Crafters Companion > Sew Inspired magazine

Welcome to Sew Inspired 17! We’re back with a bumper issue of fabulous sewing projects including stylish bags and accessories, fun ideas to brighten up your home décor and a selection of colourful quilt designs. Our gorgeous cover project was made by Bernie Corner, this rainbow Bargello quilt is ideal for beginners who fancy a go at something new!

Our amazing Design Team have been hard at work to bring you another issue full of exciting projects and we have plenty of makes to inspire you that cater for all skill levels. If you’re new to sewing, then try your hand at our cactus pin cushion. For those wanting to tackle a more advanced project then Zoe Ballard’s satchel bag is guaranteed to add a burst of fun and colour into your wardrobe! Join us for the third and final stage of our Quilt-along series to finish your paper-pieced sampler quilt! And if you fancy having a go at creating baby clothes, check out Lizzy’s adorable gift set made using the Gemini Lock Pro.

I think we have bested ourselves with your sewing kit, this cool edition comes complete with an exclusive Retro Weave fat quarter of fabric which features a versatile contemporary pattern. If you’re looking for inspiration what you can create with it, then look no further than our three fabulous ideas from Trisha Boyd. Boost your bag making skills with our Terrific Tote Bags pattern pack! It includes four fantastic patterns to create a range of bag designs, which make the ideal gifts for loved ones. Head over to our Facebook page ( to view a video of our Lizzy talking you through the tote bags! We also have an adorable Cute Critters template, which will help you to create your own companions with ease! You can make plethora of animals for purses, bags, appliqué, keyrings and more – the possibilities are endless!

Happy sewing!

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