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.

10 of the best summer sewing patterns

Charlie Caftan Pattern_Kaftan Pattern-4

Reach for the lightweight fabrics and get cracking with these beach-ready me-mades. We’ve rounded up our pick of the best summer sewing patterns for you, from culottes to caftans.

Action stations! It’s National Sewing Machine Day

Stop what you’re doing! Today is a day of national celebration of the humble sewing machine – here’s how you can join in the fun…

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7 ways to sew & shop the collars trend

The Libby Dress sewing pattern

The collar trend is looking set to run and run in 2018. We’ll be sewing the look with The Libby Dress, from issue 40 of Simply Sewing magazine. Here’s a round up of some of our favourite ideas for DIY collar style this summer…

Sew, what do you think?

Simply sewing fabric

We’re launching a sewing survey this week – tell us your thoughts and you could win £250 of Amazon vouchers!

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Oh happy days! Me Made May 2018 is here

Me Made May

How awesome are all the garments that have been filling our instagram feeds with handmade goodness for #MMMay18 this month? If you’re new to Me Made May, find out more below. We’re here to share a few of our favourite Simply Sewing patterns that you’ve been sewing so far…

8 baby patterns to sew

How to sew a baby sleeping bag

This week is World Craft Week, raising funds and awareness for premature baby charity Bliss. If you’re looking for ideas for baby gifts to sew, how about these super cute baby sewing patterns?

Take our #stashbusters challenge for World Craft Week

World Craft Week Scrapbuster challenge

We’re marking the start of World Craft Week today by issuing you with a sewing challenge! Tackle your scraps stash with our #stashbusters challenge. You could win daily prizes and we’ll be sharing our team makes throughout the week!

Join in the fun for World Craft Week

World Craft Week 2018

Happy days! 16th-22nd April is World Craft Week, when makers everywhere come together and share seven days of projects, giveaways and challenges to celebrate our favourite thing – crafting! So reach for your needle and thread and sew for a good cause – here’s how…