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Make a cushion from a shirt | Click through for full tutorial | DIY and Craft blog
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How To Turn A Shirt Into A Cushion Cover

Crafts and upcycling go hand-in-hand. Whether it’s reupholstering a vintage chair, transforming a charity shop find, or simply altering some ill-fitting clothes. Being able to breathe new life into an old object, transforming it into something new, is awesome. It feels like a superpower! 🙂 If you’re just getting started with upcycling, then a good first project is to turn a shirt into a cushion cover. I gave this a try last month for my brother-in-law’s birthday. He’s in the Royal Navy and had…

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How to make round Easter Egg cushions. Click the through for full tutorial and more Easter craft projects.
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How to make round Easter Egg cushions

  I’ve been seeing a load of circular cushions popping up on blogs and decor sites lately. Are they the new cool?? I hope so – I like them! Since I’m a bit of a cushion-making fanatic, I thought I’d try putting my own twist on the circular cushion trend. I’ve altered the shape slightly and made my own DIY Easter Egg cushion. So festive! 😛 To give my Easter Egg cushion a bit of extra dimension, I used a panel…

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How to make DIY Fabric Flowers using the Cricut Maker - click through for full tutorial and step by step photos
in Cricut, DIY + Crafts, Easter, Easter, Sewing

How to Make DIY Fabric Flowers

Here in the UK, it’s Mother’s Day next weekend. I usually buy my mum some flowers and make her a handmade card – but this year, I’ve done something a little different… I’ve made some DIY fabric flowers! I always kinda resent buying fresh flowers, since they inevitably die after a few weeks (please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks this?!). But there’s no chance of her flowers dying this year – they’ll be fresh and colourful forever!…

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Tips for making a quilted blanket - How to sew a patchwork quilt - Sewing and crafts blog - The Crafty Gentleman
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Essential tips for making a quilted blanket

From the moment I got my hands on my new Singer sewing machine, I’ve been dying to make a large, quilted blanket! As I shared in this blog post, my sister had a baby recently – so it was the perfect opportunity. I’ve dabbled in a few quilting projects before, but this was the first time I’d gone all-out with a large quilted blanket. I learnt a lot through making it! I thought I’d document some of the things I learnt,…

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Make your own DIY Fabric Board Game
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Make your own DIY Fabric Board Game

This blog post is a bit of a special one… why? Because I’m sharing the first project I’ve made for my collaboration with Singer! If you missed it, then I announced last week that I’m going to be working as a Singer Brand Ambassador for 2018. How flipping exciting is that?!  The Singer machine that I’ve got is a 7285Q Patchwork model. As the name suggests, this machine is specialised for quilting and patchwork projects. Quick confession: I’ve never tried…

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Embroidered Christmas cushion DIY craft project
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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
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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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