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

Finding inspiration for your sewing

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