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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing 41

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
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English
出版社:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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simply sewing fresh ideas with fabric

Longer, brighter days mean more sewing time, and we’re making the most of every available minute! From fabulous freehand fashion (cue our coverstar tunic) and the cutest toys, to chic homewares and catwalk-inspired embroidery, we’ve got a whopping number of makes for you to get stuck into. This month’s free pattern, The Emma Pinafore, is our new wardrobe staple and so comfortable to wear. Choose from two lengths and add some must-have pockets for effortless style. No time to lose, let’s get stitching!…

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contributors

KIRSTY HARTLEY Lancashire-based Kirsty Hartley is the designer behind children’s clothing brand Wild Things, launched in 2011. Her childrenswear features bright colours and simple, retro-inspired imagery. Sew her cute petal-motif romper set on page 87. JENNIFER MILLS Designer Jennifer has loved sewing since she made her first dress aged 12. She went on to do an apprenticeship and study Fashion Design, and now teaches sewing. Try her pattern-drafting masterclass and make a tunic dress on page 39. BY HAND LONDON By Hand London is an indie sewing pattern label. Their patterns are inspired by and named after the stylish ladies they admire, and offer an up-to-date take on classic designs. Revamp a plain shirt with stitched bees with their tutorial on page 55. HANNAH READ-BALDREY Hannah is a photographic stylist, craft author and presenter based in London.…

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FEMININE FANCY We might be a jeans-and-jumper girl in the winter, but something happens to our sartorial choices as soon as there’s a hint of sun – away go the practical staples, and out come the swishy frocks! Colette’s new Myrna pattern has just about every ooh-worthy detail we could dream of – a floaty skirt, pretty gathers, and a flattering 1940s-throwback silhouette. Summer, we’re ready for you! In US sizes 0-26 from www.colettepatterns.com NEW-SEASON SEWING Stoff & Stil have got us ready to get started on our summer stitching with their new-collection catalogue of must-have patterns and fabrics. From everyday tops to occasion dresses, on-trend homewares to cute makes for little ones – and all with a cool Scandi vibe we love. Visit www.stoffstil.co.uk RAYON RAINBOW With spring florals filling our sewing dreams and…

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inspiring books

CREATING THE VINTAGE LOOK Ellie Laycock (£9.99, CICO Books) Give old and unloved textiles and homewares a new lease of life with this book of 35 thrifty makes for giving your home a vintage look, from upycling vintage pillowcases to transforming old crates into side tables. Psst! Find two projects from Ellie’s book in this issue’s Handmade Home project book. www.rylandpeters.com SCANDINAVIAN NEEDLECRAFT Clare Youngs (£12.99, CICO Books) Crafter and Scandi design fan Clare Youngs presents a collection of gifts, furnishings, bags, clothes and accessories to sew and embroider with Scandi motifs. You’ll learn a variety of techniques as you work through the book, including appliqué, patchwork, machine stitching, shadow work and ribbon work. www.rylandpeters.com 50 LITTLE GIFTS Susanne Woods (£20.99, Lucky Spool Media) Whether you’re a total patchwork newbie or an experienced stitcher looking for a quick…

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cocowawa crafts

If you're as addicted to scrolling through posts on Instagram for stitching inspiration as we are, you'll almost definitely have double-tapped a pattern by Ana Valls, aka CocoWawa Crafts – her designs are as fun to sew as they are to wear, with cute, quirky, retro-inspired details that have us all snapping and sharing our own finished versions. Since releasing her first pattern in November 2016, she has a six-piece (and counting) collection – an impressive feat considering she sewed her first stitches just six years ago. Ana was working as a freelance reporter after moving to London from her native Spain when she first caught the sewing bug. “I was looking for something that made me happy outside of work, a hobby, as I was suffering a lot from anxiety,…

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purple reign

1. This dreamy statement crown, handmade from quality faux flowers by a crafty mother-and-daughter duo, is perfect for brides who love boho style. Approx £78, www.fleuriscoeur.etsy.com 2. Be the most stylish picnicker at the park (or shopper at the store) with this handy basket bag woven in a mix of candy pinks and purples – we'll be using ours for extra fabric storage. Approx £35, www.takatomo.de 3. If you're going to try a new colour trend, we say go bold with this lilac twist on the classic belted trench coat from Hobbs. £269, www.hobbs.co.uk…