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Make a DIY Holly Leaf Bow Tie Tutorial - Handmade Christmas Crafts for Men
in Christmas, Christmas crafts, recipes and festive inspiration!, DIY + Crafts, Sewing

DIY Holly Leaf Bow Tie

Last month, I shared a Bat Bow Tie tutorial – and you guys loved it! You tagged me in a bunch of photos of your own bat bows, which was great to see. With this in mind, I thought I’d make a follow-up bow tie… this time, Christmas themed! My Holly Leaf Bow Tie is made with green felt, with stitched details using my Singer Patchwork 7285Q. I then finished it off with red pom-pom berries. It’s bright, novelty and silly…

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Learn how to sew your own Herringbone Quilted Stocking for Christmas - Christmas Crafts by The Crafty Gentleman
in Christmas, Christmas crafts, recipes and festive inspiration!, DIY + Crafts, Sewing

How to Sew a Herringbone Quilted Stocking

Right, you guys. Halloween is over (sob), the nights are drawing in and November is in full swing. You know what that means? That’s right, it’s time for some Christmas crafting! I’m kick-starting the festivities by teaching you how to sew this herringbone quilted stocking. This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Singer. As regular readers will know, I use the Singer Patchwork 7285Q for all of my sewing projects. This model is perfectly suited to projects like this quilted stocking….

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DIY leather Bat Bow Tie | Easy last minute Mens Halloween Costume | Halloween crafts | Click through for more
in DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Halloween, Leather, Sewing

Easy Men’s Halloween Costume: DIY Bat Bow Tie

Halloween is my faaaavourite time of year. I love it! In my late teens and early 20s, I used to throw a big house party every Halloween. But now it’s a little quieter and more sophisticated; I’m talking cocktails and dinner parties. But this doesn’t mean you can’t dress the part! Fancy dress doesn’t have to be silly and novelty. It can be pretty sleek and stylish – even when it’s handmade. This DIY bat bow tie is a perfect…

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DIY spider web t-shirt | easy halloween costume for men | Click for more
in DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Halloween, Mens Fashion

Easy Halloween Costume Idea: DIY Spider Web T-Shirt

Back in my teens, fancy dress was a big deal. I used to spend hours making elaborate DIY Halloween costumes from scratch (yeah, I was pretty cool 😉 ). In fact, this obsession with making was how I developed many of the sewing skills I still use today! However, I’m now a fully-fledged adult – complete with a mortgage, a job, bills, taxes, responsibilities… and a serious lack of free time. So any fancy dress costumes I now make have…

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Sew a DIY wrist pincushion that sharpens your needles with wire wool, as you use it | Click for full tutorial #crafts #sewing
in DIY + Crafts, Sewing

How to sew a Wrist Pincushion (that sharpens your pins as you use it!)

This DIY wrist pincushion post is sponsored by Singer, as part of my brand ambassadorship with them. However, all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me blogging! If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from over a decade of sewing, it’s that sewing is messy. As much as I like to think I’m super organised, that all goes downhill when the sewing machine comes out. Loose threads and fabric scraps fly everywhere, pins…

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Learn how to make a DIY plush toy in any shape - Click through for easy tutorial
in Cricut, DIY + Crafts, Sewing

How To Easily Make Plush Toys In ANY Shape

With a baby nephew who’s only 6 months old, I have a feeling that I’ll be sewing a lot of plush toys over the next few years. I’m talking: dinosaurs, aliens, robots… I’m basically making all the cool stuff that I fear is too childish to go in my own home! 🙂 But that’s what being an uncle is all about, right? Doing the fun stuff and spoiling my nephew with handmade gifts! This is where my Cricut Maker is…

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DIY Sewing Needle Wallet Tutorial | DIY and Craft blog | Click through for more
in Leather, Sewing

DIY Sewing Needle Wallet tutorial

It seems to be a common curse with any crafter, that our homes are overflowing with craft supplies. Am I right?! If I’m not drowning in yarn and cotton off-cuts, then I’m tripping over packs of paper and card. Gahh! Therefore, any additional way to keep our craft supplies neat and organised is very welcome. One of the things I’m most guilty of not organising very well are sewing needles. I usually keep them in a small tin, inside a…

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How to make a DIY embroidered handkerchief or personalised pocket square - Click through for the full tutorial
in DIY + Crafts, Mens Fashion, Sewing

Make An Embroidered Handkerchief (With A Personalised Monogram)

This embroidered handkerchief tutorial was made in collaboration with Singer Sewing Machines. But all thoughts and opinions are completely my own! Thanks for supporting the brands that keep me blogging. 🙂 One of my fave things about my Singer sewing machine is the mass of cool accessories it comes with. Honestly, there’s an accessory everything! Whether it’s a specialist foot, an extendable table, a dual needle, speed control… the list goes on. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Recently,…

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