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■ Patterned fabric 1: 40x25cm (16x10in) ■ Patterned fabric 2: 20x20cm (8x8in) ■ Coral fabric: 25x75cm (10x30in) ■ Pale pink fabric: 20x60cm (8x24in) ■ Orange fabric: 20x80cm (8x32in) ■ Stiff cardboard: 20x20cm (8x8in) ■ Lightweight wadding: 25x50cm (
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Tote With A Twist
■ Main fabric: two cotton fat quarters – outer and lining ■ Iron-on interfacing: one fat quarter ■ Matching thread ■ Basic sewing kit ■ Seam allowance is 1cm (3/8in) unless otherwise stated. ■ Download the templates from ■
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Couch To Cape
■ Blanket: measuring at least 130x170cm (52x67in) ■ Belt of your choice ■ Buttonhole foot for your sewing machine ■ Erasable fabric marker ■ Matching thread ■ Basic sewing kit ■ Seam allowance is 1cm (3/8in) unless otherwise stated. ■ A close weave
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Self-drafted Style
■ Main fabric: 2mx145cm (2¼ydx57in) ■ Elastic, 1.5in wide: approximately 1m ■ Paper to draw out your pattern (optional) ■ Matching thread ■ Basic sewing kit ■ Seam allowance is 1cm (3/8in) unless otherwise stated. ■ We used a stretch crepe fabric; if
Simply Sewing1 min lettiCrime & Violence
Thank you for making these projects from Simply Sewing. The copyright for these templates belongs to the designer of the project. They work hard to create projects for you to enjoy, so please don’t re-sell or distribute their work without permission.
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Back To Basics
In this workshop our Senior Technical Editor Roisin looks at the standard/zigzag presser foot in detail and shows you how to make the most of the foot. Pressing this button in will allow you to sew over bulky sections, such as seams, with ease. This
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EDITOR Charlie Moorby (on maternity leave) ACTING EDITOR Cath Dean SENIOR ART EDITOR Lisa Jones PRODUCTION EDITOR Emily Freer SENIOR TECHNICAL EDITOR Roisin McKenna PHOTOGRAPHY Philip Sowels and Steve Sayers SENIOR ADVERTISING MANAGER Penny Stokes
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The Pattern Edit
As far as we’re concerned, a skater skirt knows no age restrictions! And this pretty panelled, circular skirt, suitable for both young and older alike, proves just that. We adore the cute details, including the sweet pockets either side and an invisi
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Handmade Glamour
■ Light- to medium-weight woven fabric: 2m (2¼yd) ■ Lightweight iron-on interfacing ■ Erasable fabric marker ■ Matching thread ■ Basic sewing kit ■ The specific measurements given will give a finished garment that will fit a UK 10-14. For larger and
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Keeping Me Inspired...
Sewing is my main love. I do like to dabble in other crafts but sewing holds a big place in my heart. I love when my other crafting pursuits Fit into my sewing too, like drawing, embroidery, and paper crafts. I’ve sewn for a few years now, but only g
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Finishing Seams
ONCE YOU HAVE FINISHED stitching your seam, it’s best to press it open on the wrong side so it lies flat. Sometimes it’s better to press it to one side to reduce bulk but the pattern instructions will tell you this. Usually the seam allowances are le
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Rainbows And Their Bright And Beautiful Meanings
In many faiths the rainbow is used as a symbol – usually referring to enlightenment or a divine connection with a higher power as the rainbow touches earth but also illuminates high into the sky. In some cultures, the rainbow, particularly a double o
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Pretty In Pink
■ Pink plush: 50x50cm (20x20in) ■ Purple plush: 32x26cm (12½x10½in) ■ White plush: 14x10cm (5½x4in) ■ Coloured wool: three or four small balls ■ Black stranded cotton thread ■ Wool felt scraps: white, light blue, and dark grey ■ Daisy flower trim: sh
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Punky One-piece
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t really leave the house in 2020. The school run was the only place anyone except the people I live with saw me in person, and my makes throughout the year were definitely a reflection of this! Lately, my favourit
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The Twiggy Tote included with this issue is ideal for a trip to the shops or a stroll in the winter sun. It’s a great size and features a boxed base for maximum capacity. This brand-new design comes from Anna Alicia (@aalicialondon), a favourite here
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Stitch Guide
Used to join together and close two turned-under edges invisibly, such as on a dress lining or soft toy. Bring the needle up at 1 on one side of the seam, then in at 2 on the opposite side and out at 3, so the stitch is 3mm (1/8in) long. Push the nee
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The Royal School of Needlework has a range of classes to suit every skill level. You can also request private embroidery tuition to work on a specific piece or technique. If you’re interested in sustainability and sewing and a
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Jersey Girl
This design from Tilly and the Buttons has a modern loose fit and high slash envelope neckline, with the option of cap, three-quarter or full-length sleeves to choose from. It was designed specifically with knit fabrics in mind and can be stitched as
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Pattern Cutting Deconstructed has launched the understated and elegant Chameleon Dress Pattern, designed by V&A fashion educator and ex-Alexander McQueen draper, Monisola Omotoso. Check out for more on this gorgeous de
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Quick Fix
■ Fabric: 1m (11/8yd) ■ Craft wire: 1m (11/8yd) ■ Wire cutters ■ Matching sewing thread ■ Basic sewing kit ■ All seam allowances are 1cm (3/8in) unless otherwise stated. ■ Download the template from ■ 85x6cm (33½x2½in) Ste
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3 Of The Best Easter Crafting
1. This Easter-themed crochet garland by Laura Maxwell, designed for the wonderful Mollie Makes , is a quick and quirky Easter decoration. Go to to see how to make bunny bunting! 2. Colourful bunny-ear scrunchies from Sophia Palmer (jess
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Feel-good Makes
Throughout history, the mantra of ‘think positive’ has spurred on many things. During the coronavirus pandemic in particular, the need for an optimistic outlook has become more important than ever. When times are tough, we are encouraged to adjust ou
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STITCH Library
■ Linen fabric: 20x20cm (8x8in) for the outer ■ Quilting cotton fabric: 20x25cm (8x10in) for the lining and hanger ■ Stranded cotton in coordinating shades to your fabric ■ Thin cotton wadding: 20x20cm (8x8in) ■ Insulated wadding: 20x20cm (8x8in) ■ M
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Inspiring Books
Packed with 25 projects, Lexi Mire Brantman uses an easy template-tracing method which will appeal to the novice in particular. Learn to jazz up a basic baseball cap with cheerful stitched daisies, or take a plain tote from sensible to sweet with som
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The Wrap Dress
This is a dress we’ll be getting maximum wear out of this year! Made in soft jersey, it’s perfect for feeling dressed up but still staying comfortable while working from home, and it’ll be a wardrobe staple when we’re out and about again too. With a
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Did You Know?
Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud has a great granddaughter who is carrying on part of his legacy through fashion. Bella Freud’s ‘word' jumpers are world famous and have a cult following of celebrities. From knits saying ‘Close to my heart’ to others which
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All Cosy And Snug
■ Hot water bottles: three, 25.5x14cm (101/8x5½in) wide ■ White/cream woollen blankets or wool fabric: 180x172cm (70x68in) ■ Contrast woollen fabric: 70x90cm (28x36in) ■ Dylon machine dyes in a variety of colours ■ Sewing machine with a heavy needle
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A Fond Farewell
Welcome to another bumper issue – my first as Acting Editor. I’m excited to be working on such a beautiful magazine with an incredibly talented team – not to mention our fantastic contributors and you, our lovely readers! The days are gradually stret
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Carrie Cardigan
We can’t wait to wrap ourselves up in our cosy Carrie Cardigans! This loose-fit cardi goes with pretty much any outfit – we particularly love it worn with a jeans and a T-shirt, but we also think this would look lovely worn over the Wrap Dress patter
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Fabric Inspiration
1 This clever digital jersey features a realistic print that looks like delicate hand embroidery. 2 This colourful sports jersey is perfect for activewear and swimwear. 3 We love this bold Tigris Lollipop jerse
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