Whether you want to create a stylish bumblebee purse or sew together a new set of curtains for your home, these sewing projects will help to improve your sewing skills in no time.
1. Coral-Inspired Embroidery Hoops
Clare Youngs has designed a range of beautiful projects to focus the mind and soothe the soul. Take your time and be mindful as you work each stitch. Tune in to your breathing and purposely slow your pace as you make these beautiful coral embroidery hoops.
2. Bumblebee Purse
This sweet bumblebee motif is quick and fun to stitch and because only a few colours of ﬂoss are used, it's really striking. Play up the motif by using a bold honeycomb-print cotton to create a really pretty snap-frame purse from Modern Embroidery by Laura Strutt.
3. Stylish Scraps Bunting
Add a splash of colour to your house or garden with this simple, decorative bunting from Chloë Owens - great for making use of old scraps of fabric you want to upcycle. Chloë's sewing, embroidery and appliqué projects from her book All Sewn Up will add a cozy, vintage charm to your home, and this is a great place to start!
4. Simple Unlined Curtains
If you haven’t made curtains before, this project from A Beginner's Guide to Making Curtains, Shades, Pillows and More by Vanessa Arbuthnott is just the place to start. Unlined, and gathered using a ready-made tape, these short curtains are made in Dawn Chorus, Dusky Pink and Winter, and are perfect for hanging above a sofa placed under a window. For an easy, country look, hang them from a simple wooden pole.
5. Round Boxed Pillow
Switch up your cushion collection with Michael Caputo's round boxed pillow made from scrap fabric. From Michael's brand new book, Modern Quilting, this simple project is perfect if a comfy, eclectic touch is what you're looking for!