Accessorise with pins and patches*

Spruce up a plain denim jacket or personalise your backpack with these quirky pins and patches.

Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design*

You’re invited on a journey into the distinctly colourful world of Swedish fashion designer Gudrun Sjödén. Head to the London Fashion Museum on 25 April to see the ‘Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design’ exhibition and learn about her style and design processes.

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.

DIY scalloped necklace

Stitch up a pretty fabric necklace following this simple six-step tutorial. We’ve officially found a way to take our must-have fabrics everywhere with us!

Wrist warmers crochet pattern

Need a last-minute handmade stocking filler? Set aside a couple of hours this weekend and you could be wrapping a pair of crochet wrist warmers for someone to snuggle their paws into. These wrist warmers by Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet comes with pretty bows to top them off – so kawaii! If you’re making a pair of… Continue reading

Speedy beanie knitting pattern

Beginning to whittle down that handmade pressie list? Elen Angharad’s speedy beanie is here to help.

DIY jewellery: How to make gemstone earrings*

Craft a matching pair of mint earrings with gemstone briolette beads using just a handful of materials and tools. We’ve teamed up with jewellery supplies company, Kernowcraft to bring you this DIY for beginners. In it you’ll learn a basic wire wrapping technique used in a whole variety of handmade jewellery. Ready to fashion your own accessories? Get started… You will need: •… Continue reading

How to make an anchor purse

Bought your copy of Mollie Makes 71 in ASDA? Embroider and sew Jenny Hart’s exclusive Sublime Stitching anchor motif into a coastal-cool keepsake. Find the templates and instructions for how to make your own tattoo-inspired anchor purse below.

WIN! The new Dottie Angel frock pattern

Enter our competition for a chance to win an autumn must-have frock. We have 10 new Dottie Angel dress patterns to give away. Find out more…

Pom pom apron sewing pattern*

Get ready for teatime with this fun apron by The New Craft House, in association with Tick Tock Tea