Save 40% off the price of your favourite sewing magazine

Save 40% Simply sewing Magazine subscription

Here at Simply Sewing HQ our shelves are overflowing with sewing magazines and books, but sewing inspiration is like fabric: you can never really have enough! So we’re loving this month’s offer for UK readers. Save money on your magazines for the year ahead and save 40% on the shop price. All you have to… Continue reading

Win a gorgeous dress from Palava worth £210!

Palava dress

Update your wardrobe with a £210 dress and petticoat set from Palava. Scroll down to enter this giveaway…

5 of the best sewing patterns for men

5 of the best mens sewing patterns

Following the success of our 5 beginner sewing patterns post, and with Father’s Day almost upon on us, we’ve rounded up 5 of the best mens sewing patterns out there for Summer 2017 and beyond.

Have you travelled with your sewing?

South Africa sewing holiday

These sewists did and they’re hooked! We chat to five makers who combined sight seeing and sewing to go on a crafty minibreak. How it was for them?

Skills boost: How to clean your sewing machine

How to service your sewing machine

They’re our most trusty and valued piece of kit, and as we sew more and more with our chosen sewing machine, we get to know it intimately! From it’s best tricks to it’s not-so-happy quirks, each machine is different, but they all need regular maintenance for us to get the best results from them. So today we’re… Continue reading

Subscribe & get a sewing bundle worth £41.48

Subscribe to Simply Sewing magazine today

Usually the main cause of us having sore hands is an over-enthusiastic sewing marathon, but today we’re busy packing up these sewing bundles to post out to new subscribers. Subscribe today and not only will you get a monthly dose of sewing inspiration straight to your front door each issue, but we’ll send you this bundle of essential… Continue reading

10 top tips for sewing with lightweight fabrics

Sew Over It sewalong

Are you joining in with this month’s Florence dress sewalong? We’re so excited to be the first to feature the new pattern from Sew Over It. As Florence is best-suited to fluid fabrics with plenty of drape, we’ve asked the team at Sew Over It to share their tips for how to get better results from lighter fabrics. Scroll down on to read more… Join the Florence… Continue reading

How to sew a corset

How to sew a corset MAIN

We’re feeling the love this month, after researching our feature on sewists who made their own wedding dresses in issue 30. If it’s given you a taste for making your own DIY dress, try you hand at including couture techniques into your gown with this free corset sewing pattern and online workshop from Corset Academy. While first met Tatiana Kozorovitsky, who… Continue reading

5 things to look forward to at The Great British Sewing Bee Live

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We’re seriously missing our Great British Sewing Bee fix. This time last year we were following the twists and turns of the most stressful sewing room in the UK, but this year’s show is in pause until plans are confirmed for 2018. So we’re pretty happy that the show’s organisers are throwing a massive GBSB… Continue reading

DIY wrap dress tutorial

Infinity Dress - free dress sewing pattern

Twist it, drape it, tie it… one dress, countless ways to wear it, and we’re here to show you how to sew it! Portia Lawrie has designed this convertible wrap dress tutorial for a clever multi-style frock that makes party dressing a doddle. Read on to find out how it’s done…