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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DIY Macbook cover satchel inspired | Click for tutorial
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Satchel inspired DIY Macbook cover

As a full time digital marketer and a part time blogger, my life revolves around my technology. When I’m not snapping photos on my SLR, I’m busy typing away on my laptop or reading emails on my phone. Sometimes, it’s quite nice to break the routine of sitting at my desk to work, so I’ve recently got into the habit of heading out to local coffee shops with my Macbook and spending a few hours working on blog posts there….

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DIY geometric mathematical cushion cover
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Make a mathematical cushion cover (with a minimalist geometric design)

If you aren’t a regular reader, you might not know that I’m actually a massive nerd, with a Master’s degree in Chemistry. My school years were spent studying maths and science, which then progressed to college and University – you can read more about this, here. Luckily, my partner is a bit of a maths nerd too (he’s actually a Maths teacher), so last Christmas I got to indulge my inner geek by making these mathematical cushion covers as a…

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DIY roll up travel toiletries bag
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Sew a DIY travel toiletries bag

If you ask me, the best DIYs are those that are useful, fun to make and look awesome. If something ticks all three off this list, then it’s a winner in my book! This DIY travel toiletries bag is exactly that sort of project… Functional? Of course; I love traveling, so a compact toiletries bag is a must. Tick! Fun to make? Definitely; I really enjoy an afternoon behind my sewing machine. Tick! Looks awesome? Absolutely – you can make…

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