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Sewing organiser

Free up some time to make our sewing organiser using pretty quilted fabric. Materials: ✤ Fat quarter of Fox In The Foxgloves, cut into two rectangles measuring 22 x 18cm…

How to make a coin purse

You will need: Finished size: 19 x 17cm ✤ 45 x 25cm rectangle of patterned fabric, lightweight wadding and plain fabric ✤ Cup or mug with an 8cm-diameter rim ✤…

Round cushion covers

For each cushion you will need: ✤ 80 x 40cm rectangle each of patterned and plain lightweight cotton fabric,  eg, lawn or voile ✤ 33cm round cushion pad ✤ Two…

Shirt cushion

You will need ✤ 15 x 20cm rectangle of white cotton fabric ✤ 15 x 10cm rectangle of bonding web ✤ Stranded cotton embroidery thread in black and a colour…

Sewing case

Do you have a spare afternoon? Follow our steps and make yourself a sewing case in a pretty printed fabric in three hours. You will need: 40 x 30cm rectangle…

Knitting needle case

Set aside two hours to make this pretty knitting needle case out of your favourite fabric. You will need: 50 x 40cm rectangle of patterned fabric 50 x 40cm rectangle…

Craft bag

Note: Take 1.5cm seam allowance unless stated otherwise. Join pieces with right sides together and edges level. You will need: 50cm of 110cm-wide patterned fabric 30 x 20cm rectangle of…

Dog doorstop

Follow our instructions and you’ll have a cute dog doorstop for your home in 3-4 hours. You will need: ✤ Access to a photocopier ✤ Tracing paper and pencil ✤…

Christmas stockings

Making patterns and cutting out Enlarge the stocking template on a photocopier, so that the cuff width measures approximately 20cm, and cut out. Red snowflake stocking You will need: ✤…

Cushion made from old jumper

Santa Stocking An old jumper can be transformed into a charming stocking, perfect for stuffing with gifts on Christmas morning. You will need: ✤ Textured or patterned old jumper ✤…

Materials Cotton fabric Child’s coat hanger Matching ribbon Matching sewing thread Paper for the template Pencil Scissors To make the template for the peg bag Note: Use 1cm seam allowances…

Download your Curved Pieced Bag pattern

With elegant lines and a magnetic fastener, the Emilia Patchwork bag features simple curved piecing. Choose your colour palette and give it a go! Here’s your free Emillia Patchwork pattern…

Great British Sewing Bee From Stitch To Style Book

  Swish into summer in these elegant Great British Sewing Bee trousers from the brand-new GBSB book. They have a lovely fluid shape that works with either flats or heels,…

Fabric trays

Finished sizes of the trays: Large tray: 16 x 16cm Medium tray: 13 x 13cm Small tray: 9 x 9c For the large tray: 
Two pieces of 25cm-square cotton fabric …

Cat and dog kids' clocks

For each clock, you will need: Finished size: 20cm diameter ✤ 35 x 35cm turquoise or pink cotton fabric ✤ Scissors and pins ✤ Matching cotton thread ✤ Embroidery thread…