Cotton + Chalk new pattern out now!

We’re thrilled to reveal the second design in the Cotton + Chalk range – currently making it’s debut as a free dressmaking pattern with issue 19 of Simply Sewing. Pack a breezy boho dress for your summer break with The Olivia Dress, in sizes 6-20 and featuring two flattering length options. Pattern no. 02 in the collection is this summer dress… Continue reading

The Rosie Dress

The Rosie Dress OOS

The first pattern in Simply Sewing’s new Cotton + Chalk collection, The Rosie Dress is a versatile tea dress with a flattering V-neckline and gathered waistline. The Rosie Dress is a style you’ll want to make again and again thanks to its flattering fit and versatile design. It can be sewn up with or without… Continue reading

Top 10 moments of The Great British Sewing Bee final

The Great British Sewing Bee final

It’s over! After lashings of haberdashery high drama, tonight’s final of The Great British Sewing Bee saw one contestant be crowned Queen Bee. Ooh how we do love a good sew-off. We don’t want to spoil it, so if you haven’t seen it, don’t read the rest of this article – it contains spoilers! But if… Continue reading

Meet The Great British Sewing Bee finalist Jade Earley

Jade GBSB

Hooray the final of The Great British Sewing Bee hits our screens tonight, and we’ll be watching to cheer on Joyce, Jade and Charlotte as they grapple to be crowned Queen Bee of the amateur sewing world. We can’t wait until tonight so we’re getting in the mood by meeting the finalists, as part of… Continue reading

For the love of Joyce: meet the Bees

Great British Sewing Bee finalist Joyce

The hour is nearly upon us where we discover who will be crowned the winner of this year’s The Great British Sewing Bee. We’ll be watching tonight, and to get in the mood, we’re meeting the finalists today. as part of our Meet the Bees series of interviews with the Sewing Bee contestants. 71-year-old grandmother Joyce has been a… Continue reading

Meet Tracey Symonds from The Great British Sewing Bee

Tracey The Great British Sewing Bee

We’re so happy to get to chat to The Great British Sewing Bee favourite who won our hearts from week 1. We instantly loved her when the first episode saw her singing along to eighties pop classics with her daughter during a family sewing session. She never failed to lift the atmosphere in the sewing… Continue reading

How to sew a yoga mat bag: inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee

Simply Sewing how to make a yoga mat bag

In case you missed, this week was quarter-final of the Great British Sewing Bee, where the five remaining sewers battled it out (in the most polite, British way possible) over activewear. They grappled with lycra, turned ski suits into children’s jackets and got technical with yoga outfits. If you’re keen to have a go, but… Continue reading

How to sew vintage patterns: inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee

Vintage sewing patterns with floral prints from Plum and Pigeon

We’re feeling pretty groovy about sixties-style dress making after last night’s Great British Sewing Bee. If you’re keen to get the look, never fear – you don’t have to jump straight in with PVC! Start by sewing up a pattern from yesteryear with our essential guide to sewing vintage patterns. We asked several sewists to… Continue reading

Last chance! Get 5 issues for £5

Subscribe to Simply Sewing magazine

Start the week by treating yourself to a little sewing therapy! There are only a few days left before our chance to get 5 issues for £5 comes to an end – the offer runs out this Friday so why not snap it up and subscribe today? And if that’s not enough of a sewing hit to… Continue reading

Meet Great British Sewing Bee contestant, Rumana

Simply Sewing meets Rumana from Great British Sewing Bee

Here at Simply Sewing we’re ever-so-slightly hooked on the Sewing Bee 2016. So we’re thrilled to meet contestant Rumana, one of the stars of series 4. Rumana works as a Junior Doctor, and sewing has become a way for her to destress and unwind after work. Growing up, her family had little money so her mum used… Continue reading