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Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing 68

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

From the essentials to the fancy wear, we’ve got you covered this issue. The Vivian Dress is a gorgeous midi, and with two sleeve options you can wear it year-round. The Breton Top is your new go-to for everyday comfort, and The Staple Cami is the wardrobe basic you can’t be without. This issue is definitely all about those warmer days, we have luxury retreat makes in beautiful Art Gallery Fabrics, a stunning tulle skirt for garden parties, an insulated lunch bag for pincics in the park, and an adorable bumblebee plushie just in time for spring. The Fold Line have been scouring Oxford Street for us too, gathering first-hand intel on spring trends. And they’ve even paired their findings with patterns to help you be ahead of the game!…

1 min.
we're here for you

What a strange few weeks it has been! In light of recent events we find ourselves living in extraordinary times as we spend more time at home than we ever imagined possible. We've done our best to deliver a magazine to inspire you in these uncertain times, but I'm aware it could be more difficult for some of you to get hold of a copy of Simply Sewing. So, we're here to help. As well as our gifted subscription offer (see page 16), we're offering a new temporary offer to see you through these next few months (see page 14) – with free home delivery and without a direct debit. Take care,oyal readers.…

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REBECCA REID Rebecca has been crafting for too many years to remember. Her current passion is embroidery so she’s delighted to be Senior Technical Editor on the new Love Embroidery magazine. Check out her gorgeous luxury retreat makes on page 28. SUSAN GOODWIN Susan runs the blog and pattern shop Measure Twice Cut Once. By day, she works in the fashion industry and uses her commute to draft patterns and blog posts. Find Susan’s cami top pattern on page 61 and find out how about her on page 58. KATE SMITH Kate is an author, dressmaker, and the owner of London- and Bath-based creative event and workshop business, The Makery. Find her Cricut tutorial to make fab reusable facecloths and a matching washbag on page 83. MEGAN VALERO Megan is the fabric enthusiast behind Pigeon Wishes, a…

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SELKIE PATTERNS The Lin Jumpsuit from Selkie Patterns is so chic. With the flattering waist tie and square neckline, it’s simple, sophisticated, and perfect for work or play. We love it in linen, but it’d also work well in chambray. It’s super versatile and with three trouser length options it’s also trans-seasonal. Available in sizes 6-22. Buy online at www.selkiepatterns.co.uk DAYDREAM DESIGNS This Petit Citron collection is adorable! There’s something for everyone and for every adventure in this bright and fun range: forest friends, cheeky monkeys, wild dinos, colourful rainbows, and simple stripes. Perfect for playtime and bedtime. Available from www.myfabrics.co.uk RESPONSIBLE SEWING W Need your sewing bee fix in-between episodes? Get your hands on a copy of The Great British Sewing Bee: Sustainable Style by Caroline Akselson and Alexandra Bruce. The book has 27…

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spring jacket

FLYNN JACKET, IN THE FOLDS A laidback, easy-fit jacket designed for woven fabrics. Flynn can be made with full sleeves with an inverted box-pleat on the back, or it can be made sleeveless for a cooler summer layer. From www.inthe folds.com in sizes 6–24. ILFORD JACKET, FRIDAY PATTERN COMPANY With drop shoulders and a comfortable, loose fit, the Ilford is the type of jacket you can wear over anything. It’s a versatile pattern with two lengths and two sleeve options and designed for woven fabrics. From www. fridaypatterncompany.com in sizes XS–4X. SIENNA , CLOSET CASE PATTERNS Described as a chic utility jacket, Sienna is inspired by vintage French workwear for makers to wear outside as well as in and around their studios. Deep hip pockets and a waist-clinching belt make this a practical and stylish…

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friendly faces

1. Meenal Patel’s Plant Peeps collection features peeping faces amongst plants and petals, and this Wild Wonder fabric is one of our faves. See more of the range at www.meenalpatelstudio.com 2. How clever are these Wonder Women pompoms? Other inspirational poms include Jane Austen, Frida Khalo, Malala Yousafzai, Dolly Parton, and Yayoi Kusama. Shop at www.etsy.com/shop/fatpompoms 3. Stay inspired by keeping Esme on your sewing table! Other iconic pincushions include Frida Khalo, and David Bowie, £24 from www.shopbeyond measure.co.uk (ceramics by Katch Skinner)…