How to turn a t-shirt into a teddy

How to sew a teddy bear

Cuddle up with Jennie Jones’ simple T-shirt teddy, which can be sewn by hand or machine. It’s the perfect quick-sew project if you’re looking for something to make in just one evening.

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

How to turn jeans into baby bibs

How to sew baby bibs

We’ve been inspired by The Refashioners 2016 challenge this summer to snip, rip and refashion our beloved old pairs of jeans into new sewing projects. To mark this year’s challenge of #jeanius, we’re going to share our best of Simply Sewing’s denim upcycling projects here on the blog over the coming weeks. To get us started, turn… Continue reading

Simply Sewing issue 14

Sewing is a celebration of individuality, and that’s why we love it – whatever you’re making, it’ll be the only one like it. And, as our skills grow and our finished projects fill our homes and wardrobes, we can’t resist sharing our sewing successes with the rest of the stitching community, too. Inspiring others, and… Continue reading

The Refashioners 2015 challenge

Portia of Makery is currently running the third series of The Refashioners and there’s still time to get involved and win £500 worth of sewing goodies!