A Little Fabric News & TWO Christmas Tutorials

News from Backstitch

Alice from Backstitch has been in touch (and if you’re a fabric shop owner please always feel free to get in touch), to share her latest news…  She has a brilliant giveaway to win a copy of The Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam and Nancy’s Favorite 101 Notions by Nancy Zieman. Just pop round to the Backstitch blog to find out how to enter.

Backstitch also has a whole stack of new bundles including ‘Hurricane’ –  a fat quarter of each of the Klona plain cottons (highly useful!). There are some gorgeous bundles here – I particularly like the one pictured here – which is coincidentally named for one of my favourite drinks – the whisky sour…

The latest range at Backstitch is City Weekend from Leisl Gibson of Oliver + S which includes six wonderfully soft interlock knits and the Metropolitan bundle.

Sale At Doughty’s

There’s a sale on at Doughty’s until midnight tomorrow (Monday 13th) – there’s 10% off everything in their extensive range of quilting fabrics, dressmaking fabrics, craft fabrics and lots of quilting essentials and haberdashery. Definitely a great time to stock up on loads of fabric goodies so you can get started with your new sewing projects in the new year.  It’s also worth checking out their new Colour Wall feature.where fabrics are grouped together by colour, across the different brands – very useful. If you are buying Christmas presents for a quilter, another good thing to know is that Doughty’s do gift certificates.


Today’s Christmas Craft Tutorials

I totally forgot to include the Christmas craft tutorial in yesterday’s post – I got carried away with all that wildlife photography!  But to make up for it I am going to link to two gorgeous projects today, both of which I found via Pinterest – which is fast becoming an addiction..

First up are these gorgeous paper lanterns from the Creative Place Blog which look pretty straightforward to make – they’d be even easier if you use paper fasteners like these rather than brads as suggested in the tutorial.  There are some lovely tutorials on this blog, which might give you some inspiration for last minute Christmas gifts too.

If you’re more into textile crafts than paper, then you might like to have a go at this lovely & simple idea for a pom pom garland from One Pearl Button, another inspirational blog with loads of brilliant tutorials. I would definitely draft in family help to make the pom poms – maybe this one is something to save for the beginning of the Christmas holidays!

2 thoughts on “A Little Fabric News & TWO Christmas Tutorials

  1. Two fab ideas Ali, thank you so much for your blog I’ve made loads from it. I’m going to turn both of these into tree decorations and get the kids to help.

  2. Thanks for the heads up on this giveaway. I’ve made my entry and would love to win The Bag Making Bible.
    The pom-pom garland is a great idea!
    Teresa x

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