How to make scissor keeps

How to sew your dream sewing space

Are we the only ones that somehow constantly lose our favourite fabric scissors? We’ve come up with the perfect way to keep your scissors safe (and prevent well-meaning family members from accidentally using them to cut wrapping paper or sellotape) – by making a stylish scissor keep to store them in style! Read on to find our step-by-step tutorial for how to… Continue reading

History of Fashion series: the 1910s


The 1910s was a dynamic era for fashion, with plenty to inspire the modern-day maker. Things were changing rapidly, with women’s fight for the vote, the early days of modernism in art – and, of course, the looming First World War, which was to change society forever.

Simply Sewing issue 19

Simply Sewing issue 19

If we can sew it ourselves, we will! That’s why we’ve packed Simply Sewing issue 19 with lots of handmade loveliness for your home, wardrobe and little ones, from swoon-worthy sewing room accessories to a roarsome dino plushie.

Simply Sewing issue 19 templates

Dinosaur toy tutorial

Download the sewing patterns for Simply Sewing now! Get the full instructions for the sewing patterns in issue 19. Here are the downloads: Download the pattern sheet to make the boy’s shirt, dinosaur toy, luggage tag, lazy daisy stitch hoop, pennant flag and pincushion. Download the templates page to make the boy’s shirt and box garden. Simply Sewing… Continue reading

Sew a softie day: How to sew a robot toy

How to sew a robot softie

Oh happy days. This weekend, Saturday July 16th will be Sew a softie day. The event is organised by author, designer and teacher Trixi Symonds, who blogs about craft and hand sewing projects at Bloggers around the world are joining in and posting softie tutorials to their sites in celebration of the humble softie, you can see… Continue reading

Win £250 of Bryony and Co dresses

Win Bryony & Co dresses

We’ve got one of our most gorgeous giveaways ever for you this month! We’re giving you the chance to win  matching mother-and-daughter outfits by Bryony and Co. We’re enchanted by Bryony and Co’s vintage-inspired frocks, printed with eponymous designer Bryony’s illustrations. Add a sprinkle of Bryony and Co magic to your wardrobe with this great… Continue reading

Win fabric! £250 Inprint bundle up for grabs

Win fabric from Inprint's Geometrics range

Our sewing project plans always start with beautiful fabrics. We just can’t resist soft cotton prints! So today we’re excited to offer you the chance to win fabric – we’ve got 17 metres of cotton fabric from Inprint by Jane Makower to give away. These lovely cotton fabrics, from the Geometrics range, could be brightening up your sewing… Continue reading

Win your dream sewing space

Sewing space competition

From a patchwork sewing machine case to fabric-topped jam jars, just itching for you to fill them full of buttons, pins and trims… issue 19 of Simply Sewing magazine features some absolutely gorgeous ideas for how to sew-up your very own dream sewing space, with beautiful handmade accessories in all your favourite prints. These great… Continue reading

The Rosie Dress

The Rosie Dress Simply Sewing magazine

The first pattern in Simply Sewing’s new Cotton + Chalk collection, The Rosie Dress is a versatile tea dress with a flattering V-neckline and gathered waistline. The Rosie Dress is a style you’ll want to make again and again thanks to its flattering fit and versatile design. It can be sewn up with or without… Continue reading

Top 10 moments of The Great British Sewing Bee final

The Great British Sewing Bee final

It’s over! After lashings of haberdashery high drama, tonight’s final of The Great British Sewing Bee saw one contestant be crowned Queen Bee. Ooh how we do love a good sew-off. We don’t want to spoil it, so if you haven’t seen it, don’t read the rest of this article – it contains spoilers! But if… Continue reading