The Sophia Dress: download your bonus pattern piece!

We’re swishing into event season with issue 42’s cover star, The Sophia Dress, a statement occasion frock in sizes 6-20 (US 4-18/EUR 34-48). To make a Sophia Dress without the cut-out side panels, we’ve created a free bonus side panel pattern piece to download and print at home.

Fabric lust: Dollhouse by Art Gallery Fabrics

Art Gallery Fabrics dollhouse

Check out these beautiful fat quarters that are prettying up our sewing table today! How lovely are these Art Gallery Fabrics’ Dollhouse fabrics by Amy Sinibaldi? We can’t get enough of their dusky pinks and muted grey tones  mixed with classic floral prints and whimsical butterfly motifs. We’re having a play around with some home sewing projects with ours today, and if… Continue reading

Simply Sewing meets: Helen Baker

Print designer Helen Baker creates gender-neutral furnishing fabrics, cushions and lampshades for modern family homes. Inspired by natural shapes and colours that reflect her Cornish upbringing, Helen’s contemporary homewares and fabrics are accessible for all ages, making them a perfect backdrop for family life.

The Emma Pinafore

Emma Pinafore dress sewing pattern

Sew a new staple for easy layering with The Emma Pinafore sewing pattern in UK sizes 6-20. This easy-sew pinafore dress comes with two pocket styles and two lengths to mix and match.

Issue 41’s kangaroo toy errata

Whoops! You may have spotted that the Kangaroo Side Body B template was uploaded at the wrong size. We have updates the original templates page so this is at the correct size. You can download the correct template here.  

Calling all Liberty lovers

LIberty exhibit Great British Sewing Bee live

We’re counting to the on air debut of Liberty’s brand new fabric collection on Sewing Quarter TV this weekend!

5 new spring looks, 20 home projects + more in issue 41

Spring is in the air, and our sewing machine is ready to go! We’ve packed issue 41 with projects to give our homes and wardrobes a new look for the new season, including the versatile Emma Pinafore pattern and Handmade Home project book with 20 home makes to try.

Win! A Lightbox by Daylight Company

Simply Sewing Daylight Company Wafer lightbox competition

Enter now for your chance to win one of four Daylight Company Wafer 2 lightboxes worth £135 each!

Your issue 41 pattern downloads

Issue 41 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates from issue 41 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready!

Sew for a cause: Quilt SOS is back

alice and anna with SOS quilts

Enjoy a spot of selfless sewing this Spring – Alice Caroline‘s Quilt SOS campaign is back for it’s third year, and they need your stitchy skills! They’re best known for their Liberty fabric stash to die for, but did you know that Alice Caroline run an annual charity project too? The Quilt SOS campaign is calling on sewists everywhere to help… Continue reading