Ho ho sew! How to make an advent calendar

How to sew an advent calendar

Make the days running up to Christmas even more exciting with this merry and bright house advent calendar! Sewing your own is a great way to create a new family heirloom that will last for years and become a firm favourite part of childrens’ festive rituals! This free sewing tutorial was created by Rebecca Reid… Continue reading

Sweet dreams: quick-sew sleep mask DIY

Make Jennie Jones’ quick-sew piped sleep mask and bag in an afternoon (and still have time for a nap). We’ll show you how…

Shore Thing: how to sew sea life plushies

How to sew seashore plushies

This month sees this summer’s Sew a Softie sewalong. We couldn’t resist joining in the fun so we’re sharing Samantha Stas’ trio of plushie keyrings with you. Read on for our step-by-step instructions and sew your own set of under-the-sea softies… Find out more about Sew a Softie  How to sew robot softies How to sew a fabric alphabet “Sew… Continue reading

Liberate your fabric stash with our Fat Quarter Collection!

Fat Quarter collection cover

If, like us, your fabric collection is growing faster than you can sew it, we’re here to help! We’ve gathered together our favourite fat quarter projects from the Simply Sewing archives and packaged them all up in a brand new magazine. We’re proud to reveal that our brand new Fat Quarter Collection is on sale today!

Sew your own pinwheels

How to make fabric pinwheels

These quick-to-sew DIY pinwheels are a fun toy for kids, and they’ll look great displayed in your home too. This project was designed by Sammy Claridge from Sew Crafty. It’s a taster of our fat quarter projects, which are perfect for beginners. To see more like this, check out our Fast Fat Quarter blog series of easy sewing… Continue reading

DIY fabric pom poms tutorial

DIY fabric pom poms

Welcome to the first of today’s virtual birthday party projects! We’ve made our party playlist, sorted out our venue (we’ll hosting our birthday bash here on the blog, and over on our Facebook, Instagram & Twitter feeds all day today), and now it’s time to decorate… Read on for Rebecca Reid’s free tutorial for how… Continue reading

How to sew fabric letters

How to sew fabric letters

Spruce up shelves and surfaces with these nifty DIY fabric letters! We’ll talk you through how to sew letters, step-by-step, with this easy tutorial by Rebecca Reid. This free project is a taster from our special collection of 101 Home Sewing Ideas – featuring the best of Simply Sewing‘s home sewing projects from our archive, hand picked by… Continue reading

Fast Fat Quarter: how to sew a bento bag

How to sew a bento bag

We loved last night’s international-themed Great British Sewing Bee… the fabrics! The peplums! The harem pants! It’s got us in the mood for a spot of sewing with an international twist, so we’re sharing this free bento bag tutorial with you. It’s the first in our Fast Fat Quarter web series. 

The Refashioners 2016: sew an appliqué lunch bag

How to refashion a denim lunch bag

Each week for a month, we’re sharing a bonus denim upcycling project here on the blog as part of The Refashioners 2016. It’s back-to-school time, so grab an old pair of jeans and sew up this sweet appliquéd lunch bag by Jessica Entwistle – it’ll only take an afternoon!

How to make scissor keeps

How to make scissor keeps

Are we the only ones that somehow constantly lose our favourite fabric scissors? We’ve come up with the perfect way to keep your scissors safe (and prevent well-meaning family members from accidentally using them to cut wrapping paper or sellotape) – by making a stylish scissor keep to store them in style! Read on to find our step-by-step tutorial for how to… Continue reading