As we welcome the arrival of autumn, our October issue of is filled with glowing sewing projects to ease us through the change of seasons. 

A highlight of our autumn collection is the stylish and quick to make Woollen Waistcoat. It is a simple way to add layering into your wardrobe and the perfect garment to keep you warm as the weather becomes a little chilly. Personalise with your own fabric choice and select your preferred finishing method; add a facing, binding or hand sewn blanket stitching for that final flourish. Another of our favourites is the Childs Reversible Jacket - an adorable make for little ones, it is also incredibly practical with its hood and cosy quilted fabric. As its fully reversible, you can have fun mixing and matching fabric prints to make a versatile, change of season jacket for girls or boys. Make an autumn coat for your cushions too, with the Upcycled Cushions project. Using recycled gents’ wool jackets, these fun cushions celebrate the beauty of on-trend tweed and are effective, yet simple to make. Celebrate autumn with a colour palette of rich reds, browns and golds in the Goldfinch Wall Art. A combination of appliqué and free motion embroidery, creates a striking picture that will brighten up your home on even the greyest of days. As the nights draw in, it’s nice to curl up with a good book (or magazine!) and the Autumn Bookmark will help you to keep track as you leaf through your literary escape. Created using woolfelt and inspired by fallen leaves in colours of grey, soft pinks and purples, it is cleverly layered and finished with hand embroidered details.

We Visit this autumns must-see exhibition - Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the V&A Museum and We Meet collage based textile artist Mandy Pattullo to hear more about her work and love of repurposing beautiful fabric. Elizabeth Healy continues inspiring us with her Creative Sewing Practice, this month exploring a ‘Sense of Proportion’ whilst Mr X Stitch takes a closer look at Needlepoint.

Happy sewing! 

Do get in touch and share pictures of your makes, we’d love to hear from you!


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