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Tag: sewing

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 […]

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 […]

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 projects aglow with creativity… and they have not disappointed! From bright bracelets to jar lanterns, and inspirational cards to shadow boxes, we’ve something for every crafter to be inspired by! Below are just a few of these dazzling projects for you to explore… you can view the whole selection right here!

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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 […]

Sew Gorgeous: Our Favourite Fabrics for Spring

Sew Gorgeous: Our Favourite Fabrics for Spring

After the winter that just wouldn’t go away, we are SO ready for spring to come out and play at Create and Craft HQ! Which is why we thought it was about time we collated our favourite fabrics for the season ahead. Think pretty pastels, […]

Bags of Style: Bag-Making Must-Haves Plus Free Download

Bags of Style: Bag-Making Must-Haves Plus Free Download

It’s possibly one of the most essential fashion accessories we own – you can’t leave home without it, and it feels like your whole life’s inside… what are we talking about? Your bag, of course! But for the crafty among us, the bag you carry can also be a fantastic excuse to get creative. You don’t have to be a pro stitch-crafter to create your own crafty handbag, tote bag, or shopper – we’ve bag-making kits and accessories to suit all!

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Hold The Front Door: How To Make A Cute Cottage Doorstop

Hold The Front Door: How To Make A Cute Cottage Doorstop

This incredible little cottage in miniature is the work of none other than our lovely, and incredibly talented, Rebecca Cole! Ideal for propping open doors throughout your home, this doorstop is a great project to get stuck into, whether you’re sewing for yourself, or creating […]

Top 10 Sewing Kits February 2018

Top 10 Sewing Kits February 2018

Well, well, sewing enthusiasts, we’ve got a fabulous February planned for you! This month we’re bringing fun, colour, and organisation to your life, with our pick of the best quilting, sewing and embroidery kits available. Discover elegant florals and bold geometric prints across cosy quilts […]

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 sweet yet simple framed textile design is the perfect way to show that special someone that your heart is filled with love… literally!

This pretty framed loveheart need not be reserved just for Valentine’s Day though – why not create it for a little one’s bedroom? Or as a birthday gift for a close friend? You could use co-ordinating fabrics to produce three or more and hang them in a row… the home decor possibilities are endless!

Over to Charlotte Newland, to find out exactly how it’s done…

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