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Girl with a Sewing Machine Jenniffer Taylor lit up our screens in series 2 of The Great British Sewing Bee and since then has fully immersed herself into the wonderful world of sewing! After teaching classes around the country covering dressmaking and upcycling, she’s just released her first book, Girl with a Sewing Machine. It’s packed with patterns for all skill levels, and we love the use of upcycling and tips on getting the perfect fit. Because adapting a garment or pattern to suit you and your style is what making your own clothes is really about. Don’t forget to share your makes from the book on Instagram or Twitter with #sewingrevolution. Pick up your copy for £12.99 from www.searchpress.com

Find Jenniffer’s Kimono dress tutorial on page 56

WHAT’S NEW? The products, patterns and events on our radar this month

CHILL OUT Jazz up your home and build your stitching confidence with the new Big Chill floor cushion kits from DMC. Measuring a whopping 90cm square and with lovely bold motifs, they’re sure to make a statement in your lounge – adding a pop of colour to any room. Suitable for beginners and above, each of the four different kits features printed tapestry canvas, Merino wool, cotton cord backing, zip and thread. This means all you need to do is find a few weekends or evenings to get stitching! £139.99 each from www.sewandso.co.uk

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