Win 2 Megan Nielsen sewing patterns

Megan Nielsen sewing patterns

Every wardrobe needs versatile summer staples like the new Flint and Rowan patterns from Megan Nielsen. Flint can be made as wide-leg cropped trousers or shorts, while the Rowan bodysuit or tee has three necklines and sleeves to pick from. Get sewing and choose between printed or PDF patterns over at megannielsen.com. How to enter Fill in… Continue reading

The Nina Dress

The Nina dress sewing pattern

Sew a new spring staple with Cotton + Chalk’s The Nina Dress sewing pattern, a classic shirt dress in sizes 6-20 with optional design details for you to mix and match. With spring on its way, this dress will see you through to summer and beyond, from work to weekend – just add a smart jacket,… Continue reading

How to sew a circle cape: inspired by GBSB

Episode two of The Great British Sewing Bee saw the sewists tackle tricky childrenswear (and get in a right mess over gussets in the process!). The highlight of the episode was the final wool cape challenge, which inspired us to get stitching up our own swishy circle cape. There’s no pattern needed for this project,… Continue reading

The Granville Skirt

SSM25 Granville Skirt sewing pattern

The Granville Skirt sewing pattern by Wendy Ward is a collaboration between Simply Sewing magazine, MIY Collection and Cico books. It’s the latest in our series of easy sewing patterns and has a simple-sew wrap style with an A-line shape and button fastening. If you’ve ever wondered how to sew a skirt, this is a… Continue reading

The Refashioners 2016: How to make a denim skirt

How to refashion a denim skirt

Transform old jeans into a new wardrobe staple with our step-by-step tutorial for how to make a denim skirt by Jessica Entwistle. Each week for a month, we’re sharing a bonus denim upcycling project here on the blog as part of The Refashioners 2016. Whip up this panelled skirt for summer from a pair of unloved jeans – we’ll show you… Continue reading

The Audrey Dress

The Audrey Dress sewing pattern

We’re taking style tips from screen icon Audrey Hepburn with her namesake dress sewing pattern: The Audrey Dress. This vintage-style pattern is a classic frock with a cinched-in waist, swishy pleated skirt and hem band detail. We think Audrey would approve! At this time of year, we love spending cosy evenings in curled up in… Continue reading

The Katie Dress

The Katie Dress

Sew a sophisticated party look with The Katie Dress by Cotton + Chalk in sizes 6-20, with a feminine sweetheart neckline and two sleeve options. We do love a good party dress sewing pattern! Not only do we get to show off our sewing skills with a fabulous handmade dress, but we get to have… Continue reading

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.

Colour Stories: Red

Welcome to our new blog series all about one of our favourite things: colour. We’re going take a look at the histories and mysteries of every colour of the rainbow — plus one or two more – and reveal what to stitch right now.

The Overture Set

The Overture Set sewing pattern

This summery debut design by Storybook Patterns can be made as either a floaty dress or blouse. Based on a trapeze silhouette, it features a fitted bodice, back pleat, dropped hem and classic collar. It’s the perfect summer wardrobe addition. This easy top & dress sewing pattern comes with step-by-step instructions and is free with the issue 20 of Simply Sewing magazine)…. Continue reading