Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing 67

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

Whether you treat yourself to the effortlessly glam Claudie Top or the comfy and casual Breton Dress – or both! – we think you’ll love the patterns this issue. It’s not just about the dressmaking though, we’ve also included Nellie the Elephant for you to gift to a little one or keep as a cute household addition. And whilst we’re on the subject of cute, who could possibly resist the adorable bunny toy with its own wardrobe? This month we’re all about bringing that seaside vibe indoors... just in case this rain never stops. Our coastal kitchen set and starfish cushion will help you channel thoughts of splashing in the sea, sand between your toes, and that delicious smell of fish and chips – yum! Whatever you make, be sure…

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my favourite place

I love nothing more than driving down to the stunning Devon coastline for a last-minute weekend break. I can't resist the opportunity to breathe in all that fresh sea air – and (if I'm feeling braver enough) swim in the ocean. I've taken inspiration from a recent family getaway to bring you an issue packed with gorgeous coastal-inspired DIYs. Recreate that holiday-home look with coastal kitchen accessories (p26) and a stylish starfish cushion (p64). Add nautical stripes to your wardrobe with an easy shirt refashion (p74) and classic Breton dress (p22) – trust me, it's guaranteed to become one of your favourites.…

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SAMANTHA CLARIDGE Samantha is a sewist, designer and handmade advocate. She lives in Berkshire with her husband and three cats where she runs her online store and design house Samantha Claridge Studio. See her favourite wardrobe make on page 98. JO CARTER Jo spends most days in her sewing room, accompanied by a radio drama and a warm cup of tea. Inspiration comes from illustrations in her son’s picture books, clothing, and the talented makers of Instagram. See Jo’s elephant toy on page 79. THE STITCH SISTERS The Stitch Sisters – comprised of Nikki and Rachel – are best friends and sewing buddies. As mums, small business owners, sewing teachers, and YouTubers they’ve become juggling extraordinaires! Read more about what motivates them on page 54. FIONA HESFORD Fiona is the designer of The Claudie Top pattern (see…

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SMART CASUAL We love a versatile wardrobe essential and the new Viktor pattern from Lenaline is a trouser that's got it all. Stylish? Check. Can be dressed up or down? Check. Beautiful belt option? Check! We could go on, but there's no need because this super-striking design speaks for itself. Available in UK sizes 8–18, download it as a PDF for ›10 from www.lenaline.com FEEL-GOOD FABRICS Bristol Cloth produces 100% wool which is holistically farmed, biologically washed, naturally dyed by Botanical Inks, and woven at Bristol Weaving Mill. The company has launched the second edition of its fabric and products, including scarves and throws to see you through the last of the cold weather. Visit www.bristolcloth.co.uk OH SEW NATURAL C Pauli has launched a new range of gorgeous organic cottons, certified Global Organic Textile Standard…

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the pattern edit

Wrap dress For easy fit and fabulous style, it's a wrap says Production Editor Emily Freer 1940S WRAP DRESS, SEW OVER IT Get your vintage style on with this 1940s-inspired versatile wrap dress that has two sleeve and skirt options. With a front collar and pretty shoulder pleats this pattern is suitable for intermediate to advanced sewists. Find in sizes 8–20 at www.sewoverit.co.uk SAINT-GERMAIN WRAP DRESS, LIESL + CO Forget 1970s- style knit wrap dresses, this cool new design has been created for woven fabrics, with pleats in the bodice and skirt for an easier fit and comfort. Choose from two skirt and sleeve options, available in sizes 0–20. Head over to www.oliverands.com TRINA WRAP DRESS The semi-fitted Trina wrap dress has dramatic kimono-inspired flared sleeves and gathers above the bust. Opt for an elegant wrap dress…

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travel tools

1. This gorgeous Liberty floral travel sewing kit has everything you need for mending on-the-move: embroidery scissors, tape measure, safety pins, and needles. £15.95, www.johnlewis.co.uk 2. Perfect for popping in your bag, this pretty tape measure stretches up to a handy five feet but takes up no more room than your lip balm does. £5.61, www.vacuumsewingcenterco.etsy.com 3. These folding scissors are air-safe and measure just two inches when closed. Ideal for quick snips out and about. Get yours for £10.45 from www.handmadecraftsupply.etsy.com…