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Pattern Contributors

JENNA BELL Apple + Fig www.appleandfig.weebly.com

KYLIE GERSEKOWSKI Little Moo Designs www.littlemoodesigns.com

LAUREN HARRIS Tadah Patterns www.tadahsewing.com.au

JEN KENNEDY Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns www.ainsleefox.com.au

Jenna gave up her day job as a graphic designer to become a full time mum. With a passion for design, fashion, fabric and colour, Jenna began to create her own range of limited and unique pieces under the label Small White Bird. Her business grew and Jenna now sells her designs as sewing pattern PDFs through her pattern brand Apple + Fig. Jenna has contributed the Posse Cadet Cap and Visor 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 Festival Clutch to this issue.

Lauren is the face behind Tadah Patterns (formerly Fresh 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 Sol Dress and Top to this issue.

Jen is the designer behind Ainslee Fox and the editor at One Thimble. She’s passionate about inspiring self-taught sewists and helping them achieve their sewing dreams. Sewing changed her life and now she’s on a mission to help sewing change the lives of others. Jen has contributed the Big Day Out Jacket and the Port Street Shorts patterns to this issue.

KARLY NELSON Paisley Roots www.paisleyroots.com

BERNADETTE REINECKE Duchess & Hare www.duchessandhare.com

LAUREN WRIGHT Molly and Mama www.mollyandmama.com.au

Bernadette’s love of vintage style marries a modern fit in Duchess & Hare patterns. Creative and meticulous, she pairs a practical tone with clear tutorials, and delivers a no nonsense approach to sewing that is sure to please anyone with a vintage aesthetic. Bernadette has contributed the Give Piece a Chance Crop Top and Tiered Skirt to this issue.

Feeling the urge to get creative but not sure where to start? Lauren from Molly and Mama has a passion for encouraging beginners on their creative journey. Her patterns and tutorials are perfect for all sewing levels, lots of fun to make, and great to get the creative juices flowing! Lauren has contributed the Flora Fiesta Embroidery pattern to this issue.

Karly is a mother to 5 adorable monkeys, music lover and life-long crafter. She was given her first sewing machine when she was 20 and she hasn’t stopped sewing since! She started a blog in 2014 and came out with her first pattern shortly after. You can find her at Paisley Roots, where she shares all of her sewing adventures. Karly has contributed the Nori Dress to this issue

GIFTS TO SEW COMPETITION WINNERS OVERALL WINNER

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

SOMETHING SPECIAL

QUICK SEW

SCRAP BUSTER

Blossom Flower Pincushion

Fabric Wrap Bracelets

Miss Blossom Bunny Bag

Sewperior Fruit & Veg Bags

Teachers’ Gift Pack

KATY LAM My China Doll www.facebook.com/MyChinaDolls

SARAH UNTHANK Pattern Revolution www.patternrevolution.com

KIRA DUFFELL Blooms and Butterflies Doll Studio www.etsy.com/au/shop/ BandBDollStudio

MEGAN ELLIOTT Coco-Kalana

KELLIE BROWN One+Two


Things to read • •

R E G U L A R CO L U M N S 28 H O L A GIFT GUID E 30 T R EN D IN G FAB R ICS 96

ST ITCH ES IN T IM E

98 G E T SN APP Y 10 0 N E XT ISS UE 10 1 D ISCO UN TS & O FFER S

S P E C I A L F E AT U R E S 34 FIN D IN G FR IDA 36 SE W G IVIN G - T IYAM IK E SE W IN G 40 L E T T H E M B E L IT T L E - E M B R ACIN G T HE

IN N O CE N CE O F CH IL D H O O D IN D ES IG N

45 AL L I WAN T FO R CH R IST M AS IS ... 5 1

A H AN D M AD E GIFT T R AD IT IO N

5 6 10 T IP S FO R FAST E R SE W IN G 70

ID EAS FO R W R APPIN G YO UR H AN D M ADE GI F TS

TECHNIQUES & TUTES 6 0 T IP S FO R WO R K IN G W IT H T R IM 63 T IP S FO R WO R K IN G W IT H D EN IM FAB RI C 6 4

IT ’S AL L AB O UT T H AT ST R E TCH

67

H OW TO AD JUST A S L EE VE

74

H OW TO M AK E A TASSE L N ECK L ACE

76

G LO SSAR Y O F SE W IN G T E R M S

HANDMADE BUSINESS 8 0 T H E VALUE O F WO R D O F M O UT H 82 S O CIAL M E D IA 10 1 8 6 G R APH IC D ES IG N FO R B EGIN N ER S 88 SUM M E R L IST EN IN G - PO D CASTS 9 2 YO UR GUID E TO IN STAGR AM STO R IES

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POSSE

CADET CAP + VISOR ADVAN C E D BE G IN N E R TO DDLE R - ADU LT

Things to sew* S H ALLOW O R WIDE P E AK ADJU STABLE ST R AP O R E LA ST IC B AC K O P T IO N AL T IE S

VELCRO ADJUSTABLE STR APS

ELASTIC EN CA S ED OR EX POS ED

TIES OPTI ON AL

TACO TIME! 3D APPLIQUÉ One Thimble Exclusive page 136

FESTIVAL CLUTCH Little Moo Designs page 140

POSSE CADET CAP & VISOR Apple + Fig Patterns page 146

FLORA FIESTA EMBROIDERY Molly and Mama page 161

Nori Dress Sizes 2-12

PORT STREET NORI Front Back © Paisley Roots Designs 2016. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED SHORTS DRESS Ainslee Fox Paisley Roots Boutique Patterns page 166 page 189

GIVE PIECE A CHANCE CROP TOP + SKIRT

Duchess and Hare Patterns

SOL DRESS AND TOP Tadah Patterns page 229

BIG DAY OUT JACKET Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns page 208

GIFTS TO SEW COMPETITION WINNING PATTERNS Blossom Flower Pincushion..................104 Fabric Wrap Bracelet .........................109 Teachers’ gift pack .............................115 Miss Blossom Bunny Purse ..................120 Sewperior Fruit and Vegetable Bags....132

page 179 *PATTERN PAGES TO PRINT CAN BE FOUND IN THE STAND ALONE ZIP FILE. THIS IS A SEPARATE DOWNLOAD.


PORT

street

SHORTS

/ designed by JEN KENNEDY Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns / Intermediate / Sizes 3-12 / Slim fit street shorts with separate cuff & waistband / Half fake fly / Optional welt pockets & Belt Keepers / Adjustable Elastic & Flat front / Woven fabrics


Photography: Poetic Light Photography Fabric: Tropical Dreams Sample sewn by: Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns Model also wears Taco Time! 3D appliquĂŠ from OT17


tac o 3D

time!

appliquĂŠ

/ designed exclusively for One Thimble / Confident Beginner / Interactive appliquĂŠ

Photography: Poetic Light Photography Sample sewn by: Poetic Light Photography Models also wear Port Street Shorts from OT17


nori dress

/ designed by K A R LY N E L S O N Paisley Roots / Confident Beginner / Size 2-12 / Halter Style Top / Side cut out bodice / Neck sliders / Circle skirt with side button closure / Woven fabrics

Nori D

Sizes

Front

© Paisley Roots Designs

Nori Dress Sizes 2-12

Front

Back Photography: PoeticRESERVED Light Photography © Paisley Roots Designs 2016. ALL RIGHTS

Fabric: Riley Blake Cotton Stripes Half Inch Black Sample sewn by: Miss Edee Designs


BIG

D AY

OUT

JACKET

/ designed by JEN KENNEDY Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns / Intermediate / Sizes 3-12 / Slim fit denim jacket - designed to be worn open over a dress or tee-shirt / Ideal for embellishing / Patch & hidden pockets / Panels and topstitching

Photography: Poetic Light Photography Fabric: Mid-weight Denim Samples sewn by: Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns & Embellished by Poetic Light Photography. Boy Model also wears: Port Shorts from OT17. Girl Model also wears: Nori Dress from OT17. Samples sewn by: Miss Edee Designs.


Posse cadet

cap

+

visor

/ designed by JENNA BELL Apple + Fig Patterns / Confident Beginner / Toddler to Adult sizes / Unisex / Shallow or wide S E W I N G PAT T E R N BY

peak

POSSE

/ Optional ties

CADET CAP + VISOR A DVA N C ED B EG IN N ER TO D D L ER - A D ULT

S E W I N G PAT T E R N BY

SH A L LOW O R W ID E P EA K AD JU STA B L E ST RA P O R EL A ST IC B AC K O P T IO N A L T IES

POSSE

CADET CAP + VISOR VELCRO ADJUSTABLE ST RAP S

A DVA N C ED B EG IN N ER TO D D L ER - A D ULT SH A L LOW O R W ID E P EA K AD JU STA B L E ST RA P O R EL A ST IC B AC K O P T IO N A L T IES

ELASTIC E NCA SE D O R E X P O SE D

VELCRO ADJUSTABLE ST RAP S

TIES O P T IO NAL

ELASTIC E NCA SE D O R E X P O SE D

TIES O P T IO NAL

Photography right: Lauren behind the camera Photography left: Poetic Light Photography Samples sewn by: Apple + Fig Patterns Boy Model also wears Big Day out Jacket and Taco Time! 3D appliqué from OT17. Lady model also wears Sol Dress from OT17.


F E S T I VA L CLUTCH

/ designed by KYLIE GERSEKOWSKI Little Moo Designs / Intermediate / Two sizes Small: 8.5” Wide x 5.5” High (22cm x14cm) Large: 12” Wide x 8” High (32cm x 20cm) / Zipper clutch with leather fringing and lacing detail / Includes a raw card holder

Photography: Lauren behind the camera Fabric: Hot Pink Nappa Leather + Poncho Fabric Sample sewn by: Little Moo Designs Model also wears Sol Dress from OT17


sol &

DRESS

top

/ designed by LAUREN HARRIS Tadah Patterns / Advanced Beginner / Ladies sizes AUS XS (8) - XL (16) / Easy and quick sew / Relaxed and comfy fit / Off the shoulder style and elastic neckline / Choice of ruffle or short sleeve finish / Optional pockets

Photography: Lauren behind the camera Fabric: Yellow cotton seersucker Sample sewn by: Miss Edee Designs Model also wears Posse Visor from OT17


GIVE

PIECE

A

CHANCE CROP

TOP

+

SKIRT

/ designed by BERNADETTE REINECKE Duchess and Hare / Beginner / Sizes 2-12 / Woven fabrics / Pieced, fully lined crop top with a flounce, trim, or plain. / Crop top finishes above the navel & skirt hits at mid calf length / Elastic waisted tiered skirt with a semicircle top tier and rectangular bottom tier

Photography: Lauren Behind the Camera Fabric: Japanese Poplin Wildflower Pinks Sample sewn by: Miss Edee Designs


FLORA

F I E STA

embroidery

/ designed by LAUREN WRIGHT Molly and Mama / Beginner - uses only two stitch types: back stitch and satin stitch / Mexican-inspired floral embroidery motif / Designerd for 6�embroidery hoop / Customise your project by seperating the elements, or enlarging or reducing the template size

Photography: Molly and Mama Sample sewn by: Molly and Mama


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