Well, it’s time to say Merry Christmas! It’s been a busy year at Sewing World HQ and 2018 is set to be even busier, with new and exciting projects and plans to come! In this issue we have some fabulously festive sewing for you. The easy-to-make, elegant Kimono Jacket will be a perfect accompaniment to your festive outfit. With details that you can personalise to suit your own style, enjoy making this garment your own. The Embellished Purse project from Emily Levy is a gorgeous clutch purse, adorned with stunning Hungarian Kalocsa style machine embroidery - you will have admirers swooning at the beautiful vibrant colours and design. For your festive décor, why not make your own Christmas Elf Bowl. Patchwork and little elf dolls combine to create a simple server for your festive table, or why not try the Mitten Garland – using felted woollen blankets, simple hand sewing and decorated with buttons, ribbons and bells, it will add a Scandi-style finishing touch to your fireplace or hallway. The Little Deer, Christmas Stocking combines earthy, Essex linen and a pretty Liberty prints to create a pretty stocking, ready for Santa to fill. For your gifting, why not try the Chenille Cosmetic Bag, a stylish and practical bag, using cut layers of fabric to create a soft texture and the whimsical Sleep Tight Embroidery, with a sleepy moon and stars will create a sweet feature for any nursery wall. In our features, we meet machine embroiderer Linda Miler and find out more about her work and we take a look behind the scenes at Willian Gee – an atmospheric haberdashery set in the heart of London’s East End. All this, plus our regulars and more! Happy Christmas sewing!