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Embroidered Christmas cushion DIY craft project
in Christmas, Christmas crafts, recipes and festive inspiration!, DIY + Crafts, Sewing

Embroidered Christmas cushions DIY

When we moved into our new-build house last year, we intentionally kept it pretty neutral. Bright white walls, grey carpets, no loud colours or patterns. We wanted to create a blank canvas, so we could interpret the house differently through the year (for example, we did this in the autumn). Now that Christmas is well and truly upon us, it’s time to update our house for the festive season! As well as the obvious (Christmas tree, decorations etc), I also…

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DIY fabric santa advent calendar - Click through for more
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DIY Fabric Santa Advent Calendar

It’s officially here… my first Christmas blog post of 2017! (Well, if you don’t count Christmas in August, that is). I’m VERY excited to finally share my DIY fabric Santa advent calendar! I’ve been working on this guy on-and-off for a fortnight. If you’ve seen any of my Instagram Stories recently, you might have caught a few sneak peeks… but I’ve been dying to show you more! I’m so happy with how my Santa advent calendar has come out. He’s probably one of the most involved…

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DIY cushion with piping
in DIY + Crafts, Home décor, Interiors, Sewing

How to make a DIY cushion with piping detail

I remember waaay back in early High School, when I first used a sewing machine. Looking back, it was probably a pretty basic machine, and I’m sure that I was useless at using it to start with – but that didn’t matter, because I loved it. As a young, naïve, budding crafter, my mind was blown at the sheer possibilities of the machine sitting in front of me! I could sew fabrics together! The only limit was my imagination! (and…

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How to make fabric bunting from old shirts
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How to make fabric bunting from old clothes!

Guys, can you believe that it’s nearly September? Where the heck did August go?! The months might be whizzing by, but the summer isn’t over just yet – so let’s squeeze out the last drops of sunshine vibes! To help with this, I’ve whipped up this simple tutorial to make your own DIY fabric bunting. Perfect for those final barbecues of the year in the dog days of summer! The best bit about this tutorial is that it makes use…

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How to make a felt fajita burrito
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Try this: how to make a felt fajita

If I were to describe my style (and the style of The Crafty Gentleman blog) in a few words, I guess I’d say: classic and gentlemanly, with a touch of quirky. However, it’s sometimes good to throw caution to the wind and do something a completely random and different. So that’s exactly what I’ve done with this project. Yep. I made a felt fajita! Although I made this as a novelty gift for a friend, it would also make a…

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DIY tweed moustache handwarmer - click through for more
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DIY tweed hand warmer (moustache shaped!)

Crikey, it’s a bit cold isn’t it?! Here in the UK, the frosty winter mornings have been sweeping across the country – and Brits have been responding in style, with wooly jumpers and bobble hats galore. I don’t know about you, but I actually love the cold weather. I like wrapping up warm and going for a walk over frozen terrain. But you know what I don’t like? Cold hands! Ain’t nobody got time for that. That’s why I whipped…

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DIY felt holly leaf garland
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Make a felt holly leaf garland this Christmas

For me, Christmas is all about the crafting. Handmade gifts, home-cooked meals and crafted decorations, all to the backdrop of some festive tunes… what could be better?! As you might of seen, I recently had the chance to share some of my handmade Christmas decorations on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas – so I thought it would be good to show how I made them, in case you wanted to give them a try! One of my favourite pieces I made for the show is my…

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DIY key ring leather and felt tutorial
in DIY + Crafts, Leather, Sewing

Leather and felt DIY keyring

Ever get the feeling that you’re drowning in fabric offcuts? Yep, me too. I literally have boxes full of the stuff! Cotton, felt, tweed, leather, silk, denim… you name it, I probably have a scrap of it somewhere. Well, I’ve recently got my hands on the bestselling book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying (seriously, go check it out if you’ve not heard of it – it’s amazing!) and I’m starting to work my way through it. If the book lives…

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