This quick and easy pencil case roll-up makes a fantastic little gift for the kids, whether it’s for a birthday gift, a Christmas present or a back-to-school treat… and it’s so simple to sew! And the best part is – the innovative crafters among you […]
These adorable felt Christmas decorations are simple to sew and perfect for adding a festive feel to your fireplace, banister, or even your Christmas tree! Check out the fabulous Charlotte Newland’s tutorial below, and learn, step by step, how to make your own gorgeous set […]
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 […]
Over the past few months, we’ve covered the basics of embroidery. Firstly we looked at the split stitch and French knot in our Cactus embroidery tutorial, and then we looked at backstitch, the lazy-daisy stitch and the satin stitch in our Bloom tutorial. Because Halloween […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 pretty framed loveheart need not […]
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 […]
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.
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? […]
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 […]
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.