How to make bunting from denim scraps

How to make bunting from denim scraps

We’re delighted to bring you the last in our series of posts to mark The Refashioners 2016. In this final free sewing project, Jessica Entwistle gives traditional triangle bunting a bright denim makeover with miniature flags and a clever appliqué twist. Designer Jessica says: “Beautiful blue bunting, adorned with colourful birds – what’s not to… Continue reading

How to tie the infinity dress!

Multiway dress sewing pattern

When designer Rosee Woodland created her multi-style infinity dress for our latest issue, we knew instantly that it would be a hit. With just a few clever drapes, wraps and twists, the dress can be altered to fit your body shape or the occasion. When issue 21 hit the shops, Rosee started to get questions about… Continue reading

Save £££ for your fabric shopping!

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This month we’ve got a gobsmackingly tempting offer for anyone searching for a sewing magazine subscription. Subscribe to Simply Sewing magazine and we’ll knock a whopping 40% off the shop price of your favourite sewing magazine.  We’ve done the maths and this works out as £3.59 per issue, rather than the shop price of £5.99. Plus you’ll never miss an… Continue reading

How to make an advent calendar

How to make an advent calendar

We don’t know about you, but when it comes to Christmas sewing projects, despite the best intentions we’re all guilty of a spot of seasonal speed-stitching at the last minute in December. While we know there are still 15 weeks to go until Christmas 2016, in a bid to get ahead this year, we’ve made this… Continue reading

Sites we love: Stoff & Stil

Stofstil pic 2

Something is amiss at Simply Sewing towers this week. At this time in our magazine cycle we’re usually busy bees excitedly sharing all our favourite things about our new issue hitting the shops, as well as beavering away working on what to pack into our next issue. This month is no different, except that we… Continue reading

Simply Sewing issue 21 templates

Simply Sewing issue 21 templates

Download the sewing patterns for Simply Sewing now! Get the full instructions for the sewing patterns in issue 21.

Simply Sewing issue 21


Weekends are for relaxing, so, naturally, we take a relaxed approach to our weekend wardrobes! That’s why we’ve packed issue 21 with great ideas for updating your off-duty style, including two patterns for your collection: a tote bag perfect for short breaks, and the latest Cotton + Chalk pattern, The Sunday Set. Grab your copy… Continue reading

Win £250 of sewing supplies!

Win a £250 sewing prize pack

Stock up your stash with this chance to win sewing supplies worth £250 from your favourite brands. One of our favourite things about sewing (apart from filling our homes with our handmade creations, of course!) is stocking up on pretty notions, beautiful fabrics and must-have sewing tools. From new threads to fabric clips, even the most day-to-day… Continue reading

The Refashioners 2016: sew an appliqué lunch bag


Each week for a month, we’re sharing a bonus denim upcycling project here on the blog as part of The Refashioners 2016. It’s back-to-school time, so grab an old pair of jeans and sew up this sweet appliquéd lunch bag by Jessica Entwistle – it’ll only take an afternoon!

Win tickets to Craft4Crafters at Bath & West Showground!

Craft4Crafters competition

The Craft4Crafters Show is coming to the Bath & West Showground in Somerset on 13th-15th October, and we’ve got 15 pairs of tickets to give away!