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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing 47

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

Ah, autumn... If the lure of falling leaves and toffee apples isn’t enough to put a smile on your face, then the challenge of creating your best transitional me-mades should do it! Fickle weather, new trends and late-season weddings call for multi-tasking garments that can be layered, accessorised and customised to the max – and that’s where our cover star, Matilda, comes in! Floaty, feminine and ready for any occasion, she’ll take you from office to date-night without any drama. Her pal, Alexa (a jersey smock dress with ruffle detail skirt), is our go-to garment for weekend strolls in the park and coffee with the gals. Just layer her up with your fave long-sleeved tee and a pair of tights and you’re good to go. That’s our capsule wardrobes sorted,…

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new season

As much as we love the summer, we can't help but get excited about a new season of sewing, and with its stunning colour palette and the opportunity for a wardrobe refresh that it brings, autumn has to be one of our faves. From crush-worthy dresses and bags, to quick-sew gifts and décor ideas, this issue is bursting with seasonally-inspired makes, both big and small, to stretch your stitching skills and boost your sewing mojo. All that's left for you to do is stock up on yummy fabrics and supplies – hooray!…

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contributors

KIRSTY HARTLEY Kirsty is the designer behind childrenswear label Wild Things and the author of two sewing books: Wild Things: Funky Little Clothes to Sew and Wild Things to Make. Get ready for Halloween with her spook-tastic treat bag and bunting on page 75. PATRICK GRANT Patrick Grant is a judge on BBC’s The Great British Sewing Bee and the creative director at Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons and E. Tautz & Sons. He’s on a mission to revolutionise UK manufacturing with his new clothing label. Discover more on page 46. ZOE PATCHING Zoe is a freelance embroiderer and crafter with over 15 years’ experience on craft magazines. As well as designing and stitching her latest commisions, Zoe also teaches hand embroidery. Try her ribbon flowers tutorial on page 37. NANCY NICHOLSON Nancy Nicholson is an…

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pinboard

LUXE LIVING Soft blankets, chunky knits, cosy nights in and endless mugs of hot chocolate – yes, winter is on its way, and we can’t wait to get sewing for it! Stoff & Stil’s autumn/winter fabric collection is all about plush textures, jewel colours and shimmering metallics, perfect for giving your living space a luxe look for winter lounging – think velvet cushions, elegant linen drapes and modern quilts. Find the fabrics and patterns at www.stoffstil.co.uk RIGHT AS RAINE Casual, comfy and oh-so-cute, the 1940s- inspired Raine Dress pattern by Jennifer Lauren has us jitterbugging our way to our sewing machines! With an all-in-one facing, invisible side-seam zip and a waistband, it’s a fab skills-boosting frock. PDF approx £10, www.jenniferlaurenhandmade.store TAKE NOTE W Remember how exciting it was to get new stationery at the start…

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nancy nicholson

Everything from cats to teapots feature in Nancy Nicholson’s colourful embroidery designs, which have a magical, whimsical quality to them that reflects her folk-art influences – and has us itching to pick up a needle and thread to embroider our own. Textile art has always been a big part of Nancy’s life: her mother, Joan Nicholson, was an accomplished stitcher and embroidery book author. “My main influence is my mother, who left me her sketchbooks when she died,” says Nancy. “I learnt sewing from watching her while she was writing her embroidery books – she would toss me bits of fabric and thread to keep me quiet while she worked. We had a very similar aesthetic (she also loved folk art) and we worked well together.” Nancy has always “been very visual…

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inspiring books

THE GOLDEN THREAD Kassia St Clair (£20, John Murray) From the mummies of Ancient Egypt to the silken dragon robes of Imperial China, the woollen sails of Viking longboats to the lab-blended fibres that have allowed astronauts to moonwalk, Kassia charts a history of human civilisation and creativity through the fabrics, manmade and natural, that have changed and shaped the world we live in. www.hodder.co.uk TINY STITCHES Irem Yazici (£12.99, Search Press) Small-scale and sweet, these 20 projects from Instagram sensation Irem, aka @_.baobap._, are just the thing for jazzing up a coat lapel, jeans pocket or bag, or to give as a gift. No more than ten stitches are used to embroider the beginner-friendly designs, and there are 50 miniature motifs included for you to get creative with. www.searchpress.com TILDA HOT CHOCOLATE SEWING Tone Finnanger (£16.99,…