Issue 27’s free patterns

Issue 27 has hit the shops this week, featuring Cotton + Chalk’s Nina Dress, plus 32 other fresh projects for you to sew up this month. Grab your copy today! If you don’t want to cut up your pattern sheet, you can download your free templates from issue 27 to print at home.

Celebrate with us in issue 27

SSM27 cover large

Yay, it’s our birthday! We’re celebrating with handmade treats galore in issue 27, from pretty frocks to party accessories and home updates – and you’re invited! Here’s a peek at what’s inside the issue…

WIN a bumper sewing prize worth £1200

Win Sewing supplies in our bumper birthday competition

To celebrate our second birthday (yay!) we’ve rounded up 12 amazing prizes from our favourite suppliers, worth over £1200, for one lucky reader to win. This is our biggest competition yet − scroll down to enter today to win sewing supplies to keep you busy into 2018 and beyond! Good luck everyone! This awesome sewing prize was dreamt up by our Editor… Continue reading

Swanky stash alert! Fancy a Frou Frou sewing bundle?

Frou Frou sewing bundle

We’re big fans of the Fleuri range from Frou Frou, starring floral prints with a vintage flavour. So we’re really excited to be sending out bundles of our favourite items from the range to all new subscribers this month. Subscribe today and we’ll send you a sewing bundle to brighten up your post! Your bundle includes a fat… Continue reading

Harriet Riddell: Free motion stitching as you’ve never seen it before!

Harriet Riddle Stitched portraits

We’ve just discovered the work of free-motion embroidery artist Harriet Riddell – the textile artist with an eye for machine-stitched portraits has travelled the world with her machine, sewing her subjects as she interacts with them. Harriet will be exhibiting her work at The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show and we’re looking forward to seeing her unique portraits… Continue reading

Colour stories: blue crush

After our race through the rainbow, we’re feeling blue this month – and no wonder, as apparently it’s the world’s favourite colour. With its infinite variety of shades, from palest sky (like this beautiful vintage coat by blogger Ami of The Little Tailoress) to deepest navy, it’s wearable, practical and always on-trend.

Hooray! Sewing Quarter TV is here

Jennifer Taylor blog

The Simply Sewing offices are all a flutter today –  we’ve been excitedly huddling around our laptops to see the UK debut of  our new sister TV channel, Sewing Quarter. The UK’s first shopping channel dedicated to sewing and quilting launched this morning on Freeview channel 78 (from 8am – 12pm). You can also catch it all day everyday over at We’ve been… Continue reading

Issue 26 free sewing patterns & templates

Sweater sewing pattern

Issue 26 has hit the shops this week, featuring our pinafore-style cover pattern The Freya Dress, plus 23 other fresh projects for you to sew up this month. Grab your copy today! If you don’t want to cut up your magazine, download your free templates from issue 26 today and start the new year sewing up a storm! We’ve… Continue reading

Sew Scandi style with issue 26

Simply Sewing issue 26

We’re all about practical and stylish sewing this month, creating beautiful things for ourselves, our homes and our family that are made to last. From an exclusive easy-wear denim pinafore dress with a Scandi-cool vibe, to school accessories sewn up in colourful laminates, issue 26 has plenty for your to-sew list!

Win 15 metres of Prinfab fabric!

Win 15 metres of Prinfab fabric

We’ve got a great giveaway to boost your fabric stash this month! Enter today to win a bundle of cotton fabric from Prinfab, worth over £270. Cotton is one of the most versatile fabrics you can have in your stash – from home accessories to dressmaking projects, cotton prints can do them all! At Prinfab’s… Continue reading