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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing Issue 15

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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any excuse to sew

What occasions do you sew for? If you like making new garments to wear at special events then you’re going to love our flattering Daisy Dress pattern (p32), your free gift this issue. It’s a perfectly elegant choice for proms, parties and weddings. Perhaps you prefer to sew gifts? Celebrate new arrivals with a personalised baby bib (p79), embroider a make-up bag for a friend (p49), or give a soft toy lamb as a snuggly gift for little animal lovers (p87). Whatever you make, share your photos using #simplysewingmag - there’s prizes for the best!…

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contributors

THERESA GONZALEZ Multi-talented San Francisco-based crafter Theresa has written for numerous craft titles and teaches online courses in sewing, photography and more. Find out how to sew a button-up skirt from her new book, Sunday Sews, on page 62. KAJSA KINSELLA Kajsa is originally from Sweden and now lives in Ireland. She has published two craft books and launched her own home collection in 2015. Read about her passion for embellishments on page 70, and make her fabric envelopes on page 75. AMANDA RILEY Amanda Riley launched her Fashion Factory refashioning workshops for teens in 2009, and released her accompanying book, The Fashion Factory, in 2015. Find out how she’s inspired the next generation of young creatives on page 52. CYNTHIA SHAFFER Cynthia Shaffer is a quilter and creative sewer whose work has appeared in a number…

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pinboard ideas, inspiration, accessories, websites, events, stuff

STATEMENT STYLE TV presenter and designer Dawn O’Porter has collaborated with illustrator Karen Mabon to create an exciting new capsule collection for her label BOB by DOP. Entitled The Equality Collection, it features four limited-edition styles in three prints, all promoting equality. Talk about making a statement! From £85. www.BOBbyDOP.com COLLAR LOVE Little girls will love the 1960s-inspired Eleena pattern from Coffee & Thread. The A-line dress features an inverted pleat, cute collar and three sleeve options: short set-in, long with cuffs, and flutter. This is a sweet dress that they’ll want to wear all year round. For girls aged from two to 12. About £6. www.coffeeandthread.bigcartel.com ROYALLY GOOD Finnish indie label Named’s new pattern collection, Royals, is inspired by the richly decorative dress of European royalty in the 18th century. The eight patterns mix…

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shelly down of gingermelon

It’s a real family affair for Shelly Down of Gingermelon doll kits and patterns. She lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband and two grown-up sons and in the same building as her parents. Her mum even helps her pack her orders. “About two years ago, we were able to rent the suite next door, so my oldest son finally has his own bedroom and I have a nice area to store my supplies!” Shelly’s mum and grandmothers encouraged her creativity as a child. “I’ve always had a very creative imagination and I’ve tried my hand at clay, embroidery, glass painting, photography and card-making. I’m always looking for something new to learn.” Shelly gets her inspiration from Japanese Kawaii style, vintage Manga and Shouja art, as well as fairytales, vintage illustrations…

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inspiring book

SUPERCRAFT Sophie Pester and Catharina Bruns (DK, £12.99) Keep crafting all year round with this collection of super-tempting DIY projects for your home and wardrobe. Stitch cute toys, make a cool rucksack, whip up your own espadrilles and print your own scarf with these simple tutorials. www.dk.com PIRATES AND POMPOMS Stella Bee and Jemma Bell (Laurence King, £14.95) This book is divided into pirates, woodland animals and circus themes. Make an eye patch, big top or fox mask for hours of fun. www.laurenceking.com HERE COMES SPRING Shelley Wicks and Jeanne Large (Martingale) Make believe your home is a little house on the prairie with this collection of simple country-style appliqué and quilt designs to add some springtime cheer to your space. www.shopmartingale.com MAKING VICTORIAN COSTUMES FOR WOMEN Heather Audin (Crowood, £25) Inspired by…

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5 fab finds washi tape

MINT CONDITION Vintage sewing notions adorn this pretty tape from Light and Co. Approx £1.50 each. www.lightandco.etsy.com BUTTON IT Our button tin may be overflowing, but we always have room for another roll of washi tape. £3.95. www.thelovelydesk.co.uk STITCH UP Brush up on your machine-stitch know-how with this tape printed with different stitches. Approx £2.50 each. www.intheclear.etsy.com PASTEL PRETTY We’d love a sewing machine in every colour, but for now we’ll happily make do with a roll of this pastel-hued tape. £1.95. www.cwlcrafts.etsy.com HEART’S DESIRE Jazz up your notebooks and wrapping with cross-stitch hearts. Approx £2 each. www.dancingquinn.etsy.com…