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!

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