Simply Sewing issue 22

With Christmas fast approaching, the season of selfless sewing has begun. It’s never too early to make a start on those handmade gifts! Having said that, we’re still making time to sew up something stylish for ourselves, too – including this issue’s pattern, The Fold Line‘s Joni Dress. Here’s a peek at the issue… grab your copy today in our online store.The Joni DressSimply Sewing issue 22’s pattern is The Joni Dress, a classic shift dress with a twist designed by The Fold Line – and it’s gone straight to the top of our selfish-sewing list! With a contrast collar and cuffs, long sleeves, flattering waist darts and pleats and a front button placket, Joni is all about the details!

Have you sewn up a Joni Dress? Share yours with us using #simplysewingmag!issue-22Keeping with the selfish sewing theme, we’re updating our wardrobe with new-season staples in issue 22, including one of our fave patterns from Sew Over It’s new eBook, My Capsule Wardrobe: City Break – the oh-so-versatile button-up Erin Skirt.

Join Lisa Comfort for part one of the Erin Skirt sew along in issue 22, in which we’ll be taking measurements, sewing the darts and adding the pockets. Plus, Portia Lawrie shows you how to make a cosy ponte roma poncho, and our workshop takes you through how to sew up a luxurious faux fur snood – so cosy!

After getting our winter wardrobes sorted (tick!) we’ll be stitching up gifts and homewares, starting with adorable nursery makes to welcome new arrivals, from animal rattles to little baby booties, all in super-soft flannel fabrics.

Also in issue 22:

  • Upcycle a tee with eyelets.
  • Sew a hedgehog soft toy.
  • Stitch a dragon cape and mask costume.
  • Make a marbled cushion cover.
  • Sew your own pattern weights.
  • Meet the designers innovating in ethical fashion.
  • Stitch comfy harem trousers.
  • Give kid’s jeans a monster makeover.

Happy sewing! x

Simply Sewing magazine issue 22 thumbnailSimply Sewing 22, on sale now. Available from all good newsagents, supermarkets and our online store. Sold out? Download the digital edition from Google Play and Apple Newsstand.

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Issue 22 preview gallery: sewing projects for Autumn!

Baby shoes to sew

Rock-a-bye baby: Sew the sweetest gifts for new arrivals

Joni dress free sewing patter

We heart Joni: The Fold Line‘s exclusive new sewing pattern is free with issue 22.

Fast Fat Quarters pattern weights

Fast Fat Quarter: sew up Jennie Jones’ pretty pattern weights

Sew your own jazzy trousersa

Bold is beautiful! Get jazzy with Jennie Jones’ quick-sew harem trousers

Kids halloween jeans

Creature feature: Patch up little monsters’ jeans with Jessica Entwistle’s quick-sew halloween outfit!

How to sew a poncho

Comfort zone: Beat the chill with Portia Laurie’s over-sized ponte roma poncho


Sew Over It Erin skirt

Sew along with Sew Over It: make the Erin skirt with part 1 of our sew along with Lisa Comfort.

How to sew a snood

Workshop: Sewing with faux fur Snuggle up as we show you how to make a cosy snood

DIY Halloween costume dragon cape

Dazzling dragon! Fly off on a magical adventure with Kirsty Hartley‘s glittery dragon mask & wings – great for DIY halloween costumes and fancy dress parties.

Transform a tee: eyelet sleeves

Transform a tee: add interest to a plain T-shirt with  our quick up cycling project: DIY eyelet sleeves

Sew hedgehog toys

Prickly pair: sew up Jo Carter’s super-cute hedgehog softies!