Sew a softie day: How to sew a robot toy

How to sew robot softies

Oh happy days. This weekend, Saturday July 16th will be Sew a softie day. The event is organised by author, designer and teacher Trixi Symonds, who blogs about craft and hand sewing projects at colouredbuttons.com. Bloggers around the world are joining in and posting softie tutorials to their sites in celebration of the humble softie, you can see… Continue reading

How to make Christmas baubles

How to use fabric scraps to make DIY baubles

Set a colourful scene for Santa’s arrival and turn fabric scraps into one-of-a-kind tree decorations! We’re getting jolly with jewel tones but the beauty of these quick DIY decs is they’ll work with any of your favourite fabrics. Get ready to Ho Ho Sew! You will need Fabric scraps: to decorate bauble Fabric for hanging: 2x50cm… Continue reading

Free tutorial: kimono cover-up

Taking you from beach to bar, this kimono cover-up by Coats Crafts is a holiday essential and is so easy to sew up – no pattern required! Wear yours as a beach cover-up on your next summer holiday, or with jeans and a tee at the weekend. Here’s how to make it…