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!

Download issue 44’s patterns

Issue 44 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates from issue 44 to print out at home below.

Errata: The Silk Cami

Whoops! The pattern evelope for issue 43’s The Silk Cami featured an incorrect version of the size chart.

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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Issue 43’s downloads

Issue 43 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates from issue 43 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready!

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!).

8 baby patterns to sew

How to sew a baby sleeping bag

This week is World Craft Week, raising funds and awareness for premature baby charity Bliss. If you’re looking for ideas for baby gifts to sew, how about these super cute baby sewing patterns?

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.