Weekends are for relaxing, so, naturally, we take a relaxed approach to our weekend wardrobes! That’s why we’ve packed issue 21 with great ideas for updating your off-duty style, including two patterns for your collection: a tote bag perfect for short breaks, and the latest Cotton + Chalk pattern, The Sunday Set. Grab your copy today!
Here’s a peek inside the issue…
The third pattern in the Cotton + Chalk collection with issue 21 is The Sunday Set, featuring on-trend dungarees and a pinafore dress – both perfect for layering with your favourite striped tee, a pretty blouse or snuggly jumper.
Both options have a self-faced bib, shoulder straps, waistband, side seam pockets and back zip closure, and the pinafore dress has a patch pocket and gathered skirt.
Have you sewn up a Cotton + Chalk pattern? Share your makes with us using #simplysewingmag!Also with issue 21 is The Weekend Tote pattern, a lined and quilted bag with a sturdy strap, secure zip fastening and four handy pockets for all the essentials.
Get creative with different fabrics for the pockets and raid your yarn stash to add a colour-pop tassel. Now all we need is to be whisked off for a weekend away…We’re also making the most of the last days of summer with a floaty handkerchief-hem dress and a multi-way frock that can be completely transformed with just a few clever twists, wraps and drapes, as well as celebrating back-to-school season with grown-up accessories in luxe faux leather that’ll take you from workday to weekend.
Issue 21 has plenty of things to make for kids of all ages too, from a roarsome lion toy and artist-palette pencil case, to a sweet flower baby romper and girl’s skirt made from a T-shirt.
Also in issue 21:
- Make a sewing pattern storage box using a fat quarter.
- Stitch an infinity scarf.
- Sew a kimono-style jacket.
- Master machine patchwork.
- Find out what The Fold Line will be sewing next season.
Take a look at our latest subscription offer and see more of this issue’s projects below…
Everyday Luxe: we’ve got 6 easy tutorials for how to make accessories with faux leather and a delicious mustard colour palette!
Catch a dream: the handkerchief-hem dress by Art Gallery Fabrics is the ultimate boho style for carefree late summer days.
New-look linen: Portia Laurie brings the classic kimono shape bang up to date with this indigo linen cover-up in a contemporary boxy silhouette.
Master French Knots with our easy step-by-step guide
Sew up Jo Carter‘s super sweet King and Queen of the Jungle and make these lion softie toys.
Sew the ultimate infinity dress with Rosee Woodland’s origami multi-way dress tutorial.
Treat budding artists in the family to Jessica Entwistle’s super-simple paint palette pencil case!
Get to grips with machine patchwork and sew-up this strip-pieced cushion.
Fast Fat Quarter: show off those lovely fabrics that you can’t bear to part with and turn them into clever storage!
You’ll find all this and more inside issue 21, happy sewing!