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Simply Sewing 44

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

Summer is all about making the most of the great outdoors, which is why at the slightest hint of sunshine we’ve already invited our friends over, fired up the barbecue and started shaking up some signature cocktails. Of course, our summer soirées wouldn’t be complete without a few home-stitched flourishes, so we’re decking out our patio with big boho floor cushions, totally tropical table linen, and cosy blankets for when the sun goes down. We’ll also be needing a new me-made frock for the occasion, and this month’s cover star, The Lola Dress, stitched up in a statement print is a sure way to stand out from the crowd (well, we are the hostess after all!). All we need now is that sunshine...…

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selfish sewing

We've promised ourselves a summer of selfish sewing, and we're sticking to it, starting from our very next project: The Lola Dress (p34). This elegant maxi style will take you from day to evening, from beach to bar, with just a quick switch of accessories. And, speaking of accessories, you don't get much more statement than our boho Beach Bag (p45) – a super-chic carry-all with on-trend tassels! There are plenty of makes for all you selfless stitchers too, from tropical party décs to wall art and toys. Sewing bliss...…

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contributors

REBECCA REID Simply Sewing technical editor, Sewing Quarter guest designer and all-round stitching superstar Rebecca has been sewing since she was a child. She made this issue’s tropical pineapple doorstop – turn to page 73 to make one for your home. ROSIE MARTIN Rosie Martin runs DIY Couture and is the author of two sewing titles: DIY Couture: Create Your Own Fashion Collection, and No Patterns Needed: DIY Couture from Simple Shapes. Make her patternless off-the-shoulder top for summer on page 38. CLAIRE-LOUISE HARDIE Claire-Louise, aka The Thrifty Stitcher, runs classes for aspiring DIY dressmakers in London, is a freelance costumier, and has worked as a Sewing Producer on BBC’s The Great British Sewing Bee. She shares her career journey so far on page 54. JO CARTER Jo worked for ten years as a soft toy designer,…

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pinboard

SET FOR SUMMER If your everyday style is in need of a me-made boost, Megan Nielsen has you covered with these two new wardrobe-builders: the Ash Jeans, and the River Dress & Top. With four dreamy denim fits to pick from – skinny, slim, wide and flared – Ash is the only jeans pattern you’ll ever need, and the easy-wear River top is a perfect match (although we’ll obviously be making the dress version, too). Find them at www.megannielsen.com PLAY FOR KEEPS Create a fun space for your child to sleep, play and grow in with homewares brand Little Jagger, launched by trained Savile Row tailor Rebecca while on maternity leave. Her collection includes handmade heirloom quilts and bedding, as well as toys by indie designers. Go to www.littlejagger.co.uk BRIGHT IDEA W Whether we’re hand-stitching…

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alex collins

Alex Collins’ handmade project bags are as beautiful as the crafty things kept inside them; featuring hand-printed botanical designs on crisp organic cotton, they’re just the thing for prettying up our creative pursuits. And it all started with a simple drawstring bag. “I turned some of my early fabric panels into project bags to keep my knitting in,” she explains. “When people saw them pop up on my Instagram they started asking if they would be for sale, and the idea for my shop was born.” Her range now includes everything from tool rolls and tote bags to needle books and knitting needle cases – as well as, of course, drawstring project bags in a variety of shades. Running her own creative business was always an ambition for Alex, but “it…

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inspiring book

INDIGO: CULTIVATE, DYE, CREATE Douglas Luhanko and Kerstin Neumuller (£15.99, Pavilion Books) Learn the art (and the science) behind dyeing with indigo, from growing your own to using this powerful pigment for both warm and cold dye techniques, with troubleshooting tips and inspiring ideas for sewing with your dyed textiles, including quilts, embroidery and more. www.pavilionbooks.com SEW: THE GARMENT-MAKING BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE Barbara Emodi (£22, Stash Books) Level up your stitching skills with this must-have book from instructor and blogger Barbara Emodi. Her pearls of sewing wisdom include advice on pattern alterations and fitting, how to choose the perfect fabric for your project, and the best tools and equipment to stock up on. www.ctpub.com SHIBORI Nicola Gouldsmith (£12.99, CICO Books) Discover fabric-dyeing methods that have been practised in Japan for centuries with this book of shibori techniques and…