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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing Issue 32

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
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English
出版社:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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get the look...

Wow, what a month. This issue I’ve gone all-out to curate you a fab selection of looks inspired by high street trends. The Drop Set (p46) from Madeit Patterns is certain to become your go-to for comfort with its stylish asymmetric hem. The Mia Set (p34) ticks all the boxes with its statement sleeves (choose from fluted or ruffled), and our off-the-shoulder shirt dress transformation (p51) is a quick way for you to try out the bare-shoulder trend. Enjoy! PS: SAVE 72% ON SHOP PRICE when you subscribe (see p18)…

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contributors

JENELLE MONTILONE Jenelle Montilone is a recycling and repurposing revolutionary. Jenelle believes that she can make a difference, and she knows that you can too! To get started, find out how to make old T-shirts into shopper bags with her tutorial on page 53. OLU FALOLA Olu worked as a graphic designer in advertising for 15 years but gave it up to spend more time with her daughters. She met Anna (below) through blogging and now they’re partners at Madeit Patterns. Read more on page 56. AYDA ALGIN Ayda is an engineer who lives in Istanbul. Her blog, CafenoHut, is where she shares her craft, baking and interior ideas. Her first sewing book, Made for Baby: Cute Sewn Gifts has just been released. Sew her baby kimono on page 72. ANNA BRUCE Anna spent 15 years working…

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pinboard

WONDER WOMAN The summer patterns from indie French label Louis Antoinette have us saying ooh-la-la! Titled Heroines, the collection features hero garments to rescue you from those I-don’t-know-what-to-wear days, available as patterns and kits. Styles include a classic shirt with a cut-out detail and a 30s-inspired drop-waist dress. We’ve got our eye on the Simone shirt-dress kit in quirky pineapple-print poplin. From approx £14, www.louisantoinette.co.uk FORTIES FUN Jennifer Lauren proves that sleek tailoring and whimsical design details are a perfect match with her 1940s-inspired Laneway Dress. With a turn-back collar and elegant V-back, it has dream-summer-wedding-outfit written all over it! PDF approx £13, www.jenniferlaurenhandmade.store DO IT YOURSELF Put down your needle and thread and try a different kind of DIY with a make-it-yourself copper clothes rack for your sewing room. We spend too long stitching…

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inspiring books

TILDA PLANNER 2018 (£12.99, F&W Media) Plan your days in the new hardback, cloth-bound 2018 Tilda Planner. Each week, turn the page to a new photograph of adorable Tilda fabrics and products created by Norwegian designer Tone Finnanger and get inspired. The month-to-view calendar will help you plan out your year of exciting stitchy events. www.sewandso.co.uk MADE FOR BABY Ayda Algin (£14.95, Tuva Publishing) Celebrate a new arrival with a lovingly hand-sewn gift with this book of 20 inspirational ideas, ranging from bibs and blankets to clothing and stuffed toys, with beginner-friendly illustrated step-by-step instructions. Psst! Find a project from the book on page 72. www.tuvapublishing.com MR X STITCH GUIDE TO CROSS STITCH Jamie Chalmers (£12.99, Search Press) Jamie Chalmers’ new book celebrates cross stitch as an art form through innovative projects aimed at all abilities. Jamie includes…

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peachy keen

1. This mini canvas backpack in a cute pug print will have your little ones holidaying in style this summer (although you may be tempted to keep it for yourself!). £21.97, www.beckyandlolo.co.uk 2. Add an on-trend hint of copper to your home with this washable paper pot by Warm Grey Company. It’s the perfect size for storing everything from threads to flowers. £12 each, www.warmgreycompany.etsy.com 3. Accessorise your summer me-made frocks on cooler days with this floaty scarf in an abstract design – or hang it on your wall! £28, www.oliverbonas.com…

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skills, shows & events

29-30 JULY Weaving Colour: 2-Day Tapestry Course. Fashion and Textile Museum, London. Learn the art of colour-blending with master weaver Caron Penney. www.ftmlondon.org 10-13 AUGUST Festival of Quilts. NEC Birmingham. Learn new skills, admire the work of talented quilt artists from around the world and stock up on supplies. www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk 31 AUGUST Bundle Dyed Scarf Workshop. In Bristol Studios, Bristol. Learn how to create patterns and prints on silk fabric using flowers, leaves, roots and barks. www.floraarbuthnott.com 21-24 SEPTEMBER The Great British Sewing Bee Live. Excel London. Sew along with the GBSB judges and contestants at this new event. Psst! Turn to our feature on page 80for a discount code. www.thegreatbritishsewingbeelive.com 5 FAB FINDS Picnic party Be the most colourful picnickers at the park with these rainbow-hued al fresco accessories. TASTE OF SUMMER These bright and colourful melamine forks add a burst…