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…
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.
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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