Toy Storage Basket and Play Mat Sewing Tutorial

You can never have too much storage & this innovative little basket and play mat won’t only keep toys, such as Lego, stored away – it can also help with the tidying up in a flash!

To complete this project you will need to feel comfortable sewing curves through multiple, sometimes thick, layers & be accurate in your measuring & cutting.

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How To: Make A Dribble Bib – Free Pattern And Tutorial


One of the most popular posts on my blog has consistently been The Best Fabrics for Dribble Bibs  & I’ve been planning on publishing a bib pattern & tutorial for a while now to compliment that post…

In these bibs I chose to use a cotton outer and a bamboo towelling & bamboo velour as backing fabric.

There are loads of other fabric choices you could use – check out the original post to run you through the options and the properties of each fabric

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How To: Make A Heart Garland

Love is in the air!

This quick and easy project is perfect for Valentines Day! Read below for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own felt heart garland using only a few basic supplies.

There’s many different types of felt you could use for this project, we suggest giving our felt fabric guide a quick whizz through before you get started to help you decide which one is best for you!

Displaying hearts in your home spreads a positive message to your visitors, it says ‘you are welcome, I’m here for you & will bring a splash of colour to your home. It’ll also give you a sense of pride at what you achieved, every time you walk by!

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How To: Sew An Eye Mask – Free Pattern!

Eye masks are great if you need a little time to relax and unwind. They block out visual ‘noise’ around you as the darkness tricks your brain into the state of calm it associates with sleep.

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How To: Sew A Piped Cushion

Cushions! One of the quickest ways to showcase your prized fabrics and bring a splash of colour and personality to a room

This cushion uses quilting cotton that is stabilised with woven interfacing, meaning you can tackle a zip & piping without adding extra complications a lining may bring.

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15 Minute Napkin With Mitered Corners

We’re continuing out theme of helping you create a more sustainable Christmas… Fabric napkins are a fabulous step into sustainability & will make your Christmas table look amazing!

With some clever folding, a coordinating runner & some homemade Christmas crackers you will create an incredible focal point for your Christmas feast.

Follow this tutorial & learn how to stitch a mitred corner in just 15 minutes!

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Reusable Christmas Cracker Sewing Tutorial

Fancy a more sustainable snap at your festive table this year? This Christmas cracker of a tutorial (oh yes they did!) will have you repurposing your recycling, reducing your rubbish & reusing resources!

These crackers can be refilled time & time again & stored away for the following year without fear of the snap losing it’s spark!

The core of these crackers is a plastic milk carton & the snap sound comes from a knotted elastic band that pings on a milk bottle top & makes a satisfying SNAP sound! A fantastic re-purpose of your old rubbish… Don’t you agree?

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A Fabric Guide: Felt Fabric

I’d hazard a guess that most people have used felt at some point in their lives.

Who remembers Fuzzy Felt?!

I used to love putting together Fuzzy Felt scenes when I was small.

Felt comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes and quality, here’s a guide on choosing the right felt for your project and some handling tips.

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A Quick Tip For Cutting Out Slippery Fabrics

Despairing this morning when I realised Little Plush had zero leggings that fitted properly (how do they grow sooo fast?!) I decided it would be quicker to sew some up than actually get to the shops. If you’ve not tried sewing leggings – don’t be scared – they are SO easy and are super quick to boot – win win. Continue reading “A Quick Tip For Cutting Out Slippery Fabrics”

Easter Bunny Garland Tutorial

I’ll ease back in gently to the year and kick off with a cute tutorial for Easter which was first published last year in Love Sewing magazine

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Easter Bunny Garland Tutorial

This is a great a scrap-busting project which will add a touch of adorable to your Easter celebrations.

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