Download issue 59’s patterns

Issue 59 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 59 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Note: these pattern sheets don’t include The Amelia Dress and The Blair… Continue reading

Win: Daylight Company set

Every sewist knows how important it is to ensure you have good light to work in. Say hello to The Daylight Company – they specialise in lighting-up all kinds of creative spaces with their contemporary (and space-saving) lights, and we’ve got an LED floor lamp, sewing machine light and lightbox to give away. The lucky… Continue reading

Sew a colourful summer with issue 57

Sun’s out, colours out! Summer is on its way, and that means bold hues and playful prints are at the top of our to-sew list – and filling the pages of issue 57. Refresh your summer wardrobe with three easy patternless makes, upgrade your picnic game with laminate accessories, stitch cute toys to keep the… Continue reading

Download Sew Home Style’s templates

Issue 56 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 56’s Sew Home Style to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Download your Sew Home Style sewing patterns – click… Continue reading

Sew a shirt dress + home makes with issue 56

You know that amazing feeling when someone compliments your dress and you can say “I made it myself”? That’s why we love sewing – and why we’ve filled issue 56 with ways to boost your capsule wardrobe, including two staple patterns. And you can give your space a handmade touch too with our project book… Continue reading

Download issue 55’s patterns

Issue 55 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 55 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Note: these pattern sheets don’t include The Leila Dress, The Kelham Skirt… Continue reading

Simply Sewing meets: GBSB’s Jen

The Great British Sewing Bee series 5 Jen Hogg

Jen lives in Glasgow with her husband Neil, children Cameron and Kirsty and the family dog, Archie. A former litigation solicitor and then small business owner, she put work on hold in 2016 to spend more time with her family. With an empty nest looming she has recently agreed to lead a local knitting class… Continue reading

Issue 54’s pattern downloads

Issue 54 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 54 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Note: these pattern sheets don’t include The Wrap Dress, The Cora Top… Continue reading

Simply Sewing meets: Sewing Bee series 5’s Janet

Great British Sewing Bee series 5 Janet

A whizz with jersey and GBSB‘s unofficial sewing guru, Janet left the Sewing Bee sewing room this week – sob! Janet lives in North Yorkshire with her husband of 48 years, David and their dog. As a little girl, Janet was taught to sew by her Italian mother and at 16 was making her own… Continue reading

Simply Sewing meets: Great British Sewing Bee’s Alexei

The Great British Sewing Bee series 5 Alexei

Oh, Alexei. We all wanted his stunning maxi dress from 1970s week, didn’t we? It’s always sad to see a sewist leave the GBSB sewing room, but we’re not ashamed to admit that Alexei’s inspiring goodbye speech had us welling up – it was a heartfelt reminder of the soothing power of sewing. This multi-talented… Continue reading