Errata – the cat cape in issue 9

In Simply Sewing magazine issue 9, there was an omission with the scale used for the hood of the cat cape pattern. You will need to increase the scale of the template in the magazine by 140%. For your ease we have also produced a new template, which you can download by clicking here and which… Continue reading

5 secret sewing shops in London you need to visit

Leigh Metcalf, author of London Stitch & Knit (Black Dog Publishing), lets us in on her top five hidden-away fabric-shopping haunts in the UK capital…

Friday Frock: Deer & Doe’s Arum dress

Deer & Doe Dress Pattern

Our favourite frock of the week…Deer & Doe’s Arum dress.

Simply Sewing issue 9

Seasonal treats, ahoy! Make kitchen brights for autumn living, refashion a jumper into a skirt, learn how to sew with elastic and learn Great British Sewing Bee star Chinelo Bally’s freehand cutting method this month. Don’t forget your free gift this issue: a pair of polka dot knickers.

Simply Sewing issue 9 templates

Download the sewing patterns for Simply Sewing now! Get the full instructions for the sewing patterns in issue 9, out now.

The Handmade Christmas Fair

Simply Sewing readers get £7.50 off tickets to The Handmade Christmas Fair 20-22 November with our discount code. Get crafting in time for Christmas at The Handmade Christmas Fair, full to the brim with opportunities to buy, make, and learn from some of the finest crafters around.

Meet the designer: Kirsty Hartley

Kirsty Hartley is best known for her charming children’s clothing line, Wild Things, which is as much adored by parents as it is the lucky little ones who get to wear her clothes (jealous, us?).

Simply Sewing 8 pattern correction

Whoops! We missed a pattern piece for the shirt dress project on the pattern sheet included with Simply Sewing issue 8…

Simply Sewing issue 8 templates

Download the sewing patterns for Simply Sewing now! Get the full instructions in Simply Sewing issue 8.

Simply Sewing issue 8

With the cooler months heading our way, it’s time for some new season sewing! We’ve filled issue 8 with projects to brighten up autumn days and bridge the seasonal wardrobe gap, including an exciting new sew along series. Here’s a peek at what’s inside…