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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing Issue 30

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
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contributors

ALICE GARRETT Alice runs her business, Alice Caroline, which specialises in sending Liberty fabrics, patterns and kits all over the world. She’s recently designed an exclusive collection of fabric in collaboration with Liberty, see them in action on page 49. LISA COMFORT Lisa Comfort is the founder and owner of Sew Over It, a sewing haven and fabric shop in London, and the designer of this issue’s brand new sewalong: The Florence Dress. Find everything you need to start on page 44. JENNIFFER TAYLOR Seamstress Jenniffer is determined to get more of the nation sewing with her #sewingrevolution workshops, social media and TV demos (find her on Sewing Quarter, see page 15). Read about her new book and sewing journey so far on page 72. NINA CHANG Sewist and blogger Nina is a self-confessed sewaholic! When she’s…

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ELEGANT ETTA We’re always thrilled to see what delights Tilly and the Buttons has in store for us, and her gorgeous new pencil dress pattern is a stunner! The Etta pattern comes in two versions, one with a cap sleeve, collar and shallow V at the back, and the other with a three-quarter sleeve, high back neck and a faux waist pocket detail. From big, bold, bright prints to cutesy pastels, Etta will look fabulous in them all! £12.50, shop.tillyandthebuttons.com DOTTY ABOUT DOGS Calling all dog lovers and fans of 101 Dalmations ! Cath Kidston has sneaked dalmation pups onto their trademark rose, spot and London townhouse designs in collaboration with Disney – we love this frock in an archive rose print. What a totally pawsome idea! £80, www.cathkidston.com NO SWEAT! W The mother-and-daughter team…

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inspiring books

SEW BOHO Kelly Fletcher (£14.99, becker&mayer!) Kelly Fletcher’s follow- up book to Sew Cute is aimed at beginners and showcases a collection of sweet bohochic patterns and borders that you can stitch onto sheets, pillows, dresses, bags and much more. Pick and mix the motifs to create your own designs and fill your wardrobe and home with colour. www.quartoknows.com SUPERHERO SEWING Lane Huerta (£16.99, Creative Publishing international) Lane Huerta shares simple sewing projects that will nurture the imaginations of children and encourage creative play, with 20 projects to pick from divided into five sections: heroes, pirates, fairies, magicians and animals. www.quartoknows.com STITCHED SEWING ORGANIZERS Aneela Hoey (£22.99, C&T Publishing) Sewing organisers make sweet gifts for fellow sewists and are a great way to use up your fabric scraps. This book has 15 stylish and practical projects, and many…

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skills, shows & events

26 MAY›1 OCTOBER The World of Anna Sui. Fashion and Textile Museum, London. This display features over 100 looks from the American fashion designer’s archive, from surfers and hippies to mods and punks. www.ftmlondon.org 3 JUNE Sewmance, Brighton. Bring a project along, meet like-minded sewing enthusiasts and craft the day away at this community event.www.sewmance.co.uk 18JUNE Grandfest, London. Talented older makers share their skills at this charity festival.grandfest.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk 24 JUNE Sew Up North, Leeds. Enjoy a coffee and chat, a shopping trip around Leeds, a charity raffle and a fabric and pattern swap. www.facebook.com/SewUpNorth…

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5 fab finds pin up

BEST PAL Celebrate our complete devotion to our little workhorses with this fabulous lilac Singer badge. £7, www.looklane.com OMBRE CUTIE Where would we be without thread? Pay homage with this skein of floss in pink or aqua. Approx £8, www.redgatestitchery.etsy.com POWER TOOL Whether you’re ripping to upcycle or sew again, this pin has a message worth shouting out. Approx £8, www.colettepatterns.com WHO’S THE BOSS? You are! This pin has a magnet back, so is both a needle minder and a style statement. £9.70, www.redgatestitchery.etsy.com MY GANG Wear a colourful pin that lets everyone know you’re in the crafty club. £7, www.sewcraftyonline.co.uk…

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totes amazing

Created in 2010 by fashion designer Rachel Fear-King, Gemima London is based in Epping Forest and uses locally sourced materials and makers to create sweet designs monogrammed with an initial of your choice. We think they’ll make lovely gifts or charming additions to your own collection. The make-up bag is the ideal size for your sewing kit, while the tote bag is just the thing for carrying a stitchy project to class.www.gemimalondon.etsy.com…