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This is a directory for the Sew Hip UK Magazine. It is a factual base for anyone to come to, to look up the contents in each issue of Sew Hip.

I am NOT linked to Sew Hip, in any way. But I enjoy the magazine and am a subscriber. This is an UNOFFICIAL blog.

I will not be making personal comments about the magazine. It is just a directory. Any derogatory comments will be deleted.

ISSUE 9 NOT ON SALE UNTIL THE END OF JULY!

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Issue 8

Patterns
Page 6 Obie Belts – Accessories
Page 16 Sew Your Own Veg – Toys
Page 28 Button Down Skirt – Adult Female
Page 36 Cot Quilt
Page 42 Tablecloth Dress – Adult Female
Page 54 Summertime Blues Jacket – child
Page 62 Patchwork Pillows – Home
Page 74 Mystery Quilt
Page 76 Sew Small Bracelets – Accessories
Page 80 Home Sweet Home Quilt
Page 90 Sweet Leggings – Child’s clothing
Page 94 Ra Ra Ruffle Bag – Accessories

Techniques
Page 86 Button Guide
Page 88 Understanding Pattern Symbols

Interviews
Page 46 Heather Bailey

Articles

Page 22 Southam Embroidery
Page 32 Elanbach fabrics
Page 38 Fabric Showcase Etsuko Furuya
Page 70 Crafting with kids – felt flowers
Page 72 Print & Pattern – plush characters

Books Page 24
Quilt Yourself Gorgeous by Mandy Shaw
Quilting on the Go by Carolyn Foster
Pet Crafts by Megan Friday
Material World by Cat Wei

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Issue 7

Patterns
Page 6 Moebius Wrap – Adult Accessory
Page 20 Summer Loving, Smocked Sundress by Heather Ross
Page 26 Scrappy Cushion (patchwork) – home accessories
Page 40 Truly Madly Deeply Shirt Shirt – Menswear
Page 44 Embroidered t-shirt – child’s clothing
Page 50 Refashioned Jeans – Child’s clothing
Page 62 Custom Jammies – Adults clothing
Page 66 Laptop Case – Accessories
Page 82 Sew Simple Single Duvet – Accessories
Page 84 Mystery Quilt part 3
Page 94 Mr & Mrs Bird – toys

Techniques
Page 86 Pocket Placement
Page 88 Pattern Envelopes

Interviews

Pages 36 and 46 Fabric Showcase and Heather Ross interview
Page 54 Inside Studio with Liesl Gibson (Oliver & S)

Articles

Page 14 Sewing Rebellion
Page 30 Vintage Fabrics
Page 78 Crafting with kids – alien felt toys
Page 80 Print & Pattern – tea time

Books Page 24
Sew Darn Cute by Jenny Ryan
Sublime Stitching by Jenny Hart & Alexandra Grablewski
Sewing Green by Betz White
Stitch it: Quilts by Melody Lord

Friday, 3 July 2009

Issue 6

Patterns
Page 6 Popover Sundress – child’s clothing
Page 22 Obie Belt – accessories
Page 32 Freshly Squeezed Quilt
Page 40 Sew Small Felt flower Corsage
Page 46 Summer 60s style Dress – womenswear
Page 56 Space Lamp – home accessories
Page 62 Elegance Draping Feature – bias cut corset - womenswear
Page 78 Mystery Quilt Part 2
Page 84 Sew Simple Shrug - womenswear
Page 94 Myrtle the Turtle - toy

Techniques
Page 88 Choosing Thread
Page 90 Embroidery Stitches

Interviews
Page 36 Tula Pink Fabric Showcase
Page 42 Rachel Henderson
Page 52 Lisa Fell of Lazy May’s Studio

Articles

Page 20 Graduate Showcase Emmeline Couture
Page 26 Crazy Patchwork (using fabric scraps)
Page 50 Make a felt Wall
Page 72 Crafting with kids Рsimple appliqu̩ throw
Page 80 Print and Pattern - tea towels

Books Page 18

Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross
Pattern by Tricia Guild
Sewing Lingerie by Linda Neubauer
Jazzy Jeans by Mickey Baskett

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Issue 5

Patterns
Blush Lady's longline Jacket (size 8-16 )Page06/ Issue 5

Simple Throw Page 24/ Issue 5
Mystery Quilt Step 1 Page 28/ Issue 5
Pocket Skirt (size 10 – 20 )Page30/ Issue 5
Sew Small Coasters Page 40/ Issue 5
Child's Little Tunic (size 2-4 years) Page 42 / Issue 5
Yoga Shorts Page Page 50/ Issue 5
Corgi Cushion Page 58/ Issue 5
Balloon Ride Purse Page 64/ Issue 5
Dinner Set (placemat, napkin, napkin holder) Page 74/ Issue 5
Stripes and Bricks Quilt P82/ Issue 5
Rudi Racoon Soft Toy Page 94/ issue 5

Interviews
Anna Maria Horner, fabric showcase Page 36/ Issue 5
Suzanne Shearer, Phat Sheep Page 46/ Issue 5
Bevelee Ragan Page 54/ Issue 5

Articles
Ultimate Sewing Library, dress making books Page 20/ Issue 5
Japanese Books Part 2 Page 34/ Issue 5
Print & Pattern - shopper bags Page 62/ Issue 5
Crafting with kids - easter egg and bunny Page 78/ Issue 5

Techniques
Fabric Guide P86/ Issue 5

Books
Where Women Create by Jo Packham
Sewing IN no Time by Emma Hardy
Bend The Rules Sewing by Amy Karol
Midwest Modern by Amy Buter

Polls and Photos

If you look to the right you will see a fun poll, so have some fun and make a pick!

I do intend to get some photos on here in the next week or so if you have any info you want on here, or pictures, then please message me.

Have a lovely crafty weekend!

Friday, 12 June 2009

Issue 4 March 2009

Patterns
Vintage Table Runner Page 6/ Issue 4
Simple Apron (made from 2 teatowels!) Page 28/ Issue 4
Breakfast time Egg Cosy Page 32/ Issue 4
Honeycomb Cushion Cover Page 40/ Issue 4
Stepping Stones Quilt (made from yoyos) Page 46/ Issue 4
Recycled Denim Skirt Page 50/ Issue 4
Sailboat from Marseille Toy Page 56/ Issue 4
Delilah Skirt Page 60/ Issue 4
Lady Bug and Leaf tape measure and scissor case P66 / Issue 4
Child’s Mermaid Pyjama Page 88/ Issue 4
Drawstring Bag Page 92/ Issue 4
Cleaning Day Embroidery Pattern Page 96/ Issue 4


Articles

Sewing Library, invaluable sewing books Page 16/ Issue 4
Barron and Larcher 20th C Textile Designers Page 22 / Issue 4
Harris Tweed Page 30/ Issue 4
Spoonflower Fabric (print your own) Page 72/ Issue 4
Crafting with Kids (bags) Page 76 / Issue 4


Interviews

Liesl Gibson P36 / Issue 4
Dorie Shcwarz inside studio Page 52/ Issue 4
Anna, The Eternal Maker, confessions of a fabric collector Page 69/ Issue 4
Anna Maria Horner, introducing Page 98/ Issue 4


Books

Reviews Page 30/ Issue 4

Zakka Sewing by Therese LAskey and Chika Mori Stewart
Craft Inc by Meg Mateo Ilasco
Sew U Home Stretch by Wendy Mullin
Sweater Renewal by Sharon Franco Rothschild

Techniques
Sewing Essentials Page 82/ Issue 4

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Issue 3

Patterns
Adult Female Woman’s Skirt (Size UK 8-20) Page 6 Issue 3
Rustic Throw Page 12 Issue 3
Cross Stitch Chair Picture Page 20 Issue 3
Girl’s Pillowcase Dress (age 3-10yrs) Page 24 Issue 3
Joli Cube Bag Page 30 Issue 3
Handprinted Seagull Softie Toy Page 38 Issue 3
Mini Quilt Decoration Page 40 Issue 3
Union Jack Cushion Page 44 Issue 3
Henrietta Hippo Toy Page 48 Issue 3
Recycled Adult’s Scarf Page 56 Issue 3
Vintage Holdall Bag Page 68 Issue 3
Little Acorn Soft Toy Page 94 Issue 3

Techniques
Refashioning Clothes Page 28 Issue 3
Gathering Guide Page 80 Issue 3

Interviews
Inside Studio with Heidi Massingill Page 52 Issue 3
Hillary Lang Page 74 Issue 3
Clothkits Page 60 Issue 3
Neisha Crosland Page 79 Issue 3
Liesl Gibson Page 98 Issue 3

Articles
Handprinted Fabric Panel Softies Page 34 Issue 3

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Books

All books reviewed and mentioned in Sew Hip will be listed here. Please write in and tell other people your experiences of the books (are patterns accurate, instructions easy to follow, originality and so on) This could be a really usefull section of this blog!

Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross

Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol

Seams to Me by Anna Maria Horner

Zakka Sewing by Therese LAskey and Chika Mori Stewart
Craft Inc by Meg Mateo Ilasco
Sew U Home Stretch by Wendy Mullin
Sweater Renewal by Sharon Franco Rothschild

Where Women Create by Jo Packham
Sewing IN no Time by Emma Hardy
Bend The Rules Sewing by Amy Karol
Midwest Modern by Amy Butler

Issue 2

Patterns:
Adult's Plaid Dress (UK size 10-16) Page 6/ Issue 2
Up the Graden Path Quilt Page 14/ Issue 2
Project Bag Page 22/ Issue 2
Girl's Cotton Tie Top (age 1-3yr) Page 30/ Issue 2
Felt Apple Decoration/ Toy Page 41/ Issue 2
Spiky Hedgehog Pincushion Page 44/ Issue 2
Baby Quilts Page 50/ Issue 2
Flirty Florence Apron Page 56/ Issue 2
Apatasorus Blanket Page 72/ Issue 2
Vintage Remake Adult's Skirt (UK size 12-16)/ Issue 2
Printed Tote bag Page 86/ Issue 2
Fabric Cards (fabric scrap project) Page 92/ Issue 2


Techniques:
Sewing Definitions Page 78

Interviews:
Betz White (felter) Page 26
Manda McGRory Inside Studio Page 5
Heidi Kenney Page 94
Hilary Lang (wee wonderfuls) Page 98
Emma Hardy- fabric confessions! Page 47

Articles:
Wool Felt Page 36
Little Miracles Pre Baby Blankets Page 48
Eco Shopper Bag Page 62
Refashioning Cothes Page 66

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Issue 1

Contents:

Patterns:
Felted Bag by Alicia Poulson Page 10

Prints Charming Quilt Page 20
Little Tote by Alice Bloor Page 28
Peasant Blouse by Manda McGrory Page 32
Bloomers by Manda McGrory Page 38
Hugo Needle Case Page 54
Bunting Page 58
Pear Needle Case Page 68
Printed Cushion Page 76
Pillowcase Totes Page 80
Mini Kitten - Scrap fabric project Page 90
Charm Pack Quilt Page 94

Techniques:
Sewing Definitions Page 64

Interviews & Articles:
Alicia Paulson (posie gets cozy) Page 6
Prints Charming Page 16
Inside Studio - Alica Kerteszova Page 44
Amy Butler Page 48
Sandi Henderson Page 66
Festival of QuiltsPage 84
Heidi Kenney (my paper crane) Page 98

Monday, 8 June 2009

Articles

Articles:
Wool Felt Page 36 issue 2
Little Miracles Pre Baby Blankets Page 48 issue 2
Eco Shopper Bag Page 62 issue 2
Refashioning Clothes Page 66 issue 2
Handprinted Fabric Panel Softies Page 34 Issue 3
Sewing Library, invaluable sewing books Page 16/ Issue 4
Barron and Larcher 20th C Textile Designers Page 22 / Issue 4
Harris Tweed Page 30/ Issue 4
Spoonflower Fabric (print your own) Page 72/ Issue 4
Crafting with Kids (bags) Page 76 / Issue 4

Ultimate Sewing Library, dress making books Page 20/ Issue 5
Japanese Books Part 2 Page 34/ Issue 5
Print & Pattern - shopper bags Page 62/ Issue 5
Crafting with kids - easter egg and bunny Page 78/ Issue 5

Scrap Fabric Projects

  • Mini Kitten Page 90 Issue 1
  • Fabric Cards (fabric scrap project) Page 92/ Issue 2

Issues

all Issues listed here!

Click on the issue no to take you there!

Issue 1
Issue 2
Issue 3
Issue 4
Issue 5
Issue 6
Issue 7
Issue 8

Competitions

all competition/ offer news here

Techniques

all technique entries here!

Sewing Definitions Page 64 Issue 1
Refashioning Clothes Page 28 Issue 3
Gathering Guide Page 80 Issue 3

Sewing Essentials Page 82/ Issue 4
Honeycomb Smocking Page 40/ Issue 4
Fabric Guide P86/ Issue 5

Interviews

All interview information find here!

Interviews with designers:
Alicia Paulson (posie gets cozy) Page 6 Issue 1
Prints Charming Page 16 Issue 1
Inside Studio - Alica Kerteszova Page 44 Issue 1
Amy Butler Page 48 Issue 1
Sandi Henderson Page 66 Issue 1
Heidi Kenney (my paper crane) Page 98 Issue 1
Betz White (felter) Page 26/ Issue 2

Manda McGrory Inside Studio Page 5 Issue 2
Heidi Kenney Page 94 Issue 2
Hilary Lang (wee wonderfuls) Page 98 Issue 2
Emma Hardy- fabric confessions! Page 47 Issue 2
Inside Studio with Heidi Massingill Page 52 Issue 3
Hillary Lang Page 74 Issue 3
Clothkits Page 60 Issue 3
Neisha Crosland Page 79 Issue 3
Liesl Gibson Page 98 Issue 3
Liesl Gibson P36 / Issue 4
Dorie Shcwarz http://www.tumblingblocks.com/ inside studio Page 52/ Issue 4
Anna, The Eternal Maker, confessions of a fabric collector Page 69/ Issue 4
Anna Maria Horner, introducing Page 98/ Issue 4
Anna Maria Horner, fabric showcase Page 36/ Issue 5
Suzanne Shearer, Phat Sheep Page 46/ Issue 5
Bevelee Ragan Page 54/ Issue 5
Page 36 Tula Pink Fabric Showcase Issue 6
Page 42 Rachel Henderson Issue 6
Page 52 Lisa Fell of Lazy May’s Studio Issue 6
Pages 36 and 46 Fabric Showcase and Heather Ross interview Issue 7
Page 54 Inside Studio with Liesl Gibson (Oliver & S) Issue 7
Page 38 Fabric Showcase Etsuko Furuya Issue 8
Page 46 Heather Bailey Issue 8

Events:
Festival of Quilts 2008 Page 84 Issue 1




Patterns

All patterns will be put in this post!

Bags / Purses
Felted Bag by Alicia Poulson Page 10 Issue 1
Little Tote by Alice Bloor Page 28 Issue 1
Pillowcase Totes Page 80 Issue 1
Project Bag Page 22/ Issue 2

Printed Tote bag Page 86/ Issue 2
Joli Cube Bag Page 30 Issue 3
Vintage Holdall Bag Page 68 Issue 3
Balloon Ride Purse Page 64/ Issue 5

Quilts/ Blankets
Prints Charming Quilt Page 20 Issue 1
Charm Pack Quilt Page 94 Issue 1
Up the Graden Path Quilt Page 14/ Issue 2
Baby Quilts Page 50/ Issue 2
Apatasorus Blanket Page 72/ Issue 2

Rustic Throw Page 12 Issue 3
Mini Quilt Decoration Page 40 Issue 3
Stripes and Bricks Quilt P82/ Issue 5

Mystery Quilt Step 1 Page 28/ Issue 5
Simple Throw Page 24/ Issue 5

Adult's Female Clothes
Adult's Plaid Dress (UK size 10-16) Page 6/ Issue 2
Flirty Florence Apron Page 56/ Issue 2
Vintage Remake Adult's Skirt (UK size 12-16)/ Issue 2
Adult Female Woman’s Skirt (Size UK 8-20) Page 6 Issue 3

Recycled Adult’s Scarf Page 56 Issue 3
Blush Lady's longline Jacket (size 8-16 )Page06/ Issue 5
Pocket Skirt (size 10 – 20 )Page30/ Issue 5
Yoga Shorts Page Page 50/ Issue 5

Girls' Children's Clothes
Child's Peasant Blouse by Manda McGrory Page 32 Issue 1
Child's Bloomers by Manda McGrory Page 38 Issue 1
Girl's Cotton Tie Top (age 1-3yr) Page 30/ Issue 2
Girl’s Pillowcase Dress (age 3-10yrs) Page 24 Issue 3

Child's Little Tunic (size 2-4 years) Page 42 / Issue 5

Sewing Accessories
Hugo Needle Case by Janet Clare Page 54 Issue 1
Pear Needle Case Page 68 Issue 1
Spiky Hedgehog Pincushion Page 44/ Issue 2

Home Decoration
Bunting Page 58 Issue 1
Printed Cushion Page 76 Issue 1
Felt Apple Decoration/ Toy Page 41/ Issue 2
Cross Stitch Chair Picture Page 20 Issue 3
Mini Quilt Decoration Page 40 Issue 3
Union Jack Cushion Page 44 Issue 3

Sew Small Coasters Page 40/ Issue 5
Corgi Cushion Page 58/ Issue 5
Dinner Set (placemat, napkin, napkin holder) Page 74/ Issue 5

Toys
Mini Kitten - Scrap fabric project Page 90 Issue 1
Henrietta Hippo Toy Page 48 Issue 3
Little Acorn Soft Toy Page 94 Issue 3
Handprinted Seagull Softie Toy Page 38 Issue 3
Rudi Racoon Soft Toy Page 94/ issue 5


Presents/ Other
Fabric Cards (fabric scrap project) Page 92/ Issue 2

Sew Hip Issue Information

I've decided to start this blog, as a factual base for anyone to come to look up the contents in each issue of Sew Hip. So forgotten where a pattern is, or techniques are, then come here and look it up.

I am NOT linked to Sew Hip, in any way. But I enjoy the magazine and am a subscriber. This is an UNOFFICIAL blog.

I will not be making personal comments about the magazine. It is just a directory. Any derogatory comments will be deleted.

You will be able to search for information via a few different ways including:

issue no, category eg pattern, interview, technique, product review, brand, designer, books.

If Sew Hip upgrade their website to include this information, then I will cease to run this one.

Another source of Sew Hip's patterns is the flickr site. More information of errata and so on can be found on their discussion board.

If there is anything you would like to see on this site, please let me know. It will take me a few weeks to update this site with all the information from all the issues to date, but then it will be updated once a month!