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

12 days of Simply Christmas… is coming to town!

12 days of Simply Christmas

In case you’ve missed it, Simply Christmas magazine is our sister title that’s packed with crafty ideas for your perfect Christmas. They’re the UK’s best-selling Christmas magazine and, in association with Janome,  they’re offering you a dozen fabulous craft projects – for free this month!

The British Craft Awards 2018 – cast your vote

British Crafts Awards 2018

The nominations are in and the voting is now open – it’s time for the British Craft Awards 2018! This year there are 30 awards to be won, in the categories of Sewing, Quilting, Cross Stitch, Papercraft, Knitting and Crochet. The Sewing category has five awards up for grabs, so check through the lists of nominees and cast your votes… Continue reading

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Tell us what you think! Over £700 of sewing goodies up for grabs…

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We make Simply Sewing for you, so want to know if we’re filling our pages with what you want to read! If you’ve read our magazine then we want to hear from you. What you think about our features and projects? Tell us more about your sewing habits… with your help we can make the magazine YOU want to read. We’ve arranged for some… Continue reading

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Share your love of sewing! Amazon vouchers up for grabs

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We can feel it in the air, can you? We’ve filled our latest issue 36 with me-made gift ideas to treat your friends and family this Christmas, but what do you do for the people who aren’t so suitable for a DIY gift? Fear not, we’re here to help! Much as we’d love to, we’re not wonder… Continue reading

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Issue 36’s free downloads

Issue 36 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates from issue 36 to print out at home. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready!

Get festive with issue 36

Our sewing machine is full speed ahead and whirring away to the sound of festive tunes as we get ready for Christmas. Sew your perfect party frock with The Esme Dress, make quick gifts for the whole family, deck the halls in handmade with our bonus Christmas Makes project book, and update your winter wardrobe

Win a £250 Dragonfly Fabrics bundle

Dragonfly Fabrics

Just think of all the amazing things you could make with this bumper bundle of goodies from our pals at Dragonfly Fabrics! Included in this dream sewing prize is a stack of fabrics (jersey, chambray, viscose, Japanese cotton prints and linen, to pick out just a few), plus a Named Clothing sewing pattern and Cosy Winter… Continue reading

5 Tilda cottage kits to be won

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We’re super excited about the new Tilda Cottage collection – have you seen our 3D Christmas tree made with it in issue 36?. To celebrate its launch we’ve teamed up with Groves to give away Tilda Cottage prizes worth over £50 each, to five lucky readers. Each winner will receive a Tilda Santa or Tilda Stocking… Continue reading