Transform a tee: How to make a peplum top

How to refashion a t-shirt into a peplum top

Jennie Jones shows you how to pep up a classic striped tee with a simple-sew peplum detail.

How to make a monster halloween costume for kids (in just one evening)

How to make a monster costume

Patch up your little monster’s worn jeans with Jessica Entwistle’s tutorial for a quick-sew Halloween costume idea.

Refashion: How to turn a pair of jeans into a denim skirt

How to refashion a denim skirt

Transform old jeans into a new wardrobe staple with our step-by-step tutorial for how to make a denim skirt by Jessica Entwistle. Each week for a month, we’re sharing a bonus denim upcycling project here on the blog as part of The Refashioners. Whip up this panelled skirt for summer from a pair of unloved jeans – we’ll show you how it’s… Continue reading

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

The Refashioners 2016: sew an appliqué lunch bag

How to refashion a denim lunch bag

Each week for a month, we’re sharing a bonus denim upcycling project here on the blog as part of The Refashioners 2016. It’s back-to-school time, so grab an old pair of jeans and sew up this sweet appliquéd lunch bag by Jessica Entwistle – it’ll only take an afternoon!

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

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!