How to make fabric paper chains

How to make fabric paper chains

This clever twist on the traditional paperchain by Jennie Jones will adorn your home with seasonal cheer. Read our step-by-step guide…

How to make origami stars from fabric scraps

Christmas stars fabric

Whip up Anna Alicia’s origami star baubles for your Christmas tree – we’re here to show you how! All you need is a  little clever folding and weaving and a few strips of fabric from your stash to create handmade decorations this holiday season. Anna’s used Dashwood Studios fabric to shape her stars from frosty prints but this… Continue reading

Easy-sew Christmas tree advent calendar

SS49 Christmas tree advent calendar

Kids will love Kirsty Hartley’s tree advent calendar, with detachable shapes for them to decorate it with sparkles, stars and pom noms galore! When we first came up with the idea of an interactive advent calendar for our new issue, we knew straight away who to call! Kirsty Hartley is our go-to-gal for bright and… Continue reading

Issue 48’s Handmade Christmas template downloads

Issue 48 has hit the shops, grab your copy today! You can download the free christmas sewing templates and patterns from issue 48’s Handmade Christmas project book to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Download your Handmade Christmas sewing templates here: CLICK HERE… Continue reading

How to sew a tablet holder

How to make an iPad holder

Let’s face it, last minute gift shopping can be a bit stressful. Why rush around the shops when you can whip up a quick gift from your fabric stash? We’re here to help!

How to sew bowties

How to make bowties

Still have a few people to get gifts sorted for in the coming week? We’re bringing you a series of last-minute DIY gift ideas using just one or two fat quarters from your stash! Let’s get started with these easy-sew bowties by Jennie Jones. Add a touch of pizzazz to your outfit with these geek-inspired bow tie… Continue reading

Win ‘Merry & Bright’ Threaders fabric

SSM35 win Threaders Merry & Bright fabric

Get your handmade Christmas off to a flying start with Threaders’ new Merry & Bright fabrics collection. We’ve got 4 bundles featuring all eight fabrics (worth over £60 each) up for grabs.

Simply Sewing issue 23

Simply Sewing magazine issue 23 cover large

We’ve filled issue 23 with simple ways you can use fabric to add a little home-sewn sparkle to your home and wardrobe, from the ultimate party dress to quick-stitch decorations. Here’s a peek at what’s inside… grab your copy today and join us in some seasonal sewing.