There’ll always be a last minute emergency when you’re not near a sewing machine, and a bit of hand sewing is necessary! The split in the school trousers is typically found as your son or daughter is just leaving the house for school! But this is a really simple repair. Turn the garment inside out… Read more »

  I’ve been nominated for a couple of categories, Half Yard Christmas for best book, and Bags Galore! For best cd… I’m so thrilled to have the nominations, the icing on the cake would be to actually win! So if you’d care to vote, click on the link, and thank you!

    I have quite a few old sewing machines, some work but most don’t, I just love the look and nostalgic feel of these heavy old beasts! My favourite is the green Singer from the 1940’s I think, although the black cast iron machines are beautiful there are so many around, you don’t see… Read more »

What a lovely way to decorate the house or garden for a birthday party! And this bunting is really simple to make…   I cut out 13 rectangles of fabric, measuring 6″ x 16″, for the pennants. Then trimmed them with pinking shears for two reasons, they look pretty, and won’t fray! The letters were… Read more »

I found a few pieces of fabric in my stash that were too small to make a project, one of them had a print of owls all over it. So, I decided to cut out the owls and applique them to a make up bag! I used a squirt of Stick and Spray for fabric,… Read more »

I’m really sorry, but there was a tiny typo in the address for the reader offer on page 66 of Sew Inspired issue 1. Click here to access the bundle and use the code from the magazine at checkout to get your special saving!

My brand new sewing magazine, Sew Inspired, is out now! If you’ve been thinking about starting a new crafty hobby or are new to sewing and would like some guidance, check out issue one of Sew Inspired magazine, available now for just £9.99! In this very first issue of Sew Inspired, you’ll find a wide… Read more »

    Before I design a project, I like to pin a few ideas and fabrics to a mood board, to give me a feeling of what works [and what doesn’t]! I hate wasting time, so the worst thing for me would be to make up a whole project just to realise the colours, fabrics… Read more »

Piping is simply a length of cord, of various widths, sandwiched into a piece of bias binding and sewn into a seam. Usually seen on cushion covers, this technique gives a finished, professional look, and can be used on blinds, curtains, bags and clothing. Bias binding is used so that the piping will go around… Read more »

Debbie Shore is set to become the face of Crafter’s Companion’s new venture as the company looks to expand its presence in the sewing market. The announcement comes just six months after the sewing icon engaged with the craft supplies company to develop and launch a new range of CD-ROMS for her loyal followers. Crafter’s Companion’s… Read more »

Half Yard Gifts is my latest booking launching in October….pre-register your interest now! It contains 22 projects to sew and give away, each made using less than half a yard of fabric. The book contains gifts for all your family and friends: the projects range from pincushions, bags and paperweights to aprons for budding chefs,… Read more »

This Thursday see’s the launch of my new Christmas Projects CD Twin Set. I still remember the Christmas decorations from my childhood, that were brought out every year, bringing a smile to everyone’s face and making the festive season that little bit more special. I’m hoping the characters on this CD will do the same for… Read more »