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How To Make A 30-Minute Pencil Roll

How To Make A 30-Minute Pencil Roll

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 […]

8 Beautiful Quilt Pattern Ideas For You To Try This Winter

8 Beautiful Quilt Pattern Ideas For You To Try This Winter

If you’re fairly new to quilting but desperate to sink your teeth (and your sewing needles!) into this exciting new hobby, then we’ve the perfect place for you to begin.  The Calico Queen, and star of the Quilting Classroom, Jennie Rayment herself, is here to […]

Jennie Rayment’s 5 Quilting Essentials for Beginners

Jennie Rayment’s 5 Quilting Essentials for Beginners

In the thick of winter, we often find ourselves looking for crafty and creative ways to lift our spirits and distract our minds from the long, dark evenings and the bleak and blustery British weather. Why not try your hand at patchwork and quilting? Discover […]

Debbie Shore’s DIY Felt Snowman Christmas Decoration

Debbie Shore’s DIY Felt Snowman Christmas Decoration

Learn how to make the most adorable felt snowman Christmas decoration, with our resident sewing expert, Debbie Shore! In this easy-to-follow video  tutorial, Debbie takes you step-by step through the project, enabling you to create your own DIY felt snowman. Popping out of a cute […]

Debbie Shore’s Christmas Heirloom

Debbie Shore’s Christmas Heirloom

Want to create something with longevity, that’s so gorgeous it will be cherished for years to come? This cute little character will put smiles on the faces of your loved ones Christmas after Christmas! You can create him using a sewing machine, or he can easily […]

Debbie Shore’s Fabric Christmas Tree

Debbie Shore’s Fabric Christmas Tree

Christmas is right around the corner now, and Christmas tree decorations are on everyone’s crafty minds… but what about the rest of your home? Once the tree itself is covered in baubles and sparkle, how do you plan on adding festive touches to your tables, […]

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 […]

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 […]