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 […]
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, […]
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 fantastic sewing project to get stuck into, but you’ll absolutely love using it once its finished to! Stand it on your sewing table when you start working on your next sewing project, and fold it away when you’ve finished. What’s not to love?
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 […]
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 […]
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 attractive tin and bowl covers which can be used to help store leftovers in the fridge – and they’re as pretty as they are useful! Plus, because they are fully washable, you can reuse them time and time again.
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 […]
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 […]
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, or nestled on a windowsill nearby! This spooky witch with her knobbly nose, single tooth, warts, and evil glare still has a flair for fashion with her stripy tights and lace-up boots! She’s made entirely from felt, making her super easy to sew. She can even be sewn by hand if you don’t have a sewing machine!
Check out Debbie Shore’s step-by-step instructions below, and create your own cackling Witchy Long Legs in time for Halloween!
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 […]
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Hope you enjoyed these tips! Can’t wait to see you at Create and Craft!