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Pinup
Gertie goes above and beyond when it comes to Charm Patterns’ designs and photographs, and the new Cinch-It Dress is no exception! The fit-and-flare dress has plenty of drama and comes with multiple variations – choose from a band or Peter Pan collar
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The Bee Is Back!
If you need to kickstart your sewing inspiration this month, turn on your TV and tune in to The Great British Sewing Bee – we can’t wait to get stuck in! Turn to page 20 to find out all the behind-the-scenes gossip from Joe and the judges. Discover y
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Kids' Dungarees
Children will love wearing their easy-sew dungarees from MadeByMePatterns. Woven or knit fabric: For the short-leg version  1m›6y: 1mx115cm (11/8ydx45in) 6y–10y: 1.2mx115cm (1½ydx45in) 1m–18m: 50x140cm (20x55in) 18m–10y: 75cmx140cm (30x55in) For t
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Pinup
Whether you’re sitting down to sew for the first time or you and your machine are very well acquainted, our new booklet, Get to Know Your Sewing Machine, is bound to come in handy. You’ll learn the basics of your machine and how best to take care of
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Where Did It Begin?
The term ‘raglan sleeve’ was first coined after the battle of Waterloo and is named after Lord Raglan, the 1st Baron Raglan, who began wearing a coat featuring this style of sleeve after the loss of his arm in battle. Designer brand Aquascutum create
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Call To Arms
A gathered bow neckline adds a delicate feminine flourish. The empire waistline gives this design a flattering fit. Choose from a mid-length gown, knee-length dress or tunic top. Wilder is a loose-fitting, flowy design from Friday Pattern Company th
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Pinboard
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – we’re welcoming The Great British Sewing Bee back to our screens! We’ve been anxiously awaiting a return to the sewing room since the Christmas celebrity specials, and now it’s only a matter of days away. He
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ONLINE CLASSES & SKILLS BOOST
Learn how to draft bespoke patterns and achieve the perfect fit with a workshop from Caterina Schmitt. Find out more and see the full range of workshops at krakencountercouture.co.uk. Relive last year’s Sewing Bee series with an online chat with Mark
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Wide-leg Trousers
For a loose-fit trouser that's still flattering, it has to be the high-rise Portobellos! With front pleats, back darts and a concealed zip, these relaxed looking trousers are anything but basic. Wear them year round with a tucked-in tee, jumper or bl
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Pinup
If talk of The Great British Sewing Bee has you itching to pull out your favourite patterns and get to work stitching up your next wardrobe update, don’t miss next month’s fantastic bonus wallchart of dressmaking alterations! These essential tips and
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My Sewing World
Since I was a child, I have always loved creating with my hands, and I love to make the most out of projects by stepping out of the expected. If you tell me that a dress should be made out of woven fabric, I will most likely use a knit fabric just to
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TIPS & TRICKS
'Raglan' is the name given to the style of sleeve that reaches all the way up to the neckline of the garment, incorporating the shoulder into the top of the sleeve. It’s a comfortable design that allows for a much greater range of movement, making it
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Ahead Of The Curve
It’s easy to assume that anyone running a sewing business has been sewing from childhood. Not true in the case of Jenny Rushmore of Cashmerette, “I didn’t even learn to sew until I was 30!” laughs Jenny. “When I first started sewing, I couldn’t even
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Great Heights
■ Floral fabric: 50x50cm (20inx20in) ■ Yellow fabric: 30x36cm (12x14in) ■ Green fabric: 15x20cm (6x8in) ■ Grey cuddle plush: 10x16cm (4x6½in) ■ Pink wool felt: 10x25cm (4x10in) ■ Green wool felt: 3x5cm (1¼x2in) ■ Iron-on interfacing: 14x10cm (5½x4in)
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Inserting Zips
In this workshop Simply Sewing’s Senior Technical Editor Roisin walks you through the process of inserting both regular and invisible zips. Although they might seem like a daunting task, zips can take your projects to a new level and open up the ra
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It’s Sewing Bee Time!
Finally! It’s the 2021 pick-me-up we’ve all been waiting for – The Great British Sewing Bee is back on our screens and guaranteed to raise a smile. Host Joe Lycett and judges Esme Young and Patrick Grant return this month with another 12 contestants,
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Bold Revival
I’ve only been sewing for about seven months , but it feels like I’ve been sewing forever. Of everything I’ve made, this set is my current favourite. I found these fabrics at a charity shop a while ago and they’d been sitting in my room ever since. R
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All In The Technique
Patrick: “In Sustainability week I loved the made-to-measure challenge. The winning garment was a piece of absolute beauty, and the technique was of couture level and highly exceptional sewing expertise. In Children’s week there is a transformation c
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Get Your Caffeine Fix
■ Natural or khaki cotton tote bag ■ Wooden embroidery hoop: 20cm (8in) ■ Chenille needle: size 18 ■ Water soluble fabric marker ■ Basic sewing kit ■ Stranded cotton: DMC colours Dark hunter green (DMC 3345) Light green (DMC 988) Dark green (DMC 890)
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Brush Up On Your Skills!
We’re very excited to share with you the brand-new book to accompany the series this year – The Great British Sewing Bee: The Techniques (publishing 13 May, Quadrille, £15). This book is the ultimate companion no matter what stage you‘re at in your s
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JOHN SCOTT’S Sewing World
Where there has been fabric there has been stitching. And where there has been stitching there has been embellishment. Here’s a few historical facts you may not know... Cross-stitch and embroidery pieces were found in Egyptian tombs dating back from
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Colour Me Clean
■ Main fabric: 1.5mx150cm (1¾ydx59in) ■ Contrasting fabric: 50x150cm (20x59in) ■ Strong thread and needle for gathering ■ Erasable fabric marker/tailor’s chalk ■ Matching thread ■ This is a patternless apron, these measurements are based on a UK size
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Comfy And Chic
■ Loose-fitting top ■ Ponte or similar stable knit: 1.5m (1¾yd) ■ Walking foot (optional) ■ Matching thread ■ Basic sewing kit ■ A walking foot can help prevent stretching when sewing with knit fabrics and can also help to pattern match striped fabri
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Teddy Lives Here
■ Cotton canvas print: 1mx145cm (11/8ydx57in) ■ Cotton canvas solid: 1.5mx140cm (1¾ydx55in) ■ Vlieseline Style-Vil Fix: 1.25m (1½yd) ■ Vlieseline G700 iron-on woven interfacing: 1.25m (1½yd) ■ Cord: 1.25m (1½yd) ■ Erasable fabric marker ■ Matching th
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STITCH Library
■ Linen fabric: 30x40cm (12x16in) ■ Quilting cotton: 30x40cm (12x16in) ■ Size 8 Perle cotton: white, yellow, green and blue ■ Embroidery hoop (optional) ■ Erasable fabric marker ■ Matching thread ■ Basic sewing kit ■ Download the templates from gathe
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Simply Sewing FRESH IDEAS WITH FABRIC
Swap your sewing machine for your TV screen... The Great British Sewing Bee is back! We step behind the scenes with Joe, Patrick and Esme to get the lowdown on the latest series – turn to page 20 for all the gossip. If all that talk of sewing has you
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Finishing Touch
■ Medium-weight faux leather or faux suede fabric: 20x55in ■ Cotton fabric for lining:20x55in ■ Eyelets/ grommets: eight, 7mm ■ Sewing clips ■ Matching thread ■ Basic sewing kit ■ Seam allowance is 1cm (3/8in) unless otherwise stated. ■ Measurements
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Keeping Me Inspired...
I continue to be inspired by the many creatives in the sewing community. Everyone has their own style, and seeing them bring their ideas to life with each project that they create inspires me to push myself to look beyond what I see and use my imagin
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Quick Fix
■ Medium-weight cotton canvas: 35x110cm (14x44in) ■ Foam interfacing: 35x110cm (14x44in) ■ Faux leather: 3x50cm (1¼x20in) ■ Gold Chicago screws x 4: 6mm (¼in) ■ Toy stuffing ■ Bradawl ■ Flat-head screwdriver ■ Basic sewing kit ■ Use a 1cm (3/8in) sea
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Pattern Inspiration
Inspired by fashion week trends, this silky top from Trend Patterns features a high funnel neckline, oversized back necktie and a choice of different hem lengths. trendpatterns.co.uk The Zahra Jumper by Made My Wardrobe is a loose-fitting raglan slee
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