Swish into summer with Simply Sewing issue 42!

From weddings to proms, afternoon teas to garden get-togethers, the summer months are filled with fun events to sew for – and we’ve filled issue 42 with inspiring ideas for them all! From an occasion frock and bridal gifts, to a chic clutch bag and sequin shrug – take a peek at what’s inside the… Continue reading

How to sew baby harem pants

Baby trousers sewing pattern

Welcome a newborn into the world with this sweet gift idea, designed by Jessica Entwistle and sewn in super-soft flannel or knit fabrics. Read on for our free tutorial for World Craft Week.

Win a set of new patterns

Liesl + Co sewing patterns

We’ve teamed up with the lovely people at Liesl + Co. and Oliver + S to give away four amazing new pattern bundles, worth £250 in total!

Stashbusters: How to sew a patchwork baby ball

how to sew a patchwork ball

Welcome a newborn into the world with this sweet gift idea, designed by Jessica Entwistle, sewn in super-soft flannel or knit fabrics. Read on for our free tutorial…

8 baby patterns to sew

How to sew a baby sleeping bag

This week is World Craft Week, raising funds and awareness for premature baby charity Bliss. If you’re looking for ideas for baby gifts to sew, how about these super cute baby sewing patterns?

Issue 42’s free pattern downloads

Issue 42 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates from issue 42 to print out at home below.

Take our #stashbusters challenge for World Craft Week

World Craft Week Scrapbuster challenge

We’re marking the start of World Craft Week today by issuing you with a sewing challenge! Tackle your scraps stash with our #stashbusters challenge. You could win daily prizes and we’ll be sharing our team makes throughout the week!

Join in the fun for World Craft Week

World Craft Week 2018

Happy days! 16th-22nd April is World Craft Week, when makers everywhere come together and share seven days of projects, giveaways and challenges to celebrate our favourite thing – crafting! So reach for your needle and thread and sew for a good cause – here’s how…

The Sophia Dress: download your bonus pattern piece!

We’re swishing into event season with issue 42’s cover star, The Sophia Dress, a statement occasion frock in sizes 6-20 (US 4-18/EUR 34-48). To make a Sophia Dress without the cut-out side panels, we’ve created a free bonus side panel pattern piece to download and print at home.

Fabric lust: Dollhouse by Art Gallery Fabrics

Art Gallery Fabrics dollhouse

Check out these beautiful fat quarters that are prettying up our sewing table today! How lovely are these Art Gallery Fabrics’ Dollhouse fabrics by Amy Sinibaldi? We can’t get enough of their dusky pinks and muted grey tones  mixed with classic floral prints and whimsical butterfly motifs. We’re having a play around with some home sewing projects with ours today, and if… Continue reading