Furoshiki wrapping tutorial, plus a Mother’s Day printable

Is there anything nicer than beautifully wrapped gifts? Forget finding the end of the sticky tape or co-ordinating your ribbon with your bow – this furoshiki inspired wrap uses only a single piece of cloth with simple folds and ties. And the best bit? Mum can use the fabric again! This is such a simple,… Continue reading

Crafts Day at the Museum of London*

Dip it, dye it and decoupage it! Join the Museum of London for a day of crafts on Saturday 25 March 2017. Sign up to hands-on workshops to make a dip-dyed lampshade and pretty decoupage tea light holders. It’s a great opportunity to try a new craft, plus you’ll have an amazing finished make to take home… Continue reading

Tips for styling a nature-inspired flat lay

As featured in Makes for Mindfulness, a bonus project book inside issue 77, this stop-and-take-it-all-in photograph got all the heart eyes from the team. So much so, we asked Mollie‘s deputy art editor for her tips on flat lay photography. Read on for Becki Clark‘s advice on buying props, analysing your most-loved photos and where to find the best backgrounds for your flat lays.

Free desktop wallpaper: Pancake Day

It’s nearly Pancake Day! Download our free desktop wallpaper, plus a simple pancake recipe to celebrate…

Felt patisserie: Custard slice pattern Mollie Makes 76

Save yourself a trip to the local patisserie and whip up a batch of these decorative bakes instead.

Creative corners: How to make a sewing machine cover

If your sewing machine is the main feature in the crafty corner of your home, then how about a bit of a refresh? Put your sewing skills to the test with this jazzy chevron patchwork sewing machine cover by Mandy Pellegrin

How to stitch a Valentine’s Day blouse

This easy doodling idea can be cutomised however you like – add loops or other simple motifs or switch up colours to your taste. A small, neat backstitch works best for a minimal look such as this. Need an embroidery refresher? Take a peek at our Library of Embroidery Stitches.

Sewing Quarter: TV channel

Introducing our new sister TV channel, Sewing Quarter: a channel dedicated entirely to sewing and quilting.

Regional showcase: South West creatives*

Meet six creative designers and makers in the South West of England…

Fabric giveaway! Win 3 x 1m fabrics from Prinfab*

Win three lengths of 1m fabric with bespoke fabric printing service, Prinfab®