Seasonal Projects

Halloween Ghost Cake Pops

Want to get into the halloween ‘spirit’? Have a go at these fun and easy ghost cake pops! Ingredients we will need for the cake pops: Butter 150g Caster Sugar 150g Plain flour 150g Eggs x 2 Equipment we will need: Cake pop mould Cake pop sticks Large bowl Spoon Piping bags For the decoration:… Continue reading Halloween Ghost Cake Pops

Seasonal Projects

Halloween Pumpkin Pin Cushion

Ready for some Halloween DIY? Let’s get started on the pumpkin pin cushion! Here’s what you’ll need to get started on the pattern: Piece of A4 paper Ruler Compass Pencil Scissors . . Firstly take hold of your compass and pencil. Set the difference between the point on the compass and the pencil point to… Continue reading Halloween Pumpkin Pin Cushion

Big Projects

Up-cycled Denim Bag – Part 2

Welcome back for Part 2! If you haven’t already seen Part 1 click here! For this part you’ll need the following: All of your bag pieces Pockets Two strap pieces Pins Tape Measure Thread Bobbin Button Buttonhole presser foot (If you don’t have this accessory for your sewing machine, I do have a hand-stitched buttonhole… Continue reading Up-cycled Denim Bag – Part 2

Big Projects

Up-cycled Denim Bag – Part 1

Have an old pair of jeans? Or have a pair that you just don’t wear anymore? Well why not turn them into a handy little bag! What you’ll need to get started: Pattern drafting paper Ruler Pencil Protractor (This isn’t necessary, it just makes your pattern more accurate) Scissors Iron Hemming tape (Not necessary, just… Continue reading Up-cycled Denim Bag – Part 1

Tutorials

Stitching On A Button

Unsure how to stitch on a button? Then look no further! My tutorial will show you how to do a crossover button stitch. What you’ll need: Fabric Needle Thread Button . . . Let’s get started! First we need to double up a piece of thread and knot the end so it doesn’t just go… Continue reading Stitching On A Button

Small Projects

Felt Whiteboard Pen Holder

Fed up of hunting around the house for your whiteboard pens? Keep them all organised and close to your board with this handy little holder that you can hang on the wall! Here’s what you’ll need to get started: Felt Needle Thread Fabric shears Pins Pattern drafting paper Whiteboard Pens To make the template for… Continue reading Felt Whiteboard Pen Holder

Small Projects

Easy DIY Folder Dividers

Back to school? Need to organise your work? Jazz up your folder with these quick and easy to make folder dividers! What you’ll need for this project: A4 Coloured Card Hole Punch Shoelaces Pencil Ruler Glue Stick Scissors An A5 folder Okay, so let’s get started! Fold your coloured card in half horizontally (I chose… Continue reading Easy DIY Folder Dividers

Tutorials

Hand-Stitched Buttonhole

What you’ll need: A piece of fabric A needle Thread A button Fabric marker or chalk (I used a pencil) Scissors For this little tutorial I have just used a scrap piece of calico fabric to demonstrate. However, you can practice this technique or stitch straight onto the fabric you will be using. The first… Continue reading Hand-Stitched Buttonhole

Tutorials

The Blanket Stitch

Here’s what you’ll need to get started on the blanket stitch: Fabric (I’ll be using felt) A needle Thread Pins Scissors     The first step we will do is to pin together our fabrics. I have used acrylic felt for this demonstration but you can use the fabric of your choice. With your needle… Continue reading The Blanket Stitch

Small Projects

Handmade Felt Money Pouch

So the first little project I’m going to share with you is a handmade felt money pouch. These work great as presents but they also work as a handy and safe little pocket for you to keep your money in. You can really make this project personal to yourself or who ever you are making… Continue reading Handmade Felt Money Pouch