How to sew a recessed zipper in a tote bag

Learn how to sew a recessed zipper in a tote bag. In this tutorial, I will show you how to calculate the size of fabric and zip. Consider your bag pattern, how is the shape formed?  Is it with side panels or boxed corners?  What is the finished width and depth of the bag? If … Read more

How to adjust bag patterns

Let’s explore how to adjust bag patterns, there are so many ways to change the look of your finished bag, from adjusting the size to changing the hardware, creating bag panels, bag fastenings and bag handles. It can be really helpful to sketch out the design of your finished bag, this will help you work … Read more

How to make a desk from pallets

Do you have a pallet to hand? A couple of spare hours? how to make a desk from pallets All of a sudden we are all working from home, with life rapidly changing my husband kindly decided to make an additional desk for our home. I have to admit I was somewhat relieved at his … Read more

How to make a versatile project bag

Steel yourself for a free bag pattern, with LOTS of options! Today I am sharing this super versatile project bag. Please do not be intimidated, this is an easy bag to make, its just that I have given you many variables – in part as I wish to share how easy it is to change … Read more

How to make a DIY wood coffee table

Learn how to make an easy DIY wood coffee table using materials to hand. My husband has been working on a big garden transformation, removing redundant climbing equipment and raised to beds to create a fabulous new seating area, centered around a fire pit. We love the transformed garden from the children’s play area,   … Read more

Sea Glass Decor Idea

Looking for craft ideas for your collection of sea glass? Create sea glass decor, quickly and easily As winter begins to draw to a close I am beginning to count down the days to our annual family holiday to the southern coast in France. I relax walking between beautiful coves, as a family hunting for … Read more

Reycled denim bags pattern

Quick and easy recycled denim bags pattern.  Making bags out of old jeans – what’s not to love?! Making a denim tote is super easy, they can be customized in so many different ways. Old jeans are durable and hard-wearing. Upcycling your jeans is a good choice of har material. I love this easy bag, … Read more

How to make a top zipper closure for a bag

A top zipper closure is far easier to achieve than you may think, let me show you how.  Before we start think about the type of zipper you are going to use, do you have hardware on your bag? If so what colour is it? Do you want the zipper teeth to match? Personally I … Read more

How to make reusable makeup remover pads, 4 Easy Steps

Learn how to make reusable makeup remover pads, with a serger or sewing machine. Advice about choosing the right fabric and tips to wash your makeup pads. Are you making small steps to make your lifestyle greener? One super-easy way is to make reusable makeup remover pads, simply wash and you are ready to go … Read more

DIY Wood Wall Art, perfect for a beginner

You can make DIY Wooden Wall Art for your home, with this super easy step by step tutorial. Using a variety of scrap wood you can build this DIY wood art. The beauty of this DIY wood wall art project is perfect for scraps of wood you have laying around. Our piece combines plywood, mahogany, … Read more

Ultimate guide to how to sew bag straps

Love to sew bags? Learn how to sew bag straps, it is super easy and makes your bag your own. Making your own bag straps means you have lots of fun with color and pattern. Adjustable bag straps can be shortened to make a shoulder bag or a crossbody bag, plus you can customize the … Read more

Super Quick and Easy Valentine Heart Pillow, DIY

Are you inspired by Valentines Day? Let me share with you how easy it is to upcycle materials to hand to sew your own Valentine Heart Pillow. A perfect idea for your valentines day decorations at home this pillow can be made in a mere thirty minutes. Personally I love rag edges on fabric, they … Read more