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Simply Sewing 48

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

The season of celebration is just around the corner, folks! Get ready to bring a bit of glitz and glamour to your wardrobes (and your homes) because, when it comes to Christmas more is definitely more. The Meghan party dress is elegant and super-comfortable, perfect for dancing the night away. For daytime soirées, try our patternless faux leather skirt (très chic!) and refashioned bobble hat. Your wardrobe will be bursting at the seams with glamorous winter me-mades in no time at all! And for your home, don’t miss our set of classic monochrome makes - honestly, Christmas decorations have never looked so stylish. It’s cold outside, so let’s cosy-up and let the seasonal sewing commence! Share your makes with us using #simplysewingmag…

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too soon for tinsel

It's hard to get in the mood for Christmas when the autumn sun is still shining (which it is as I type this!), but as a fellow sewist you'll know what it means to start sewing early for the big event. Sewing Quarter's top designers share their tips for getting prepared on page 78. And we've got some great ideas for your handmade Christmas, too. Make a stylish set of decorations (p18), party dress (p30), faux leather skirt (p34) and quick-sew bobble hat (p63) – my fave! Share your makes using #simplysewingmag…

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contributors

FLORENCE KNAPP Florence (aka Flossie Teacakes of www.flossieteacakes.blogspot.com) is an author, crafter and self-confessed homebody. Read all about her passion for slow crafting, English Paper Piecing, Liberty fabrics and more, on page 58. LANA RED Lana is the founder of the DIY and lifestyle blog, Lana Red Studio. When she’s not behind her sewing machine or camera, you will probably find her cuddling her cats or twirling in a handmade dress. Try her stitched earrings DIY on page 38. JENNIFFER TAYLOR Jenniffer is the author of Girl with a Sewing Machine, a former contestant on The Great British Sewing Bee, and a designer for Sewing Quarter TV. Watch her online at www.sewingquarter.com and sew her bobble hat refashion on page 63. ELSPETH JACKSON Self-confessed fabric hoarder and colour-lover Elspeth Jackson teaches the art of rag rugging with…

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pinboard

WORK AND PLAY There are two things that can improve even the earliest of starts: coffee by the mugful, and a killer work outfit. And Sew Over It have got the latter covered with Lisa Comfort’s new My Capsule Wardrobe: Work to Weekend eBook. It has five patterns with 12 variations to take you seamlessly through the week, from smart office attire to laid-back brunch looks. Just add fabric, your sewing machine, and a latte (or two). £25, www.sewoverit.co.uk WEAR IT WELL Yes, sewing is a superpower – not only can we whip up special frocks, but we can also create our very own capsule wardrobe for every day, too. We'll be adding Wearologie Patterns' Aestiva sleeveless vest to our new- season staples, perfect for layering up with me-made tees. Visit www.wearologie.com GO FOR…

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kaisa turtiainen

Bring a little joy to your wardrobe (and sewing stash) with Finnish designer Kaisa Turtiainen's whimsical clothes, accessories and fabrics. Breezy smock dresses, cute blouses and little purses and zip pouches are sewn up by Kaisa in her own bright retro prints, which are also available to buy by the half-metre. Kaisa's working life sounds pretty dreamy to us: while the summer tourists keep her busy – "in Savonlinna, where my shop and studio is, we have the famous Opera festival, so in July my working days are long, spent keeping the shop tidy and serving customers" – winter is her favourite season for being creative. "It's a peaceful, lovely time of year to do the real work," she explains. "I go to my studio daily and make commissions like wedding…

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inspiring books

SEW YOUR OWN ANIMAL DOLLS Louise Kelly (£12.99, CICO Books) Sew up a whole menagerie of characterful critters with Louise Kelly's second book, featuring 25 adorable animal designs to stitch. Choose from a fox, a sloth, a koala, a bear, a penguin, a deer and stag and more, with four basic body and head shapes and endless ways to make them unique, including cute clothes and accessories. www.rylandpeters.com IMPROPER CROSS-STITCH Haley Pierson-Cox (£14.99, St. Martin's Griffin) Try a cheeky twist on cross stitch with this fun book of 'improper' designs to sew. All the key techniques are covered in the how-to sections, so newbies will have no problem stitching the book's 35 naughty motifs. It might not be one to gift to young stitchers, but it's perfect for the young at heart! www.panmacmillan.com MODERN PATCHWORK HOME Vivika…