10 Unicorn Sewing Projects for Magical Makers

We felt inspired by the new Magic Folk Unicorns fabric that came in this week, that we simply had to go looking for projects we could use it on. Add a bit of magic to your day with the mythical creature of the moment!

10 Unicorn Sewing Projects for Magical Makers

unicorn cushion

Style up your home with a little magic, and make an adorable unicorn pillow!

Unicorn Pillow Pattern by Solip and I Shop 

 

Go one tone and add a mane, for a cuddly cushion a little girl will never let go of!

Unicorn pillow by Miss Joyka

Play the part with some fun felt unicorn headbands!

Felt Unicorn Headband by The How-To Gal 

Go foot loose and fancy free, and add some flowers to your unicorn with some embroidery - this would work perfectly as a cushion too!

Summer Floral Unicorn Hoop Art by Cocoshoopla

 

Add some subtle styling to any room with this pretty pastel unicorn bunting.

Unicorn bunting by Secret Craft House

 

Make something to be treasured, and create a unicorn doll with a bit of character!

Unicorn doll by Little Sunshine Shop

 

Let playtime commence; turn a classic hobby horse into a unicorn!

Unicorn hobby horse by Inspired by Mom

 

Create something for the new addition to the family, using felt in muted colours.

Felt unicorn mobile by Clooney Crafts

 

Unicorns aren't just for kids; get adulting in style with this beautiful embroidery hoop art.

Unicorn Hoop Art by Nola and Vi

Hang out with the best in town, and create a fun pennant banner for your walls!

Unicorn banners by Little O and Co

 

Love these projects?

Try out our new fabric, Magic Folk Unicorns by Michael Miller >>

 

March 13, 2017 by Amy Gilbert

15 Spring Sewing Projects You Have to Make

Spring is in the air, with lighter days and buds beginning to bloom! So we thought it was about time to turn our hand to some spring and Easter sewing projects...

15 Spring Sewing Projects You Have to Make

felt bunny project
Go pretty with a hand embroidered felt bunny - it's the extra little touches that count. We love his little pompom tail too!

 

 easter bunting

Decorate your home the way sewers know best, with some bunting - but not just any bunting, bunny bunting!

Bunny Bunting Project by Crafts Beautiful

 freehand embroidered bunny

Embrace your creativity with some freehand embroidery art like this beautiful romantic bunny scene!

Bunny Art by Pootle

fabric bunny toys 

Create something the kids will love, like these fun stuffed bunny toys! The pompom trim on the bottom really finishes them off!

Little Love Bunnies by Jennifer Jangles

felt flower wreath 

Fashion the most beautiful egg hunt bag ever, like this sweet Miffy-inspired bunny bag!

Easter Egg Hunt Bag by Minna's Room

bunny cushion 

If you only want a subtle Easter touch for your home, pick a pretty Easter fabric and create a colourful spring cushion with a fun trim!

Bunny Cushion by Clarabelle Interiors

bunny wreath 

Make something fun to put a smile on the face of all your guest this spring - all you need for this bunny door decoration is some hessian or burlap and a pompom!

Hessian Bunny Decoration by Sue Starley

mini felt bunny toys 

We adore these mini felt bunny toys that the kids can carry round in their own travel sized carrot pouch!

Mini Bunny Pattern by Molly and Mama

fabric tulips

Have flowers that last all season long, by making them from fabric - these tulips look pretty achievable!

Fabric Tulip Bouquet by Kreatywne Zycie (use Google Translate)

easter egg placemats 

Add a bit of fun to your Easter table with these colourful egg-shaped placemats! Then bring them out every year...

Easter Egg Placemats by Quilting Digest

flower brooches

Make some simple freehand embroidery flowers finished off with buttons, and turn them into whatever you like; magnets, keyrings or brooches!

Fabric Flowers by Mollie Makes 

bunny tea towels 

Add a sprinkle of Spring to your kitchen with these adorable applique tea towels - they double as a great gift for anyone who prefers a chocolate-free Easter!

Bunny Tea Towels by Lolly Jane

chick treat bags

Cute as a... well, a chicken! Make something worthy of all your colourful Easter treats with this easy chick treat pouch project!

Chick Candy Cuties by Pickle Pie Designs

mini egg cosies 

Keep your breakfast nice and toasty with these mini egg cosies - pretty AND functional, now that's what we like!

Mini Egg Cosies by Sew and So

fabric easter basket 

Use all those leftover fabric scraps to create a colourful fabric wrapped basket like this one from Moda!

Fabric Easter Basket by Vanessa Christenson for Moda

March 08, 2017 by Amy Gilbert

10 Ways to Create a Handmade Wedding

With so many couples getting engaged over Christmas and New Year, we figured there's going to be a lot of wedding prep going on right now! If you're looking to add a handmade touch to your wedding, take a look at these ideas for a range of skills and craft types, to add that personal touch!

10 Ways to Create a Handmade Wedding

Dresses

If you're a dressmaker and have always wanted to do more with your skills, why not make your own bridesmaid, or even bridal, dress? Pick up some beautiful flowing fabric like this Silky Satin in Mink, and a simple evening dress pattern, for easy dresses that won't break the bank and can be made to measure.

For winter weather or more formal wedding themes, a satin-back crepe is a great fabric choice, and you can decide whether to use the shiny satin side or matte crepe side. Either way, it drapes lovely with just a hint more structure than chiffons and silky satin.

If you're the bride and not ambitious enough to take on your own wedding dress (we don't blame you!), why not add a handmade touch by making your own veil? All you need is some veiling tulle and patience - we love this pin spot tulle for something a little more unusual!

For the Groomsmen

Don't let the guys miss out on the special touches - add a quirky touch of fun with some handmade bow ties! Pick a fabric and colour which fits with your theme, then grab yourself a bow tie clip set for everything you need to create your own in no time at all!

 

Table Decoration

Save some money on your table decor by doing it yourself, and get exactly what you want to match your theme. Why not drape your table in a luxurious fabric like above for a luxe table covering that's less dreary than white tablecloths? 

Or go traditional and make your own table runners from a length of hessian, adorned with a bit of lace ribbon?

If you love the rustic countryside look and feel, continue your hessian and lace theme onto your smaller table decorations - you can wrap this lace-edged hessian or hessian and lace ribbon around vases, candle holders or cutlery for an extra flourish.

You could also finish off your cutlery wraps, vases or holders with a flourish of romantic ribbon like the one below:

 Favours

Create something truly unique for your guests to take home and remember your special day - we love the idea of these amigurumi birds for every guest, which they can keep and display in their own home! Make in the colours of your theme for ultimate co-ordination.

 Invites

Even if you can only add one or two handmade elements to your wedding, they'll mean a lot to you and your guests - and your wedding invites are the easiest place to to do this! Pick your favourite ribbons or trims and add to your invites either as a fastening or decoration, for something extra special - we think this delicate sheer heart ribbon is perfect for the occasion, in a romantic shade of deep red.

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January 17, 2017 by Amy Gilbert

Open Day - Saturday 18th June

 Join us on Saturday 18th June for a free open day - come down to our offices and take a look at our products first hand! You'll find some unbeatable offers on the day that won't be available elsewhere too!

Open Day - Saturday 18th June

 

Come down to our offices at Mulberry Court on Saturday 18th June, from 10am to 4pm!

Not only will you get to view our products first hand, but you'll also get the chance to see some product demonstrations and take advantage of some amazing one-day-only offers!

Don't miss out... you'll find this and more on the day:

  • Free goody bags for the first 10 customers
  • Free entry into our prize draw on the day
  • 15% off Makower fat quarter bundles
  • 3 for 2 on Gutermann Sew-All Threads
  • 3 for 2 on DMC crochet yarn
  • 15% off weaving and crochet kits
  • 30% off cross stitch kits
  • £5 gift voucher when you spend over £50 on the day
  • Product demonstrations
  • NEW products including jelly rolls, charm packs, fat quarters and quick cuts
  • Sale fabrics from £4.50 per metre

If you are looking to make something extra special, we'll also have our James Hare sample booklets available for any bridal or occasion wear fabrics you'd like to order. James Hare supply high quality silks and more, for something that extra bit special when sewing. 

We are based in Christchurch, Dorset. Don't live nearby? Why not come on down for a fun day out - there's plenty to explore in Christchurch, and we're not far from the New Forest or Bournemouth either!

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June 06, 2016 by Amy Gilbert
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14 Cutest Crochet Projects for Spring

So we've lost an hour of sleep as the clocks go forward, and although that sucks, it can only mean one thing - spring is here, finally! With warmer weather comes the resurgence of spring/summer crafting... and nothing is hotter right now than crochet! Check out these cute projects to get you off to a great start... and don't forget to make the most of our 3 for 2 yarn offer!

14 Cutest Crochet Projects for Spring

 

amigurumi fox

 

 

dragon crochet

 

Crochet Dragon by All About Ami

 

panda baby booties

 

Sleepy Panda Baby Booties by Hopeful Honey

 

crochet daisies

Crochet Daisies by Mama in a Stitch

 

baby seal crochet

Sammy the Seal Pattern by Little Muggles

mini crochet bows

Mini Crochet Bow Hairclips by Hello Yellow Yarn

 

hexagon puffy seat pad

Hexie Puff Seat Pad by Whistle and Joy

 

colourful baby booties with pompom

Lollipop Circus Booties by Hopeful Honey

crochet under the sea mobile

DIY Amigurumi Sea Friends Mobile by Petit Bout de Chou

 

crochet cheeseburger keyring

 

Cheeseburger Keyring by Hello Yellow Yarn

 

Crochet monkey with posable arms and tail

Posable Crochet Monkey by All About Ami

 

 

instagram camera bag

Camera Satchel Bag by Hopeful Honey

unicorn hat

Unicorn Hood by Mama in a Stitch

crochet donuts

Crochet Donuts by Hello Yellow Yarn

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April 04, 2016 by Amy Gilbert
14 Fab Sewing Gifts for Valentine's Day

14 Fab Sewing Gifts for Valentine's Day

Picking a gift you know she'll love can be hard. Get her something different this valentine's day, with a gift based on her favourite hobby - sewing! She's guaranteed to treasure such a personal and thoughtful gift.

14 Fab Sewing Gifts for Valentine's Day

Something Small

 baby pink mini pom pom trim roll

Baby Pink Mini Pompom Trim

 

fat quarter gift pack

 

Blue Cotton Craft Set

button print ribbon

Button Print Ribbon 

Splash Out

 sewing subscription box

3 month Luxury Sewing Subscription Box

large sewing themed sewing box gift

 

Craftwork Extra Large Sewing Box

Try Something New

 40cm lampshade making kit

40cm Lampshade Making Kit

 beginners crochet class bournemouth

Beginners Crochet Class (Bournemouth) - 13th April

beginners weaving kit

Beginners Weaving Kit

dmc indulgence cross stitch kit

DMC Indulgence Cross Stitch Kit

Beginners Luck

classic pink fat quarter pack

Classic Pink Fat Quarter Pack

beginners sewing bundle

Beginners Sewing Bundle

Experienced Sewer

 floral sewing machine bag with handles

Floral Sewing Machine Bag

 cushions and quilts book by jo colwill

Cushions and Quilts Book by Jo Colwill

birdsong oriental sewing box

Oriental Bird Song Sewing Box 

 

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February 04, 2016 by Amy Gilbert

Don't miss our Sale!

Special Offers on Sewing Supplies Across the Site....

January is always a hard-up month, especially when it gets to the week before payday. We just wanted to remind you that we've got you covered with our January sale - so you can still bag a bargain and keep sewing this month!

From Makower fabrics to DMC crochet yarn, and all the habby delights in between, don't miss out on these short term offers!

January 26, 2016 by Amy Gilbert

Join us for a Christmas Craft Evening!

That's it, you heard right... crafting, Christmas and a fantastic evening chock-full of on-trend ideas and makes for Christmas-time, plus the opportunity to eat, drink and be merry!

Join us for a Christmas Craft Evening!

christmas craft event bournemouth

Socialising, crafting and some festive drinks & nibbles... what more could you ask for of an evening?

We're getting together on Friday 13th November to bring you a fabulous evening of Christmas crafting! You'll find out about the latest trends for Christmas, some fantastic and fun project ideas for the festive season, and have the chance to make something to take home with you.

Of course, you'll meet lots of other crafters and have a lovely evening in the cosy setting of Mulberry Court. We'll keep you topped up with drinks and nibbles for the evening to keep you going, and you'll find you make some new crafty friends, we're sure!

For those wishing to join from further away, we're right opposite Christchurch train station, so getting there and back is super easy. 

 Give yourself the gift of an evening indulging in your favourite hobby... At only £15 per person, it's a Christmas treat at a bargain price! 

 Book your place >>

October 22, 2015 by Amy Gilbert