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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing Issue 31

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

PATTY PRANN YOUNG Patty Prann Young relocated to the United States from San Jose, Costa Rica, in 1987. She worked in graphic design before launching MODKID LLC, a creative business that includes fabric and pattern design. See them in action on page 70. MOLLIE JOHANSON Mollie Johanson is the author of Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small. She lives near Chicago and is happiest with a cup of coffee and some stitching. See of her embroidery work at www.molliejohanson.com and on page 67. JENNIFER LAUREN New Zealand-based designer Jennifer creates modern sewing patterns with a nod to classic vintage style for her pattern label Jennifer Lauren Vintage. She shares the inspiration behind her Afternoon top and blouse pattern on page 98. LISA COMFORT Talented entrepreneur behind London-based fabric shop Sew Over It, author, pattern designer and…

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STELLAR SHIRT Yes, we may already have several button-up shirts in our wardrobe, but Closet Case Files’ new Kalle shirt pattern includes too many stylish design details to pass up on! There are options galore to mix and match; take your pick from three button plackets, two collars, two pleat styles and three lengths, including a sassy cropped version and a slinky button-up summer dress. Get 15% off the pattern using SIMPLYSEWING* at www.closetcasepatterns.com COLLAR POP Floaty frocks sewn up in cotton, chambrays and linen are our summer uniform, so we can’t wait to make The Flip Collar Shirt Dress by The Maker’s Atelier, with an oversized fit, grown-on sleeves, cuffs, pockets and three back details – plain, pleated or buttoned. £22.50, www.themakersatelier.com NEW AND IMPROVED For a seriously elegant top with a 1960s-inspired silhouette,…

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inspiring books

KAWAII: HOW TO DRAW REALLY CUTE STUFF Angela Nguyen (£8.99, Search Press) Artist and illustrator Angela Nguyen takes you through the techniques of kawaii drawing with simple exercises. Master the basic shapes, then dive into drawing people, animals, food and everyday objects – you could even use your drawings to create cute embroidery. www.searchpress.com TILDA’S SEASONAL IDEAS COLLECTION Tone Finnanger (£14.99, F&W Media) This collectable volume brings together three Tilda titles, Tilda’s Spring Ideas, Tilda’s Summer Ideas and Tilda’s Winter Ideas, and is filled with inspirational projects to keep you crafting from spring through to the festive season. www.sewandso.co.uk SEW ARTISAN! Kaffe Fassett (£15.99, Berry & Co) King of colour Kaffe Fassett’s new book showcases his latest collection of fabrics with 14 patchwork, home and dressmaking projects to brighten up your sewing list, such as throws and quilts,…

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5 fab finds get comfy

PRICKLY PAL Try the cacti trend with no green fingers required (and no prickles!). £22 each, www.thefoxintheattic.com WILD THING Add character to any room with a menagerie of screen-printed animal cushions. £17.99 each, www.sistersguild.com CLOUD NINE Go for Scandi-style simplicity with this monochrome grid- print cloud made in soft organic cotton. £18, www.bobbyrabbit.co.uk SWEET TREAT Treat yourself to something sweet while reclining on this deliciously pink biscuit cushion. £32, www.nikkimcwilliams.com WHAT A HOOT Brighten up your home with a new feathered friend, designed by Pui Lee. £39.99, www.limelace.co.uk…

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skills, shows & events

26 JULY Pattern making on a mannequin. Fashion and Textile Museum, London. Learn how to create simple bodice shapes, necklines and sleeves with this day workshop. www.ftmlondon.org UNTIL AUGUST Stories in Stitch. Hampton Court Palace. See your favourite classic stories brought to life through the art of hand embroidery. Pre-book at www.royal-needlework.org.uk 10-13 AUGUST Festival of Quilts. NEC Birmingham. Learn new quilty skills, see the work of talented quilt artists from around the world and stock up your stash. www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk 17 AUGUST Make your own espadrilles. The Makery, Bath. Whip up your own pair of stylish summer espadrilles with this workshop for keen crafters of all abilities. www.themakery.co.uk…

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snapping happy

Whether we’re travelling to far- flung locations or getting together with family at home, we always have our camera on hand to snap memorable moments – and now we can coordinate our camera with our Liberty me-mades thanks to Watermelon Design’s sturdy camera straps, made by designer and textile engineer Ezgi Acar in her sewing corner in Canterbury, UK. Ezgi hopes that her Liberty straps “will add a personal touch to your adventure.” From £19.75, www.thewatermelondesign.etsy.com…