Stunning DIY Garden Bench Seat

Learn how to make an easy DIY garden bench seat using materials to hand. We have reached the point where the children no longer play on the extensive play equipment left by the previous owners of the property. The area the play equipment takes is about a 1/5 of our garden. We decided to take … Read more

DIY Pallet Swing Seat

Learn how to make a DIY pallet swing seat, step by step instructions show you how to make your own for your garden. The children have outgrown the play equipment we inherited when we moved into our home. For a while, my husband has been itching to remodel this part of the garden, so amidst … Read more

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 put lining in a bag, 2 Methods

How to line a bag: two easy ways of lining a bag for the simplest to the most complicated bags and purses. There are two methods for how to put lining in a bag, turned out and drop-in method. For both methods, you need to make your external bag, and then your lining bag. For … Read more