Make quick birthday cards

Handmade birthday cards are so much more personal than shop-bought ones - and they're cheaper too! If you'd like to try making your own cards but aren't sure where to start, check out these free hot air balloon card tutorials from Zoe Pierson.

Watch our 'how to knit' video!

We're so excited to reveal our new knitting video! It's perfect if you're new to knitting - we show you the thumb method cast-on, knit stitch, purl stitch and casting off.

We've filmed nice and slowly so you can try knitting stitches along with us. For a closer look, you can watch the video full screen on YouTube!

If you enjoy this, be sure to check out our YouTube channel to watch our other new how-to videos, and be sure to let us know which other crafts you'd like to see in action.

How to cross stitch

Ever fancied giving cross stitch a go but not sure where to start? As part of our new series of Infographics for our Pinterest followers, we've put together this step-by-step quick guide to the very basics of cross stitch. To see the full tutorial, with text instructions, see our How to cross stitch for beginners tutorial, or scroll down this page for a quick-look-guide. Once you've mastered this you'll also find a world of easy-peasy (and beautiful!) cross stitch patterns at your fingertips. How to cross stitch



How to sew a girl's dress

Treat a little girl to this cute summer dress, perfect for parties or just playing in the garden. It's so easy to make, you can sew one in every colour! Read on for more info plus a link to our free tutorial...

Craft ideas for kids

School's out for summer! Here are some of our favourite craft ideas to keep kids busy over the holidays, including 4 great freebies for you...

Knitting step-by-step: How to cast on

Want to start knitting? Then get started with our step-by-step guide to casting on!

There are several methods for casting on - this method is known as 'thumb method', and it's the easiest for beginners.

Learning to crochet

Ok so I admit it - I'm a sucker for new years' resolutions! Top of my list this January is 'learn to crochet'... so armed with a book, hook & yarn (ace Christmas pressie from Lyndsey), I've been giving it my best shot and am happy to report I've cracked it! Well, the basic stitches at least. Read on to find my list of the best online tutorials plus some of the best crochet projects out there to inspire you...

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