Summer style updates in issue 59

Give your home, wardrobe and skills a boost this summer with issue 59 – out now! Packed with 21 exclusive-to-us designs to sew, from two stylish covergift patterns and beginner tutorials for drafting your own (it’s easy, we promise!), to eight too-cute designs to stitch for a new baby. Take a peek inside…This issue’s cover star, The Amelia Dress, is guaranteed to become your favourite dress to sew – and not just because it’s got pockets! It can be dressed up and down with two length options, pretty gathers, a flattering waistband and cap sleeves. Share your versions tagged #simplysewingmag If you’re looking for a me-made bag with a professional finish – The Blair Bag is just the pattern! This classic handbag features a secure zip closure, four pockets (yes, four!) and stylish designer details such as silver bag hardware and lining.

Also in issue 59:

  • Sew eight cute baby shower gifts.
  • Draft your own boxy top.
  • Get to know your overlocker with our go-to guide.
  • Make pom pom-detail espadrilles.
  • Learn thorn stitch and embroider a napkins set.
  • Discover the joys of crafting together with our skills-sharing feature.
  • Sew an everyday backpack.
  • Stitch a beaded watermelon brooch.
  • Get inspired to try punch needle embroidery with Arounna Khounnoraj.
  • Make a duvet cover and pillowcase set.
  • Find out what Debbie Shore has planned for her Sewing Quarter shows.
  • Sew a simple hexie patchwork quilt.
  • Stitch a floral make-up bag.
  • Make a swan queen plushie with a flower crown.
  • Sew a tunic dress, with no pattern needed.