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. Have you got your hands one issue 34 of Simply Sewing magazine yet? Check out our free sewing tutorials… 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

The City Shopper bag sewing pattern

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 Issue 25, Simply Sewing magazine, £6.99 Skills: Learn the basics of bag-making… 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!

How to turn jeans into baby bibs

How to sew baby bibs

We’ve been inspired by The Refashioners 2016 challenge this summer to snip, rip and refashion our beloved old pairs of jeans into new sewing projects. To mark this year’s challenge of #jeanius, we’re going to share our best of Simply Sewing’s denim upcycling projects here on the blog over the coming weeks. To get us started, turn… Continue reading

The Weekend Tote

The Weekend Tote Bag sewing pattern

This roomy quilted tote bag has a sturdy strap, secure zip fastening and four pockets for keeping all the essentials to hand when you’re out and about. Our easy bag sewing pattern is the perfect excuse to learn bag-making skills, and is lined and quilted for practical finish. This pattern is sold out. It was originally available… Continue reading

Tatty Devine necklace giveaway

Sewing machine tatty devine necklace

Jewellery swoon! Tatty Devine’s new sewing-themed collection includes this retro sewing machine necklace – and we’ve got one to give away to a lucky reader! To enter, simply fill in your details here. Be sure to check out the range over at www.tattydevine.com, too – just don’t blame us if you find yourself adding the whole set… Continue reading