Free sewing pattern: quick boxy top

This simple kimono top was one of our most popular patterns when we featured it in the magazine back in issue 3. It’s made using just two pattern pieces so you can sew it up in an afternoon.

Fast Fat Quarter: how to make pattern weights

How to sew pattern weights

Cutting out your sewing patterns will be a breeze thanks to these pretty pattern weights by Jennie Jones.Read on for our free tutorial and learn how to make your own pattern weights.

How to sew a wax-print circle skirt: no pattern needed

How to make a circle skirt

Make your own wax-print full circle skirt with our step-by-step guide from Rosee Woodland.

How to sew an apron: beginner’s guide

How to make an apron

Gift the star baker in your life Jennie Jones’ contrast trim half apron (and hopefully they’ll repay you in cake). Follow our easy steps for how to make an apron.

How to sew a circle cape: inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee

In series 4 of the Bee, the sewists made a wool cape in their Made to Measure challenge, which inspired us to get stitching up our own swishy circle cape. We were inspired to share this tweed cape tutorial by Portia Lawrie at the time and we’re reshaping it today in anticipation of tonight’s Sewing Bee being themed on… Continue reading

How to sew a maxi dress: no pattern needed

How to sew a maxi dress

Want to know how to make your own maxi dress? We’re here for you. Portia Lawrie’s step-by-step jersey maxi project is all you’ll want to wear this spring. It’s patternless so the result is made to fit like your favourite tee. Read on and get sewing!

Refashion: How to sew a lace overlay midi skirt

Add an on-trend lace overlay to a plain skirt with this simple skirt upcycle tutorial from The New Craft House. This quick and easy refashion is perfect for beginners as there’s no need for a sewing pattern – just follow our step-by-step instructions using a plain skirt that fits you, some lace fabric and your… Continue reading

How to sew a bow clutch

How to sew a bow clutch bag

Whip up a bow-detail clutch bag using a contemporary geometric print in two colourways. Jennie Jones is here to show you how to whip up this quick gift idea…

Transform a tee: How to make a peplum top

How to refashion a t-shirt into a peplum top

Jennie Jones shows you how to pep up a classic striped tee with a simple-sew peplum detail.

Snap happy: How to make a camera strap

How to sew a camera strap

Welcome to the latest in our series of last-minute gift ideas! Treat the photography fan in your life to Jennie Jones’ quilted reversible camera strap. Here’s how you make it…