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Sew Gorgeous: Our Favourite Fabrics for Spring

Sew Gorgeous: Our Favourite Fabrics for Spring

After the winter that just wouldn’t go away, we are SO ready for spring to come out and play at Create and Craft HQ! Which is why we thought it was about time we collated our favourite fabrics for the season ahead. Think pretty pastels, […]

Embroidery Hoop Art: Fall In Love With This Gorgeous Ivy Garland! [+ Video Tutorial]

Embroidery Hoop Art: Fall In Love With This Gorgeous Ivy Garland! [+ Video Tutorial]

Looking for a fresh and exciting way to breathe life into your home decor this spring? Look no further! The fabulously talented Penelope Quinn shows you exactly how to create this stunning embroidery hoop art project using only a handful of craft supplies, and foliage […]

Best in Show: Our Pick of Canine-Themed Crafting!

Best in Show: Our Pick of Canine-Themed Crafting!

The greatest dog show on Earth is back once again for 2018, packed with the world’s favourite pooches all hoping to take home a title! What are we talking about? It’s Crufts of course! At Create and Craft, we love our pets as much as […]

Bags of Style: Bag-Making Must-Haves Plus Free Download

Bags of Style: Bag-Making Must-Haves Plus Free Download

It’s possibly one of the most essential fashion accessories we own – you can’t leave home without it, and it feels like your whole life’s inside… what are we talking about? Your bag, of course! But for the crafty among us, the bag you carry […]

Hold The Front Door: How To Make A Cute Cottage Doorstop

Hold The Front Door: How To Make A Cute Cottage Doorstop

This incredible little cottage in miniature is the work of none other than our lovely, and incredibly talented, Rebecca Cole! Ideal for propping open doors throughout your home, this doorstop is a great project to get stuck into, whether you’re sewing for yourself, or creating […]

Top 10 Sewing Kits February 2018

Top 10 Sewing Kits February 2018

Well, well, sewing enthusiasts, we’ve got a fabulous February planned for you! This month we’re bringing fun, colour, and organisation to your life, with our pick of the best quilting, sewing and embroidery kits available. Discover elegant florals and bold geometric prints across cosy quilts […]

Celebrate Chinese New Year The Crafty Way

Celebrate Chinese New Year The Crafty Way

Unlike our own New Year celebrations, the Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar – and this year, the festivities begin on Friday, February 16th. Chinese families will gather together for dinner on New Year’s Eve, and ensure their houses are well swept […]

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 […]

Create Debbie Shore’s Valentine’s Day Place Setting

Create Debbie Shore’s Valentine’s Day Place Setting

Whether it’s because you can’t get a babysitter, or you’d simply rather spend Valentine’s Day surrounded by your home comforts, staying in can be just as special as going out. Why not plan a special dinner for two, and create these stunning matching place settings […]

10 Crochet Animals Guaranteed to Steal Your Heart

10 Crochet Animals Guaranteed to Steal Your Heart

If you’re a crochet fan and you haven’t yet heard of the adorable craze that is amigurumi, then it’s likely you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past couple of years… but fear not! Whether you’re familiar with these captivating and cuddly little creatures […]

Top 10 Sewing Kits January 2018

Top 10 Sewing Kits January 2018

I have to say, searching through our range of sewing kits to find the best picks for you has to be one of the most joyous times of the month for me. The designs we have this month are simply divine; in January you can […]

Jennie Rayment’s 5 Quilting Essentials for Newbies

Jennie Rayment’s 5 Quilting Essentials for Newbies

January is the time for new beginnings and new resolutions. It’s also the month of long, dark evenings! Spring is a long way away and summer is a dim event on the distant horizon, BUT why not lift your spirits, distract the mind, and give your […]

Debbie Shore’s Tumbling Block Cushion Cover

Debbie Shore’s Tumbling Block Cushion Cover

English paper piecing is such a relaxing way to spend time. The tumbling block made from 60-degree diamond shapes is my favourite design. I love the way the shades of fabric create illusion and dimension — a technique that looks a lot more difficult than it […]

Top 10 Fat Quarters December 2017

Top 10 Fat Quarters December 2017

Isn’t it amazing to think about all the sewers across the world that transform simple fat quarters into functional and decorative items? The sheer amount of effort and love you all put into sewing projects is truly remarkable. That’s why we ensure that we stock a […]

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