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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
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
simply sewing fresh ideas with fabric

We love when our cover gifts align to make a complete outfit, and this issue is one of those gems! Pair the Wrap Dress with the casual Carrie Cardigan, throw on a pair of ankle boots and grab your Twiggy Tote and you’re good to go! For now though, the Wrap Dress and Carrie Cardigan pairing is perfect comfy-but-smart attire while we’re still working from home. We’re also seriously excited that spring is definitely on the horizon. You’ll find six makes for a spring refresh on page 28, and while it’s still a little chilly, cosy up in our hot water blanket (page 79) as you sew for the brighter season ahead. WWW.GATHERED.HOW/SIMPLYSEWING #SIMPLYSEWINGMAG facebook.com/simplysewingmagazine twitter.com/simplysewing_ pinterest.com/simplysewingmag instagram.com/simplysewingmag…

1 min.
a fond farewell

Welcome to another bumper issue – my first as Acting Editor. I’m excited to be working on such a beautiful magazine with an incredibly talented team – not to mention our fantastic contributors and you, our lovely readers! The days are gradually stretching out and spring is starting to creep in, so refresh your home with our bright and beautiful spring makes for a dose of instant optimism (p28), and get out into the fresh air with our easy Japanese knot bag (p76). Here’s to a year of inspiring makes, new skills and an ever-increasing fabric stash. Share your latest makes with us@simplysewingmag.…

1 min.

DELIA RANDALL Delia is the designer behind the super cosy and comfortable Carrie Cardigan included with this issue. Delia is a self-named omnivorous maker and blogs about her various creative adventures at Delia Creates – you’ll find some free tutorials there, too! ANNA ALICIA Anna is a regular designer behind many projects in Simply Sewing, and this issue we’ve included her gorgeous Twiggy Tote as a cover gift. We love the unique paper base on this handy bag and a boxed base means we can fit even more in! ADAKU PARKER This month our Profile is all about Adaku Parker of Dovetailed. Read about her transition from barrister to designer on page 48, and find an exclusive project extract from her brand-new book, Sewing with African Wax Print Fabric, on page 53. LIZ GRYLLS Semi-finalist of The…

3 min.

DRAMA CHAMELEON Pattern Cutting Deconstructed has launched the understated and elegant Chameleon Dress Pattern, designed by V&A fashion educator and ex-Alexander McQueen draper, Monisola Omotoso. Check out patterncuttingdeconstructed.com for more on this gorgeous design and to see Moni’s new Sleeve Pattern Making Kit and recent collaboration with the V&A. JEANS OF YOUR DREAMS The quest for comfy yet stylish jeans is over! Muna and Broad’s Noice Jeans are designed to be comfortable, even with heavyweight denim. There are two designs to choose from and both are gorgeous! Visit munaandbroad.com for more details. LABEL LOVE For fans of Dovetailed’s stunning African wax print patterns, fabrics, and kits, you can now add the perfect finishing touch to your handmade garments with a sweet little label (and with it, show some support to Dovetailed creator Adaku Parker whose…

2 min.
lucy rowan

Lucy started out on her creative journey at a very young age. She grew up with an extremely creative family who constantly encouraged her to find new crafts to enjoy. One of her earliest memories is collecting all the wood up from when her family were having a conservatory built and piling it high ready for her next creative project – along with all the cardboard boxes she used to collect, too. She thinks this is where her craft materials obsession comes from! Lucy was constantly thinking of new ways to create things and longing to be a carpenter, although that didn’t quite work out! Many years later, Lucy studied graphic design at university, but was always more drawn to the hands-on, creative side of things and spent her spare time…

1 min.
the pattern edit

DUO CINDY, I AM PATTERNS As far as we’re concerned, a skater skirt knows no age restrictions! And this pretty panelled, circular skirt, suitable for both young and older alike, proves just that. We adore the cute details, including the sweet pockets either side and an invisible zip on the waistband which is concealed with a button. Available in seven sizes at iampatterns.fr/en COTTESLOE COWL, MADE BY JACK’S MUM This top is adorable on all members of the family and we LOVE that it’s not gender specific. It’s also great for seeing you through from autumn to spring as it’s designed to be super lightweight, working best in sweatshirting and French terry fabric. It’s not a complicated project, either. Available in sizes XXS to 5XL, madebyjacksmum.com BOMBER JACKET BUNDLE, REBECCA PAGE A bomber jacket the…