The Lily Dress

The Cotton + Chalk Lily Dress sewing pattern

As soon as the sun peeks out from behind the clouds, we start dreaming up our me-made summer holiday wardrobe – we’re thinking floaty maxi frocks and easy-to-wear styles, with details to mix and match so we can sew up different versions (when we find a summer dress sewing pattern we love, we can never… Continue reading

The Jenny Dress

The Jenny Dress sewing pattern

Come rain or shine, whatever the season or occasion, we’ll choose to wear jersey if we can! Comfortable, flattering and available in a myriad of tempting colours and prints, this versatile fabric is a staple of both our sewing stash and our handmade wardrobe. Sew mix and match jersey staples with The Fold Line‘s two-in-one Jenny… Continue reading

The Nina Dress

The Nina dress sewing pattern

Sew a new spring staple with Cotton + Chalk’s The Nina Dress sewing pattern, a classic shirt dress in sizes 6-20 with optional design details for you to mix and match. With spring on its way, this dress will see you through to summer and beyond, from work to weekend – just add a smart jacket,… Continue reading

The Freya Dress

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Take inspiration from simple Scandi style with Kirsty Hartley’s Freja Dress, a classic pinafore dress and skirt pattern for your everyday wardrobe in UK sizes 6-20. When we spend time sewing ourselves a new garment, we want to be able to show it off as much as possible, which is why we love to stock up… Continue reading

The Waterfall Jacket

SSM25 Waterfall jacket sewing pattern

With it’s loose-fit silhouette, Cotton + Chalk’s Waterfall Jacket is perfect for layering up with your favourite chunky knits. It’s designed for fleece fabrics that’ll keep you snug on chilly days, and with no closures, lining or finishing needed, it won’t take long to sew your new favourite coat! The Waterfall Jacket sewing pattern for UK sizes 6-20… Continue reading

The Granville Skirt

SSM25 Granville Skirt sewing pattern

The Granville Skirt sewing pattern by Wendy Ward is a collaboration between Simply Sewing magazine, MIY Collection and Cico books. It’s the latest in our series of easy sewing patterns and has a simple-sew wrap style with an A-line shape and button fastening. If you’ve ever wondered how to sew a skirt, this is a… Continue reading

The City Shopper

The City Shopper bag sewing pattern

Run your weekend errands in style with this spacious shopper featuring four pockets, a sturdy faux leather strap, contrast lining and decorative patchwork panel. This easy bag sewing pattern is the perfect project to practise your bag making skills. The City Shopper bag sewing pattern Issue 25, £6.99 Skills: Learn the basics of bag-making Add lining for… Continue reading

The Audrey Dress

The Audrey Dress sewing pattern

We’re taking style tips from screen icon Audrey Hepburn with her namesake dress sewing pattern: The Audrey Dress. This vintage-style pattern is a classic frock with a cinched-in waist, swishy pleated skirt and hem band detail. We think Audrey would approve! At this time of year, we love spending cosy evenings in curled up in… Continue reading

The Katie Dress

The Katie Dress

Sew a sophisticated party look with The Katie Dress by Cotton + Chalk in sizes 6-20, with a feminine sweetheart neckline and two sleeve options. We do love a good party dress sewing pattern! Not only do we get to show off our sewing skills with a fabulous handmade dress, but we get to have… Continue reading

The Joni Dress

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This exclusive dress sewing pattern by The Fold Line is a stylish new-season twist on the classic shift dress in sizes 6-20, with a unique button placket detail, long cuffed sleeves and flattering waist darts and pleats. Isn’t she lovely? Be sure to share your Joni Dress with us using #simplysewingmag – we’d love to see! The… Continue reading