Skills boost: How to clean your sewing machine

How to service your sewing machine

They’re our most trusty and valued piece of kit, and as we sew more and more with our chosen sewing machine, we get to know it intimately! From it’s best tricks to it’s not-so-happy quirks, each machine is different, but they all need regular maintenance for us to get the best results from them. So today we’re… Continue reading

Know your sewing machine needles

Know your sewing machine needles

Our Sewing machine skills series continues with our guide to finding the right needles for your sewing machine. Fitting the right needle is a must for smooth stitching. Different fabrics and different stitch styles can benefit greatly from a spot of careful needle selection. Read on to find all you need to know about selecting the best type… Continue reading

How to use a sewing machine

How to use a sewing machine

We’re excited to get started with the first post in our Machine Sewing Skills series! This week we’re getting started with some guides for complete beginners. This is for you if you’ve got a machine but aren’t sure where to begin. Read on to find out how to use a sewing machine step by step – prepare to… Continue reading

Meet the designer: Sew Crafty

We chat about all things sewing with Samantha Claridge from Sew Crafty, and find out about the inspiration behind her wear-with-anything shift dress pattern free with Simply Sewing issue 13…

Dressmaking patterns for beginners by Bluegingerdoll

Dressmaking patterns for beginners, ahoy! Channel your inner screen siren with this beautiful 1940s inspired blouse from Bluegingerdoll.