With Christmas a mere 12 (!!) days away, it’s time to get thinking about what we want to buy the knitters in our lives and what better way to think about it than by stocking up on the gifts in my below gift guide, featuring the likes of Debbie Bliss and Wool Couture Company? Go on, you know you want to! Read on for more.
It’s definitely that time of year when we get all festive, drink lashings of mulled wine and generally get into the Christmas spirit. If you’re yet to buy your gifts for others this year (24th December panic buying anyone?), then you might want some ideas of what you can buy your craft loving friends. And if you’re looking for the best sewing gifts out there, then look no further, as I’ve rounded them all up here.
Bias binding – it’s a beautiful thing and really adds a special touch to your work. Once you’ve learnt how to make your own, you’ll never look back and, best of all, you don’t even need anything fancy to make it with, just a few items you probably already have and your lovely fabric of choice.
Does anyone else get major sewing anxiety whenever they’re away from their machine? I certainly have tonight. In fact, I am so desperate to sew something I’ve been contemplating buying a travel sewing machine to carry around with me. Other ways I’ve been distracting myself include knitting a blanket and pinning to my ‘DIYs and crafts’ board constantly.
Sewing patterns have come along a great deal since I first started making my own clothes back in 2007 (!). In fact, there are so many patterns out there currently that I would have loved to have tried and I really wish that I’d had access to. But let’s not digress.
If you or anyone you know is looking for an easy-ish sewing pattern, I’ve rounded up a few of my favourites. Some are tried and tested and some have been on my ‘to make’ list for ages, but look simple enough to make. All of the patterns below are perfect starter projects for newbies.
Read on for more.