3 free sewing patterns

Learn how to sew with our free dressmaking e-book and download free patterns!

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So, Simple Sew is home to stylish sewing patterns and practical craft supplies. We have over 50 commercial patterns in the range including our hugely popular Cocoon Dress Pattern and gorgeous Simplicity Vintage sewing supplies. For a limited time only, we’re offering new newsletter subscribers three FREE digital pattern downloads! These oh so stylish, skill-building designs are perfect additions to …

How to Sew a Lapped Zip – Create an invisible closure on your garments

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Why use the lapped zip technique? A lapped zip is a polished finish that disguises the closure on a dress, skirt or trousers. It’s easy to install and will look fantastic on your handmade garment. Learn how to sew a lapped zip and you will be able to create beautifully finished clothing with a really clean outline, no bump. It’s …

Top Tips for Fitting a Skirt

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One of the great things about sewing is the opportunity to make garments that fit our unique shape. Discover our range of stylish skirt patterns over on Simple Sew and follow our top tips below for picking the right size, altering for your body and getting a great fit with your skirt.   First things first, get an accurate waist …

sewing with viscose

Top Tips for Sewing with Viscose

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Use floaty viscose fabric to create a stylish dress or jumpsuit that works all year round, with our top tips! Use a floaty viscose to sew this stylish Simple Sew Kimomo-style robe What is viscose? Viscose (also known as rayon in the US) is what is known as a man-made fibre rather than a synthetic. It is actually derived from …