British Craft Awards to celebrate sewing in 2017

British Craft Awards 2017 threads

We’re so excited that next year’s The British Craft Awards are going to include sewing for the first time! Voting is now open for  the prestigious annual awards, and it’s a great chance to show your favourite shops, supplies, bloggers and designers some love by voting for them to be crowned top of the sewists! This year’s awards will feature… Continue reading

Hello handsome! Sew-up a bow tie

Free bow tie sewing pattern

There is something wonderfully decadent about having a free 10 minutes to curl up with a cuppa and our laptop to browse what’s new in the sewing world. It’s always a joy to see what our favourite bloggers are up to, and seek out the best places to find tutorials and patterns in the sewing… Continue reading

Your makes: The Daisy Dress

The Daisy Dress pattern

We just love seeing your creations! Here are a few of the delightful Daisy dresses we’ve spotted on social media recently. Fancy making your own Daisy Dress? Head over to our Pattern Shop to get your copy of issue 15. Don’t forget to share your makes using #simplysewingmag – we might even share your snap… Continue reading

Simply Sewing meets The Fold Line

We can easily spend hours scrolling through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook on the hunt for sewing inspiration, so imagine our delight when we found an online community that combines elements of each of these social networks (and more), just for us sewists!

Friday Frock: Papercut’s Skipper Tunic

It’s that time of year when we start dreaming of booking a getaway. Just imagine sailing away on a luxury yacht, a glass of fizz in hand and not a care in the world… Even if a sailing holiday isn’t on the cards, though, you can still stitch yourself a yacht-worthy wardrobe with Papercut’s Skipper… Continue reading

6 sewing hashtags to inspire your projects

With the Sewing Bee blazing a trail for at-home sewing, getting creative with a needle and thread has never been more popular and there are thousands of like-minded sewing enthusiasts online sharing their passion – and you could be one of them!

7 top sewing tips from inspiring stitchers

Whether you’re new to sewing or a seasoned crafter, there are always new skills and techniques to learn – that’s why we love it! Here a few of our favourite stitchers share their top sewing tips and words of wisdom to inspire your future projects. Let’s get sewing!

Have you made By Hand London’s #CharlieDress?

By Hand London‘s ability to dream up super-stylish sewing patterns knows no bounds, so we were over the moon about collaborating with them on our recent sew along pattern, named the Charlie Dress after Simply Sewing’s editor (yes, the rest of the team is super jealous!).

Dream Wardrobe with Fabric Godmother

Imagine getting a parcel every month, exclusively selected for you. It contains a pattern, fabric and all the required notions to make your own clothes, in your own style. Sounds like the stuff sewing dreams are made of, right? Cue Fabric Godmother’s new aptly titled venture, Dream Wardrobe, which sends you everything you need to… Continue reading

Friday Frock: Named’s Olivia dress

At this time of year, our minds turn to sewing the ultimate Christmas frock – one that’s flattering and comfortable even after we’ve scoffed a festive feast, all the mince pies and a few rounds of cheese and biscuits (not to mention several glasses of celebratory fizz).