Lesson Category: Homeware

Video tutorial: How to sew a fabric basket

How to make a fabric basket

A brilliantly simple project with a multitude of uses. I’ve used them at home to store fabric scrapss, tissues, cover a pen pot, hold cutlery and napkins on a garden table and cover a less loved plant pot. You will need; Pretty much any decent size fabric scraps work but during this tutorial I reference …

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Video tutorial: How to sew a patchwork coaster

How to make a simple patchwork mat / coaster

With the warmer weather you mayy now be enjoying eating alfresco so why not make some simple mats for the garden table. You will need; 5 x 10″ squares and possibly a 10″ sqaure of of wadding or felt to go in the middle, but this is optional.

Video tutorial: How to sew a sliding pencil case

How to make a sliding pencil case

Download our free pattern with all the fabric requirements and full scale template  to make one of these clever sliding pouches. Perfect for pencils, pens, makeup brushes, crochet hooks and more. It is a great little project bag and stands up nicely waiting for action. and it makes the perfect gift. We’ve also put together …

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Video tutorial: How to sew a cutlery roll

How to make a cutlery roll

For your picnics and your socially distanced reunions… use the same techniques for make up rolls, crochet hook rolls or pencil rolls. I’ll show you how to use your quilting bar to make one but dont worry if you havent got one of those… You can just mark on the pocket stitch lines  manually.

Video tutorial: How to make a collapsable storage box

How to make a collapsing box

These make great drawer dividers, cupboard organisers and are the pefect pop up project box. I defy you not to find a use! You’ll need; 10 squares of fabric, I used 6″ sqaures. You have 4 for the outside, 4 for the inside and 2 for the base. You then need a zip that is …

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