat lining and spaghetti straps. Visit STEVIE TUNIC BY TILLY AND THE BUTTONS Tilly and the Buttons is known for its beginner-friendly instructions, so you’ll be in safe hands with the Stevie. This boxy-fit style has no darts, zips or set-in sleeves to tackle – hurrah! And it can be made as a top or dress, with optional turn-back cuffs and a pretty tie or loop fastening. Visit SEW OVER IT’S ULTIMATE SHIFT DRESS Designed with beginners in mind, Sew Over It’s classic Shift Dress will guide you…

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project planners

1. My Dressmaking Project Bible from Stationery Geek has space for cataloguing 50 me-mades, sections for fabric types, swatches, sketches and more. £7.49 from 2. My Body Model offers croquis specially created to suit our body shape, making bespoke project illustrations a reality. Go to 3. Harness those creative ideas with the help of By Hand London’s Sewing Planner, with croquis in six body types for garment sketches – as it’s a PDF download, you can reprint more pages to fill with inspiration. £9,…

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skills, shows & events

8 JANUARY 2020 Recreate The Pattern For Your Favourite Top/ Dress. Ray Stitch, London. Trace off your fave dress and make a pattern so you can recreate it again and again. 23 JANUARY 2020 Quilt Technique: English Paper Piecing. Backstitch, Cambridge. Get scrap-busting with this English Paper Piecing workshop. 25 JANUARY 2020 Learn Free Machine Embroidery. The Makery, Bath. Start the new year with a new skill and try free machine embroidery. 30 JANUARY -1 FEBRUARY 2020 The Creative Craft Show. EventCity, Manchester. This multi-craft event has new products, supplies and expert demos covering dressmaking and more.…