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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
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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 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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DIY Sewing Needle Wallet Tutorial | DIY and Craft blog | Click through for more
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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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Free tutorial for how to make a mens T-Shirt from scratch - click through for more - tutorial by The Crafty Gentleman
in DIY + Crafts, Mens Fashion, Sewing

How to Make a Men’s T-Shirt: the Ultimate Guide for Beginners

If you’ve ever wanted to make a men’s T-shirt, then you’re in the right place! In this article, I’ve outlined the step-by-step tutorial of how to make a T-shirt, in beginner-friendly language. That’s everything from creating your own pattern, to adding the final touches. No jargon, promise. I’ve also added my best tips and advice throughout–as well as giving an honest insight into how my first attempts failed! (and what you can learn from my mistakes). If you just wanna…

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Make a cushion from a shirt | Click through for full tutorial | DIY and Craft blog
in DIY + Crafts, Interiors, Sewing

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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