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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 […]

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 […]

How to Make a Halloween Bat Decoration in 15 Minutes [+ Free Template!]

How to Make a Halloween Bat Decoration in 15 Minutes [+ Free Template!]

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 be dressed to suit the occasion. This cute Halloween bat decoration is quick to make for us last-minute decorators! Hang a few of them from your front doorway for a spooky entrance to your home this October 31st.

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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 […]

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 […]

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 a beautiful starter project that’s perfect for beginners, and show you a few basic skills, including how to embroider letters, mastering the slip stitch, and creating the French knot (a must for full stops and any other kind of dot!)

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Filled With Love – Charlotte Newland’s Trendy Textile Heart [With Template]

Filled With Love – Charlotte Newland’s Trendy Textile Heart [With Template]

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 […]

This Teddy Bear Cushion is UnBEARably Cute!

This Teddy Bear Cushion is UnBEARably Cute!

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.

How to Keep Your Kids Entertained in the School Holidays

How to Keep Your Kids Entertained in the School Holidays

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? Keep reading to find a step-by-step project that kids of any age and skill level can complete!

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How to Make a Picnic Blanket [Charlotte Newland]

How to Make a Picnic Blanket [Charlotte Newland]

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 […]

How to Make a Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

How to Make a Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

This Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt has been imagined, designed and handcrafted by sewing expert and competition winner, Charlotte Newland. Here’s her step-by-step project!

Amazing DIY Wedding Tissue Paper Flowers

Amazing DIY Wedding Tissue Paper Flowers

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.

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DIY Weddings: Something for the Groom

DIY Weddings: Something for the Groom

Due to the popularity of our ‘DIY Wedding‘ season, we thought we’d get some celebrity crafters involved in the festivities. ‘Something for the Groom’ has been imagined, designed and handcrafted by last year’s Great British Sewing Bee winner, Charlotte Newland. Here’s her step-by-step project to […]

Charlotte Newland’s Happy Birthday Bunting

Charlotte Newland’s Happy Birthday Bunting

“Bunting adds the perfect handmade touch to a birthday party, and with this tutorial, you can make your very own colourful bunting that will last forever!” – Charlotte Newland

New Ambassador: Charlotte Newland Announced

New Ambassador: Charlotte Newland Announced

We are incredibly excited and proud to announce another new Create and Craft Ambassador, sewing & quilting expert Charlotte Newland! Charlotte joins other crafting experts including the ‘The Crafty Beggars’ Wendy Turner-Webster and Julie Peasgood, Mich Turner MBE,  Cassie Brown, Sarah Hurley and Sarah Millsop.

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