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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing Issue 8

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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classic shirt dress

You’ll find the pattern pieces for this dress on the pull-out sheet included with this issue. SHIRT DRESS YOU WILL NEED • Bodice dress fabric, 114cm (45in) width: sizes 1 to 12, 1.4m (1½yds); 152cm (60in) width: sizes 1 to 9, 70cm (¾yd), sizes 10 to 12, 1.4m (1½yds)• Skirt fabric, see instructions for sizing• Bodice facing fabric 45cm (18in)• Interfacing 51cm (20in)• Buttons, ten NOTES • The seam allowances for the band, collar and bodice neckline are 1cm (3/8in). All other seam allowances are 1.5cm (5/8in). If you’ve ever wanted to design and make your own dress, then Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time by Tanya Whelan is sure to inspire you. This clever book features interchangeable bodice and skirt patterns that can be used to make hundreds of different dresses – 219, to be…

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contributors

AMY BUTLER Amy is a renowned designer known for her vibrant, unique fabrics. She finds inspiration in travel, gardening, art, music and connecting with people. Discover more about her creative process and exciting new video venture on page 68. KIRSTY HARTLEY Childrenswear designer Kirsty has created a four-in-one women’s dress pattern exclusively for Simply Sewing. Join the first sew along and learn how to make a simple jersey dress on page 36, and see Kirsty’s favourite sewing project and find out why it’s so special to her on page 98. ERIN PEREZ HAGSTROM Erin is a life and style blogger (and a new mom!) with a love for all things vintage, based in sunny California. She’s one of the amazing bloggers taking part in The Refashioners 2015; see how she remade a man’s shirt into…

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kantha cushion

KANTHA CUSHION YOU WILL NEED • Fabric, for the cushion front (we used two main panels and lots of scraps for the patches)• Fabric, for the cushion back• Matching and contrasting threads• Cushion stuffing NOTES The finished cushion measures approximately 50cm (19›in) square; make your cushion any size, to suit whatever fabric scraps you have. Designer Beci Orpin says: “I’ve been to India for work and it’s a breathtaking place. During these travels, my love affair with textiles reached new heights. India is colour and pattern heaven, and I fell in love with kantha quilts, which are made from patched and stitched layers of brightly coloured saris. This creates a beautiful texture to the quilt; no two are the same. I was inspired to patch together some scraps of fabric to make my own kantha…

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pinup

Superstar sewing bloggers Merrick (www.merricksart.com) and Leanne (www.elleapparelblog.com) have been sharing tutorials and projects online for years, and have teamed up to present a new, modern way to learn to sew. Their just-launched two-part video series, The Modern Girl’s Guide to Sewing, covers everything from the dressmaking basics to more advanced techniques. The best bit? As it’s all online, you can learn how to sew while wearing your PJs! Sounds good to us. Find out more at www.moderngirlsewing.com…

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a new adventure

I’ve made my fair share of hand-stitched felties and embroidered hoops, but the art of dressmaking is a relatively new adventure for me. So, it seems only fitting that we start a brand new sew along with one of the designers that’s inspired me from the very start - Kirsty Hartley. This month we’ve included a bonus pattern sheet which includes all the pieces you’ll need to make not one, but four garments. First up, we’re mastering jersey. Let’s do this! PS: Join me! Share your makes using #simplysewingmag…

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5 fab finds motivational notebooks

MAKE IT UP The perfect handbag-sized sketchbook for crafty ideas on the go. From £6.www.typescale.co.uk BUNTING BEAUTY Tell the world what you love with this stylish notebook made from recycled paper. A snip at just £3.95. www.carrystuff.co.uk PRETTY PLEASE What are you waiting for? Make each day prettier with a bold floral journal, or three! From £6 each. www.DIYweddingbabe.etsy.com MAKE A WISH Start today – get your creative juices flowing with this handy spiral-bound book. From £4. www.journalandcompany.etsy.com GOING FOR GOLD Be the best you can be with these funny (but totes straight-talking) gold foil notebooks. £6. www.livinginlalaland.co.uk…