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Monthly Archives: December 2016

  • Simplicity sewing patterns help you learn to sew in 2017

    If you've made a New Year's Resolution to get crafty and learn to sew in 2017, you could be forgiven for not knowing where to start.

    You'll probably want to invest in a suitable sewing machine at some point, although there's no reason why you can't try some smaller projects - especially accessories, rather than full clothes items - using a careful hand stitch instead, if you have the patience.

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  • Simplicity Patterns for a Stylish Spring

    Having officially reached the shortest day of the year with today’s Winter Solstice, at Simplicity HQ we’re eagerly looking forward to more sunlight and spring sewing sessions!

    With fashion fans already declaring the top trends for spring 2017, here is our selection of catwalk ready Simplicity patterns …

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  • How learning to sew could make you happier

    Many of us would like to make the time to learn a new hobby, and newly published research makes a strong case for why you should consider learning to sew if you want to feel happier in several ways. The study, published in the Journal of Positive Psyc...
  • Simplicity Spotlight: Lazy Daisy Jones

    Meet Ashley Cramp (the name behind lazy Daisy Jones) as we find out more about what inspires her, the 8087 sewing pattern and working with Simplicity.  

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  • #SimplicityByMe....Marvellous Makes

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which for us stitchers means it’s time to get sewing (any excuse!), to create a gorgeous piece of clothing to wow your friends and family or something special for your nearest and dearest.

    Here is just a small selection of some of the fabulous #SimplicityByMe makes created this month.

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  • Simplicity Stitch By Stitch: Madalynne 8228 (Part 2)

    Hello! It's  The Yorkshire Sewist  - I'm back for the 2nd part of the Simplicity Stitch by Stitch tutorial and this time we're mastering knickers!

    I'll be taking you through Simplicity's 8228 pattern, stitch by stitch - so you can complete the set and make the stylish accompaniments to the halter neck bra. You can find Part 1 - where we made the Madalynne bra HERE.

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  • Decorating your home with crafty Christmas makes

    When it comes to Christmas, decorating your home is one of the most exciting part of the festivities – whether that’s dressing your tree, dotting tinsel around your house or creating a keepsake that comes out year after year.

    The internet is a treasure trove of inspiration this time of year, so we’ve picked our favourite pics – to help make sure your Christmas is a crafty one!

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  • A Simplicity twist on giving socks for Christmas

    Socks have always been a classic Christmas present, and even in the present day they are a staple gift in many households, either as a wardrobe essential or as a tongue-in-cheek extra thing to unwrap on Christmas morning.

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  • #SimplicityByMe: Our Pick of the Best Simplicity Makes

    It’s been a busy few days for Simplicity stitchers, with some fabulous pictures of pretty makes being sent our way.

    With the weather this nippy and Christmas just around the corner (we can say that now we're in December!) there’s nothing like staying home and sewing a Simplicity make!

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