Simply Sewing

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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

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 期号


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As things have gone a little off plan, we’ve decided to dress for the summer holiday we want, not the summer we’ll be having! With that in mind, now’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a gorgeous new wardrobe addition, and our Maxi Dress is just the thing. This has come straight from The Great British Sewing Bee: Sustainable Style by Caroline Akselson and Alexandra Bruce, and it’s so lovely! We’ve got a sweet sundress for a little girl too if you’re making for the family. And if you’re looking for home decor, we’ve included some amazing kitchen makes to brighten your mornings. WWW.GATHERED.HOW/SIMPLYSEWING #SIMPLYSEWINGMAG facebook.com/simplysewingmagazine twitter.com/simplysewing_ pinterest.com/simplysewingmag instagram.com/simplysewingmag…

from ours to yours

As we continue to live and work in these uncertain times, we hope this month's edition of Simply Sewing brings you some joy and inspiration. We're so excited to be able to bring you this gorgeous maxi dress (p22) – from The Great British Sewing Bee: Sustainable Style book – alongside lots of other cheery makes for summer. From bright kitchen accessories, to floral pattern weights and a floaty blouse, there's heaps to keep your nimble sewing fingers busy. We've also teamed up with Burda to bring you a face mask pattern, which you can cut out and get sewing straight away (find it on p79).…


SUE WILKES-SIDDELEY Sue is the innovative mind behind Cut Couture, a brand focused on making dressmaking accessible, personal, and most of all, eco-friendly. Read all about her patternless kits and launching a business just before lockdown on page 58. BECKI CLARK Becki Clark is a multidisciplinary creative designer based in the New Forest. Inspired by nature’s flora, fauna, when she’s not in her studio you’ll find her out exploring with Reggie the sausage dog. Becki photographed our breakfast makes on page 28. LUCY SINNOTT Lucy started making clothes when she was 13 and hasn’t stopped since. She is the founder of Trend Patterns, the pattern company for people who love fashion but without the high price tag. Lucy tells us all about her favourite make on page 90. KAROLINE DARHLING HUGHES Karoline lives in Denmark where she…

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THE INDIGO PLUS Tilly and the Buttons has released a digital add-on pattern for its Indigo Smock Top and Dress, giving a total of 48 variations to make! The extension pack includes an extra skirt tier to make a gorgeous swishy midi dress; you can make a version with short sleeves – with or without ruffle – and add extra detail with a button back bodice. shop.tillyandthebuttons.com THE BOXY BLAIR Homer and Howells has released its third pattern: The Blair Jacket. The duo pride themselves on classic British tailoring with a modern twist, and Blair is just that. Sew the French darts and in-seam pockets in crisp linens, light wool, or even silk for a shirt dress. See more at homerandhowells.com STITCH IT UP W Selkie Patterns has released the first in a series of…

the fold line

At The Fold Line, Kate and Rachel have created a one-stop sewing pattern shop where they champion independent sewing pattern designers. Founded in 2015 they are the home for people who love sewing and making their own clothes. You can expect to find lots of inspiration for your next make and catch up on all the latest sewing news on their sewing blog and vlog. They also have an extensive sewing pattern database where you can use their specially designed sewing pattern finder tool to search over 10,000 patterns, plus read lots of sewing pattern reviews from the community. You can specify whether you're looking for indie or commercial patterns, search by fabric type, size range, sewing level, price, and designer to find exactly what you're looking for. With 500,000 people starting…

denim style

Denim's here to stay for summer so here's our fave denim patterns, says Production Editor Emily FIONA SUNDRESS, CLOSET CASE PATTERNS The Fiona sundress is a flattering fitted button-up dress which looks gorgeous in denim or linen. The pattern comes with two sleeve and skirt lengths, too, so you can mix and match to make your perfect dress. Available in US sizes 0–20 from closetcasepatterns.com ZADIE JUMPSUIT, PAPER THEORY PATTERNS The Zadie jumpsuit is a comfy, easy-to-wear, stylish one piece. You can make it with the 3/4 length sleeves shown or sleeveless with a dropped shoulder. The jumpsuit wraps around the body and fastens with a tie, so no buttons or zips needed. Available in sizes 6–28 from papertheorypatterns.com KELLY SKIRT, MEGAN NIELSEN PATTERNS The Kelly skirt is a classic A-line skirt with pleats at the…