Cut n Sew STARFISH “Free” Sewing Tutorial

“Free” Starfish Sewing Tutorial…. Doesn’t everyone love a “Freebie”? Includes: Pattern Pages to Download, a Youtube clip to watch and this Photo Tutorial with Links to all the Cut n Sew designs on Spoonflower.com + Best of all you can use the Starfish Pattern Pieces with scrap fabric for a Bunch More Fun!!!

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Stick Cover Extraction

Stick Cover Extraction Blog Post Spoonflower Strips WARM

So… you’d like to make a Carousel Style Hobby Horse using a Spoonflower Cut n Sew Design but the Stick Cover pieces are on a separate piece of fabric & you have no idea how to ‘extract’ the required Strips…right? Well it isn’t as complicated as it you might think! Follow this photo series to learn how…

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Custom Fit a Bridle

Oopsy Wardrobe Malfunction Custom Fit a Bridle Blog Post


Oopsy! What do you do when your Hobby Horse Bridle does not fit properly? A “wardrobe malfunction” can be embarrassing, can’t it? Help is available!

Learn how to custom fit a Bridle to your “Wish for a Pony” Hobby Horse or Spoonflower Cut n Sew Faux Suede Horse. Understand why size differences can occur depending on the fabric and materials chosen. Make small corrections for a perfectly fitting Bride so your Hobby Horse is ready for play or display!

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Alternative Bridle Bit Method

If you don’t like hand sewing this method of elastic ‘bit’ construction minimises the need for a needle and thread. Machine Zigzag stitch is used instead of Whip Stitch as described in the “Wish for a Pony” Sewing Pattern PDF.

Below is a portion of the PDF page showing the Whip Stitch

Step from PDF Page shown in Alternative Bridle Bit Method Blog Post

Portion of PDF Page showing Whip Stitch

The “Wish for a Pony” Sewing Pattern PDF shows the folded Elastic being sewn entirely by hand. However, there is another Method that combines Machine Zigzag and a small amount of hand sewing.

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Reynolds Freezer Paper Home Printer Experiment in 7 Steps

Reynolds Freezer Paper showing roll, non shiny/matt side plus shiny side photo from Reynolds Freezer Paper Home Printer Experiment in 7 Steps Blog Post

Reynolds Freezer Paper showing roll, non shiny/matt side plus shiny side

Reynolds Freezer Paper has a shiny plastic coating on one side that adheres temporarily to fabric when ironed and once removed it can be reattached several times before losing its gripping ability. Having discovered (via several discussions in Facebook groups) the existence of such a potentially useful product I was very keen to try it for myself. Continue reading


Soft Toys Piece-by-Piece Remaindered New Old Stock Book

Sometimes Life, Love and Creative Dreams don’t always turn out the way you first imagined. But if your heart is in the right place rest assured that even the bitter sweet moments can make you a better, stronger person.

There comes a time when ‘moving forward’ is the best option. Now is that time…..

First published in 1993 as a part of the Milner Craft Series the book shown here is from the second print run which was done in 1994.

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