Free sewing tutorials

Felt paper dolls
by Brandy at The Prudent Homemaker

Who remembers making paper dolls when they were younger? We found this adorable tutorial over at 'The Prudent Homemaker' via Pinterest, and we just had to share it! It is a perfect craft for this rainy weekend ahead and will keep both parents and children occupied for the start of the summer holidays! Click here to see the paper dolls tutorial.



Passport Cover Tutorial
By Rachel Pinney at The Craft Half
If your jetting off on your holidays soon why not make yourself a snazzy passport cover for when you are travelling, not only will this protect your passport it will also make sure you won't lose it! You could also coordinate your holiday wardrobe to match, with new summer tutorials coming soon!
Click here to see the Passport Cover Tutorial.
Drawstring Play Mat Tutorial
By Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew

Reduce the risk of standing on any stray tiny toy pieces (yes - I'm especially thinking of you random Lego bricks!) and make tidying them all up after playing so much easier with this drawstring play mat.  You can also make a smaller version for taking out and about; they make great travel toy bags.
Click here to see the Drawstring Play Mat Tutorial.






Gadget Holder Bean Bag Tutorial
By Nicky Broom At Sew and Snip

We all have some sort of gadgets and I often find I have my IPad propped up while I’m sewing so I can watch something on the screen at the same time, so I thought I’d making myself a small beanbag so that I could position it at the best angle. Of course you could make this for any size of tablet or phone and it’s equally great for propping a book on! The bean bag was made using Mr Fox Cotton Print. To see more fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Gadget Holder Bean Bag Tutorial.

Gadget Holder Bean Bag

The Craft Cotton Company's Mr Fox Cotton Print



Elephant Toy

A perfect tutorial if you want to make a unique little toy! The stuffed elephant toy is great for little kids and looks really nice for decoration too! The elephant would look amazing in any of our cottons. To see our fabric range, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Elephant Toy Tutorial.

Elephant Toy



Messenger Bag Tutorial
By Andy Isaacs for Hobbycraft

Cute summer messenger bag, perfect for both adults and children! Experiment with different types of fastenings, In-R-Form and gorgeous Symone fabric. Click here to see the Messenger Bag Tutorial.

Simone Messenger Bag by Andy Isaacs



Cloud Baby Tutorial

This is an absolutely adorable tutorial with a free pattern piece; perfect for little children (and adults too!). There is also a video tutorial showing you how to make a Cloud Baby Mobile for your little one. The cloud baby would look great in any of our cottons, especially our pastel cottons! To see our fabric range, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Cloud Baby Tutorial

Cloud Babies By Miss Daisy Patterns & Tutorials



Fabric Tool Roll Tutorial
By Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew

This tool roll is a great gift idea for any DIY loving dads this Father's Day. It's ideal for keeping all their favourite tools in one place - no excuse for any more lost screwdrivers! The tool roll was made using The Craft Cotton Company's Steampunk fabric. To see our range, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Fabric Tool Roll Tutorial.

Fabric Tool Roll by Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew

The Craft Cotton Company's Steampunk Pocket Watch Cotton Print

The Craft Cotton Company's Steampunk Cogs Cotton Print



DIY IPhone Wallet Tutorial

Need a Father's Day gift idea? Try out this IPhone Wallet tutorial- a simple yet practical gift that your father will love. This tutorial gives you the opportunity to personalise your present and makes sure that your father will get something that he will use! The wallet would look great in a range of our cottons. To see our fabric range, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the DIY IPhone Wallet Tutorial.

DIY  Iphone Wallet by My 3 Monsters

DIY  Iphone Wallet by My 3 Monsters



Drawstring Wash-Bag Tutorial
By Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew

This drawstring wash-bag is perfect for a Father's Day gift and ideal for keeping dad's toiletries together whilst travelling! The wash-bag was made using The Craft Cotton Company's Steampunk Pocket watches and Steam punk Cogs cotton prints. To see our range of fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Drawstring Wash-Bag Tutorial.





Unisex Apron

This unisex apron is the perfect addition to any kitchen and can also make a great Father's Day present. The apron can be adjusted to fit any adult size and could be made using any of our cottons and canvas fabrics. To see our range, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Unisex Apron Tutorial.

Unisex apron by Purl Soho

The Craft Cotton Company's Tea Party Cotton Print



Button On Bike Bag Tutorial
By Frankie Carson at Knits-Wits Owls

This bag is the perfect Father’s Day gift for the cyclist in your life. Whether they love long bike rides or use it as a way to get about this bag will come in us time after time. The bag was made using The Craft Cotton Company's. To see their fabric range, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Button- On Bike Bag Tutorial.

Button-On Bike Bag
The Craft Cotton Company's Autumn Fat Quarters



Plastic Bag Holder Tutorial
By Raeven Branch 

This is a great tutorial which shows you how to keep all of your plastic bags in one tidy handy bag. Since my family has started to hoard plastic bags because of the 5p charge, this bag provides us with a neat option to store all of our bags in one small space. The bag was made using our Rojo Fat Quarters but would look great in any of our other cottons to match your kitchen! To see our fabric range, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Plastic Bag Holder Tutorial.

The plastic bag holder

Rojo Fat Quarters



Sunglasses Case Tutorial
By Sew DIY 

Since it is approaching Summer and the sun is actually shining here in England, we should embrace the opportunity to put our sunglasses to use! This tutorial is a perfect way to protect you sunglasses (or your reading glasses) and to give your accessory a summer-look. The tutorial has an easy step-by-step guide to show you how to make your drawstring case, which would look great in any of our cottons. To see our fabric range, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Sunglasses Case Tutorial.

Sunglasses Case Tutorial
The Craft Cotton Company's Floral Poppy Cotton Print
The Craft Cotton Company's Summer Holidays Cotton Print

The Craft Cotton Company's Multi-Butterfly Cotton Print



Ribbon Notice Board Tutorial

Need to get organised this summer? The this is the perfect tutorial! Make your own notice boards to match any room in your home or office. The notice board is a really simple and easy make but it is really effective and is guaranteed to look great wherever you place it. The notice board was made using our Quilt Collection fabric, to see more fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Ribbon Notice Board Tutorial.

Ribbon Notice Board



Malibu Satchel Tutorial

This lovely summer satchel is a beautiful make! The tutorial has step-by-step instructions on how to make your own personalised and unique satchel for this summer. The satchel would look great in our denim fat quarters. To see our fabric range, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Malibu Satchel Tutorial.

The Malibu Satchel by Fabric Mutt



Toddler T-Shirt Tutorial
By Mellisa Mora on Melly Sews

This cute tutorial is a must see- perfect for the upcoming Summer! Your toddler will love this personalised and unique t-shirt, fantastic to make for any occasion. The t-shirt would look great in our cottons, especially our summer themed prints! To see our range, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Toddler T-Shirt Tutorial.

Toddler T-Shirt by Melly Sews



Road Trip Car Pillow
By Stephanie at Swoodson 

Says for So Sew Easy Sick and tired of getting neck cramps ang getting tangled up in your ear phones when you go on a long journey? Try out this tutorial to bring comfort to your journeys in the car! The car pillow would look great in our soft dimple fleece or in any of our cottons. To see our fabric range, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Road Trip Car Pillow.

Road Trip Car Pillow



Triangle Ombre Trends Quilt
By Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew

This quilt is perfect for adding an extra layer of warmth at night, and great for snuggling up in on the sofa in the evening. This tutorial uses the traditional method of English Paper Piecing and is great fun to make. It also saves the need to have the sewing machine out until the quilting stage, which means you can sit comfortably on the sofa whilst putting it together which is an added bonus!
The quilt was made using The Craft Cotton Company's Blue, Cerise and Lime Ombre Trends fat quarters which were designed by us and Heather Jack's. To see more of the fabric range, visit The Craft Cotton Company.
Click here to see the Triangle Ombre Trends Quilt.

Triangle Ombre Trends Quilt



Baby Dinosaur Costume Tutorial
By Andrea at Andrea's Notebook

Doing something special for St Georges Day? Make sure that you and your little ones are prepared with this cute and easy dinosaur (or dragon) costume. The costume 
would look great in any of our furs or cottons! To see our fabric range, just visit The Craft Cotton Company.  Click here to see the Baby Dinosaur (or dragon) Costume.






Seat Pad Cover Tutorial
By Andy Isaacs for Hobbycraft

This is a great tutorial to show you how to up-cycle plain chairs in your home without making a mess using paint! The seat pad cover is an effective way to make your home more comfortable and stylish. The seat pad cover was made using our Blue Ombre Trends Fat Quarter. To see more fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Seat Pad Cover Tutorial.

Seat Pad Cover



Toddler Bib Tutorial
By Sue Parnell

I decided to do a tutorial on this bib/smock for 2 reasons; one, it was so cute, and the other, I recall as a mum how difficult it was to try to keep a toddler clean just before going out…this would have solved my problems! 
The bib was made using The Craft Cotton Company's pink dimple fleece and cupcake printed cotton.  To see our fabric range, just visit The Craft Cotton CompanyClick here to see the Toddler Bib Tutorial.

Toddler bib (front)
Toddler bib (back)




Fabric Yo-Yo Easter Bunny
By Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew

This yo-yo bunny is a fun and easy make for Easter; it's also great for using up leftover fabric scraps. The bunny was made using scraps left over from The Craft Cotton Company's fabrics that I use. To see more fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company.  Click here to see the Fabric Yo-Yo Easter Bunny Tutorial.

Fabric Yo-Yo Easter Bunny



Easter Bunny Hat Tutorial
By Sue Parnell

This is a great tutorial for you to undertake over Easter if you have a little kiddies! This cute bunny hat is really simple to make and will ensure that your child will look the part for Easter.  The hat was made using Visage Textiles and The Craft Cotton Company's white dimple fleece and pink crushed velour.  To see more fabrics, just visit Visage Textiles and The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Easter Bunny Hat Tutorial.

Easter bunny hat



Easter Jelly Roll Quilt Tutorial
By Andy Isaacs for Hobbycraft

A great tutorial to make a beautiful Easter Quilt! The quilt is perfect for a picnic at the park, or to use in a little child's room. The quilt was made using our Quilt Collection Jelly Roll. To see more fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Easter Jelly Roll Quilt Tutorial.

Easter Jelly Roll Quilt

The Craft Cotton Company's Quilt Collection Jelly Roll



Stuffed Easter Bunny Toy Tutorial
By Frankie Carson at Knits-Wits Owls

This is a great tutorial for Easter; teaching you how to make this adorable Easter Bunny.  This gift is perfect for people who can’t have chocolates and sweets for Easter and it also makes a cute keepsake! The bunny was made using fat quarters from The Craft Cotton Company's Pastel Floral Fat Quarter set. To see more fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Stuffed Easter Bunny Tutorial.

The Stuffed Easter Bunny Toy

The Craft Cotton Company's Pastel Floral Fat Quarter set



Bean Bag Chicken Tutorial
By Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew

These little bean bag chickens are the perfect addition for Easter. They are ideal for decorating your home – it’s impossible to have too many Easter decorations about, especially cute chickens! These are also great for gifting, along with some chocolate goodies or on their own - either way, they are guaranteed to make people smile!
The chickens were made using The Craft Cotton Company's Ombre Trends fabrics by Heather Jacks. To see the range, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Bean Bag Chicken Tutorial.

Bean Bag Chickens


The Craft Cotton Company's Ombre Trends by Heather Jacks



Cadbury Creme Egg Easter Bunnies

If you love Cadbury's Creme Eggs and Easter, then this is the perfect tutorial for you! This tutorial shows you how to make cute, bunnies with a treat inside. These will be great for any Easter party or as a little gift. The bunnies were made using felt, but you can also use any cotton with some in-R-form instead.  Visit The Craft Cotton Company to see our range of cottons and felts. Click here to see the Cadbury Creme Egg Easter Bunnies Tutorial.

Positively Splendid's Cadbury Creme Egg Easter Bunnies

Positively Splendid's Cadbury Creme Egg Easter Bunnies

The Craft Cotton Company's Felt Pack



Bunny Hoop Art
By Suzi Kagi for Hobbycraft

Want to learn how to do hoop art? Then this is a great tutorial for you- for both beginners and intermediate. The tutorial shows you how to make a cute Easter bunny using a needle and thread, fabric and felt, and a hoop. This tutorial would look great in some of our floral fabrics! To see our range, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Bunny Hoop Art.

Easter Bunny Hoop Art By Suzi Kagi
The Craft Cotton Companies Pastel Floral Fat Quarter



Easter Bunting Tutorial
By Victoria Louise 

This tutorial will take you through step-by=step instructions on how to make a quick and easy bunting using any of your spare fabrics that you have lying around. The bunting was made using a range of our cottons and poly cottons. To see more fabric, visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Easter Bunting Tutorial.

Easter Bunting



Vintage Floral Gardening Apron
By Frankie Carson at Knits-Wits Owls

Carrying on with our sewing tutorials for Mother's Day, if your mother is an avid gardener, then this is the perfect tutorial for her. This tutorials will show you step-by-step how to make a cute Vintage Floral gardening apron and kneeler. The apron and kneeler were made using The Craft Cotton Company's Vintage Floral Fat Quarter set. Visit The Craft Cotton Company to see more fabrics. Click here to see the Vintage Floral Gardening Apron Tutorial.


Vintage Floral Gardening Apron by Frankie Carson

The Craft Cotton Company's Vintage Floral Coral Fat Quarters



Ombré Trends Infinity Scarf Tutorial
By Lesley Foster at Hook Stitch Sew


A perfect way to make your mum smile this Mother's Day is with a handmade gift. This infinity scarf made using gorgeous summery colours and flowery prints is the perfect way to make her feel extra special! The scarf was made using The Craft Cotton Company’s Ombré Trends fat quarters by Heather Jacks. To see more fabrics, visit The Craft Cotton Company or contact us to find your nearest stockist.  Click here to see the Ombré Trends Infinity Scarf Tutorial.

Ombré Trends Infinity Scarf
The Craft Cotton Company's Ombré Trends Blue Fat Quarter By Heather Jacks



DIY Kimono
By Irene Fucci for Brit + Co

This a a perfect tutorial to get you started for making your own clothes this year- it can also be a really nice Mother's Day gift too! As the weather is starting to get nicer and warmer, this is a great little tutorial to get started on for Spring and Summer. The kimono would look great in Visage Textiles chiffons or The Craft Cotton Company's fabrics. To see more fabrics, just visit Visage Textiles and The Craft Cotton Company.  Click here to see the DIY Kimono tutorial.



Irene Fucci's DIY Kimono

Visage Textiles' Fox and Bunny Chiffon



Bedside Storage Pockets Tutorial
By Leigh-Anne Jones at My Scrappy Heart

This is a great little project to do for any of your kids! The storage pockets are a fantastic way to keep kids tidy and organised without compromising on the look of the room. The storage pockets were made using The Craft Cotton Company's Ahoy, Anchor Ivory and Anchor Navy mini-bolts. There are loads of themed fabrics to choose from at The Craft Cotton Company for any room style. Click here to see the Bedside Storage Pockets Tutorial.

Bedside Storage Pockets

The Craft Cotton Company's Ahoy, Anchor Ivory and Anchor Navy mini-bolts



Heart Cushion Cover Tutorial
By Andy Isaacs for Hobbycraft

We are kick-starting our range of free Mother's Day tutorials with this gorgeous Heart Cushion cover tutorial by Andy Isaacs for Hobbycraft. This lovely handmade gift will certainly impress the mother figures in your life and is a sweet keep-sake. The Heart Cushion Cover was made using our Changing Seasons Jellie Rolls but it can also be made using any of our Fat Quarters. To see more of our fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Heart Cushion Cover Tutorial.


Heart Cushion Cover

The Craft Cotton Company's Changing Seasons Jellie Rolls



Patchwork Quilted Bag
By The New Craft House for Hobbycraft


If you want to go handmade this Spring then this is the perfect tutorial for you. The quilted bag is a really nice project to do and makes a gorgeous bag in the end. The bag was made using The Craft Cotton Company's Ombre Trends by Heather Jacks- perfect colours for the new 2016 trends. To see more of our fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Patchwork Quilted Bag Tutorial.










Morning Coffee Apron
By Raeven Branch

Preparing to get ready for Shrove Tuesday? Why not make this Morning Coffee apron! This is a great tutorial showing you how to make your own apron which you can personalise and customise to fit your size or you can make one that will fit everyone! The apron was made our Morning Coffee Canvas. To see more fabrics, visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Morning Coffee Apron Tutorial.

Joe Modelling the Morning Coffee Apron


Morning Coffee Apron



Patchwork Scrappy Binding Tutorial
By Sue Parnell


If you have been wondering what to do with all of those fabric scraps that you have, then this is a great tutorial to inspire you on how you can recycle those scraps.
The binding tutorial, by Sue Parnell, shows step-by-step instructions on how to make a piece of binding using a patchwork technique to put together of all of you fabric scraps. This tutorial was made using The Craft Cotton Company’s Owl Fat Quarter set to make a quilt and then the scraps were used to make the binding. To see more fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company.  Click here to see the Patchwork Scrappy Binding Tutorial.


The Craft Cotton Company's Owl Fat Quarter set
Patchwork Scrappy Binding and quilt



Weaving Danish Heart
By Raeven Branch

This is a great tutorial for Valentines Day- perfect for giving a small and thoughtful gesture.  The Weaving Danish Heart can be an easy no-sew project, if you wish; and at the end, it produces a lovely keep-sake. All you practically need are some scissors and felt! The heart was made using The Craft Cotton Company's felt set which comes in 10 different colours. If you want to see more fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company.  Click here to see how to make your own Weaving Danish Heart.



Weaving Danish Heart
Weaving Danish Heart
The Craft Cotton Company's Felt Set



Valentine's Day Lavender Heart Tutorial
By Victoria Louise


This Valentine’s Day lavender heart is a cute little way to show your token of love to somebody special.  You can fill this little heart with lavender or rose buds to give it that romantic touch.  This tutorial shows you easy step-by-step instructions on how to make your heart in 30 minutes.  The heart was made using The Craft Cotton Company’s Paisley Heart poly cotton. To see more fabric, visit The Craft Cotton Company.  Click here to see the Valentine's Day Lavender Heart tutorial.


Valentine's Day Lavender Heart
The Craft Cotton Company's Paisley Heart Poly Cotton



Patchwork Quilted Placemat Tutorial
By Raeven Branch and Victoria Louise for Hobbycraft

This is a brilliant tutorial to get you started for 2016. Swing in Spring with this cute vintage patchwork theme. The Patchwork Quilted Placemat tutorial was made using our Vintage Floral Fat Quarter sets.  To see more fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company.  Click here to see the Patchwork Quilted Placemat Tutorial.



Patchwork Quilted Placemat
The Craft Cotton Company's Vintage Floral Fat Quarter set



Triangle Quilt Tutorial
By Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew

This is a great new tutorial to start off the year. In this tutorial you will be given step-by-step instructions on how to make a cute triangle quilt.  The quilt was made using our Bright Stripes Fat Quarter set.  If you want to start making your quilt for the 2016 trend, try using our Pastel Spots Fat Quarter set.  To see more fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company.  Click here to see the Triangle Quilt Tutorial.


Triangle Quilt by Lesley Carson at Hook, Stitch, Sew
Bright Stripes Fat Quarter Set





Zipper Pouches Tutorial
By Fall For DIY

We found this great tutorial on Pinterest on Fall For DIY and we thought that it was perfect to share for those of you who are going for a new look this year but don't know where to start.  This tutorial shows you how to make zipper pouches for almost anything.  The zipper pouches would looks great in our Pastel Spot or Pamela Fat Quarter sets.  To see more fabric, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see how to make your own Zipper Pouch.



Zipper Pouch By Fall For DIY
Pastel Spot Fat Quarter Set
Pamela Fat Quarter Set



The Cinnamon-Scented Christmas Bag Tutorial
By Raeven Branch

This tutorial is great for a ‘last minute Christmas gift’ idea. It smells fab and adds to the Christmassy atmosphere. If you want to give a present with a home-made touch then this gift is perfect and looks great in any fabric, especially tartan. This tutorial was done using The Craft Cotton Company’s Poly Viscous Dress Stuart Tartan and Plain-dyed White Poly Cotton. To see more fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company.Click here to see the Cinnamon-Scented Christmas Bag Tutorial.

Cinnamon-Scented Christmas Bags

Cinnamon-Scented Christmas Bags



Christmas Apron Tutorial
By Frankie Carson at Knit-Wits Owls

This is great tutorial by Frankie Carson to get stuck into over the Christmas break! This tutorial shows step-by-step instructions on how to make a cute Christmas-themed apron, which can be altered to be made to your size. This tutorial was made using our Snowman and Gingerbread Man Polycottons. To see more fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company.  Click here to see how to make your own Christmas Apron.



Christmas Apron

Christmas Apron

The Craft Cotton Company Snowman and Gingerbread Man Polycottons



Sugar Cookie Sacks Tutorial
By Lisa Tutman-Ogles at Celebrate Creativity

We found this great tutorial on Pinterest and thought that we'd share it with you!  This tutorial shows how to make Sugar cookie Sacks- a creative and thoughtful gift to give anyone at Christmas! The Sugar Cookie Sacks would look great in our Autumn Fat Quarters or our Canvas fabric.  Just visit The Craft Cotton Company to see more.  Click here to see the Sugar Cookie Sack Tutorial.



Sugar Cookie Sacks
The Craft Cotton Company's Dark Canvas Fat Quarters



Patchwork Christmas Quilt Tutorial
By Leigh-Anne Jones at Scrappy At Heart

This fantastic Christmas tutorial by Leigh-Anne Jones shows step-by-step instructions on how to make this lovely quilt! You can personalise this with your own motif designs and it will be a great addition to your home this Christmas, perfect for getting snug and cosy with a box of chocolates and a festive film on TV! This patchwork quilt was made using our Stars and Stripes Fat Quarters.  To see more visit The Craft Cotton Company or click here to see the Patchwork Christmas Quilt Tutorial.


The Patchwork Christmas Quilt




Patchwork Hanging Star Tutorial
By Jennifer Cockcroft at Knit, Sew, Grow

This is a great new tutorial by Jennifer Cockcroft with step-by-step instructions on how to make a beautiful Patchwork Hanging Star.  You can make this star however big or small you want it to be: to either hang on your Christmas tree or door!  The Patchwork Hanging Star was made using our Spot and Gingham Fat Quarters.  To see our fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company.  Click here to see the Patchwork Hanging Star Tutorial.


Patchwork Hanging Star

The Craft Cotton Company Star and Gingham Fat Quarters




Star Ornament Tutorial
By Tea Rose Home on U Create

We found this great tutorial on Pinterest and we wanted to share it to help you get ready for Christmas! This tutorial shows easy step-by-step instructions on how to make a gorgeous ornament which can be made to any size you need. The Star Ornament would look great in our Spot and Gingham Fat Quarters. To see more of our fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Star Ornament Tutorial.


The Star Ornament By Tea Rose Homes

The Craft Cotton Company Spot and Gingham Fat Quarters




Penguin-Pattern Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
By Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew

Lesley has made a great new tutorial showing how to make a Penguin-Pattern Patchwork Stocking!  This bright and cute stocking will look great at Christmas stuffed with toys!  Lesley made this stocking using our Ski Penguin Fat Quarters, to see more, just click The Craft Cotton Company.  Click here to see the Penguin-Patchwork Stocking Tutorial.



The Penguin-Pattern Patchwork Stocking
The Craft Cotton Company Ski Penguin Fat Quarters



English Paper Pieced Christmas Decorations Tutorial
By Frankie Carson at Knit-Wits Owls

Ready for Christmas? Why not try and make your own decorations using this great tutorial by Frankie Carson!  In this tutorial, Frankie shows step-by-step instruction on how to make English Paper Pieced Christmas Decorations which will look amazing in any room at Christmas! Frankie made the decorations using our Christmas Polycottons, just visit The Craft Cotton Company to see more. Click here to see the English Paper Pieced Christmas Decorations Tutorial.

English Paper Pieced Christmas Decorations

English Paper Pieced Christmas Decorations


Fabric Drawstring Christmas Gift Bag Tutorial
By Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew

We have an amazing new Christmas tutorial for you.  The Fabric Drawstring Christmas Gift Bag tutorial is the perfect idea, and gift, to put your presents in this year.  These step-by-step instructions will show you the perfect way to make your presents stand out this year.  The Gift Bag was made using our North Star Fat Quarters, to see more, just visit The Craft Cotton Company.  Click here to see the Fabric Drawstring Christmas Gift Bag Tutorial.

Fabric Drawstring Christmas Gift Bag

The Craft Cotton Company North Star Fat Quarters



Triangular Tablet Propper Tutorial
By Jennie Rayment at Jennie Rayment, The Muslin Mistress

We have a great new tutorial by Jennie Rayment for you.  In this tutorial, Jennie, a professional quilter, shows how to make a Triangular Tablet Propper with step-by-step instructions and pictures.  This would be a great gift to make for Christmas!  Jennie made the Propper using our Funky Spot Fat Quarters, to see more just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see The Triangular Tablet Propper Tutorial.



Triangular Tablet Propper




The Craft Cotton Company Funky Spot Fat Quarters



Christmas-Shape Bunting Tutorial
By Lesley Foster at Hook Stitch Sew

It's time to get ready for Christmas! If you're having a home-made Christmas this year, then this bunting tutorial is perfect for you! The step-by-step tutorial shows you how to make a bunting that fits any sized room. The bunting was made using The Craft Cotton Company's North Star Fat Quarters, to see more fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Christmas Shape Bunting.


Christmas-Shape Bunting

The Craft Cotton Company North Star Fat Quarter



Reversible Scarves
By Martha Stewart

We found this great tutorial via Pinterest showing you how to make a really easy reversible scarf.  This step-by-step tutorial made by Martha Stewart is a great project for the winter and could make a great Christmas gift!  This reversible scarf would look great using our 1.5m x 1.12m Mini Bolt, to view them, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. Click here to see the Reversible Scarf Tutorial.


Reversible Scarves by Martha Stewart
The Craft Cotton Company Mini Bolts




Quilted Taggy Baby Blanket
By Frankie Carson at KnitWits-Owls

Here's a fantastic new tutorial for you to start this week - the Quilted Taggy Baby Blanket.  This project is great to make for little babies, helping them to develop their motor skills.  The tutorial demonstrates an easy way to make the Quilted Taggy Baby Blanket using our Teddy Girl Fat Quarters, to view our fabrics, visit The Craft Cotton Company.  Just click on this link to see how to make your own Quilted Taggy Baby Blanket.

Quilted Taggy Blanket by Frankie Carson





Pillow Bed
By Autumn at It's Always Autumn

We've found this great tutorial on It's Always Autumn.  This is a fantastic thing to make if you're a parent or if you have a constant stream of guests!  The pillow bed would look great in any of our Fat Quarters, to view our fabrics, just visit The Craft Cotton Company. This tutorial shows the easiest and the cheapest way to make a pillow bed, just click on this link to see how to make a Pillow Bed .

It's Always Autumn's Pillow Bed



DIY Hand Warmers
By Raeven Branch

A great little sewing project to help keep you nice and warm for winter. This is perfect for sewers and non-sewers alike and at the end creates a functional and usable item. This could be a fantastic small present for Christmas and could be handy for Bonfire Night! Click here to see the DIY Hand Warmer tutorial.



DIY Hand Warmer

DIY Hand Warmer



Halloween Burlap Bunting
By Kristen at Ella Claire

Here's a fantastic new tutorial for Halloween. This tutorial walks you though an easy bunting project- a must have for every Halloween party. The bunting would look great in our 6 Colour or Classic Black Fat Quarters.  Just visit The Craft Cotton Company to have a closer look.  Click here for the tutorial Halloween Burlap Bunting.



Halloween burlap bunting
Halloween burlap bunting
6 Colours Fat Quarter
Classic Black Fat Quarter



DIY Autumn Throw Pillows
By Autumn at It's Always Autumn

We found this great new tutorial that we really wanted to share with you.  This is the perfect tutorial  to prepare your home for this Autumn and Winter in style.  These pillows would be a great addition in any room and would look fantastic in our Changing Seasons and 6 Autumn Fat Quarters just visit The Craft Cotton Company to have a closer look.  Click here for the tutorial DIY Throw Pillows.


DIY pom-pom pillow
DIY zig-zag ruffle pillow 
Changing Seasons Hydrangea Fat Quarter
6 Autumn Fat Quarter



Patchwork Spider
By Lesley Foster at Hook-Stitch-Sew



With only just over 3 weeks to go to Halloween, you have just enough time to make a patchwork spider to decorate your home with. This is probably the cutest spider you will ever see and is a great project to make with children or an alternative decoration to the classic pumpkin. Click here for the step-by-step tutorial.





Soft Baby Toys Tutorial
By Frankie Carson at KnitWits-Owl

We have a great new tutorial to make soft baby toys. This tutorial is suitable for all levels of sewers and makes a fantastic knew toy for a baby. This tutorial was done using our Teddy Girl Fat Quarters and will be a perfect gift for any baby or young child. Click here for the step-by-step tutorial.


Soft Baby Toy




Patchwork Spider Tutorial
By Lesley Foster at Hook Stitch Sew

We have a fantastic tutorial for you on Tutorial Thursday! This is a great half term project for Halloween. These Patchwork Spiders by Lesley Foster will be a great décor addition for any Halloween party! This tutorial was done using our Classic Black Fat Quarter (1521) and our 6 Brights Fat Quarter (1561). Click here for the step-by-step tutorial.

Lesley Foster's Patchwork Spiders




Baby Bib Tutorial
By Frankie Carson at KnitWits-Owls

We have a brand new tutorial for you to have a look at. This could be a great present for someone you know who has a baby! These baby bib tutorials will give you a step by step guide (with pictures) on how to make a baby bib with different styles using our Teddy Bear Girl Fat Quarters. Click here for step-by-step tutorial.

Frankie Carson's Baby Bibs



Triangle quilt tutorial
By Hook Stitch Sew

Using our Stripy bright fat quarters Lesley at Hook Stitch and Sew blog has kindly let us share her full step by step tutorial on how to make this quirky triangle quilt. Click here for the full tutorial.



Triangle Quilt




Bright Stripes Fat Quarter





Cicrular table cloth tutorial
Using a set of Fat Quarters Jennie takes you on a step-by-step tutorial how to make a circular table cloth in 2 different designs. Watch Jennie's full show on the 23rd August on Create and Craft TV for more tips and techniques. Click here to see the Circular Table Cloth Tutorial.
  




Rose Print Tote Fabric Bag 
By Linda at Novice Beginnings

Bags are essential, women especially use them everyday whether as a fashion statement or just to carry their daily items around. We can all agree half of us don't carry much in our bags except our phone, purses etc but we all want the most up to date style around. When we came across this design on Pinterest we thought how great it would be to share it on our blog, made by Linda whose blog goes by the name novice beginnings. We love the rose print design and if you were to follow the tutorial yourself you could create a bag to your own preferences e.g the size or the style. You don't see many fabric made handbags around in day to day life and we think this design is unique and quirky. It really gets us in the summer mood, how about you? Step by Step Tutorial.







Long Stemmed Fabric Flowers
Flowers are very popular in day to day life and are bought for many reasons whether it be a thank you gift or a sorry gift, people love them. When we came across this tutorial right away we wanted to attempt to make the flowers out of lots of different coloured printed fabrics as she has done. You can make them into any design you want and they last forever without needing to be watered! I have posted below a link to her blog where there is a simple tutorial with step by step instructions on how to achieve this fabulous design. I know we will be trying it later! Step by Step tutorial.







Sewing Machine Cover and Tea Cosy

Transport your Sewing Machine in a stylish way with this easy tutorial or jazz up your kitchen with this cute tea cosy. Shop the featured fabrics M'liss purple flowerscotton blendersOnline Tutorial




Ipad Case
by Hookstitchsew

Easy IPad case pattern perfect for a Father's Day present or a great way to 
accessorize your favourite gadget!
Online tutorial



Using our 'Ahoy' fat quarterset.



Sewing machine Tidy and Nursery Quilt
by Jennie Rayment
Transform your sewing amchine mat to a tidy tote, change a portable baby changing mat to a neat carry case, turn an ironing pad into an easy cart caddy-it's all here in this tutorial! Click here to see the Sewing Machine Tidy and Nursery Quilt Tutorial.


Using our 'Windy Daze' Fat Quarter sets by Fabric Editions and the
'Nursery Zoo' quilt panel. Wadding used is a Bosal product.


Up-Cycled Wrist Pin Cushion
By Jenniffer Taylor

Using an old shirt and some pretty fabric follow this step-by-step tutorial on how to make a Wrist Pin Cushion. Tutorial by Jenniffer Taylor who you may know from being a contestant on the 2014 Great British Sewing Bee and now creating her very own #sewingrevolution
Using our 'Just Sew' Fat Quarter set.

Wrist Pin Cushion




Fabric Flowers Tutorial
By Victorial Cowley

How to make easy fabric flowers that are perfect for Spring-time to have in your home or for Mother's Day or even for a wedding using our Patel Spots Fat Quarter set! Click here to see the Fabric Flowers Tutorial.

Fabric Flowers





Table Mats and Mug Rugs
by Jennie Rayment

How to make a table mat and mug rug to impress your guests and Jazz up your dinner table! Click here to see the Table Mats and Mug Rugs Tutorial.



Table Mat and Mug Rug



Fabric Covered Box
By Jennie Rayment
 
How to make a fabric covered box, perfect for a beautiful handmade gift box or to store all of your crafty items away in! Click here to see the Fabric Covered Box Tutorial.


Fabric Covered Box




Foldaway Shopping bag Tutorial 
By Clare Albans at Hello Hooray


I always try to take my own bags with me when I go shopping, but sometimes they just take up so much room and my bag is usually pretty full to start with! So I came up with a solution – a foldaway bag! You could just make the bag without the pocket if you prefer. It’s a great way of helping out the environment and looking super stylish at the same time!



Materials
2 fat quarters in matching fabric, cut to 47 x 45cm (or one piece of fabric cut to 94 x 45cm)
Two strips of fabric cut to 45 x 5cm (this can be the same as or different to the fat quarters)
Contrasting fabric for the pocket piece, 28.5 x 20cm
Thread and pins
Sharp scissors
Sewing machine
Iron

Step 1

If using two fat quarters to make the bag, place them right sides together and then stitch a straight stitch across the bottom, with the edge of your machine foot following the edge of the fabric. Then make it extra strong by using a zig-zag stitch to join the edges.
If using one piece of fabric, fold the large fabric piece so the right sides are together. 

Step 2

Then fold and press each of the top hems over as shown. The allowance here is 3.5cm – press this first and then tuck under and press again so the hem is smaller on the inside. Pin together.


Step 3


Stitch each of the top hems – I used white thread and followed the bottom line of the hem as a guide. Tie off and trim the ends, and then (with right sides together) fold the fabric in half and pin the sides. Stitch the edges together to form the bag.

Step 4




To make the handles, take your two strips of fabric and press about half a centimetre on each edge (towards the back of the fabric. Then fold it in half with wrong sides together and pin to secure.

Step 5





Stitch close to the edge to form the handles. Trim any excess thread.
Step 6


Position and pin the handles, tucking under the bottom edges to neaten them up. Stitch with this cross pattern to make it really secure and strong. To make sure the handles are really neat, stitch across where they meet the top hem.

Step 7
 


To make the pocket, take your contrasting fabric, fold it in half and then stitch around the open edges, leaving a small-ish gap for turning. Trim the excess fabric next to each seam and then turn and press. Don’t worry about the gap.

Position the pocket on the bag (which worked out at 12.5cm from each side to be central – just double-check it’s in the middle!). Pin to the front panel of the bag only, and then stitch the sides and bottom edges.

Step 8 



Your bag is now ready to use! To fold it up, lay it out and tuck the handles in before folding the sides in so that they fit just inside the edges of the pocket. Fold the whole thing towards the pocket, making sure that it is a little smaller than the pocket itself.
Once folded, you have to fold the pocket back in on itself to fold it away.



Neaten out any creases and make sure it’s all in the pocket. Pop it in your bag and it will fit in there neatly!


Ta-dah! Happy shopping!




 

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