Latest Patterns & Tutorials

How to Make a Drawstring Bag

How to Make a Drawstring Bag

For the past few weeks we have been in the North of Spain and I keep seeing really cute drawstring bags everywhere, I was also looking for a project to do with my new printed fabric, bird song, so putting the two together I have just finished a new free...

Twilight Bear Sewing Pattern & Story Time

Twilight Bear Sewing Pattern & Story Time

Materials: Yellow felt (moon)Brown felt (bear)Cream felt (bear nose)Blue felt (bear trousers & stars)Yellow, blue, black & brown embroidery thread/floss Craft filler Tools: Printer to print out the pattern on A4 size paper Scissors, paper &...

Apple Shaped Pin Cushion Free Pattern

Apple Shaped Pin Cushion Free Pattern

Materials: Cotton, felt, polyester stuffing, strong quilting thread, machine sewing thread to match cotton.Tools:Sewing machine, scissors, printer for the pdf pattern, A4 paper, doll sculpting needle, chopstick.Pattern:To...

Cloud Sewing Patterns & Tutorials

Daydreams Nursery Mobile Sewing Pattern

Daydreams Nursery Mobile Sewing Pattern

Make your own Daydreams Nursery Mobile with our free sewing pattern. This cute felt mobile is our 2nd pattern release as part of the Sew Crafty Design Team. After working on our cloud baby mobile I wanted to extend our pattern collection for nursery...

Cloud Baby Mobile Free Pattern & Tutorial

Cloud Baby Mobile Free Pattern & Tutorial

Make this really cute Cloud Baby Mobile to hang in a Nursery or Playroom. The Cloud Babies can be made in various colours and materials. This particular Cloud Baby Mobile is created using wool felt in muted and pastel shades. The Cloud Baby Mobile in this...

Cloud Baby Free Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

Cloud Baby Free Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

Make your own cute Cloud Baby with this free sewing pattern and tutorial. Materials: Cotton (various colours) The samples were made from 3 fat quarters with loads left over. Black cotton embroidery thread/floss Small amount of wool felt for the cheeks...

Sock Doll & Animal Tutorials

How to Make a Sock Cat

How to Make a Sock Cat

Materials & Tools required to make the Sock Cat: 1 white & grey stripped sock 1 blue sock Black embroidery thread/floss (Optional: & white) Note: this project uses 2 strands of embroidery thread/floss Sewing thread, white or grey Craft filler Small piece...

How to Make a Sock Lion

How to Make a Sock Lion

Materials & Tools required to make the Sock Lion: 1 sock stripped fluffy (size 39 – 46) Acrylic yarn (Chunky) Small piece of brown felt Small piece of white felt Craft filler Sewing thread Black embroidery thread/floss (Note: this project uses 2 strands of...

Sock Bunnies – DIY

Sock Bunnies – DIY

Make your own cute wee sock bunnies with this free pattern and tutorial from Tina at Miss Daisy Patterns. The bunnies can be made with different coloured felt, creating different characters, add accessories such as buttons and bows to...

Cute Doll Made from Socks

Cute Doll Made from Socks

As a follow on to our No sew Sock Penguin we have this cute as a button Sock Doll. She is also completely made from socks. Our Sock Doll does require some hand sewing, making it is a great project to move on to after our Penguin. Materials: 1...

Little Penguin No Sew Tutorial

Little Penguin No Sew Tutorial

Make your own cute no sew Penguin. They make great Christmas decorations or just cute decorations in general. They also make excellent presents for all those Penguin lovers out there. Materials: 1 black sock (the one used in this tutorial is a...

Fairy Crafts

Small Fairy Door

Small Fairy Door

Small Fairy Door DIY Make your own small fairy door, follow our step by step tutorial using a selection of found item mixed with basic craft supplies. Tools & Materials: Scissors Glue & glue gun 7 small coloured wooden lollipop sticks 2...

Fairy Snuggle Bug

Fairy Snuggle Bug

Fairy Snuggle Bug Materials: Green & white felt pieces large enough for each pattern piece White, pink & light green embroidery thread/floss Polyester craft filler Tools: Paper & fabric scissors Pins Sewing needle Pencil or tailor...

Fairy Door DIY

Fairy Door DIY

Fairy Door DIY Make your own fairy door, follow our step by step tutorial using a selection of found item mixed with basic craft supplies. Tools & Materials: Scissors Glue & glue gun 6 large wooden lollipop sticks 2 narrow pieces of...

Fairy Doll No Sew

Fairy Doll No Sew

Fairy Doll No SewQuick and easy to make our latest fairy doll no sew tutorial is here. This fairy doll is easy to customise once the main section has been made, the possibilities are endless.Tools & Materials:Two colours of yarn (for this tutorial I...

Small Fairy House Free Pattern

Small Fairy House Free Pattern

Small Fairy House Free Pattern and Tutorial Materials: Complimentary felt pieces large enough for each pattern piece Small buttons various sizes, samples in this project 2 flower buttons, 1 rabbit button & 1 pink button Complimentary...

Felt Toadstool – Free Pattern & Tutorial

Felt Toadstool – Free Pattern & Tutorial

Make your own fairy toadstool with this quick and easy to follow free pattern & tutorial from Miss Daisy Patterns. Materials & Tools: Red & cream felt Mint green embroidery thread / floss Paper & material scissors Pins &...

No Sew Fairy Tutorial

No Sew Fairy Tutorial

Make your own cute fairy with this no sew tutorial.Materials:1 Wooden ball 1 1/5" / 4 cm with a centre hole2 pipe cleaners 11 1/5 " / 29 cmSmall ball of yarn (I used Aran weight 100% wool)3/4" / 2 cm width lace3 skeleton leaves3 pieces of cotton fabric cut the same...

Clay Toadstools Tutorial

Clay Toadstools Tutorial

Make your own Toadstools with our latest video tutorial. Follow our easy step by step tutorial to make toadstools from air dried clay. They can be used as little Christmas ornaments or included in a fairy village scene with our cute no sew...

Fairy Houses – Air Dried Clay Tutorial

Fairy Houses – Air Dried Clay Tutorial

After seeing some of the lovely ceramic fish, tiles and wall art ceramic houses on a recent trip to Portugal I was really inspired to try some for myself. But not having access to a kiln and actually pottery making equipment, I decided to try...

Valentine Patterns & Tutorials

Love Hearts – Tic Tac Toe

Love Hearts – Tic Tac Toe

Make your very own love heart Tic Tac Toe game set complete with a cute drawstring pouch with our latest free pattern and tutorial. Materials: Check red & white cotton 17" x 17" Complimentary cotton 17" x 17" Red felt (see pattern for...

Appliqué Heart Notebook Cover A5 – Free Pattern

Appliqué Heart Notebook Cover A5 – Free Pattern

This project would make a great Valentine's gift. It is all hand sewn, alongside being practical, functional and very darn cute. Materials: Cotton material in any colour of your choosing (fat quarter) Felt in a colour to compliment the material...

Valentine Heart Free Sewing Pattern

Valentine Heart Free Sewing Pattern

Valentine Heart Sewing Pattern Make these cute felt hearts to go with our sewing pattern Arthur the Bear. Free pattern for the hearts can be downloaded from here. They are so simple to make, just download the pattern from the link above and...

Easter Craft Projects & Patterns

Sock Bunnies – DIY

Sock Bunnies – DIY

Make your own cute wee sock bunnies with this free pattern and tutorial from Tina at Miss Daisy Patterns. The bunnies can be made with different coloured felt, creating different characters, add accessories such as buttons and bows to...

Chicken Easter Egg Cosy Free Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

Chicken Easter Egg Cosy Free Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

How to make a cute scrap busting chicken egg cosy. This little egg cosy will cover one or two Kinder eggs, perfect for hiding the little eggs away for the big Easter hunt or as table decoration. It can then double up as an egg cosy for the rest...

Small No-Sew Fabric Easter Eggs

Small No-Sew Fabric Easter Eggs

I have alway thought that Easter Decoration eggs are very cute, but I only recently actually got around to making some, this was thanks to a great blog post I came across featuring No Sew Patchwork Easter Eggs by Pillar Box Blue, Click Here to...

Snuggle Bunny Free Sewing Pattern & Instructions

Snuggle Bunny Free Sewing Pattern & Instructions

Snuggle Bunny Our cute little snuggle bunny sewing pattern is ready just in time for Easter. Snuggle bunny makes a great cuddly pressie, complete with her own blankey. Materials: 22” x 8” / 55.5 cm x 20.5 cm Cream Fleece (Snuggle Bunny Main...

Fabric Easter Egg with Bow Free Pattern & Tutorial

Fabric Easter Egg with Bow Free Pattern & Tutorial

Fabric Easter Egg with large bow, free pattern and tutorial for this cute decoration/ gift idea. The little Snuggle Bunny was made using our free pattern available Here. This particular bunny was made with cotton and has an embroidered face....

Knitted Bunny Pattern

Knitted Bunny Pattern

Make our cute little knitted bunnies from this quick and easy pattern. Each bunny is 9 1/2" tall. What you will need: Aran weight wool, in two different colours Size 5 knitting needles Craft filler Darning needle Scissors Safety eyes - these...

Halloween Craft Projects & Patterns

Bat Cat Halloween Sewing Pattern

Bat Cat Halloween Sewing Pattern

Happy Halloween. Yeah, so happy to be involved with Sew a Softie for Halloween, a big thank you to Trixi for organising the event again this year. Bat Cat is my latest free Softie Pattern, quick and easy to hand sew together, the perfect scary accessory...

Boo Ghost Softie – Free Sewing Pattern

Boo Ghost Softie – Free Sewing Pattern

Happy Halloween, make your own cute BOO Ghost Softie with my latest free pattern. Quick and easy to hand sew together, the perfect scary accessory for trick or treating :)Tools:ScissorsEmbroidery sewing needlePinsMaterials:2 sheets of A4 white feltScraps...

Carved Pumpkin Heads

Carved Pumpkin Heads

It is this time of year we are allowed to play with our food! And what better way than to make a scary carved pumpkin head. Its roots are said to be Irish and began with turnips, follow the tutorial to help keep the ghosts and Stingy Jack away!...

Christmas Craft Projects & Patterns

Small Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern

Small Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern

I made these cute little christmas stocking for my puppies' Christmas morning treats. Once I saw the cute pet inspired material over on Sew Crafty's online shop I knew immediately what I was going to make with it. I have attached the  Small Christmas...

Village Christmas Tree Free Pattern & Tutorial

Village Christmas Tree Free Pattern & Tutorial

Village Christmas Tree Free Pattern & TutorialMake your own cute Christmas Tree with this easy to follow pattern and tutorial from Miss Daisy Patterns. This project is part of the Sew Crafty Design Team. The finished village Christmas tree measures 15...

My little Elf – Free pattern

My little Elf – Free pattern

My little Elf - Free patternHappy first of December and to celebrate I decided to create my very own little elf, as inspired by elf on a shelf. I'll just have to find a nice cosy shelf now to sit him on. The finished Elf with his hat on measures 17" from...

Little Penguin No Sew Tutorial

Little Penguin No Sew Tutorial

Make your own cute no sew Penguin. They make great Christmas decorations or just cute decorations in general. They also make excellent presents for all those Penguin lovers out there. Materials: 1 black sock (the one used in this tutorial is a...

Clay Toadstools Tutorial

Clay Toadstools Tutorial

Make your own Toadstools with our latest video tutorial. Follow our easy step by step tutorial to make toadstools from air dried clay. They can be used as little Christmas ornaments or included in a fairy village scene with our cute no sew...

Handmade Paper Hearts

Handmade Paper Hearts

Updated 16/11/15 handmade paper heart video tutorial. Make your own paper heart decorations in a few easy steps. Firstly all you need is an old book, the one I found was very worn and tattered and the pages were falling out. Then you will need...

Fairy Houses – Air Dried Clay Tutorial

Fairy Houses – Air Dried Clay Tutorial

After seeing some of the lovely ceramic fish, tiles and wall art ceramic houses on a recent trip to Portugal I was really inspired to try some for myself. But not having access to a kiln and actually pottery making equipment, I decided to try...

Cute Birdy Bunting – How to Make

Cute Birdy Bunting – How to Make

Cute Birdy Bunting - How to Make Materials: Cute printed-paper (I choose red & white Christmas print as this bunting is going to be part of my Christmas decorations) Paper doilies (in heart and circular shapes) Fabric with printed images...

Crafty Christmas tree decoration

Crafty Christmas tree decoration

Crafty Christmas tree decoration Materials: Small pieces of cotton fabric (See the pattern for sizes required) Small pieces of A4 green felt (See the pattern for sizes required) Polyester stuffing Cinnamon sticks Winter essential oil Small...

Christmas tree bunting pattern and instructions

Christmas tree bunting pattern and instructions

Christmas Tree Bunting Pattern and Instructions Materials: 6 small white buttons Scraps of red felt for the b ows 2 sheets of A4 green felt ½ sheet of A4 white felt A length of ribbon Green embroidery thread/floss White sewing thread Tools:...

Christmas Owl Decoration No Sew Tutorial

Christmas Owl Decoration No Sew Tutorial

Christmas Owl Decoration No Sew Tutorial Upcycle a tea towel with this cute, no sew decoration idea from Miss Daisy Patterns. To make this sweet little owl decoration for your christmas tree you will need: Red Felt (the quanity depends on how...

Doll Making Projects & Patterns

Betty Rag Doll Sewing Pattern

Betty Rag Doll Sewing Pattern

Free Betty Rag Doll Sewing PatternThe Betty Rag Doll Sewing Pattern is my first pattern release as part of the Sew Crafty Design Team. She is inspired by 1920's bisque dolls, one of which I had when I was a kid. She is quite tall measuring 28" in total and...

Fairy Doll No Sew

Fairy Doll No Sew

Fairy Doll No SewQuick and easy to make our latest fairy doll no sew tutorial is here. This fairy doll is easy to customise once the main section has been made, the possibilities are endless.Tools & Materials:Two colours of yarn (for this tutorial I...

Cute Doll Made from Socks

Cute Doll Made from Socks

As a follow on to our No sew Sock Penguin we have this cute as a button Sock Doll. She is also completely made from socks. Our Sock Doll does require some hand sewing, making it is a great project to move on to after our Penguin. Materials: 1...

No Sew Fairy Tutorial

No Sew Fairy Tutorial

Make your own cute fairy with this no sew tutorial.Materials:1 Wooden ball 1 1/5" / 4 cm with a centre hole2 pipe cleaners 11 1/5 " / 29 cmSmall ball of yarn (I used Aran weight 100% wool)3/4" / 2 cm width lace3 skeleton leaves3 pieces of cotton fabric cut the same...

Cloth Doll Tutorial Hair, Face & Clothes

Cloth Doll Tutorial Hair, Face & Clothes

Make your very own cloth doll with our easy to follow sewing videos and free sewing patterns. As promised, our two follow on videos to complete your Cloth Doll are now available on our Youtube Channel and right here on our website. Download the...

Cloth Doll Sewing Pattern and Video

Cloth Doll Sewing Pattern and Video

Update 23/11/15 Patterns and Videos to finish your Cloth Doll Available Here Download the Cloth Doll Body Pattern Here Video tutorial available below. Our latest sewing video has just gone live on our website. Our plan from now on is to use a...

Witch Crochet Pattern

Witch Crochet Pattern

Witch Crochet Pattern Update: Our Witch Crochet Pattern is now only available on our new website, right here. It is one of our most downloaded patterns on Craftsy and the second crochet pattern I developed when I started writing patterns. Just...

Crochet Doll Hat and Bag Pattern

Crochet Doll Hat and Bag Pattern

Crochet Doll Hat and Bag Pattern Free crochet pattern for Miss Belle's hat & bag. To download the free pattern for the crochet bag click here To download the free pattern for the crochet hat click here The patterns use a chain stitch and...

Softie Making Projects & Patterns

Bat Cat Halloween Sewing Pattern

Bat Cat Halloween Sewing Pattern

Happy Halloween. Yeah, so happy to be involved with Sew a Softie for Halloween, a big thank you to Trixi for organising the event again this year. Bat Cat is my latest free Softie Pattern, quick and easy to hand sew together, the perfect scary accessory...

Betty Bunny Sewing Pattern – Sew a Softie 2018

Betty Bunny Sewing Pattern – Sew a Softie 2018

Betty Bunny Sewing Pattern Materials: A4 sheet of wool felt 5 1/2" ribbon & 1 button 5 x 11" piece of patterned cotton Brown embroidery thread/floss Embroidery thread/floss to match the felt Polyester toy stuffing Tools: Pattern [sdm_download id="7805"...

Mr Chatty Sew a Softie 2018

Mr Chatty Sew a Softie 2018

Materials: Red & white Cotton (large scraps will do for this project, check the pattern for sizes) White & navy felt again small scraps will do Red machine thread White & navy embroidery thread / floss Craft filler Mr Chatty Sewing Pattern...

My little Elf – Free pattern

My little Elf – Free pattern

My little Elf - Free patternHappy first of December and to celebrate I decided to create my very own little elf, as inspired by elf on a shelf. I'll just have to find a nice cosy shelf now to sit him on. The finished Elf with his hat on measures 17" from...

Boo Ghost Softie – Free Sewing Pattern

Boo Ghost Softie – Free Sewing Pattern

Happy Halloween, make your own cute BOO Ghost Softie with my latest free pattern. Quick and easy to hand sew together, the perfect scary accessory for trick or treating :)Tools:ScissorsEmbroidery sewing needlePinsMaterials:2 sheets of A4 white feltScraps...

Owl & the Pussy-cat Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

Owl & the Pussy-cat Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

Owl & the Pussy-cat Pattern & Tutorial Materials: Boat – 2 sheets of A4 felt (colours 2 shades of green) Owl, pussy-cat & guitar see patterns for felt amounts (mix and match colours as you choose) Embroidery thread / floss to match...

Moley Monster Sewing Pattern

Moley Monster Sewing Pattern

Moley Monster Sewing Pattern Tools & Materials: Paper & fabric scissors Fabric marker Printer and A4 paper Embroidery thread/floss (colour to match the main body of the Moley Monster) Embroidery needle 2 sheets of A4 felt Small sections...

Snuggle Bunny Free Sewing Pattern & Instructions

Snuggle Bunny Free Sewing Pattern & Instructions

Snuggle Bunny Our cute little snuggle bunny sewing pattern is ready just in time for Easter. Snuggle bunny makes a great cuddly pressie, complete with her own blankey. Materials: 22” x 8” / 55.5 cm x 20.5 cm Cream Fleece (Snuggle Bunny Main...

Cloud Baby Free Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

Cloud Baby Free Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

Make your own cute Cloud Baby with this free sewing pattern and tutorial. Materials: Cotton (various colours) The samples were made from 3 fat quarters with loads left over. Black cotton embroidery thread/floss Small amount of wool felt for the cheeks...

The Picasso Dog – Hand sewing project

The Picasso Dog – Hand sewing project

Make your own make your own - The Picasso Dog hand sewing project with this free pattern and detailed tutorial. Materials: 2 sheets of A4 felt for the dog’s body (your own colour choice) Scraps of felt for the nose, eye and patch (your own...

How to make a cute colouring book softie

How to make a cute colouring book softie

How to make a cute colouring book softie. Materials: Small section of white cotton, this can be recycled cut-offs from sheets or pillowcases). Felt - Colour and size will depend on the colouring book character you choose. Polyester stuffing -...

Up-cycling Projects

Flower Pincushion & Upcycled Notions Tray Tutorial

Flower Pincushion & Upcycled Notions Tray Tutorial

Make your own no-sew pincushion & up-cycled notions tray in this tutorial from Miss Daisy Patterns. Quick and easy to make and a great way to up-cycle left over saucers. Rose - Felt strip 21" x 6 1/2" / 53.5 cm x 16.5 cm Leaves x 4 - Felt...

Handmade Paper Hearts

Handmade Paper Hearts

Updated 16/11/15 handmade paper heart video tutorial. Make your own paper heart decorations in a few easy steps. Firstly all you need is an old book, the one I found was very worn and tattered and the pages were falling out. Then you will need...

Upcycled Sewing Apron

Upcycled Sewing Apron

For ages I had wanted an apron specifically for sewing, one that I could pop on and not have to worry about being covered in threads, but more importantly would double up as storage for my sewing notions as I needed them. I wanted a loop to...

Sewing Jar with Pin Cushion – How to Make

Sewing Jar with Pin Cushion – How to Make

Sewing Jar with Pin Cushion – How to Make Materials: Pattern download here Jar with a screw top lid – The jar I used is 3 ½” tall and 2 ¾ “ wide. (7 cm x 9 cm), it also had a removable internal section to the lid. This aspect is not necessary....

Upcycled Glass Jars – Tea Light Holders

Upcycled Glass Jars – Tea Light Holders

Upcycled Glass Jars - Tea Light Holders I’ve wanted to make these cute little tea light jars for absolutely ages :). Eventually I have gotten around to doing it and they are so simple to make… What you need: Glass jars (I have these left over...

Cute Birdy Bunting – How to Make

Cute Birdy Bunting – How to Make

Cute Birdy Bunting - How to Make Materials: Cute printed-paper (I choose red & white Christmas print as this bunting is going to be part of my Christmas decorations) Paper doilies (in heart and circular shapes) Fabric with printed images...

Vintage Teacup Pincushion Tutorial

Vintage Teacup Pincushion Tutorial

Vintage Teacup Pincushion Tutorial Materials: Vintage cup & saucer Felt x 3 colours, in this case blue, white & yellow to match the cup and saucer. Embroidery thread/floss Wadding for stuffing Tools: Scissors Pins Needles Glue gun...

Knitting & Crochet Patterns

Small Crochet Hanging Basket Free Pattern

Small Crochet Hanging Basket Free Pattern

Make your own Small Crochet Hanging BasketI have a bit of an obsession with plants and I love having them in the studio, but I don’t always have a lot of shelve space, or if I do it’s full of fabric. I found I was always looking for new ways to hang my...

Knitted Bunny Pattern

Knitted Bunny Pattern

Make our cute little knitted bunnies from this quick and easy pattern. Each bunny is 9 1/2" tall. What you will need: Aran weight wool, in two different colours Size 5 knitting needles Craft filler Darning needle Scissors Safety eyes - these...

Granny Square Cushion Cover Crochet Pattern

Granny Square Cushion Cover Crochet Pattern

Granny Square Cushion Cover Crochet Pattern Update: Our Granny Square Cushion Cover Crochet Pattern is now only available on our new website, right here. To Download a free copy of the pattern in American Crochet Terminology click here. To...

Retro Knitted Tea Cosy

Retro Knitted Tea Cosy

Even though I like crochet, I always find myself chatting about knitting and saying I don’t knit, which turns into I can’t knit. So after saying this one time too many, and knowing I did knit as a child, I decided to challenge myself to make...

Witch Crochet Pattern

Witch Crochet Pattern

Witch Crochet Pattern Update: Our Witch Crochet Pattern is now only available on our new website, right here. It is one of our most downloaded patterns on Craftsy and the second crochet pattern I developed when I started writing patterns. Just...

Crochet Owl Pattern

Crochet Owl Pattern

Crochet Owl PatternUpdate: Our free crochet Owl Pattern is now only available on our new website, right here. It is our most downloaded pattern on Craftsy and one of the first crochet patterns I developed when I started writing patterns. Just click on the...

Crochet Doll Hat and Bag Pattern

Crochet Doll Hat and Bag Pattern

Crochet Doll Hat and Bag Pattern Free crochet pattern for Miss Belle's hat & bag. To download the free pattern for the crochet bag click here To download the free pattern for the crochet hat click here The patterns use a chain stitch and...

Crafting Projects

Make a Paper Moley Monster

Make a Paper Moley Monster

Make a Paper Moley Monster Tools & Materials: Craft glue Stick for applying the craft glue Markers Paper scissors Cardboard inner tube from a roll of toilet roll (Per Moley Monster) Print out of the A6 Moley Monster Colour in sheet (Per...

Flower Pincushion & Upcycled Notions Tray Tutorial

Flower Pincushion & Upcycled Notions Tray Tutorial

Make your own no-sew pincushion & up-cycled notions tray in this tutorial from Miss Daisy Patterns. Quick and easy to make and a great way to up-cycle left over saucers. Rose - Felt strip 21" x 6 1/2" / 53.5 cm x 16.5 cm Leaves x 4 - Felt...

Little Penguin No Sew Tutorial

Little Penguin No Sew Tutorial

Make your own cute no sew Penguin. They make great Christmas decorations or just cute decorations in general. They also make excellent presents for all those Penguin lovers out there. Materials: 1 black sock (the one used in this tutorial is a...

No Sew Fairy Tutorial

No Sew Fairy Tutorial

Make your own cute fairy with this no sew tutorial.Materials:1 Wooden ball 1 1/5" / 4 cm with a centre hole2 pipe cleaners 11 1/5 " / 29 cmSmall ball of yarn (I used Aran weight 100% wool)3/4" / 2 cm width lace3 skeleton leaves3 pieces of cotton fabric cut the same...

Clay Toadstools Tutorial

Clay Toadstools Tutorial

Make your own Toadstools with our latest video tutorial. Follow our easy step by step tutorial to make toadstools from air dried clay. They can be used as little Christmas ornaments or included in a fairy village scene with our cute no sew...

Handmade Paper Hearts

Handmade Paper Hearts

Updated 16/11/15 handmade paper heart video tutorial. Make your own paper heart decorations in a few easy steps. Firstly all you need is an old book, the one I found was very worn and tattered and the pages were falling out. Then you will need...

Fairy Houses – Air Dried Clay Tutorial

Fairy Houses – Air Dried Clay Tutorial

After seeing some of the lovely ceramic fish, tiles and wall art ceramic houses on a recent trip to Portugal I was really inspired to try some for myself. But not having access to a kiln and actually pottery making equipment, I decided to try...

Sewing Jar with Pin Cushion – How to Make

Sewing Jar with Pin Cushion – How to Make

Sewing Jar with Pin Cushion – How to Make Materials: Pattern download here Jar with a screw top lid – The jar I used is 3 ½” tall and 2 ¾ “ wide. (7 cm x 9 cm), it also had a removable internal section to the lid. This aspect is not necessary....

Organic Muslin tea & infusion bags – how to make

Organic Muslin tea & infusion bags – how to make

Organic Muslin tea & infusion bags – how to make Materials per bag: 2 squares of 4" x 4"/10 cm x 10 cm organic muslin material. (click here for an online shop stocking organic muslin & thread) Organic cotton machine thread Twine Card...

Upcycled Glass Jars – Tea Light Holders

Upcycled Glass Jars – Tea Light Holders

Upcycled Glass Jars - Tea Light Holders I’ve wanted to make these cute little tea light jars for absolutely ages :). Eventually I have gotten around to doing it and they are so simple to make… What you need: Glass jars (I have these left over...

Cute Birdy Bunting – How to Make

Cute Birdy Bunting – How to Make

Cute Birdy Bunting - How to Make Materials: Cute printed-paper (I choose red & white Christmas print as this bunting is going to be part of my Christmas decorations) Paper doilies (in heart and circular shapes) Fabric with printed images...

Christmas Owl Decoration No Sew Tutorial

Christmas Owl Decoration No Sew Tutorial

Christmas Owl Decoration No Sew Tutorial Upcycle a tea towel with this cute, no sew decoration idea from Miss Daisy Patterns. To make this sweet little owl decoration for your christmas tree you will need: Red Felt (the quanity depends on how...

Sew a Softie Projects

Twilight Bear Sewing Pattern & Story Time

Twilight Bear Sewing Pattern & Story Time

Materials: Yellow felt (moon)Brown felt (bear)Cream felt (bear nose)Blue felt (bear trousers & stars)Yellow, blue, black & brown embroidery thread/floss Craft filler Tools: Printer to print out the pattern on A4 size paper Scissors, paper &...

Bat Cat Halloween Sewing Pattern

Bat Cat Halloween Sewing Pattern

Happy Halloween. Yeah, so happy to be involved with Sew a Softie for Halloween, a big thank you to Trixi for organising the event again this year. Bat Cat is my latest free Softie Pattern, quick and easy to hand sew together, the perfect scary accessory...

Betty Bunny Sewing Pattern – Sew a Softie 2018

Betty Bunny Sewing Pattern – Sew a Softie 2018

Betty Bunny Sewing Pattern Materials: A4 sheet of wool felt 5 1/2" ribbon & 1 button 5 x 11" piece of patterned cotton Brown embroidery thread/floss Embroidery thread/floss to match the felt Polyester toy stuffing Tools: Pattern [sdm_download id="7805"...

Mr Chatty Sew a Softie 2018

Mr Chatty Sew a Softie 2018

Materials: Red & white Cotton (large scraps will do for this project, check the pattern for sizes) White & navy felt again small scraps will do Red machine thread White & navy embroidery thread / floss Craft filler Mr Chatty Sewing Pattern...

My little Elf – Free pattern

My little Elf – Free pattern

My little Elf - Free patternHappy first of December and to celebrate I decided to create my very own little elf, as inspired by elf on a shelf. I'll just have to find a nice cosy shelf now to sit him on. The finished Elf with his hat on measures 17" from...

Owl & the Pussy-cat Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

Owl & the Pussy-cat Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

Owl & the Pussy-cat Pattern & Tutorial Materials: Boat – 2 sheets of A4 felt (colours 2 shades of green) Owl, pussy-cat & guitar see patterns for felt amounts (mix and match colours as you choose) Embroidery thread / floss to match...

Moley Monster Sewing Pattern

Moley Monster Sewing Pattern

Moley Monster Sewing Pattern Tools & Materials: Paper & fabric scissors Fabric marker Printer and A4 paper Embroidery thread/floss (colour to match the main body of the Moley Monster) Embroidery needle 2 sheets of A4 felt Small sections...

Machine Sewing Projects

How to Make a Drawstring Bag

How to Make a Drawstring Bag

For the past few weeks we have been in the North of Spain and I keep seeing really cute drawstring bags everywhere, I was also looking for a project to do with my new printed fabric, bird song, so putting the two together I have just finished a new free...

Apple Shaped Pin Cushion Free Pattern

Apple Shaped Pin Cushion Free Pattern

Materials: Cotton, felt, polyester stuffing, strong quilting thread, machine sewing thread to match cotton.Tools:Sewing machine, scissors, printer for the pdf pattern, A4 paper, doll sculpting needle, chopstick.Pattern:To...

Mr Chatty Sew a Softie 2018

Mr Chatty Sew a Softie 2018

Materials: Red & white Cotton (large scraps will do for this project, check the pattern for sizes) White & navy felt again small scraps will do Red machine thread White & navy embroidery thread / floss Craft filler Mr Chatty Sewing Pattern...

Small Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern

Small Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern

I made these cute little christmas stocking for my puppies' Christmas morning treats. Once I saw the cute pet inspired material over on Sew Crafty's online shop I knew immediately what I was going to make with it. I have attached the  Small Christmas...

Village Christmas Tree Free Pattern & Tutorial

Village Christmas Tree Free Pattern & Tutorial

Village Christmas Tree Free Pattern & TutorialMake your own cute Christmas Tree with this easy to follow pattern and tutorial from Miss Daisy Patterns. This project is part of the Sew Crafty Design Team. The finished village Christmas tree measures 15...

Betty Rag Doll Sewing Pattern

Betty Rag Doll Sewing Pattern

Free Betty Rag Doll Sewing PatternThe Betty Rag Doll Sewing Pattern is my first pattern release as part of the Sew Crafty Design Team. She is inspired by 1920's bisque dolls, one of which I had when I was a kid. She is quite tall measuring 28" in total and...

Book Bag Tote – DIY

Book Bag Tote – DIY

Book Bag Tote - DIY Make your own book bag, for trips to the library,  spring / summer picnics or beach holidays. Follow our step by step instructions right here. Materials: Outside bag - Calico 11" x 12" x 2 Bag lining - Cotton 11" x 12" x 2...

Chicken Easter Egg Cosy Free Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

Chicken Easter Egg Cosy Free Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

How to make a cute scrap busting chicken egg cosy. This little egg cosy will cover one or two Kinder eggs, perfect for hiding the little eggs away for the big Easter hunt or as table decoration. It can then double up as an egg cosy for the rest...

Snuggle Bunny Free Sewing Pattern & Instructions

Snuggle Bunny Free Sewing Pattern & Instructions

Snuggle Bunny Our cute little snuggle bunny sewing pattern is ready just in time for Easter. Snuggle bunny makes a great cuddly pressie, complete with her own blankey. Materials: 22” x 8” / 55.5 cm x 20.5 cm Cream Fleece (Snuggle Bunny Main...

Fabric Easter Egg with Bow Free Pattern & Tutorial

Fabric Easter Egg with Bow Free Pattern & Tutorial

Fabric Easter Egg with large bow, free pattern and tutorial for this cute decoration/ gift idea. The little Snuggle Bunny was made using our free pattern available Here. This particular bunny was made with cotton and has an embroidered face....

Love Hearts – Tic Tac Toe

Love Hearts – Tic Tac Toe

Make your very own love heart Tic Tac Toe game set complete with a cute drawstring pouch with our latest free pattern and tutorial. Materials: Check red & white cotton 17" x 17" Complimentary cotton 17" x 17" Red felt (see pattern for...

Cloth Doll Sewing Pattern and Video

Cloth Doll Sewing Pattern and Video

Update 23/11/15 Patterns and Videos to finish your Cloth Doll Available Here Download the Cloth Doll Body Pattern Here Video tutorial available below. Our latest sewing video has just gone live on our website. Our plan from now on is to use a...

Cloud Baby Free Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

Cloud Baby Free Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

Make your own cute Cloud Baby with this free sewing pattern and tutorial. Materials: Cotton (various colours) The samples were made from 3 fat quarters with loads left over. Black cotton embroidery thread/floss Small amount of wool felt for the cheeks...

Caravan Appliqué Free Pattern and Tutorial

Caravan Appliqué Free Pattern and Tutorial

I love appliqués in embroidery hoops hanging on a wall. Earlier this year I framed some of my found embroidery pieces and I wanted to make a few applique pieces to compliment them. This is the first applique pattern I have developed, and I have...

Upcycled Sewing Apron

Upcycled Sewing Apron

For ages I had wanted an apron specifically for sewing, one that I could pop on and not have to worry about being covered in threads, but more importantly would double up as storage for my sewing notions as I needed them. I wanted a loop to...

Organic Muslin tea & infusion bags – how to make

Organic Muslin tea & infusion bags – how to make

Organic Muslin tea & infusion bags – how to make Materials per bag: 2 squares of 4" x 4"/10 cm x 10 cm organic muslin material. (click here for an online shop stocking organic muslin & thread) Organic cotton machine thread Twine Card...

Cute Birdy Bunting – How to Make

Cute Birdy Bunting – How to Make

Cute Birdy Bunting - How to Make Materials: Cute printed-paper (I choose red & white Christmas print as this bunting is going to be part of my Christmas decorations) Paper doilies (in heart and circular shapes) Fabric with printed images...

Valentine Heart Free Sewing Pattern

Valentine Heart Free Sewing Pattern

Valentine Heart Sewing Pattern Make these cute felt hearts to go with our sewing pattern Arthur the Bear. Free pattern for the hearts can be downloaded from here. They are so simple to make, just download the pattern from the link above and...

How to make a cute colouring book softie

How to make a cute colouring book softie

How to make a cute colouring book softie. Materials: Small section of white cotton, this can be recycled cut-offs from sheets or pillowcases). Felt - Colour and size will depend on the colouring book character you choose. Polyester stuffing -...

Crafty Christmas tree decoration

Crafty Christmas tree decoration

Crafty Christmas tree decoration Materials: Small pieces of cotton fabric (See the pattern for sizes required) Small pieces of A4 green felt (See the pattern for sizes required) Polyester stuffing Cinnamon sticks Winter essential oil Small...

Hand Sewing Projects

How to Make a Sock Cat

How to Make a Sock Cat

Materials & Tools required to make the Sock Cat: 1 white & grey stripped sock 1 blue sock Black embroidery thread/floss (Optional: & white) Note: this project uses 2 strands of embroidery thread/floss Sewing thread, white or grey Craft filler Small piece...

How to Make a Sock Lion

How to Make a Sock Lion

Materials & Tools required to make the Sock Lion: 1 sock stripped fluffy (size 39 – 46) Acrylic yarn (Chunky) Small piece of brown felt Small piece of white felt Craft filler Sewing thread Black embroidery thread/floss (Note: this project uses 2 strands of...

Twilight Bear Sewing Pattern & Story Time

Twilight Bear Sewing Pattern & Story Time

Materials: Yellow felt (moon)Brown felt (bear)Cream felt (bear nose)Blue felt (bear trousers & stars)Yellow, blue, black & brown embroidery thread/floss Craft filler Tools: Printer to print out the pattern on A4 size paper Scissors, paper &...

Bat Cat Halloween Sewing Pattern

Bat Cat Halloween Sewing Pattern

Happy Halloween. Yeah, so happy to be involved with Sew a Softie for Halloween, a big thank you to Trixi for organising the event again this year. Bat Cat is my latest free Softie Pattern, quick and easy to hand sew together, the perfect scary accessory...

Betty Bunny Sewing Pattern – Sew a Softie 2018

Betty Bunny Sewing Pattern – Sew a Softie 2018

Betty Bunny Sewing Pattern Materials: A4 sheet of wool felt 5 1/2" ribbon & 1 button 5 x 11" piece of patterned cotton Brown embroidery thread/floss Embroidery thread/floss to match the felt Polyester toy stuffing Tools: Pattern [sdm_download id="7805"...

My little Elf – Free pattern

My little Elf – Free pattern

My little Elf - Free patternHappy first of December and to celebrate I decided to create my very own little elf, as inspired by elf on a shelf. I'll just have to find a nice cosy shelf now to sit him on. The finished Elf with his hat on measures 17" from...

Boo Ghost Softie – Free Sewing Pattern

Boo Ghost Softie – Free Sewing Pattern

Happy Halloween, make your own cute BOO Ghost Softie with my latest free pattern. Quick and easy to hand sew together, the perfect scary accessory for trick or treating :)Tools:ScissorsEmbroidery sewing needlePinsMaterials:2 sheets of A4 white feltScraps...

Daydreams Nursery Mobile Sewing Pattern

Daydreams Nursery Mobile Sewing Pattern

Make your own Daydreams Nursery Mobile with our free sewing pattern. This cute felt mobile is our 2nd pattern release as part of the Sew Crafty Design Team. After working on our cloud baby mobile I wanted to extend our pattern collection for nursery...

Owl & the Pussy-cat Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

Owl & the Pussy-cat Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

Owl & the Pussy-cat Pattern & Tutorial Materials: Boat – 2 sheets of A4 felt (colours 2 shades of green) Owl, pussy-cat & guitar see patterns for felt amounts (mix and match colours as you choose) Embroidery thread / floss to match...

Moley Monster Sewing Pattern

Moley Monster Sewing Pattern

Moley Monster Sewing Pattern Tools & Materials: Paper & fabric scissors Fabric marker Printer and A4 paper Embroidery thread/floss (colour to match the main body of the Moley Monster) Embroidery needle 2 sheets of A4 felt Small sections...

Fairy Snuggle Bug

Fairy Snuggle Bug

Fairy Snuggle Bug Materials: Green & white felt pieces large enough for each pattern piece White, pink & light green embroidery thread/floss Polyester craft filler Tools: Paper & fabric scissors Pins Sewing needle Pencil or tailor...

Small Fairy House Free Pattern

Small Fairy House Free Pattern

Small Fairy House Free Pattern and Tutorial Materials: Complimentary felt pieces large enough for each pattern piece Small buttons various sizes, samples in this project 2 flower buttons, 1 rabbit button & 1 pink button Complimentary...

Felt Toadstool – Free Pattern & Tutorial

Felt Toadstool – Free Pattern & Tutorial

Make your own fairy toadstool with this quick and easy to follow free pattern & tutorial from Miss Daisy Patterns. Materials & Tools: Red & cream felt Mint green embroidery thread / floss Paper & material scissors Pins &...

Sock Bunnies – DIY

Sock Bunnies – DIY

Make your own cute wee sock bunnies with this free pattern and tutorial from Tina at Miss Daisy Patterns. The bunnies can be made with different coloured felt, creating different characters, add accessories such as buttons and bows to...

Love Hearts – Tic Tac Toe

Love Hearts – Tic Tac Toe

Make your very own love heart Tic Tac Toe game set complete with a cute drawstring pouch with our latest free pattern and tutorial. Materials: Check red & white cotton 17" x 17" Complimentary cotton 17" x 17" Red felt (see pattern for...

Appliqué Heart Notebook Cover A5 – Free Pattern

Appliqué Heart Notebook Cover A5 – Free Pattern

This project would make a great Valentine's gift. It is all hand sewn, alongside being practical, functional and very darn cute. Materials: Cotton material in any colour of your choosing (fat quarter) Felt in a colour to compliment the material...

Cute Doll Made from Socks

Cute Doll Made from Socks

As a follow on to our No sew Sock Penguin we have this cute as a button Sock Doll. She is also completely made from socks. Our Sock Doll does require some hand sewing, making it is a great project to move on to after our Penguin. Materials: 1...

Cloud Baby Mobile Free Pattern & Tutorial

Cloud Baby Mobile Free Pattern & Tutorial

Make this really cute Cloud Baby Mobile to hang in a Nursery or Playroom. The Cloud Babies can be made in various colours and materials. This particular Cloud Baby Mobile is created using wool felt in muted and pastel shades. The Cloud Baby Mobile in this...

Cloth Doll Tutorial Hair, Face & Clothes

Cloth Doll Tutorial Hair, Face & Clothes

Make your very own cloth doll with our easy to follow sewing videos and free sewing patterns. As promised, our two follow on videos to complete your Cloth Doll are now available on our Youtube Channel and right here on our website. Download the...

Sewing Jar with Pin Cushion – How to Make

Sewing Jar with Pin Cushion – How to Make

Sewing Jar with Pin Cushion – How to Make Materials: Pattern download here Jar with a screw top lid – The jar I used is 3 ½” tall and 2 ¾ “ wide. (7 cm x 9 cm), it also had a removable internal section to the lid. This aspect is not necessary....

The Picasso Dog – Hand sewing project

The Picasso Dog – Hand sewing project

Make your own make your own - The Picasso Dog hand sewing project with this free pattern and detailed tutorial. Materials: 2 sheets of A4 felt for the dog’s body (your own colour choice) Scraps of felt for the nose, eye and patch (your own...

Christmas tree bunting pattern and instructions

Christmas tree bunting pattern and instructions

Christmas Tree Bunting Pattern and Instructions Materials: 6 small white buttons Scraps of red felt for the b ows 2 sheets of A4 green felt ½ sheet of A4 white felt A length of ribbon Green embroidery thread/floss White sewing thread Tools:...

Make your own folk design inspired glass case

Make your own folk design inspired glass case

Make your own folk design inspired glass case. Materials: Felt (left over pieces will work for this case, print out the pattern to see sizes required) Buttons Embroidery cotton/floss Extras - small felt die-cut felt flowers Tools: Pattern -...

Vintage Teacup Pincushion Tutorial

Vintage Teacup Pincushion Tutorial

Vintage Teacup Pincushion Tutorial Materials: Vintage cup & saucer Felt x 3 colours, in this case blue, white & yellow to match the cup and saucer. Embroidery thread/floss Wadding for stuffing Tools: Scissors Pins Needles Glue gun...

Sewing Kit Projects

Apple Shaped Pin Cushion Free Pattern

Apple Shaped Pin Cushion Free Pattern

Materials: Cotton, felt, polyester stuffing, strong quilting thread, machine sewing thread to match cotton.Tools:Sewing machine, scissors, printer for the pdf pattern, A4 paper, doll sculpting needle, chopstick.Pattern:To...

Flower Pincushion & Upcycled Notions Tray Tutorial

Flower Pincushion & Upcycled Notions Tray Tutorial

Make your own no-sew pincushion & up-cycled notions tray in this tutorial from Miss Daisy Patterns. Quick and easy to make and a great way to up-cycle left over saucers. Rose - Felt strip 21" x 6 1/2" / 53.5 cm x 16.5 cm Leaves x 4 - Felt...

Make your own Needle Case Tutorial

Make your own Needle Case Tutorial

I made the first one of these needle cases years ago and I still use it today. They are actually quite simple to make and are completely hand sewn.Materials:Needle case cover5 x 7 inch cotton rectangle (127 x 179 mm)5 x 7 inch piece of felt (127 x 179 mm)5...

Upcycled Sewing Apron

Upcycled Sewing Apron

For ages I had wanted an apron specifically for sewing, one that I could pop on and not have to worry about being covered in threads, but more importantly would double up as storage for my sewing notions as I needed them. I wanted a loop to...

Sewing Jar with Pin Cushion – How to Make

Sewing Jar with Pin Cushion – How to Make

Sewing Jar with Pin Cushion – How to Make Materials: Pattern download here Jar with a screw top lid – The jar I used is 3 ½” tall and 2 ¾ “ wide. (7 cm x 9 cm), it also had a removable internal section to the lid. This aspect is not necessary....

Vintage Teacup Pincushion Tutorial

Vintage Teacup Pincushion Tutorial

Vintage Teacup Pincushion Tutorial Materials: Vintage cup & saucer Felt x 3 colours, in this case blue, white & yellow to match the cup and saucer. Embroidery thread/floss Wadding for stuffing Tools: Scissors Pins Needles Glue gun...

Bag Patterns & Tutorials

How to Make a Drawstring Bag

How to Make a Drawstring Bag

For the past few weeks we have been in the North of Spain and I keep seeing really cute drawstring bags everywhere, I was also looking for a project to do with my new printed fabric, bird song, so putting the two together I have just finished a new free...

Book Bag Tote – DIY

Book Bag Tote – DIY

Book Bag Tote - DIY Make your own book bag, for trips to the library,  spring / summer picnics or beach holidays. Follow our step by step instructions right here. Materials: Outside bag - Calico 11" x 12" x 2 Bag lining - Cotton 11" x 12" x 2...

Sewing Machine Tutorials

Free Motion Machine Embroidery Tutorial

Free Motion Machine Embroidery Tutorial

Free motion machine embroidery basically means that you can move the material in any direction while sewing it on your machine. This creates a sketching effect on the material which can be seen in the image to the left. You will need black...

My Sewing Machine

My Sewing Machine

This week I have been working on my Doris Daisy Sewing Pattern, and as I was working through it I thought it would be nice to take a detailed look at the sewing machine I use for most of my projects. I upgraded to my latest sewing machine last...

Craft Book Reviews

Sew Toys Rona Kemp – Retro Craft Book

Sew Toys Rona Kemp – Retro Craft Book

Retro Craft Books in my Library Over the past number of years I have been collecting books about various types of sewing and crafting, with a large focus on how to sew dolls and softies, so I thought I would pull out a few that I really liked,...

The Belle & Boo Book of Crafts Book Review

The Belle & Boo Book of Crafts Book Review

The Belle & Boo Book of Crafts is an absolute must have book for your craft library. As it says itself it has twenty five enchanting projects to make for children, the projects span from aprons to headdresses, softies to mobiles and they...

Sew Sunny Homestyle by Tone Finnanger

Sew Sunny Homestyle by Tone Finnanger

Now spring has arrived, my thoughts turn to hopefully warm summers and definitely longer days. At this time of the year I start on our garden, even if the showery days make summer seem very far away. One of my favourite books I love to look up for cute...

Making Dolls and Creatures by Ruth Sleigh-Johnson

Making Dolls and Creatures by Ruth Sleigh-Johnson

Book Review If you are at all into making dolls and soft creatures then Ruth Sleigh-Johnson's book is well worth spending some time looking through. It is a perfect beginners introduction into handmade softies, with oodles of projects for every...

Tilda’s Christmas Ideas by Tone Finnanger

Tilda’s Christmas Ideas by Tone Finnanger

Three years ago, at a local craft fair, someone happened to mention to me, “oh you like Tilda dolls too”, I had no idea, who or what the Tilda doll was, but apparently one of my handmade dolls looked a bit like one of them. So off I went to...

Chloe tells you How to Sew by Chloe Owens

Chloe tells you How to Sew by Chloe Owens

Chloe Tells You How To Sew is the second book by author Chloe Owens. A self professed modern day hippie, Chloe has combined her love of vintage fabrics and 1960s children's comics to bring us a jam packed sewing and craft annual. Featuring over 30 projects...

Sew Together Grow Together by Trixi Symonds

Sew Together Grow Together by Trixi Symonds

I recently downloaded Sew Together Grow Together by Trixi Symonds from her Etsy Shop after connecting with Trixi on Instagram. It is really great how images can connect people from across the world.Trixi has a great website Coloured Buttons , full...

Embroidered Treasures by Claire Garland

Embroidered Treasures by Claire Garland

Embroidered Treasures by Claire Garland - Book Review  Embroidered Treasures by Claire Garland is a charming project book filled with sewing ideas for babies and children. Claire is quite a prolific writer with predominately kitting and crochet...

Sewlicious by Kate Haxell

Sewlicious by Kate Haxell

My crafty read for this week is Sewlicious by Kate Haxell. Even though I have a library full of craft books, I just couldn't resist this one, the cover is stunning and just popped out at me when it was sitting on the shelf. Kate is an experienced craft...

Crafty Dolls by Jane Bull

Crafty Dolls by Jane Bull

I just recently picked up a copy of Crafty Dolls by Jane Bull in The Works Bookshop, Belfast and was immediately taken with all of the dolls designs she has created. Each of the patterns have straight forward instructions, easy to follow...

Papier Mâché by Suzanne Haines

Papier Mâché by Suzanne Haines

I stumbled across Papier Mâché by Suzanne Haines in Bell, Book and Candle Bookshop, Galway on one of my trips, back "West" as they say. I had initially made a Papier Mâché doll the year previous, see the doll here, and I preferred making...

Irish Countrywomen’s Association Book of Crafts

Irish Countrywomen’s Association Book of Crafts

The Irish Countrywomen’s Association Book of Crafts is published by Mercier Press. In November I received a copy of this book from the publisher and I have been working my way through the different projects since then. This book is jam packed...

Restoring Teddy Bears and Stuffed Animals

Restoring Teddy Bears and Stuffed Animals

Meet Teddy Bear, this cute little fellow is made from a vintage wool blanket, it is actually remnants left over from my Blanket Coat Project (see our sister website Missy Bonkers) Usually I develop my own patterns but for this bear, I actually...

The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes by Sasha Duerr

The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes by Sasha Duerr

Earlier in the year I stumbled across The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes by Sasha Duerr.I immediately ordered it and all I can say is it is just brilliant, after years spent piecing together bits of natural dyeing information from various sources and...

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