Tag: Sewing

6 Gifts to make for children this Christmas

At Christmas, children are given toys quite literally by the stocking load, but it is the handmade, keepsake gifts they will cherish for years. This Christmas, make them something they will keep hold of for years to come with some of these loveable kits. 1. Melissa sewing kit from My Rag Doll Looking for a…

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How to Use Freezer Paper

Freezer paper might be a strange bedfellow for crafters, but boy, is it a useful one! Having recently reviewed our haberdashery ranges, we’ve added Reynold’s Freezer Paper to our core stock, because we believe it’s one of the most helpful things to have to hand for applique and any sewing project where small templates are…

16 Creative Embroidery Hoop Ideas

The humble embroidery hoop is not only an essential tool for needlework, it can also have creative uses too. And we’re not just taking about using it to frame your work – which is a given – there are LOTS of other exciting embroidery hoop ideas, as you will see… 1. Mirror, Mirror Decorate your…

Stitched Linen Gift Bags

Stitched Linen Gift Bags

How’s this for a great idea this Christmas? Helen Philipps shows you how to make stitched linen gift bags in such a simple way… a pretty way to create your own DIY gift wrap this Christmas. These sweet little drawstring bags would be perfect to hold precious gifts, perhaps jewellery or other sparkly trinkets. You…

Luna Lapin at the Festival of Quilts

Luna Lapin at the Festival Quilts

  Luna Lapin is a quiet and kind rabbit with impeccable taste. Luna loves to sew, and very soon you can sew her – thanks to the imminent release of Making Luna Lapin by Sarah Peel. We’re so excited about this book that we jumped at the chance to meet up with Luna herself at…

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DIY Cross Stitch Roses Pincushion

This beautiful cross stitch roses pincushion designed by Helen Philipps is easy to make – very vintage, very pretty and very useful at the same time! Cross stitch roses are timeless and work well with so many fabrics.   You Will Need • 28-count linen in pale pink, 10cm (4in) square • DMC stranded cottons…