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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing 43

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

Here comes the sun and, drum roll please... 2018’s me-made summer wardrobe! Our chosen vibe is easy-to-wear (and stitch), mix ‘n’ match styles in laid-back linens, cool crepes and Liberty lawn. Kick-start your capsule wardrobe with our Eden Set – a simple-sew dress and top with optional cuff and tie sleeve details – then whip up as many of Sew Over It’s essential Silk Cami tops as you can (trust us, you are going to live in these) followed by a lightweight Liberty dress for balmy days. We’ve got your holiday essentials covered too with super-stylish travel accessories and the cutest cork and canvas daypack. No time to lose, let’s get sewing!…

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sunshine living

Grab your sunnies and your sandals, everyone – summer is here, and so is your new capsule wardrobe! The Eden Set (p34) is as enchanting as its name suggests, featuring a laid-back dress and top with optional tie detail sleeves and patch pockets for stowing holiday essentials… like ice-cream money! There’s also a must-have Sew Over It cami (p43) for you to stitch this month, a chic backpack to finish this season's me-mades off in style, plus lots of quick-sew summer fashion and homewares to try. Happy days!…

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contributors

LIZ STIGLETS Liz is an artist, illustrator, DIY-er and stitcher based in Asheville, North Carolina. She runs cozyblue handmade, a brand of beautiful embroidery kits and patterns. Find out what inspires her on page 11, and stitch her summery bee hoop on page 69. LISA COMFORT Lisa Comfort is the founder of Sew Over It, a sewing haven and fabric shop in London, and has just released her own collection of fabrics. Make Sew Over It’s silk cami top on page 43, and discover Lisa’s plans for a new launch on page 52. 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. She shows you how to make a self-drafted beach cover-up on page…

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pinboard

THOROUGHLY MODERN MAKING We’ve spent enough hours stitching to know how much patience, skill and hard work goes into creating things by hand, so we’re in awe of all the indie designer-makers out there flying the flag for handmade. Our latest discovery is Rosie Drake Knight, who designs and makes leather bags “to love for a lifetime” for her eponymous brand, with a focus on quality craftsmanship and traceable materials. Find her collection at www.rosiedrake-knight.com SLOW LIVING The most luxurious things are also often the simplest – a coffee-and-cake break, a new set of PJs, fresh bed sheets – and we’ll be treating ourselves to the latter from Ooh Noo's collection of handmade linen bedding for luxurious lie-ins, available for little ones and grown-ups. Visit www.ooh-noo.com VINTAGE VOGUE Summer is the best season for swishing…

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cozyblue handmade

No matter how busy, hectic or stressful our day might be, it all seems to melt away the moment we pick up a needle and thread. Mindfulness, me-time, hygge – whatever name you give to that half-hour, afternoon or day that’s just yours to be creative in, we can’t think of a lovelier way to spend it than by stitching one of cozyblue handmade’s kits. The stitcher behind the hoops is Liz Stiglets, a self-taught embroiderer who has been “experimenting with needle and thread for over 20 years.” She officially launched her business ten years ago, but it’s only in the last four that her focus has shifted to embroidery, a medium that plays to her attention to detail. “I’ve made a habit of noticing the little details, and finding the…

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inspiring books

SIMPLY MODERN PATCHWORK QUILTS Janet Goddard (£9.99, Search Press) Freshen up your space with this book of ten contemporary quilt projects designed to be completed over a weekend or a couple of weeks. Each one also includes lifestyle shots in modern home settings for ideas on how to style your quilts. Psst! Turn to page 67 to make a stylish quilt from the book. www.searchpress.com SEW LUXE LEATHER Rosanna Gethin (£14.99, SewandSo) Boost your skills with this book of chic leather accessories to stitch by hand or machine. Build your confidence in working with leather by starting with smaller projects, then move onto bigger makes like the laptop case and clutch, with Rosanna’s instructions helping you every step of the way. Make a chic leather coin purse from the book on page 63. www.sewandso.co.uk PRINT PLAY Lara…