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

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, £6.99 Skills: Learn the basics of bag-making Add lining for… Continue reading

The Weekend Tote

The Weekend 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. Get the pattern free with issue 21 of Simply… Continue reading

Finding inspiration for your sewing

Nicki Trench shares her current obsession, inspiration and the best tip for fabric shopping