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

Issue 51’s pattern downloads

Simply Sewing magazine issue 51 cover large

Issue 51 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 51 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Note: these pattern sheets don’t include The Lauren Set and The Sicily… Continue reading

Cosy winter sewing in issue 50

This month, we’re channelling the hygge vibe! Grey skies and chilly temperatures have us staying at home and spending quality time with our sewing machines – and we’ve filled issue 50 with cosy projects so you can do the same, from home makes in luxe faux fur to easy-wear winter style updates. Take a peek… Continue reading

Bonus Jodie Dress pattern download

You can never have too many snuggly knits in your wardrobe, so add another to your collection with issue 50’s Jodie Jumper pattern covergift – and our bonus Jodie Dress PDF pattern download! Yes, issue 50’s Jodie Jumper can be made as a dress too with this PDF pattern download in sizes 6-20 (US 4-18/EUR… Continue reading

Issue 50’s pattern downloads

Issue 50 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 50 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Note: these pattern sheets don’t include The Jodie Jumper and The Cressida… Continue reading

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