Simply Sewing magazine – latest issues

Plenty of feminine and flattering makes in issue 69 of Simply Sewing magazine, out this week!

Simply Sewing issue 69

It’s been so wonderful to see craft playing such a big part during lockdown. People have found solace in learning a new skill, or returning to an old and perhaps neglected hobby. It’s been particularly lovely for us to see how the sewing community in particular has contributed to the ongoing crisis by stepping up to make scrubs, protective gear, and comforting handmade items for those in hospital separated from loves ones. The creative community has always, and always will be, something quite special.

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With the new and returning sewists in mind, we have included a brand-new booklet with our latest issue. Dressmaking Made Easy is a handbook filled with top tips and techniques to help you care for, and get the most out of, your machine. From understanding pattern markings, stitching darts, inserting zips, and properly measuring yourself, we’ve got everything you need to get going.

Dressmaking Made Easy

Issue 70 also comes with the pattern for the Drape Dress from Claire-Louise Hardie. It’s an all-rounder for us; it’s comfortable, flattering, versatile, and it has pockets! We think it looks fab in bright, block colours, but if you choose to go with a patterned fabric we’d love to see! Be sure to tag us using #simplysewingmag. If you’ve missed out on this month’s mag, the pattern is also available to purchase now from our Etsy shop in sizes 8–26.

Drape Dress

There’s another make in this magazine that we are completely in love with. The patternless tulle skirt! With ultimate twirl appeal it’s perfect partywear, but we couldn’t restrict it to just that! Anyone else think wearing this around the house would make even the most mundane tasks more fun?

Patternless Tulle Skirt

As always, we also have something for the home in issue 70, and this one’s for the wild child in your house! We’ve got jungle playroom makes this month, including a tipi, a fabric skittles set, a padded playmat, a backpack, some toy tubs, and some alphabet cushions. We made ours using fabric from Ed Emberley’s Favorites range, which work perfectly for this!

Jungle playroom

Also included in issue 70 is:

  • A feature all about our favourite creative and sewing-based podcasts
  • A sweet treat in the form of a super fun ice cream bag
  • An adorable fluffy kitten toy – it has its own bell, too!

Order your copy of issue 69 of Simply Sewing magazine today in our online store 

Catch up with our latest issues

Missed our recent magazines or looking to find a project you’ve seen online? We’ve put together this library of our most recent magazines so you can find the one you need!

Simply sewing 68

Issue 68:

  • The Vivian Dress
  • The Staple Cami
  • The Breton Top
  • Exclusive interview with Patrick Grant, Esme Young, and Joe Lycett
  • Luxury retreat makes to help you focus on that wonderful trip away when this has all passed
  • Stylish home décor, including a fringed cushion and colourful rope coasters
  • A cheery bumblebee plushie to help bring a touch of spring indoors
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Issue 67

  • The Claudie Top
  • Breton Dress
  • Nellie the Elephant toy pattern
  • Make a fluffy bunny with three dresses
  • Sew coastal homewares
  • Restyled trench coat
  • A quirky drawstring cosmetic bag

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Issue 66

  • Get stuck into not 1 but 4 sewing patterns!
  • First up is the Annie Blouse and Ivy Skirt from Sew Over It.
  • Next up is the absolutely adorable Joy Dress from Wild Things Dresses.
  • The final pattern is your new don’t-leave-the-house-without-it essential: the Classic Tote.
  • Also this issue: make a fluffy unicorn toy
  • wild wall hanging for a little one’s bedroom
  • a patternless tunic dress
  • A refashion project for making a snazzy bow tie from an old shirt.

simply sewing magazine issue 65

Issue 65

  • The Liberty Dress
  • 9 easy-sew spring gift ideas
  • Learn how to make an utterly adorable puppy plushie.
  • Whip up a cute pair of children’s shorts!
  • Exclusive Burda Style dress pattern for you to try.
Simply sewing magazine issue 64
Issue 64, on sale December 2019

Issue 64

  • Sew a simple shift dress to start your new year’s me-made wardrobe.
  • Make your own easy-sew culottes
  • We’ve got bags of accessories for you to make too!
  • This issue comes with a handy water erasable pencil – time to treat yourself!
  • Make a super sweet hair bow to try out your new French Knot skills
  • Embroider beautiful wall art
  • Make a splash in your living space with a splurge of colour and our beginner-friendly home sewing projects – make a quilt, cushions, laptop case, storage baskets, camera strap and coasters
  • Available in our online store 
Simply Sewing magazine issue 63
Issue 63, on sale November 2019

Issue 63

  • The colour-block Carmen Hoodie sewing pattern
  • Even beginners will find issue 63’s The Indigo Top a breeze.
  • Make a unique twisted fabric clutch bag
  • Stitch a quick-sew Christmas stocking
  • Learn how to work with jersey fabrics
  • Stitch an asymmetric quilted tote bag
  • Available in our online store 
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Simply Sewing magazine issue 62

Issue 62

  • Sew The Party Dress, with an elegant sweetheart neckline
  • Update your everyday wardrobe with Athina Kakou’s Trouser Set pattern
  • Make a cosy winter stole
  • Stitch a faux fur clutch bag
  • Upcycle a T-shirt into a tote
  • Sew an adorable reindeer plushie
  • Available in our online store