Simply Sewing loves: party metallics

If you’ve picked up your copy of our latest issue, you’ll know that we love a good party at Simply Sewing HQ – the more glitz, the better! We just couldn’t resist getting our sewing machines out and stitching up fabulous party makes – in candy-hued fabrics with touches of gold for maximum glam-factor. It’s… Continue reading

History of fashion series: the 1990s

Welcome to our new history of fashion blog series, in which we’ll be rummaging through more than a century of styles to inspire today’s stitchers.

Simply Sewing issue 11

In Simply Sewing issue 11, we’re putting on the glitz with decorations, party-worthy outfits and gorgeous gifts galore.

Simply Sewing issue 11 templates

Download the sewing patterns for Simply Sewing now! Get the full instructions for the sewing patterns in issue 11, out now.

Know-how: what to look for when buying a sewing machine

With so many makes and models on the market, buying a sewing machine can be a daunting process. That’s why we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you on your way…

Free sewing patterns: How to make a pom pom necklace

A great conversation starter, these little pom pom necklaces only look better with wear, as their edges get tatty. Make a bunch and thread them all together!

Friday Frock: Colette’s Dahlia dress

Our favourite frock of the week…Colette’s Dahlia dress.

Simply Sewing issue 10

Winter is our favourite time of year for sewing – we’re only too glad to take shelter from the cold and cosy up front of our sewing machines! And, because the season of sewing (as winter shall now be known) is now upon us, we’ve not only packed Simply Sewing issue 10 with fun makes,… Continue reading

Simply Sewing issue 10 templates

Download the sewing patterns for Simply Sewing now! Get the full instructions for the sewing patterns in issue 10, out now. Here are the downloads: • Use this pattern sheet to sew all the festive makes, a bow tie or collar for your dog, two drum pouffes and the upcycled denim stocking. • Full-sized templates from inside this issue. Simply Sewing 10,… Continue reading

Meet our cover star!

Chinelo and Charlie

We’re loving having Chinelo Bally as our cover star for issue 9, and featuring a one-off exclusive pattern from the GBSB star in the magazine. Chinelo’s stunning batwing top is a fabulous introduction to freehand cutting and takes just a couple of hours to make.