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Give handmade gifts this Christmas: 9 free tutorials

I’m digging out some of the items I have made in the past few months. I made many of them as gifts for friends and relatives.

Most of them can be made in a few hours and all tutorials are original and free.

  1. SEWING: iPad / e-book reader beanbag
  2. SEWING: Mini wallet/bag
  3. SEWING: Spirit tote bag
  4. EMBROIDERY: French cuisine embroidery tea towel
  5. PATCHWORK AND EMBROIDERY: Reversible tray cover using improv piecing and embroidery
  6. FOUNDATION PIECING AND QUILTING: Foundation piecing teapot holder pattern
  7. SEWING AND EMBROIDERY: Embroidered spare toilet roll holder
  8. FOUNDATION PIECING AND QUILTING: Scrappy heart potholder
  9. SEWING AND QUILTING: Quilted hot water bottle cozy

If you  are thinking of making any of the items why not share photos of your finished project. I love seeing what you make with my tutorials.

Note: you need to have a Flickr account to be able to upload pictures to the pool.


  1. Thank You very much for your news letters and blogs, they are a God sent to me. Retired and totally a beginner at all this, I have learned so much from your last textural blog to add interest to any project. I am at the other end of the globe in Northern Ireland so your lessons do travel far. Kind Regards Honey


  2. Not only brilliant ideas but such amazingly explicit instructions and photographs. I have just returned from a holiday on the costa verde and mentioned this website to others in the tour group. Sue


  3. I love to give homemade gifts for Christmas. I certainly going to try and work some of your projects in as gifts! Thanks!!!Have you ever done a magnolia in embroidery?

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