Simply Sewing Meets: The Sewing Bee’s Ben Moore

The Great British Sewing Bee series 5 Ben

Where do you find an Edinburgh-based scientist who just so happens to be a pro sewist, trained as a vet AND is a whiz at circus trapeze? Why on this year’s Great British Sewing Bee of course!

How to sew a maxi dress: no pattern needed

How to sew a maxi dress

Want to know how to make your own maxi dress? We’re here for you. Portia Lawrie’s step-by-step jersey maxi project is all you’ll want to wear this spring. It’s patternless so the result is made to fit like your favourite tee. Read on and get sewing!

Win: sewing kit worth £120

Win a fabric, thread and pincushion bundle from Gűtermann and Groves.

Simply Sewing meets: Great British Sewing Bee’s Tom Holmes

“He was robbed!” We were crying out at our TV, on learning that the Bee’s first evictee this year was Tom (aka the smiley one with a flair for flamboyant fabrics).

Sewing Quarter TV celebrates 2nd birthday

John & Natasha Sewing Quarter TV

Did we mention, we have a sister TV channel? Well we do and it’s pretty cool! Sewing Quarter is the only TV channel dedicated to all things sewing, and they’re about to turn 2 in style! This week will see 6 days of celebrations to mark two years since they first launched.

The Staple Tee

SS52 staple tee website

Say hello to the simplest project you’ll ever sew! This beginner-friendly Staple Tee sewing pattern can be made as a tee or dress for everyday wear.

The Kitty Pinafore

SS52 kitty pattern shop

Make a new favourite for your little one’s everyday wardrobe with this sweet girls pinafore sewing pattern in sizes six months to seven years.

The Adele Dress

Hello, new fave frock! Make a versatile dress for your autumn wardrobe with The Adele Dress sewing pattern in UK sizes 6–20, featuring simple-style sleeves and a midi or knee length. This dress sewing pattern has an easy-to-sew kimono sleeves (make them with no fiddly setting-in, yay!), plus pockets, a pleated waist and V-neckline. As… Continue reading

The Mia Set

Simply Sewing Mia dress and top sewing pattern

Sew the statement sleeve trend with The Mia Set sewing pattern 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… Continue reading

The Lola Dress

Lola Dress sewing pattern

Update your summer wardrobe with The Lola Dress sewing pattern in UK sizes 6 to 20. Sew your Lola dress as a maxi frock with simple spaghetti straps or elegant off-the-shoulder sleeves. The summer months are all about chilled-out picnics in the park, days on the beach, and get-togethers in the garden – and we’ll be wearing… Continue reading