Tea & vintage frocks anyone?

Vintage Sew along guests

Good news for vintage sewing pattern fans! A series of Big Vintage Tea Parties is taking place across the country this Autumn, with sewists coming together to wear their handmade creations that show off the fashions of yesteryear.  The most recent get together, at London’s Alexandra Palace, saw bubbly flowing, tea skirts swirling and cakes to die for… we’re not sure… Continue reading

5 baby gift ideas to sew & love

5 baby gift ideas to sew today

Say hello to new arrivals in style with these easy-to-sew baby gift ideas. From bootees to blankets, you’ll never be stuck for DIY gift ideas again. You can find step-by-step instructions for how to sew each of these nursery makes in issue 22 of Simply Sewing magazine, or just browse below for inspiration! 1. Pretty & practical: baby wipes case… Continue reading

DIY kids’ halloween costume: Cat cape tutorial

How to make a cat halloween costume

With Halloween just over a week away, it is officially fancy dress season! Get your spooky sew on with Kirsty Hartley’s children’s cat costume tutorial. This fun cat cape is sure to become a favourite everyday dressing-up piece in your little one’s wardrobe, and also makes a great Halloween costume for school discos, trick or treating or let’s… Continue reading

5 great reasons to subscribe to Simply Sewing mag

Subscribe and get a sewing bundle

Pretty up your post box this month with our brand new offer for new UK subscribers to Simply Sewing magazine. Subscribe today and we’ll send you a bumper box of sewing treats, perfect for all those cosy Autumn evenings of quality sewing time. This great new offer includes: Pom pom scarf kit – complete with navy star fabric and… Continue reading

Hello handsome! Sew-up a bow tie

Free bow tie sewing pattern

There is something wonderfully decadent about having a free 10 minutes to curl up with a cuppa and our laptop to browse what’s new in the sewing world. It’s always a joy to see what our favourite bloggers are up to, and seek out the best places to find tutorials and patterns in the sewing… Continue reading

The Sunday Set

The Sunday Set dress sewing pattern

Weekends are for relaxing, so we take a relaxed approach to weekend dressing, with casual, comfortable staples that can be layered up with our wardrobe favourites. Sew a capsule weekend wardrobe with The Sunday Set dungarees sewing pattern which can also be made as a pinafore  for easy layering. This fun-to-make sewing pattern comes free with the September issue of Simply Sewing magazine)…. Continue reading

The Weekend Tote

The Weekend Bag sewing pattern

This roomy quilted tote bag has a sturdy strap, secure zip fastening and four pockets for keeping all the essentials to hand when you’re out and about. Our easy bag sewing pattern is the perfect excuse to learn bag-making skills, and is lined and quilted for practical finish. Get the pattern free with the September issue of… Continue reading

Colour Stories: Red


Welcome to our new blog series all about one of our favourite things: colour. We’re going take a look at the histories and mysteries of every colour of the rainbow — plus one or two more – and reveal what to stitch right now.

Simply Sewing issue 22


With Christmas fast approaching, the season of selfless sewing has begun. It’s never too early to make a start on those handmade gifts! Having said that, we’re still making time to sew up something stylish for ourselves, too – including this issue’s pattern, The Fold Line‘s Joni Dress. Here’s a peek at the issue… grab… Continue reading

Simply Sewing issue 22 templates


Download the sewing patterns for Simply Sewing now! Get the full instructions for the sewing patterns in issue 22. Here are the downloads: Download pattern sheet 1 to make the sleepsack, baby shoes, rattles, hedgehog toy, monster jeans patch and Sew Over It Erin Skirt, and pattern sheet 2 to sew the dragon wings and mask and Sew… Continue reading