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

12 days of Simply Christmas… is coming to town!

12 days of Simply Christmas

In case you’ve missed it, Simply Christmas magazine is our sister title that’s packed with crafty ideas for your perfect Christmas. They’re the UK’s best-selling Christmas magazine and, in association with Janome,  they’re offering you a dozen fabulous craft projects – for free this month!

The British Craft Awards 2018 – cast your vote

British Crafts Awards 2018

The nominations are in and the voting is now open – it’s time for the British Craft Awards 2018! This year there are 30 awards to be won, in the categories of Sewing, Quilting, Cross Stitch, Papercraft, Knitting and Crochet. The Sewing category has five awards up for grabs, so check through the lists of nominees and cast your votes… Continue reading

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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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Calling all Liberty lovers

LIberty exhibit Great British Sewing Bee live

Fresh from getting our Liberty fix at this September’s Liberty in Fashion exhibition, we’re counting to the on air debut of Liberty’s brand new fabric collection on Sewing Quarter TV this weekend!

Save £££ on your next stash splurge!

Save £5 on sewing quarter

All these cosy Autumn evenings have really boosted our sewing mojo this month, so surely this justifies a spot of fabric and notions shopping, right? We’re excited to be offering you a special offer to stock up on sewing supplies over on our sister site Sewing Quarter. Read on to get your voucher code and treat… Continue reading

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…

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

In The Moment: have you seen our new sister magazine?

In the Moment magazine

We’ve known for a while about the benefits of slow sewing and making for mindfulness. Now our brand new sister magazine is here to celebrate just that. The first issue of In The Moment in shops now. We’re lucky enough to get sneak peeks of issue 1 as we work alongside the team who make it (they also helped us to… Continue reading