Ho ho sew! How to make an advent calendar

How to sew an advent calendar

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for sewing fun and festive additions to this year’s Christmas decorations! Whip up this easy advent calendar to add a home-sewn touch to your countdown…

Quick-sew party coasters tutorial

Quick sew party coasters

Let your coasters do the talking with some cheerful stitched-on slogans. A spot of simple embroidery is all you need for a party-table talking point. Chin chin! This is the third in our series of free blog birthday party projects to celebrate issue 27 and two years of Simply Sewing magazine. Read on for Rebecca Reid’s free tutorial for how to make… 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 make Christmas Stockings

How to make Christmas stockings

Yesterday we showed you how to sew up a presents sack for Christmas morning, and today we’ve got another classic Christmas make for you – How to make Christmas stockings.  In the last in our series of Christmas sewing patterns, designed by Rebecca Reid, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to sew your next family tradition. You… Continue reading

How to sew a Christmas gift sack

How to sew a Christmas gift sack

Pop on your favourite Christmas tunes, pour your favourite sewing tipple and get making this DIY gift sack. It’s the latest in our series of Christmas sewing patterns, designed by Rebecca Reid. How to make a gift sack You will need… Main fabric: 68x106cm (27x42in) Top fabric: 13x106cm (51/4x42in) Appliqué fabric: 15x15cm (6x6in) Lining fabric: 78x106cm (31x42in) Thick piping… Continue reading

How to sew your own star cushions

How to sew star cushions

It’s official – we are feeling full of holiday cheer here at Simply Sewing magazine. Our team trimmings up, our Secret Santa plans are afoot, and now we’re in the mood for a spot of seasonal sewing. For our first festive post in this series, we’re making these pretty star cushions. We’re lucky enough to have the ever-so-clever Rebecca… Continue reading