Christmas Presents

Using brown paper as the basis, you can create wonderful wrappings with just a few ribbons, twine, jingle bells and foliage You will need: * Brown paper * 12in pack…

Stitch floral and dotty printed fabric together to make a frilly vintage apron from 1978 – perfect for cooking that special family dinner To make a dainty pinny with this…

Nordic Xmas Card

Handcraft these beautiful Christmas cards for your loved ones by using some felt, coloured card and a little imagination To make Christmas cards you will need: Card blanks Felt in…

Sew this simple project in two contrasting fabrics. Finished size: 31 x 24cm You will need 1cm-squared graph paper and pencil, or access to a photocopier to enlarge template Two…

Decorate your gifts with a few original flourishes and really impress your family and friends. Take Three Things… Stack little gifts into a ribbon-tied pile to maximise their appeal. We…

These cards will look very special in anyone’s home. Collage Christmas Tree You will need ● 13 x 18cm brown card blank ● A selection of different patterned papers ●…

You’ll be able to bring these Christmas Advent calendars out year after year to fill with festive goodies and a proverb or joke.   You will need ● 7 small…

Homemade gifts cufflinks

These are gifts that your loved ones will treasure forever. Velvet scarf This silk velvet scarf takes minutes to make, but adds instant glamour to the plainest of outfits. Use…

Christmas Santas

Little Santas These adorable Christmas Santa decorations are made from kitchen- and toilet-roll tubes and coloured felt. Children will enjoy making them as much as receiving them. Finished sizes: (approx.)…

To create the Woman’s Weekly strip patchwork quilt, you will need to bind the edges and open seams with strips of binding. Bias binding can be shop bought in varying…

As a great starter project, our Woman’s Weekly strip patchwork tablemat is made from alternate blocks of green and blue with a pink and red backing fabric (all by by…

So simple to make, these beautifully presented bath salts make a wonderful gift Create your own homemade spa with these little jars of relaxation, guaranteed to make bathtime…

Make a beach bag for your seaside holiday that will get you lots of amiring glances Materials 70cm of 140cm-wide navy cotton ticking fabric Tracing paper…

Create a lovely laundry basket liner with ties in a fun fabric Materials Cotton fabric – we used ‘River Fish’ £20 a metre, Cath Kidston Laundry…

Hoop boat picture

Take inspiration from the seaside with this lovely boat picture project in an embroidery hoop Materials 25cm square of plain light turquoise cotton fabric 17.5cm wooden embroidery hoop Air-erasable fabric…