How to sew a no-pattern-cardi

How to sew a no-pattern cardigan

Ouch! This week’s semi final of The Great British Sewing Bee had us squirming as we watched the contestants grapple with their trickiest pattern-cutting challenges yet. If you’re not quite ready to take on high-end pattern play, but you’re still itching to have a go at making your own made-to-measure garment, then we’ve got the… Continue reading

DIY wrap dress tutorial

Infinity Dress - free dress sewing pattern

Twist it, drape it, tie it… one dress, countless ways to wear it, and we’re here to show you how to sew it! Portia Lawrie has designed this convertible wrap dress tutorial for a clever multi-style frock that makes party dressing a doddle. Read on to find out how it’s done…

How to make bunting from denim scraps

How to refashion denim bunting

We’re delighted to bring you the last in our series of posts to mark The Refashioners 2016. In this final free sewing project, Jessica Entwistle gives traditional triangle bunting a bright denim makeover with miniature flags and a clever appliqué twist. Designer Jessica says: “Beautiful blue bunting, adorned with colourful birds – what’s not to… Continue reading

Simply Sewing issue 22

With Christmas fast approaching, the season of selfless sewing has begun. It’s never too early to make a start on those handmade gifts! Having said that, we’re still making time to sew up something stylish for ourselves, too – including this issue’s pattern, The Fold Line‘s Joni Dress. Here’s a peek at the issue… grab… Continue reading

Upcycle jeans with The Refashioners 2016 challenge

The Refashioners 2016

Ah jeans – they’re one of our everyday go-to wardrobe essentials and yet we all have the odd old pair lying around, neglected, in the back of a drawer somewhere. But not any more! We’re so excited about this year’s The Refashioners 2016 challenge. Hosted by Portia Lawrie over at www.makery.co.uk, the challenge is seeing bloggers, sewists and… Continue reading