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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

This issue comes with a little bit of sparkle! We can’t wait to get started on making The Jewel Dress – we’re not quite sure when we’ll get to wear it, but shopping for luxurious fabric for a special occasion is almost as exciting as the event itself! Speaking of sparkle, we are loving the luxe tote in this issue which puts all our other canvas bags to shame! We have some really playful makes for little ones too this month, including the cosy Kid’s Sweatshirt, an adorable plushie penguin toy, and an adventure play mat. And of course you’ll find lots of festive sewing projects in here too! ‘Tis the season after all... WWW.GATHERED.HOW/SIMPLYSEWING #SIMPLYSEWINGMAG facebook.com/simplysewingmagazine twitter.com/simplysewing_ pinterest.com/simplysewingmag instagram.com/simplysewingmag…

1 min.
sparking joy

If this issue's sparkly mix of Christmas makes and luxury fabrics don't get you in the festive spirit... well, then I don't know what will! There's no doubt it's been a challenging year for us all, so we're going all-out to enjoy some selfish sewing – starting with The Jewel Dress (p20) and gold-based tote bag (p63). Both gorgeous designs to cheer up your wardrobe. To treat the kids we have a play mat (p75), penguin plushie toy (p79) and cosy winter sweatshirt (p44) to choose from. And for your home – possibly our most playful Christmas makes to date (p28)! Who could possibly resist that kitsch apron. I mean, seriously?…

1 min.

MARTYNA PIETRZAK Martyna is the designer of the Kid’s Sweatshirt included with your magazine. She launched MadeByMePatterns in 2016 and her patterns for children are hugely popular! Read more about Martyna and her business on page 48. JO CARTER Jo is the toy designer behind the Plushie Deer pattern included with 75. We can’t wait to get sewing this cheery chap – he’s not just for Christmas! Jo sells kits for making all sorts of animal friends on her website, twoowlsdesign.co.uk LAUREN MARINGOLA For this month’s feature we spoke with Lauren, the founder of vintage sewing blog and pattern company, Wearing History. Read all about how the business began and take a look at our 20th century fashion timeline on page 70. MATT GAGE Matt tells us all about his favourite make – he’s so comfortable with…

4 min.

MINI ME Megan Nielsen Patterns has released a brand new pattern in its Mini range, the gorgeous Darling Ranges shirtdress. It's modelled on the women's version of the same dress, but with some child-friendly modifications, including pockets and three sleeve variations. Buy the pattern as a 'mummy and me' bundle so you can be matchies! megannielsen.com CHIC IN A SMOCK Muna and Broad's Huon Shirt and Dress (pronounced hugh-on) is a modern take on the 19th century French artist's smock, and is named after Australia's Huon Valley. Grab your best flowy fabrics and make a hip-length shirt or a knee-length dress. munaandbroad.com MADE TO SHARE OLIO, the community sharing app, has launched a brand-new section for neighbours to buy and sell their crafty makes. The app is best known for tackling food waste, but you…

2 min.
kate smith

Kate loves to discover new things. That’s what drew her to sewing in the first place. It’s the perfect hobby because, while you can make something half decent straight away, there’s always more to learn. That’s also the ethos behind In a Haystack, the digital sewing subscription service Kate runs. It’s all about discovering and celebrating small creative businesses, while learning more about the fascinating world of sewing and textiles. Every month, members of the pack get a PDF sewing pattern, discounts for fabric shops and other treats, interviews, tips and tricks, and more, sent straight to their inbox. “It combines the excitement of subscription boxes with other bonuses made possible by the pack’s digital nature, like flexibility to choose your own fabric, and often to swap the pattern if you already…

1 min.
the pattern edit

Corduroy Get cosy in corduroy this autumn with these patterns, says Production Editor Emily Freer STACKER JACKET, PAPERCUT PATTERNS A boxy cord jacket is a seasonal staple. The Stacker Jacket features drop shoulders and can be made with oversized in-seam or patch pockets. It's fully lined for extra cosiness as well as a great opportunity to show off some of your favourite fancy fabric. Available in sizes 1–8 from papercutpatterns.com HAYLEY DUNGAREES, WORKSHOP Say hello to your new working from home uniform. The oversized Hayley Dungarees are designed with a super relaxed fit which suits corduroy so well. Make the pocket or straps in a contrast fabric for your own stand-out design. Available in 6–16 from helloworkshop.co.uk BOBBI PINAFORE, TILLY AND THE BUTTONS Pair a corduroy Bobbi pinafore with some chunky tights and a long-sleeved top…