9 secret sewing shops in London you need to visit

Leigh Metcalf, author of London Stitch & Knit (Black Dog Publishing), let us in on her top five hidden-away fabric-shopping haunts in the UK capital and you loved her suggestions! So we’re updated this post with more insider tips for where to visit if you’re heading London-way.

Boost your skills with issue 49!

Why wait until the new year to start something new? We’ve packed issue 49 with skills-boosting projects to get started on today, from a stylish unlined coat and an everyday blouse from Named’s new book, to a bouquet of rag rug blooms – and the prettiest embroidered wreath you ever did see! Take a look… Continue reading

Issue 49’s pattern downloads

Issue 49 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 49 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready!

Issue 48’s Handmade Christmas template downloads

Issue 48 has hit the shops, grab your copy today! You can download the free christmas sewing templates and patterns from issue 48’s Handmade Christmas project book to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Download your Handmade Christmas sewing templates here: CLICK HERE… Continue reading

Put on the glitz with issue 48!

Yes, we know it’s only October…but it’s never too early to start sewing for the festive season! If only so we can stock up on glitzy fabrics for all the party-ready makes in issue 48, from The Meghan Dress pattern with two styles to sew, to the glittery gift tags and colourful Santa sacks in… Continue reading

Simply Sewing issue 48’s sewing patterns & templates

Issue 48 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 48 to print out at home below.

New-season style updates in issue 47

Simply Sewing issue 47

Leaves are turning golden brown, there’s a fresh chill in the air, and we’re getting our sewing machines at the ready – it’s time to sew for a new season!

Bonus Alexa Top pattern download

We’re adding to our everyday wardrobe with issue 47’s The Alexa Dress, an easy-wear ruffle-hem jersey style in sizes 6-20 (US 4-18/EUR 34-48). Get the full sewing pattern with issue 47 of Simply Sewing, or you can make your Alexa as a top as well with our bonus pattern pieces!

Issue 47’s sewing patterns

Issue 47 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 47 to print out at home below.

Feel-good sewing in issue 46

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With a packed schedule of barbecues, holidays, kids’ activities, beach days, family get-togethers, weddings and more, the summer break has us feeling in need of some R&R! Which, of course, for us means spending quality time with our sewing machine. So we’ve filled issue 46 with treat-yourself makes, from a breezy boho dress and twirly… Continue reading