Simply Sewing issue 7

We’ve been busy bees this month stitching as many summery makes as we can, and have packed issue 7 with easy wardrobe updates and fresh home ideas to end our summer of sewing on a high note. Here’s a peek at what’s inside…

Simply Sewing Issue 7 Pyjama Pattern

Our fantastic free gift this month comes courtesy of Kate Smith from The Makery, who has designed a pattern for a flattering and oh-so-comfy pyjama set exclusively for Simply Sewing. We’ll be sewing up a few of these!

If you’ve a penchant for pastels, then you’ll love our girl’s bedroom makeover, with trinket trays, notebook covers, cloud cushions, a beanbag chair and a bed runner sewn up in pretty candy-hued prints. We’ve also got a chair back caddy perfect for storing all your sewing bits and bobs, as well as an adorable plush pup toy from super stitcher, Jane Bull.

Simply Sewing Issue 7

This issue has clever upcycles and refashions aplenty, too – we’ll show you how to banish bad hair days by refashioning a tee into stylish headbands, and transform a sarong into a wear-with-anything sun top, plus lots more besides. And that’s not to mention all the new sewing skills and techniques to learn and the good reads to get stuck into (including a look at how fabric-printing business Spoonflower got started). There’s also the chance to win sewing goodies worth £250 from Fabric Godmother.

Also in this issue:
•    An easy-sew kimono that’ll take you from the beach to the bar.
•    A vintage pillowcase skirt.
•    Appliquéd denim bunting.
•    The final installment of Lisa Comfort’s tulip skirt sew along.
•    An interview with craft author Jane Bull.
•    Tilly Walnes’ top tips for fitting sewing into a busy lifestyle.
•    A modern take on classic cross stitch.
•    How to pattern match like a pro.
•    Mariko Nakamura’s favourite sewing project.

Happy sewing! x

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Cloud Cushions Simply Sewing Issue 7