10 top tips for sewing with lightweight fabrics

Sew Over It sewalong

Are you joining in with this month’s Florence dress sewalong? We’re so excited to be the first to feature the new pattern from Sew Over It. As Florence is best-suited to fluid fabrics with plenty of drape, we’ve asked the team at Sew Over It to share their tips for how to get better results from lighter fabrics. Scroll down on to read more… Join the Florence… Continue reading

How to sew a corset

How to sew a corset MAIN

We’re feeling the love this month, after researching our feature on sewists who made their own wedding dresses in issue 30. If it’s given you a taste for making your own DIY dress, try you hand at including couture techniques into your gown with this free corset sewing pattern and online workshop from Corset Academy. While first met Tatiana Kozorovitsky, who… Continue reading

5 things to look forward to at The Great British Sewing Bee Live

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We’re seriously missing our Great British Sewing Bee fix. This time last year we were following the twists and turns of the most stressful sewing room in the UK, but this year’s show is in pause until plans are confirmed for 2018. So we’re pretty happy that the show’s organisers are throwing a massive GBSB… Continue reading

DIY wrap dress tutorial

Infinity Dress - free dress sewing pattern

Twist it, drape it, tie it… one dress, countless ways to wear it, and we’re here to show you how to sew it! Portia Lawrie has designed this convertible wrap dress tutorial for a clever multi-style frock that makes party dressing a doddle. Read on to find out how it’s done…

Sewalong with us… & win fabric!

Sew Over It sewalong

Be the first to sew Sew Over It‘s latest pattern with our summer Sewalong! We’re thrilled to be featuring the Florence maxi dress in the latest issue of Simply Sewing magazine – in a two-part sewalong, starting in issue 30. Florence won’t officially be available from the Sew Over It collection until later this year, so to celebrate her making an early… Continue reading

Win tickets to The Great British Sewing Bee Live

Patrick, Esme and some of your favourite contestants from four seasons of the Bee will be sharing their skills at The Great British Sewing Bee Live on 21st-24th September in London, with over 250 workshops from the likes of Chinelo Bally, Angeline Murphy, Tracey Symonds and Jade Earley (and the Simply Sewing team, too!). Fancy going?… Continue reading

Download your issue 30 free sewing patterns & templates

Issue 30 has hit the shops, with 3 free gifts – grab your copy today! If you don’t want to cut up your pattern sheet, you can download your free templates from issue 30 to print at home.

Sew a stylish summer with issue 30

We’re so lucky to have a hobby that fills up every corner of our lives with handmade goodness, from gorgeous frocks to on-trend furnishings and fun makes for the kids. You really can’t beat the satisfaction that comes with being able to say “I made that!”. So we’ve packed issue 30 with projects to sew… Continue reading

Win a £250 shopping spree at Stoff & Stil!

Win £250 Stoff & Still voucher

There’s something so inspiring about a well-stocked sewing stash – we love spending an afternoon looking through our collection of ribbons, trims and fabrics and dreaming up our next project. Stoff & Stil is one of our favourite places to shop online for sewing supplies, so we’re giving away a £250 voucher to spend online… Continue reading

The Lily Dress

The Cotton + Chalk Lily Dress sewing pattern

As soon as the sun peeks out from behind the clouds, we start dreaming up our me-made summer holiday wardrobe – we’re thinking floaty maxi frocks and easy-to-wear styles, with details to mix and match so we can sew up different versions (when we find a summer dress sewing pattern we love, we can never… Continue reading