Grab your sunnies, sunscreen and sandals (and your sewing machine!) – summer is here, and so is your new me-made capsule wardrobe. We’ve filled issue 43 with colourful makes for fun in the sun, from breezy dresses and easy-wear tops, to travel accessories and bright home updates – with 3 stylish patterns included!
Issue 43 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates from issue 43 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready!
Oops! We’ve spotted an error in issue 42’s hunter’s star patchwork cushion cutting out instructions.
It’s been something of a rollercoaster week for us sewing fans – first came the exciting announcement that our beloved Great British Sewing Bee would be returning to screens soon (hurrah!). Then came the news that presenter Claudia Winkleman wouldn’t be returning with it (sob!).
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 issue… Continue reading
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.
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.
Print designer Helen Baker creates gender-neutral furnishing fabrics, cushions and lampshades for modern family homes. Inspired by natural shapes and colours that reflect her Cornish upbringing, Helen’s contemporary homewares and fabrics are accessible for all ages, making them a perfect backdrop for family life.
Whoops! You may have spotted that when we shared our sewing pattern for Jo Carter’s Kangaroo softie toy, the Side Body B template was uploaded at the wrong size. We have updates the original templates page so this is at the correct size. You can download the correct template here.
Spring is in the air, and our sewing machine is ready to go! We’ve packed issue 41 with projects to give our homes and wardrobes a new look for the new season, including the versatile Emma Pinafore pattern and Handmade Home project book with 20 home makes to try.