The City Backpack

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Get exploring with The City Backpack, a practical and stylish backpack to practise your bag making skills on. It’s the perfect size for carrying the essentials on a day out in the city (or anywhere!). 12 Beginner sewing patterns to sew today Check out our free sewing tutorials in our How to sew section When… Continue reading

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

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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

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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. How to sew fabric gift bags Check out our free sewing tutorials in our How to sew section Top… Continue reading

The Betsy Tote

The Betsy Tote 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: DIY quick-sew clutch bag

How to sew a clutch bag

This week we’re buzzing at Simply Sewing HQ! It’s World Craft Week and we’re loving celebrating our love of sewing with fellow sewists around the world. To mark the week’s festivities, we’re launching our My Handmade Wardrobe challenge today. Share a photo of your latest home-sewn creation to our Facebook page and tag it #worldcraftweek and #handmadewardrobe and you… 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

DIY knickers tutorial: inspired by Great British Sewing Bee

How to sew knickers

If you’ve been inspired to sew your own lingerie by episode three of the Great British Sewing Bee, then start with our simple knickers tutorial. Use your brightest fabric, frilliest lace and prettiest ribbon for these beauties!