Simply Sewing meets: Great British Sewing Bee’s Tom Holmes

“He was robbed!” We were crying out at our TV, on learning that the Bee’s first evictee this year was Tom (aka the smiley one with a flair for flamboyant fabrics).

Sewing Quarter TV celebrates 2nd birthday

John & Natasha Sewing Quarter TV

Did we mention, we have a sister TV channel? Well we do and it’s pretty cool! Sewing Quarter is the only TV channel dedicated to all things sewing, and they’re about to turn 2 in style! This week will see 6 days of celebrations to mark two years since they first launched.

The Staple Tee

SS52 staple tee website

Say hello to the simplest project you’ll ever sew! This beginner-friendly Staple Tee sewing pattern can be made as a tee or dress for everyday wear.

The Kitty Pinafore

SS52 kitty pattern shop

Make a new favourite for your little one’s everyday wardrobe with this sweet girls pinafore sewing pattern in sizes six months to seven years.

The Adele Dress

Hello, new fave frock! Make a versatile dress for your autumn wardrobe with The Adele Dress sewing pattern in UK sizes 6–20, featuring simple-style sleeves and a midi or knee length. This dress sewing pattern has an easy-to-sew kimono sleeves (make them with no fiddly setting-in, yay!), plus pockets, a pleated waist and V-neckline. As… Continue reading

Simply Sewing meets the Great British Sewing Bee’s Esme Young

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With judge May Martin making a surprise departure from The Great British Sewing Bee, it was announced in February that Esme Young was to join Patrick Grant in casting an eye over the sewists’ creations in GBSB series 4. Co-founder of cutting-edge clothing label Swanky Modes in the 1980s and creator of some of the… Continue reading

The Mia Set

Simply Sewing Mia dress and top sewing pattern

Sew the statement sleeve trend with The Mia Set sewing pattern in UK sizes 6-20, a 1960s-inspired shift dress and top with fluted and flared sleeve styles to mix and match. This summer is all about the sleeve! Flared, fluted, floaty, pleated, ruffled, cold-shoulder, bell-shaped, bow-adorned – all the gorgeous sleeve styles we’ve spotted on… Continue reading

Issue 52 Hooded Bath Towel Pattern Instructions

Oops, we noticed that the hooded towel in issue 52 had a missing pattern piece. Follow the instructions below to create the hood pattern. Making the hood template Step one: Draw a rectangle measuring 22x32cm (9x13in). Step two: Along the short edge make a mark 13cm (5in) in from the left-hand edge. Step three: Along… Continue reading

The Lola Dress

Lola Dress sewing pattern

Update your summer wardrobe with The Lola Dress sewing pattern in UK sizes 6 to 20. Sew your Lola dress as a maxi frock with simple spaghetti straps or elegant off-the-shoulder sleeves. The summer months are all about chilled-out picnics in the park, days on the beach, and get-togethers in the garden – and we’ll be wearing… Continue reading

Pattern download for issue 52

Issue 52 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 52 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Note: these pattern sheets don’t include The Staple Tee and Kitty Pinafore… Continue reading