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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]