How to use a sewing machine

How to use a sewing machine

We’re excited to get started with the first post in our Machine Sewing Skills series! This week we’re getting started with some guides for complete beginners. This is for you if you’ve got a machine but aren’t sure where to begin. Read on to find out how to use a sewing machine step by step – prepare to… Continue reading

Fast Fat Quarter: DIY quick-sew clutch bag

How to sew a clutch bag

This week we’re buzzing at Simply Sewing HQ! It’s World Craft Week and we’re loving celebrating our love of sewing with fellow sewists around the world. To mark the week’s festivities, we’re launching our My Handmade Wardrobe challenge today. Share a photo of your latest home-sewn creation to our Facebook page and tag it #worldcraftweek and #handmadewardrobe and you… 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

Fast Fat Quarter: How to make headbands

How to sew head bands

Slick back your tresses with Jennie Jones’ pretty two-way hairband made in eight simple steps. We’ll talk you through everything you need to know for how to make headbands in this quick and easy tutorial. This free sewing project is part of our Fast Fat Quarter series of quick and easy sewing projects using just one or… Continue reading

Fast Fat Quarter: how to make pattern weights

How to sew pattern weights

Cutting out your sewing patterns will be a breeze thanks to these pretty pattern weights by Jennie Jones.Read on for our free tutorial and learn how to make your own pattern weights. All you’ll need is one fat quarter of fabric to get started! This project is part of our Fast Fat Quarter series of… Continue reading

DIY knickers tutorial: inspired by GBSB

How to sew knickers

If you’ve been inspired to sew your own lingerie by episode three of the Great British Sewing Bee, then start with our simple knickers tutorial. Use your brightest fabric, frilliest lace and prettiest ribbon for these beauties!

How to sew fabric letters

How to sew fabric letters

Spruce up shelves and surfaces with these nifty DIY fabric letters! We’ll talk you through how to sew letters, step-by-step, with this easy tutorial by Rebecca Reid. This free project is a taster from our special collection of 101 Home Sewing Ideas – featuring the best of Simply Sewing‘s home sewing projects from our archive, hand picked by… Continue reading

Fast Fat Quarter: how to sew a bento bag

How to sew a bento bag

We loved last night’s international-themed Great British Sewing Bee… the fabrics! The peplums! The harem pants! It’s got us in the mood for a spot of sewing with an international twist, so we’re sharing this free bento bag tutorial with you. It’s the first in our Fast Fat Quarter web series. 

Fast Fat Quarter: how to make baby booties

How to sew baby bootees

Dinky feet will look oh-so-sweet in Jennie Jones’ gorgeous baby booties! They make great baby gifts and are a lovely quick sewing project. This free tutorial is part of our Fast Fat Quarter series of quick and easy sewing projects using only one or two fat quarters of fabric. Enjoy! How to sew baby booties: step-by-step… Continue reading

Free sewing patterns: How to make a pom pom necklace

A great conversation starter, these little pom pom necklaces only look better with wear, as their edges get tatty. Make a bunch and thread them all together!