The June issue of Sew is all set for summer with not one but TWO FREE patterns – a Simplicity design featuring four stylish dresses, plus a New Look pattern offering a complete outfit including a sleeveless top, wide-legged trousers and a swing jacket. Other projects to boost your wardrobe include a gathered linen top, retro-style shift, a Breton stripe tunic and a paperbag skirt. We also have a variety of upcycling ideas to breathe new life into old chairs, worn-out jeans and plain photo frames, plus cute characters to delight the kids – a pretty mermaid and an adorable family of guinea pigs! What’s more, if you enter the British Sewing Awards nominations for 2018, you’ll receive another exclusive toy pattern to make Jackie Russell, our friendly dog. You can download all our project templates for free at sewmag.co.uk/templates
1 Boat race
Sew this smart dress with your FREE Simplicity pattern.
2 Smart style
Your FREE New Look pattern includes the perfect trousers.
3 Lily top
Enjoy the summer breeze wearing this pretty top.
4 Jane tunic
Get the nautical look with our Breton stripe tunic.
5 Twiggy shift
Be inspired by the 60s with our retro dress.
6 Rose espadrilles
Master bullion stitch to create pretty shoe embellishments.
7 Denim craft board
Turn old jeans into a handy tool holder.
8 Miranda Mermaid
Make our underwater princess doll.
9 Patchwork hoop
Transform your fabric scraps into a masterpiece.
10 Button, Stitch and Bobbin
This sweet family of guinea pigs make up our June mascots.
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