Get holiday ready with issue 58

Our sewing machines are whirring away in preparation for our summer hols! Issue 58’s ultimate maxi dress, staple vest top, chic beachy kaftan and breezy tie-shoulder linen top are all being packed in our suitcase, along with a cute romper set and dino plushie for the kids, too. Take a look inside the issue…Timeless, feminine and easy to wear, wrap dresses are the go-to for pretty much every occasion summer throws our way – and issue 58’s Maria might just be the dreamiest of them all! Featuring elegant flutter sleeves, a delicate waist tie fastening and midi and maxi lengths, we can’t wait to swish around in ours all summer long.New to sewing? You’re going to love it – especially if you start with a simple, skills-boosting project like issue 58’s Staple Vest. You’ll learn how to construct a top, add a neckline and armhole facing, and sew a neat curved hem for a professional finish. Share your progress tagged #simplysewingmag Don’t forget the mini-mes! Issue 58’s Play Set pattern is all about colour, cute details and comfort, with romper and dungarees options to sew for ages three months to four years and a fun sailboat patch pocket. Pick a hard-wearing fabric such as denim or cord for durability – and let the fun and games begin!

Also in issue 58:

  • Make space-themed kid’s bedroom accessories
  • Sew a stripe beach cover-up
  • Learn how to sew rouleau straps
  • Refashion a scarf into a sun dress
  • Stitch a modern rainbow cushion
  • Sew a cute dinosaur plushie
  • Meet makers using their skills for good causes
  • Learn lazy daisy stitch and embroider a headband
  • Make a tie-shoulder linen top
  • Upcycle a plain shirt with on-trend embroidery
  • Sew a simple quilt in a mix of prints