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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What are Continuous Zips? A Product Guide

Ever wondered what a continuous zip is?

Does adding a zip pull to zip tape seem daunting?

We’re here to help!

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13 Tips For Sewing With Bamboo Towelling Fabric

Bamboo is one of the most sustainable sources on the planet, but did you know that it can be used to produce a soft, strong and eco-friendly textile that is perfect for keeping cosy, mopping up spills and a variety of re-usable projects?!

Non? Well!  In this guide we’ll be talking aaalllll about bamboo towelling fabric, sharing how this super-fabric is made and giving you 13 sewing tips for handling this fluffy little fella of a fabric…

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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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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.

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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10 Tips For Sewing With Chalk Cloth Fabric

Look at our amazing Chalk Cloth it is so much fun to stitch with.

It works exactly like a traditional chalk board but it is a fabric. You can write on it, draw on it and the great thing is, it’s wipe clean, so that you can use it again and again. 

So here you have it, a comprehensive guide to sewing with Chalk Cloth.

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Have the best dressed table this Christmas!

Say cheers at a table filled with gorgeous luxury table place settings this year! We have lots of ideas and inspiration for your Christmas 2021 table decor.

Our fab new table linen kits are available to purchase in both RED & GREY colourways featuring Makower’s Scandi 2021 collection.

And if you purchase one before 18th July 2021 you’ll save 10% AND gain access to our 3 FREE Christmas projects!


The kit has been designed with the busy Seam-Star in mind.

Not only is this a simple project each element comes together FAST! We reckon you can sew the whole kit in around 4 hours!

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3 Project Ideas Using Beguiled by Libs Elliott

This has to be one our faveeeeee collections of all time (can we say that?!) truly, Libs Elliott really knocked it out of the park this time, so of course we had to whip up some projects to provide you with inspiration on what to make with such a fabulous collection.

But not only did we give you 1 make… we’ve given you 3 different project ideas!

Which one will you be trying first seam-stars?

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