Sew for a cause: Quilt SOS is back

alice and anna with SOS quilts

Enjoy a spot of selfless sewing this Spring – Alice Caroline‘s Quilt SOS campaign is back for it’s third year, and they need your stitchy skills! They’re best known for their Liberty fabric stash to die for, but did you know that Alice Caroline run an annual charity project too? The Quilt SOS campaign is calling on sewists everywhere to help… Continue reading

Simply Sewing meets Natalie Lea Owen

Natalie Lea Owen Monstera Wash Bag

If we were to sum up the work of self-confessed “colour enthusiast and pattern lover” Natalie Lea Owen in three words, quirky, original and fun would be the words we’d use. Natalie’s neon-bright illustrations adorn everything from cards to tote bags, sold in her online shop launched in October 2015. We caught up with Natalie… Continue reading

7 of the best: sweet swans

The Nina dress sewing pattern

It’s official. Swans are the new flamingos! Ever since we featured swan-print fabric for our Nina dress, we’ve known that you love swan prints as much as we do. So we’ve rounded up our fave finds for you to try the trend…

What’s it like to run away on a sewing holiday?

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When it comes to dream jobs, there few more appealing than taking groups of fellow sewists on getaways to far away lands to sew and explore. We speak to quilting pro Karin Hellaby about what she’s most looking forward to about her upcoming sewing retreat the French Alps…

Relax with a spot of mindful embroidery

Mini mandala hygge copy

You won’t often hear us say this but… put down your sewing machines! Hand sewing is the perfect way to soothe away the January days. This free embroidery pattern for a Winter Solstice mandala is a great way to get started…

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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