Shore Thing: how to sew sea life plushies

How to sew seashore plushies

This month sees this summer’s Sew a Softie sewalong. We couldn’t resist joining in the fun so we’re sharing Samantha Stas’ trio of plushie keyrings with you. Read on for our step-by-step instructions and sew your own set of under-the-sea softies… Find out more about Sew a Softie  How to sew robot softies How to sew a fabric alphabet “Sew… Continue reading

Sew your own pinwheels

How to make fabric pinwheels

These quick-to-sew DIY pinwheels are a fun toy for kids, and they’ll look great displayed in your home too. This project was designed by Sammy Claridge from Sew Crafty. It’s a taster of our fat quarter projects, which are perfect for beginners. To see more like this, check out our Fast Fat Quarter blog series of easy sewing… Continue reading

How to make a kite mobile

How to make a kite mobile

Make these kites in bright colours and co-ordinate the ribbons on the tails for a lightweight breezy decoration. This project was designed by Sammy Claridge from Sew Crafty. It’s a taster of our fat quarter projects, which are great for beginners. To see more like this, check out our Fast Fat Quarter blog series of easy… Continue reading

How to sew a corset

How to sew a corset MAIN

We’re feeling the love this month, after researching our feature on sewists who made their own wedding dresses in issue 30. If it’s given you a taste for making your own DIY dress, try you hand at including couture techniques into your gown with this free corset sewing pattern and online workshop from Corset Academy. While first met Tatiana Kozorovitsky, who… Continue reading

DIY wrap dress tutorial

Infinity Dress - free dress sewing pattern

Twist it, drape it, tie it… one dress, countless ways to wear it, and we’re here to show you how to sew it! Portia Lawrie has designed this convertible wrap dress tutorial for a clever multi-style frock that makes party dressing a doddle. Read on to find out how it’s done…

How to sew bunny egg cosies

How to make bunny egg cosies

Hop to it! Fill your breakfast table with instant Easter cheer by stitching up Kajsa Kinsella’s Easter bunny egg cosies. They’re quick to whip up an all you need is some felt, thread and ribbon. This is a great little project if you’re looking for  ideas for kids Easter crafts ideas to keep little fingers busy in the school holidays. Depending… Continue reading

Fast Fat Quarter: DIY quick-sew clutch bag

How to sew a clutch bag

This week we’re buzzing at Simply Sewing HQ! It’s World Craft Week and we’re loving celebrating our love of sewing with fellow sewists around the world. To mark the week’s festivities, we’re launching our My Handmade Wardrobe challenge today. Share a photo of your latest home-sewn creation to our Facebook page and tag it #worldcraftweek and #handmadewardrobe and you… Continue reading

Quick-sew party coasters tutorial

Quick sew party coasters

Let your coasters do the talking with some cheerful stitched-on slogans. A spot of simple embroidery is all you need for a party-table talking point. Chin chin! This is the third in our series of free blog birthday party projects to celebrate issue 27 and two years of Simply Sewing magazine. Read on for Rebecca Reid’s free tutorial for how to make… Continue reading

How to make your own photo booth props

Make your own Photo booth props

Here on the Simply Sewing team, we love a party photo booth! Even more so when it’s one we’ve made ourselves using a few basics from our sewing kit. The second in today’s free blog birthday party projects is this fun set of DIY photo booth props. Read on for Rebecca Reid’s free tutorial for how to… Continue reading

DIY fabric pom poms tutorial

DIY fabric pom poms

Welcome to the first of today’s virtual birthday party projects! We’ve made our party playlist, sorted out our venue (we’ll hosting our birthday bash here on the blog, and over on our Facebook, Instagram & Twitter feeds all day today), and now it’s time to decorate… Read on for Rebecca Reid’s free tutorial for how… Continue reading