I love my craft books but magazines too can be a good source of inspiration. They can spark all kinds of ideas.
Amongst the articles on sewing Techniques, there are instructions for turning a pair of high waist trousers into hipsters and if you're not inspired by that, then why not have a go at designing your own jacket with the help of their Design series.
Each month Sewing World include a full size dress pattern and this month it is for a maxi-dress, just right for late summer parties. There are patterns for dungarees for prem-babies and for the felt bag shown above. So, lots of things to make.
There is a focus on the work of Emma Boyne a textile artist who uses vintage textiles and antique wooden print blocks to create some very stylish textile cushion and bag designs.
There is also a very interesting article on what to charge for clothes alterations.
If you're more into patchwork, 'British Patchwork and Quilting' is probably already a familiar magazine to you. This month it celebrates it's 200th issue.
There a lots of projects inside for you to get to grips with . There is this foundation pieced rose cushion cover.
'Red, red Rose' A foundation pieced cushion cover'
There are instructions for making 'Sara's Bag'.
There are quilts to make and reviews of various exhibitions around the country.
There's also a sweet little activity book designed for children which is a double sided folding quilt to help you tell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears... (part two of the project comes in next months' magazine.)
I love the Autumn Star project .... organza....embroidery... plus a soldering iron equals the most beautiful star shaped table mat.