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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing Issue 17

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

As the fourth series of the Great British Sewing Bee returns to our screens, there’s no denying that more people than ever want to learn how to sew. So what better place to start than here? Every month we bring our readers technical know-how, inspiring features, collectible patterns, contemporary refashion projects and a whole host of makes for your home, too. You’ll never be lost for inspiration... and we’re only just getting started. Say hello to a summer of sewing! Join us using # simplysewingmag…

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contributors

SANAE ISHIDA Seattle-based Sanae Ishida writes, sews, draws and takes photographs almost every day. Find her tutorial for a baby bloomers and kimono top set from her new book, Sewing Happiness: A Year of Simple Projects for Living Well, on page 86. ESME YOUNG Esme Young, who joins Patrick Grant as a judge on The Great British Sewing Bee series four, is a costumier, designer and pattern-cutting tutor. Esme reveals what it was like to work alongside Patrick and shares her top sewing tips on page 11. JAIME JENNINGS & AMBER CORCORAN Jaime Jennings and Amber Corcoran run Fancy Tiger Crafts, a craft shop and online store based in Denver, Colorado. The friends share how they’ve taken their business from strength to strength while maintaining a work-life balance on page 70. FRANCES TOBIN Frances has been making…

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pinboard

BACK TO BASICS The founder of ethical clothing company BIBICO set up the brand after becoming disillusioned with fast fashion, instead taking a more thoughtful, back-to-basics approach to creating designs that are timeless and made to last. BIBICO’s spring/summer 2016 collection features easy-to-wear day dresses, tops and skirts in on-trend denim, classic stripes and super-soft cotton floral prints. Bring on summer! Irby dress, £69. www.bibico.co.uk STYLE FILE Add a touch of industrial chic to your home office or craft space with these colourful vintage-style filing-drawer boxes. They can be wall-mounted or placed on a desk, and are ideal for stashing stationery, threads, fabric scraps, buttons, ribbons and other bits and bobs. Filing has never been so fun! £5.95 each. www.dotcomgiftshop.com MEET MARTHA We’ve been dreaming of the perfect summer dress, so it’s like Tilly read…

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gbsb’s esme young

Fans tuning into series four of the Great British Sewing Bee will spot a new face in the sewing room this year – and we’re not just talking about the contestants! With judge May Martin making a surprise departure from the show, it was announced in February that Esme Young was to join Patrick Grant in casting an expert eye over the sewists’ creations. Costume consultant and designer Esme has an impressive fashion CV: she co-founded cutting-edge clothing label Swanky Modes in the 1980s, and has created some of the big screen’s most iconic costumes, including Bridget Jones’ famous bunny outfit. So, how did Esme get involved in the Sewing Bee? The answer is simpler than you might think: it was all down to a chance meeting with a member of The…

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inspiring books

MINI MAKERS Laura Minter and Tia Williams (GMC Publications, £14.99) All of the projects in this book have been designed to get parents and children crafting together, encouraging imaginative play and developing skills with clear step-by-step tutorials. www.thegmcgroup.com LEATHERCRAFT (GMC Publications, £9.98) This book takes the fear out of sewing with leather with makes perfect for beginners, from smaller items like a key fob and necklace, to everyday leather items like bags and purses. www.thegmcgroup.com BY THE BUNDLE Emma Jean Jensen (Lucky Spool Media, £17.99) If you’ve got an impressive stash of fabric bundles waiting to be sewn up into something beautiful, let Australian designer Emma Jean Jensen inspire you with this book of 12 quilting patterns to try. www.luckyspool.com FAVORITE FABRIC BOWLS BOXES & VASES Linda Johansen (C&T Publishing, £17.99) Put your favourite fabrics on show…

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5 fab finds sewing wall art

SKETCHED SINGER Artist Ben Rothery sketched this sunny vintage Singer sewing machine design exclusively for The Makery. £12.www.themakery.co.uk JUST SEW Let everyone know what your priorities are with this design from Of Life and Lemons. £14.50. www.oflifeandlemons.co.uk NO DRAMA Forget the stresses of the day with this printable artwork. Use SIMPLYSEWING for 25% off (ends 31st May). Approx £2.74. www.zinniapea.etsy.com MATERIAL GIRL Be loud and proud about your fabric obsession with this statement print in pastel hues. £12. www.littleteawagon.etsy.com ALL GOOD THINGS This fun print would make a lovely gift for a maker friend (if you can bear to part with it, that is!). £12. www.sewcraftyonline.co.uk…