Today I’m sharing a lovely and easy to make project that you can do at home with minimal materials and toold! Whether this is a gift or storage bag, the drawstring bag can be a useful accessory for anything from a pair of slippers to a nightwear pouch! Top tip: Use a ¼” seam allowance…. Read more »

This pretty wreath will make a stylish table centrepiece for the festive season, place it around a candle, or make up a few to create a unique display of wreaths. I really can’t wait to decorate the house this Christmas with a few of these! Below is a step by step tutorial on how to… Read more »

Hello September! Can you believe we’re already here? Autumn is such a wonderful season! The beautifully coloured crisp leaves, stunning forsted cobwebs, chunky knitted winter woolies and the yummy hot chocolates! I thought I’d share this tutorial with you! What a stylish way to keep your tea warmer for that little bit longer, you’ll always… Read more »

This simple storage hoop will help to organise your craft room and add a pretty touch to your decor too! Materials needed: 10” embroidery hoop 1 fat quarter woodland tree fabric 1r 1 fat quarter woodland tree fabric 2 Erasable ink pen Pinking shears Hand sewing needle and strong thread 6” ribbon Sewing machine Steps:… Read more »

Christmas Tree Bunting We’re getting closer to the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ and I for one love to be organised and ready for Christmas! I love to have the house decorated as early as possible so I can kick back and enjoy a nice cup of cocoa in front of the fire, all… Read more »

Threaders by Crafter’s Companion brings you a stunning new range of fabrics for this Spring. Available now at Crafter’s Companion I’ve put together some free projects for you to use with the fabrics. Currant Bun: Click here for instructions. Click here for pattern template     Button Wreath: Click here for instructions       Cutting Mat… Read more »

  A simple smocked bag I thought you may enjoy making!     x                  

This pleated cushion cover is easier to make than it looks, and can be made in any size you like as long as the patterned pieces of fabric are cut square. I’m using a 30.5cm [12”] cushion pad, and a 6mm [1/4”] seam allowance.   Materials:   Four 15cm [6”] squares of patterned fabric 2… Read more »

Coffee or jam jars make really useful storage canisters, but aren’t usually very pretty! So why not transform a plain jar into a budding tulip, with a handy pin cushion on top! Although your jar sits inside the jacket so that you can still see the contents, you could easily label each jar with a… Read more »

    Four circles of fabric can come together to make a really unusual, simple little bag! I’ve used my new circle template which is 12″ around the outside.   You will need: 12” circle template 2 x 13” pieces of outer fabric 2 x 13” pieces of lining 8” x 6” rectangle of lining… Read more »

Cottage door stop     Prop open your door with this happy little rice-filled door stop, certain to put a smile on the faces of your visitors! As these door stops won’t go in to the washing machine, I’ve used a fabric glue to apply the flowers. You could add birds and trees to make… Read more »

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 »