Mindful making: 5 ways to slow down and stitch

Mini mandala hygge copy

It’s no secret that here on the Simply Sewing team we are passionate about the power of sewing to soothe away the stresses and strains of daily life. Here are a few ideas for ways to slow down and stitch this Winter…

Who gets your vote?

Sewing thread spools

The 2019 British Craft Awards are open for voting! Now’s your chance to show some love to the brands, designers and shops who brighten up your sewing space…

DIY Halloween costumes: 12 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?  Here are our favourite DIY costume ideas for children and grown ups for the spooky season…

How to make a monster halloween costume for kids (in just one evening)

How to make a monster costume

Patch up your little monster’s worn jeans with Jessica Entwistle’s tutorial for a quick-sew Halloween costume idea.

How to use a sewing pattern: beginners’ guide

How to use sewing patterns

So you’re new to dressmaking and you’ve treated yourself to your first ever sewing pattern! Now what do you do with it? From cutting and joining the pieces, to understanding the markings and knowing how much fabric to buy, our essential guide is here to help.

Ho ho sew! How to make an advent calendar

How to sew an advent calendar

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for sewing fun and festive additions to this year’s Christmas decorations! Whip up this easy advent calendar to add a home-sewn touch to your countdown…

The Meghan Dress

SS48 The Meghan Dress sewing pattern

Sew a show-stopper with the Meghan party dress sewing pattern. Make her in slinky knit fabric, with two lengths and a chic cross-over neckline detail.

Dressmaking basics: How to adjust a sewing pattern to fit

How to measure yourself

Welcome to week 2 in our Sewing School series of essential dressmaking guides for beginners. This week, find out how to adjust a pattern to fit your measurements perfectly.

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Dashwood Boho Meadow range

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Issue 48’s Handmade Christmas template downloads

Issue 48 has hit the shops, grab your copy today! You can download the free christmas sewing templates and patterns from issue 48’s Handmade Christmas project book to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Download your Handmade Christmas sewing templates here: CLICK HERE… Continue reading