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Tag: sewing

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 to enjoy a Create and Craft show, than wrapped up snug as a bug under a soft and cuddly quilt, hot drink in hand, and chocolates at the ready! So what better time than the present to get that autumn quilt project well and truly under way? Follow the step-by-step instructions below, and create a luxurious quilt to snuggle up underneath! You could even make more than one, and give them as gifts at Christmas… that’ll keep you occupied until the sun returns in spring!

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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 […]

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 […]

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 through our range of sewing kits for beginners, and hand-picked a pretty selection we think would make the ideal starting point for less experienced sewers, as well as fantastic little projects for the rest of you sewing enthusiasts!

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Maz Makes… Nursery Bunting!

Maz Makes… Nursery Bunting!

This month, the lovely Maz has been working on a very special project… if you read last month’s entry, you’ll remember that the pitter patter of tiny of feet was imminent, and Maz was soon to have another grandchild – well this month, she takes […]

Butterick Sewing Machine: Rave Reviews at Create and Craft!

Butterick Sewing Machine: Rave Reviews at Create and Craft!

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! 

Meet Alistair Macdonald: Owner of House of Alistair

Meet Alistair Macdonald: Owner of House of Alistair

Using iconic Liberty prints, House of Alistair produce gorgeous items that you can use in all your crafty creations. From creating stunning summery dresses, to adoring your card makes with fabric buttons, there’s something for everyone. Renovate your home and bring the sunshine indoors with beautiful textiles, stunning colours and fun fabrics including cushion covers, bunting, napkins and throws – the possibilities are endless and the results are fantastic, with the help of this renowned textile brand. But where does House of Alistair‘s creator, Alistair Macdonald, find his inspiration? Find out from the man himself!

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How to Make Santa Cutlery Holders [Debbie Shore]

How to Make Santa Cutlery Holders [Debbie Shore]

Looking for a fun way to add festive cheer to your table this Christmas? We’ve a fantastic Christmas sewing project that’s bound to leave your guets impressed, before they’ve even tucked into the turkey! Check out these adorable Santa cutlery holders from the lovely Debbie […]

National Sewing Machine Day: Be Inspired!

National Sewing Machine Day: Be Inspired!

June 13th might not mean much to you (yet!) but here at Create and Craft we know it as National Sewing Machine Day! That’s right, there is a whole day dedicated to the invention of these ingenious machines that have been around for 228 years! […]

10 Best Sewing Machines 2018: Hand-Picked by Create and Craft!

10 Best Sewing Machines 2018: Hand-Picked by Create and Craft!

Owning a reliable sewing machine helps you to discover an exciting new hobby, unlocking your creative potential, and enabling you to achieve results you never thought you could. Sewing machines aren’t just craft items; they’re cherished companions that help you to create your own clothing, make quilts, enhance your home decor and more! That’s why it’s essential that you find your perfect match… and we know how tricky it can be to choose! Which is why we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 sewing machines available to buy right now, along with plenty of helpful sewing machine reviews from the people who’ve bought them! To help you find your ideal partner, check out 10 of the best sewing machines on the market right now, and take yourself one step closer to the sewing machine of your dreams!

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Sewing Secrets: Learn How To Make Your Own Clothes!

Sewing Secrets: Learn How To Make Your Own Clothes!

Maybe you already have a sewing machine, but it’s sat gathering dust somewhere because you’re too afraid to use it? Or perhaps you’re not afraid at all – perhaps you’d love to get sewing and start creating your own clothes and accessories… but you’re totally […]

Shine Bright: More Crafty Ways To Brighten Up Your World!

Shine Bright: More Crafty Ways To Brighten Up Your World!

Our 15th birthday is all about illumination – the days are getting lighter and longer, and we want to celebrate this fantastic time of year by brightening up your crafting world! So we asked our crafty contribution team to put together an array of dazzling […]

Sew Inspirational: Our Sewing Bee Live Competition Winner Shares Her Makes

Sew Inspirational: Our Sewing Bee Live Competition Winner Shares Her Makes

Whether you’re a hobby stitchcrafter, or a professional dressmaker, you’re bound to have heard about  the Great British Sewing Bee Live event! Packed with workshops, demonstrations and fashion galleries, it’s every sewing enthusiasts dream-come-true. And as if all that wasn’t enough, last year’s event proved extra-special for Val Boyle, who was the lucky winner of our event competition, bagging herself a fantastic Butterick machine!

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