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Banish Single-Use Plastic – Make Your Own Reusable Sandwich Bags!

Banish Single-Use Plastic – Make Your Own Reusable Sandwich Bags!

This year, people have been motivated to think about plastics in a way they never have before. Environmental issues are creeping up the agenda, and everyone is making an effort to change their recycling habits for the better. Cutting down on our use of single-use […]

Debbie Shore’s Quick and Easy Christmas Bunting

Debbie Shore’s Quick and Easy Christmas Bunting

Christmas bunting is quick, fun and reusable year after year! So if you’re looking for a simple yet smart Christmas decoration you can make at home, then you’ll just love this Christmas bunting project from the wonderful Debbie Shore. Follow Debbie Shore’s straight-forward step-by-step instructions […]

Four Reasons To Cast Your Vote in the British Sewing Awards

Four Reasons To Cast Your Vote in the British Sewing Awards

Don’t miss out on the chance to vote for your stitchy favourites! The British Sewing Awards is run every year by Sew magazine, and it’s the perfect opportunity to share the leading lights that you’ve been loving and using! Still not convinced? Here are four […]

Adorable Felt Christmas Decorations (+ Free Templates!)

Adorable Felt Christmas Decorations (+ Free Templates!)

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 […]

Make Your Own Star Christmas Decoration

Make Your Own Star Christmas Decoration

If you’re looking for a quick creative make for Christmas this year, then you’ll just love this gorgeous star Christmas decoration! Created using the fantastic faux leather paper from the Creativ range, this gorgeous star is embellished with sparkling thread and an eye-catching embroidered design […]

Chain Stitch Embroidery: Halloween Edition [+Free Template!]

Chain Stitch Embroidery: Halloween Edition [+Free Template!]

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 […]

Sew Your Own Halloween Witch Decoration: A Debbie Shore Tutorial

Sew Your Own Halloween Witch Decoration: A Debbie Shore Tutorial

This Halloween, why not put your sewing skills to the test, with this fantastic Halloween witch decoration sewing project from the fabulous Debbie Shore? This wonderfully creative witch doll is as colourful as she is creepy, and would look fantastic sat beside this year’s pumpkin, […]

Embroidery for Beginners: How to Embroider Letters [+ FREE Template!]

Embroidery for Beginners: How to Embroider Letters [+ FREE Template!]

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 […]

Debbie Shore’s DIY Halloween Treat Bag

Debbie Shore’s DIY Halloween Treat Bag

Halloween is all about trick or treating… and what better way to prepare your little ghoul or goblin for a hard night’s doorbell-ringing than with this homemade treat bucket? It looks fantastic completed… and even better full of sweets! Check out Debbie Shore’s simple step-by-step project […]

How To Make An Autumn Quilt: Time To Snuggle Up!

How To Make An Autumn Quilt: Time To Snuggle Up!

With the cool breezes and early evenings of autumn beginning to make an appearance as the summer months slowly draw to a close, we can’t stop thinking about how we can spend more time cuddled up indoors under our favourite autumn quilts! There’s no better way […]

How to Embroider: Embroidery Hoop Art For Beginners

How to Embroider: Embroidery Hoop Art For Beginners

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 […]

Our Top Craft Room Storage Ideas

Our Top Craft Room Storage Ideas

Do you know what some of the greatest minds in history all had in common? A messy desk! Apparently the likes of Albert Einstein and Mark Twain worked at desks filled with clutter… and if you have anything in common with these fantastic thinkers, then […]

Debbie Shore’s Pincushion With a Difference Project

Debbie Shore’s Pincushion With a Difference Project

If sewing‘s your passion, then we’ve a DIY pincushion you’re going to LOVE! Not only is it the perfect place to keep your pins handy (obviously) but its unique shape means it will effortless hold all those handy little threads, trims, ribbons, safety pins and […]

Effortless Paper and Fabric Die Cutting with the Fabmatic

Effortless Paper and Fabric Die Cutting with the Fabmatic

Seasoned papercrafters are well aware that when it comes to creating intricately cut shaped toppers, tags, cards and other embellishments, the opportunities are almost limitless, thanks to die cutting machines and accessories. But what if we told you we had a die cutting machine that […]

Discover Sewing: Our Pick of Crafty Sewing Kits

Discover Sewing: Our Pick of Crafty Sewing Kits

Whether you love sewing and you’re looking for your next fix, or you’re a sewing beginner who’s after a quick and easy way to get started in a new hobby, we’re pretty sure you’ll find what you’re looking for right here! We’ve had a look […]