Top Tips For English Paper Piecing

I’ve put together some Top Tips For English Paper Piecing.  I’ve become obsessed with English Paper Piecing recently. It’s known as ‘EPP’ in the business and is such a lovely way to sew. For those of you who know nothing about EPP, then it is the art of cutting beautiful fabric into a wide variety of different shapes, wrapping them in paper and then sewing them back together again in many different designs.  Don’t worry about the paper, as once you have sewn around all of the sides of the fabric piece, you remove the papers and can use these …

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Scandi Liberty Christmas Trees

Julie from the Studio has made these really sweet Scandi Liberty Christmas Trees.  She saw them on Pinterest in multi colours but wanted to make them in more Scandi colours. These are really simple to make. You will need:   A fat quarter of each of the colours you wish to use in your Christmas tree picture hanging  Ribbon and buttons A sewing machine or needle and matching thread Wadding – optional How to make: Step 1:  Cut varying squares of fabric; 10.5 x 10.5″, 8.5″ x 8.5″, 7.5″ x 7.5″, 6.5″ x 6.5″, 5″ x 5″ and 3.5″ x …

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SS17 Lovely Liberty Cot Quilt

Anna from the studio has made this really beautiful ‘SS17 Lovely Liberty Cot Quilt’ from the gorgeous new spring summer 2017 Liberty collection.  We all love it when a new collection arrives on the Alice Caroline doorstep and love thinking up projects to make from the wonderful array of prints. This collection has a lovely palette of patterns and colours to work with.  There is a selection of bright and pale sea colours which make a baby quilt the perfect project.  This SS17 Lovely Liberty Cot Quilt is for the beautiful Elsie who was born in November.  It made a really lovely …

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Rainbow Liberty Hankies

I always struggle to find original presents for the men in my life so I decided that this year, I would make sets of rainbow Liberty hankies for them.  This is a really easy project to whip up just before the festive season and is great for using up left over fabric from other projects. I used up lots of Liberty pieces of fabric from other projects and then used a few extra fabrics from the studio to complete the colours in the rainbow.  I’ve made these hankies for the men so have tried to use prints I thought they …

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Scrappy Strips Liberty Cushion

I’ve made this Scrappy Strips Liberty Cushion from the leftover fabric from the Liberty Boho Quilt.  I had such fun making the quilt so I thought I would give random quilting another go in a lovely cushion.  The combination of hearts, flowers and geometrics make for a vibrant and fun cushion. A cushion like this is really great for a wide variety of uses – for a garden chair for outdoors or to brighten any chair or sofa in your home.  I’ve used the off cut fabrics from the quilt which are from the spring / summer 2016 collection. These …

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Pretty Easter Tea Towel

I felt inspired to make a Spring-coloured pretty tea towel for Easter. I kept it super easy, so this is a project you can sew in an evening! All measurements are in inches. You will need a white tea towel (or a I made one from a piece of white linen 20in x 25in. To hem the edges: fold 1/4in over along one side, press, fold another 1/4in over, press and stitch through all layers, repeat at three remaining sides. Wide strip of Liberty fabric: 6.5in wide, x 21in long (or whatever the width of your tea towel is). I used Emma …

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Liberty Patchwork Tote Bag – Made From ‘The Artist’ Collection

I’ve made a Liberty Patchwork Tote Bag (my ‘Katherine Bag‘) in some of the really gorgeous fabrics from the new Spring / Summer 2016 collection – I’m so pleased with the finished bag and think it looks really fab! Hope you like it too and that it inspires you to make something beautiful.  It’s a great everyday bag – the beautiful colours and patchwork pattern brightens up even the coldest of winter days.   I’ve used my favourite florals from the new Liberty Spring / Summer 2016 collection which is called ‘The Artist’.  They create a vibrant splash of summer …

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Liberty Kitty Tutorial

Liberty Kitty Tutorial

Meet Betsy, an adorable kitty who will warm your heart with her Liberty fabric loveliness.  I have a Liberty Kitty Tutorial for you today – a really fun project. She wants to brighten up your day, sitting calmly in your sewing room, on your sofa, or nestling up to your favourite books on a high shelf. She’ll make herself at home anywhere. Betsy can be adapted to use any fabrics that you’d love to pair together, whether vintage or newly-acquired. She would make a gorgeous gift for any furball-loving friend. I sewed most of her with a sewing machine, as …

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Half Term Haberdashery – Lovely Liberty Project

One of my Liberty projects is featured on the Liberty of London website today in time for the Half Term holidays.  It’s a customised girl’s jumper – the perfect rainy day project to make this half term and wear all winter. I thought this would be a fun and quick project to make and it’s always good to see the delight on someone’s face when a homemade gift is received.  It would also be fun to make alongside a daughter or grandchild as it’s a fairly simple project.  It’s a great up cycling project so you can take any jumper …

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Handy Sewing Tips – From My Book Little Lady Liberty

Thanks to my publisher, I can share these handy sewing tips with you from my recent book ‘Little Lady Liberty’. Hopefully, you will find some of the techniques helpful when cutting, pinning and finishing seams. I have also included clever methods of quickly sewing patchwork squares together, turning fabric tubes right side out, how to master button holes and a brief guide to hand sewn stitches. Little Lady Liberty is packed with over 20 simple sewing projects for little girls from projects for the bedroom to twirly girly garments and many other pretty little things. You can buy my book …

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