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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing 66

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
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
simply sewing fresh ideas with fabric

We’re settling into 2020 now and this issue is packed with both short-and-satisfying and skill-boosting projects for those who may have fallen off the wagon with their new year’s sewing resolutions. This month’s cover project brings two wardrobe must-haves that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. We’ve gone full beach-mode with our wonderfully summery travel accessories – and speaking of beach, have you tried sewing with scuba fabric? We’re talking about the double-knit kind rather than the wetsuit you may be envisioning, but the fabric is so versatile there’s plenty of scope for seaside attire. Share your makes using #simplysewingmag – we love seeing what you’re making. WWW.GATHERED.HOW/SIMPLYSEWING #SIMPLYSEWINGMAG facebook.com/simplysewingmagazine twitter.com/simplysewing_ pinterest.com/simplysewingmag instagram.com/simplysewingmag…

1 min.
good vibes only

It's all starting to look more positive now the sunshine is making a welcomed appearance. I can't wait for summer and the chance to use this amazing travel accessories set (p22) – those fresh fabric prints are just the best! Talking of playful prints, I wish The Joy Dress (p46), designed by Wild Things Dresses, came in my size – this rainbow-adorned A-line frock is happiness personified! And for your everyday wardrobes I'm thrilled to bring you The Annie Blouse and Ivy Skirt (p36), an exclusive set from Sew Over It. I'm planning to make a blouse in lemon yellow. Well, it is my favourite colour after all...…

1 min.

LISA COMFORT Author, pattern designer and vlogger Lisa Comfort is passionate about sharing her love of dressmaking. Make her Annie Blouse and Ivy Skirt set on page 36, and discover what’s next for her London-based shop, Sew Over It, on page 40. SOPHIE TARRANT Sophie is a Colchester-based writer and lifelong craft enthusiast who loves dressmaking, embroidery and collecting way too much fabric. You can follow her latest creations in needlework at @SeeSophieStitch on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. DEBBIE VON GRABLER-CROZIER Debbie writes and designs for sewing magazines and websites, as well as running her own blog where she shares her designs. Her first sewing book, The Bag Boutique, was a global success. Make her backpack design on page 68. EMILY FREER Simply Sewing Production Editor Emily loves trying new crafts. Her love of sewing started with…

6 min.

TWICE AS NICE Fans of Tilly and the Buttons' classic Cleo pinafore dress love their latest pattern – Bobbi – which can be made as a pinafore dress or skirt! Perfect for all occasions, there are three pocket designs to choose from, and as always the pattern comes with easy instructions and sewing tips, with a size range of UK 6–24. Buy for £14.50 from shop.tillyandthebuttons.com POURING PRACTICALITY Featuring dolman sleeves with diagonal cutout cuffs, the Maxwell Raincoat and Jacket from DG Patterns is a wardrobe staple. Choose from two different lengths and pocket designs. With a raincoat this stylish, we're not quite saying you'll wish for rain, but it's close. www.dgpatterns.com GOOD FOR THE SOLE W Looking for something new to try? Why not learn a new skill at Tea and Crafting's brand new…

1 min.
jumpsuit patterns

JAZZ JUMPSUIT, READY TO SEW This jumpsuit is so comfortable you’ll want to wear it every day. And the good news is, you pretty much can! This pattern comes with an impressive 82 variations so you’ll be able to sew as you mean to go on. Choose light and supple fabrics to make this jumpsuit move effortlessly with you. Available at www.readytosew.fr MCCALL'S 8009 JUMPSUIT The flared sleeves on this jumpsuit scream glam. Take it up a notch in luxury silk or satin or go for lightweight and laidback in rayon. With plenty of variations to choose from, this is perfect for the advanced beginner. Pattern available in UK sizes 6–22. www.sewdirect.com AVENIR JUMPSUIT, FRIDAY PATTERN COMPANY We are in love with how comfortable this jumpsuit is. Wear it with trainers for a casual daytime…

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needle minders

1. How adorable is this sewing mate? Who better to mind your needles for you than this friendly face from Wild Olive. £9.75, www.cloudcraft.co.uk 2. This far-too-relatable needle minder is the perfect disclaimer for the sewist with too many projects and too little time. Get 15% off yours using exclusive code SIMPLYSEWING15 (expires 31/3/20). www.snarkycrafterdesigns.etsy.com 3. Forget snakes on a plane, cats in a bowl is the next big hit for your sewing supplies. Add these furry friends to your sewing must-haves for just £3.75. www.plan2stitch.co.uk…