How to make a cushion cover tack

An envelope-backed cushion cover is a great beginner project to have a go at if you’re new to sewing and a quick and easy solution to brighten up your home.…

New Orleans (c) istock

It’s just after breakfast and an elderly New Orleans jazz singer, wearing the prerequisite trilby and dark glasses, is serenading passers-by. Around the corner, a group of young hipsters with…

Raspberries are a delicious fruit to grow © iStock

Learn how to grow fruit plants that taste as good as they look and savour the best of the summer season crop     If you hanker to pick your…

Skirt for girls

This pretty girls’ skirt, with matching pocket and trim, is easy to make – you don’t even need a pattern   Materials   Cotton fabric for the main skirt  …

The Lincolnshire countryside is perfect for relaxing and cycling.

Camping in a stunning landscape is an experience not to be missed. On the fells: Sykeside Camping Park, Brotherswater, Patterdale, Cumbria There is no better lakeland location for UK camping than…

Worrying sometimes is normal, but you don't want it to become a habit © Alamy

We all worry at times but if feeling anxious becomes a habit it can lead to fatigue, anxiety, insomnia and depression Our bodies don’t know the difference…

Watch our sewing tutorial for how to make a bag, it's ideal to use as a shopping tote and reversible too!

To get the best priced trip, book your flight first (c) iStock

Why should I book last minute? You’re most likely to snap up brilliant holiday deals if you can wait until just eight to 10 weeks before your departure, rather than…

When you’re sewing up knitted toys, you’ll usually have lots of small pieces of kntting to assemble and it’s fiddly to make the seams look absolutely perfect. That’s why we’ve…

Knitted lace basket with wool

Not sure how to add decorative lace to a knitting project? Our experts talk you through it.

Summer is just around the corner and now it's time to get your garden in ship-shape! Find out what to do in your garden in June, here...

Cottage garden path lined by summer borders © Alamy

Make shrubs the backbone of your borders for lasting good looks, says Adrienne Wild   Fall For A Philadelphus If you can only afford the space for one large shrub in…