Simply Sewing issue 11

In Simply Sewing issue 11, we’re putting on the glitz with decorations, party-worthy outfits and gorgeous gifts galore.

We’ve covered all the stitching bases in this month’s mag. Party dress? Tick! Glam accessories? Tick! Fab decorations? Tick! Something for the kids? Tick! Basically, we’ve got your party season sewing sorted. Here’s a peek at the projects in issue 11…

Issue 11 projects

We’ve packed Simply Sewing issue 11 with glitzy party makes to stitch up for your next get-together, including jumbo pom pom floor cushions and fun photo booth props. There’s also the last installment of our four-part sew along with Kirsty Hartley, which started with a jersey dress in Simply Sewing issue 8. For the final part in issue 11, we’re stitching a colour-block top using the same four-way dress pattern (download it here). Don’t miss it!

Plus, learn how to make designer Debbie Ingle‘s simple fold-over clutch bag, sew a super-soft T-shirt teddy, stitch up a garland of doves from upcycled denim, and get a quick sewing fix in the form of Lotta Jansdotter‘s super-speedy pom pom trim scarf project.

We’ve also been chatting to Merchant & Mills founders Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field about their latest book and new ready-to-wear range, and catching up with Mollie Johanson, who invites us into her colourful world of whimsical hand-stitched creations.
Infinity dress

Issue 11’s cover star is Portia Lawrie’s infinity dress – the ultimate party frock! Wrap it, tie it, twist it, drape it… there are infinite ways to wear this versatile little number. It’s the dress your wardrobe has been waiting for! We’ve made ours in drapey jersey from Fabric Godmother. Sew your own using our step-by-step guide in Simply Sewing issue 11. How will you wear yours? Let us know using #simplysewingmag!

Also in issue 11 of Simply Sewing:

  • Sew modern festive makes – use your monochrome fabric free with issue 11!
  • Stitch slogan coasters.
  • Make a pom pom snowball game.
  • Brush up on your felt know-how.
  • Master whipped running stitch.
  • Make geek-chic bow ties.
  • Learn to sew with knits.
  • Sew a felt fox.

Happy sewing! x

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Monochrome Christmas