How to sew bowties {quick-stitch gifts}

How to make bowties

Still have a few people to get gifts sorted for in the coming week? We’re bringing you a series of last-minute DIY gift ideas using just one or two fat quarters from your stash! Let’s get started with these easy-sew bowties by Jennie Jones. Add a touch of pizzazz to your outfit with these geek-inspired bow tie… Continue reading

Live the dream! Win your own craft business competition

win your own craft business

So many of our sewing friends and followers reveal how much they would love to sew for a living (who wouldn’t?!). So we’re bringing you am exciting new competition to win the chance to do just that…

Win a Janome Sewing Machine

Win a Janome Sewing machine

What’s that? We’re giving away a brand new, snazzy sewing machine? Oh yes! You heard us right. Enter today and you could win a Janome DKS100 Special Edition sewing machine worth £529!

The Jenna Jumpsuit

Simply Sewing issue 37 jumpsuit

Revealing our brand new pattern! Sew an all-year-round, all-occasion look with the easy-wear Jenna Jumpsuit sewing pattern from Cotton + Chalk, in UK sizes 6-20 (pre-order yours now – find it with issue 37 in our online store). This close-fitting pull-on jumpsuit sewing pattern has a mock wrap bodice, waist seam with elastic casing, pockets and a… Continue reading

The Esme Dress

Simply Sewing Esme dress sewing pattern

Get your glitz on with The Esme Dress sewing pattern: a 1960s-inspired frock for the party season with an on-trend ruffle waist detail, gathered skirt and two sleeve and skirt lengths. Let’s celebrate!

5 things you never knew about the Burma craft scene

Weaving in Myanmar

We always love that sewing is a skill that has been treasured and practised by generations before us. We’re forever meeting sewists who were taught to stitch by a parent or grandparent, and we’re endlessly fascinated when we get to delve into the stories of traditional crafts or visit places where these age-old skills are cherished… Continue reading

Tell us what you think! Over £700 of sewing goodies up for grabs…

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We make Simply Sewing for you, so want to know if we’re filling our pages with what you want to read! If you’ve read our magazine then we want to hear from you. What you think about our features and projects? Tell us more about your sewing habits… with your help we can make the magazine YOU want to read. We’ve arranged for some… Continue reading

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Share your love of sewing! Amazon vouchers up for grabs

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We can feel it in the air, can you? We’ve filled our latest issue 36 with me-made gift ideas to treat your friends and family this Christmas, but what do you do for the people who aren’t so suitable for a DIY gift? Fear not, we’re here to help! Much as we’d love to, we’re not wonder… Continue reading

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Win a £250 Dragonfly Fabrics bundle

Dragonfly Fabrics

Just think of all the amazing things you could make with this bumper bundle of goodies from our pals at Dragonfly Fabrics! Included in this dream sewing prize is a stack of fabrics (jersey, chambray, viscose, Japanese cotton prints and linen, to pick out just a few), plus a Named Clothing sewing pattern and Cosy Winter… Continue reading

5 Tilda cottage kits to be won

Simply Sewing 36 competition tilda

We’re super excited about the new Tilda Cottage collection – have you seen our 3D Christmas tree made with it in issue 36?. To celebrate its launch we’ve teamed up with Groves to give away Tilda Cottage prizes worth over £50 each, to five lucky readers. Each winner will receive a Tilda Santa or Tilda Stocking… Continue reading