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How to make a Christmas Stocking

How to make a Christmas Stocking

Christmas stockings are one of the lovely things associated with the festive season and we all love hanging them by the fireplace ready for the big day, so we’ve created an easy how-to guide on how to make a Christmas Stocking!

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How to Make a Christmas Cushion Cover

How to Make a Christmas Cushion Cover

Everyone loves a cushion to decorate their home with and so why not make the Christmas season extra special by making your very own Christmas cushion cover, with this easy step-by-step. Not only is it a perfect decoration for the festive period that can be used year after year but will also make a great handmade gift for a loved one too.

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How to wrap gifts with fabric

How to wrap gifts with fabric

While we’re all embracing more sustainable ways to live, our attention turns to the mountain of wrapping paper left to dispose of at Christmas. To help give you a more sustainable option, we’ve pulled together four easy techniques to show you how to wrap your presents using fabric, which can be reused year after year.

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How to make a Fabric Pencil Case

How to make a Fabric Pencil Case

On the hunt for a simple and easy sewing project to do at the weekend? This DIY project of how to make a fabric pencil case is perfect - great for all ages and a practical item too.

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Living Room Curtain Ideas

Living Room Curtain Ideas

Our living rooms are a place we go to kick back and relax, entertain friends, and enjoy spending time with family. Whatever you use this space for, curtains are a key part in creating the right atmosphere throughout the room. Follow this guide full of living room ideas to get your interior design juices flowing.

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How to make autumn wreath

How to make autumn wreath

It's finally time to fill the home with autumnal inspired decor, so it's the perfect time to learn how to make an autumn wreath using your stash of fabric scraps.

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How To Make An Apron

How To Make An Apron

In this guide you will learn how to make a simple apron. This is an easy-to-follow project for beginners as it only uses one rectangular piece of fabric, plus some cotton webbing to make the apron ties. If you’re looking to build confidence with sewing whilst also making something practical, an apron is a great place to start.

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The benefits of interlined and thermal lined curtains and blinds

The benefits of interlined and thermal lined curtains and blinds

When the nights start to draw in and the temperatures start to lower there is nothing better than walking through the door and getting that warm cosy feeling. There are many options when it comes to creating a warm interior with thermal lined curtains and blinds. Additionally, the type of lining that you choose will also affect the overall finish and other factors of the window treatment.

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Liberty Christmas Craft Fabrics

Liberty Christmas Craft Fabrics

The Merry and Bright Collection by Liberty is a festive-filled fabric collection perfect for all your Christmas crafting needs. With ten festive designs to choose from, the Liberty fabric designs paint depictions of a nostalgic family Christmas.

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Best Fabric For Curtains

Best Fabric For Curtains

When it comes to choosing the best curtain fabric, you may feel slightly overwhelmed with there being such a vast choice available. Not only have you got to pick fabric that you love- that being colour or pattern, but also fabric that is suitable for your use and type of window setting. We have a handy guide explaining the five best fabrics for curtains and what you should be looking out for.

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What is the Best Lining for Curtains?

What is the Best Lining for Curtains?

Choosing what lining to use on your curtains is an important decision to determine the resulting look of your window dressing. Not only can a lining transform and enhance the look of your curtain fabric; but curtain lining fabrics can also hold various practical properties such as being blackout and thermal.

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How Best to Use Tapestry Fabric

How Best to Use Tapestry Fabric

Tapestry fabric is one of the oldest forms of textiles and is available in a wide range of colours, styles and patterns. Tapestries not only add an artisan feel into your home but can also be used for a variety of home soft furnishings such as curtains, upholstery and bedspreads.

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Make your own DIY Cord Keeper with your Favourite Fabrics

Make your own DIY Cord Keeper with your Favourite Fabrics

We all have cords and cables lying around and wouldn’t it be great to have a way of keeping them tidy that also looks nice? Say Hello to our DIY cord keeper. This easy how to guide will show you how to make a fabric cord keeper to store all your phone cables and headphones neatly and stylishly.

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Introducing Voyage Apparel Dressmaking Fabrics

Introducing Voyage Apparel Dressmaking Fabrics

Famed for their beautiful hand-painted watercolour designs, Voyage Maison have been producing fabrics and homewares for over 20 years. Voyage Maison have now delved into apparel fabrics, creating the new and exciting Voyage Apparel fabric collection. This collection of dressmaking fabrics have been printed on a premium Pima cotton lawn and are suitable for a range of projects…time to get sewing!

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How to Cover Buttons with Fabric

How to Cover Buttons with Fabric

This guide will show you how to cover buttons with fabric using self-cover buttons. Available in a range of sizes and perfect for adding the finishing touch to many craft and dressmaking projects - covered buttons are a handy accessory to know how to make.

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How to Make a Twisted Headband

How to Make a Twisted Headband

This guide will show you how to make a twisted fabric headband – the perfect DIY hair accessory to coordinate with your favourite outfit. This easy beginner sewing project uses a small amount of fabric so it’s great for using up scraps of fabric you may have left over from other projects.

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