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

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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!

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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…

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.

Issue 27’s free patterns

Issue 27 has hit the shops this week, featuring Cotton + Chalk’s Nina Dress, plus 32 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 27 to print at home.

Celebrate with us in issue 27

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Yay, it’s our birthday! We’re celebrating with handmade treats galore in issue 27, from pretty frocks to party accessories and home updates – and you’re invited! Here’s a peek at what’s inside the issue…

How to sew a circle cape: inspired by GBSB

Episode two of The Great British Sewing Bee saw the sewists tackle tricky childrenswear (and get in a right mess over gussets in the process!). The highlight of the episode was the final wool cape challenge, which inspired us to get stitching up our own swishy circle cape. There’s no pattern needed for this project,… Continue reading