The Great British Sewing Bee news: GBSB series 5 trailer!

Patrick Grant, Esme Young and Joe Lycett from the Great British Sewing Bee

We’re counting down the days until the new series of Great British Sewing Bee comes back to our TV screens. With new presenter Joe Lycett stepping into the shoes of dry-witted fan favourite Claudia Winkleman, filming finished for new series in early autumn 2018 and is heading to a TV near you soon!

8 of the best sewing podcasts

Sewing podcasts

Listen up! You need these podcasts in your life. From dressmaking tips to all the latest chat from the creative community, here are a few of our favourite sewing podcasts.

The Lauren Set

The Lauren Set dress sewing pattern

Sew a comfy new jersey staple for your day-to-day wardrobe with The Lauren Set, an easy-wear polo-neck top and midi dress.

The Sicily Bag

The Sicily Bag sewing pattern

Boost your skills with this stylish backpack. Sewn up in canvas and featuring durable leather and webbing straps, this bag is made to last!

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New skills and new ideas in issue 51!

Simply sewing issue 51 cover on wood

There’s nothing like the start of a new year to boost our sew-jo – that’s 365 days to fill with creative projects! And we’ve got oodles of ideas, techniques and how-tos to kick-start your year of making in issue 51, with home updates, skills-boosting makes and stylish wardrobe essentials to try. Take a look inside…… Continue reading

Introducing our Essential Guide to Dressmaking

Simply Sewing Essential Guide to Dressmaking

Start sewing today or enjoy a skills-boost to up your game with our brand new coverbook, out now with issue 51 of Simply Sewing magazine!

How to sew coral stitch

How to sew coral stitch web

Master coral stitch in time for Christmas with this quick-sew embroidery hoop DIY by Mollie Johanson.

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