Top tip for collecting vintage: Liberty Fabric

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Alice Garrett has turned her love of the classic prints into a full-time crafty business

22 hashtags for quilters with a growing fabric stash

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Quilts aren’t just a craft, they’re an art form. While most quilters can still be found in America, the growing army of paper-piecers and dedicated sewists brilliantly binding their own quilts is growing fast in the UK too. We’ve listed the best hashtags for novice and expert quilters alike to get inspired and join in… Continue reading

How to make a fabric bunny

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Whip up Savannah Carroll’s mini bunny plush complete with tweed appliqué and cute pom pom tail

How to sew a fabric wallet

How to sew a fabric purse | Free sewing pattern | Mollie Makes

Essential travel accessory for wanderers… sew up a simple fabric wallet in ten steps to store your loyalty cards, train tickets and more. The best part? You now have an excuse to use up some of your favourite fat quarters. Have fun colour matching! You will need: • Main outer fabric, 23x11cm (9⅛ x 4⅜”)… Continue reading

Fabric birdhouse and keyring

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Keep your keys safe with this clever birdhouse and keyring duo from Pygmy Cloud

How to make a fabric flower brooch

How to make a spring brooch with fabric flowers and vintage buttons | Mollie Makes

Got your free fabric flower kit in Mollie Makes 62 (when purchased at Morrisons)? Dip into your fabric stash (or scraps) and stitch a spring brooch with textile artist Gemma Nemer. These little blooms are a doddle to make, and since each petal is hand stitched with treasured fabric, you’ll want to accessorise everything! Pin to… Continue reading

How to make fabric origami pine cones

How to make fabric origami pinecone | Christmas decorations | Mollie Makes.

Turn fabric scraps into Christmas decorations with a Japanese twist. This version of the woody fruit takes a little while longer to make than the free pine cones Christmas decorations kit in Mollie Makes 60, but they’re well worth the make. Craft the origami pine cone beauties using silk organza or raid your stash to find other festive fabrics. For pine… Continue reading

Win the official dottie angel dress pattern

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We’re so excited to announce our latest giveaway in collaboration with Simplicity New Look. We got our mitts on not just one, but FIVE of the very sought after dottie angel dress pattern (designed and made in the USA).

The Handmade Fair, Kirstie Allsopp’s pick of the week: Maud’s Fabric Finds

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Stocking ethical and hand printed fabric designs, Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair favourite, Maud of Maud’s Fabric Finds tells us what inspired her to open an online fabric shop and shares her plans for her exhibition stand at The Handmade Fair.

NEW Simply Sewing magazine

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Introducing the brand new sewing magazine by the people who brought you Simply Crochet… get fresh ideas with fabric in Simply Sewing, out 12 February 2015 If you love customising your own clothes, sewing home makes, touches of embroidery and all things sewing, you’ll want a subscription to the brand new sewing magazine, Simply Sewing,… Continue reading