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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.

Top 10 Sewing Kits September 2017

Top 10 Sewing Kits September 2017

We’ve covered our top cardmaking scrapbooking kits this summer, but now it’s time to make way for the sewing kits. We have a greater variety of sewing kits than ever before, making it sew easy to take up the art of sewing. You don’t even […]

Quilting Catch Up with Jennie Rayment: August 2017

Quilting Catch Up with Jennie Rayment: August 2017

Right at the end of July, there was a new episode of Quilting Classroom. It should have been on 23rd July but it was changed to 30th. On this Quilting Classroom, I was able to demonstrate one of my favourite quilting templates: the Sew Easy Quilting […]

How to Get Started in Embroidery Hoop Art #1

How to Get Started in Embroidery Hoop Art #1

I’m so excited to be sharing my love of embroidery with you! Throughout this series of embroidery hoop tutorials, you’ll learn lots of different stitches by making your very own embroidered designs. For our first lesson we’re starting simple, mastering the split stitch — perfect […]

Which Type of Crafter Are You? Flow Chart Fun [Infographic]

Which Type of Crafter Are You? Flow Chart Fun [Infographic]

Crafties! Ever wondered what type of crafter you are? Well take our easy flow chart to find out! Drop us a comment on the blog below and let us know which crafter you are, and if you agree! For more fun like this remember to […]

Jennie Rayment’s Quilting Adventures Summer 2017

Jennie Rayment’s Quilting Adventures Summer 2017

June 30th was the start of the Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show at the NEC and I had a stand there. It’s a three-day show and easy to do if you have help. Then, you can escape for necessary breaks and a bite to eat. Eating […]

The Great British Sewing Bee LIVE: Reasons Why You MUST Go

SAVE THE DATE! The Great British Sewing Bee LIVE is nearly upon us – September 21st-24th to be specific. So clear a space for more fabric, get ready to learn a whole range of new techniques and prepare to meet your favourite Sewing Bee stars! We’re […]

With Love From Africa… And FabScraps, Of Course!

WOW! We couldn’t be more excited to write our first blog post for the amazing customers of Create and Craft. But first, let me introduce myself and give you a little bit of history about Africa’s largest craft and fabric manufacturing company, FabScraps.

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 […]

McCall’s M5613 Girls’ Dress by Debbie Shore

McCall’s M5613 Girls’ Dress by Debbie Shore

This pretty little girls’ dress is so simple to make. It’s the perfect project for a beginner and looks fabulous in anything from printed cottons and gingham to lightweight denim. This project was created by Debbie Shore using the McCall’s M5613 pattern.

Debbie Shore Interview: Butterick Signature EB6100

Debbie Shore Interview: Butterick Signature EB6100

You may have heard that Butterick is launching a signature sewing machine very soon – and we are incredibly excited! This computerised machine includes a huge variety of high-spec features, enabling you to take your sewing projects to new heights. But instead of just listing […]

Sew & Tell: Haberdashery Items Every Sewer Needs

Sew & Tell: Haberdashery Items Every Sewer Needs

‘Haberdashery‘ is a term that encompasses many different sewing supplies, also known as ‘notions’. It’s pretty impossible to complete a project without haberdashery items; these essential tools help you to stitch, secure and embellish your fabrics. Because they’re so important, we’re excited to bring you big […]

National Quilt Championships 2017 [Jennie Rayment]

What a feast of quilts, exhibitions, traders and workshops! Held at Sandown racecourse, the National Quilt Championships attracted hordes of quilty crafters from all over the country and even one or two came on the ferry from France for the day. Arriving at 8:00am on […]

Are Felt Christmas Decorations the UK’s Favourite?

Christmas is a time for jubilance. The festive period is bright, cheesy and a whole lot of fun! As of late, felt has been a huge trend in the crafting world – and beyond. But why is this matted material so popular? Honestly, it’s because […]

5 Christmas Decoration Ideas to Craft

Christmas is the perfect time to decorate your home with lovingly handcrafted decorations. Although temporary, Christmas decorations really get you in the spirit for the most wonderful time of the year. The best part is that it’s never too early to start creating for your tree […]