10 top tips for sewing with lightweight fabrics

Sew Over It sewalong

Are you joining in with this month’s Florence dress sewalong? We’re so excited to be the first to feature the new pattern from Sew Over It. As Florence is best-suited to fluid fabrics with plenty of drape, we’ve asked the team at Sew Over It to share their tips for how to get better results from lighter fabrics. Scroll down on to read more… Join the Florence… Continue reading

The Refashioners 2016: How to make a denim skirt

How to refashion a denim skirt

Transform old jeans into a new wardrobe staple with our step-by-step tutorial for how to make a denim skirt by Jessica Entwistle. Each week for a month, we’re sharing a bonus denim upcycling project here on the blog as part of The Refashioners 2016. Whip up this panelled skirt for summer from a pair of unloved jeans – we’ll show you… Continue reading

How to turn jeans into baby bibs

How to sew baby bibs

We’ve been inspired by The Refashioners 2016 challenge this summer to snip, rip and refashion our beloved old pairs of jeans into new sewing projects. To mark this year’s challenge of #jeanius, we’re going to share our best of Simply Sewing’s denim upcycling projects here on the blog over the coming weeks. To get us started, turn… Continue reading

Tea & vintage frocks anyone?

Vintage Sew along guests

Good news for vintage sewing pattern fans! A series of Big Vintage Tea Parties is taking place across the country this Autumn, with sewists coming together to wear their handmade creations that show off the fashions of yesteryear.  The most recent get together, at London’s Alexandra Palace, saw bubbly flowing, tea skirts swirling and cakes to die for… we’re not sure… Continue reading

Sewalong with Charlie

The Charlie Dress sewing pattern

Good news! We’ve found the perfect dressmaking project for you to have fun with over the bank holiday weekend. Our friends at By Hand London are planning an online sewalong to walk you through how to make the Charlie Dress! The team will be posting to their blog and social media every step of the way, starting this… Continue reading

Upcycle jeans with The Refashioners 2016 challenge

The Refashioners 2016

Ah jeans – they’re one of our everyday go-to wardrobe essentials and yet we all have the odd old pair lying around, neglected, in the back of a drawer somewhere. But not any more! We’re so excited about this year’s The Refashioners 2016 challenge. Hosted by Portia Lawrie over at www.makery.co.uk, the challenge is seeing bloggers, sewists and… Continue reading

Join the Big Vintage Sewalong

We’re self-confessed pattern-hoarders of vintage dress making patterns here at Simply Sewing HQ. If you share our love of fashions from yesteryear, we’ve got the perfect idea for your next project – go retro! The McCall Pattern Company are running a Big Vintage Sewalong this summer, and it’s going to be great fun. They’re calling on sewists everywhere to share the vintage… Continue reading

Meet the designer: Kirsty Hartley

Kirsty Hartley is best known for her charming children’s clothing line, Wild Things, which is as much adored by parents as it is the lucky little ones who get to wear her clothes (jealous, us?).

The Refashioners 2015 challenge

Portia of Makery is currently running the third series of The Refashioners and there’s still time to get involved and win £500 worth of sewing goodies!

Simply Sewing sewalong: Tulip Skirt by Sew Over It

Join the sewalong with Lisa of Sew Over It and Simply Sewing to make a summery tulip skirt in the next three issues of Simply Sewing magazine.