Win 3 metres of Seasalt fabric

Seasalt fabric patternless hem skirt

In case you  haven’t got your hands on a copy yet, issue 34 of Simply Sewing includes Jennie Jones’ guide to how to sew this swishy midi skirt with handkerchief hem…

The Drop Set

Simply sewing drop set sewing pattern

Update your weekend wardrobe with Made it Patterns’ Drop Set, a casual knit dress or tunic top in UK sizes 6-18 with a flattering asymmetric shape.

The Zara Dress

SS31 Zara dress sewing pattern sold out

The Zara Dress sewing pattern from Cotton + Chalk is the perfect throw-on-and-go sun dress that’ll take you from beach to bar (or from park to barbecue if you’re enjoying a staycation this summer!). The pattern features a feminine cross-over skirt with a high-low hemline, an easy-wear elastic waist and two neckline and back bodice… Continue reading

How to sew a corset

How to sew a corset MAIN

We’re feeling the love this month, after researching our feature on sewists who made their own wedding dresses in issue 30. If it’s given you a taste for making your own DIY dress, try you hand at including couture techniques into your gown with this free corset sewing pattern and online workshop from Corset Academy. While first met Tatiana Kozorovitsky, who… Continue reading

The Jenny Dress

The Jenny Dress sold out

Come rain or shine, whatever the season or occasion, we’ll choose to wear jersey if we can! Comfortable, flattering and available in a myriad of tempting colours and prints, this versatile fabric is a staple of both our sewing stash and our handmade wardrobe. Sew mix and match jersey staples with The Fold Line‘s two-in-one Jenny… Continue reading

The Nina Dress

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

The Granville Skirt

SSM25 Granville Skirt pattern shop sold out

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 Audrey Dress

SSM24 The Audrey Dress pattern shop sold out

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.