DIY fabric pom poms tutorial

DIY fabric pom poms

Welcome to the first of today’s virtual birthday party projects! We’ve made our party playlist, sorted out our venue (we’ll hosting our birthday bash here on the blog, and over on our Facebook, Instagram & Twitter feeds all day today), and now it’s time to decorate… Read on for Rebecca Reid’s free tutorial for how… Continue reading

We’re throwing a party!

Simply Sewing party

It doesn’t take much for  us to find an excuse to crack open the bubbly and celebrate our love of sewing… so that’s exactly what we’re doing today. With issue 27 we’re celebrating two years’ of Simply Sewing magazine, and we’re having a (virtual) party today. Come along and join us! If you get our newsletter, you’ll… Continue reading

Fast Fat Quarter: How to sew an infinity scarf

how to sew an infinity scarf

To celebrate two years of Simply Sewing magazine, we’re sharing some of our favourite Fast Fat Quarter projects from our past issues with you in this new web series. To kick start the series, we’re showing you how to sew an infinity scarf, designed by Jessica Entwistle. The simple tube scarf is the perfect project… Continue reading

Fast Fat Quarter: How to make headbands

How to sew head bands

Slick back your tresses with Jennie Jones’ pretty two-way hairband made in eight simple steps. We’ll talk you through everything you need to know for how to make headbands in this quick and easy tutorial. This free sewing project is part of our Fast Fat Quarter series of quick and easy sewing projects using just one or… Continue reading

It’s our birthday! Subscribe & save 50%

Simply Sewing save 50%

Did you know it’s our birthday? Party poppers at the ready – we’re in the party mood! This issue, we’re two years’ old, and we’re celebrating with our best ever offer for new subscribers. Subscribe today and you’ll get your magazines for half the price they’d cost in the shops! Sounds good eh? There’s never been a reason to treat… Continue reading

Fast Fat Quarter: how to make pattern weights

How to sew pattern weights

Cutting out your sewing patterns will be a breeze thanks to these pretty pattern weights by Jennie Jones.Read on for our free tutorial and learn how to make your own pattern weights. All you’ll need is one fat quarter of fabric to get started! This project is part of our Fast Fat Quarter series of… Continue reading

Issue 27’s free patterns

Issue 27 has hit the shops this week, featuring Cotton + Chalk’s Nina Dress, plus 32 other fresh projects for you to sew up this month. Grab your copy today! If you don’t want to cut up your pattern sheet, you can download your free templates from issue 27 to print at home.

Celebrate with us in issue 27

SSM27 cover large

Yay, it’s our birthday! We’re celebrating with handmade treats galore in issue 27, from pretty frocks to party accessories and home updates – and you’re invited! Here’s a peek at what’s inside the issue…

WIN a bumper sewing prize worth £1200

Win Sewing supplies in our bumper birthday competition

To celebrate our second birthday (yay!) we’ve rounded up 12 amazing prizes from our favourite suppliers, worth over £1200, for one lucky reader to win. This is our biggest competition yet − scroll down to enter today to win sewing supplies to keep you busy into 2018 and beyond! Good luck everyone! This awesome sewing prize was dreamt up by our Editor… Continue reading

How to sew a circle cape: inspired by GBSB

Episode two of The Great British Sewing Bee saw the sewists tackle tricky childrenswear (and get in a right mess over gussets in the process!). The highlight of the episode was the final wool cape challenge, which inspired us to get stitching up our own swishy circle cape. There’s no pattern needed for this project,… Continue reading