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

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

Fast Fat Quarter: How to sew an infinity scarf

how to sew an infinity scarf

To celebrate two years of Simply Sewing magazine, we’re sharing some of our favourite Fast Fat Quarter projects from our past issues with you in this new web series. To kick start the series, we’re showing you how to sew an infinity scarf, designed by Jessica Entwistle. The simple tube scarf is the perfect project… Continue reading

Fast Fat Quarter: How to make headbands

How to sew head bands

Slick back your tresses with Jennie Jones’ pretty two-way hairband made in eight simple steps. We’ll talk you through everything you need to know for how to make headbands in this quick and easy tutorial. This free sewing project is part of our Fast Fat Quarter series of quick and easy sewing projects using just one or… Continue reading

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. All you’ll need is one fat quarter of fabric to get started! This project is part of our Fast Fat Quarter series of… Continue reading

Easy sew DIY headbands

How to sew a headband

You don’t need much fabric to whip up this easy wardrobe update! Pick your favourite fat quarter and sew up this quick-make headband… we’re here to show you how. You will need Printed cotton fabric: floral White cotton fabric Lightweight iron-on interfacing Fold-over elastic: white, 15cm (6in) Air or water erasable pen Tracing paper Basic sewing… Continue reading

Fast Fat Quarter: how to sew a bento bag

How to sew a bento bag

We loved last night’s international-themed Great British Sewing Bee… the fabrics! The peplums! The harem pants! It’s got us in the mood for a spot of sewing with an international twist, so we’re sharing this free bento bag tutorial with you. It’s the first in our Fast Fat Quarter web series. 

Fast Fat Quarter: how to make baby booties

How to sew baby bootees

Dinky feet will look oh-so-sweet in Jennie Jones’ gorgeous baby booties! They make great baby gifts and are a lovely quick sewing project. This free tutorial is part of our Fast Fat Quarter series of quick and easy sewing projects using only one or two fat quarters of fabric. Enjoy! How to sew baby booties: step-by-step… Continue reading