Simply Sewing issue 3

Discover new ways to sew, refashion an old tee, make a top with two pattern pieces and more. Plus get a chunky felt pack and project book free inside Simply Sewing issue 3. See what else’s inside…

Simply sewing issue 3 two pattern top - sewing pattern

Welcome to the third issue of Simply Sewing. This month we have 17 sewing patterns and many more fabric ideas in store. From small projects like the felt plushies and boy’s shorts to embroidery art and tshirt refashions, you’ll find something in this issue to stitch up this spring.

If there’s one project you add to the sewing list it has to be the two pattern piece top: ideal for sewers who want to create an individual wardrobe. This number, featured on the cover this month, is a simple crop top that you can stitch up over a weekend.

Other fashion sewing patterns include the denim back pack upcycled from a pair of jeans, the stripy tshirt refashioned into a girl’s casual dress, the boy’s summer shorts and the split-back sweater. You’ll also love our pattern perfect handbags by Stuart Hillard using fabrics by Zandra Rhodes (win the fabric collection worth £250, enter here!) and the satin stitch geometric necklace.

Simply Sewing issue 3 sewing patterns

Love sewing for the home? This month we look to styling the bedroom using fabrics in shades of pink, red, grey and white to make fabric tassel garlands, wall art, lampshades, pillowcases and a laundry bag hung by an embroidery hoop. Waking up to all these makes is going to be dreamy!

There’s so much more in this issue: Sarai Mitnick of Colette Patterns tells us about the most treasured item she’s made, we speak with Zandra Rhodes about  her passion for prints, meet Great British Sewing Bee finalists and find out what they’re up to now, and dip into Tilly Walnes‘ sewing world.

Simply Sewing issue 3 smallSimply Sewing 3, on sale now. Available from all good newsagents, supermarkets and our official online store, Sold out? Digital edition coming soon!

Take a look at our latest subscription offer. Get 3 issues for £5 (overseas readers: get 3 issues for $10). Ends 30 June 2015.


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