Love Sewing Issue 20 – Free Downloads

The latest Issue and downloads from the UK’s top sewing magazine!

Welcome to Issue 20 of Love Sewing and to our cover star ‘Loretta’ – isn’t she stunning!

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The Loretta dress is a simple sew with a big impact. She has a Queen Anne or ‘Jewel’ neckline and simple design lines. Inside the magazine we also have a step by step tutorial for creating a full skirt for the Loretta pattern.

As always our latest magazine is packed with patterns, interviews and sewing tips & inspiration. This month we have help with narrow and broad back adjustments from GBSB’s Claire-Louise Hardie, we’re always trying to help you acieve the best fit possible.  Couture dressmaker Alison Smith MBE looks at creating the perfect capsule wardrobe, useful tips on sewing garments that coordinate with each other so you get maximum wear.

With Christmas just next month we also have lots of festive projects, party dress patterns and a guide for unique gifts you can sew up for friends and family.

Here are a few highlights from this bumper festive issue.

Advent calendar

A beautiful one hour make perpetual advent calendar by Annie Barker of the Village Haberdashery

chinelo bally new book

An interview with Chinelo Bally of Great British Sewing Bee, this month’s free subscription gift is also her fabulous new ‘Freehand Fashion’ book! 

Megan Nielsen Kelly Skirt

Megan Nielsen’s Kelly skirt pattern – gently flared with easy-to-sew pleats, you’ll want to make one in every colour!

Victory Patterns Georgia Skirt

Victory Patterns’ Kristiann Boos shares a new Georgia dress pattern from her book Boundless Style 

Colour block jersey dress

Panelled Jersey dress from Daniela Gutierrez-Diaz of ‘On The Cutting Room Floor‘ –  in sizes 8-26 – we say love your curves!

Bobbin the Robin


Bobbin the Robin doorstop tutorial by Amanda Russell & Juliet Bawden – such a cute little project to make your home feel festive.  Did you know that Robins are Father Christmas’ spies… they keep him informed if you’ve been naughty or nice!

Colour in pjs

Colour-in children’s pjs.  This fabric is called ‘Colour me Christmas’ – your kids will have lots of fun colouring in their new Christmas pyjamas in this project by our very own editor Amy Thomas of Almond Rock.

Just a few of the many patterns and sewing inspiration in our latest issue. We hope you are excited to get sewing.

You can download the free templates from Issue 20 of Love Sewing here


If you adore the Simple Sew Loretta Dress as much as us but missed out on receiving this pattern with Love Sewing, you can order the pattern directly from the Simple Sew website or via the Add to Cart link below.


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