How to sew a tablet holder

How to make an iPad holder

Let’s face it, last minute gift shopping can be a bit stressful. Why rush around the shops when you can whip up a quick gift from your fabric stash? We’re here to help!

How to sew bowties

How to make bowties

Still have a few people to get gifts sorted for in the coming week? We’re bringing you a series of last-minute DIY gift ideas using just one or two fat quarters from your stash! Let’s get started with these easy-sew bowties by Jennie Jones. Add a touch of pizzazz to your outfit with these geek-inspired bow tie… Continue reading

Issue 38’s pattern downloads

Issue 38 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates from issue 38 to print out at home. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Note: these pattern sheets don’t include The Alice Dress, The Bea Blouse and The Gym… Continue reading

Issue 37’s downloads

Issue 37 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates from issue 37 to print out at home. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready!

Live the dream! Win your own craft business competition

win your own craft business

So many of our sewing friends and followers reveal how much they would love to sew for a living (who wouldn’t?!). So we’re bringing you am exciting new competition to win the chance to do just that…

Last-minute festive DIYs in issue 37

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…which gives us the perfect excuse to treat ourselves to some well-earned sewing time! This month, we’re adding the finishing touches to our festive table with handmade decs, stitching up an NYE-ready outfit, and making last-minute gifts. Here’s a peek inside issue 37… While scrolling through sewing blogs and social… Continue reading

Win a Janome Sewing Machine

Win a Janome Sewing machine

What’s that? We’re giving away a brand new, snazzy sewing machine? Oh yes! You heard us right. Enter today and you could win a Janome DKS100 Special Edition sewing machine worth £529!

The Jenna Jumpsuit

Simply Sewing issue 37 jumpsuit

Revealing our brand new pattern! Sew an all-year-round, all-occasion look with the easy-wear Jenna Jumpsuit sewing pattern from Cotton + Chalk, in UK sizes 6-20 (pre-order yours now – find it with issue 37 in our online store). This close-fitting pull-on jumpsuit sewing pattern has a mock wrap bodice, waist seam with elastic casing, pockets and a… Continue reading

The Esme Dress

Simply Sewing Esme dress sewing pattern

Get your glitz on with The Esme Dress sewing pattern: a 1960s-inspired frock for the party season with an on-trend ruffle waist detail, gathered skirt and two sleeve and skirt lengths. Let’s celebrate!

5 things you never knew about the Burma craft scene

Weaving in Myanmar

We always love that sewing is a skill that has been treasured and practised by generations before us. We’re forever meeting sewists who were taught to stitch by a parent or grandparent, and we’re endlessly fascinated when we get to delve into the stories of traditional crafts or visit places where these age-old skills are cherished… Continue reading