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This design really is a class favourite. Each season at least one student makes the Chanel Jacket. No two jackets are the same as each student puts their own stamp on the design. http://www.vogue.co.uk/article/coco-chanel-chanel-jacket-story-film    

Some of our students have found that buying patterns online can open up a whole new world of choice compared to what you might find in your local fabric shop. Of course there are some considerations to buying patterns online also – “how long will I have to wait for it to be shipped?”, “what kind of sizing system do they have?”, “how tricky will this be to print out?”, “what language are they written

Do you know what item you want to make and try to find the fabric or do you find the fabric and then decide what you want to create? I think most of us do a little bit of both. It is often assumed that a fashion or soft furnishing collection starts with the designers, in fact it usually starts with the textile companies. They create the fabric ranges, deciding on colours, patterns, textures etc.

Easter Eggs DIY

Colored eggs is the universal symbol of Easter, and the tradition dates back way to Mesopotamia. Some cultures today are accustomed to buying colored or chocolate eggs, but let’s be honest – decorating them yourself is always much more fun! Try out these creative DIY Easter egg decorating ideas. They’ll make you think twice before buying the standard drugstore dye kit.

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If you are looking for ideas for Paddys day decor and craft, look no further. e have gather for you some pretty nice inspirations to keep your crafty side happy 🙂

A very easy no-sew project with a shamrock from jacquelynnesteves.com

st pats decoration

St Patric’s garland from burlapbaglady.com st patrics garland

Christmas Pinterest Boards

If you, like me love being inspired and amazed by amazing ideas, you probably like Pinterest too. There are a few amazing Christmas pinterest boards that you have to check out:

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/fabric-christmas-trees/ christmas trees sewn

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/fabric-ornaments/ sewn angels

A very simple way to make beautiful, totally inexpensive christmas tree decorations. There is a way of making beautiful porcelain without baking! check the details below.  

Dry Cold Porcelain – Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon olive, vaseline or a few drops of glycerin
  • A bit of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of white P.V.A glue (for wood)

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Do you wrap a Christmas present beautifully – or even just so that it is not a total mess? There is nothing more disappointing than boring looking christmas tree and dull looking presents under it. Some ideas that might help you to avoid this disappointment. Christmas gift wrapping doesn’t need to be elaborate or expensive in order to be special. A simple, handmade touch really can make all the difference.

1. Pinecones, berries and cypress

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