Easy-sew Christmas tree advent calendar

SS49 Christmas tree advent calendar

Kids will love Kirsty Hartley’s tree advent calendar, with detachable shapes for them to decorate it with sparkles, stars and pom noms galore! When we first came up with the idea of an interactive advent calendar for our new issue, we knew straight away who to call! Kirsty Hartley is our go-to-gal for bright and… Continue reading

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9 secret sewing shops in London you need to visit

Leigh Metcalf, author of London Stitch & Knit (Black Dog Publishing), let us in on her top five hidden-away fabric-shopping haunts in the UK capital and you loved her suggestions! So we’re updated this post with more insider tips for where to visit if you’re heading London-way.

Introducing Sewing Quarter TV

John & Natasha Sewing Quarter TV

Did we mention, we have a sister TV channel? Well we do and it’s pretty cool! Sewing Quarter is the only TV channel dedicated to all things sewing. Here’s what they’ve got in store in the weeks to come… *psst: includes a reindeer quilt!

Boost your skills with issue 49!

Why wait until the new year to start something new? We’ve packed issue 49 with skills-boosting projects to get started on today, from a stylish unlined coat and an everyday blouse from Named’s new book, to a bouquet of rag rug blooms – and the prettiest embroidered wreath you ever did see! Take a look… Continue reading

Issue 49’s pattern downloads

Issue 49 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 49 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready!

The Eloise Set

The Eloise Coat sewing pattern

Meet your first coat project! Make a simple unlined coat or a classic pinafore dress with this staple set. It’s timeless look has a classic style with a button-up fastening.

The Sade Blouse

SS49 sade blouse sewing pattern

Add a touch of Scandi simplicity to your everyday wardrobe with Named’s Sade Blouse sewing pattern, a floaty top with chic tie details.

Win Groves sewing stash!

SS49 comp Win a Groves Sewing machine bag

Enter to win a sewing machine bag, fabric and essential pinking shears from Groves.

Win Creations at Korbond Totes

Simply sewing win Korbond Totes

Enter here for your chance to win a set of 5 gorgeous storage bags, totes and boxes from Creations at Korbond, worth over £80!