Australian Homespun June 2017

Homespun magazine is a place of inspiration, it combines creative techniques with a vast array of styles and themes taken from a team of leading craftspeople throughout Australia and the world. Homespun is a publication that is at the forefront of the industry, made by people who are passionate about craft. Each issue of the magazine features step-by-step easy-to-follow project ideas and accompanying patterns sheets, a variety of crafts including quilts to bags to dolls, inspirational photographs of fantastic finished products plus interesting reads to engage and entertain. Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
looking for the pattern sheets to start your homespun project?

Registration is easy! Simply go to www.homespun. and click the “register” link to create your account, or you can log in with Facebook. Note: this is a different account to your Zinio/Apple/ Google account. Once you’ve logged in, just go to the “Patterns” section of the Homespun site, or direct link homespun-patterns/ and click on the project you’re after to download the PDF. Don’t forget when printing PDFs, print on plain A4 paper, with page scaling turned off(or at 100%). YOU’RE INVITED Become part of the Homespun family by: * SUBSCRIBING to our monthly magazine (see page 127) * CHECKING OUT OUR WEBSITE at * FOLLOWING US ON FACEBOOK * BROWSING ON PINTEREST * TAPPING INTO INSTAGRAM @homespunmagazine It’s sew easy! Any questions? Contact us at…

2 min
readers’ showcase

Have you made a Homespun project? We’d love to see it and share it with our readers. SEND YOUR LETTERS TO: Readers’ Showcase, Locked Bag 154, North Ryde NSW 1670. THIS MONTH’S WINNER Julie Burmeister, from Cooranbong, NSW, for her Foxley Village project: “I just love your wonderful magazine and look forward to it arriving every month. I made a commitment last year to sew your BOM, Foxley Village (by Natalie Bird from February to November 2016/Vol 17 Nos 2-11), and it was a joy to make. This is my version hanging on the bedroom wall facing the bed, so we wake up to this wonderful quilt every morning. Thanks to all for a lovely project.” Congratulations to Julie for her great effort. As the winner this month, she will be receiving the following prizes: From…

2 min
pin interest

Be st of the be st fr om Pinterest Here are our favourite crafty alarm clocks on Pinterest this month. Best bag Designer: KrukruStudio Contact:, Best cos y Designer: Cat Thomas, Baban Cat Contact: Best softie Designer: Jodie Carleton, Ric raC Contact:, order in the house TO THE WALL It’s a neat and tidy design and it will keep studio accessories neat and tidy. Neat, huh? It’s from the imagination and workroom of Teri, from The Lovely Drawer, and she can lead you through the making process if you go to UNLOCKING STYLE SECRETS Keys might be handy but they’re pretty much same ol’, same ol’, aren’t they? In a lineup, it’d be hard to pick yours from your neighbours’. Mollie Johanson wasn’t just motivated by aesthetics, though – she is a notorious key-loser. So, to help pull hers out…

3 min
diary dates

WHY ONLY WOOL? You don’t have to make pompoms just from yarn, you know. You can try your hand at this fabulous fabric alternative from Alicia, from Sew What Alicia – she shows you how at Contacts:; or search SewWhatAlicia on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. QUOTE Asking a seamstress to mend is like asking Michelangelo to paint your garage. – Author Unknown BECAUSE YOU CAN! Just because you love stitching doesn’t mean your home has to be a shrine to craft. But, let’s face it, sometimes there is one fabulous furnishing that you just can’t go past. And we reckon this crocheted cotton ottoman might be the candidate. It’s cosy and comfortable but hip at the same time – and you can’t do better than that, stitcher or no stitcher. Measures 50cm…

3 min
‘sew a softie’ month

It’s been an almost-instant international success! Trixi Symonds, of Coloured Buttons (, only started her ‘Sew a Softie’ event last year, but it is already a real winner. And it’s just about due again now. So get needle and thread ready for softie stitching throughout July. We’ll let Trixi tell you more: “I’ve been teaching hand sewing to children for more than 20 years and, during this time, two things always stood out to me: (1) how much children enjoyed the experience of hand sewing; and (2) how beneficial hand sewing is for them – in all sorts of ways. “In addition, I was often approached by parents asking about the possibility of teaching an adults’ class, so that they could learn to sew, as well. This got me thinking about how…

3 min
pattern & palette play

ocean fabrics 01 Windham Fabrics ‘Coral Reef’ 42666-1, designed by Whistler Studios. Distributed by Leutenegger. 02 Liberty Art Fabrics ‘Castaway’ Coral Camo B (137cm wide). Distributed and sold by The Strawberry Thief. 03 FreeSpirit ‘Neptune and the Mermaid’ PWTM001.8IVOR, designed by Tokyo Milk. Distributed by XLN Fabrics. 04 Windham Fabrics ‘Coral Reef’ 42667-3, designed by Whistler Studios. Distributed by Leutenegger. 05 FreeSpirit ‘Neptune and the Mermaid’ PWTM005.8YELL, designed by Tokyo Milk. Distributed by XLN Fabrics. 06 Windham Fabrics ‘Coral Reef’ 42669-3, designed by Whistler Studios. Distributed by Leutenegger. 07 Liberty Art Fabrics ‘Castaway’ Reef C (137cm wide). Distributed and sold by The Strawberry Thief. 08 Liberty Art Fabrics ‘Castaway’ Shoals B (137cm wide). Distributed and sold by The Strawberry Thief. 09 FreeSpirit ‘Neptune and the Mermaid’ PWTM003.8PINK, designed by Tokyo Milk. Distributed by XLN Fabrics. 10 Liberty Art Fabrics ‘Castaway’…