How to make origami stars from fabric scraps

Christmas stars fabric

Whip up Anna Alicia’s origami star baubles for your Christmas tree – we’re here to show you how! All you need is a  little clever folding and weaving and a few strips of fabric from your stash to create handmade decorations this holiday season. Anna’s used Dashwood Studios fabric to shape her stars from frosty prints but this… Continue reading

Easy-sew Christmas tree advent calendar

SS49 Christmas tree advent calendar

Kids will love Kirsty Hartley’s tree advent calendar, with detachable shapes for them to decorate it with sparkles, stars and pom noms galore! When we first came up with the idea of an interactive advent calendar for our new issue, we knew straight away who to call! Kirsty Hartley is our go-to-gal for bright and… Continue reading

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Introducing Sewing Quarter TV

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. Here’s what they’ve got in store in the weeks to come… *psst: includes a reindeer quilt!

Mindful making: 5 ways to slow down and stitch

Mini mandala hygge copy

It’s no secret that here on the Simply Sewing team we are passionate about the power of sewing to soothe away the stresses and strains of daily life. Here are a few ideas for ways to slow down and stitch this Winter…

Who gets your vote?

Sewing thread spools

The 2019 British Craft Awards are open for voting! Now’s your chance to show some love to the brands, designers and shops who brighten up your sewing space…

DIY Halloween costumes: 12 ideas to make and sew

2018 Halloween costume ideas to make and sew

Planning a spot of trick or treating or wondering what to wear to an upcoming Halloween party?  Here are our favourite DIY costume ideas for children and grown ups for the spooky season…

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Dashwood Boho Meadow range

Never miss an issue of your favourite sewing magazine again & sew the pastels trend with Dashwood’s Boho Meadow fabric collection. Subscribe to Simply Sewing today and we’ll send you a bundle of 8 fat quarters from the range, worth £30!

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Save £££ on your new sewing machine!

Brother sewing machine

Psst! We hear on the grapevine that Create and Craft are going to be offering a huge saving on this Brother FS130 sewing machine this weekend!

12 beginner sewing patterns to start making today

Victoria skirt beginner sewing patterns

Whether you’re returning to sewing after a few years away from your machine or have never sewn a stitch before, it’s a good idea to begin your dressmaking journey with a simple pattern so you can perfect the basics.