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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing Issue 13

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
言語:
English
出版社:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
刊行頻度:
Monthly
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finding my style

Nothing beats the feeling you get when somebody compliments an outfit you’ve made (did you see my #charliedress on Instagram?) - it’s a really great motivator. Next on my list is this month’s cover garment, a staple shift dress (page 34). With no fastenings and just a few pattern pieces, this shift is a surprisingly quick make. I think I’ll choose a retro floral fabric for mine! If time is limited, try updating existing outfits instead. Our cute cross-stitched jumper (page 52) is a great starting point. What’s your style? Show me using #simplysewingmag…

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contributors

MATT CHAPPLE The first male winner of the Great British Sewing Bee, Matt now blogs about his projects at www.sewwhatsnew.co.uk and has launched a sewing kit range. Matt and his wife Gemma share the joys of running a craft business together on page 44. EMMA HARDY Emma is a craft author, stylist and designer from London who has worked on various lifestyle and interiors magazines. She show us how to make a child’s ladybird costume, from her latest book, Sewing Dress-up (CICO Books), on page 70. AMANDA RUSSELL & JULIET BAWDEN Designer-makers Amanda and Juliet are the duo behind R&B Designs. The pair have been working in the creative industry for over 20 years and write for a number of craft titles. Find their Liberty-print pyjama project on page 62. SAMMY CLARIDGE Maidenhead-based Sammy and her mum…

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pinboard

IN THE PINK We’re so inspired by London-based label, Birdsong. All of its clothes are created by the best female makers, with a ‘no sweatshops, no Photoshop’ philosophy. The latest collection unites Brick Lane women’s project Heba with excess fabrics from the Traid charity. With Great British Bake Off star Ruby Tandoh as their ambassador and fans including Lauren Laverne, this really is a brand to sing about. www.birdsong.london JUST DARLING We’ve fallen for Darling Clementine, new to lifestyle store Smug in London’s creative Islington. The Norwegian brand’s first collection, Pantomime, is just for kids and takes its inspiration from the Bauhaus period. Totes £10. www.ifeelsmug.com NAUTICAL AND NICE California-based Birch Fabrics have united with author and illustrator Emily Winfield Martin for a new collection of organic fabrics, Saltwater. Emily is known for her quirky…

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laura ralph

For most students, university is mainly about attending lectures, writing essays and socialising. However, Laura Ralph launched a successful fashion business while still in her second year. It all began when she decided to start making herself stylish crop tops from vintage fabrics. “One day I made myself a two-piece and posted it on Facebook and all of my friends started ordering. Then during the summer holidays I set up a business Facebook page and started getting more and more orders.” Laura moved to London to intern for Alexander McQueen and Burberry. “Luckily my mum is hugely involved with the business and she really kept it going during this time and during my final year of university.” Today Laura focusses on those popular two-pieces: “My bestseller is the crop top and shorts. I’ve…

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inspiring books

THE MODERN NATURAL DYER Kristine Vejar (Abrams & Chronicle, £18.99) Swap the chemicals for all-natural dyes such as madder, rhubarb, dahlia and onion skins in this guide to colouring your own fabric and threads. www.abramsandchronicle.co.uk THE FINE ART OF FASHION ILLUSTRATION Julian Robinson with Gracie Calvey (Frances Lincoln, £35) Get inspired by this mighty collection of fashion illustration, from Renaissance woodcuts to 1920s prints. www.quartoknows.com LASER CUTTING FOR FASHION AND TEXTILES Laura Berens Baker (Laurence King £24.95) Fashionistas on the cutting edge will love this ultra-modern guide to making and embellishing your own clothes using laser technology. www.laurenceking.com THE MAKER Tamara Maynes (Murdoch Books £18.99) Stylist Tamara Maynes’ book is full of inspirational, sophisticated and thoughtful craft projects for your home to put your own stamp on your space, including textiles, lighting, ceramics and furniture. www.murdochbooks.co.uk…

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5 fab finds sewing tattoos

VINTAGE STITCH Wear your sewing love on your arm with this big and bold vintage sewing machine tattoo. Approx £4.www.tattoorary.com ON THE BUTTON Use the code VINTAGESEWING KIT01 for a 15% discount off these fun sewing-themed tatts. £11. www.wickedlylovelyart.etsy.com LINE LOVE Wear some skin art with this graphic-look pencil tattoo by Netherlands-based illustrator Megan McNulty. From 50p. www.meganmcnulty.nl LOOK SHARP Display the tools of your trade with this cutting-edge craft knife tattoo art by Peagreen Designs. Approx £3.50 for two.www.tattly.com JUST SAY IT Keep inspired to get creative with this hand-written style temporary slogan tattoo. Approx £4. www.happytatts.etsy.com…