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 sweet yet simple framed textile […]
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
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 […]
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
Many of us leave making Halloween decorations until the last minute. Somehow, the big day always manages to creep up on us! But whether you’re throwing a Halloween bash or you’re expecting a swarm of trick or treaters, your house should be dressed to suit […]
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 tutorial, and then we looked at backstitch, the lazy-daisy stitch and the satin stitch in our Bloom tutorial. Because Halloween is […]
This month, we’ll be learning how to sew solid lines with backstitch, embroider flowers and leaves with a simple lazy-daisy stitch, and fill in areas with the beautiful satin stitch. We will also be using the French knot from last month to add pretty details […]
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.
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 […]
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.