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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing 65

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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United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Periodicidad:
Monthly
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1 min.
simply sewing fresh ideas with fabric

A new season seems the natural time to spring forwards and arm ourselves with new ideas, plans, fabrics and habits to mark the first shoots of spring in this new decade. After all, to revive, refresh and reset; the act of sewing is all those things. So make this the month when you learn a new stitch, get to grips with gathers or upcycle a denim favourite, and we’ll be here to provide sewing inspiration and a helping hand. Quirky, beautiful or practical, there’s something for every sewist in this issue, from a scented garden of Liberty florals to good-looking storage solutions and an utterly adorable puppy plushie. Share and post your spring makes using #simplysewingmag WWW.SIMPLYSEWINGMAG.COM #SIMPLYSEWINGMAG facebook.com/simplysewingmagazine twitter.com/simplysewing_ pinterest.com/simplysewingmag instagram.com/simplysewingmag…

1 min.
time for a reset

Now we’re on the edge of spring, we can’t help feeling the need for a refresh. So, to kickstart the new sewing season, we've turned to one of our favourite brands – Liberty. We’ve embraced the new-season mood for florals with The Liberty Dress (p38), plus nine easy-sew spring gift ideas (p24) made from the same beautiful blooms. Are you ready for a spring clean? The drawstring laundry bag, shoe storage and denim tub (p70 + p85) are all must-make solutions. Finally, this issue we've even included an exclusive Burda Style dress pattern for you to try. You know me, I love trying new things...…

1 min.
contributors

WENDY WARD Wendy is a designer, author, teacher and maker. She has a degree in Fashion Design and an MA in Design. In 2012 she launched her own sewing patterns – MIY Collection. Find out what inpires her on page 42 and see her new book on page 45. JULIET UZOR The youngest ever winner of The Great British Sewing Bee, 2019 champion Juliet is a London-based sewing teacher, columnist and bespoke garment maker. Follow her on Instagram @julietuzor_ and find out about her latest adventures on page 16. RACHEL AVERY Rachel is a London-based writer and blogger who enjoys spin classes, shopping and exploring the UK capital. Instagram is where she finds creative inspiration for fashion and home décor. She gives a new fashion book sneak peek review on page 62. LEAH NICHOLLS Fellow Londoner and…

6 min.
pinboard

DARING TRAPEZE Both comfy and chic, the Floreat by Megan Nielsen is an asymmetrical dress that is fitted, comfortable and has interesting details and minimal seams to let the fabric shine. Clean lines, inseam pockets and multiple pattern variations make this garment interseasonal; use woven fabrics for late winter and go sleeveless for spring. www.megannielsen.com WOOLLY WONDER Winter means outerwear – and the Hot Toddy Coat sewing pattern from Our Lady of Leisure is a real head turner. The ‘duster’ style design, with its clean lines, is perfect for wool coating fabrics. Plus there are no fussy buttons or zippers – count us in! See more at www.ourladyofleisure.etsy.com COOL FOR KIDS What a cute idea! Hawthorn Handmade has a range of Go Stitch kits, such as this necklace, which are perfect for getting kids away…

1 min.
trousers patterns

JOAN TROUSERS, FRIDAY PATTERN COMPANY If you're sewing in a hurry opt for the Joan pattern, which you can sew up in an evening and wear the next day! Wide legs, scoop pockets and a belt loop waist add structure and feel great made from knit fabrics with a good amount of stretch. Hop on over to www.fridaypatterncompany.com DAWN JEANS, MEGAN NIELSEN Dawn Jeans have all the details of a classic pair of jeans with three variation in leg styles, so you can make a tapered leg, straight or wide leg and there’s the option of jean shorts too. With a comfy high waist and multiple lengths, use linen, twill or corduroy fabrics. For more, visit www. megannielsen.com ARMOR TROUSERS AND SHORTS, I AM PATTERNS Pretty pintucks and buttons are what first draw your eye…

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pattern weights

1. Gift your sewing buddy a set of pattern weights in their own tin. Haberdashy-themed designs and a set of four, Sewing Notions Pattern Weights, £11.95 from www.sewessential.co.uk 2. All power to sewcialists! Bring this fun brand into your sewing room with Sewcialist Pattern Weights 40mm in size, £15 for a tin of six, available from www.likesewamazing.com 3. Go budget but don’t scrimp on style with the Merchant & Mills Pattern Weight Label which will fit around a tin of beans! Comes pre-cut with an adhesive strip, £2.69, www.merchantandmills.com…