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Debbie Shore’s Beautiful Heart Bunting Tutorial

Debbie Shore’s Beautiful Heart Bunting Tutorial

Looking for a quick and easy sewing project that will add instant charm to any room of the home? This timeless heart bunting provides the perfect way to add gorgeous rustic home decor to bedrooms, kitchen dressers, garden parties and more. Whilst the pretty heart […]

Debbie Shore’s DIY Heart Wreath Tutorial

Debbie Shore’s DIY Heart Wreath Tutorial

Looking to create some gorgeous home decor for Valentine’s Day? Or perhaps you’re looking for something cute and quirky to add to your bedroom, conservatory or summer house? This beautiful DIY heart wreath is the perfect project for sewing enthusiasts to get stuck into! Not […]

Butterick Sewing Machine Review

Butterick Sewing Machine Review

Sewing and Butterick pattern enthusiasts are in for a treat: the Signature EB6100 Butterick Sewing Machine was launched exclusively by Create and Craft in 2017, and since then, its reviews have been phenomenal!  (more…)

Debbie Shore’s DIY Sewing Storage Project

Debbie Shore’s DIY Sewing Storage Project

Create this handy sewing storage solution with a little help from the fabulous Debbie Shore, and keep your sewing table tidy, no matter what you’re working on! This crafty little sewing storage easel is a must-have for sewing enthusiasts everywhere. Not only is it a […]

Debbie Shore’s Vintage Apron Pattern

Debbie Shore’s Vintage Apron Pattern

Create your own beautiful vintage apron using this fantastic step-by-step sewing tutorial from Debbie Shore! Not only would this classic apron design brighten up every moment you spent in your own kitchen – but it would make a fantastic personalised gift for the baking fanatic […]

How To Use Less Plastic: Create Becky Cole’s Reusable Sandwich Wrap!

How To Use Less Plastic: Create Becky Cole’s Reusable Sandwich Wrap!

Reducing our reliance on single-use plastic is one of the most important changes we can make to our daily lives, and whilst many have now started investing in reusable coffee cups and metal drinking straws in order to use less plastic, there’s still one disposable plastic culprit in almost every kitchen in the country… and that’s clingfilm! The majority of clingfilm used in our kitchens still ends up in landfills, where it takes hundreds of years to degrade. Clingfilm remnants that end up in the sea pose significant dangers to many marine creatures, who confuse this rubbish for edible jellyfish, not to mention the chemical pollution that results! So Becky Cole is here with another fantastic kitchen sewing project to help us use less of the stuff – a reusable sandwich wrap!

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What Learning To Quilt Could Offer You!

What Learning To Quilt Could Offer You!

Perhaps you’re already a sewing enthusiast, but you’ve never turned your needle from fashion projects to something new… or perhaps you’ve never picked up a needle and thread – yet learning to quilt is very much on your crafty  ‘To Do’ list this year! Whatever […]

Reusable Storage Lids: A Kitchen Sewing Project

Reusable Storage Lids: A Kitchen Sewing Project

Reducing our reliance on single use plastic is one of the most important changes we can make to our daily lives, to help look after our environment for future generations. This simple little kitchen sewing project will show you step by step how to make […]

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 will be able to find plenty more uses for this quick and crafty project than just storing pencils… You could fill it with knitting needles and gift it with a ball of yarn to the knitting enthusiast in your life, or add some crochet hooks and gift it alongside one of our super cool crochet kits. The creative possibilities are endless!

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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 […]

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 plastic is one of the most important changes we can make to our daily lives, and clingfilm use is no exception. These attractive little bags can be used for sandwiches in a packed lunch at school or work and, because they are fully washable, you can reuse them time and time again! Make your lunchbox more attractive, save money, and reduce landfill all in one go!

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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 […]

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 is coming up, we’re dedicating this tutorial to the spookiest time of the year. We’ll be learning how to sew chain stitch embroidery, and we’ll also use a running stitch. Bonus: you’ll make a felt spider, too!

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