Simply Sewing is a practical magazine for makers who sew, or would like to start sewing. Its contemporary look and feel, fresh attitude and ideas, beautiful photography and inspiring projects will have you behind the sewing machine from the get-go!
Simply Sewing FRESH IDEAS WITH FABRIC
A NEW YEAR AHEAD
CONTRIBUTORS • A huge thank you to this talented lot...
PINBOARD • IDEAS INSPIRATION ACCESSORIES WEBSITES EVENTS STUFF
THE PATTERN EDIT
3 OF THE BEST SEWING JOURNALS • Whilst everyone else is filling their 2021 diary with birthdays, we'll be jotting our sewing plans.
ONLINE CLASSES & SKILLS BOOST • Learn a new skill from the comfort of your couch with these online workshops from some of our sewing favourites.
JOHN SCOTT’S sewing world • This month you’ve been sharing your best toy makes with me, and I couldn’t limit it to just my top three!
THE COCOON DRESS • From weekday to the weekend the seasonal Cocoon Dress will keep you looking and feeling good whatever you're up to.
AROUND THE BLOCK • Combine bold shades and stand out from the crowd with fun colourblocking techniques.
WHAT IS COLOURBLOCK? • Colourblocking is a simple way to make a big impact, but where exactly did it come from?
TIPS & TRICKS • Whether you use a pre-designed colourblock pattern or convert one of your old favourites, using this fun technique in your makes is a fabulous way to make them stand out. Make it easy with our top tips and tricks.
MY SEWING WORLD • After a year of cosy and comforting sewing, Samantha shares her tips for taking your comfy basics up a notch.
Keeping me inspired...
DIGI DECOR • Bring a sense of adventure to your home desk set-up with the wild prints and earthy colours of the Capsule Pacha range for Art Gallery Fabrics.
THE WRAP SKIRT • Sew the Wrap Skirt from Roisin McKenna for an understated, elegant piece you'll wear again and again.
FROM DOCTOR TO DESIGNER • Yetunde Olukoya swapped scrubs for clothes and took the plunge with her fashion line, Ray Darten.
BEHIND THE BRAND • Follow @raydarten for a chance to meet the makers.
SHIRT CANVAS • Create your own delicate embroidery design to embellish a shirt with Portia Lawrie's latest refashion project.
TIME FOR A CHANGE • Give an old sweatshirt a new lease of life as a cosy cardigan with this quick refashion project from Debbie Wainhouse.
PINUP • Get creative with this colourful embroidery from Clare Albans.
KNOW YOUR BOBBINS • The humble bobbin, an essential part of your machine, but how many of us can really say we know its ins and outs?
TO • Time at our sewing machines is precious, so follow these simple steps to make your next project simple and stress-free.
MAKE IT ZERO WASTE • Ready to embrace a greener approach to sewing? Do your bit to make a real difference with zero-waste patterns.
GET STARTED • Four of the best zero-waste patterns for you to try today
SWEET DREAMS • Sew a special case for keeping their favourite pair of pyjamas in with this project from Anna Alicia.
KEEP IT CLEAN • Take your DIY skills a step further and make your own storage bag from Juliet Bawden for your messy painting clothes.
SEW AND GET SEATED • It can't just be us who ends up cutting fabrics on the floor? Now you can do so in comfort with this floor cushion from Anna Alicia.
PINUP • Sew a new backpack from Debbie von Grabler-Crozier.
STITCH library • Tulip stitch is such a pretty and effective stitch. Learn the technique and make a cute key fob with Mollie Johanson's tutorial.
PUPPY LOVE •...