Stylish Liberty Tie

Laura from the office has made this lovely tie for her dad.  It’s so tricky to find nice homemade gift ideas for the men in our lives and this is the perfect ‘easy sew’.  I asked Laura about the project. “I wanted to make a present for my amazing Dad but am ashamed to say I usually struggle to sew for men.  I just don’t know what small items they want or use that I could also conceivably sew! Women are easy, we use a whole host of accessories for hair, bags and clothing that one can make and give …

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Pretty Liberty Picture – Home is Where The Heart Is

Lara from the studio has made this super cute Pretty Liberty Picture.  The Home is Where the Heart is message seems very appropriate at this strange and unsettling time in our lives across the world.  Similar pictures often crop up at craft markets, but, with these missing at the moment, it’s really easy to make your own.  Why not use this time in lockdown to make gifts for loved ones?  You can make your very own using a basic frame, scraps of fabric and stylised scrabble pieces. See below for how to make this pretty Liberty picture. You will need: …

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Beautiful Liberty Cards

Anna JP from the office has been making Beautiful Liberty Cards using our 5″ charm packs.  We are launching charms on the Hochanda TV channel this week.  We were all thinking about how we could showcase the versatile use of Liberty charms and so decided to make gift cards.   You can find a tutorial of how to make these beautiful Liberty cards below. Anna’s written a handy tutorial of how to make these lovely cards. You will need: A Liberty Tana Lawn 5″ charm pack Card, colour of your choice Graph Paper Glue – Pritt Stik or Coccoina Sewing …

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Reusable Liberty Face Wipes

I love the idea of a reusable present and so have decided to make these reusable Liberty Face Wipes for everyone this year.  A friend bought me some for my birthday from a French market and I use them all of the time.  I thought it would be easy to make these for my friends and family. They are the easiest sewing project you will ever find.  See the tutorial below.  Make a bunch of these and wrap them in some pretty Liberty ribbon to make a lovely stocking filler.  Couple with a gorgeous matching washbag or cosmetic bag. Have …

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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 appliqué 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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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’m going to be gifting various desserts to my lovely village neighbours for Christmas. Sshhh, please don’t tell! 😉   Various brands in the UK like Bonne Maman and Gü 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 brûlée …

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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) – 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 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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Lovely Liberty Boxes

Nick was working in the studio when he came up with this great idea of making Lovely Liberty Boxes to fill a tricky space.  You can find the inspiration and tutorial below. So, it turns out that finding a storage solution that is functional, cheap and aesthetically pleasing is a very hard task indeed- especially when the shelf you intend to put them on has very odd dimensions and nothing standard seems to fit! This is just the problem Nick was having at the same time he was helping out in the office at Alice Caroline. Looking around the studio …

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