Join in the fun for World Craft Week

World Craft Week 2018

Happy days! 16th-22nd April is World Craft Week, when makers everywhere come together and share seven days of projects, giveaways and challenges to celebrate our favourite thing – crafting! So reach for your needle and thread and sew for a good cause – here’s how…

World Craft Week is an annual online event that brings together crafters from all around the world to spread the word about the joy of making! This year’s event is joining forces with the charity Bliss to raise awareness and funds for their work supporting premature and poorly babies and their families.

Here’s how you can join in the fun…

  1. Get the free World Craft Week digital magazine!
    It includes 23 free baby makes, tutorials and patterns and all you have to do is sign up to get it. Download it here
  2. Host a Craft4Bliss get together
    Throw a mini craft party with family and friends to share your making together. Post a photo of your meet up and add the hashtags #craft4bliss and #worldcraftweek. Why not make a small donation to Bliss too?
  3. Buy a World Craft Week download
    Visit to download 1 of 4 craft projects and patterns that you can buy to support Bliss. They’re just £3 each and include this patchwork cat softie by Fiona Hesford (below).
  4. Make a donation
    If you think you might be pushed for time to host a Craft4Bliss party or get making this week, there are 2 easy ways you can donate to Bliss: You can donate online at or text MAKE14 followed why the amount to 70070 – for example MAKE14£10.
  5. Follow World Craft Week online this week
    The event is growing each year and you can find out more by following them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or check out the hashtags #worldcraftweek and#Craft4Bliss.

Fiona Herisford Cat Softie