The best thing about sewing? You never stop learning! So, whether you’re right at the start of your dressmaking journey (if so, welcome – you’re gonna love it!), returning to the craft after a bit of a break, or have hit your stitching stride, issue 52 has projects, patterns and technical features galore to boost your skills. Take a peek inside… Say hello to the simplest project you’ll ever sew! Issue 52’s The Staple Tee is a beginner-friendly style with grown-on sleeves and a loose fit – satisfyingly simple to sew, and a joy to wear! It can be made as a classic tee or jersey dress, and along the way you’ll learn how to sew with stretch fabrics and add a neckband and cuffs for a neat finish. Share yours tagged #simplysewingmag! Also in issue 52 is this purrfect little number: the Kitty Pinafore by Kirsty Hartley of Wild Things Dresses, for ages 6 months to 7 years. Little ones will love its playful, dress-up vibe and patch pocket for stashing toys and treasures – not to mention how easy it is to run, jump and play in! Make it in durable denim, and get its lucky future wearer to pick out fabrics for the cat’s face and ears. You didn’t think we’d forgotten that a new series of the Great British Sewing Bee was hitting our screens, did you? In fact, issue 52 is a GBSB special!
Get all the goss from the new series (and catch up with a few of your fave Bees from previous series, too) with our exclusive interviews in issue 52 – and make sure you bookmark our regularly updated series 5 post for all the latest from the show.
Also in issue 52:
- Sew bright bedroom accessories for teens.
- Make a swishy ruffle wrap skirt.
- Upcycle a pashmina into a drapey top.
- Make a tie-waist top from a men’s shirt.
- Meet the duo behind Selkie Patterns.
- Try feather stitch and embroider a circle scarf.
- Sew a set of faux leather zip pouches.
- Stitch a party tiger cushion plushie.
- Make an oven mitt and pot holder set.
- Sew a cute hooded kid’s bath towel.
- Stitch a retro sewing suitcase.
- Learn how to sew perfect buttonholes.
- Add a patchwork panel to a denim shirt.
Great British Sewing Bee image: BBC/Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon