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Embroidery for Beginners: How to Embroider Letters [+ FREE Template!]

Embroidery for Beginners: How to Embroider Letters [+ FREE Template!]

If you read our earlier post on embroidery and how to get started, and now you want more… then you’ve come to the right place! If you’re keen to learn how to embroider letters, then read  on to discover exactly how to master a number […]

How to Embroider: Embroidery Hoop Art For Beginners

How to Embroider: Embroidery Hoop Art For Beginners

If you’ve been tempted to try your hand at hand embroidery before, but never really known what you’d need, or where to get started, then you’re in the right place! Embroidery extraordinaire, Charlotte Newland, is here to share her love of embroidery, inspire you with […]

15 Crafty Birthday Party Ideas

15 Crafty Birthday Party Ideas

In celebration of our 15th birthday, we’re sharing 15 crafty ways you can ensure your own bash is a roaring success! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a wedding anniversary, or you’re just planning a garden get-together (who needs an excuse?) we think it’s the perfect […]

Filled With Love – Charlotte Newland’s Trendy Textile Heart [With Template]

Filled With Love – Charlotte Newland’s Trendy Textile Heart [With Template]

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we asked The great British Sewing Bee’s Charlotte Newland to get creative, in the name of love! And here’s the gorgeous alternative to giving a Valentine’s card that she came up with!  This sweet yet simple framed textile […]

Last-Minute Stocking Filler: 30 Minute Pencil Roll

Last-Minute Stocking Filler: 30 Minute Pencil Roll

This quick and easy pencil roll is a perfect stocking filler for the kids, and is so simple to sew! You could even fill it with double-pointed knitting needles as a special gift for a sock knitter! — Charlotte Newland

Crafting with the Stars: Ambassadors’ Favourite Blogs

Crafting with the Stars: Ambassadors’ Favourite Blogs

These past few days, we’ve been bringing together the stars of the crafting world! We’re so proud of all our guests and you, our amazing readers. What’s on the agenda today? The Create & Craft Ambassadors! This group of experts has been providing you with […]

Adorable Felt Christmas Ornaments (Great for Kids!)

Adorable Felt Christmas Ornaments (Great for Kids!)

These adorable felt ornaments are simple to sew and add a touch of whimsy to your home. Add a ribbon loop for hanging on the tree or sew them into a garland to decorate a mantelpiece. — Charlotte Newland

How to Make a Halloween Bat Decoration in 15 Minutes [+ Free Template!]

How to Make a Halloween Bat Decoration in 15 Minutes [+ Free Template!]

Many of us leave making Halloween decorations until the last minute. Somehow, the big day always manages to creep up on us – no pun intended! But whether you’re throwing a Halloween bash or you’re expecting a swarm of trick or treaters, your house should […]

This Teddy Bear Cushion is UnBEARably Cute!

This Teddy Bear Cushion is UnBEARably Cute!

National Teddy Bear Day is coming up on 9th September, and what better way to celebrate than by making this adorable teddy bear cushion for the little ones in your life? This project was created and written by our Sewing Ambassador, Charlotte Newland.

How to Keep Your Kids Entertained in the School Holidays

How to Keep Your Kids Entertained in the School Holidays

Most kids can keep themselves entertained in the school holidays, while others… seem to always be bored. They’ve tried watching TV, but there’s only so much they can watch. They’ve tried playing outside… but it rained. So what’s the best way to keep them entertained? […]

How to Make a Picnic Blanket [Charlotte Newland]

How to Make a Picnic Blanket [Charlotte Newland]

Summer is here at last and it’s time for lazy picnics in the park. This quick and easy picnic blanket is sewn up in summery ginghams and has a waterproof backing to protect you from damp grass. Using polyester fabric and thread means it is […]

How to Make a Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

How to Make a Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

This Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt has been imagined, designed and handcrafted by sewing expert and competition winner, Charlotte Newland. Here’s her step-by-step project!

Amazing DIY Wedding Tissue Paper Flowers

Amazing DIY Wedding Tissue Paper Flowers

These DIY Wedding Tissue Paper Flowers have been imagined, designed and handcrafted by sewing expert and competition winner, Charlotte Newland. Here are two step-by-step projects that teach you how to create giant flowers and a fun floral centrepiece.

DIY Weddings: Something for the Groom

DIY Weddings: Something for the Groom

Due to the popularity of our ‘DIY Wedding‘ season, we thought we’d get some celebrity crafters involved in the festivities. ‘Something for the Groom’ has been imagined, designed and handcrafted by last year’s Great British Sewing Bee winner, Charlotte Newland. Here’s her step-by-step project to […]

Charlotte Newland’s Happy Birthday Bunting

Charlotte Newland’s Happy Birthday Bunting

“Bunting adds the perfect handmade touch to a birthday party, and with this tutorial, you can make your very own colourful bunting that will last forever!” – Charlotte Newland