Issue 29’s templates

Issue 29 has hit the shops this week, featuring Cotton + Chalk’s The Lily Dress, plus 24 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 29 to print at home. We’ve… Continue reading

Sew for summer with issue 29

Simply Sewing magazine issue 29 cover large

Hello, sunshine! This month, we’ve been filling our fabric stash with pastels and prints to kick-start our summer of sewing. From fresh blooms and ruffled blouses, to maxi frocks and layered skirts with serious twirl-power, we’re indulging our feminine side in issue 29. Take a look inside the issue, with 24 spring sewing ideas to… Continue reading

Errata: issue 29’s baby shoes project

Oops – it seems that our baby shoes project in issue 29 has tiptoed off the pull-out pattern sheet!

Win 2 Megan Nielsen sewing patterns

Megan Nielsen sewing patterns

Every wardrobe needs versatile summer staples like the new Flint and Rowan patterns from Megan Nielsen. Flint can be made as wide-leg cropped trousers or shorts, while the Rowan bodysuit or tee has three necklines and sleeves to pick from. Get sewing and choose between printed or PDF patterns over at megannielsen.com. How to enter Fill in… Continue reading

Win a Brother sewing machine!

Brother sewing machine

Fancy winning a Brother sewing machine worth £249 from Frank Nutt? Read on and we could make it happen! We don’t know where we’d be without our trusty sewing machine. From stylish home furnishings to special occasion frocks, it’s sewn them all! This Brother Innovis 15 machine (worth £249) is great for stitchers of all skill levels, whether… Continue reading

How to sew bunny egg cosies

How to make bunny egg cosies

Hop to it! Fill your breakfast table with instant Easter cheer by stitching up Kajsa Kinsella’s Easter bunny egg cosies. They’re quick to whip up an all you need is some felt, thread and ribbon. This is a great little project if you’re looking for  ideas for kids Easter crafts ideas to keep little fingers busy in the school holidays. Depending… Continue reading

Treat yourself! Subscribe & get Liberty fabric

Liberty Fabric fat quarters

Oh happy days! We love this month’s tempting offer for new subscribers – it means we get the excuse to send out the prettiest of post… fabric bundles! And not just any fabric bundles… Liberty fabric bundles! Subscribe today and we’ll send you six gorgeous fat quarters of Liberty fabric, worth £30 if you buy them in the shops. There’s… Continue reading

Colour stories: back to black

Versatile, timeless and oh-so-flattering, it’s no wonder we love to wear black. Not strictly a colour (scientists say black is simply the absence of light), wearing black didn’t come into fashion until the 20th Century. Our Colour Stories series continues…

Fast Fat Quarter: DIY quick-sew clutch bag

How to sew a clutch bag

This week we’re buzzing at Simply Sewing HQ! It’s World Craft Week and we’re loving celebrating our love of sewing with fellow sewists around the world. To mark the week’s festivities, we’re launching our My Handmade Wardrobe challenge today. Share a photo of your latest home-sewn creation to our Facebook page and tag it #worldcraftweek and #handmadewardrobe and you… Continue reading

Join our #handmadewardrobe challenge!

Michelle My Handmade Wardrobe

We’re so happy to be joining in with sewists all around the world to celebrate World Craft Week this week! We couldn’t resist giving the week’s festivities a home-sewn twist… we’re launching a special challenge this week, and you’re invited to join in. It’s called My Handmade Wardrobe (can you guess what it might involve?)……. Continue reading