The UK’s Biggest Pattern House

Simplicity Turns 90!

This year marks a big milestone for Simplicity – yes, you heard it right, let’s cheers to 90 years of inspired sewing.

This October is Simplicity’s official 90th Birthday, but we’re not going to wait until then. We’ve already started celebrating…well, 90 is a big one!



#StitchbyStitch Simplicity Sewing 

Last month we announced our link up with new Vintage Ambassador, the incredibly talented Abi Dyson AKA The Crafty Pin Up.  Abi kick started the festivities with her #StitchbyStitch clips, offering up her vintage sewing know-how to create helpful step by step guides to created Simplicity classics.

simp blog

If you’ve missed out, you can catch her #StitchByStitch clips on Abi’s YouTube channel and catch episode 3 next week. Abi will be taking on the gorgeous 1940s favourite – pattern 1590.


Simplicity Through the Ages…watch our creative clip! 

But why stop there? This isn’t the only special birthday event taking place. We’ve created this celebratory clip to show you what 90 years of inspired sewing looks like.  We even popped in some of our favourite #simplicitybyme makes, so take a peek and see if you can spot yours.


Show us your take on a Simplicity make this Summer 

Back by popular demand, this month saw the return of the Simplicity Sewing Challenge. Excited? So are we!

We are on the hunt for the UK’s most creative stitchers. We have some fantastic faces on our judging panel –  includING GBSB’s finest – from series 1 favourite Lauren Guthrie to series 4 finalist Jade Earley. Stitchers will also spot a new category of Best Menswear, as well as the usual favourites.

To find out more just head to our Sewing Challenge page.


And there’s more…make sure you keep your eyes peeled for a great birthday giveaway coming over the next few weeks. These celebrations aren’t something you want to miss out on!