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SUMMER 2016/17 DIGITAL SEWING MAGAZINE

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Russell Allert Susie Colling Deanne Coombes Kristy Edwards Lindsey Essary Danielle Giffin Rachael Godfrey Christina Gossard Xanthe Grundy Katie Magriplis Kylie McGinnity Karly Nelson Brooke Sleep Emma Wengier Lauren Wernli Meredith West

Russell Allert Digital Twirl Girl Boutique Fabric Pixie Clearly Social Ellie and Mac Paisley Avenue Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow A spool full of sugar Wife-made So Sew Katie Handmade Kids Paisley Roots Bug and Miss Emkie Designs Sew by Pattern Pieces Cut Sew Love


KYLIE GERSEKOWSKI

ALICIA BROWN Felt with Love Designs www.feltwtihlovedesigns.com

Little Moo Designs www.littlemoodesigns.com.au

Alicia created Felt With Love Designs to share the fun and creative toys and activities she designs for her daughter. Her favorite toys to design are finger puppets, quiet book pages, and softies. Her blog specialises in felt projects but also covers lots of other sewing adventures. She has contributed the Kawaii Felt Purses and Kawaii Felt Charms patterns to this issue.

Kylie is the designer behind Little Moo Designs. Etched with a bohemian vibe, Little Moo Designs patterns are created for levels from beginners to intermediate. With a love of textile blends, they gear towards mixing leather and cork fabrics with woven fabrics. She believes a new outfit is an excuse for a new handbag, and what better way to personalise your outfit than sewing your own unique bag or clutch. Kylie has contributed the Sakuro Clutch to this issue.

KRISTIE GILBERT BOO! Designs www.boodesigns.com.au

LAUREN HARRIS Tadah Patterns www.tadahpatterns.com.au

Kristie is the designer behind BOO! Designs. What started as a little hobby in the evenings has now become a thriving full-time business. Kristie designs out of her home studio in Brisbane and has an online store selling modern sewing products which compliment her patterns. She works alongside Grandpa BOO! to pack and ship orders. Kristie has contributed the Ultimate Suit pattern to this issue.

Lauren is the face behind Tadah! Patterns, creating styles which have a nod to nostalgia and a fresh take on sewing. Tadah! Patterns are all about celebrating modern sewing with designs that are accessible, funky and above all fun! She has worn many hats in her adult life, most of which have revolved around teaching. She has contributed the Peg Shorts to this issue.

ANNE JACOBS Sofilantjes Patterns www.sofilantjes.com

MEL HENRY Filles á Maman www.fillesamaman.net

Sofilantjes Patterns started out as a safe place for Anne, the designer. During hard times and supporting her husband fighting a life threatening disease, Sofilantjes Patterns kept her mind sane. After her husband won his battle and family life settled again, Sofilantjes Patterns stayed. Sofilantjes Patterns is not just a sewing pattern company, it is a safe place, a passion, it is a way of life. Anne has contributed the Orbis Skinny Harems to this issue.

Mel is a French-Canadian designer, mother of 3 girls. That’s where the name ‘’Filles à Maman” (Mommy’s daughter) came. Her designs are modern and simple and her patterns are evolving with her customer needs. She loves to work with testers to bring the pattern to a higher level. She has contributed the One Romper to this issue.

AJAIRE PARELLO Call Ajaire www.callajaire.com

ALANA PRITCHARD Rosie Petal Patterns www.facebook.com/RosiePetalPatterns

Ajaire has been an avid sewist and crafter for over 25 years. When her daughter was born in 2011 she found an outlet for all her creative ideas and the focus of Call Ajaire shifted to sewing and fashion inspiration for young girls. Though most known for Call Ajaire’s Monthly MashUp series, in 2015 she finally launched her children’s clothing patterns under Designs by Call Ajaire (DbCA). Ajaire has contributed the Raglan Party dress to this issue.

Alana is the creator behind Rosie Petal, a boutique which specialises in fun, everyday separates for girls and boys. She has been sewing for over 20 years, and has recently made her first pattern after not finding what she was looking for in the PDF world. Alana has contributed the Party Vest to this issue.

JODIE SLY Cut Sew Love www.etsy.com/shop/cutsewloveau Jodie is one of the designers behind Cut Sew Love. Cut Sew Love was born in March 2015 and officially launched the stocked Etsy store in June of the same year. Cut Sew Love brings you appliqué patterns that are modern and fun. All designs are tested to make sure the sizing and layout will work beautifully for you. Jodie has contributed the Kawaii Appliques to this issue.

MEREDITH WEST Cut Sew Love www.etsy.com/shop/cutsewloveau Meredith is one of the designers behind Cut Sew Love. Cut Sew Love was born in March 2015 and officially launched the stocked Etsy store in June of the same year. Cut Sew Love brings you appliqué patterns that are modern and fun. All designs are tested to make sure the sizing and layout will work beautifully for you. Meredith has contributed the Kawaii Appliques to this issue.


where to first ? R E G U L A R CO L U M N S

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LE T T E RS TO T H E E D ITOR

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G IF T G UID E

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T RE N D IN G FAB RICS

12 7

F LAT LAY LOV E

142 UP COM IN G E V E N TS 144 N E X T ISSUE 145 Z IP LIN ES

TECHNIQUES & TUTES 60

T IP S & T ECH N IQ UES FOR KN IT FABR IC

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FOR T H E LOV E OF LE AT H E R

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H OW TO MAKE A F B A OR SB A

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SN AP H APP Y

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T IP S & T RICKS FOR E M B ROID E RY MAC HINES

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H OW TO MAKE APP LIQ UE PATCHES WITH AN

E M B ROID E RY MACH IN E

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M AKIN G OF A M AST E RP IECE

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H OW TO MAKE AN E V E RYT H IN G ENVELO PE

10 2 H OW TO MAKE A WAT E RP ROOF LIBR AR Y BAG 10 6

H OW TO MAKE A P UZ Z LE CUB E MUG R UG

140 G LOSSARY OF SE WIN G T E RMS

HANDMADE BUSINESS 114 FACE B OOK AD RE TARG E T IN G 120 5 T IP S FOR YOUR N E X T SH OOT 124 H OW TO STAN D OUT ON P IN T E REST WITH

LON G P IN S

12 9 H OW TO AMP LIF Y YOUR B RAN D R EAC H 130

SH E SH OOTS


S P E C I A L F E AT U R E S 40 FABRI C S H O PP I N G I N JA PA N 44 W HY THAT FA B R I C ? 50

BE H I ND TH E SE A M S

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S NU G G L ES P R O JEC T

68 ADV E NTU R ES I N B R A M A K I N G 75

PL I ABL E FA B R I C R E V I E W

13 2 FRI E NDS & FA M I LY G I F T G U I D E 143 DI S C O U NTS & O F F E R S

PAT T E R N T U TO R I A L S * 148 ON E RO MP ER

FI L L ES Á M A M A N

161 ORB I S S K I NN Y HAREM PA NTS S O FI L ANTJ ES

170 KAWA I I F ELT P URSES

FE LT W I TH LOV E D ES I GN S

178 KAWA I I F ELT CHA RM S F E LT W I TH LOV E D ES I GN S

18 7 KAWA I I A PP L I Q UE

C U T SE W LOV E

191 SA KU RO CLUTCH

L I TTL E M O O D ES I GN S

198 P EG S H ORTS

TADAH PAT T E R N S

210 U LT I M ATE SUI T BO O ! DES I GN S 224 PA RT Y VEST

RO S I E PE TA L PAT T E R N S

23 5 RAG L A N PA RT Y D RESS

DES I G NS BY C A L L A JA I R E

* NB: Pattern pages to print can be found in the stand alone ZIP file. This is a separate download.


ONE

ROMPER

/ designed by MEL HENRY Filles รก Maman / Advanced Beginner / Sizes 1-14 / Short sleeves / Long or short legs / Round or V-neck / Shoulder closure / Patch and in-seam side pockets


Photography by Poetic Light Photography Left Fabric by Little Arrow Design - Milk happy lace from Spoonflower Right Romper Fabric by Andrea Lauren Turquoise Dinosaur from Spoonflower


PA RT Y

VEST

/ designed by A L A N A PRITCHARD Rosie Petal / Advanced Beginner / Sizes 3-14 / Designed to be layered.

Cutaway

underarms show a peek of underneath layers / Quilted side panels / Functional side pockets / Zip front

Photography by Poetic Light Photography Left Fabric by Little Arrow Design - Milk happy lace from Spoonflower Right Fabric by Creative Fiasco - Origami Constellations from Spoonflower


ORBIS

SKINNY

HAREM

PA N T S

/ designed by ANNE JACOBS Sofilantjes / Intermediate / Sizes 1-14 / 3/4 or long / Optional pocket / Angled faux fly


Photography by Poetic Light Photography Right fabric - Sprinkles fabric by Caja Design


K AWA I I

FELT

CHARMS

/ designed by ALICIA BROWN Felt with Love Designs / Beginner / Set of eight charms (a planet, star,sun, rainbow, watermelon, cupcake, icecream cone, and popsicle) / Includes instructions for making the charms into a bookmark, pencil topper, hair clip, headband, and brooch / Can be hand or machine sewn


K AWA I I

FELT

PURSE

/ designed by ALICIA BROWN Felt with Love Designs / Beginner / Set of eight felt purses (a planet, star, sun, rainbow, watermelon, cup cake, icecream cone, and popsicle) / Can be hand or machine sewn


K AWA I I APPLIQUE

/ designed by MEREDITH WEST & J O D I E S LY Cut, Sew, Love / Beginner / Includes templates for Danny Donut, Funny Fruit and Mandy Milkshake

PLACEMENT GUIDE Milkshake

Place the spoon and wafer behind the milkshake and then the gladd on top, along with the cream and strawberry. Dotted lines shows the placement glass details. Black dots show placement for the eyes. Š 2016 C U T SE W LOVE


Photography by Poetic Light Photography Fabric top left - Boo! Prints: Sprinkles Fabric top right - Boo! Solids: Amnesia, Ballet Pink, Crystal Fabric far right - Boo! Solids: Amnesia


U LT I M AT E SUIT

/ designed by KRISTIE GILBERT BOO! Designs / Advanced Beginner / Sizes 2-14 / Options include: basic suit, spliced suit with 2 optional binding methods and 2 styles of frill / Suitable for gymnastics, dance, swimming or fashion!


PEG SHORTS

/ designed by LAUREN HARRIS Tadah Patterns / Adventurous Beginner / Sizes 3-10 / Flat front waistband / Elastic back / Front pockets / Options include: plain, kawaii ruffle or pleated mini skirt panel, back welt pockets and cuffed hems.


Right: Photography by Poetic Light Photography Fabric - Brushstrokes - Speckled - Holly Degroot for Cloud 9 Fabrics Foxy Fellow - Tiny Stitches - Michael Miller Left: Photography by Sew Darn Ezy Fabric - Top - Tadah fabric organic cotton spandex Shorts - Denim from the stash


SAKURO CLUTCH

/ designed by KYLIE GERESKOWSKI Little Moo Designs / Intermediate / Large enough to hold an ipad or tablet / Finished Size when closed: Height- 10” x Width – 7.5” (26 cms x 19 cms) / Faux statement stitching / Reverse applique panel

Photography by Poetic Light Photography Fabric - Raindrops - Koinbori Sky - Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cotton + Steel Skirt Pattern - Brook Blossom Skirt by Orange Daisy Patterns One Thimble Issue 12 made in Mochi fabric also by Rashida Coleman-Hale


RAGLAN PA RT Y

DRESS

/ designed by AJAIRE PARELLO Designs by Call Ajaire / Intermediate / Sizes NB-12 / Woven fabric / Invisible zip / Inverted pleats / Colourblocked raglan style shoulder

Photography by Poetic Light Photography Fabric - Brush Strokes - Canvas by Holly Degroot Cloud 9 Fabrics

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