Modern Sewing Starts Here Edition 29

Modern Sewing Starts Here is a digital publication which features articles, reviews and handy tips for anyone with an interest in contemporary sewing. In this edition ... Pick Of The Patterns … see the latest apparel pattern releases Making the Vienne Dress from SIZE:me patterns Inner Beauty …  We chat to Sophie Hines about what inspires her underwear designs. Quilting Inspiration ... The latest creative ideas to sew your next handmade quilt. The Top 10 best selling dressmaking patterns this summer! Tips and tricks for making your own underwear. Focus On Fabrics ...  + More ...

Modern Sewing Starts Here is a digital publication which features articles, reviews and handy tips for anyone with an interest in contemporary sewing.

In this edition ...
Pick Of The Patterns … see the latest apparel pattern releases

Making the Vienne Dress from SIZE:me patterns

Inner Beauty …  We chat to Sophie Hines about what inspires her underwear designs.

Quilting Inspiration ... The latest creative ideas to sew your next handmade quilt.

The Top 10 best selling dressmaking patterns this summer!

Tips and tricks for making your own underwear.

Focus On Fabrics ... 

+ More ...


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<strong>Edition</strong> <strong>29</strong> - August 2023<br />

<strong>Modern</strong><br />

sewing<br />

starts here..<br />


MAKING?<br />

Best-selling Patterns<br />

& Quilting Trends<br />

NEW<br />

releases<br />

<strong>Sewing</strong> patterns<br />

& fabric collections<br />


REVIEW:<br />




We chat to lingerie pattern maker,<br />

Sophie Hines and look at tips, tricks and<br />

patterns to make underwear!<br />

www.modernsewingstartshere.co.uk<br />

Nicks Dress + Blouse from Closet Core Patterns

Pattern Finder<br />

www.hantex.co.uk/patternfinder<br />

Find the perfect pattern for your next project …<br />

search by brand, garment type, fabric type, skill level or even season<br />

Pattern Finder<br />

Use the find a stockist facility to support independent retailers and designers

Editor’s Letter<br />

Has your sewing been on the back burner while the children have<br />

been on the summer holidays? This edition will help you catch up<br />

with the latest fabric collections that are due to come out over the<br />

next few months, as well as the new pattern releases.<br />

We’d like to introduce you to the lingerie designer, Sophie<br />

Hines. Sophie is mad about fabric, sewing, and making things in<br />

general but particularly loves when things are as beautiful on the<br />

inside as they are on the outside! When she makes a bra, each<br />

seam is a new chance to get things perfect. We chat to her about<br />

her underwear patterns and what you can expect from one of her<br />

patterns. We also have some tips for making underwear and how<br />

to get the best results, plus some patterns to get you hooked on<br />

making these small garments too!<br />

Want to know what the latest trends are when it comes to<br />

quilting? We share some of the ideas for the rest of 2023. Do you<br />

ever wonder what other sewists are making? We list the bestselling<br />

apparel sewing patterns for this year so far.<br />

Julie Bonnar sews the Vienne Dress from SIZE:me and shares<br />

what she liked so much about this sewing pattern.<br />

Until next time, happy sewing!<br />

Hantex Team<br />

www.hantex.co.uk<br />

www.modernsewingstartshere.co.uk<br />

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Folkwear<br />

Folkwear produces patterns that are based on authentic vintage and folk garments<br />

from around the world but these patterns are also flexible enough to be used for<br />

historical and theatrical costuming as well<br />

as for making one-of-a-kind everyday<br />

garments. They have a couple of new<br />

patterns that we’d like to introduce you to.<br />

The Chinese Jacket features a classic<br />

jacket in three lengths and with front or<br />

asymmetrical opening descendant from<br />

the Qing Dynasty. This style is still worn<br />

by people of Chinese heritage around the<br />

world as a festive garment. It can be made<br />

in lavish silks or satin for formal occasions or<br />

cottons for everyday wear.<br />

The Beautiful Dreamer pattern is based<br />

on the humble ’49 Cents Buys this Muslin<br />

Gown’ sold at Sears in 1902. It can be made<br />

with a ruffled neckline and is cut just below<br />

the knee or a wider triangular ruffled collar<br />

and traditional ankle-length. Both styles<br />

have deep box pleats in back, front gathers<br />

and side seam godets. Make in a wide range<br />

of contemporary fabrics like linen, rayon,<br />

silks, gauze, dotted Swiss and lawn.<br />

Both these patterns comes in sizes XS-3XL.<br />

To find your nearest stockist of<br />

Folkwear patterns – click here<br />

New apparel pattern releases to fill your wardrobe!<br />

Wardrobe<br />

By Me<br />

There are four news sewing patterns that<br />

have been added to the range – Pike’s<br />

Vest and Draper Polo Shirt in sizes 2XS-<br />

4XL and the Trudy Turtleneck Sweater<br />

and Pika Vest in sizes 0-24.<br />

Pike’s Vest and Pika Vest are perfect<br />

for wearing over T-shirts, while the<br />

classic Draper Polo Shirt has a relaxed<br />

silhouette and button plackets, which is<br />

ideal to wear everyday. The fitted Trudy<br />

Turtleneck Sweater has two lovely collar<br />

options – high and low – and is great for<br />

your between-seasons wardrobe.<br />

To find your nearest stockist of<br />

Wardrobe By Me – click here<br />

Check out the free-to-use resource listing of the very best Indie patterns and filter by fabric, garment, brand<br />

or skill level by visiting www.hantex.co.uk

Mönsterfabriken<br />

We’ve three more patterns to offer from this pattern company. The slightly A-line<br />

shaped Ada Coat can be lined, and offers neat shoulders, large collar and generous<br />

welt pockets. The Lizzie Wrap Skirt has elaborate details that prevents you from<br />

flashing your legs on a windy day, and has several generous pockets including a stylish<br />

patch pocket for you to store everything that you need. It’s the ideal everyday skirt<br />

made in denim, linen, corduroy, wool or viscose. Polly is a fully-lined waistcoat with a<br />

nice detail on the back dart directed towards the centre back seam. The pattern has<br />

welt pockets and the belt shapes the curve at the back. And finally, but not least, the<br />

lovely relaxed Vanja Dress & Top has a V-neck and a dropped shoulder plus a bellshaped<br />

skirt with slits at the sides. Wear it cinched with narrow tie tapes at the waist or<br />

sew with an elastic waistband.<br />

To find your nearest stockist of Mönsterfabriken patterns – click here<br />

Named<br />

Clothing<br />

The Lilja Dress, Pinafore &<br />

Blouse is the newest pattern<br />

from Named Clothing. This<br />

garment comes in three<br />

different variations an anklelength<br />

dress, pinafore dress<br />

and blouse. Make sleeveless<br />

or with bohemian-length<br />

puff sleeves with a round or<br />

square neckline, or sew with a<br />

combination of both. We love<br />

the wrap sides and ties, which<br />

can be fastened at the front<br />

or back. This versatile pattern<br />

is easy to wear and simple<br />

to sew. This sewing pattern<br />

comes in sizes 4-28.<br />

To find your nearest stockist<br />

of Named Clothing patterns –<br />

click here<br />

The Jo Dress and Jumpsuit will certainly make a statement. The V-necked<br />

bodice has a sculptural croissant sleeve and can be mixed and matched<br />

with either the trouser or skirt to create a bold jumpsuit or dress. It really is<br />

all in the detail, the beautiful innovative bias-bound slot seam finish adds<br />

structure and dimension. Both options are finished with a traditional zipper<br />

and fabric zipper pull to make it easy to get on and off. This pattern comes<br />

in sizes 0-20.<br />

To view this latest pattern and more from Closet Core Patterns - click here<br />

Closet<br />

Core<br />



Vienne Dress from SIZE:me<br />

By Julie Bonnar from The Pattern Pages<br />

I love a dress – it’s the solution to many decisions on what to wear for me. It’s the one-stop<br />

garment where you don’t have to match anything else – just throw on and go! Dresses are so<br />

versatile, and if you choose the right one, it can take you from day to night and from season to<br />

season by just adding accessories and different shoes.<br />

My pattern choice<br />

I particularly like a tiered dress as they are very flattering. The<br />

Vienne Dress from SIZE:me is such a staple and will become a<br />

popular choice in your wardrobe all year-round! We were lucky<br />

enough to work with Donna King the designer behind this<br />

pattern for the magazine so I actually made two of these dresses<br />

for our model Jenni (shown in the photos)!<br />

This sewing pattern looks like it could be complicated to<br />

make but in fact, it’s not! There are no difficult fastenings and<br />

it really can be made by any level of sewer. The instructions<br />

are very comprehensive, but I love Donna’s YouTube video that<br />

really does hold your hand through every step, which is perfect<br />

for the beginners among you.<br />

I have been sewing for quite a few years but I found Donna’s<br />

video very informative and actually learnt a few tips and tricks<br />

that I didn’t know like how to master the bias bound neck and<br />

sew the elastic into the sleeves and waistband, an easier way!<br />

The video also has QR codes along the way on the pattern<br />

instructions so you can find each of the techniques on the<br />

video very easily.<br />

This pattern comes in 10 sizes that are marked by a special<br />

symbol rather than a size number. This forces you to take<br />

accurate body measurements rather than pre-empt what size<br />

to sew! The sizes start from 82-127cm (bust), 61-106cm (waist)

and 89-134cm (hips). The dress was the perfect length for Jenni but it’s very easy to shorten or lengthen if you need to. The dress<br />

is fitted at the waist, enough to feel like it has shape but also loose-enough to be flowy and comfortable.<br />

My fabric choice<br />

This dress would look beautiful in a print, but it looks equally stylish in solid colour to show off the gathers and tiering. The pattern<br />

recommends a light-weight woven fabric with lots of drape like viscose, chambray and crepe. I chose a linen blend for a dress with<br />

more structure as I’d been eyeing up these linen blends over on the Hantex website for a while. This fabric is prone to fraying (like<br />

any linen or linen blend). After the pre-wash, the first fray always looks worst but don’t worry it doesn’t affect the finished garment<br />

– you just need to make sure you finish the seams well. I finished all my seams by overlocking them. This fabric also softens with<br />

every wash, and sewing with it is as easy as sewing with any quilting weight cotton too!<br />

My tips for making<br />

• Don’t skip the stay-stitching around the neckline - this helps eliminate any stretching out of shape.<br />

• Make sure you press (lift and place the iron) rather than ironing the neckband. I decided to test this theory and the neckband<br />

when ‘ironed ‘measured a good 5cm longer than when I ‘pressed’ the same size one.<br />

• Use the quartering method to attach the elastic but don’t sew it together at the ends before sewing it on, Donna’s way is so<br />

much easier and really is stress-free!<br />



The pattern creates a loose fitted, tiered dress, but<br />

unusually, it has pockets! It’s the ideal dress for all<br />

seasons, layered up with a cardigan or jacket for chillier<br />

days or just add sandals for summer. As we’ve mentioned<br />

the pattern comes in its own sizing scale so do check<br />

your measurements on the pattern. The pattern has<br />

a suggested order of making, which will build your<br />

confidence and skill levels as you sew. Learn to handle<br />

lightweight fabrics, sleeves, darts, bias bound neck,<br />

gathering, pockets and hemming.<br />

To view this pattern and others from SIZE:me – click here<br />


Julie chose to make her Vienne Dress<br />

in the red yarn-dyed linen cotton blend<br />

from Modelo’s Carbury fabric collection.<br />

It’s a mix of 55% linen and 45% cotton<br />

ideal for dresses, blouses and skirts. This<br />

fabric range also comes in other colours<br />

including black, grey, denim blue, navy,<br />

sky blue, taupe and soft green – so<br />

there’s plenty of colours to choose from!<br />

To view the full range of linen and linen<br />

blends from Modelo – click here

INNER<br />

BEATUY<br />

We chat to Sophie Hines about what<br />

inspires her underwear designs<br />

Tell us a bit about yourself?<br />

Hi, I’m Sophie! Right now I’m living on the Atlantic coast<br />

with my new puppy, Melba. I grew up in the American<br />

Midwest, graduated fashion school in 2015, and have<br />

been self-employed making and designing lingerie<br />

since. I love to travel to see new places and friends,<br />

and along the way I’m always excited to try regional<br />

foods. This winter, I got to spend some time in France,<br />

Denmark, and the Faroe Islands, which has been a<br />

particular dream. I’ve been missing French chocolates<br />

and cookies since I’ve been back in the states! I always<br />

love spending time with lovely people and in beautiful<br />

surroundings to keep my work balanced. This way, I<br />

always have energy to design beautiful things for my<br />

friends to make!<br />

What made you decide to design and<br />

concentrate on lingerie?<br />

I’m not sure it was really a choice! Growing up, my<br />

favourite part of my dolls clothes were their underwear.<br />

I started out sewing dresses and clothes, but everything<br />

always gravitates back to lingerie for me.<br />

I love how beautifully utilitarian I can make it look, and<br />

how it directly contributes to people feeling good in<br />

their bodies when they have garments that make them<br />

feel comfortable and even emotionally supported.<br />

What makes your designs different from<br />

other pattern companies?<br />

My designs have always leaned towards minimalist<br />

androgyny, which wasn’t in style when I started in<br />

fashion! When I began learning to make and design<br />

lingerie, I wanted to create the patterns for what I was always looking for but couldn’t find!<br />

I started with a focus on go-to basics, but after a few years, I got bored! I needed more creative stimulation and decided I may as<br />

well get unconventional with it. That’s when I started setting myself Ocean-based design challenges for Halloween lingerie costumes,<br />

then full sewing patterns. I have a bit I do on Instagram where I post videos of sharks and whales, then warn everyone to never go<br />

in the ocean lest they perish. Really though, I’ve always been incredibly fascinated by the water, and it’s a really fun way to challenge<br />

myself to create interesting things.

What is the best part of designing these sorts of sewing patterns?<br />

The best part of designing sewing patterns is the drafting! You get to manipulate each piece, grade, decide on the order of<br />

operations, and perfect the shape of the seam allowances so everything fits together perfectly, every step of the way. I love laying out<br />

the instructions and fussing with them until everything is perfect. Getting reports back from my fit testers is so much fun also, because<br />

when I analyse them I feel like a star engineer!<br />

What are your favourite patterns and why?<br />

My favourite patterns to wear are definitely the Axis Tank and<br />

Median Knickers – I wear them as a set every single day. I<br />

designed the Axis Tank because I spend a lot of time in a cosy<br />

armchair with my computer, and I wanted a more comfortable<br />

base layer to feel supported but not uncomfortable or restricted.<br />

The Median Knickers are also so comfortable and never<br />

have to be adjusted! One thing that is an absolute must in my<br />

garments is that they be extremely comfortable to wear.<br />

I loved designing the Hadal Set. This lounge set was inspired<br />

by the topology of the deepest part of the ocean. I love getting<br />

the curved design lines just right, so they feel like a natural part<br />

of the garments, flowing all around the body.<br />

Our Re-useable Period Panty is now available in a kit form<br />

and contains a special trio of absorbent fabrics for the crotch for<br />

three pairs, and then you choose your own fabric and elastic to<br />

make your own designs.<br />

Any new sewing pattern ideas?<br />

I’m really excited to play more with ocean-inspired design<br />

challenges! Right now, we’re still in the middle of a style update<br />

in which we’re re-releasing our catalogue of sewing patterns,<br />

updating the design and format, bringing everything into our<br />

new XXS-6X size range, getting them printed, and adding<br />

features like projector files, layered sizing and photosets. I also<br />

have a backlog of sewing patterns from my days as a ready-towear<br />

designer that I’ve been working through.<br />

I dream of having a working studio where we can host sewing<br />

classes and retreats, have a little shop and expand our lingerie<br />

sewing materials and notions, and be able to bring our beautiful<br />

community together in person.<br />

To find your local stockist and view more beautiful lingerie patterns from Sophie Hines - click here


Tips and tricks for sewing your own underwear with Sophie Hines<br />

Choose the right size on your pattern<br />

“Patterns are designed for a specific amount of stretch. Before<br />

choosing a size, use the garment’s finished measurements to<br />

check the fit in your intended fabric. Mark out the finished<br />

measurements on your fabric, and hold the material around<br />

your body to see if you like the size!”<br />

What are the right fabrics?<br />

Choose softer natural fabrics that are lightweight, breathable, drapey but durable,<br />

doesn’t shrink, quick drying and have a good stretch recovery.<br />











“The best fabric for your undies is what feels nice to you! I<br />

look for fabric that has a base of natural fibres for comfort<br />

and breathability, and 3-5% Spandex or Lycra for<br />

longevity and stretch.”<br />

Test your machine settings<br />

“Knit fabrics can be a bit fussy, so check your stitch settings on<br />

your fabric and stretch trim before sewing up your garment.<br />

You may find your usual needle snags the elastic or breaks<br />

the delicate fabric. I like using a very fine universal needle,<br />

which I change often!”<br />

<strong>Sewing</strong> Tips<br />

• Use quilting-style clips to keep the layers together<br />

• A rotary cutter and mat are more precise when cutting small pieces of fabric out<br />

• Use a soft elastic narrow lace that’s won’t irritate you! A comfortable fit for elastic is<br />

calculated by measuring your leg and taking off 5cm<br />

• Invest in a tailor’s ham to help you press on a curve<br />

• Use an overlocker for all interior seams. If you don’t have an overlocker use<br />

a narrow zigzag stitch and topstitch it to the seam side<br />

• Make sure all seam allowances are between the main fabric and the lining<br />

Why you should sew your own underwear<br />

It can be less<br />

expensive<br />

Use up fabric scraps<br />

that are already in<br />

your stash<br />

Knickers don’t take<br />

long to make and<br />

sew up<br />

Learn new skills like<br />

working with trickier,<br />

smaller fabric pieces<br />

Check out the freeto-use<br />

resource<br />

listing of the very<br />

best Indie patterns<br />

and filter by fabric,<br />

garment, brand or<br />

skill level by visiting<br />


Underwear<br />

<strong>Sewing</strong> patterns to get you started!<br />

Fullcoverage<br />

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You need very little fabric<br />

Get a comfortable perfect fit<br />

Customise and make as unique as you<br />

It’s quick and not as difficult to do as you think!<br />

Many underwear patterns can be adapted for swimwear<br />

It can be less expensive too<br />

Make underwear for the whole family with<br />

this sewing pattern (3242)! It contains<br />

a low-waist and high-waist bikini brief,<br />

a lace-waist string for women and girls,<br />

and for men and boys, there’s a low-waist<br />

brief with double layer contour pouch<br />

and exposed elastic waistband plus lowwaist<br />

trunks and jockstrap.<br />

For the<br />

whole<br />

family<br />

To view the full range of patterns<br />

available from Jalie – click here<br />

The Perfect Period Panties will give<br />

you full coverage with the gusset<br />

combines the front and back lengths<br />

according to the desired coverage.<br />

Choose your favourite rise and<br />

waistband for a totally custom fit. This<br />

garment can be entirely constructed<br />

with a sewing machine or with an<br />

overlocker.<br />

To view this and more sewing patterns<br />

from Sophie Hines – click here<br />

Soft and<br />

comfortable<br />

This soft-line fully-lined bralette pattern has<br />

adjustable straps and a two-part cup. The<br />

under-bust is supported by a wide elastic or<br />

fabric band and is super comfortable without<br />

compromising the support.<br />

To find out more about this pattern and others<br />

from Wardrobe By Me – click here

Focus on<br />


Get ready for summer with these<br />

wonderful new fabric collections<br />

The newest collections from<br />

Cloud9 Fabrics:<br />


This 100% organic cotton canvas collection is<br />

all about flowers and their amazing colours and<br />

shapes, which make us happy! This collection is from<br />

Lithuanian surface designer, Elvyra Konteniene aka<br />

RouCouCou. She has created a world of floral designs<br />

with a retro twist.<br />

Saguaro Sunset<br />

Summer Monsoon<br />

Ssslither<br />

Pollinate<br />

YUMA<br />

Leah Duncan’s love for the Sonoran Desert stands<br />

out in this collection with her fresh take on saguaros,<br />

reptiles, prickly pears in bloom, Sonoran desert<br />

mountain ranges, summer monsoons, fields of desert<br />

wildflowers, and spring in the desert. Inspired by<br />

her strong love of nature, she has established a<br />

recognisable voice that speaks simplicity and beauty<br />

with quirky and organic themes.<br />

This fabric range consist of beautiful soft greys,<br />

blues, beige, peaches and pinks.<br />

Cloud9 Fabrics use 100% organic cotton in the manufacturing of their fabrics as well as eco-responsible low impact dyes for<br />

printing and dying, and GOTS certified where shown. The fabric company also works closely with mills that are committed to<br />

ethical and responsible conduct.<br />

To find your nearest stockist of Cloud9 Fabrics - click here

The newest collections from Art Gallery Fabrics:<br />

Freshly Gathered<br />

Summer Blush<br />

Hidden Gems<br />

Roadside Fields<br />


We love the beautiful blue tones of this collection – they are so calming. Imagine wandering through valleys of blooming wildflowers<br />

and make a wish and blow the dandelion seeds away. This nostalgic, modern vintage collection by Elizabeth Chappell has airy<br />

florals and timeless elements with little tints of sweet pinks, creams, warm blues, and rustic reds.<br />

Diamond Stripe Spiced<br />

Boho Birds Glacier<br />

Boho Leaves Haze<br />

Basket Weave Shrimpy<br />

DUVAL<br />

Get inspired by this effortless sophistication of ‘60s Key<br />

West and its mix of urban living and laid back island style. These<br />

easy breezy prints are mixed and matched in fresh and modern<br />

designs. Discover subtle tonal prints and bold graphic designs in a<br />

palette of rich shades of navy, terracotta, soft lavenders and neutrals.<br />


Boldest indigo, cool denim<br />

and crisp cobalts create this<br />

eye-catching display in this<br />

curated collection of True<br />

Blues. From cheery summer<br />

skies to tranquil sapphire seas,<br />

this range is balanced and full<br />

of blissful botanicals that will<br />

captivate your imagination.<br />

Swifting Flora Indigo<br />

True Trinkets<br />

Etched Blooms<br />

Cobalt in Rayon<br />

All AGF collections contain 100% premium cottons but many also have rayon, flannel, knit and canvas options<br />

To find a stockist near you of the latest Art Gallery Fabrics collections - click here

The latest fabric collection<br />

from Modelo:<br />

Grey<br />

Mustard<br />

Rust<br />

Denim<br />


Start your autumn sewing with the new Mocuba<br />

collection from Modelo. This luxurious rayonbased<br />

fabric has 50% stretch from selvedge-toselvedge.<br />

The range features a jacquard weave<br />

that gives a rich two-colour finish. This fabric<br />

looks dressy for smart occasion-wear like trousers<br />

and skirts that need a slight stretch like the<br />

Peckham Trousers from Liesl + Co shown here.<br />

To view all the current collections from Modelo - click here


Inspiration<br />

The latest creative ideas to sew your next handmade quilt<br />

Flower Bloom from Pen + Paper<br />


Animal designs remain a favoured print and are great for children and<br />

those who love animals. Geometric prints are a wonderful choice for<br />

adding colour to a room’s interior, while textured quilts like puff quilts<br />

and quilts made from more unusual fabrics like chenille give a cosy feel<br />

to your quilting project. Neutrals remain on top and two-tone quilts will<br />

fit into any home décor scheme. Floral quilts never go out of fashion and<br />

can add a cheerful look to your home all year-round.<br />


Many stitchers are choosing<br />

to make their quilts in bolder<br />

rich jewel colours like ruby red,<br />

turquoise blue, emerald green<br />

and amethyst this year with large<br />

abstract designs and geometrical<br />

shapes. Accents of gold and<br />

silver that add an extra metallic<br />

look are proving popular.<br />


EPP Party from Pat Bravo and Mister Domestic<br />


Many quilters want flexibility and versatility in their<br />

quilting and are opting for adjustable rulers that<br />

can be used to create a variety of shapes, sizes and<br />

intricate designs with ease. English Paper Piecing<br />

templates allow you to create all sorts of shapes with<br />

precise point to point measurements so your quilt<br />

tops will fit perfectly!<br />

To see the full range from Paper Pieces® – click here<br />

It’s about natural fibres for the<br />

wadding/batting part of the quilt<br />

with cotton, wool, and bamboo<br />

making the grade. These offer<br />

warmth and insulation, but are<br />

eco-friendly too.<br />


If sustainability is important to you and you love working with recycled<br />

fabrics then why not try using scraps from your fabric stash or using old<br />

T-shirts and shirts to make a memory quilt to be admired.<br />

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Check out what these quilt pattern designers<br />

have to offer:<br />

Alison Glass<br />

Color Girl Quilts<br />

Elizabeth Hartman<br />

Jaybird Quilts<br />

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<strong>Modern</strong> Handcraft<br />

Paper Pieces<br />

Pen + Paper<br />

Rope & Anchor Trading<br />

To see our full selection of quilt patterns - click here

BESTsellers<br />

Countdown with us the top 10 sewing patterns that<br />

are proving popular with sewers so far this year!<br />

9<br />

10<br />

Wilder Gown from Friday Pattern Co<br />

Sagebrush<br />

Top by Friday<br />

Pattern Co<br />

Remy Raglan<br />

Top from Sew<br />

House Seven<br />

7<br />

8<br />

Patina Blouse<br />

by Friday<br />

Pattern Co<br />

6<br />

Saguaro Top &<br />

Trouser from<br />

Friday Pattern Co

5<br />

4<br />

Elodie Wrap Dress by<br />

Closet Core Patterns<br />

Nicks Dress & Blouse from<br />

Closet Core Patterns<br />

2<br />

3<br />

Charlie<br />

Caftan from<br />

Closet Core<br />

Patterns<br />

Evelyn Skirt by<br />

Chalk and Notch<br />

Patterns<br />

1<br />

To find more<br />

best-selling<br />

sewing patterns -<br />

click here<br />

Regalia Blouse<br />

by Sew House<br />


Underwear kits<br />

Sophie Hines has launched kits that will<br />

make her Perfect Period Reusable Panties.<br />

Each kit makes three pairs. The kit comes<br />

in three colourways - black, blue and gold<br />

and contains the special trio of absorbent<br />

crotch fabrics – waterproof backed organic<br />

cotton jersey, ultra absorbent quilted<br />

bamboo, cotton and black moisture<br />

wicking jersey. You choose your own fabric<br />

and elastic to pair with these crotch fabrics.<br />

These can then be used with any Sophie<br />

Hines sewing patterns, or your favourite<br />

undie pattern.<br />

To find these kits, as well as sewing<br />

patterns from Sophie Hines - click here<br />

WHAT’S<br />

new<br />

We keep you up-to-date on the<br />

latest products<br />

Revised design of the Classic Curves<br />

Ruler<br />

This updated Classic Curves ruler measures<br />

11½in x 11½in (<strong>29</strong>.2cm x <strong>29</strong>.2cm) and features<br />

14 slots for cutting or tracing curved shapes for<br />

quilting.<br />

The slots range in size from a radius of<br />

1½in - 8in and the lines on the ruler indicate<br />

placement of fabric for cutting concave and<br />

convex shapes (quarter circle, half circle, full setin<br />

circle and orange peel). On the back of the<br />

ruler, there’s a transparent non-slip surface and<br />

the instruction insert includes basic directions<br />

for use, plus a quilt pattern for beginners. Slots<br />

for sizes 1½in - 3½in are slightly wider and are<br />

intended for use with a pencil to make EPP<br />

or appliqué templates, mark quilting designs,<br />

curved corners, or scallop<br />

edges. These slots will also<br />

accommodate a blade<br />

for cutting. Slots 4 - 8 are<br />

standard cutting grooves<br />

intended for use with a<br />

typical rotary cutter. Each<br />

ruler is packaged with a<br />

22in x 11½in full colour<br />

printed insert folded to<br />

11½in square with four<br />

pages cover (outward<br />

facing), inside spread with<br />

basic instructions, back side<br />

with quilt pattern.<br />

The ruler is inside the<br />

folded insert and the entire<br />

product shrink wrapped<br />

with clear plastic.<br />

To find out more about this<br />

and other ColorGirl items -<br />

click here

New fabrics for this season<br />

Trick or Treat, Peppermint is back! Along with friends, and the<br />

purrrfect sidekick, our favourite ghoulish squad makes a surprise<br />

visit, returning for the spookiest night of the year. Dancing bats and<br />

glowing jack-o-lanterns light the way for one last truly spooky and<br />

witchy All Hallows’ Eve..<br />

16 cottons | 1 Flannel<br />

Full details & stockists

New fabrics for this season<br />

Like nature’s promise of new beginnings comes this vibrant and lifeblooming<br />

collection of floral and fauna motifs. Alluring displays of<br />

opulent botanicals & hues of fresh colours hint at life starting to<br />

bloom while cool temperatures remind us there will be more days<br />

filled with sunshine ahead...<br />

16 cottons | 1 Flannel | 1 Rayon<br />

Full details & stockists

New fabrics for this season<br />

WARM & COZY brings you all the hygge of the holiday season with cheerful patterns and prints. Playfully illustrated<br />

snow globes, mittens, stockings, and textural plaids keep you snug as a bug in a Christmas rug. And fun patterns with<br />

ornaments, gifts, snowflakes, and trees wrap you in the holiday spirit all year round.... Warm & Cozy is now available<br />

from stockists …. Click here for details<br />


New fabrics for this season<br />

Enter an enchanted winter wonderland inspired by Nordic Holiday traditions and celebrate<br />

cherished memories in Wintertale. Winter wishes fall like snowflakes in this nostalgic<br />

holiday collection in shades of peppermint, blushing pinks and rich shades of spruce and<br />

ruby. Get cozy with timeless prints that celebrate the merriest time of the year.<br />

Full details & stockists


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All Fableism Fabrics are<br />

100% cotton and perfect for<br />

use in quilts, home decor,<br />

and apparel. The earthy<br />

palette of nature-inspired<br />

colours will have you<br />

admiring your projects for<br />

many years to come.<br />

Credits:<br />

Felix Quilt pattern by @penelopehandmade<br />

Quilt made by @kimmvogel<br />

photographed by @olivia.grace.photo

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