Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing 80


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
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13 期号


simply sewing fresh ideas with fabric

Brighter days are on the horizon, and as the seasons start to shift, our thoughts are turning to sunshine-inspired style. Whether you’re whipping up a new me-made wardrobe in anticipation of summer socialising, or you’re in need of some all-weather pieces for those rainy day walks around the park this spring, we’ve got plenty to inspire you this issue. There’s a whole host of sweet makes for your favourite little ones, too – a sew-simple girl’s dress, gorgeous ruffle-detail cushion and super-cute Dalmatian puppy toy. Don’t forget to share your Spring Dress and Aisling Blouse makes with us as well! WWW.GATHERED.HOW/SIMPLYSEWING #SIMPLYSEWINGMAG facebook.com/simplysewingmagazine twitter.com/simplysewing_ pinterest.com/simplysewingmag instagram.com/simplysewingmag…

brighter days

It’s that time of year when I’m ready to ditch the cosy winter jumpers and brighten things up with some fresh spring pieces. This issue has some real must-makes: the simple but gorgeous rose-pink midi skirt on page 62 can be conjured up in an evening, while our bohoinspired Spring Dress cover star will soon be a firm favourite. If the warmer weather means you’re outside enjoying long walks and muddy wellies, give our colourful laminated cotton makes a try on page 28 – you’ll be the coolest kid at the park! Share your latest projects with us @simplysewingmag.…


NINA CHANG Our gorgeous Spring Dress comes from Nina Chang of Nina Lee Patterns. We absolutely love Nina’s designs and we’re so excited about this exclusive pattern she’s created for us. We can’t wait to see your boho creations! See more on page 20. SUE KIM Our third cover pattern included with issue 80 is the Suzie Satchel from Vancouver-based bag designer, Sue Kim. The Suzie Satchel has plenty of pockets for stashing your essentials in and is the perfect size for taking to school or to the office. JENNIFER STOKES The Aisling Blouse included with issue 80 comes from Jennifer Lauren Handmade. We love a pattern that we know we’ll get maximum use and wear out of, and the Aisling Blouse is definitely one of those! See our stylish suggestions on page 42. ALI THIMBERS Ali…


SEASIDE ZEN We’ve recently discovered the work of fibre artist Helen Wilde, and are mesmerised by it! The awe-inspiring textures, colours, and details of Helen’s work are inspired by coastal rock formations and made using materials such as hand-dyed yarn, linen, and embroidery silk. See her striking 3D designs on Instagram, @ovobloom, and at ovo-bloom.myshopify.com. BLOOMING LOVELY! Classic British brand, Joules, has teamed up with A2V to launch a gorgeous new fabric range! These charming prints will be available from Joules stores as fat quarters, fabric rolls and by the metre for all your creative projects. joules.com STITCHERTON If we said Bridgerton to you, what first comes to mind? Ornate costumes and string quartets, or lashings of romance and a debonair duke, perhaps? Well, the popular Netflix series has also got people reaching for their…

tiered dresses

M7948, MCCALL’S This McCall’s design is ultra feminine and elegant. It’s designed for dobby, linen, and crepe fabrics and has a range of sleeve and skirt options to choose from. It can be made with those all-important pockets, too! Available in UK sizes 6–22, thefoldline.com ELLIE PATTERN HACK, WORKSHOP These gathered sleeves and tiered skirt are add-ons to Workshop’s Ellie Button Up Shirt and Smock. We love the shape and movement this hack brings to a simple smock, and you can mix and match the pattern options to make an Ellie Dress for each season. Available in UK sizes 6–16 from helloworkshop.co.uk PARIS DAY DRESS, REBECCA PAGE The Paris Day Dress is a favourite for many reasons – it comes with tons of options for skirt tiers, a boat or scoop neck, and plain, puff,…

kid's card kits

1. Learn the art of embroidery in the most playful way with these space monster cards! This fun stitching set is recommended for little monsters aged three and up. sewing-online.com 2. These perforated cards are from the Endangered collection and feature a Malayan tiger for children to sew. Other designs include a turtle, pangolin, orangutan and rhino. plantabloomer.co.uk 3. Pick up a set of six pretty cards to embroider with this set from Janod. You'’ll get everything you need in the kit, including envelopes to send them on to a lucky recipient. themangotree.co.uk…