Sewing Tutorial: Quick And Easy Harry Potter Drawstring Bag

Making bags seems to have taken over at bit here at the moment and following on from my last minute quick make drawstring bag I focussed on making this quick and easy drawstring bag using some amazing Harry Potter fabric which was gifted to me by The Craft Cotton Company.

I wanted to add a little detail to the bag and knew I had to add a little golden snitch to the front of the bag. Luckily I had some golden and white felt in my stash and some matching embroidery threads – isn’t often I manage to have the right shades and normally have to rush out and by some to match!.

I love how this bag has turned out – I will definitely be making some more for gifting this Christmas.

The tutorial to make one is available over on The Craft Cotton Company’s blog.

Time For Something Summery: Crochet Granny Stitch Triangle Ladybird Bunting Pattern

I’ve had crochet bunting on my ideas lists for a while now but haven’t had the chance to get started with any – the list os just too long!.

Last week I saw some ladybirds scurrying about on some leaves and an idea came to mind to make some ladybird themed bunting.

I decided to do the bunting in the colour of the leaves and have some little ladybirds sat on them.

This pattern is available free on Patreon for my Patreon members this month along with lots of other patterns.

Minecraft Corner To Corner Crochet Block Series: Part 5 – Magma Block Pattern

I can’t believe I’m on to block 5 already – I’ve kind of got a bit carried away and stopped all other projects while doing these! I might need to slow down a bit so I can finish off some of my other half completed projects.

Following on from the Redstone Ore block is a magma block – seeing some orange wool in my stash prompted me to do the magma cube next.

This is the same size (17x17x17 cm) as the other blocks and I used half treble (UK)/half doubles (US) corner to corner crochet with a 3.5mm hook. How to half treble(UK)/half double (US) corner to corner crochet is available here.

Other Minecraft blocks patterns also available: Chest Block, TNT Block, Magma Block, Emerald Ore, Diamond Ore

Corner To Corner Crochet Minecraft Block Blanket Pattern: Blocks 1-3 (TNT, Chest, Diamond Ore)

While making my first two corner to corner Minecraft blocks (TNT and Chest blocks) I was sat looking at all the side pieces laid out and that gave me another make idea (not that I really need any more WIPs on the go…), this idea was to make a Minecraft themed blanket to show the fronts of all the blocks I have made. All I need to do for this is make one extra front side of each of the blocks and then put them all together to get my finished blanket.

I might a border once I’m done but I will wait until I’ve got a few more joined together until I decide. To join the blocks I just placed them right sides together and sewed down the side, so far I’ve got 3 of the blocks joined and hopefully it won’t be too long until I have a few more to add to it.

Other Minecraft blocks patterns also available: Magma Block, Emerald Ore, Diamond Ore

Minecraft Corner To Corner Crochet Block Series: Part 4 – Redstone Ore Block Pattern

Following on from my Diamond ore block I decided to keep with the ore theme and opted to make a redstone ore next!.

This is quite similar to the diamond ore, but I think this and the diamond ore will look really good together. I have already got the next block started too – this will be a magma block and I cant wait to share it!.

Made using a 3.5mm hook, and using half treble(UK)/half double(US) corner to corner crochet (Guide on half treble(UK)/half double corner to corner crochet available here).

Once you have made the 6 sides sew the pieces together down the sides, you can use a piece of foam or stuffing to fill the cube.  If using a cube sew the pieces together around it, if your using stuffing sew all the sides together but leave a 10cm gap so you can then put the stuffing in then sew the gap closed.

Other Minecraft blocks patterns also available: Chest Block, TNT Block, Magma Block, Emerald Ore, Diamond Ore

Sewing Tutorial: Cute And Cosy Whale Shark And Narwhal Teddy Soft Toys

I received some gorgeous blue themed fabrics from The Craft Cotton Company and the different shades of blues reminded me of the ocean so I decided to make something sea themed!

The first two sea creatures that came to mind where a whale shark and a narwhal, and so that is what I went with! very glad I stuck with them as I love how they have turned out.

The tutorials to make these cute little sea creatures are available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog, along with loads of other amazing tutorials.