Sewing and Craft Tutorials : What do you want to make?

There’s a recurring theme to a lot of the emails I receive from blog-readers and that is :

“Please could you write a tutorial on how to make …. ?”

Now, as our family rhythm and routines settle into place, as the children settle down, I’m beginning to find the time, space and energy to spend my days crafting.  Which makes me a much happier person to live with, that’s for sure!

I’ve been crafting since forever.  Sewing clothes, curtains and blinds, home decor, bags, bedding, gifts, bridal wear, etc etc.  If we need something, I make it.  If I see something which is beautiful but ridiculously priced, I make my own version of it.

I need to imagine, design and make things like sunflowers need sunlight.  Creativity makes me grow, bloom and become my true self.  Creativity is where I belong 🙂

It’s been a long journey to get my little family settled as they are now, so that I can myself settle down to my sewing (we’re still journeying!) … and now, with all the joys of Spring, I’d love to share my decades of skills and experience with you.  Creativity is a gift and how better to celebrate that gift than by sharing it?

And one of the great pleasures of this blogging experience is the feedback I get from people who’ve tried out the few tutorials I have shared here.  It makes me feel deeply grateful and happy to read comments saying that you’ve had a go at my tutorials and made something beautiful for yourself or as a gift.  Those comments are a gift to me in return.

And as time goes on, I find the tutorials I’ve shared here are being featured on websites, pinterest and flickr.  Which is so exciting!  Which means I get to meet new readers who find their way here – yay!

With the time I have, I’d love to write more tutorials to feature here so that you can try them.  I can’t wait to play with fabrics, camera and words so that I can share easy, step by step, foolproof  tutorials with you.  What fun we’ll have!

Which means there’s something I need to ask you:

What do you want to make?

What tutorials would you like to see here?

If you’re excited about something in the pages of a glossy magazine and you’d like to know how to make it… If you’re having a room makeover and want to create your own curtains, blinds, etc… If you’ve tried and struggled with a technical aspect of sewing like zips/buttonholes, etc … Whatever it is you want to make – I can show you how!

So whatever you fancy sewing, whatever you’ve been confused by, let me know in the comments and I’ll create a tutorial just for you 🙂

Happy days!


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0 Responses to Sewing and Craft Tutorials : What do you want to make?

  1. Emma says:

    Hi, I loved your bunting tutorial, i am new to the sewing world, so would be interested in how to make curtains, a little girls dress/ princess dress, as my daughter would love for me to do this as she loves designing dresses but I don’t know where to start, even just a tutorial in the different types of things you can do with the sewing machine, ie different types of stitches and when to use them. Looking forward to seeing more of your tutorials!

  2. victoria says:

    i would love to see a tutorial on pillow covers, with and without zipper. thanks!!

  3. kirsty says:

    Glad to see you are keeping busy!! Thanks so much for your lovely message on my blog. Please let me know when you are coming down this way, we simply must meet up!!
    Love to you all xxx

  4. Donna says:

    I am new to your blog, but everytime i look in i see pictures and fabrics and things that i like ,,i love to craft myself and have done since i was alittle girl ,when i used to watch my mother make our clothes and things for the home..You blog in interesting and inspiring.don,t stop.x

  5. hi dear, wonderful news. I am so excited. Cushion making, garlands as oppose to bunting (like the garland you made recently), covering a chair or sofa cushion (the square ones, making one of those cats (like the ones you made ages ago), bag making (tote, but other shapes too), sewing machine tips/good practice/trouble shooting …… lots of love Helen xxxx

  6. amanda de britt says:

    Please can you give instructions on how to make a simple weighted door stop. I have made an applique image to go on one, but cannot seem to cut out the correct shape to sew into a simple cube shape. I’m also not sure about what to fill it with. A web site suggested rice, but I feel that’s not going to last.

  7. Josie Crafter says:

    Oh, these are all very exciting requests – what fun!
    Some of them are projects I need to do for my own home in the next few months, so I”m pleased I’ll be creating things we need and sharing the know how with all you lovely people too!
    I’ll be adding all these requests to my list of tutorials to come – thank you !

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