Beginner’s Guide to Embroidery: 6 easy stitches to try

The best is yet to come

Join the stitchy revolution with our free essential embroidery skills workshop! Embroidered details are a big trend on the high street and this is an easy way to refashion plain garments in your wardrobe.

5 secret sewing shops in London you need to visit

Leigh Metcalf, author of London Stitch & Knit (Black Dog Publishing), lets us in on her top five hidden-away fabric-shopping haunts in the UK capital…

2018 halloween costumes: 11 ideas to make and sew

2018 Halloween costume ideas to make and sew

Planning a spot of trick or treating or wondering what to wear to an upcoming Halloween party? There’s no need to rush out to the shops – make your own! Here are our favourite DIY costume ideas for the spooky season…

Errata: Cami Top Hack Issue 46

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Errata: Halloween Set Bunting Issue 47

SS47 Halloween sewing projects

Whoops! In Simply Sewing magazine issue 47, there was an error in the Halloween Set bunting instructions on page 76.

Errata: Bowling Bag Issue 47

Simply Sewing bowling bag sewing pattern

Whoops! In Simply Sewing magazine issue 47, there was an error in the bowling bag instructions on pages 52-54.

The Matilda Dress

Simply Sewing matilda dress sewing pattern

Get autumn-ready with The Matilda Dress: a new- season essential dress sewing pattern in UK sizes 6-20, with a high collar neckline, waist tie, and two length and sleeve options.

The Alexa Dress

Sew a new weekend staple with The Alexa Dress in UK sizes 6-20, a super-comfy jersey style with a feminine skirt detail. You’ll love to wear this all year round, with a scoop neck for easy layering and a ruffle skirt.

The Bowling Bag

The Bowling Bag

Short breaks, shopping trips, gym classes, days out – Lisa Lam’s handiest of me-made bags from issue 47 will be your go-to for them all!

Ho ho sew! How to make an advent calendar

How to sew an advent calendar

Make the days running up to Christmas even more exciting with this merry and bright house advent calendar! Sewing your own is a great way to create a new family heirloom that will last for years and become a firm favourite part of childrens’ festive rituals! This free sewing tutorial was created by Rebecca Reid… Continue reading