More bees are buzzing in with this sewing case

I loved using The Craft Cotton Company Sewing Bumblebee fabric on my bee embroidery hoop, and after seeing the spilt pins print in the Sewing Bumblebee fat quarter set (Navy) knew I had to make a sewing case for keeping all those loose needles and pins in from a project. It was perfect for the inside section, and I used the remaining patterns in the fat quarter to make a patchwork front and back.

The tutorial to make one is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog:

Buzzing in to brighten up the dark cold days is an embroidered bee hoop

I’ve really enjoyed making the fox and owl embroidery hoops recently and after receiving one of The Craft Cotton Company sewing bee fat quarter sets (white) I knew it would be perfect for making another.

I opted to use the grey fat quarter as I thought it would provide the best background and drew up a design to embroider. The full tutorial is available on The Craft Cotton Company’s blog:

Christmas chair bows

Make a room even more Christmassy with a Christmas fabric chair bow. Added bonus with these are they are quick and easy to make – perfect when Christmas is getting so close.

These were made using the Christmas Birdhouse fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company.

The tutorial to make your own is available over on their blog:

Cable tidy roll Tutorial – perfect christmas gift make

I made this cable tidy roll tutorial for the Craft Cotton Company using their gorgeous Grayson Fat quarter set.  Perfect for keeping all those unruly cables untangled and in one place so you wont loose any.  This would make an ideal Christmas present for anyone who has lots of cables which like tying themselves together!


The tutorial is available for free over on their blog, along with lots of other great ideas:



Time to flutter away with a butterfly drawstring bag….

I recently made a tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company to make a drawstring butterfly bag using their lovely Greyson fat quarter set. 

This tutorial is available over on their blog along with lots of other great projects:

Make your very own herd with this Fabric elephant tutorial…

This sewing tutorial uses the lovely bright colours of The Craft Cotton Company’s Indian Garden fabric range.  I love the bright bold colours and patterns of this range, they are perfect for summer.

I don’t think it’s possible to make too many of these, and I think this herd will be growing very soon! 

The tutorial is available for free over on The Craft Cotton Company’s blog:

Paisley Bird pillow tutorial

I completed this sewing tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company using their lovely Paisley Bird fabric range. I love the bright colours and the bird detail of these fabrics, they are sure to brighten up any day. 

The tutorial to make one is available for free over on The Craft Cotton Company Blog:

Brighten up any post Christmas blues with these colourful sprocket pillows 

I made these sprocket cushions for the Craft Cotton Company, using their Indian garden fabric range. The colours and patterns in this range are gorgeous and they were perfect for using to make these pillows. I started with the biggest first and to start thought I might have made it a bit too small so made the template bigger – turns out though it would have been fine at the first size I was going to use as it came out much much bigger than I was thinking it would! 
I have also completed a tutorial if you would like to make your own, it’s available for free over on The Craft Cotton Company’s blog:

Fabric storage boxes tutorial 

These fabric storage boxes are perfect for tidying away all those loose bits and pieces, they also have the added bonus of looking so much better than a plain plastic or cardboard box.  

These would make great Christmas gifts, and are ideal for the crafter that you know with the small square boxes being ideal for small sewing items such as quilting clips, the larger square boxes are great for putting in larger sewing items, and the large rectangular ones are the exact size for keeping your fat quarters all together in one place.  Aside from making great gifts for crafters they are also perfect for non-sewing related storage such as storing make-up or jewellery.
I had great fun making these, I ended up liking the ones I made for gifts so much I ended up making more so I could keep some myself! 

The tutorial for these is available over on the Craft Cotton Company blog: