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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing 42

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
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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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simply sewing fresh ideas with fabric

Weddings, summer soirées, a day at the races, or afternoon tea with friends… whatever the occasion, we don’t need much encouragement to stitch up a posh frock, and this month’s free Sophia pattern – a sophisticated take on the cut-out panel trend – is ‘the dress’ that we have been dreaming of. Bold blooms, watercolour splashes... only the most crush-worthy prints and tactile jacquards will do for this leading lady! Finish your me-made with our sparkly sequin shrug and a chic clutch by Lisa Lam and get ready for the compliments to start rolling in. Event season, we’re ready for you!…

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contributors

ELSPETH JACKSON Self-confessed fabric hoarder and colour-lover Elspeth Jackson teaches the art of rag rugging with her Ragged Life brand of beginner-friendly kits, launched in 2012. Learn how to rag rug and make a bath mat with her workshop on page 87. LISA LAM Brighton-based Lisa Lam is the founder of U-Handbag, stocking hard to find, covetable bag-making accessories. She’s also the author of bestselling books, The Bag Making Bible and A Bag for All Reasons. Sew her mini clutch on page 59. SAARA AND LAURA HUHTA Helsinki-based sisters Saara and Laura Huhta set up their pattern label, Named, in 2013. Their sewing patterns are inspired by “Scandinavian clean-lined simplicity.” They share details of an exciting new launch coming soon on page 70. LANA RED Lana is the founder of the DIY and lifestyle blog, Lana Red…

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pinboard

BIRTHDAY GIRL Hang up the bunting, ice the cake and get ready to paint the town red, white and blue – it’s Cath Kidston’s 25th birthday, and to celebrate the brand has launched a range of limited-edition pieces for your home and wardrobe in an iconic palette that honours its British heritage. Hip hip hooray! See more at www.cathkidston.com TIMELESS TEES You can’t beat a jeans-and-a-nice-top combo for, well, pretty much every occasion we can think of, and Cashmerette’s Montrose is the ultimate staple top for dressing up our fave denims. It's designed for wovens with drape, so think silks, lawns and voiles. PDF approx £10, pattern £13, www.cashmerette.com PRACTICAL MAGIC If you've planned an action-packed summer of camping, hiking and exploring, do it all in me-made style with Heavy-Duty Sewing, a book of practical…

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love to sew podcast

High on our list of sewing essentials (along with an endless supply of tea and biscuits) is something entertaining to listen to while we’re stitching, be it a playlist of our favourite tunes or a chatty podcast – and, since we discovered Love to Sew, the latter is our current crafting soundtrack of choice. Launched by two sewing-loving pals, Helen Wilkinson of Helen’s Closet (www.helenscloset.ca) and Caroline Somos of Blackbird Fabrics (www.blackbirdfabrics.com), this inspiring listen covers everything from facing sewing fears to sewing yourself a capsule wardrobe, all with a healthy dose of humour, a heartening have-a-go attitude, and an impressive guest list of celeb stitchers. The idea was sparked when the friends discovered there was a lack of dressmaking-led podcasts. "We had joked to each other that it would be cool…

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inspiring books

DIY KIDS’ DRESS UP Jessica Near (£14.99, SewandSo) Fuel hours of imaginary play with this wonderfully whimsical collection of 36 sewing patterns for dress- up accessories in quick-sew felt. Choose from magical creatures, birds of paradise, superheroes, wild animals and more, with patterns for the basic shapes to add details to – great for getting the kids involved in the crafting fun. www.sewandso.co.uk BOHO EMBROIDERY: THE PATTERN COLLECTION Nichole Vogelsinger (£20, Lucky Spool Media) Following her bestselling Boho Embroidery, Nichole is back with her signature fabric-collage-meets-embroidery stitching style with a book of boho-cool designs, stitches and techniques. Go bold with bright threads, shimmery beads and sequins for the book’s 30 original motifs. www.luckyspool.com FIRST TIME GARMENT FITTING Sarah Veblen (£12.99, Creative Publishing international) Achieve the perfect fit with your dressmaking projects using this invaluable reference book for beginners,…

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lemon fresh

1. This quirky handmade zip pouch by Nikki Strange is the perfect size for a tablet, make-up, or our sewing bits and bobs. £25, www.nikkistrange.co.uk 2. If anything will persuade us out of the sewing room and into the kitchen, it's this kitsch graphic-motif apron, screen-printed and handmade in the UK. £25 from www.curiouslions.etsy.com 3. Say no to throwaway plastic with this water bottle in a ditsy design – a spill-proof way for us to keep hydrated while we’re stitching (we’ll be filling ours with lemonade, naturally). £14, www.cathkidston.com…