13+ FREE Stocking Patterns and Tutorials

There is something magical about the tradition of Christmas stockings. It is thought the tradition of Christmas stockings started with the origins of St Nicholas. They are often filled with coins, small toys, candy and fruit or other small gifts. If you are looking to make gifts check out  25+ stocking stuffer ideas.     … Read more

How to make a Christmas stocking, free stocking template

I love making the most of my fabric scraps and old jeans, these sashiko denim Christmas stockings capitalize on these passions. Find your red fabric scraps, embroidery floss and an unrepairable of jeans, all set?!  Personally I love working with old jeans, it’s a fabric that is readily available – regularly ask friends and family … Read more

25+ easy DIY stocking stuffer ideas

Are you a family who love the tradition of a Christmas stocking? Then these fabulous fabric DIY stocking stuffer ideas are for you. Start now and you will quickly have a handmade gift for each stocking – plus these ideas are great for using up your fabric scraps. These gifts include ideas for all the … Read more

How to make an advent calendar out of old jeans

Do you have a stash of old jeans? Love making fun advent calendars? Then this DIY advent calendar is for you. There is so much joy to be had making your own advent calendar. If you love the idea of prompts for Christmas activities check out my printable list, this year I think I am … Read more

Alternative Christmas Tree from tree branches

As the nights draw in we are starting to think about making our own Christmas decor. With many people fully aware of the negative impact of plastic, and the environmental impact of cutting down trees you may be looking for an alternative Christmas tree idea.  I appreciate this is a little simplistic, you may be … Read more

Stunning Driftwood Wreath Tutorial

It is super easy to make a stunning driftwood wreath, learn how to make your own driftwood wreath with this detailed photo and video tutorial, bring a touch of the beach into your home.

As a family we love visiting the beach, collecting driftwood and sea glass, plus anything else which looks interesting! Let me share with you how easy it is to make a driftwood wreath, which also showcases your sea glass finds. Our local beaches have very little driftwood, but one of the beaches we love visiting … Read more

How to make an Ostomy Pouch Cover

how to make an ostomy pouch cover, sew a ostomy bag cover

I was amazed to learn that here in the UK there are approximately 10 different sizes and shapes of ostomy pouches, therefore it is not so easy to buy the right size and shape of cover. Let me show you how easy it is to make your own ostomy pouch cover!! I was recently asked … Read more

How to make a baby rag quilt

This Baby Rag Quilt is beautiful, stunning cotton prints framed with a frayed ruffle edge. This tutorial for the easy sew baby rag quilt includes a video. The quilt is quick to make, lovely and soft and perfect for a newbie quilter – it is super easy to make. I have been meaning to make … Read more

How to make a zippered pouch tutorial flat bottom

zipper pouch tutorial

One of the most versatile bags to make, zipper bags have so many purposes and uses. They are super easy to make, let me show you how easy it is to make a zippered pouch with a flat bottom. This tutorial for a flat bottom zipper pouch is a part of my “how to make … Read more

How to shorten a zip

It is super easy to shorten a zip – there is no need to rush out to the shop to finish your sewing project, just shorten a zip you have in your stash. Before we start please note a zip is measured by the length of the zip itself, not the zipper tape.      … Read more

11 Top tips to sew your bag like a pro

Are you new to bag making? Wondering where to start? Here are my top tips for bag making, perfect to get you started in this exciting sewing journey. You will soon be whipping up new bags for every occasion. I was fortunate to learn to sew at school (sadly a subject that seems rarely taught … Read more

DIY Denim Mirror Frame, a perfect no sew old jeans craft project

Are you wondering what to do with your old jeans, as a no sew craft project?  I keep all parts of old jeans, this denim mirror frame makes the most of the seams from your old jeans. I have to confess to collections of waistbands, seams, pockets, hems and of course the fabric of the … Read more