Put on the glitz with issue 48!

Yes, we know it’s only October…but it’s never too early to start sewing for the festive season! If only so we can stock up on glitzy fabrics for all the party-ready makes in issue 48, from The Meghan Dress pattern with two styles to sew, to the glittery gift tags and colourful Santa sacks in… Continue reading

Simply Sewing issue 48’s sewing patterns & templates

Issue 48 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 48 to print out at home below.

Feel-good sewing in issue 46

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With a packed schedule of barbecues, holidays, kids’ activities, beach days, family get-togethers, weddings and more, the summer break has us feeling in need of some R&R! Which, of course, for us means spending quality time with our sewing machine. So we’ve filled issue 46 with treat-yourself makes, from a breezy boho dress and twirly… Continue reading

Sew retro with issue 45

We’re going oh-sew retro this month! We’ve filled issue 45 with timeless styles for your summer wardrobe, from a 1940s tea dress to a super-comfy striped maxi, as well as a stylish craft room makeover and an Ikea hack with a difference. Take a look inside the issue…

Download issue 45’s patterns

Issue 45 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates from issue 45 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready!

Show off your stitch skills! Sew your Style 2018

Sew Your Style

As if discovering a brand new series of the Great British Sewing Bee is on the horizon wasn’t enough, now there are even more reasons to be excited about sewing challenges in the UK this summer! A brand new national sewing competition is launching and it’s open for entries.

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3 reasons Joe Lycett is perfect for Great British Sewing Bee 2018

Joe Lycett, That's the way A-ha A-ha Joe Lycett, Pleasance Courtyard, Image 3_preview

It’s been something of a rollercoaster week for us sewing fans – first came the exciting announcement that our beloved Great British Sewing Bee would be returning to screens soon (hurrah!). Then came the news that presenter Claudia Winkleman wouldn’t be returning with it (sob!).

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.

5 new spring looks, 20 home projects + more in issue 41

Spring is in the air, and our sewing machine is ready to go! We’ve packed issue 41 with projects to give our homes and wardrobes a new look for the new season, including the versatile Emma Pinafore pattern and Handmade Home project book with 20 home makes to try.

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