10 top tips for sewing with lightweight fabrics

Sew Over It sewalong

Are you joining in with this month’s Florence dress sewalong? We’re so excited to be the first to feature the new pattern from Sew Over It. As Florence is best-suited to fluid fabrics with plenty of drape, we’ve asked the team at Sew Over It to share their tips for how to get better results from lighter fabrics. Scroll down on to read more… Join the Florence… Continue reading

Treat yourself! Subscribe & get Liberty fabric

Liberty Fabric fat quarters

Oh happy days! We love this month’s tempting offer for new subscribers – it means we get the excuse to send out the prettiest of post… fabric bundles! And not just any fabric bundles… Liberty fabric bundles! Subscribe today and we’ll send you six gorgeous fat quarters of Liberty fabric, worth £30 if you buy them in the shops. There’s… Continue reading

7 sewing resolutions to make (& keep!)

2017 sewing resolutions

It’s official. The New Year is a great time to up our sewing game. Here at Simply Sewing HQ we’re cutting down on the cakes and replacing calories with quality crafting time. We’re been inspired by this round up of Crafty New Year Resolutions from the Stitchtopia team to draw up list of 7 sewing resolutions that we think we’ll be… Continue reading

Win 12 metres of Girl Charlee fabric

Girl Charlee fabric give-away

We hope you’re all having a lovely Christmas. Here’s a fun fabric giveaway to start your 2017 fabric stash off with a bang! Whenever we’re in need of a quick sewing fix, we reach for knit fabrics – they’re speedy to sew, comfy to wear, and come in an endless array of colours and prints! At… Continue reading

Say hello to issue 24

Simply Sewing issue 24

We’ve just had our first office copies of our brand new issue! Simply Sewing issue 24 goes on sale today (grab your copy today). With this issue, we’re all about trialling new ideas. We always love to bring you free sewing patterns, and this month our cover star The Audrey Dress is our first retro-style free pattern. She’s… Continue reading

Win £200 of Dragonfly Fabrics

Dragonfly fabrics giveaway

When it comes to planning our craft projects, it all starts with beautiful fabrics! Especially where there’s dressmaking involved. We love to keep our fabric stash well stocked with everything from super-soft jersey to slinky satin and drapey viscose to inspire our sewing – and now you can do the same with this prize bundle from… Continue reading

Friday fabric! Threaded with Love

Lewis & Irene Threaded with love fabric

Honestly is there any greater joy in life than when the postman brings a fresh batch of fabric straight to your door? We’re not sure about you but it’s one of our favourite simple pleasures, so this month we’re offering just that – we’re offering to send you a beautiful collection of 10 fat quarters of Lewis & Irene‘s Threaded with… Continue reading

Sites we love: Stoff & Stil

Something is amiss at Simply Sewing towers this week. At this time in our magazine cycle we’re usually busy bees excitedly sharing all our favourite things about our new issue hitting the shops, as well as beavering away working on what to pack into our next issue. This month is no different, except that we… Continue reading

Know your fabric types

Know your fabric

While fabric shopping is one of life’s greatest pleasures (FACT), the sheer variety of dressmaking fabric available can sometimes be a tad daunting when you’re trying to figure out the right type for your next project. Start foraging for different fabrics and a world of discovery awaits you, and we’re here to help. We’ve put together a handy Know Your… Continue reading

Sew.co.uk launches today!

Our latest issue is all about ending our summer of sewing on a high note, and what better way to do so than with a spot of shopping for fabric, patterns and the sewing essentials? Shiny new website Sew.co.uk is our new go-to for all things fabric, and it’s a one-stop-shop for fabric, patterns, basics… Continue reading