Whether you’re a beginner looking to try your hand at a certain technique, or a seasoned maker searching for fresh ideas, we hope you’ll find lots to inspire here in our Projects classroom.

About the Projects

There is nothing nicer than making something by hand, either to keep for yourself or to give as a special gift. We have a selection of project workshops for you to enjoy ranging from making decorative items for your home, to wearables. Some are quick makes, some will take more time, whichever you choose, what better than the satisfaction of being able to say, “I made that!”.

Explore the projects

  • All the projects
  • Accessories
  • Dressmaking
  • For your home
  • Free
  • Gifts
  • Needlefelting
  • Panels
  • Papermaking

Embroidered Kingfisher

Working from a photographic or sketchbook study as your inspiration, join Linda to use free applique to create a bird panel. Build layers with raw edged fabric scraps before using machine and hand stitch to add texture and detail.

Needlefelting: The Spirals Bag

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Upcycled Purses

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Simple Sock Knitting

Try some simple sock knitting to use up all those left over bits of yarn. Hand knitted socks make a fantastic gift, if you can bear to give them away that is!

Tips for Sewing a CC Charlie Caftan

The Charlie Caftan by Closet Core is a great pattern. Here’s my latest version and a step by step look at my method for tackling the trickier part of the make.

Painted Mirror Frame

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Inspired by Ceramics: Table Runner

Discover how Linda chooses a fabric colour palette for a summer table runner inspired by a collection of hand painted ceramics. Follow our lead and be inspired by your tableware to make a perfectly coordinating quilted table runner. She uses stitch and flip technique in a quilt as you go method of piecing. This is an ideal project for making use of many coloured scraps.

Embroidered Crazy Bookwrap

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Inspired by Boro

Inspired by the stitch and repair notion of Boro and other textile traditions from around the world, Linda is constructing a textile using scraps and lots of hand stitching. To make the process her own, she’s chosen to needle-felt the fabrics making a strong fabric that’s a pleasure to stitch. In the second video see how she turns that fabric into a stylish and practical tote bag.

Inspired by…Samplers

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Quick Felted Vessels

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Sewing Patch Pockets

Laura’s latest dressmaking project has patch pockets. See how she sews them for great results every time.

How To Make a Box Bag

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Dress/Skirt Refashion

Refashion a dress into a simple skirt. This is a super quick project which gives a whole new lease of life to an unworn garment. You’ll just need some elastic and a few minutes of time.

Machine Embroidered Brooches

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Painted Patchwork Gift Box

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Paint Pounded Scarf

Create beautiful hand painted cloth with Linda’s special fabric painting technique, then selecting from your palette of fabrics make a unique scarf with hand worked, kantha style stitch.

Free – NeedleFelting + Stitch: Landscape

Make a beautiful felted and stitched landscape with Linda. She’ll guide you through the process step-by-step from needlefelting the background to freehand machine stitching motifs and adding final details with hand embroidery.

Quilted Vases and Wall Pockets

Up-cycle quilted fabric to make beautiful vase wraps and wall pockets. These easy to create items make perfect gifts.

Handmade Accessories

Join Linda to make three different handmade accessories. Needlefelt and hand embellish an iPad case (or bag or book cover if you prefer), personalise a ready-made scarf using soluble stabiliser and machine stitching, and finally make your own ‘precious purse’ with needle felting and machine stitching.

Quick Make Collar

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Paper Vessels and Jewellery

In this collection of 4 video workshops Linda will guide you through two projects. First, try your hand at making paper pulp and moulding vessels. Recycle paper and build some beautiful forms. In the following workshop she shows you how to decorate the vessels you’ve made. Next try making your own paper beads with a twist. These are made with special papers from your stash to add meaning and interesting surface design. In the final workshop Linda will show you how you can put your handmade beads to use in intriguing ‘talisman’ jewellery.

Motto Cushions

Choose a quote that’s personal to you, find some scraps of felt, and make a dent in that stash of beads with these funky motto cushions.

Pictorial Applique: Birds

In this set of two videos Linda shows exactly how she chooses a suitable photograph as reference, drafts a pattern, selects the perfect fabrics and uses double-sided fusible webbing to create an appliqué panel. She’ll demonstrate free motion quilting and the final details that will make your panel stand out from the ordinary. You’ll see step by step how to recreate something similar whether you choose to work with a bird motif as Linda does or choose your own source of inspiration – the techniques will work beautifully for any appliqué subject.

Stitching Into The Woods

This collection includes two videos in which you can follow every step Linda takes to create an embroidered and painted panel inspired by photographs of bluebell woods. She demonstrates every technique she uses to interpret her chosen subject in great detail so that anyone can achieve a similar result.


In this collection of three video workshops Linda and Laura take hearts as a motif and explore crazy patchwork, quilting and hand painting, and free machine embroidery! Join them to make hanging pocket bags from crazy patchwork in felt with hand embroidery. Make a charm to decorate a bag or mixed media textile project using machine embroidery on dissolvable fabric. And finally, quilt and handpaint a pincushion to add a little love to your sewing room.

Pattern Review: Vogue V9112

My first time making this Marcy Tilton pattern.

Summer Tops – New Look 6217

We’ve got the dressmaking bug again! The sun is suddenly shining so we need new summer clothes. Immediately! This simple top in cotton lawn was the first off the production line…

The Accordion Bag

A bag or a piece of sculpture? This bag cleverly expands with an accordion-like structure that gives the bag its name. See how Laura designed and made hers and how you can create your own version.

Archive Three

In Archive 3 you’ll find a lively mix of some of the very first shows we taped for DMTV. Ranging from discharge printing, through altered books and free motion quilting, there’s lots to inspire.

Infinity Scarf

Learn how to make a quick infinity scarf