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

Kick-start your 2018 sewing plans with issue 38, out now!

Our New Year’s resolution is an easy one: to spend more time at our sewing machine! We’ve got lots of handmade loveliness planned for the coming year, from jersey dresses and chic blouses to gym essentials and quick-sew accessories to freshen up our space. Get inspired and take a peek inside issue 38 below. Get your copy today… Continue reading

Last-minute festive DIYs in issue 37

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…which gives us the perfect excuse to treat ourselves to some well-earned sewing time! This month, we’re adding the finishing touches to our festive table with handmade decs, stitching up an NYE-ready outfit, and making last-minute gifts. Here’s a peek inside issue 37… While scrolling through sewing blogs and social… Continue reading

Get festive with issue 36

Our sewing machine is full speed ahead and whirring away to the sound of festive tunes as we get ready for Christmas. Sew your perfect party frock with The Esme Dress, make quick gifts for the whole family, deck the halls in handmade with our bonus Christmas Makes project book, and update your winter wardrobe

New winter looks in issue 35

Simply Sewing magazine issue 35

Frosty mornings, cosy nights in, chunky knits, and lots and lots of layers – we’re fully embracing winter this issue with new looks for everyday style and plenty of ideas for getting started on your handmade Christmas (it’s never too early!). Get your copy of issue 35 today in our online store. Here’s a peek inside…

Pretty up your sewing with issue 33

Simply Sewing magazine issue 33 cover large

Our love affair with sewing started with beautiful fabrics – especially oh-so-pretty florals! So we’ve filled issue 33 with feminine prints and floaty fabrics to inspire your makes this month, from vintage-inspired blooms for the bedroom to a feminine chiffon blouse. Order your copy today in our online store, or take a peek inside the… Continue reading

Sew the trends with issue 32

One of our favourite things about sewing is being able to make our own versions of the trends, so we’ve packed issue 32 with projects inspired by the high street, from statement sleeves to Instagram-ready coffee break accessories, with 2 free patterns to sew. Here’s a peek inside the issue… The statement sleeve trend has… Continue reading

Have fun with fabrics with issue 31

The sun is shining, we’ve swapped boots for sandals, and we’re ready to sew for summer! There are so many tempting fabrics to choose from at this time of year, from floaty chiffon and breezy cotton, to oh-so-wearable jersey – and we’ve got plans for them all! It’s time to delve into our stash and… Continue reading

Subscribe & get a sewing bundle worth £41.48

Subscribe to Simply Sewing magazine today

Usually the main cause of us having sore hands is an over-enthusiastic sewing marathon, but today we’re busy packing up these sewing bundles to post out to new subscribers. Subscribe today and not only will you get a monthly dose of sewing inspiration straight to your front door each issue, but we’ll send you this bundle of essential… Continue reading

Sew a stylish summer with issue 30

We’re so lucky to have a hobby that fills up every corner of our lives with handmade goodness, from gorgeous frocks to on-trend furnishings and fun makes for the kids. You really can’t beat the satisfaction that comes with being able to say “I made that!”. So we’ve packed issue 30 with projects to sew… Continue reading