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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing Issue 14

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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contributors

TILLY WALNES Tilly’s company, Tilly and the Buttons, creates step-by-step patterns and teaches workshops in London and online. She is also the author of award-winning sewing book, Love at First Stitch. Join her bow blouse sew along on page 40. LISA COMFORT Lisa Comfort is the talented designer, sewist and entrepreneur behind the Sew Over It sewing shops (in London and online), dressmaking patterns and workshops. Lisa shares her sewing plans for spring/summer 2016 with us on page 36. SUSANNAH HAMLIN STANLEY Suzannah Hamlin Stanley is a DIYer at heart (she even made her own wedding dress!) and set up her popular sewing blog, www.create-enjoy.com, in 2009. She shares a zip jumper update from her book, DIY Wardrobe Makeovers, on page 55. SONIA LUCANO Paris-based crafter, designer and author Sonia Lucano studied at France’s National School of…

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SHIFT RETURN Fairtrade fashion geniuses People Tree are marking 25 years in business this year. Celebrate with their stylish collection for spring, Urban Craft, featuring fresh prints, sporty stripes and simple basics, plus accessories and stuff for chaps, too. We love the versatile Astrid Shift Dress in on-trend deep blue organic cotton – pair with sandals or wear with woolly tights and a cardigan on chillier days. £75. www.peopletree.co.uk AbRACADABRA! If you fancy sewing your own bra, take apart an old bra to learn about construction techniques – you can trace the style if you’d like to recreate it and keep the notions for future makes. This tip is from Caroline of Blackbird Fabrics. Sign up to the mailing list to find out more about her new lingerie-making kits. www.blackbirdfabrics.com CASE CLOSED For the first…

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samantha hussey

“Bags always fit!” rejoices Samantha Hussey, aka bag pattern designer Mrs H. “You never have to worry about them suiting you, they look great and they’re not that complicated to make.” Samantha learned to sew at school before leaving after her GCSEs and working in various catering and retail jobs. “I would probably say that real life got in the way. When I moved to Wales as a newlywed, I started by making gifts before realising I should make my own patterns to keep my creative life fresh! This is definitely the most creative job I’ve ever had.” The majority of her bag pattern designs have been created in order to meet a specific need. “I wrote The Nappy Bag pattern when I was expecting my daughter Elvis,” Samantha says. “I usually…

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inspiring books

MACRAME JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES Lucy Hopping (CICO Books, £12.99) The ultimate 1970s craft has had a 2016 revamp! This book shows you how to turn threads into on-trend accessories, including a tassel necklace and striped shopper. www.rylandpeters.com THE GENTLE ART OF QUILT MAKING Jane Brocket (Pavilion, £14.99) Jane’s beautiful guide is out in paperback for the first time. There are 15 inspirational patchwork projects to try, plus tips and techniques. www.pavilionbooks.com THE CRAFTER’S YEAR (DK, £14.99) Never have a dull day again with this book of 80 seasonal crafty projects, including cushions, toys and bags to sew, as well as jewellery, candle-making and cookery. You’ll have every technique mastered by the end of the year! www.dk.com PEN TO THREAD Sarah Watson (Interweave, £17.99) Finish off your makes with a little embroidery motif or two. This book (and…

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5 fab finds organic haberdashery

ZIP IT Don’t forget your fastenings! Finish off with these undyed organic cotton zips. Approx £1. www.stitchorganics.co.uk CHEAP FRILLS Treat yourself to some trim with this organic cotton ribbon, handmade in Japan. £8.90/roll. www.kawasakiribbon.fr STRIPE HYPE Keep it sweet with this candy-stripe organic cotton ribbon, available in green, red and blue. £4.50/5m. www.thecrafterie.co.uk BRAIDY BUNCH Add a bit of sass and colour to your stitching with some hand-dyed, Peruvian organic cotton braid. £13/ spool. www.honeybegood.com THINK PINK Wrap up in natural dyed organic habotai silk ribbon from Lancaster & Cornish. £12/3m. www.lancasterandcornish.com…

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fabulous fabrics

THE FABRIC LOFT At The Fabric Loft you’ll find beautiful cottons and cotton voiles from Art Gallery Fabrics as part of our range of fabulous fabrics for quilting and dressmaking. Art Gallery Fabrics come in stunning designs and feel utterly gorgeous which will mean that your project will be a treat to sew and use. If you’re learning to sew and looking for a bargain, there’s always something on the “On Sale” page. Visit the website to see what’s in store. TEL 01235 519409 WEB thefabricloft.co.uk SEW HOT At Sew Hot we have a huge stock of fabric, patterns and notions for all your sewing needs. With over 2,300 bolts of gorgeous fabrics, you can find a large selection of cottons, denims, linens, batiks, and Kona solids, including collections from Cotton & Steel, Alison…