Liberty Christmas Cushion

Anna’s made this lovely Liberty Christmas Cushion with her sewing group. ¬†There’s nothing quite like a sewing Christmas do and it’s such fun to meet and make a simple project. ¬†That way you get more time to natter and enjoy festive treats. ¬†This is a really easy make that uses the raw edge appliqu√© technique which is pretty easy to master. You will need: A selection of Liberty festive scraps. ¬†The Christmas scrap pack is perfect for this. Brown fabric scraps for the tree trunks Matching thread Bondaweb Cream fabric for the cushion base and backing. Step 1: ¬†Cut the …

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Beautiful Liberty Pyjamas

Lara has made these Beautiful Liberty Pyjamas using one of the fabrics from the Christmas Liberty fabric collection. ¬†These are completely adorable and will make a great Christmas present. The fabric Lara has used is called ‘Liberty Christmas Y’ This range of fabrics were designed by Liberty to celebrate the festive season. ¬†It was inspired by the famous Liberty London store. ¬†The wooden panelling at the store has animals carved within it. ¬†This gorgeous fabric shows these cheeky animals ‘helping’ with seasonal preparations. I asked Lara about the sewing project. ¬†“I made my own pattern from an existing pair of …

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Re-Usable Liberty Ramekin Covers

Laura has made these lovely Re-usable Liberty Ramekin Covers. ¬†they are so cute and will make fabulous presents for her loved ones. ¬† ¬† I asked Laura about the project: “This is just a secret between you and I: I‚Äôm going to be gifting various desserts to my lovely village neighbours for Christmas. Sshhh, please don‚Äôt tell! ūüėČ ¬† Various brands in the UK like Bonne Maman and G√ľ sell their desserts in glass ramekins which is so good because you can recycle and/or re-use them so easily. I have lots of these ramekins due to frequent supermarket creme br√Ľl√©e …

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Liberty Children’s Pyjamas

Kathy from the office has made these super sweet Liberty Children’s Pyjamas. ¬†She has made them for Albert, her niece’s son using a Simplicity pattern (1574). ¬†I’m completely smitten with these gorgeous PJ’s – in fact I quite fancy making a larger pair for myself! I asked Kathy about making the pyjamas. ¬† “I chose the fabric because its just perfect for jammies for a child. The vibrant red is such a great colour and I loved the animals too. ¬†I chose the buttons to match the lion as they are a similar colour and wanted to bring out the …

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Liberty Christmas Wreath

This lovely Liberty Christmas Wreath is a super easy sewing project. ¬†It’s the prefect embellishment to your front door during the festive period. ¬†Maddie who came for work experience a few weeks ago made this lovely wreath. ¬†Thank you Maddie! ¬†The tutorial is below. ¬† You will need: Foam wreath – available from lots of craft stores. Ribbons of Liberty fabric approximately 1.5″ wide in Christmas colours. ¬†You can find a selection of ribbon strips here. A sewing machine and matching thread. A selection of ribbons, buttons and other haberdashery for embellishment. Pins Step 1: ¬†Sew your strips of Liberty …

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Peace and Joy this Christmas – Liberty Craft Project

I’ve got a lovely Liberty Craft Project for you today. ¬†I love a simple make at Christmas time. ¬†Life seems so busy, that a bit of easy crafting can help to relax into the joy of the festive time. How to Make: Step 1: ¬†Buy some letter shapes from any crafting shop, buy some PVA glue and get some Liberty scraps¬†here Step 2: ¬†Cut the fabric scraps into small pieces (the right size depends on the size of your letter) ‚Äď random shapes is fine. Step 3: ¬†Glue the cut pieces of fabric onto the shape making sure you use …

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Liberty Christmas Baskets

Dawn and Julie have made these beautiful Liberty Christmas Baskets. ¬†They both belong to a sewing group and made them during one of their festive sews. Julie chose ‘Capel B40‘¬†for her basket. ¬†I asked her about the make. ¬†“I thought this fabric was lovely and Christmassy and would coordinate really nicely with the Scandi items I made last year. ¬†I’ve used my basket for napkins but you could easily use them for condiments, cutlery or even pine cones in front of the fire. I used Frosty Silver X for the contrast fabric as I wanted the Capel to really stand …

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Liberty Christmas Napkins

Anna from the office has made some sweet Liberty Christmas Napkins to decorate her Christmas table. ¬†She’s used one of the gorgeous fabrics from the Liberty Christmas capsule collection. ¬†The children will love spotting the cute animals (and it may keep them at the table for just a little longer..) You will need: Liberty fabric. ¬†One fat quarter will make one napkin with fabric leftover. Sewing machine and matching thread The fabric: Anna has used ‘Liberty Christmas Z‘ which comes from the Christmas collection to express the magic of the season. ¬†This lively print is inspired by the Liberty London …

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Liberty London Store at Christmas

I always love a trip to the Liberty London Store, but there’s no better time than during the Christmas season. It’s worth a visit just to see the Christmas department alone. ¬†I wanted to start my 12 Days of Christmas off with some lovely pictures of the store. ¬†Over the 12 days of Christmas, from the 1st – 12th December I will give you festive sewing projects and gift ideas in the run up to the big day. ¬†I hope that you find it useful and enjoy the love of making things for Christmas. When I visit the Liberty London …

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Quilt SOS Visit to The SOS Children’s Village of Islice

We’ve recently arrived back from Latvia to deliver the Quilt SOS quilts to the children of the SOS Children’s Village in Islice. ¬†Below is our story of the trip. ¬† We took 65 beautiful quilts, made by our lovely customers, and personally delivered them to the children. Each year we choose a village run by the international charity SOS Children’s Villages. ¬†We then coordinate the making of enough quilts so that every child in the village receives a beautiful hand-made gift of a quilt. We are always overwhelmed by the loving generosity of our customers, ¬†a few made multiple quilts …

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