One Thimble Issue 21 Review

one thimble magazine review rebel and malice

Hey there everybody! One Thimble is back and they have revived the way they are doing this favorite sewing e-magazine. I am bringing you a summary of the contents and what I created with this issue. If you are not familiar with One Thimble, it is a an e-magazine that features articles, tutorials, sewing advice and full PDF patterns in every issue. This issue will be smaller than the previous ones with 4 full PDF patterns and 4 pattern hacks to previous patterns in issues. However, the information and value in it is not any less. Since there are less patterns, the price has also dropped making it even more accessible to everyone. 


This issue has these 4 patterns: 

  • Cinnamon Tote by Peppa n Salt
  • Camden Dress by Jilly Atlanta Patterns
  • Elliot Romper by Tadah Patterns
  • #131 Drop Crotch Track Pants by Thread Faction


There are also 4 pattern hacks that include new pattern pieces:

  • Patch Pocket Hack for Archie Button Up from Issue 6 
  • Apron Hack to Monster Mash Pinny in Issue 19
  • Sleeve & Hem hack to Miss Olivia Dress from Issue 16
  • Picnic Blanket Holder to Piccolo Beach Blanket from Issue 19


Articles & Tutorials: 

  • How to Style Issue 21 patterns
  • Creating Clothing that Customers Love
  • Sewing Clothing for your Family
  • How to Use patterns for multiple Seasons
  • Christy from Utopian Threads
  • 10 Things I wish I knew when I started Sewing
  • How to Gather Fabric
  • Sewing Zippers
  • Why You need your own personal Hobbies
  • Planning a Getaway with Friends
  • Sewing Terms
  • Offers & Discounts


I love how jam packed this issue is with helpful information about how you can be more confident in your sewing and creative skills. There are so many little things that we don’t realize until much trial and error so it is so nice to have magazines that help you figure those tips out without as many tears. 

I am also loving that issue has some self care advice. I do believe that creating is a form of self care, but it can also be stressful. Especially if it is your job or side hustle. We have to learn how to get back to the therapeutic qualities of creating, as well as connection. 

These patterns are ones that will you will get a lot of life out of. Classic and easy shapes. Which creates a very timeless, but still modern feel to them. I am loving how this issue shows you how to get more wear out of patterns and issues. Remember, hacks are your friends. They do not have to be crazy hacks. Simple hacks can get you so much more than you expect. 

For this review, I sewed the Camden Dress. That dolman sleeve and curved hem in that classic vintage length makes me so incredibly happy. I used this Art Gallery print that I have been hoarding for years. What I also love about this fit is that it is relaxed enough to turn into a tunic when the length gets too short or just style it over jeans for another additional look. 



The second make I made was the Picnic Blanket Holder hack. We are big beach/lake attendees so I love this make because I can throw it over my shoulder whikle walking to a spot. I didn’t get a chance to make the Piccolo Beach Blanket due to time constraints, but will update later when I do. This is a quick and easy make that you will want to use for anything that is needing extra support. My clasps I had on hand broke so I just chose to make them tie instead which is less convenient, but still did the job. 

Here is the link to purchase this issue of One Thimble Issue 21 which is available August 30th for the price of $12 AUD. This is so worth the small investment. 

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out the rest of the tour to see what everyone is creating. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway. 

Stay rebellious.

Stay Kind.

Stay true to yourself!



For your chance to win a copy of the new One Thimble Issue 21 – Spring 2019 please enter the rafflecopter prize draw here – Open until 12am Friday September 6th AEST

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We have some amazing bloggers joining in to share their makes this week. We were excited to celebrate the release and relaunch of One Thimble. Be sure to check each one out on the tour and show them some love.

August 30

Idle Sunshine

Rebel & Malice

Marvelous Auntie M

August 31

Sprouting JubeJube

{Spools+Oodles} of Fun

September 1

Needles to Say

September 2

Max California

Lily Shine Creates

September 3

Candice Ayala

Stitched by Jennie

September 4


September 5

Beri Bee Designs

Idle Sunshine Tour Wrap Up!




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