Love Sewing 26! – The Birthday Issue + Free Downloads

Our brand new birthday celebration issue is now in shops! (that’s to celebrate our 2nd birthday, not the Queen’s 90th!)

Issue 26 is available from April 21st in newsagents and supermarkets near you.

What’s inside Issue 26 of Love Sewing?

Love Sewing, the UK’s number 1 sewing magazine is going from strength to strength, we’re excited to be celebrating our 2nd Birthday and looking ahead to all the brilliant sewing projects and free dressmaking patterns we’ve got lined up for the rest of 2016 (so many treats!).

For now, let’s focus on what you can find inside Issue 26!


You can also buy Love Sewing Magazine Online – wherever you are in the world, head to or why not subscribe and save a whopping 41% this month! Details for the latest subscription offer can be found here – subscribe to Love Sewing magazine

It’s not just us who share a birthday with Her Majesty! We’ve got appearances from Remnant Kings, who are celebrating 70 years of business this April and The Sewing Directory who celebrates their 6 year anniversary this month too. 

simple sew pussy bow dress

Our fabulous free pattern this issue is an update on he 1970’s pussy bow dress. As well as all the fabulous patterns you can also learn lots of new sewing skills from our resident experts. Alison Smith MBE is sharing her sleeve placket tutorial in this issue and Wendy Ward is talking through the dilemma of how much ease to include in your garments.


LS26 Pussy Bow Blouse ENVELOPE 1

If you fancy a bit of stash busting after all that spring cleaning fever, we have the reversible waistcoat pattern from Amanda Russel and Juliet Bawden. Do you know a little cutie like this who would look super smart in his new waistcoat?

 baby waistcoat

The invitation cushion would make a fantastic housewarming present to sew up for a friend.

Invitation Cushion

If you have time, why not sew up the off-the-shoulder number using Elisalex’s easy-to-follow tutorial.  Great for summer holidays!

Dressmakers diary

We think the Bexley Smock Top will be a really popular make this month, perfect for sunny spring days where you can finally leave the winter layers at home.

bexley smock top

This cute, petite purse is perfect for daytime or evenings, just pick the perfect fabric and follow our step by step tutorial, perfect for beginners.

Linnea ruffled bag 1

We think this cullotte pattern is perfect for little girls who want to run, jump and ride their bikes, but want to do it all whilst wearing a twirly skirt! 


These are just a few of the patterns we have on offer this month, as always you’ll also find lots of new fabrics, sewing tools, sewing books and more in your next issue of Love Sewing!

If you have any ideas for future issues please send them in to – we love to get your feedback and we’re always looking for interesting new content to share.

Love Sewing Issue 26 – Free Downloads

Download the free pattern sheets for projects in this month’s pattern packed issue.


Missed out on the Simple Sew Pussy Bow Dress & Blouse pattern? Fear not – you can now pick up the pattern directly from the Simple Sew website or by following the link below.


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