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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing Issue 7

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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Cross stitch may be thought of as quite a traditional technique, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be used in a modern way – just look at these contemporary chevrons! Bring this classic embroidery technique up to date by using it in unexpected ways, like we’ve done here with this stitched panel on a crisp white linen – backed and framed with white cotton fabric. It’s a creative way to incorporate graphic prints into a modern home. See our colourful chevrons in a hoop on page 61 for how to perfect this versatile stitch.…

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workshop pattern matching

We just can't get enough of prints and patterns. Florals, geometrics, stripes, checks – you name it, we love it. We especially enjoy filling our homes with prints – it's so inspiring and a great way to add personality to a room. Our lovely bed runner from page 26 is a prime example; just looking at its delicate pastel pattern makes us feel cheerful. Accurate pattern matching is key to giving projects like this a professional finish – we've matched up the print so you can barely see the seams, and this is something you can easily achieve yourself. All it takes is a little care and know-how, the latter of which we've got covered in our two-page guide to pattern matching overleaf.…

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pretty in pink

ON CLOUD NINE Pretty up crisp white bedsheets with cute, easy-to-make cloud cushions in fresh pinks and greys. These lend the phrase ‘head in the clouds’ a whole new meaning! QUILTED BED RUNNER This bed runner gives you a chance to practice simple quilting, binding and pattern-matching techniques. And it’ll keep toes warm whilst keeping the bed looking lovely. GOT IT COVERED Doodles aren’t the only way to personalise your notebooks! These fabric-covered jotters look really sweet huddled together on the shelf, and the notebooks inside can be easily replaced once full. CHILL-OUT ZONE Create the ultimate chill-out corner with this snug bean bag chair, made from two gorgeous (and durable) canvas fabrics. All her friends will want one, too! TRINKET TRAYS Keep special bits and bobs safe and sound in these candy-hued fabric trays. They’re easy to put…

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stripes & florals

FYI: Cotton pillowcases are easy to sew with and ideal for refashion newbies! STRIPY TEE SKIRT YOU WILL NEED • 1 long sleeve T-shirt to fit your waist• Basic sewing kit Jennie Jones says: “This super-easy, super-comfy skirt is the ideal companion for flip flops and vest tops. The T-shirt I used only cost a few pounds so won’t break the bank if you’re experimenting. I would recommend using an overlocker, but, if you don’t have one, then take it slow and practice on the T-shirt offcuts with your machine on a zigzag setting, or use a double needle and a walking foot. And always, always pin!” Step one Begin by cutting off the neck and sleeves. I cut as close as possible to the under arm for a knee-length skirt; if you want a mini…

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my sewing world

Creativity is good for the soul. It’s relaxing, fulfilling, nourishing even. But do you sometimes feel like you’re just too busy to sew? It’s a common feeling, as we strive to create balance between work, emails, household chores, kiddos, commuting, socialising, exercise… And I know it well myself, even as a sewing business owner. It’s a common misconception that if you run a sewing business you get to sew all day, but actually most of my time is taken up with admin, accounting and emails. I’d never have time for sewing if I didn’t make time for sewing. And if I didn’t sew, I’d go crazy! So, how do you set aside time for sewing when you’re super busy? Here are my top tips for ensuring you can fit creativity and…

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know your thimbles

Every sewist knows how painful it is to stab a finger or thumb with a sewing needle (ouch!), but not all regularly use a thimble. Many only dig one out of their sewing kit when they can sew no more without one. However, it’s best to get into the habit of sewing with a thimble to protect your fingers and help you sew faster. USING, WEARING AND BUYING You may find you need to train yourself to use a thimble, but it shouldn’t take long for it to become second nature. Thimbles are usually worn on the middle finger. Press gently with your thimble-covered finger until the needle is through the fabric – a slow, gentle pressure works best. When hand quilting, rock the needle using your thimbled finger through all layers…