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How to make a stylish bag to your own requirements, colour, size with or without a zip or mobile pouch. This video shows how to make a simple bag, with step by step instructions if you want to add a mobile phone pouch, zip, strap or handles
A full in depth review of the Singer Futura XL 400 embroidery and sewing machine. As used at home listing all the good and the bad about this machine.
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Reviewed two years after the first review with all the bugs ironed out. Many problems were encountered on our first review but due to all your excellent feedback over the last two years, these have now been resolved. Hence this new review. This video focuses on making an embroidery design using the hoop
Be the envy of your friends use the material that you like. It's easy! You need a sewing machine, or a thread and needle to make a cover like this. Just lay your mobile on the fabric and cut to size then sew together!! Make yours yourself.
This bunting looks wonderful for any occasion. We used the taupe and orange for our daughter's wedding and it looked wonderful!!
This project came about when I moved into my new house. I didn’t like the look of my front door!! The cost to replace was sheer madness so I got out the glass paint and lead and here’s the result!!! I love it! It’s soooooo easy to do and so rewarding.
This is an amazing way to change the look of your shoes at a very small cost. Be creative!!! Have a go!!!! You can use any colour and design just let your creativity loose. We customised these shoes to match the teal of the underskirt on the wedding dress!! It looked amazing. It matched the bunting too!!!!!!
Got a wedding coming up and don't know what to do with your hair. Here is an idea of how to use a crystals to make it look extra special. match the teal of the underskirt on the wedding dress!! It looked amazing. It matched the bunting too!!!!!!
Want to look a bit different in your jeans, match the colour on your jeans to what you are wearing. It looks awesome!!! Jan shows how to add a bit of colour to your jeans. Brighten up and stylise your jeans with your tops
Your zip is broken in your jeans, just when they are so comfy to wear!!! Here's how to renew that broken zip. Go on give it a go and surprise yourself and save money!! This video shows you how to remove the old one and insert a new zip. You will need a sewing machine to give it the strength that it needs, and a zipper foot to make it easier and get a close edge.
This cushion cover has a border with a centre piece in a contrasting or matching colour. You can add a motiff of any description or design that is suitable for other rooms in the house!! This is a great idea for a child's room and makes an ideal gift!! Also no zips, no buttons!!!
This 3D textile picture is fantastic for any room in the house!! You can frame it or leave it to hang. You just want to touch it!!! It can be as complicated as you want to make it. This video takes you step by step to making your own 3 art.
Change the look of your jeans by adding colourful patches. They can be any shape or regular squares. You can hem them or leave them frayed either looks good. Be creative and add a touch of colour to your pocket edges too
Are your curtains too narrow but you still like them? Ever thought of adding a panel to one or both ends to make them wider? You can buy lots of wonderful material that you can add to the edge of your curtains or you can visit the charity or Thrift shop and buy some lovely curtains to use. In this video I have used a duvet cover. You can add your panel and just add header tape to that section or renew all the header tape across all the curtain, it's up to you. I really enjoyed this project, although a little fiddly and time consuming it has turned out really well and I am very pleased with the new look. I hope you enjoy your project.
How long does it take to get your jeans just right, nice and comfy then, wham, a wear hole appears in an embarrassing place. Here's what to do with this simple repair. Now you can wear them again without displaying all!!
If you have a nice shirt but it is too big maybe because you have needed to order a larger neck size and that makes the whole shirt bigger or you've lost weight! Then this is the video for you. It is a very simple case of adding darts or making the darts you have larger!! I’ll show you how to do both
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Bought new lined curtains and they need taking up? Also if your curtains are covering the front of your central heating radiators you will be losing heat take your curtains up so they do not cover them.