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Simplicity Summer Sewing Challenge: How to get involved

One week since the launch of the 2017 Simplicity Summer Sewing Challenge and what a week it has been! After an amazing response that has seen hundreds of our allocated free patterns snapped up by eager stitchers, the window for free pattern requests is now closed.

If you haven’t yet requested a pattern, then you can still get involved! Simply purchase one of the Simplicity Summer Sewing Challenge patterns and let your creative juices flow.

What you need to know, to get involved:

To enter this year’s Summer Sewing Challenge, just follow these 5 simple steps:

  1. Head to
  2. Choose the sewing challenge pattern you’d like to make.
  3. Order the selected pattern on the Simplicity site.
  4. Let your creative juices flow – showing your take on a Simplicity make.
  5. Send a snap of your completely Simplicity make before September 17th


Cropped leaflet

The Patterns & Categories:

We have some great categories this year followed by some equally great patterns. Eager to see your options? Take a look



Best Dressmaker visual. 6390

Best Vintage Make. 8342. Resized jpg


Best Newcomer 8383



Best Childrenswear 6408


Best Menswear 8180

Get Tagging:

Once you have completed your fabulous #SimplicityByMe make, all you have to do to enter is post a picture and tag #SimplicityTurns90 as well as @simplicitynewlook on social media or email [email protected]

 The Judges:

This year we have pulled out all the stops to get some amazing pro stitchers on the judging panel. I bet you’ll recognise some of these faces!


Sewing Challenge judging panel

How are you Preparing for the Challenge?

We love hearing  your stitching stories and how you’re getting on with your Sewing Challenge makes. Let us know, like these sewists! Nicky B tweet

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