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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…

Rosemary or lavender heart

If you’re keen to start a simple new project on a quiet afternoon, we suggest stitching a handy herb-stuffed rosemary or lavender heart give any room, drawer or cupboard a…

Star cushion

Finished size of star cushion: 40cm You will need: ✤ Access to a photocopier ✤ Three pieces of cotton fabric, each measuring 35 x 50cm ✤ Polyester toy filling ✤…

How to make a royal dog coat

Finished size: 50 x 41cm excluding straps, for a dog measuring 64cm around its tummy and 53cm from collar to base of tail. To make a royal dog coat you…

How to make a personalised craft box

Finished size: 25 x 23cm, excluding loop You will need Tracing paper and a sharp HB pencil 40cm of 90cm-wide plain red felt 40cm of 112cm-wide turquoise patterned cotton fabric…

How to sew an invisible zip

Learn how to sew an invsible zip when making a dress with dressmaking expert, Thelma’s, easy-to-follow techniques. You will need Pins Invisible zip foot Zipper foot Invisible zip Matching thread…

How to make a garden apron

Finished size: 42 x 23cm, excluding the belt You will need 30cm of 112cm-wide green spotted cotton fabric 30cm of 112cm-wide plain turquoise cotton fabric 30cm of 112cm-wide blue patterned…

How to make a baby bib

Finished size: 24cm wide x 34cm long. The neck circumference is 26cm. For a larger neck size, increase the scoop of the neck when cutting out. Use 1cm seam allowances.…

How to make a stylish Chrismas tree card in cross stitch

Making a Christmas tree cross stitch is so simple with our easy-to-follow chart. Just stitch the stars, Christmas tree branches and little tree pot before adding a selection of beads…

How to make an elephant pull along toy

Finished size: Baby elephant toy, 24 x 18cm, mummy elephant toy, 30.5 x 22cm. Note: Mummy elephant pull along toy measurements are shown in brackets. For each elephant, you will…