Download issue 55’s patterns

Issue 55 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 55 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 Leila Dress, The Kelham Skirt… Continue reading

Get summer ready with issue 55!

Whatever adventures your summer brings, make sure you fit in some quality sewing time! We’ve filled issue 55 with easy-sew wardrobe and home updates with a summery vibe (including 3 paper patterns!), from a jersey wrap dress and staple A-line skirt to a fold-up tote (perfect for picnics!) and boho bedroom makeover.

The Leila Dress

The Leila Dress sewing pattern

Sew your new favourite summer dress! The Leila Dress is a comfy T-shirt style sewing pattern with a tie belt and faux wrap detail for easy wear.

Win a Janome Sewing Machine

SS55 competition 2

Enter today for your chance to win a brand new Janome M200 QDC computerised sewing machine.

Win Knit Fabrics worth £120

Simply Sewing issue 55 competition

Win an amazing £120 bundle beautiful jersey fabrics from Girl Charlee. Think of all the dresses and tops you could make with this lot!

All hail Juliet! Meet this year’s Great British Sewing Bee winner

The Great British Sewing Bee

Phew we’re still recovering from last night’s Great British Sewing Bee final. No YOU shed a tear when 34-year-old Juliet Uzor scooped this year’s crown. After wowing us with 8 weeks of ridiculous next-level sewing, she’s definitely earned the Queen Bee prize. We meet up with Juliet to talk about her time on the show…

Beginner’s Guide to Toy Making

Beginners Guide to Toymaking

Make your own toys for yourself or as gifts for loved ones big and small with the Beginner’s Guide to Toy Making, a fabulous collection of projects by designer and maker, Jo Carter.

How to insert an invisible zip

True to their name, invisible zips are barely visible from the right side of the garment and so are ideal for giving dresses and skirts a neat finish. Follow these steps and we’ll show you how to insert a visible zip into your next project.

14 ways to sew the looks you’ve seen on Great British Sewing Bee 2019

How to make a circle skirt

We’ve seen wriggle dresses, pussy bow blouses, marvellous maxis and kids fancy dress… if you’re itching to stitch the garments you’ve seen on screen during the Great British Sewing Bee season 5, read on…

Your Guide to The Great British Sewing Bee 2019: Episode Guide

The Great British Sewing Bee final

Have you seen it yet? Read on for Great British Sewing Bee final recap, and don’t worry if you missed a week of the series. Catch up with all of the highlights from each week with our episode recaps below.