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Simply Sewing magazine subscription SS53

If you’re inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee and looking to build up your sewing skills, treat yourself to a Simply Sewing magazine subscription and take your sewing to the next level?

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How to sew a maxi dress: no pattern needed

How to sew a maxi dress

Want to know how to make your own maxi dress? We’re here for you. Portia Lawrie’s step-by-step jersey maxi project is all you’ll want to wear this spring. It’s patternless so the result is made to fit like your favourite tee. Read on and get sewing!

Download issue 53’s patterns

Issue 53 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 53 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Note: these pattern sheets don’t include The Amélie Dress and The Sarah… Continue reading

Sew spring style with issue 53

We don’t know what we’re more excited about: The Great British Sewing Bee being back on our screens, or the arrival of spring (who are we kidding – it’s obviously GBSB, right?). When you’re not watching your favourite sewing TV show, though, we’ve got plenty of projects and patterns for you to make in issue… Continue reading

Simply Sewing meets: Great British Sewing Bee’s Sheila

Another week, another too-soon exit from the Sewing Bee! In episode two, we said a fond farewell to the super-talented Sheila. Sheila is the youngest of 9 children born to Jamaican parents, who arrived in England as part of the Windrush generation and settled in Stoke-on-Trent. She now lives in Ilford, Essex with her daughter… Continue reading

Win: a JANOME sewing machine worth £639

Enter today for your chance to win a brand new Janome M200 QDC computerised sewing machine.

Win: sewing kit worth £120

Win a fabric, thread and pincushion bundle from Gűtermann and Groves.

Refashion: How to sew a lace overlay midi skirt

Add an on-trend lace overlay to a plain skirt with this simple skirt upcycle tutorial from The New Craft House. This quick and easy refashion is perfect for beginners as there’s no need for a sewing pattern – just follow our step-by-step instructions using a plain skirt that fits you, some lace fabric and your… Continue reading

Simply Sewing meets: Great British Sewing Bee’s Tom Holmes

“He was robbed!” We were crying out at our TV, on learning that the Bee’s first evictee this year was Tom (aka the smiley one with a flair for flamboyant fabrics).

Sewing Quarter TV celebrates 2nd birthday

John & Natasha Sewing Quarter TV

Did we mention, we have a sister TV channel? Well we do and it’s pretty cool! Sewing Quarter is the only TV channel dedicated to all things sewing, and they’re about to turn 2 in style! This week will see 6 days of celebrations to mark two years since they first launched.