New year, new projects! Simply Sewing issue 25 out now

The Waterfall jacket

Happy New Year stitchers! It’s time to invigorate our inspiration boards and make plans for this year’s handmade wishlist. We have a jam-packed 2017 ahead! Simply Sewing issue 25 has plenty to inspire, with 3 patterns to add to your stash and new techniques to learn. Here’s a peek at what’s inside…

Easy sewing projects

We’re adding coat-making skills to our repertoire with the cover star this month, Cotton + Chalk‘s Waterfall Jacket pattern, an easy-sew winter cover-up with an elegant shawl collar and cosy pockets – perfect for those new to sewing outerwear, or for more experienced stitchers looking for a quick winter style fix. Speaking of quick sewing fixes, issue 25’s Granville Skirt pattern, from Wendy Ward’s new book A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts, is another speedy sew, with a flattering A-line shape, secure double-wrap front and button closure.

We’re giving bag-making a go too with issue 25’s City Shopper tote. Its patchwork detail makes it a great stash-buster, and the step-by-step instructions will take you through the bag-making process step by step. Hello, new sewing skills!

Simply Sewing issue 25 sewing patterns

Also in issue 25:

  • Sew a set of night-sky bedroom accessories.
  • Take on a new challenge with our top ten e-courses feature.
  • Make a cocoon jersey dress.
  • Learn basic embroidery techniques.
  • Discover what’s on Lisa Comfort’s 2017 sewing list.
  • Make a denim desk buddy.
  • Stitch a set of nesting dolls.
  • Refashion a jumper with neon thread.
  • Sew a simple jersey pencil skirt.

easy sewing projects