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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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‚Äôll make herself at home anywhere. Betsy can be adapted to use any fabrics that you‚Äôd 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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