Simply Sewing issue 20 templates

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Download the sewing patterns for Simply Sewing now! Get the full instructions for the sewing patterns in issue 20.

Simply Sewing issue 20

When we’re not stitching in our sewing room, we can often be found baking something yummy in the kitchen! So we’re celebrating our second favourite hobby with retro kitchen accessories in Simply Sewing issue 20, along with a delicious batch of new sewing skills to master, makes for the kids and summery garments to sew… Continue reading

Know your fabric types

Know your fabric

While fabric shopping is one of life’s greatest pleasures (FACT), the sheer variety of dressmaking fabric available can sometimes be a tad daunting when you’re trying to figure out the right type for your next project. Start foraging for different fabrics and a world of discovery awaits you, and we’re here to help. We’ve put together a handy Know Your… Continue reading

Join the Big Vintage Sewalong

We’re self-confessed pattern-hoarders of vintage dress making patterns here at Simply Sewing HQ. If you share our love of fashions from yesteryear, we’ve got the perfect idea for your next project – go retro! The McCall Pattern Company are running a Big Vintage Sewalong this summer, and it’s going to be great fun. They’re calling on sewists everywhere to share the vintage… Continue reading

Save £££ on your monthly sewing fix

Subscribe to Simply Sewing magazine

Have you seen this month’s great offer for new subscribers? For this month only you can get 5 issues of Simply Sewing magazine for a humble fiver, with our thrifty offer for new subscribers! We’ll even come straight to your door each month so you can enjoy fresh ideas with fabric, free patterns and bonus… Continue reading

Cotton + Chalk new pattern out now!

We’re thrilled to reveal the second design in the Cotton + Chalk range – currently making it’s debut as a free dressmaking pattern with issue 19 of Simply Sewing. Pack a breezy boho dress for your summer break with The Olivia Dress, in sizes 6-20 and featuring two flattering length options. Pattern no. 02 in the collection is this summer dress… Continue reading

History of fashion series: the 1910s

The 1910s was a dynamic era for fashion, with plenty to inspire the modern-day maker. Things were changing rapidly, with women’s fight for the vote, the early days of modernism in art – and, of course, the looming First World War, which was to change society forever.

Simply Sewing issue 19

Simply Sewing issue 19

If we can sew it ourselves, we will! That’s why we’ve packed Simply Sewing issue 19 with lots of handmade loveliness for your home, wardrobe and little ones, from swoon-worthy sewing room accessories to a roarsome dino plushie.

Simply Sewing issue 19 templates

Simply Sewing issue 19

Download the sewing patterns for Simply Sewing now! Get the full instructions for the sewing patterns in issue 19. Here are the downloads: Download the pattern sheet to make the boy’s shirt, dinosaur toy, luggage tag, lazy daisy stitch hoop, pennant flag and pincushion. Download the templates page to make the boy’s shirt and box garden.  

The Rosie Dress

The Rosie Dress OOS

The first pattern in Simply Sewing’s new Cotton + Chalk collection, The Rosie Dress is a versatile tea dress with a flattering V-neckline and gathered waistline. The Rosie Dress is a style you’ll want to make again and again thanks to its flattering fit and versatile design. It can be sewn up with or without… Continue reading