DIY kids’ halloween costume: Cat cape

How to sew a cat cape

With Halloween just over a week away, it is officially fancy dress season! Get your spooky sew on with Kirsty Hartley’s children’s cat costume tutorial. This fun cat cape is sure to become a favourite everyday dressing-up piece in your little one’s wardrobe, and also makes a great Halloween costume for school discos, trick or treating or let’s… Continue reading

Hello handsome! Sew-up a bow tie

Free bow tie sewing pattern

There is something wonderfully decadent about having a free 10 minutes to curl up with a cuppa and our laptop to browse what’s new in the sewing world. It’s always a joy to see what our favourite bloggers are up to, and seek out the best places to find tutorials and patterns in the sewing… Continue reading

Learn to sew The Overture Set

The Overture Set

We’ve been thrilled to work with Cassandra Macindoe of The Stitchery recently. The talented sewist is launching her new pattern label, Storybook Patterns, with her debut pattern The Overture Set, and we’re thrilled to reveal you can get the free sewing pattern with issue 20 of Simply Sewing magazine. This design won us over instantly with… Continue reading

Simply Sewing issue 16

Spring has finally arrived and we’re looking for any excuse to take our me-mades outside in the sunshine! Pretty and practical projects is what Simply Sewing issue 16 is all about, with new-season wardrobe must-haves, fresh homewares and fun makes for playtime. Here’s a peek at what’s inside…