Kick-start your 2018 sewing plans with issue 38, out now!

Our New Year’s resolution is an easy one: to spend more time at our sewing machine! We’ve got lots of handmade loveliness planned for the coming year, from jersey dresses and chic blouses to gym essentials and quick-sew accessories to freshen up our space. Get inspired and take a peek inside issue 38 below. Get your copy today in our online store. We’re starting our 2018 dressmaking adventures with two staples for our everyday wardrobes: The Alice Dress and The Bea Blouse.

First up, we’ll be ticking ‘sew with knits like a pro’ off our resolutions list thanks to The Alice Dress, a simple ballet-inspired frock with a feminine faux-wrap bodice, gathered skirt and two sleeve and skirt lengths.

And we’re getting work ready with The Bea Blouse – this vintage-inspired shift-style top with a pretty bow neckline detail will take you from workdays to weekend brunches in style.

Making a Bea or Alice (or both)? Share yours tagged #simplysewingmagAlso with issue 38 is The Gym Bag pattern, a handy holdall with space for everything you need for a workout (or your next weekend away) with sturdy webbing shoulder and crossbody straps and faux leather details. Hello, new favourite travel bag!

Projects + good reads in issue 38:

  • Sew a Liberty-lined cork clutch bag.
  • Stitch a ballerina plushie toy.
  • Make floral gym accessories.
  • Try a jeans-to-skirt refashion.
  • Discover inspiring creative stories from the By Way Of blog.
  • Sew a denim pocket wall organiser.
  • Stitch a sleep mask and gift bag.
  • Make a set of patchwork coasters.
  • Rosie Martin shares her passion for patternless.
  • Learn bullion rose stitch and embroider a heart.
  • Spruce up your laundry room with handmade accessories.
  • Sew a dog doorstop from a fat quarter.
  • Make The New Craft House’s cosy quick-sew cowl.
  • By Hand London share their 2018 sewing goals.
  • Transform a jumper into a kid’s dress.

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