Issue 28’s free downloads

Issue 28 has hit the shops this week, featuring The Fold Line’s The Jenny Dress, plus 25 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 28 to print at home. We’ve… Continue reading

Hello, Simply Sewing issue 28!

Simply Sewing magazine issue 28 cover large

We’ve got summer on our minds and summer makes on our sewing table this month, with plenty of inspiring ideas for sprucing up our homes and wardrobes with sunny projects (no matter what the weather!) in Simply Sewing issue 28. Here’s a peek at what’s inside…

Win 10 metres of fabric & patterns from The Denim Company

The Denim Company prize bundle

Denim is one of our favourite fabrics to wear and sew with, and we’ll be sharing the joys of stitching with this versatile fabric with one lucky winner this month thanks to our prize bundle of beautiful denim fabrics, sewing patterns and notions from The Denim Company, worth £250! The prize bundle includes: 5 x… Continue reading

Win a copy of The Maker’s Atelier book

The Maker's Atelier

If your dream wardrobe is filled with easy-to-wear styles with unique design details, sewn up in beautiful fabrics (ours certainly is!), then you won’t be able to resist Frances Tobin’s sewing patterns. Her classics-with-a-twist approach to designing has made her pattern business, The Maker’s Atelier, a firm favourite with sewing fans since it launched in… Continue reading

We’re all dreaming of a… sewing holiday!

Sewing supplies at the ready

Ever since we discovered craft-loving holiday pros Stitchtopia, we’ve been itching to take a trip of our own. Just think of it… a blissful few days away with nothing to think about but sewing, exploring and meeting fellow-sewists! So we’ve put together this round-up of the  best sewing minibreaks (and fully-fledged holidays) from Stitchtopia this year. Check out this lovely… Continue reading

The Nina Dress

The Nina dress sewing pattern

Sew a new spring staple with Cotton + Chalk’s The Nina Dress sewing pattern, a classic shirt dress in sizes 6-20 with optional design details for you to mix and match. With spring on its way, this dress will see you through to summer and beyond, from work to weekend – just add a smart jacket,… Continue reading

Colour stories: purple reigns

Shrinking violets need not apply – our sixth colour blog is focused on pretty purple. Beloved of pop stars Prince and Katy Perry, purple can be bold, bolshy and bright, and this summer’s catwalks were filled with Cadbury-style shades of violet.

The Freya Dress

The Freya Dress main image

Take inspiration from simple Scandi style with Kirsty Hartley’s Freja Dress, a classic pinafore dress and skirt pattern for your everyday wardrobe in UK sizes 6-20. When we spend time sewing ourselves a new garment, we want to be able to show it off as much as possible, which is why we love to stock up… Continue reading

Quick-sew party coasters tutorial

Quick sew party coasters

Let your coasters do the talking with some cheerful stitched-on slogans. A spot of simple embroidery is all you need for a party-table talking point. Chin chin! This is the third in our series of free blog birthday party projects to celebrate issue 27 and two years of Simply Sewing magazine. Read on for Rebecca Reid’s free tutorial for how to make… Continue reading

How to make your own photo booth props

Make your own Photo booth props

Here on the Simply Sewing team, we love a party photo booth! Even more so when it’s one we’ve made ourselves using a few basics from our sewing kit. The second in today’s free blog birthday party projects is this fun set of DIY photo booth props. Read on for Rebecca Reid’s free tutorial for how to… Continue reading