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Keep your stash organized with some stitched stash baskets.

Check out the how-to from Purl Bee >>

Smart tips, funky ideas and original projects for any machine, Marion Elliot will teach you how to Get The Most From Your Sewing Machine.

The book is filled with tips, tricks, advice and technical know-how for getting to grips with your sewing machine. The book also comes with step-by-step tutorials for creating a wide range of clothes, homeware and accessories. Sew a Plastic Fantastic tote bag; a Mean Jean Machine, denim sewing machine cover; a Magic Makeovers skirt; Scrap Style obi belt and Ravishing Rushing pillow.

Get over the fear of your sewing machine and start getting the most out of it!


Readers can order this book for the special price of £9.99 (RRP £12.99) with free p&p (UK only).  To order visit RU Craft and quote code R11246 at the checkout.

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If you love gin, then why not try making your own with your own choice on botanicals.

Check out the recipe from Not Martha >>

Create a super cutesy Hello Kitty bouquet of flowers!

Check out the how-to from Zakka Life >>

Turn the rummy drink in to a cupcake!

Check out the recipe from Coconut & Lime >>

Now that the summer is in full swing, you'll probably be hitting the beach at some point soon. Be prepared with a homemade reversible beach bag!

Check out the pattern from soozs >>

Movie actress Gwyneth Paltrow is the latest celebrity to take to the kitchen and show us how to cook up a storm. In this episode, she teaches us how to make an easy Mexican dinner. 

Check out her videos on YouTube >>

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Most crafters have made things that they aren't proud to show off, or later wondered what they were thinking when they started, but most of us sentence these terrible creations to the bottom of a garbage can, rather than listing them online for others to buy.

Regretsy by April Winvhell explores "where DIY meets WTF" and the many items of questionable taste that have been listed for sale online. The book showcases such handmade pieces as an Ice Cream Headache Headband for $20, an Obama Toilet Seat at $23, stencilled Serial Killer pillows for $15 each and a steal at just $105, knitted Bertha the Pregnant, Birthing, Nursing, Sock Monkey.

Featuring a collection of art pieces, wearables, homeware and gifts, this is a hilarious book for crafters and DIY lovers everywhere.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Random House now >>

Maybe you've just finished a sewing project and have some leftover fabric of you've bagged a bargain of remnant loveliness, 101 Great Ways to Sew A Metre will show you how to get the most out of your fabric odds and ends.

Offering 101 innovative projects to use up your remnants, the book aims to show you how to get the most out of just one metre. Sew a convertible craft apron, an adorable fabric dollhouse, a bohemian banana bag, a protective laptop sleeve, handy organized bed pocket, artist brushes case and a pretty summer nightie.

Including all the pattern pieces you need, declutter your fabric stash and turn those leftovers in to a wide variety of clothing, accessories and homeware.


Readers can order 101 Great Ways to sew a Metre for the special price of £7.99 (rrp £16.99) with free p&p (UK only).  To order please visit RU Craft and quote code R11226 at the checkout.

Here's a treat which will spice up your next geeky get together or LAN Party?! Bake some jumbo hostess binary cupcakes.

Check out the recipe from Not So Humble Pie >>

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