29 August 2008
Razzle Dazzle Competition
Prepare to dazzle us with your dressmaking talent. We’ve £6000 of prizes to be won. We’ve two themes – Special Occasion Wear and Eco-styling
Textilia III is a vibrant group of textile artists who all share a passion for creativity. Kate Hopper met the members and talked to them about their work and what it means to be part of such a group
Our Autumn supplement is packed with patterns for avid Sewing World readers.
We want to hear about your sewing groups, how and when you formed, when you meet and what you do together. Each month we will award a new Brother to an interesting sounding group
Confessions of a Sewing Junky
Glenda Harvey ponders on the mysteries of expertise and whether she could become a master of a craft or prefer to stay a ‘jack of all trades’!
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES
Try a new technique and make a lovely container as a gift. Textile artist Sue Munday provides the easy steps to follow
Sparkling Winter Whites
Janet Moville turns her attention to the coming winter by making a cosy jacket with a hint of sparkle!
Sewing for Charity
Many of our readers love to sew for charities they support so here Lynne Williams provides some helpful tips on getting started
Becky Hanson shares a great way to make a very fancy trim that will add lots of extra dazzle to your clothes or home accessories
A Shrinking Violet
Try another new technique, this time stitching and shrinking fabric to create a new textural fabric following Betty Barnden’s simple steps
Creating Fashion, part 9 Kimono, Raglan and Cap Sleeves
When you look at a garment with kimono or raglan sleeve you can see immediately that some of the bodice has become joined to the sleeve. Betty Foster shows how to make the necessary alterations to a master pattern
SPECIAL READER OFFERS & COMPETITIONS
Sewing Essentials - great value giveaways
Razzle Dazzle competition
Sew Sharing – Brother sewing machine
Bookshelf – copies to win
Showtime – ticket offers
Sub Club – exclusive offers for subscribers
THIS MONTH"S MAKES
Book of Hope
Make this beautiful keepsake book cover by June McCrary Jacobs, for a friend who is going through chemo.
Working Wardrobe, part 7 – easy trousers
These quick-to-make pull-on trousers designed by Sue Locke have their own co-ordinating sash. Make them in linen for day wear or dressy for evening in satin backed crepe
Follow Lorna Knight’s easy shirring steps and then make a dreamy soft nightie for yourself or a friend
Following Meg Evan’s advice we provide the know-how to make a head scarf with a difference
Beanie Hat and Scarf
Make Lynne William’s easy fleece hat and scarf to sell for a charity or quite simply because you want to!
Have a Heart cushion cover
Make this heartfelt cushion by Jackie Ebdon for a friend in need, as a source of comfort and love
Using the shrinking techniques, Betty Barnden has created a stylish wrap that will take the eye away from a bad hair day!
Kate Hopper has created two great pieces of wall art using photo transfer papers and a little bit of stitch detail. It’s easy when you know how!
We’ve not forgotten recycling this month! Indeed, Shannon Okey and Alexandra Underhill have turned an old denim jacket into a splendid fashion piece
Wavy Top Bag
Lisa Lam’s bag this month has a nice commodious shape with stylish wavy top. As usual, easy to follow steps make it un-missable.
Luxury Laundry Bags
Turn fabric remnants into practical and handy storage solutions for dirty linen! Isabel Manson provides the fast-to-follow steps
A run through of what's in store this issue
Wendy Gardiner provides news on what’s hot and what’s new plus some glorious giveaways
A Fine Figure
Ruth Cox picks the patterns that are pretty, feminine and fun and fit fuller figures – what more could we want!
Julie Bonnar continues to review workshops and courses throughout the country
A selection of new books reviewed by Ruth Cox that are great for us sewers. Plus some great giveaways
Julie Bonnar previews the forthcoming shows around the country
Sites to Surf
Four more great sites are reviewed by Ruth Cox
We’ve some great giveaways exclusive to our subscribers
Tick up to five boxes on the coupon for a chance of winning a fabulous prize
LET"S HEAR FROM YOU
Where in the World
Connor Richards provides the answers to this month’s questions
Hall of Fame
We turn the spotlight on three successful sewing stories provided by avid readers
Points from You
Your views, your news and a chance to win a fabulous prize
What's on and where in the up-coming months
Contact us with your news, views and queries
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