Swish into summer with Simply Sewing issue 42!

Simply Sewing magazine issue 42

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 downloads

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.

The Sophia Dress: bonus pattern piece!

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.

Simply Sewing meets: Helen Baker

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.

Issue 41 kangaroo toy pattern

Kangaroo toy sewing pattern

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.  

5 new spring looks, 20 home projects + more in issue 41

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.

Issue 41 downloads

Issue 41 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates from issue 41 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready!

Simply Sewing meets Natalie Lea Owen

Natalie Lea Owen Monstera Wash Bag

If we were to sum up the work of self-confessed “colour enthusiast and pattern lover” Natalie Lea Owen in three words, quirky, original and fun would be the words we’d use. Natalie’s neon-bright illustrations adorn everything from cards to tote bags, sold in her online shop launched in October 2015. We caught up with Natalie… Continue reading

Sew the spring edit with issue 40

Simply Sewing magazine issue 40 cover

We don’t need much of an excuse to swap our winter warmers for swishy frocks, so at the very first signs of spring we’re getting the sewing machine out ready for some new-season sewing with issue 40.

Issue 40 sewing patterns

Simply Sewing magazine issue 40 cover

Issue 40 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates from issue 40 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 Libby Dress, The Drape Top or the Stella… Continue reading