All posts by Crafty Jen

Quilt Colour Workshop | How To Use Colour?

The brand new book from the incredibly talented team behind the Fat Quarterly e-zine is not to be missed! Quilt Colour Workshop explores colour theory in a creative and fascinating way, demonstrating the huge impact that colour can have on your quilting and sewing projects. The Fat Quarterly e-zine is a digital magazine for modern…

Sew Cute To Carry | Stylish Handmade Bag Patterns

Learn how to sew twelve beautiful bags with this fun collection of bag patterns from designer Melanie McNeice of Melly & Me! If you’re new to sewing and have always wanted to make your own handbag, or have made them before and are just looking for inspiration for your next project, you’ll find a huge…

Fast & Fun Knitting Pattern | Summer Lanterns

These quirky lanterns are perfect decorations for a barbecue or outdoor party. They’d also make great accessories for a summer wedding. This knitting pattern has been taken from Fast & Fun Knits by Claire Garland, which is packed full of feel-good projects for you to enjoy. YOU WILL NEED 1 x 1¾oz (50g) ball sport-weight…

Sew Cute To Cuddle | Adorable Soft Toy Sewing Patterns

We know that you love making soft toys as much as we do, so we wanted to share one of our favourite soft toy sewing books with you. Sew Cute To Cuddle is packed with twelve adorable soft toy patterns that are bursting with charm and character! The toys in this book are designed by…

How to Make | Granny Square Baby Blanket

This easy granny square baby blanket would make a lovely gift for a new arrival. Small enough to fit perfectly in a buggy, this blanket is handy to have on the go, and is sure to become a treasured heirloom for your little one. You Will Need: 5mm (US size H/8) crochet hook 3 x…

How to Make | Frilly Baby Bonnet

This beautiful, vintage-inspired baby bonnet is ideal as a gift for a special occasion, such as a first birthday or a christening. You Will Need: 4mm (US size G/6) needles 1 x 100g ball of DK yarn (We suggest Patons Baby Fab DK White) Ribbon and lace (optional) Here’s how to make the frilly baby…

How to Make | Crochet Flower Coasters

These pretty crochet flower coasters by Grace Harvey are so quick and simple to make, either for yourself or as gifts! All you need is a ball of yarn and a 3mm crochet hook. Pick your favourite colours to create a coordinating set of crochet flower coasters, perfect to brighten up any coffee table! Foundation…