DIY wrap dress: How to sew your own Infinity Dress

Infinity Dress - free dress sewing pattern

Twist it, drape it, tie it… one dress, countless ways to wear it, and we’re here to show you how to sew it! Portia Laurie’s designed this convertible wrap dress tutorial for a clever multi-style frock that makes party dressing a doddle. Read on to find out how it’s done…

Sewalong with us… & win fabric!

Sew Over It sewalong

Be the first to sew Sew Over It‘s latest pattern with our summer Sewalong! We’re thrilled to be featuring the Florence maxi dress in the latest issue of Simply Sewing magazine – in a two-part sewalong, starting in issue 30. Florence won’t officially be available from the Sew Over It collection until later this year, so to celebrate her making an early… Continue reading

Win tickets to The Great British Sewing Bee Live

Patrick, Esme and some of your favourite contestants from four seasons of the Bee will be sharing their skills at The Great British Sewing Bee Live on 21st-24th September in London, with over 250 workshops from the likes of Chinelo Bally, Angeline Murphy, Tracey Symonds and Jade Earley (and the Simply Sewing team, too!). Fancy going?… Continue reading

Download your issue 30 free sewing patterns & templates

Issue 30 has hit the shops, with 3 free gifts – grab your copy today! If you don’t want to cut up your pattern sheet, you can download your free templates from issue 30 to print at home.

Sew a stylish summer with issue 30

We’re so lucky to have a hobby that fills up every corner of our lives with handmade goodness, from gorgeous frocks to on-trend furnishings and fun makes for the kids. You really can’t beat the satisfaction that comes with being able to say “I made that!”. So we’ve packed issue 30 with projects to sew… Continue reading

Win a £250 shopping spree at Stoff & Stil!

Win £250 Stoff & Still voucher

There’s something so inspiring about a well-stocked sewing stash – we love spending an afternoon looking through our collection of ribbons, trims and fabrics and dreaming up our next project. Stoff & Stil is one of our favourite places to shop online for sewing supplies, so we’re giving away a £250 voucher to spend online… Continue reading

The Lily Dress

The Cotton + Chalk Lily Dress sewing pattern

As soon as the sun peeks out from behind the clouds, we start dreaming up our me-made summer holiday wardrobe – we’re thinking floaty maxi frocks and easy-to-wear styles, with details to mix and match so we can sew up different versions (when we find a summer dress sewing pattern we love, we can never… Continue reading

Your guide to sewing machine threads

which Sewing machine threads

Our sewing machine skills for beginners series continues today with a focus on which is the best thread to use with your machine. So, you’ve chosen your fabric and are ready to start stitching – but have you got the right thread? Our guide will help you pick the best type for your project so you can… Continue reading

Colour stories: white hot

White is the perfect sunshine shade to take you from spring to summer. The ideal backdrop to make other colours pop, it’s only fitting that we end our Colour Stories blog series with a long, cool look at icy white.

Know your sewing machine needles

Know your sewing machine needles

Our Sewing machine skills series continues with our guide to finding the right needles for your sewing machine. Fitting the right needle is a must for smooth stitching. Different fabrics and different stitch styles can benefit greatly from a spot of careful needle selection. Read on to find all you need to know about selecting the best type… Continue reading