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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing Issue 16

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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simply sewing fresh ideas with fabric

Spring has finally arrived and we’re looking for any excuse to take our me-mades outdoors! But it’s not all about frolicking around in pretty handmade dresses (as much as we love that), this month we’re championing more practical makes. Challenge blustery beach days (and unwanted skirt mishaps) with a stylish playsuit, treat your camera to a new case, get the kids playing plushie guitar in the garden or make a leather passport holder that’ll last a lifetime. Share your makes using # simplysewingmag…

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the bee is back!

As I write this letter, the hot topic of conversation in the office is the fourth series of The Great British Sewing Bee (rumoured to hit our TV screens in early May). There’s no denying that so far the show has brought sewing to a brand new audience and inspired many of its contestants to take their skills to the next level (see p40 to read more). So, to celebrate we’ve lined up a cute camisole pattern from the GBSB book for you to try at home (p50) and a bumper prize draw to enter - with a whopping £409 worth of prizes (p8). Keep in touch using #simplysewingmag…

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contributors

LISA COMFORT Lisa Comfort is the founder of Sew Over It, a sewing haven and fabric shop in London, and the designer of this issue’s Poppy Playsuit pattern. Lisa shares her tips for sewing with drapey fabrics on page 18, and her playsuit fabric picks on page 34. CLAIRE-LOUISE HARDIE Claire-Louise Hardie is the sewing producer for The Great British Sewing Bee. She is a theatrical costumier and runs a sewing school in North London. Turn to page 50 for Claire-Louise’s silk camisole top project from her GBSB book. JANE FOSTER Jane Foster is an illustrator, textile designer and author. Her work is in uenced by Scandinavian and British design from the 1950s and 60s. Take a peek at her latest designs on page 64, and try her quick lampshade project on page 69. SAARA HUHTA Saara…

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win a bumper sewing bundle worth £409!

Whether it’s a box of shiny new pins, a bundle of beautiful fabrics or even a brand-new sewing machine, we always feel a burst of creativity when we add to our sewing stash. So, just imagine the creative possibilities with this issue’s bumper bundle of sewing goodies, worth £409! One lucky winner will get a Janome Sewist 525S machine worth £269 (as spotted on the Great British Sewing Bee), a selection of sewing books including Freehand Fashion by GBSB’s Chinelo Bally, and a selection of must-have sewing tools. Enter today at www.simplysewingmag.com See www.simplysewingmag.comto enter today! (UK only, see competition rules on p6.)…

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pinboard

WEAR IT WELL We love all of Toast’s collections, and its spring/summer designs this year are particularly gorgeous. Inspired by traditional workwear, it features hard-wearing fabrics like Japanese denim, linen and hemp. The shapes vary from smocks and pinafores to full skirts and stylish culottes, with a mix of deep indigo and batik prints and spicy shades of saffron, cumin and madder red. We want to wear it all year round. From £139. www.toa.st OFF THE PEG Be it craft supplies, kid’s toys or office stationery, we like putting everything in its place, so these sturdy pegboards from the Peg-it-all range by Kreis Design are on our wish list. They can be propped on a desk or hung up on the wall, come in a variety of colours and are designed and made…

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katey jane smith

Katey Jane Smith’s passion for the design process, from the initial sketches to the final product, is what inspired her to leave her print design career behind and set up her own clothing and accessories brand. Originally from Stroud in Gloucester, an area with a rich heritage of textile production, Katey was hooked on creating her own designs from a young age, and went on to study Textile Design for Fashion with Business Studies at the University of Brighton. After graduating she worked in London for a print studio, where “I freelanced with lots of international high end and high street brands. Most of my clients were in Los Angeles. I loved this work, however I longed to see every part of the design process.” After two years, she “took the bull…