Whatever the weather, plough on with your summer sewing regardless! Join the sewalong in the latest issue of Simply Sewing magazine, out now.
Pull up a deckchair and pour the Pimms, this month we bring you a sunny summer issue filled with sewing patterns and projects for everyone. Along with numerous sewing tutorials (we’ll get there, promise) inside Simply Sewing 5 we’ve slipped in something extra: a sewing pack with which to make a pretty purse. We’re putting green polka dots, dark stripes, bright pink zips and blue ribbon in every issue – make your purse and await the compliments.
Inspired by old-school beach stripes, we’ve created a selection of superb designs for outdoors: garden cushions, windbreaks with pockets, beach mats, duffle bags, deckchair slings and headrests. But that’s just part of it.
Other projects include:
• Lisa Comfort’s tulip skirt pattern (Part 1 of the #SimplySewalong – join in!)
• Make A Wish embroidery hoop art
• French knot scarf
• Fat quarter baby bonnet
• Cheeky monkey plushie
• Refashion 2 tees: a long sleeve top turned T-shirt with a summer twist and a plain white tee using floral fabric
• Fabric shoelaces using your scraps
• Pretty peg bag
• Upcycle a denim shirt into a girl’s skirt embellished with buttons
• And bias binding
There’s so much more in this issue: Tilly and the Buttons shares her wardrobe woes, we meet Claire-Louise Hardie (Great British Sewing Bee sewing producer), and find out what Jane Brocket’s very first quilt design means to her.
Lots more besides!
Simply Sewing 5, on sale now. Available from all good newsagents, supermarkets and our official online store, craft.buysubscriptions.com. Sold out? Download the digital edition from Google Play and Apple Newsstand