9 Quick Homemade Gifts You Can Sew In Under 30 Minutes!

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have decided you want to make some last-minute Christmas gifts for friends & family & you’re on the lookout for some quick & easy homemade Christmas present ideas

Am I right?!

I’m going to help you out here….

This is a round-up of some of our quickest & easiest sewing tutorials so you CAN whip up some homemade Christmas presents this close to Christmas!

Nothing says I love you like handmade… right?

Check out our round-up of some of our speediest sews that make quick handmade gifts ⤵️

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How To Make Your Own Pyjamas: Part 2

Hello Seam-Stars! Thanks for joining me again for the second post in our “Make your own Pyjama Bottoms” series

Yesterday’s post gave you instructions on how to make your pyjama bottom pattern. If you’ve not done that yet – you need to hop over and make your pattern pieces – otherwise this post won’t make any sense at all!

Don’t be daunted… there are videos and everything!

In this post we’re going to talk about the fabrics you can use to make your own pyjama bottoms, as well as a sewing tutorial on how to sew them up once you have created your pattern

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Create Your Own Pyjama Sewing Pattern: Part 1

We all have that perfect pair of pyjama bottoms – just the right combination of comfiness, cosiness & enough room to account for a mini tea & biscuit feast on an evening! You could try to find a sewing pattern to recreate them, or you can follow our tutorial to create your own pyjama sewing pattern to exactly replicate your favourite PJs!

And the best part is this tutorial can be used to make any size pyjama bottoms. Sewing these is straight forward and definitely possible for a beginner…

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Calico fabric: What exactly is it?

Calico fabric provides a natural, blank canvas, perfect for mocking up patterns, marking down adjustments whilst on the form, draping and even as a base natural textile for printing on. This versatile fabric is cheap and easy to work with, meaning that you can perfect your designs before cutting into an expensive or rare fabric! 

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A Fabric Guide To: Viscose

Viscose, also commonly known as Rayon or Rayon Viscose, is one of the most commonly used fibres in the world!

You’ll find it in your local high street stores sewn up into flowy summer dresses and blouses. 

It can even be used to make household items like bedding and carpets! 

In this guide, we won’t be advising how to run up a new rug (we’re not quite clued up on upholstery!) but we’ll be giving you tips on how to use this popular tree pulp-based rayon material, which is known for its silk-like properties! 

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New pattern alert! 🚨 Wanna make your own custom IKEA KALLAX storage boxes?

Do you have cube storage units around your home? We absolutely love them here at The Studio, crammed full of haberdashery goodness!

Ready made storage boxes can be quite boring & might not match the decor in your home. We were super excited to team up with Makower to bring you the pattern for these beautiful boxes! 

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The Plush Crochet-Along: Day 7


Hey crocheter! Are you proud you have managed to learn to crochet your very first granny square? 

If you’re feeling totally hooked, you’ll be wanting to make some more so we thought we would go through how to attach squares together, to make a granny square blanket. 

Also I’ll be going through jargon busting all the crochet abbreviations and sharing the final PDF pattern for the heart granny square so you can make some more! 

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The Plush Crochet-Along: Day 6


Hey there! Thanks for joining us on day 6 of our crochet for beginners challenge. Are you loving what you’ve made so far? 

So far you should have an almost completed heart granny square and today we will be finishing it off so you have a completed crocheted square.

You should have all of the crochet stitches in the bag but if you need a refresher, check out our YouTube crochet series. All you will need today is slip stitch, double crochet and chain stitch.

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The Plush Crochet-Along: Day 5

Hi, we’re back with another crochet for beginners lesson! 

Are you hooked on crochet yet? If you have completed all of the days so far, you have learnt all of the stitches needed to complete our heart granny square project! 

Today we will be completing row 4 of our granny square with chain stitches and double crochet, which together is known as the granny shell stitch. If you need a refresher on any of the stitches, you can check out our Crochet YouTube series here. 

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The Plush Crochet-Along: Day 4

Hi there!

Wow, can you believe we are on day 4 of our crochet for beginners challenge already?

Still struggling to learn to crochet?

Don’t worry!

We’re waiting for you in the ‘Plush Crochet-along’ Facebook group if you’re stuck or need to ask any questions.

Equally if you’re super proud of your progress, we’d love to see that too! 

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