Action stations! It’s National Sewing Machine Day

Stop what you’re doing! Tomorrow is a day of national celebration of the humble sewing machine – here’s how you can join in the fun…

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Sewing TV you won’t want to miss!

Debbie Shore Sewing Quarter

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 welcome YouTube’s sewing sensation Debbie Shore to the family.

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

The best is yet to come

Join the slow stitching revolution with our free essential embroidery skills workshop. Embroidered details are hot stuff on the high street and an easy way to refashion plain garments in your wardrobe.

Download Sew Home Style’s templates

Issue 56 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 56’s Sew Home Style to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Download your Sew Home Style sewing patterns – click… Continue reading

Win brand new Miffy fabrics 🐰

Win Miffy fabrics

Enter to win Miffy fabrics, a 24 spool thread box and quality wadding from The Craft Cotton Company worth £123!

Download issue 56’s templates

Issue 56 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 56 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 Shirt Dress and The Flora… Continue reading

Sew a shirt dress + home makes with issue 56

You know that amazing feeling when someone compliments your dress and you can say “I made it myself”? That’s why we love sewing – and why we’ve filled issue 56 with ways to boost your capsule wardrobe, including two staple patterns. And you can give your space a handmade touch too with our project book… Continue reading

The Flora Top Sewing Pattern

SS56 Flora Top Sewing Pattern 2

With its geometric contrast yoke detail and stylishly simple shape, I AM Patterns’ Flora Top Sewing Pattern is a modern staple to dress up or down.  

The Shirt Dress

SS56 shirtdresspatternstore

Sew the effortlessly stylish staple Shirt Dress for everyday with a button fastening, collar, sleeve tabs and optional waist belt. One of the reasons we’re so hooked on sewing is that it’s not just a hobby, but a life-long learning experience. Every day is a school day when you’re a sewist! So we love projects… Continue reading

Free sewing pattern: quick kimono top

This simple kimono top was one of our most popular patterns when we featured it in the magazine back in issue 3. It’s made using just two pattern pieces so you can sew it up in an afternoon.