How to make an elephant cushion

Making our cross-stitch elephant cushion is so easy with these simple instructions. If you’re a fan of embroidery and cross-stitch, then this is the sewing project for you. Stitch three…

Knitting needles

Technical Knitting Editor, Tina Egleton, has compiled this informative guide on the different types of knitting needles and choosing the right size for your project. Below is a list of…

How to make a mouse cat toy

Finished size: 10 x 5cm plus tail How to make a catnip cat toy You will need Tracing paper and pencil 20cm square of patterned cotton fabric 15cm square of…

There can be numerous reasons for rashes, itches and other annoying skin problems. ‘To get the help you need, start by looking at where your problem’s located, what it feels…

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 ✤…

These fish bags with drawstring fastening make  ideal laundry holders and are fun for all the family Materials: how to make a fish bag   Fish template   ½m of…

How To: Transfer a photo onto fabric

Make sure you never forget those holiday snaps with our clever how-to guide on how to make your favourite photos into stunning cushions.   You won’t believe how easy it is, once…

Mel and Sue

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have undoubtedly become one of the nation’s best-loved presenting duos over the years. Best known for appearing on the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off,…

Knitting

Having trouble working out what the abbreviations mean on knitting patterns? Follow our guide to basic knitting abbreviations. Practically all knitting patterns use some sort of abbreviations. Each pattern will…