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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing Issue 35

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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simply sewing fresh ideas with fabric

It’s never too early to start sewing for the colder months ahead, and of course Christmas! So, this month we’re sharing some of our favourite winter makes, from wardrobe updates to decor and gifts to help you get ready for the festive season. There’s a stylish knit dress (p48) for everyday wear, a simple-make smock (p34) for layering up, quick-sew advent bunting (p69) to count down the days, and a stunning heirloom patchwork stocking from the lovely folks at Tilda (p80). Whatever you’re sewing, share your makes using #simplysewingmag…

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feeling festive

We’ve just returned from The Great British Sewing Bee Live with our shopping bags full and our heads buzzing with ideas for our winter wardrobes. First on our to-make list is The Jade Dress (p48) in luxe jewel tones – it’s so on-trend and perfect for the colder weather. Then it’s time to make a start on our Christmas projects. If you’re in need of inspiration, our quick-sew bunting (p69) and heirloom stocking (p80) will get you in the festive spirit! PS: BONUS GIFT WORTH £30 when you subscribe (see p18)…

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contributors

ANNA ALICIA Anna loves combining handmade ceramics with organic textiles in her jewellery collections for her label A Alicia, and is always looking for new creative avenues to explore. Count down to Christmas with her advent bunting on page 69. ALICE GARRETT Alice Garrett is the founder of Alice Caroline, selling Liberty of London fabrics, quilt and bag kits, notions, accessories and patterns, and creates exclusive projects for Sewing Quarter. She shares her passion for Liberty lawn fabrics on page 52. 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, Freeview 78). Read about her #sewingrevolution campaign on page 64. SAMANTHA CLARIDGE Samantha is a craft blogger at www.liveitloveitmakeit.com and owner of online sewing shop www.sewcraftyonline.co.uk. She’s a lifelong…

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pinboard

PERFECT MATCH Two colourful (and iconic) worlds collide in this irresistible new collection of opulent designs for everyday living from Anthropologie and Liberty. The heirloom-worthy pieces mix Anthropologie’s boho-cool aesthetic with Liberty’s heritage florals for a match made in print heaven, with everything from statement sofas and dining table-and-chair sets to bedding and too-pretty-to-use tea towels. From £12, www.anthropologie.com 70S REVIVAL Sew yourself back to the 1970s with Deer & Doe’s three new patterns inspired by the era's comeback on the catwalks: the Azara, a swishy flared midi skirt; the Bleuet shirt dress; and Givre, a staple jersey dress and top also available as a maternity pattern. From £10, www.deer-and-doe.com GOOD MORNING Brighten up your breakfast with the new novelty Pets Party prints from Cath Kidston, starring one of the nation’s best-loved pets, the guinea…

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inspiring books

ALL ABOUT YVES Catherine Örmen (£35, Laurence King) Discover the fascinating man behind the iconic fashion label YSL with this look at the life and career of designer Yves Saint Laurent, featuring unseen sketches, photos of his catwalk collections, documents and hand-written letters. www.laurenceking.com THE BAG BOUTIQUE Debbie von Grabler-Crozier (£14.99, Search Press) Sew handbags of all shapes and sizes with this book of 20 bag projects by Simply Sewing contributor Debbie (Psst! Turn to page 61 for her tablet case project). Designs include everyday totes and smart clutches for special occasions, and there are plenty of tips for adding professional finishing touches, too. www.searchpress. STYLISH REMAKES Violette Room (£7.99, Tuttle Publishing) Use your stitching skills and creativity to revamp old and unloved clothes into stylish new garments with this book of simple upcycling ideas. Add embellishments to…

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winter linen

1. Celebrate the season of the cosy night in with a new quilt, made to order from linen hand-screen-printed in a geometric design by Georgia Bosson at her studio in Bermondsey. From £325, www.georgiabosson.etsy.com 2. The weather outside may be frightful, but at least you can brighten up your window with this pom pom-trim linen-mix curtain panel. £45, uk.monsoon.co.uk 3. Tick off two of the biggest home trends and style up your Instagram food pics with this marble tea towel with copper flecks, made from super-soft hand-marbled linen. £9, www.samicouper.etsy.com…