What’s it like to start your own sewing brand? Alice Caroline spill the beans

Alice Caroline

She founded the place to shop for Liberty prints, has a Tana Lawn collection to die for, and before she turned her passion for fabric into a business, she completed a PhD in genetics. Phew! Alice Caroline founder Alice Garrett is one busy lady. We got to meet her (and delve into her fabric stash!) as she prepares for the Alice Caroline, TV… Continue reading

Trend alert: Statement sleeves

Statement Sleeves: Pieione Clothing

Sleeve size this summer is bigger than ever and we can’t wait to get on our sewing machines and whip up our own arm apparel with attitude. Bell sleeves, tie sleeves, split sleeves, ruffled sleeves… with a modernised nod to the 60’s, we’re loving these bold statements in every way imaginable. Sew the trend and your… Continue reading

Save 40% off the price of your favourite sewing magazine

Save 40% Simply sewing Magazine subscription

Here at Simply Sewing HQ our shelves are overflowing with sewing magazines and books, but sewing inspiration is like fabric: you can never really have enough! So we’re loving this month’s offer for UK readers. Save money on your magazines for the year ahead and save 40% on the shop price. All you have to… Continue reading

Download issue 31’s free patterns

Issue 31 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! If you don’t want to cut up your pattern sheet, you can download your free templates from issue 31 to print at home. We’ve created these printable PDFs so you can print them out at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready!… Continue reading

Have fun with fabrics with issue 31

The sun is shining, we’ve swapped boots for sandals, and we’re ready to sew for summer! There are so many tempting fabrics to choose from at this time of year, from floaty chiffon and breezy cotton, to oh-so-wearable jersey – and we’ve got plans for them all! It’s time to delve into our stash and… Continue reading

Win a gorgeous dress from Palava worth £210!

Palava dress

Update your wardrobe with a £210 dress and petticoat set from Palava. Scroll down to enter this giveaway…

5 of the best sewing patterns for men

5 of the best mens sewing patterns

Following the success of our 5 beginner sewing patterns post, and with Father’s Day almost upon on us, we’ve rounded up 5 of the best mens sewing patterns out there for Summer 2017 and beyond.

Have you travelled with your sewing?

South Africa sewing holiday

These sewists did and they’re hooked! We chat to five makers who combined sight seeing and sewing to go on a crafty minibreak. How it was for them?

Skills boost: How to clean your sewing machine

How to service your sewing machine

They’re our most trusty and valued piece of kit, and as we sew more and more with our chosen sewing machine, we get to know it intimately! From it’s best tricks to it’s not-so-happy quirks, each machine is different, but they all need regular maintenance for us to get the best results from them. So today we’re… Continue reading

Subscribe & get a sewing bundle worth £41.48

Subscribe to Simply Sewing magazine today

Usually the main cause of us having sore hands is an over-enthusiastic sewing marathon, but today we’re busy packing up these sewing bundles to post out to new subscribers. Subscribe today and not only will you get a monthly dose of sewing inspiration straight to your front door each issue, but we’ll send you this bundle of essential… Continue reading