Introducing the Sewing Quarter

Sewing Quarter free sewing patterns

There’s no better way to beat the January blues than by indulging in our passion for all things sewing, so we’re eagerly awaiting the launch of our exciting new TV sister channel, Sewing Quarter. We’ve been working with them on getting the new TV shopping channel and website ready to launch after Christmas, and we… Continue reading

How to make Christmas Stockings

How to make Christmas stockings

  Welcome to the final part of our merriest blog series yet – the Ho Ho Sewalong. Yesterday we showed you how to sew up a presents sack for Christmas morning, and today we’ve got another classic Christmas make for you – How to make Christmas stockings. In the last in our series of Christmas sewing patterns, designed by Rebecca Reid, we’ll tell… Continue reading

How to sew a Christmas gift sack #hohosewalong

Christmas gift sack tutorial

Pop on your favourite Christmas tunes, pour your favourite sewing tipple and join us for day 3 of our Ho Ho Sewalong. Yesterday we showed you how to sew the cutest of tree decorations, and today we’re thinking ahead to Christmas morning, with this DIY gift sack. It’s the latest in our series of Christmas sewing patterns, designed by… Continue reading

Sew a softie: DIY decorations #hohowsewalong

how to sew Christmas decorations

Welcome to day 2 of the Simply Sewing Ho Ho Sewalong! Yesterday we showed you how to sew up your own star cushions, and today we’ve been inspired by Sew a Softie for Christmas  to bring you part 2 of the sew along – these DIY Christmas decorations! Whip up these mini shapes in just a… Continue reading

Join our #hohosewalong

Star cushions free sewing pattern

It’s official – we are feeling full of holiday cheer here at Simply Sewing magazine. Our team trimmings up, our Secret Santa plans are afoot, and now we’re in the mood for a spot of seasonal sewing. Oh, and we’re officially inviting you to join us! Today we’re launching our Ho Ho Sewalong: a four-part blog series of free Christmas… Continue reading

Simply Sewing templates: issue 24

How to sew your own polar bear toy

Download the sewing templates for Simply Sewing now! Get the full instructions for the sewing patterns in issue 24.

Say hello to issue 24

Simply Sewing issue 24

We’ve just had our first office copies of our brand new issue! Simply Sewing issue 24 goes on sale today (grab your copy today). With this issue, we’re all about trialling new ideas. We always love to bring you free sewing patterns, and this month our cover star The Audrey Dress is our first retro-style free pattern. She’s… Continue reading

Win a Tilly and the Buttons Cleo kit

Tilly and the Buttons Cleo kit

We’re in love with Tilly and the Buttons’ new pattern, the Cleo dungaree dress, is perfect for indulging our love of layering at this time of year – just add a snuggly jumper and woollen tights! It’s the first Tilly and the Buttons design to be launched as a kit as well as a printed… Continue reading

Win £200 of Dragonfly Fabrics

Dragonfly fabrics giveaway

When it comes to planning our craft projects, it all starts with beautiful fabrics! Especially where there’s dressmaking involved. We love to keep our fabric stash well stocked with everything from super-soft jersey to slinky satin and drapey viscose to inspire our sewing – and now you can do the same with this prize bundle from… Continue reading

Win a set of pins worth £45

Win pins competition

Enter our essential supplies giveaway today and you’ll never be stuck for just the right pin again! Pins are needed for every step of your sewing projects, from cutting out to construction. We’ll talk you through six essential types you’ll find handy to have in your stash in our Know Your Pins feature in issue 23. We’ve… Continue reading