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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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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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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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How to Make a Cushion Cover With a Cushion Panel

How to Make a Cushion Cover With a Cushion Panel

In this guide we will show you how to make a cushion cover using a cushion panel. With over 50 cushion panels to choose from, all you need to do is add a contrasting back fabric, and zip, then finish off with a cushion inner and you have your very own cushion. This project is suitable for both beginner sewers or a seasoned pro, and is a great option for a gift or the ultimate sofa accessory.

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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 Christmas Table Runner and Napkins

How To Make A Christmas Table Runner and Napkins

In this guide we will show you how to make an easy table runner and napkins for a festive table. The ideal project if you have never made anything before using a sewing machine, napkins and table runners just require a simple stitch in a straight line and no other accessories are needed. It couldn’t be easier and is a great way to practise basis sewing techniques.

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How to Make a No-Sew Fabric Christmas Bauble

How to Make a No-Sew Fabric Christmas Bauble

Are you tired of the same old decorations you use year after year? Embrace a handmade Christmas this year with our DIY fabric bauble tutorial. Fabric baubles are an easy and fun craft project for all the family and can be bought out year after year to put on the Christmas tree.

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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 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 a Fabric Scrunchie

How to Make a Fabric Scrunchie

This guide will show you how to make your very own fabric scrunchie. It’s a simple and easy diy project that is perfect for a beginner sewer and uses a small amount of fabric so is great for using up scraps of fabric you may have lying around.

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How to Recover a Deckchair in 30 Minutes

How to Recover a Deckchair in 30 Minutes

This guide will show you how to recover an old deckchair and create the fabric sling to fit inside. From nautical stripes to statement patterns, we have a huge range of deckchair fabrics to choose from, so you will be spoilt for choice.

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How to Make a Tote Bag

How to Make a Tote Bag

This guide will show you how to make a tote bag, perfect to use as a reusable grocery bag while you’re shopping or even take to the seaside to use a versatile beach bag. If you’re looking for a beginners sewing project, this guide on how to sew a tote bag is perfect to get you started with.

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How to make DIY fabric pumpkins

How to make DIY fabric pumpkins

Get in the spirit of Halloween and learn how to make these quick and easy DIY fabric pumpkins, perfect for the Autumn season. Suitable for the whole family to get crafting for Halloween and have some fun!

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How To Make Hanging Halloween Decorations

How To Make Hanging Halloween Decorations

Get ready for Halloween celebrations with these simple to make Halloween candy decorations. These fun decorations are perfect to add a spooky touch into your home and are a great make for a beginner sewer.

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How to make DIY pumpkin coasters

How to make DIY pumpkin coasters

On the hunt for the perfect Halloween craft project? Look no further and learn how to make DIY pumpkin coasters. Perfect to be displayed around your home during the spooky Halloween season.

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How Much Fabric Do I Need For Curtains?

How Much Fabric Do I Need For Curtains?

You’ve already fallen for a material and pattern. But now you’re wondering: how much fabric do I need for curtains? Before you reach for the fabric scissors, here’s a handy guide to get you started.

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