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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing 51

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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happy new year!

Well, I can hardly believe it, but 2019 here we are. And what a great start this is going to be! First up, there's a new series of The Great British Sewing Bee - head over to our website to find out more. Then there's our Essential Guide to Dressmaking (p43), which we've specially designed as a handy pocket-size book - perfect for keeping next to your sewing machine. And whilst you're there, take inspiration from the experts (p58) to create your ideal sewing space. After all: tidy desk = tidy mind, right?…

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contributors

MINKI KIM Designer, self-taught sewist and author Minki is all about celebrating the beauty of everyday life, through stitches. Try your hand at her quilted shopper bag tutorial on page 66 and see more of her colourful work at www.minkikim.com JENNIFER POL COLIN A native of France, Jennifer runs Little Print Fabrics Studio in San Diego, California, where kids and grown-ups love to come and sew creatively. Find her coin pouches DIY on page 78 and see more of her work at www.mylittleprintfabrics.com AMY HEMMINGS-BATT We chat with Amy, the founder and creative force behind Liberty-print lifestyle brand Coco & Wolf, about small beginnings, how to deal with ‘copiers’ and why, sometimes, no plan is a good plan! Read more on page 74. ERIN SCHLOSSER Designer Erin’s love of sewing began back in elementary school. She now…

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pinboard

FEMININE FORCE Frocks and frills go hand-in-hand, but when faced with a simple, elegant and timeless design – such as those in Papercut Patterns’ minimalist Geo pattern collection – we can’t help but fall just a teensy bit in love! With a nod to the satin skirt trend, go bigger and better with the dreamy Ravine Dress. This bias-cut dress features a high neck, plunging V-back and a waist tie for a feminine silhouette. See the collection at www.papercutpatterns.com MODERN CLASSIC Casual, comfy and made for curves, the Pembroke Dress and Tunic is the wardrobe essential we’ve been waiting for! With an oh-so-flattering shape, chic waist tie and modern split hem, this fashionable frock will soon be one of your most treasured memades. Find it at www.cashmerette.com GIRL POWER Who rules the world? Girls –…

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anna pavlovna

Anna, one of the three masterminds behind Anna Pavlovna, grew up in a family where every woman was taught to sew. As part of her childhood, Anna would sew clothes for her dolls and make small things for the family home with her mother, and she and her grandmother would spend time together indulging in a spot of embroidery. With a background filled with textiles, it's unsurprising Anna decided to pursue a career in cloth, launching a now-thriving business creating handmade toys and teddy bears. Anna works together with Katherine and Anastasia to create hand-crafted toys, PDF sewing patterns and DIY toy kits – but their main passion is crafting teddy bears. Made entirely from traditional and natural materials, their collection includes adorable bears, loveable elephants and delightful piglets, all wrapped…

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inspiring books

MODERN ART QUILTS: DESIGN, FUSE & QUILT-AS-YOU-GO Sue Bleiweiss (£22.99, C&T Publishing) If you’re looking for a new challenge, take a leaf out of Sue Bleiweiss’ book and fuse a modern quilt. You’ll learn the principles of designing and creating quilts, with seven projects to introduce you to fusing fabrics. Sue also spills the secrets on dyeing fabric and the quilt-as-you-go method. www.ctpub.com I LOVE MY DOG EMBROIDERY Oksana Kokovkina (£12.99, Quarto Publishing) Animal lovers, assemble. You might say we’re barking, but we just can’t wait to get our hands on this book of 380 dog-themed stitch motifs by embroidery artist MakikoArt and six others. The book comes complete with project ideas, how-tos and templates – pawfect! www.quartoknows.com CRAFTFULNESS Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin (£12.99, Quercus Books) Us crafters know the delight of taking a moment, or two,…

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colour-block

1. With bold geometric patterns and playful colour combinations, these vibrant cushions will keep your home looking fresh year-round. £96 for a set of four from www.sparrowandwolfshop.etsy.com 2. Ideal for adding a subtle splash of colour, these cute pink and orange crochet b skets are the perfect size for storing easily misplaced sewing supplies. £22 from www.emilysianhart.etsy.com 3. Choose daring colour combinations or play it cool with subtle hues to make Dressy Talk’s colour-blocked shirtdress design. PDF pattern approx £9 from www.dressytalk.com…