Fabric lust: Dollhouse by Art Gallery Fabrics

Art Gallery Fabrics dollhouse

Check out these beautiful fat quarters that are prettying up our sewing table today! How lovely are these Art Gallery Fabrics’ Dollhouse fabrics by Amy Sinibaldi? We can’t get enough of their dusky pinks and muted grey tones  mixed with classic floral prints and whimsical butterfly motifs. We’re having a play around with some home sewing projects with ours today, and if… Continue reading

Simply Sewing meets: Helen Baker

Print designer Helen Baker creates gender-neutral furnishing fabrics, cushions and lampshades for modern family homes. Inspired by natural shapes and colours that reflect her Cornish upbringing, Helen’s contemporary homewares and fabrics are accessible for all ages, making them a perfect backdrop for family life.

Calling all Liberty lovers

LIberty exhibit Great British Sewing Bee live

We’re counting to the on air debut of Liberty’s brand new fabric collection on Sewing Quarter TV this weekend!

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?

Copie de tours HD

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!