The Drape Cardigan

The Drape Cardigan pattern shop

Stitch a stylish and versatile cover-up to take you from winter to spring with The Drape Cardigan sewing pattern in UK sizes 6-20, including two length and collar options to try…

Sew yourself cosy with issue 39

We might be dreaming of sewing summer frocks, but the weather has other ideas! So we’ve filled issue 39 with cosy makes that’ll keep you warm and stylish now, and new-season updates to kick-start your spring sewing too. Take a peek inside the issue…

Issue 39’s downloads

Issue 39 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates from issue 39 to print out at home. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Note: these pattern sheets don’t include The Drape Cardigan – this pattern is only available… Continue reading

Win kits from The Makery

The Makery craft kits

Ahh, craft kits – everything you need in one tidy package, with inspiration and instructions to boot. What’s not to like? Enter our giveaway for your chance to win a set of crafty kits from The Makery.

6 stash-boosting dressmaking sets to give away

Dressmaking essentials giveaway

We’ve got six stash essentials bundles up for grabs including interfacings and dressmaking shears. Read on to enter…

Relax with a spot of mindful embroidery

Mini mandala hygge copy

You won’t often hear us say this but… put down your sewing machines! Hand sewing is the perfect way to soothe away the January days. This free embroidery pattern for a Winter Solstice mandala is a great way to get started…

The Alice Dress

Simply Sewing issue 38 Alice Dress sewing pattern38 Alice Dress sewing pattern

Give your skills a boost and learn to sew with knits with The Alice Dress in UK sizes 6-20, a faux-wrap jersey dress with two sleeve and skirt lengths.

The Bea Blouse

The Bea Blouse sewing pattern

Sew a chic new style for your everyday wardrobe with The Bea Blouse sewing pattern. This vintage-inspired shift top with has a bow detail and two sleeve lengths.

The Gym Bag

Learn bag making skills with our gym bag sewing pattern. Pack everything you need for a workout (or your next weekend away) in this roomy duffle…

Kick-start your 2018 sewing plans with issue 38, out now!

Our New Year’s resolution is an easy one: to spend more time at our sewing machine! We’ve got lots of handmade loveliness planned for the coming year, from jersey dresses and chic blouses to gym essentials and quick-sew accessories to freshen up our space. Get inspired and take a peek inside issue 38 below. Get your copy today… Continue reading