Win tickets to The Great British Sewing Bee Live

Patrick, Esme and some of your favourite contestants from four seasons of the Bee will be sharing their skills at The Great British Sewing Bee Live on 21st-24th September in London, with over 250 workshops from the likes of Chinelo Bally, Angeline Murphy, Tracey Symonds and Jade Earley (and the Simply Sewing team, too!). Fancy going?… Continue reading

Download your issue 30 free sewing patterns & templates

Issue 30 has hit the shops, with 3 free gifts – grab your copy today! If you don’t want to cut up your pattern sheet, you can download your free templates from issue 30 to print at home.

Sew a stylish summer with issue 30

We’re so lucky to have a hobby that fills up every corner of our lives with handmade goodness, from gorgeous frocks to on-trend furnishings and fun makes for the kids. You really can’t beat the satisfaction that comes with being able to say “I made that!”. So we’ve packed issue 30 with projects to sew… Continue reading

Colour stories: white hot

White is the perfect sunshine shade to take you from spring to summer. The ideal backdrop to make other colours pop, it’s only fitting that we end our Colour Stories blog series with a long, cool look at icy white.

Issue 29’s templates

Issue 29 has hit the shops this week, featuring Cotton + Chalk’s The Lily Dress, plus 24 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 29 to print at home. We’ve… Continue reading

Sew for summer with issue 29

Simply Sewing magazine issue 29 cover large

Hello, sunshine! This month, we’ve been filling our fabric stash with pastels and prints to kick-start our summer of sewing. From fresh blooms and ruffled blouses, to maxi frocks and layered skirts with serious twirl-power, we’re indulging our feminine side in issue 29. Take a look inside the issue, with 24 spring sewing ideas to… Continue reading

Errata: issue 29’s baby shoes project

Oops – it seems that our baby shoes project in issue 29 has tiptoed off the pull-out pattern sheet!

Colour stories: back to black

Versatile, timeless and oh-so-flattering, it’s no wonder we love to wear black. Not strictly a colour (scientists say black is simply the absence of light), wearing black didn’t come into fashion until the 20th Century. Our Colour Stories series continues…

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…