FREE Project instructions

FREE Project Instructions - cushions, bags, bunting and quilts

We love our fabric - the colours blend beautifully to create bold, cutesy or calming neutral projects that work wonderfully in any context.  To show just how well they go together we can't help producing projects, but we're not designers or professional fabric artists, so we let you have the majority of our project instructions for free (or for the cost of the photocopying when we take them on tour).  Enjoy, adapt, or reinvent as you wish, but most importantly if you make one of our projects, or anything else with our fair trade fabric, please send us a picture either by e-mail at, or by posting to our Facebook page, so that we can admire your work!


Highlands Quilt Project Instructions

Highlands Quilt Project Instructions

Highlands Quilt made with Fairtrade certified cotton fabric designed by Susie Huson

Highlands range combine beautifully into this striking quilt.  Piecing suitable for intermediate sewers, although many of the seams are on the bias,.  A kit for this project is available here.

Reversible Boxy Tote Project Instructions

Reversible Boxy Tote Project Instructions

Reversible Boxy Tote Bag made with Fairtrade certified cotton fabric

Made with just one of our 'Living in a Box' Project packs, this boxy tote is practical, stylish and reversible too!

Tea Cosy

Tea Cosy

Make this charming tea cosy with our simple instructions, a fat quarter and 25cm of lining fabric

Oven Gloves

Oven Gloves

Brighten up your kitchen with these lovely oven gloves and make baking a delight!  A quick and easy make.


24" x 12" Cushion

24" x 12" Cushion

Create your own version of our favourite cushion style using Fairtrade certified velveteen or babycord and these simple instructions.



These napkins use a special construction to give you two layers of fabric for extra protection from spills and nicely concealed seams.

No-sew fabric Christmas cards

No-sew fabric Christmas cards


Create your own fabric Christmas cards without even lifting a needle with our easy 'how to'.  There are four fab designs - stocking, pudding, Christmas tree and our favourite - Rudolfina!

Sailing Quilt Project Instructions


160 x 5" squares, some bias binding and some fabric scraps transform into this summery quilt for a single bed.  Piecing suitable for beginners, although might need help with the binding and quilting.

Contemporary Christmas Cards

  Create these funky scandi-style Christmas cards with just a few fabric pieces, some wadding and some card.Christmas Cards

Charming Elephant Project Instructions

Charming Elephant

Make this elephant toy with just one charm pack, some stuffing, buttons and a strand of wool!

Gift Bags

christmas gift bags made with fairtrade certified cotton fabric
Create these sweet Christmas gift bags and make your wrapping as special as your gifts.



Gift Boxes


Make 4 stylish gift boxes with just 2 fat quarters and wow your friends and family this Christmas.


Knight's Shield Party Bag Project Instructions

Knight's Shield Party Bag made with Fairtrade certified cotton fabric


40cm black fabric, 30cm blue fabric and 50cm lining fabric will make 5 of these party bags which will go down a treat at a Knight party


Princess Party Bags Project Instructions

Princess party bag made with Fairtrade certified cotton fabric 


One fat quarter and 20cm of lining fabric will make 3 of these party bags to really spoil little party guests.


Squares Quilt Project Instructions

Squares Quilt
Six fat quarters and some scraps will make the top of this simple quilt design, suitable for intermediate level stitchers


Essential Shopping Bag

Essential Shopping Bag made with Fairtrade certified cotton fabric 

This simple shopping bag can be made in under an hour from a half metre piece of fabric (120cm width) and a fat quarter for the facing.

Square Dance Cushion


Use just one charm pack to make this lovely cushion in a traditional design.


Easy Peasy Bunting

Use a charm pack and some pre-made bias binding to make this super-quick bunting for a special event.