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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing Issue 27

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

LOUISE O’MAHONEY Brighton-based designer Louise O’Mahony is the owner of Oh My Honey, a 1950s-inspired fashion and wedding dress brand. More recently, she’s launched L.O.M, creating vibrant party and festival dresses. Discover her designs on page 72. EMILY HUNDT Pattern designer Emily Hundt discovered her love of sewing aged nine and studied fashion and textiles at university in Sydney. She launched her own pattern label, In the Folds, in 2015. She shows us her favourite handmade dress on page 98. PORTIA LAWRIE Portia is a regular Simply Sewing contributor and blogs at www.makery.co.uk. She also runs The Refashioners challenge, now in its fourth year. See her zip pencil skirt refashion on page 50, and take a tour of her enviable sewing space on page 48. DOLAPO JAMES Born in Nigeria, Dolapo James moved to the UK to…

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TWIRL THING The newest addition to the Tilly and the Buttons sewing pattern family is sure to please fans of Tilly’s cult favourite Coco pattern. Designed for knit fabrics (with no overlocker required!) and featuring a flattering pleated skirt, quirky Z-shaped seams (great for colour-blocking) and hidden pockets, Zadie is the perfect comfy, throw-on-and-go, everyday dress. We’ll be making several! £12.50, shop.tillyandthebuttons.com MIX AND MATCH When a pattern includes almost endless variations to mix and match, we can’t resist adding it to our stash! Pauline Alice’s Aldaia jersey dress features five necklines and three skirt and sleeve styles to experiment with. Time to raid our stash of jerseys and get creative! £13.50, www.backstitch.co.uk FIXER UPPER Even the most experienced stitchers can make mistakes, so having a trusty seam ripper to hand while you’re sewing is…

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inspiring books

TARTAN+TWEED Caroline Young and Ann Martin (£25, Frances Lincoln) Follow the fascinating history of traditional tartan and tweed fabrics, from the Scottish highlands to high-end designer catwalks and contemporary art, music and films, through original documents, paintings and fashion photographs. www.quartoknows.com MARVEL UNIVERSE FELT Aimee Ray (£20, Thunder Bay Press) Save the world one stitch at a time with this superhero book and kit by Aimee Ray, with a 48-page instruction book and everything you need to make ten mighty-but-mini versions of your favourite Marvel characters.www.thunderbaybooks.com CUSHIONS, CURTAINS & BLINDS (£12.99, DK Books) Channel your inner interior designer with this bumper book of 25 simple home furnishing projects, with step-by-steps for making pouffes, bedspreads, cushions and blinds. Psst! Turn to page 69for an exclusive roller blind project from the book. www.dk.com SIMPLE SASHIKO Susan Briscoe (£8.99, F+W Media ) Master the art…

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5 fab finds cute kits

FLY AWAY HOME Go up, up and away with this balloon mobile for baby’s bedroom. From £31, www.feltonthefly.etsy.com BUTTON MOON Little sleepyheads will be over the moon with this mini crescent pillow. Approx £15, www.lilyrazz.etsy.com WHALE HELLO THERE Have a whale of a time sewing this characterful mobile for the nursery. £18, www.yewleafwishes.etsy.com RAIN OR SHINE Make this garland to cheer up your space whatever the weather. From £16.50, www.pollychromecrafts.etsy.com BEAR WITH IT If you go down to the woods today, be sure bring this friendly feltie. £8.95, www.dotcomgiftshop.com…

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sweing quarter watch it love it sew it

AND WE’RE LIVE! Sewing Quarter is the UK’s first shopping channel dedicated to sewing and quilting - and it’s on right now! It’s brought to you by the publishers of all your favourite craft magazines and presented by crafty duo John Scott and Natasha McCarty (right) who are as passionate about sewing and quilting as you are. From clothes and quilts, to bags and toys, join the panel of Sewing Quarter designers live on Freeview channel 78 everday - or watch and shop online at www.sewingquarter.com LIVE everyday 8am - 12 noon · FREEVIEW CHANNEL 78 ·www.sewingquarter.com SPECIAL OFFER FREE SEWING KIT WORTH £14.99 WITH YOUR FIRST PURCHASE * (T&C’S APPLY) *Free sewing kit available on your first purchase only with a minimum spend of £10 (excl.P&P). While stocks last.…

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meet the designer sammy claridge

HOW ARE YOU FINDING LIVE TV? “I thought I’d be really nervous, but I’m not! John and Natasha, our presenters, make it feel like we’re hanging out with a bunch of friends when we’re at the studios - it’s really good fun!” WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT IT? “This is the first channel totally dedicated to sewing, which is amazing. I can’t explain how happy that makes me! The fact that people can buy the products whilst being shown how to use them is great too.” WHAT ARE YOU MOST ENJOYING SHOWING VIEWERS? “My fave thing so far has to be showing how to insert zips. Lots of people tell me that they are nervous about inserting zips so anything I can do to to show them how easy they can be, makes me happy!” Find…