Sweet dreams: quick-sew sleep mask DIY

Make Jennie Jones’ quick-sew piped sleep mask and bag in an afternoon (and still have time for a nap). We’ll show you how…

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…

How to sew a bow clutch

How to sew a bow clutch bag

Whip up a bow-detail clutch bag using a contemporary geometric print in two colourways. Jennie Jones is here to show you how to whip up this quick gift idea…

The Overnight Bag

The Overnight Bag sewing pattern

Learn bag-making skills with this easy-make bag sewing pattern. Pack all the essentials for a weekend away in this roomy bag with a secure zip fastening, durable webbing straps, pockets and piped detailing for a professional finish. Buy issue 34 of Simply Sewing today Check out our free sewing tutorials in our How to sew section Top up… Continue reading

The Betsy Tote

The betsy tote bag sewing pattern

Made in Liberty fabric and featuring webbing straps and four pockets, The Betsy is the perfect combination of practical and pretty (and includes a matching purse, too!). When the sun comes out, so does our sewing machine, ready to play with our stash of Liberty florals! As much as we love spending time at our… Continue reading

Fast Fat Quarter: How to sew an infinity scarf

how to sew an infinity scarf

To celebrate two years of Simply Sewing magazine, we’re sharing some of our favourite Fast Fat Quarter projects from our past issues with you in this new web series. To kick start the series, we’re showing you how to sew an infinity scarf, designed by Jessica Entwistle. The simple tube scarf is the perfect project… Continue reading

Fast Fat Quarter: How to make headbands

How to sew head bands

Slick back your tresses with Jennie Jones’ pretty two-way hairband made in eight simple steps. We’ll talk you through everything you need to know for how to make headbands in this quick and easy tutorial. This free sewing project is part of our Fast Fat Quarter series of quick and easy sewing projects using just one or… Continue reading

Fast Fat Quarter: how to sew a bento bag

How to sew a bento bag

We loved last night’s international-themed Great British Sewing Bee… the fabrics! The peplums! The harem pants! It’s got us in the mood for a spot of sewing with an international twist, so we’re sharing this free bento bag tutorial with you. It’s the first in our Fast Fat Quarter web series. 

The City Shopper

City Shopper bag

Run your weekend errands in style with this spacious shopper featuring four pockets, a sturdy faux leather strap, contrast lining and decorative patchwork panel. This easy bag sewing pattern is the perfect project to practise your bag making skills. The City Shopper bag sewing pattern **SOLD OUT** Issue 25, Simply Sewing magazine, £6.99 Skills: Learn the basics… Continue reading

The Refashioners 2016: sew an appliqué lunch bag

How to refashion a denim lunch bag

Each week for a month, we’re sharing a bonus denim upcycling project here on the blog as part of The Refashioners 2016. It’s back-to-school time, so grab an old pair of jeans and sew up this sweet appliquéd lunch bag by Jessica Entwistle – it’ll only take an afternoon!