Simply Sewing

Simply Sewing 60

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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simply sewing fresh ideas with fabric

Autumn is on the horizon and we’re using the change in season as a perfect excuse to switch things up a little! We’re embellishing our clothes with fancy embroidery stitches and lace trim, giving our homes a modern makeover with calming painterly prints and adding new linen textures to our wardrobes. Whether it’s rejuvenating an existing garment, or sewing up something completely new – these next few months are the perfect time to unwind and enjoy some slow stitching before (dare we say it) festive me-mades start appearing on our to-sew list... Share yours using #simplysewingmag WWW.SIMPLYSEWINGMAG.COM #SIMPLYSEWINGMAG facebook.com/simplysewingmagazine twitter.com/simplysewing_ pinterest.com/simplysewingmag instagram.com/simplysewingmag…

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a stitch in time...

...saves nine. That's the saying, right? Never before has this seemed such a relevant phrase, as I unpick a toile I'm working on – that'll teach me for trying to sew late at night! Getting the right fit can be challenging (read more about sewing for curves on p64), but we always recommend you sew a toile (test sample) before cutting into your favourite fabric. I use old bedsheets for mine! If you're after a quicker finish, we've got plenty of weekend-friendly makes such as our patternless skirt (p56) lace-trimmed tee (p55) and patternless PJs (p68) that'll rival your kid's favourite bedwear! Until next time...…

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LORNA SLESSOR Lorna is a Bristol-based modern quilter who splits her time between selfish sewing and working as Production Editor at Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine (www.lovepatchworkandquilting.com).Try her modern home makes on page 18. MOLLIE JOHANSON Mollie Johanson is a craft author, illlustrator, stitcher and Etsy seller who lives near Chicago and is happiest with a cup of coffee in one hand and her embroidery in the other. See more of her work at www.molliejohanson.com and on page 51. DELIA RANDALL Delia is a maker and a mum of three who loves to sew and make fun things in her little house nestled between the forest and the sea in Washington state, USA. Find her skirt pattern on page 44 and browse more of her work at www.deliacreates.com LAURA STRUTT Laura Strutt is a passionate designer and…

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SASHIKO INSPIRED Hand-stitched details are one of the prettiest ways to give your projects a truly bespoke, one-of-a-kind look – and the fabrics from Rico’s Jardin Japonais collection are just calling out for customisation! The geometric cotton prints, inspired by Japanese sashiko embroidery, can be easily personalised with stitching for a unique-to-you piece. www.rico-design.de FREE AND EASY Sew House 7's Free-Range Slacks pattern is so called because of how free you’ll feel when you wear them; designed for drapey linen fabrics, and with a loose, cropped silhouette, comfy elasticated waist and pockets, they're the ultimate in easy chic. Find the pattern at www.sewhouse7.com PRETTY PLANNER How do you plan your projects? When we’re not collecting inspiration on social media, we’re filling our sketchpad with illustrations, photos, swatches...and cute stickers from Stickii! Stickii's subscription includes themed…

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foxglove & field

We wouldn’t get very far without our sewing tools; from the smallest thread snips to our sewing machine (and, yes, we’ll admit it: our seam ripper), we couldn’t sew a stitch without these essentials. And now there’s another hero product we won’t be without – Foxglove & Field’s pattern weights. They might be small, but, weighing 130g each, your pattern will be held firmly in place with these little helpers (and they'll look good on your cutting table!). So, how did founder Louise come up with the idea? Surprisingly, inspiration didn’t strike in her sewing room, but while driving on the M62 (west of Goole, to be precise) on a road trip with her husband. “We were talking about sewing weights. I felt there was a gap in the market and…

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the pattern edit

Production Editor Michelle’s jacket pattern picks. IN THE FOLDS’ FLYNN The Flynn Jacket is great for layering and an achievable first outerwear pattern to try for confident beginners looking to boost their skills. I love its loose-fit silhouette, bias-bound seams – and that it has pockets! Find the pattern and more at shop.inthefolds.com CASHMERETTE’S CHILTON TRENCH Sew a classic you’ll wear for years to come with Cashmerette’s timeless trench pattern. Fully lined and with sophisticated details such as a two-part collar, cape, epaulettes and double topstitching, it’s the ultimate curve-friendly trench coat. www. cashmerette.com MERCHANT & MILLS OTTOLINE Workwear jackets have been all over the high street this year, and the boxy shape of this one is so easy to style. It’s great for honing your topstitching skills, too – make sure you pick a contrasting…