The Great British Sewing Bee news: Series 5 is coming!

The Great British Sewing Bee final

New Great British Sewing Bee presenter Joe Lycett has made our days when he realised an early photo from the new series on Instagram this week. He’s also given another clue about the show’s on air date…

Snap happy: How to make a camera strap

How to sew a camera strap

Welcome to the latest in our series of last-minute gift ideas! Treat the photography fan in your life to Jennie Jones’ quilted reversible camera strap. Here’s how you make it…

How to sew a pencil case

How to sew a pencil case

Raid your stash for a pretty fat quarter and sew up this handy zip case with neat box corners by Jennie Jones.

How to make a Hot Water Bottle Cover

How to make a hot water bottle cover

Looking for last-minute gift ideas to make this Christmas? Welcome to our series of daily quick-sew projects to whip up in just an evening. To start us off, perfect your piping skills with this sweet and simple hot water bottle cover by Jennie Jones.

10 of the best free Christmas sewing patterns

How to make Christmas stockings

From stockings to advent easy sew Christmas decorations! Give this holiday season a handmade touch with our favourite free Christmas sewing projects.

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How to sew star place holders for your Christmas table

How to make Christmas table place holders

Add star quality to your table with these twinkly place holders, wrapped in twine so you can add your own name cards.

How to sew your own Christmas tree baubles

Christmas baubles sewing pattern

Give your tree a me-made update with Anna Alicia’s baubles in a harmonious mix of delicate hues and metallic shades. Whip up a batch tonight with our step-by-step guide…

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The Jodie Jumper

SS50 Jodie Jumper sewing pattern

Cosy up in me-made style with The Jodie Jumper, an everyday winter staple with cuff and pocket details.

The Cressida Skirt

SS50 Cressida Skirt sewing pattern

Sew Jennifer Lauren Handmade’s 1950s-inspired Cressida Skirt in UK sizes 6-20, with two button styles, belt loops, a fit-and-flare silhouette – and pockets!