This issue is packed full of fresh projects, just perfect to celebrate the arrival of the warmer weather.  

The little girls Spring Appliqué Dress features pretty flower and butterfly appliqué and will inspire all sorts of fun and adventures whilst playing in the spring garden. For more fabric frolics – the Vegetable Delight toys can help demonstrate the importance of eating healthily whilst creating some delicious produce for a pretend market stall. And for even littler members of the family, the Monkey Business shorts and jacket set for toddler boys, is a stylish and practical twinset, ideal for romping around outside.  

For lazy May mornings, why not make yourself a pair of perfectly fitting Orton Pyjama Bottoms. This easy pattern is a perfect excuse to get sewing with some lovely florals or your latest, favourite fabric print. And to keep your toes warm whilst lounging on the sofa, the gorgeous Spring Throw is an eye catching and lightweight cover just right for the season. Love Your Clothes Supercrafter Lauren Guthrie, shows us how to upcycle jeans to create a striking Chevron Tote for a wonderfully strong shopping bag. Or why not try the cleverly folded Origami Bag to make a reversible and stylish market bag, complete with a sturdy leather handle.

Plus, we have some inspiring features this month. Kerry Green meets the clothing designer Liesl Gibson who founded the innovative children’s clothing pattern brand Oliver + S.  We also take a look around the captivating textile exhibition Entangled: Thread & Making. All this, plus regulars, favourites and more!

Emma & Leanne

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