- 112 x 40cm (44 1 /8 x 15¾) lightweight waterresistant fabric (Fabric 1)
- 112 x 40cm (44 1 /8 x 15¾) foam interfacing
- 54 x 37cm (21¼ x 14 5 /8) quilting weight plain cotton fabric (Fabric 2)
- 180cm (70 7 /8) matching webbing, 3cm (1¼) wide
- 250g polyester toy stuffing QMatching sewing thread
- Tape measure
We're deep into duvet coat weather now, so we’re taking the trend to the next level and sewing a puffer-style bag. This quilted wonder is showerproof and roomy, as well as delightfully squishy. Athleisure? You betcha, and then some – one jumbo tote worthy of pilates classes and burger dates alike. Use your favourite pastel tone du jour to keep it up to date.
01 Cut two 40 x 56cm (15¾ x 22 1 /8) pieces from Fabric 1 and two 40 x 56cm (15¾ x 22 1 /8) pieces from the foam interfacing. For the lining, cut two 37 x 54cm (14 5 /8 x 21¼) pieces from Fabric 2.
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LETTING THE COLOUR IN
BOLD, VIBRANT COLOURS ARE A TREND WIN THIS SEASON, BUT WHERE SHOULD COLOUR-CURIOUS CRAFTERS BEGIN - AND WHY? LOTTIE STOREY DISCOVERS THE SECRETS OF USING VIBRANT HUES TO LIFT YOUR CREATIVE MOOD.
MADE IN Monochrome
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DO IT UP
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A WORK IN progress
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Soft pastel is a special medium for me. It gives me freedom, control and the possibility to express myself on paper in a variety of ways. I use different types of paper for different effects.
Expression and flow
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MASTER PAINTERS OF THE WORLD
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