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Sew Your Own Halloween Witch Decoration: A Debbie Shore Tutorial

Sew Your Own Halloween Witch Decoration: A Debbie Shore Tutorial

This Halloween, why not put your sewing skills to the test, with this fantastic Halloween witch decoration sewing project from the fabulous Debbie Shore? This wonderfully creative witch doll is as colourful as she is creepy, and would look fantastic sat beside this year’s pumpkin, 

Debbie Shore’s Beautiful Heart Bunting Tutorial

Debbie Shore’s Beautiful Heart Bunting Tutorial

Looking for a quick and easy sewing project that will add instant charm to any room of the home? This timeless heart bunting provides the perfect way to add gorgeous rustic home decor to bedrooms, kitchen dressers, garden parties and more. Whilst the pretty heart 

Debbie Shore’s DIY Heart Wreath Tutorial

Debbie Shore’s DIY Heart Wreath Tutorial

Looking for something cute and quirky to add to your bedroom, conservatory or summer house? This beautiful DIY heart wreath is the perfect project for sewing enthusiasts to get stuck into! Not only will it add instant shabby chic charm to any room of the home, but you could also give it as a gorgeous handmade gift too! Check out Debbie Shore’s step-by-step heart wreath tutorial below, and learn how to create your very own.

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Debbie Shore’s DIY Sewing Storage Project

Debbie Shore’s DIY Sewing Storage Project

Create this handy sewing storage solution with a little help from the fabulous Debbie Shore, and keep your sewing table tidy, no matter what you’re working on! This crafty little sewing storage easel is a must-have for sewing enthusiasts everywhere. Not only is it a 

Debbie Shore’s Vintage Apron Pattern

Debbie Shore’s Vintage Apron Pattern

Create your own beautiful vintage apron using this fantastic step-by-step sewing tutorial from Debbie Shore! Not only would this classic apron design brighten up every moment you spent in your own kitchen – but it would make a fantastic personalised gift for the baking fanatic 

How To Use Less Plastic: Create Becky Cole’s Reusable Sandwich Wrap!

How To Use Less Plastic: Create Becky Cole’s Reusable Sandwich Wrap!

Reducing our reliance on single-use plastic is one of the most important changes we can make to our daily lives, and whilst many have now started investing in reusable coffee cups and metal drinking straws in order to use less plastic, there’s still one disposable plastic culprit in almost every kitchen in the country… and that’s clingfilm! The majority of clingfilm used in our kitchens still ends up in landfills, where it takes hundreds of years to degrade. Clingfilm remnants that end up in the sea pose significant dangers to many marine creatures, who confuse this rubbish for edible jellyfish, not to mention the chemical pollution that results! So Becky Cole is here with another fantastic kitchen sewing project to help us use less of the stuff – a reusable sandwich wrap!

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Reusable Storage Lids: A Kitchen Sewing Project

Reusable Storage Lids: A Kitchen Sewing Project

Reducing our reliance on single use plastic is one of the most important changes we can make to our daily lives, to help look after our environment for future generations. This simple little kitchen sewing project will show you step by step how to make 

Debbie Shore’s DIY Felt Snowman Christmas Decoration

Debbie Shore’s DIY Felt Snowman Christmas Decoration

Learn how to make the most adorable felt snowman Christmas decoration, with our resident sewing expert, Debbie Shore! In this easy-to-follow video  tutorial, Debbie takes you step-by step through the project, enabling you to create your own DIY felt snowman. Popping out of a cute 

Debbie Shore’s Quick and Easy Christmas Bunting

Debbie Shore’s Quick and Easy Christmas Bunting

Christmas bunting is quick, fun and reusable year after year! So if you’re looking for a simple yet smart Christmas decoration you can make at home, then you’ll just love this Christmas bunting project from the wonderful Debbie Shore. Follow Debbie Shore’s straight-forward step-by-step instructions below, and from a pack of 6 fat quarters, you’ll be able to make a double-sided string of about 90” in length. It’s just perfect for adding a little festive cheer to window frames, doorways and mantelpieces. If you want to make your fabric go even further, simply use a plain fabric for the backing.

Debbie Shore’s Top Tip: It helps to use a non-directional print to avoid wastage, but if your bunting will be against a wall, simply use the upside-down print on the back!

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Effortless Paper and Fabric Die Cutting with the Fabmatic

Effortless Paper and Fabric Die Cutting with the Fabmatic

Seasoned papercrafters are well aware than when it comes to creating intricately cut shaped toppers, tags, cards and other embellishments, the opportunities are almost limitless, thanks to die cutting machines and accessories. But what if we told you we had a die cutting machine that 

Butterick Sewing Machine: Here at Create and Craft!

Butterick Sewing Machine: Here at Create and Craft!

Sewing and Butterick pattern enthusiasts are in for a treat: the Signature EB6100 Butterick Sewing Machine was launched exclusively by Create and Craft in 2017, and since then, its reviews have been phenomenal!

Jane Gois Sewing Tips

Jane Gois Sewing Tips

In the middle of prepping for her Create and Craft debut, Jane Gois got her hands dirty with some sewing projects! Here are a few of Jane Gois Sewing Tips to help you with your next project!

Tip #1

I like to write out the part of the toy on the template. Sometimes it can be hard to figure which template sheet belongs to which part of the toy, but if you start with the obvious ones you’ll soon have it all completed as it all comes together and makes sense with the diagrams provided in the instruction sheet.

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Tip #2

If you are a new sewer, then it’s never a bad idea to just remind you some very simple sewing techniques. I like to cut out each template piece, then pin it to the fabric and cut it out. It saves so much time. I cut both pieces of fabric together at the same time. Remember, when doing this that the right sides of the fabric must be facing each other.

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Tip #3

As these are all hand sewing projects (although there is no reason why you couldn’t use a sewing machine) I like to freehand draw the sewing line on the fabric. The template has the sewing line drawn on it so you can see approximately how close it is to the edge. I just use my eye for accuracy This then creates a lovely clean line for you to sew along by hand and makes the job easier.
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Hope you enjoyed these tips! Can’t wait to see you at Create and Craft!