Make It: Teacup Pin Cushion

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  An incredibly quick, easy project that anyone can do, this delightful teacup pin cushion makes the perfect gift for the sewist in your life!   Materials: Teacup or mini jug Fabric Toy stuffing Pins Sewing needles Scissors Thread   Instructions: Depending on the size of your teacup or mini jug cut a piece of […]

Make It: Felt Easter Egg Decorations

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    Decorate your home for Easter with these wonderful felt eggs.   Materials Felt (various colours) Paper Pencil Toy stuffing Ribbon Needle Thread Scissors   Instructions   Draw an egg shaped template onto a piece of paper and cut out. Pin the template onto your felt and cut 3 x shapes. (In various colours […]

Lined Drawsting Bag Tutorial

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Keep your belongings with you in style with this simple to make drawstring bag. Materials Cotton Fabric Sewing machine Thread Scissors Darning needle (Large) Ribbon   Instructions Cut 4 fabric squares that measure 11” x 9.5” Iron flat if necessary Place inside layer of fabric the right side up onto outside layer of fabric wrong […]

Make a Set of Mini ‘HOME’ Pillows

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  These mini pillows make a marvellous display or an equally terrific gift for someone moving into their new home. Make a set today with our easy pattern:   Materials Cotton Fabric (Fat quarters) Sewing Machine Sewing needles Thread Scissors Stuffing Paper / pencil / ruler Printer   Instructions On a piece of paper draw […]

From the Bookcase: The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking

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  If learning to make your own clothes is on your list of things to do this year, Wendy Ward’s Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking is a great book to get you started. This 128 page book contains easy to follow projects and pattern sheets to create six classic garments. The book also covers 14 dressmaking techniques with clear, […]