Embellish clothing

A tasteful embellishment on fabric or clothing can make your item one-of-a-kind. Embellishments are an easy way to add visual texture and style, and you can add them while working on a garment or once you’ve finished, or add to any item already in your closet. There are many techniques that can be used, including […]

DIY rag quilt – the easiest quilt ever!

Rag quilts are quick, fun and gorgeous! If you can sew a straight line, you can sew one of these!

Sew a hot-water bottle cover

This felt cover is easy to make; you can whip one up in no time. Beginner sewers can easily make it too.

How to make a duvet cover

Need an extra duvet cover or two? Save your pennies and make your own from scraps of fabric.

Custom fitted skirt tutorial

Follow clothing designer Leanne Barlow’s easy tutorial for this beautiful floral skirt. No pattern required.

Remake a dress tutorial

The very clever Kristina Clemens, from Kristina J, shows us how to make a strapless dress modest.

DIY top: 1 pattern, 3 tops

The super clever Jee from Runway Sewing has devised this very simple pattern (anyone can sew it!) to make your own gorgeous top. In fact, you can make several tops in different fabrics for a completely different look – in less than 3 hours!

How to make a buttonhole

Jane Bolsover, in her new book Sewing School Basics, gives us the complete rundown on how to make buttonholes. See how to do it, here.

DIY pearl collar

We love this pearl collar by Silvia Chelazzi from Born in ’82. It just looks so elegant. If you have a faux pearl necklace you haven’t used for years, why not turn it into something useful. Or buy inexpensive beads from your nearest craft store.

Happy Hedgehog Pincushion Tutorial

We’re lucky to have the lovely Fiona Marie Clark from Piece guest posting this week. Fiona Marie is a craft whizz and regularly holds craft workshops for adults and children. Today, she’s sharing her tutorial for these nifty hedgehog pincushions. Aren’t they cute?