Free Pattern For A Hot Water Bottle Cover

Hands up if you need a free pattern for a hot water bottle cover?!

A hot water bottle placed in your bed throughout autumn & winter will not only give you a lovely “warm hug” feeling as you slip under the covers, but it will also help save energy which both your purse AND the planet could benefit from right now ♻️

Free hot water bottle cover pattern tutorial
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Sew a Water Bottle Carrier that’s too cool for school!

September has only just gone and I bet the kids have lost a few school essentials already!

We have a brand new project for you that will make sure the reusable water bottle will come home every day so you can be more eco-conscious and stop using plastic disposable bottles.

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This project features a cool multi-way strap that you can

  • Snap onto the front of a scooter
  • Attach to a book bag
  • Strap to your wrist
  • Wear crossbody
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We’re Counting Down To Halloween with Sewing Projects!

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The countdown to Halloween is on… only 8 weeks left! 

Can you believe it’s pretty much September already?! 

It’s time to get planning the kids outfits, home decor and all the fun arts & crafts activities!

To save you some time searching the web for Halloween sewing ideas we’ve got you covered. 

Here’s a round up of some of the best halloween project ideas to get you started!

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Go Super Size with Extra Wide Fabrics!

Ever heard the term “wide backs” and wondered what it means? No – it’s not a dressmaking alteration for the broad shouldered!

Some of you beginner seam-stars out there have come across some fabrics on our website which are a huuuuge 106” wide and might think, why on earth would you need a piece of fabric that wide?! Well you’re in luck! In this blog, we’ll be going through why we need extra wide fabrics and inspire you with what they can be used for. 

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A Rainbow Of Possibilities! Kona Fabric Guide

What is Kona fabric?

Kona is premium quality quilting cotton by Robert Kaufman and we believe it’s the quilter’s 1st choice when choosing fabrics for their projects! 

Kona Jelly Roll

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How many colours of Kona fabric are there?

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Tutorial: Sew An A5 Notebook Cover In 30 Minutes

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Sew an A5 notebook cover in 30 minutes. Learn how to do it in this step-by-step tutorial.

There is something so appealing about new stationery; even in an ever increasingly digital age, the perfect notebook still holds its own.

With this in mind we thought a makeover was in order; a cover will level up an already essential item for a lucky recipient.

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How To: Make Reusable Makeup Remover Pads and Waterproof Bag

Help save the planet with 2 FREE tutorials! Read on for a Reusable Makeup Remover Pads sewing tutorial, and a waterproof bag to store them in until laundry day!

Did you know face wipes contain plastic and make up more than 90% of sewer blockages in the UK? They also end up in our oceans, which causes problems for our marine environment and sea creatures. Do you use cotton pads instead when removing makeup? Single use cotton pads are found to be non-biodegradable too. 

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Make An Easy Reading Cushion Tutorial

Easy Reading Cushion

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Need an easy reading cushion tutorial?

I don’t know about you, but when I think of reading a book I want to snuggle up somewhere cosy & lose myself among the pages.

This reading cushion tutorial allows you make a cushion that brings all the best things together; a cushion for cosiness, a safe spot for your book & an extra space for a torch, cuddly toy or reading glasses.

The handle makes it easy to escape to your favourite spot. And there is no risk of corner folding savagery… there’s a bookmark too!

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15 Minute Napkin With Mitered Corners

Here’s how to make a 15 minute napkin with mitered corners. We’re continuing out theme of helping you create a more sustainable Christmas… Fabric napkins are a fabulous step into sustainability & will make your Christmas table look amazing!

With some clever folding, a coordinating runner & some homemade Christmas crackers you will create an incredible focal point for your Christmas feast.

Follow this tutorial & learn how to stitch a mitred corner in just 15 minutes!

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A Toddler Duvet Cover

I’m not alone that many of my sewing makes end up being dictated around my family and their needs and desires, well ok – mostly Baby Plush and the things she needs (I really should stop calling her Baby Plush as she’s almost three now, I’ll have to think of another descriptive, but anonymous name for her soon). All of a sudden she seemed to have outgrown her sleeping bag overnight and was was about to burst out of the bottom of it. Continue reading “A Toddler Duvet Cover”

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