If we can sew it ourselves, we will! That’s why we’ve packed Simply Sewing issue 19 with lots of handmade loveliness for your home, wardrobe and little ones, from swoon-worthy sewing room accessories to a roarsome dino plushie.
Plus, get two stylish sewing patterns and learn how to achieve the perfect fit with our pull-out fitting and measuring guide. Here’s a peek at what you can expect from issue 19…Our sewing room is our pride and joy; a place where we can indulge our creative side (and store our overflowing fabric stash!). So it’s only right that we show it some love with a handmade makeover. Find out how to make these dreamy sewing room accessories in issue 19, or enter here to be in with a chance of winning the set, sewn up by our talented technical editor Rebecca Reid.Remember the stunning Cotton + Chalk Rosie Dress pattern from Simply Sewing issue 17? Issue 19 comes with the next pattern in the collection: The Olivia Dress, in UK sizes 6-20. This breezy boho dress has two styles to choose from – a swishy maxi or frill-hem knee-length dress. It’s the perfect summer-holiday frock!Issue 19’s second free pattern is The Betty Blouse by Rosee Woodland, in UK sizes 6-20. The Betty has a pintuck front and flutter sleeves, and is made with just two pattern pieces. Say hello to your new staple blouse!
Be sure to share your finished Olivia and Betty with us using #simplysewingmag – we’d love to see!
Also free with Simply Sewing issue 19 is the pull-out Cotton + Chalk essential guide to measuring and fitting.
Inside this fold-out guide you’ll find advice on taking accurate measurements (plus a handy size chart to write yours down in for future reference), a glossary of key sewing terms, tips on how to alter sewing patterns for the perfect fit, and more!
As much as we love working through our stash of patterns, there’s something oh-so-satisfying about creating a made-to-measure garment from scratch, so we’re super-excited about this issue’s patternless maxi skirt project by Portia Lawrie, who shows you how to make your own from just three rectangles of fabric.
Speaking of skirts (and you can never have too many!), we’re also transforming an old pair of jeans into a denim skirt for this issue’s simple denim upcycle project.
Issue 19 has plenty for the younger members of the family too, with a child’s dinosaur tee and plushie toy, a sunny boy’s shirt and a felt box-garden for green-fingered little ones.
Plus, we step into Bryony and Co’s storybook world to discover what inspires the imaginative designer behind its wonderful clothes, Bryony Richardson.
Also in Simply Sewing issue 19:
- Make a quick-fix tassel scarf.
- Sew your own hand-printed deckchair cover.
- Reattach buttons to a shirt or blouse.
- Make a luggage tag from a fat quarter.
- Master lazy daisy stitch.
- Discover the art of fabric design.
- Make a reverse appliqué cushion.
Happy stitching! x
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