Diary dates: Sitges Patchwork Festival

Sitges Patchwork Festival

We’ve been fans of designer, author and patchwork-pro Mandy Shaw for some time now. So we’re excited to hear she’s leading a group patchwork and quilting holiday to Sitges and Barcelona next Spring. Even better… there are tickets left! Sign us up please…

Win a Prym bag clasp worth £15.99

Sew your own bag with Simply Sewing

Top up your bag-making stash for free with this giveaway! Me-made clutch bags are the perfect way to make sure your accessories match your outfit…

Win a swanky new sewing box!

Korbond March sewing baskets

Treat your stash to a makeover this month and enter our super-stylish sewing basket giveaway. We’re giving away 10 Korbond sewing boxes worth £19.99 each…

Calling all Liberty lovers

LIberty exhibit Great British Sewing Bee live

We’re counting down he days until the Liberty in Fashion exhibition brings its  timeless style boost to the Great British Sewing Bee Live…

Get 6 issues for only £9.99 (and boost your fabric funds!)

Simply Sewing magazine 6 issues for £9.99

Have you seen this month’s offer for new subscribers? Not only do UK readers get to save 72% on their next 6 months of sewing magazines, but just think what you could spend the money you save on…

The Mia Set

Simply Sewing Mia dress and top sewing pattern

Sew the statement sleeve trend with The Mia Set in UK sizes 6-20, a 1960s-inspired shift dress and top with fluted and flared sleeve styles to mix and match. This summer is all about the sleeve! Flared, fluted, floaty, pleated, ruffled, cold-shoulder, bell-shaped, bow-adorned – all the gorgeous sleeve styles we’ve spotted on the high… Continue reading

The Drop Set

The Drop Set sewing pattern

Update your weekend wardrobe with Made it Patterns’ Drop Set, a casual knit dress or tunic top in UK sizes 6-18 with a flattering asymmetric shape. As much as we love sewing up special frocks, we want to fill our wardrobe with me-mades for all occasions, from dressed-up dinners to dinner-and-a-movie at the weekends. The Drop… Continue reading

Florence sewalong: loving your work!

Craftysewandsewindorset Sewalong winner

Back in May we revealed our Florence Dress Sewalong – and you didn’t disappoint us in sharing some brilliant photos of your dresses in progress. Congratulations to Jenny Smith (also known as Crafty sew and sew in Dorset) whose photo we picked to win the prize of £50 to splurge on fabric for her next creation. Apparently her… Continue reading

Fat Quarter Collection: download your templates here

Fast Fat Quarter penguins

  In case you missed the news, our jam-packed Fat Quarter Collection is in shops now. It’s packed with 52 of our favourite ideas for quick and easy sewing projects. Read on to download all the collection’s templates…

Shore Thing: how to sew sea life plushies

How to sew seashore plushies

This month sees this summer’s Sew a Softie sewalong. We couldn’t resist joining in the fun so we’re sharing Samantha Stas’ trio of plushie keyrings with you. Read on for our step-by-step instructions and sew your own set of under-the-sea softies… Find out more about Sew a Softie  How to sew robot softies How to sew a fabric alphabet “Sew… Continue reading