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Simply Sewing 82

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

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simply sewing fresh ideas with fabric

The beauty of a me-made wardrobe is the ability to personalise every last detail – not least the fit! If you’re new to dressmaking, modifying patterns to match your measurements can feel daunting, but we’ve made it simple with this month’s handy fold-out alterations guide. The top tips inside it are taken from the all-new The Great British Sewing Bee: The Techniques book (£15, Quadrille) – get your free copy when you subscribe to Simply Sewing on page 16. Put your new-found knowledge to use with this month’s Fiona dress and top pattern set and Emilien jumper – we can’t wait to see your makes! WWW.GATHERED.HOW/SIMPLYSEWING #SIMPLYSEWINGMAG facebook.com/simplysewingmagazine twitter.com/simplysewing_ pinterest.com/simplysewingmag instagram.com/simplysewingmag…

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the bee is back!

If you’ve been keeping in touch with your loved ones by post this past year, up your game with our collection of beautiful gifting makes on page 28 – friends and family will be thrilled when the postman arrives! If you’ve been inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee and are more in the mood for a wardrobe update, make yourself a gorgeous (and flattering!) tiered buffet dress using this month’s Fiona set, or get creative with Chinelo Bally’s beautiful angled pencil skirt. Remember to share all your sewing projects with us on Instagram @simplysewingmag.…

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FIONA HESFORD Sewgirl’s Fiona Hesford has treated us to to another Simply Sewing exclusive design this month! This issue, we’re bringing you a tiered top and dress that you’ll wear all through the spring and summer months. See our styling suggestions on page 20. MARIE-EMILIENNE AND BLANDINE The sister duo behind I Am Patterns, Marie- Emilienne and Blandine, are the designers of the Emilien Sweatshirt included with this issue. Find fabric recommendations for this classic, easy-sew project on page 42. CHINELO BALLY This is such an exciting time for Chinelo. Not only has she just launched her second book, Sew Chinelo, but she’s also an expert on BBC’s Saved and Remade! Read more about her on page 46 and sew a skirt from her new book on page 51. KEIRA WOOD Keira is a self-taught sewist living…

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ADAPTIVE FASHION In late 2020 Victoria Jenkins launched Unhidden’s first collection – a stylish, comfortable and practical range of adaptive clothing designed for people with disabilities and impairments. Victoria is now looking to create a network of disabled sewists who are interested in tailoring and modifying clothes for people in need of adaptations. Find out more at unhiddenclothing.com. STORE YOUR SHARPS W Has the spring cleaning frenzy reached your sewing room yet? If you’re looking to take your organisation to the next level, Pattern Trace’s new needle store is the sewing room essential you need! The recycled plastic boxes come with stickers to help separate your different needles, as well as a fuzzy dot to stick to the side of each compartment to keep your used needle away from the fresh ones. Genius!…

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LENNOX BOILERSUIT, HOMER AND HOWELLS This boilersuit will be your secret weapon as restrictions ease! It’s smart and functional but with a relaxed-fit it’s also super comfortable and flattering. Choose from two leg lengths and a straight or elasticated waistband. Available in UK 6–24, homerandhowells.com. HANNAH BLOUSE, CUT COUTURE This versatile blouse can be worn year-round, and it’s made using 100% natural and biodegradable fabric too, so you’ll feel as good as you look. The pre-cut linen pieces come in white, ready to be dyed to a colour of your choice. Available in sizes Small–Large, cutcouturekit.com. WATTLE SKIRT, MEGAN NIELSEN PATTERNS The Wattle Skirt is all about options, but whether you sew a midi- or knee-length skirt, opt for a button or tie waistband, or choose pleats over gathers, you’ll have a classic A-line skirt…

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embroidery kits

1. If you prefer something chunky with plenty of texture, these abstract mixed-media kits are the perfect way to experiment without worrying about precision. £32, WildFlossEmbroidery.etsy.com 2. Tulle embroidery is so elegant and pretty, particularly when paired with beautiful lavender sprigs. You’ll get two pieces of tulle, so make one for a friend too! £31.86, HoopatelierStore.etsy.com 3. Stitch your favourite furry friend with this dog embroidery kit – don’t worry cat lovers, there’s one for you too! You’ll use four stitches to create this pet appreciation hoop. £22.95, OhSewBootiful.etsy.com…