The Waterfall Jacket

SSM25 Waterfall jacket sewing pattern

With it’s loose-fit silhouette, Cotton + Chalk’s Waterfall Jacket is perfect for layering up with your favourite chunky knits. It’s designed for fleece fabrics that’ll keep you snug on chilly days, and with no closures, lining or finishing needed, it won’t take long to sew your new favourite coat! The Waterfall Jacket sewing pattern for UK sizes 6-20 is the… Continue reading

The Granville Skirt

SSM25 Granville Skirt sewing pattern

The Granville Skirt sewing pattern by Wendy Ward is a collaboration between Simply Sewing magazine, MIY Collection and Cico books. It’s the latest in our series of easy sewing patterns and has a simple-sew wrap style with an A-line shape and button fastening. If you’ve ever wondered how to sew a skirt, this is a… Continue reading

The City Shopper

The City Shopper bag sewing pattern

Run your weekend errands in style with this spacious shopper featuring four pockets, a sturdy faux leather strap, contrast lining and decorative patchwork panel. This easy bag sewing pattern is the perfect project to practise your bag making skills. The City Shopper bag sewing pattern Issue 25, £6.99 Skills: Learn the basics of bag-making Add lining for… Continue reading

Win tickets to Exeter’s Craft4Crafters!

Craft4Crafters competition

Fancy stocking up your sewing stash, learning new skills and seeing some amazing stitched creations on display? Then save a space in your diary on 16th-18th February, as Craft4Crafters is heading to Exeter’s Westpoint for a weekend of crafting fun – and we’ve got 15 pairs of tickets to give away! 15 lucky winners will… Continue reading

7 sewing resolutions to make (& keep!)

2017 sewing resolutions

It’s official. The New Year is a great time to up our sewing game. Here at Simply Sewing HQ we’re cutting down on the cakes and replacing calories with quality crafting time. We’re been inspired by this round up of Crafty New Year Resolutions from the Stitchtopia team to draw up list of 7 sewing resolutions that we think we’ll be… Continue reading

Sewing is good for you! Your perfect excuse for quality sewing time

easy sewing projects

Happy New Year to all our lovely followers and fellow sewists! Here on the Simply Sewing team, we’re back from the Christmas break and excited about what’s to come in the new year – it’s our second birthday next month and we’re busy lining up lots of treats to celebrate, from free patterns to giveaways! We do hope… Continue reading

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New year, new projects! Simply Sewing issue 25 out now

The Waterfall jacket

Happy New Year stitchers! It’s time to invigorate our inspiration boards and make plans for this year’s handmade wishlist. We have a jam-packed 2017 ahead! Simply Sewing issue 25 has plenty to inspire, with 3 patterns to add to your stash and new techniques to learn. Here’s a peek at what’s inside…

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Issue 25 free sewing patterns & templates

Dream big stars cushion

Download your free sewing patterns and templates from issue 25 today and start the new year sewing up a storm! We’ve got two bumper pattern sheets for you this issue, with templates including a complete set of star constellations, Gretchen Hirsch’s staple pencil skirt pattern, patchwork flowers and our fun denim up cycled elephant! Happy sewing everyone…. Continue reading

Win 12 metres of Girl Charlee fabric

Girl Charlee fabric give-away

We hope you’re all having a lovely Christmas. Here’s a fun fabric giveaway to start your 2017 fabric stash off with a bang! Whenever we’re in need of a quick sewing fix, we reach for knit fabrics – they’re speedy to sew, comfy to wear, and come in an endless array of colours and prints! At… Continue reading

Fast Fat Quarter: new year, new series

Simply Sewing issue 24 Fast Fat Quarter Lewis and Irene fabric

If you’re already a fan of our magazine, you’ll be familiar with our Fast Fat Quarter easy sewing projects. If not, here’s the gist: each issue, we bring you a project that you can make with (you guessed it), just one fat quarter of fabric. Clever eh? We came up with the idea after realising that… Continue reading