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I’m so excited to have joined with Crafty Mamas Fabric for a super fun design competition. Get your thinking caps on and your creative juices flowing for your chance to win one of three prizes from Crafty Mamas Fabrics and One Thimble.
$100 Happy Happy Joy Joy fabric pack from Crafty Mamas Fabrics AND a 12 month subscription to One Thimble.
$100 Happy Happy Joy Joy fabric pack from Crafty Mamas Fabrics.
6 month subscription to One Thimble.
The Fine Print:
- Entry only open to Australian residents.
- Your entry must include a pattern from any issue of One Thimble and a fabric stocked by Crafty Mamas Fabrics.
- You can choose to “show” (eg draw / collage / be creative) or “tell” (eg write a story / poem / describe) us which pattern (from One Thimble) and which fabric (from Crafty Mamas Fabrics) you’d use in your dream outfit.
- Your entry must be your own original work.
- You may enter as many times as you like.
- Email your entry (Attach a photograph or include text in the email body) to email@example.com by 8am QLD time 24th June 2016.
- Entries will be displayed in an album on the One Thimble facebook page. They may also be shared on other social media platforms by One Thimble and Crafty Mamas Fabrics. By entering you give permission for your entry to be shared.
- The winner will be chosen by a judging panel. The most creative entry as chosen by the judging panel will win. The judging panel’s decision is final. Chance plays no part in this competition.
- The winners will be advised by email by 27th June 2016.
Not long now till you can get your hands on One Thimble Issue 11. If you’d like to look inside One Thimble Issue 11 check out this flipbook!
New to One Thimble and wondering how it works?
One Thimble is a digital sewing magazine (e-zine). It is delivered as a PDF file and you can flip through it like a magazine on your computer or tablet device. Patterns can be printed out on a regular home computer and assembled as you would with a regular PDF pattern.
Purchasing an issue of One Thimble will get you two download links. One is the link to the E-zine – it has the articles at the front and all the patterns and pattern pieces at the back. You can print your pattern pieces from here and also follow the tutorials from here. The second link is to a ZIP file with the stand alone patterns all seperate. Some people prefer to only have a single pattern open when they’re sewing. If that’s you then this is the download you’ll want when sewing.
If you have any other questions just send me through an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparation for this issue started way back in December 2015. With this brief:
“Imagine this . . . You’re in the city on a bleak winters day. Everything is monochrome & dark – black, white, grey, navy. Then out of the corner of your eye you catch a flash of colour, a glimpse into a world of the imagination. Is there a wild jungle, a world of vibrancy and fun around us?
Embrace unexpected fun details in this urban jungle inspired issue – pops of colour, punchy unexpected details, winter, urban secrets, beyond the everyday, i-spy, wild, jungle, animals, contrast hem, fun pockets, reversible features, costumes for everyday wear.”
These are the patterns we came up with after the final cut!
More information about the patterns – including size ranges and fabric requirements will be “revealed” in the coming days!
Issue 11 to be released 13th May 2016
12 PDF Sewing Patterns
How to get your copy:
Join the mailing list or keep an eye on our social media accounts to see when the issue goes life OR
Purchase a subscription and it’ll be automatically emailed to you the day before release!
I have a confession …
. . . I sew most of the samples for our photo shoots . . . BUT if its a hand sewing sample you can guarantee I haven’t sewn it!
I like the IDEA of hand sewing …
. . . Sewing you can do at netball practice
or while waiting for school pick-ups
or while watching Frozen for the 4 billionth time
or while you’re on holidays and away from your sewing machine, what’s not to love?!
But somewhere between recognising its a good idea and actually completing a project I chicken out!
Which brings me to this challenge . . .
If you’ve been planning to give hand-sewing a go “someday”, or always wanted to complete the Pretend Play Adventure Kit but needed a little hand-holding I would absolutely LOVE to have you join me! We can learn together!
If you’re a hand sewing aficionado who gets excited about mentoring newbies through their first hand sewing project, we’d love to have you along too!
How will it work?
1) Join the One Thimble Sewing Enthusiasts group on facebook.
2) Get your copy of the Pretend Play Adventure Kit as a stand alone here or in Issue 10 here.
3) Drop by the group each day to see which steps we’re doing, read Alicia’s extra tips/explanation for beginners, ask questions and share your WIP. Search the #pretendplaysewalong
When is it?
Things will kick off “officially” on Thursday 21st April, but there’ll be some preparatory information tomorrow to help you with choosing and cutting your felt.
If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask – either comment below or send me an email. I’m a big fan of questions because they help me learn too!
Hope to see you there.
Today on the blog we have Mel from Filles à Maman she’s sharing with us her tips and inspiration for styling the patterns from One Thimble!
See the french version of this post on Filles à Maman blog here: Capsule d’été avec One Thimble.
Planning has never been my strong point. Often I would have crush on a pattern and a fabric and create an extraordinary piece. But the garment would rarely be worn because it didn’t fit with other pieces of the wardrobe or was an awkward match with other fabulous clothes. This happens less and less, thankfully. Now, projects are organized in CAPSULE.
“I had a lot of fun creating outfits with One Thimble Magazine.”
Becca Duval is offering fabulous tool on her blog Free Notion. Tops, bottoms, shoes and layers are arranged in a Sudoku grid. At the end everything goes perfectly all together. It may seem a little intimidating the first time, but this is the 4th time I have used this tool and I love it.
You will notice that even though there are 2 beautiful dresses in issue 10, they are not shown here. The only reason is because they don’t need to be matched to other clothes. You will also notice that only girls are represented in this article, don’t forget that I am a mother of 3 girls 🙂. We can also do the exercise with patterns from a few past magazines to create a complete capsule for boys. In this edition, Enid Slouch Beanie, Willow Shirt and Playproof Dungarees are unisex. The Bonfire Jacket (Ainslee Fox) from the issue 5 complete the look perfectly. See suggestions on the site in boys section.
Girls summer capsule:
From top to bottom, form left to right.
Legend: OT10 = One Thimble 10
1-OT10: Willow Dress (Bubby & Me Creations) only the top of the dress
2-OT10: Playproof Dungarees (Serger Pepper)
3-OT10: Enid Slouch Beanie (Rosie Petal)
4-Rain boots: Joe Fresh
5-OT9: Good Forture Headwrap (Rosie Petal)
6-Printed running shoes-Joe Fresh
7-OT10: Playproof Dungarees skirt edition (Serger Pepper)
8-OT10 ET OT5: Willow Dress (Bubby & Me Creations) only the top of the dress AND Percy Pineapple applique from OT5.
9-OT10: Jolie skirt (FAM) with zippered pockets option, see below for the link.
10-OT10: Willow shirt (Felicity Sewing Patterns)
11-OT5: Bonfire Jacket (Ainslee Fox)
12-OT10: Enid Slouch Beanie (Rosie Petal)
13-Shoes: Joe Fresh
15-OT10: Willow shirt (Felicity Sewing Patterns)
16-OT10: Jolie skirt (FAM) with zippered pockets option, see below for the link.
Mix and match:
I had made a beautiful headband in 2 colors. The girls “played” with it. It was a great treasure hunt that ended with … nothing. The headband is lost. It is almost certain that I will find it once the photo session has ended. It’s always like that! 🙂 Can you relate?
There is a tutorial to add zippered pockets on Jolie skirt on the blog “here“. My beautiful C so loved her top with the pineapple, she slept in it.
If you like what you see, go grab One Thimble 10 here: ONE THIMBLE MAGAZINE. And encourage talented indie designers to pursuit their dream!
Sew organized! Think Capsule!