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A Toast Inspired Work Wear Jacket for Breadcrumb Money

Hi guys! I’m super excited to be sharing a make here on the Minerva Crafts blog. I usually post over at Lucky Sew and Sew and it’s nice to take a little detour (who doesn’t love an adventure, right?).

I’ll be sharing with you my most favourite make in a long time. You know, one of those makes that just feels so totally you? This is one of those. It’s me all over.

I’ve recently started to sew more consciously, a really think about my sews in a more direct way. I rarely buy any clothes from the High Street these days and that’s due to a few facts. Firstly, fast fashion doesn’t appeal to me. I don’t want to feel the need to change my entire wardrobe every season. I’d much rather have a much more well-rounded wardrobe that can mix and match for every season. Secondly, I can’t guarantee that the workers who make the garments for these fast fashion chains are being paid a fair wage. Lastly, I like the challenge of taking inspiration from a fashion label, and seeing how much cheaper I can make my own version for. A massive plus point is that I can then guarantee that my me-made garments are being made with love and fuelled by coffee and biscuits, which is a bonus!

One of my favourite brands to lust over is Toast. I love literally everything from Toast so much. They have a very utilitarian, work wear, androgynous vibe that I totally dig. One of the things they do so well is the cord work jacket. Coming in usually around the £150 mark, this is one of those items that will always be in my online basket and not in my wardrobe.

So, I decided I’d try and make my own version! I searched for jacket patterns and stumbled across the Tello Jacket Sewing Pattern by Pauline and Alice, which was perfect for the look I was going for. I hadn’t used a Pauline and Alice pattern before so I was excited to try it.

For the fabric, I went for a stunning Needlecord Fabric in Teal, which I required 2m of. Unfortunately the teal colourway has now sold out, but there are plenty more Needlecord Fabrics to choose from at Minerva. I think this would also look lovely in black too, or a gorgeous denim. The needlecord has a lovely feel to it, with a good stable drape -perfect for my work wear jacket!

I chose 6 Grey Buttons for contrast, a blue Metal Zip for the pocket, and a scrap of cotton from my scrap box for the zipped pocket lining.

The pattern comes in a lovely card packet which has it’s own Pauline and Alice ribbon tag included inside for you to sew into your make. The pattern is printed on a thicker paper than other patterns I’ve used, so it would be great for tracing your pattern size from if you weren’t cut throat like me and just ruthlessly cut into it. The instructions come in a little booklet with lots of diagrams and also has other languages included. I loved the whole presentation of the pattern, the best pattern aesthetically that I’ve come across and I really dig the instruction booklet. Much easier to use than loose bits of paper which are easy to lose and a pain to re-fold!

The jacket itself isn’t lined, but it does have facings. There’s no interfacing to iron on either which makes me fall for this pattern even more. I love the little details that all add to the finished result. The back elbows are darted and topstitched, the pockets are topstitched too, as well as the back seam. All of those little finishing touches I really enjoy taking my time over. I made sure I pressed all of the seams well to get a nice crisp finish, and I used a bamboo point turner to make sure the edges on the collar are nice and crisp also.

There were certain aspects of the pattern that I was a little nervous about sewing. The zippered pocket for instance, and the button holes. In hindsight, there was absolutely nothing to worry about at all, and by just slowing down and concentrating on each step in the instructions, there were no hiccups at all along the way – a first for me!

The fabric was a dream to sew. I hardly had to use any pins when sewing because the nap of the needlecord pretty much stuck the fabric pieces together, so that only aided time-wise on this already speedy sew. I didn’t altar the pattern at all, and the sleeves are a little long on me. But really I didn’t mind as I prefer to roll the sleeves up anyway. Overall, the fit is spot on.

I am totally in love with this jacket. Like, really in love. My husband was so impressed when he saw it that he asked me how much I paid for it because thought it was actually from Toast! When I told him that I had made it myself, he was not only relieved that I hadn’t paid £150 for a jacket, but also really proud of me for making something that looks so professionally finished, by myself. I can’t take all the credit for that though, it’s all the finishing touches that have been so thoughtfully included in the pattern that add to the finished affect. But the star of the show is the fabric by far. It makes the jacket, it really does. It looks and feels like it could be jacket that costs hundreds of pounds, but the fabric cost less than a tenner for the whole thing!

The fabric, finishing touches and timelessness of this jacket have cemented this make as not only my favourite current make, but also a make that I’m sure will last the test of time – construction-wise and style-wise.

The supplies for this jacket (fabric, buttons, zip and pattern too) came in at under £30. Less than £30! For this dream jacket that I probably eventually would have paid £150 for, for a similar one at some point. However, instead of buying a jacket, I had the pleasure of sewing one, and will get the recurring pleasure of telling everyone who will listen for years to come, that I made this beautiful garment myself – for less than £30! That’s a me-made wardrobe win!

Thanks for reading!

Carly @ Lucky Sew and Sew

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Adding some Sparkle to the House!

I was lucky enough to get to review the Mermaid Sequin Fabric from Minerva Crafts this month.  This stuff is mesmerising; stroke it one way and you get one colour of sparkles, stroke it the other and it changes. Or just do what my children do, and make pictures in it!

I was sent some of the blue/silver combination and it’s gorgeous.  I was surprised by quite how soft it feels, I kind of expected the sequins to have hard edges and feel uncomfortable as they are obviously not all always lying in the same direction, but it just isn’t the case.

Having been subjected to far too many adverts on children’s TV channels, I decided when the fabric arrived to do a blatant copy of some cushions I’d seen advertised.  The theory on the advert was that children would sit and concentrate better if they were playing with something soothing; I just liked the idea of sparkly cushions!

To make the cushions, I cut a square of the sequins the same size as my cushion inner (which was 16” square).  I was not entirely sure that the sequins alone would stand up to the wear and tear on a cushion, particularly one designed to be played with, so I cut a matching square of muslin and hand stitched the two together well within the seam allowances.  I then treated the combined piece as a single item.

For the reverse of the cushions, I used some off white Fake Fur Fabric; why not go for full on tactile while you’re at it?

I started with inserting the zip; I marked the zip length on the wrong side of the fabric, ensuring that length was centred, and then stitched from the corner to the mark on the machine.  I used a heavier needle (a 100) and it coped fine with the sequins and fur.  I also kept the speed down low so it wasn’t trying to race through the fabric.

If the machine had struggled, I would have removed the sequins from the seam allowance, but it was absolutely fine.  From previous experience, I would be very loathe to use the overlocker on this stuff, I just stuck to my normal sewing machine and a slightly longer stitch length than usual.

I then hand tacked the zip to the wrong side of the fabric, checked the appearance from the right side and machine sewed it in.  Leaving the zip open, I then sewed the other three sides of each cushion, right sides together, turned them out and inserted the cushion pad.

I’m absolutely thrilled with the finished cushions. They look so fun and both my daughters and my husband are mesmerised by them; there currently seems to be a deal that at least one of them will “draw” something in the sequinned fabric before they leave the house each morning.

The cat, however, is less than thrilled; every slight movement near the cushions causes them to sparkle and she’s desperate to find the source of the ever changing light patterns!

I have a little bit of sparkle left so I’m now in search of the perfect party top or skirt pattern to use for the remnants; it’s just too pretty to waste!

Thanks Minerva!

Becca @ Red W Sews

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Stunning Christmas Table Decoration by Michelle

Stunning Christmas table decoration for the home…

Traditional Christmas fabrics, makes this the perfect centrepiece for the table at Christmas lunch – just add a candle.

Materials

Cutting

  • 12 6” green squares

  • 12 6” red squares

  • 12 5” squares of interlining

Haberdashery items (All available at Minerva)

  • Iron-away Marker Pen

  • Quilters Ruler, Rotary Cutter/Scissors

  • Iron

  • Glue Gun

  • Dresden Plate Template

  • Basic Sewing Supplies

Finished size of table wreath: 17” diameter

Once all your green squares have been fussy cut, iron on the interfacing to the wrong side, in the centre of the fabric, repeat this for all 12 squares.

Take the red and green fabric squares, and with right sides together, sew using ¼” seam all the way round. Don’t forget to leave 2” gap along one edge for turning the squares right way out. 

Once turned right way out, press and ladder stitch up the gap with a white cotton thread. Repeat this process for all 12 squares.

Take your Dresden Template, and mark along each edge using your ‘iron away’ pen, then stitch along this mark using the metallic gold thread, repeat this process on all 12 squares.

Take two squares and with red sides together, sew along your stitched Dresden plate seam, repeat this process until all 12 blocks are joined together.

Using the metallic gold thread, hand sew with a ¼” over lap the red tops.

For a special touch – well it is Christmas… using a glue gun, add sparkly snowflake gems on the inner and outer tips, and where the red tops were joined.

The table wreath is a real show piece with the candle lit.

Here is what the back looks like...

And here are some photos of the finished piece...

Thanks for reading,

Michelle

creativeblonde x

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Last Day of Deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

Hi everyone,
We are back on the Minerva Crafts Blog today for our last day of deals to celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday! We have saved the best til last, so please read on to see all of the amazing bargains we are bringing you today.
We have looked for any over stocked products in our warehouse and are offering you some amazing deals to help clear this stock and give us room for new products in 2018! It's a win-win! Some of the deals are coupons, where you enter the coupon at checkout to receive the discount and others are already reduced on the website. And remember, if you are a Minerva Craft Club Member, you get an extra 10% off all these prices! If not, sign up today and you will instantly save an extra 10% off your first order and 10% off all orders for 12 months.
First up today we have a huge £25 saving on our Knit Pro Symfonie Crochet Deluxe Crochet Hook Gift Sets.
This deluxe crochet hook set comes packaged in a lined satin paper box and would make a truely beautiful gift for any crochet enthusiast. Imagine opening this box on Christmas day! 
These popular multi coloured hooks are made of dense laminated Birchwood, which is a favourite amoungst crochet fans. The box contains 8 hooks in sizes: 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7 & 8mm (covering all the most widely used sizes).
For a limited time you can save £25 on this kit. The regular price is £84.99, down to just £59.99! (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members). No coupon neccessary for this offer as the discount has already been applied on our website!
Next up today we have some amazing prices on all our Vervaco Latch Hook Kits! Save up to £26 per kit.
These kits contain everything you need to latch hook your own rug or cushion, so they are perfect as a gift to give to any crafter this Christmas. There are so many designs to choose from in this range we are struggling to choose a favourite! 
No coupon neccessary for this offer as the discount has already been applied on our website! Simply add to your basket to save. They are only whilst very limited stocks remain. We don't expect these to last for long!
Next up we have a great gift idea for sewists! Save 20% off our Prym Dressform Pincushions.
Not only are these gorgeous but they are perfectly practical too! Keep them on your sewing table and always have somewhere to stick those pesky pins!
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'PIN20' at checkout and 20% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up is the perfect excuse to get the kids crafting! These fun Needlepoint Kits designed for children and beginners contain everything you need to stitch a picture and make ideal gifts. There are so many designs for you to choose from, our favourites are the owl, the butterfly and leo the lion!
No coupon neccessary for this offer as the discount has already been applied on our website! Simply add to your basket to save.
Next up we have 20% off the amazing Clover Wonder Knitter Tool!
The Wonder Knitter tool by Clover is a fantastic tool for creating chain knitting. This decorative cord can then be made into bag handles, bunting string, even bags and accessories such as coasters and mats. The possibilities are endless! This is a great craft to get the children involved in as you can produce beautiful results quickly and easily and the only limit to what you can make is your imagination.Save 20% on the Clover Wonder Knitter in our Black Friday/Cyber Monday event with the coupon 'WONDER20' at checkout.
Next up today we have a fantastic offer for knitters. Save 50% on all Prym Symfonie Knitting Needles!
A knitters best companion, these beautiful needles have a smooth surface which allows for hours of convenient knitting and the Symfonie wood provides that much needed warmth to hands. Lightweight, yet exceptionally strong & durable. The lustrous wood surface is designed to provide more grasp to easily cope with slick yarns. All needles come with sharp, tapered tips and have an extremely attractive colour combination and pattern. 
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'KNITAWAY' at checkout and 50% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up we have a great deal for Quilter's and we think this would be the perfect gift idea! Save £15 on the Clover Patchwork and Quilting Board. Normally £54.99, down to just £39.99 in our Black Friday/Cyber Monday event!
The fantastic quilting boards from Clover have a sandpaper inner cover, for easy marking of fabric as it prevents slippage. The anti slip sheet holds the ironing board in place and protects the work surface. The cutting mat which comes included has grid marks and lines in centimetres. The outer fabric cover can be used as an iron board. The ideal gift for any quilter who has it all, this board will be a special addition to their quilting repertoire (or why not treat yourself!)
Next up we have a real bargain on Polystyrene Craft Shapes.
For a very limited time save 50% off our regular and already discounted prices here on the website. We have all sorts of shapes for you to choose from and you can have so much fun decorating them with your favourite craft technique!
We have Christmas wreaths, cones and Christmas trees, balls which are ideal for making baubles like in the image below. We also have fun shapes like hearts, stars, bells, photo frames, boxes and eggs...the only limit to what you can make from these is your imagination!
Some of the polystyrene shapes in this range are already at reduced prices, and this offer gives you a further 50% off these prices, so there are some amazing bargains to be had!
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'POLY50' at checkout and 50% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Jewels and Gems are such a fun way to add decoration and sparkle to your Christmas crafting projects. We have a fantastic offer on our range of Habico Jewels which come in a huge range of colours, shapes and sizes.
Each pack is now reduced to just 99p! So you can add some sparkle to everything this party season!
No coupon neccessary for this offer as the discount has already been applied on our website! Simply add to your basket to save.
Next up we have a fantastic offer for you on all Crafty Pompoms! Save 40% for a limited time only in our Black Friday/Cyber Monday event.
Use these to decorate your festive makes this Christmas. We have so many different colours and sizes for you to choose from and you can even get sparkly pompoms! You will be spoilt for choice.
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'POM40' at checkout and 40% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up we have a fantastic offer for you on all Crafty Pipe Cleaners! Save 40% for a limited time only in our Black Friday/Cyber Monday event.
Use these to decorate your festive makes this Christmas. They are also great to get the kids involved in crafting too. We have so many different colours and sizes for you to choose from and you can even get sparkly pipe cleaners too!
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'PIPE40' at checkout and 40% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Our next offer for you today is 30% off all Craft Glues. We thought this time of year really is the time when you need to stock up on the essentials like this for your crafting projects, so what better time to give you a fantastic offer than in our Black Friday/Cyber Monday event!
At Minerva we have a glue for for every purpose! Whether you are looking to stick card, paper, fabric, leather, metal, ceramic, glass, vinyl, plastic or wood, we have you covered. If you are struggling to choose a glue, we recommend the Crafter's Pick Ultimate Glue. This glue is the strongest glue on the market and sticks virtually anything to anything!To claim your discount simply enter the coupon 'GLUE30' at checkout and get 30% off. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up we have some gorgeous Christmas Sewing Patterns that are 50% off for a limited time. If you are looking for some inspiration for things to make this Christmas then take a peek at our beautiful ranges of Christmas Sewing Patterns, with 50% off all Simplicity, New Look, Burda and Kwik Sew branded designs. Make advent trees, fireplace garlands, stockings, wall hangings, tree skirts, table runners, placements, tree decorations, stuffed toys, dog coats, santa suits, Christmas outfits, plus much more!
No coupon neccessary for this offer as the discount has already been applied on our website! 
Here are a couple of our favourite designs...
Our last offer today (and our last offer for our Black Friday/Cyber Monday event) is 50% off our Round Metallic Elastic by Berisford.
Metallic Elastic is one of our best selling products for Christmas Crafts! Year on year our customers buy this stuff by the roll for their festive makes. 
Use it in so many creative ways to add some metallic sparkle to your Christmas Cards, Tree Decorations and festive makes this year. It comes in 4 colours (red, green, gold and silver), in 2 widths and you can choose to buy it per roll or per metre if you only need a small amount. 
For a limited time only save 50% off the RRP! Use the coupon 'ELASTIC50' at checkout to claim your discount!
And that's all for this year folks! We hope over our 4 days of offers you have enjoyed these deals. We have been absolutely blown away by the response, so we hope to come back again next year and do something similar!
For now, enjoy the deals, grab the bargains and don't forget to treat yourself in the process!
Thanks so much for reading,
Vicki
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Festive Prada Fabric Dress by Chloe

When the prada self lined stretch Crepe Fabric first arrived I was so pleased with the colour. With the festive season rapidly approaching I wanted to make a dress that would be suitable for Christmas parties. The fabric has a dark red matt right side, and then a super shiny satin wrong side. You could use either side of the fabric as your right side, or even use both sides as a way to highlight different panels or interesting construction of a pattern. To show off the fabric and the difference on both sides I knew I wanted to make a fancy party dress with a high-low hem, so that you would get flashes of the satin side, but with the deep red matt side being the right side throughout.

I found the Mccalls 6953 Sewing Pattern, which has an option for a high-low hem, and a contrast band. I altered the pattern so that it had no contrast band, but added approx. 6 inches to the shorten/lengthen lines, to make up for the length I lost by not including the bottom band. I wanted to have a dress that was suitable for quite fancy parties (now I just need to find a fancy-pants party to go to!) and didn't want to risk it being too short, after all you can always take length off, but you can't add it! I had 3m of the fabric, and the pattern calls for nearly 3m plus an extra 2m for the contrast band, so I was pushing my luck trying to add all that length and still get it all on. I pride myself in being able to fit a dress out of less than the requirements, and although there wasn't a lot left I just about managed to squeeze it on.

I washed this fabric on a normal 30 degree wash, and it washed beautifully. The fabric didn't fray much at all, and I decided to finish all my seams with just pinking shears which turned out fine. I worried that this fabric would be quite difficult to sew with, but it was super easy and stable to sew. I did use a Microtex Needle, and some Silk Pins to ensure that I didn't damage the fabric - I didn't want to put all this effort into sewing a party dress for it to get ruined. I did have to unpick a few seams here and there and the fabric has held up well to being unpicked and re-sewn (in one particular place I've probably unpicked and re-sewn the seam about 5 times and it's not at all noticeable).

I made a size 18 (I’m a size 12 RTW) based upon the finished measurements, but it came out huge everywhere apart from the waist. I sewed it up with fairly large seams, and then spent a morning fitting the bodice, with someone to help me pin the excess out. 

The dress also was more than full length (I'm 5ft 3) and the back ended up dragging on the floor, so I took approx. 5 inches off the back blending to 3 inches off the front. The skirt hem is then finished with a very narrow rolled hem (there was no way I was going to be hand sewing a hem that long!), and I've kept it super neat because it’s such a feature of the dress.

The pattern calls for the bodice to be fully lined, but seeing as this fabric is self-lined that seemed like an awful waste of time, so I used a Bias Binding finish on the neck and the arms.

I was very, very, very, careful when using an iron anywhere near this fabric, as I don't think it would handle a high heat. I used a low heat, I moved the iron constantly and didn't use steam. I haven't damaged the fabric using this method, although it does mean it took an awful long time to iron the hem as I had to go over it 4 or 5 times to get it nice and flat.

I'm super impressed with just how easily the fabric sewed up, and how stable it was. It didn't stretch or shift at all whilst sewing, and I think it has led to a really neat finish. 

I love this dress, I can't wait to wear it out at fancy-pants parties - and if I don't get invited to any of those, I’ll just be lounging around my house, perhaps with a cocktail in hand, wearing this dress because I love it so much!

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Futher Black Friday Deals

Hi everyone,
We are back on the Minerva Crafts Blog today to tell you about some more amazing deals we have for you to celebrate Black Friday this weekend in our Black Friday event!
We have looked for any over stocked products in our warehouse and are offering you some amazing deals to help clear this stock and give us room for new products in 2018! It's a win-win! Some of the deals are coupons, where you enter the coupon at checkout to receive the discount and others are already reduced on the website. And remember, if you are a Minerva Craft Club Member, you get an extra 10% off all these prices! If not, sign up today and you will instantly save an extra 10% off your first order and 10% off all orders for 12 months.
First up we have a whopping 50% off all Clover Felting Supplies. This includes felting mats, felting tools, feling wool and all the accessories on our website.
Clover products are renowed for their quality and the felting range is no exception! Some of the products in this range are already at reduced prices, and this offer gives you a further 50% off these prices so there are some amazing bargains to grab!
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'FELT50' at checkout and 50% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up we have an amazing treat for fabric lovers. Save an extra 10% on all Fat Quarter Fabric Bundles. These make amazing gifts for stitchers or are the perfect way to treat yourself. 
All bundles are included in this offer and you will see fabrics from your favourite brands such as Free Spirit, Gutermann, Rowan, Sew Easy and Tilda!
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'FQ10' at checkout and 10% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up we have another fab offer for sewists! 20% off all Cones of Sewing Thread! Cones of sewing thread always offer fantastic value, so with an extra 20% off, it really is the time to stock up your sewing rooms.
You can use cones of thread for hand sewing, on your overlocker, on industrial machines and even on your regular domestic sewing machines if you use a Cone Stand. We also have these weighted base ones from Prym too.
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'CONES20' at checkout and 20% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up we have an amazing offer on our full range of Kanban Decorative Paper Pads and Card Toppers.
These papers and toppers really are beautiful. Use them in your card making, scrapbooking and paper craft projects. The prices are already discounted on our website and for Black Friday weekend only you can save an extra 50% off these already reduced prices with the coupon 'KANBAN50'. 
That makes the topper sheets just 35p each (32p for craft club members), they were £1.59 each. And the paper pads just £3/£5 each (£2.70/£4.50 for craft club members), they were £6.99/£10.99 each.
Simply apply the coupon and checkout and your additional discount will be added!
We also wanted to remind you of our fantastic offer we have on sewing patterns. We have 50% off all Kwik Sew, New Look, Simplicity and Burda Sewing Patterns. That gives you thousands of patterns to choose from all at 50% off (60% off if you are a craft club member!)
This simple Tunic Top Sewing Pattern is our most popular sewing pattern right now and is currently on sale at just £3.47 (£3.12 for Craft Club members!)
Next up we have a fantastic price for you on our premium range of Bamboo Knitting Needles.
Bamboo knitting needles are a joy to knit with! If you have never tried them before, we are hoping this fantastic offer will tempt you. At just £1.59 per pair, these premium quality bamboo needles are an absolute steal. The equivalent branded needles retail around £9.99-£15.99 each! So stock up your knitting needle bag this weekend with this fantastic offer!
No coupon neccessary, the discount has already been applied on the website.
Next up we have another fabulous offer for Knitters! Save a huge 25% on all Pony Branded Knitting Needles and Accessories!
If you are a knitter, this deal is not to be missed! The 25% saving includes all Pony knitting needles, crochet hooks, row counters, stitch holders, cable needles and more!
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'PONY25' at checkout and 25% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up we have a great deal on gift ideas for stitchers. Save up to 20% off a beautiful selection of DMC Stitching Kits.
There are kits to make shopping bags, toys, mobiles, notebook covers, coasters, aprons, bunting and more! Each pack contains everything you need so they make great gifts, especially for those new to sewing.
The Black Friday sale prices have already been applied on the website so no need to use a coupon. Simply add to your basket!
Next up we have some gorgeous Machine Embroidery Thread Gift Sets from Mettler, that are perfect gift ideas for embroiderers. Imagine opening one of these on Christmas day! Save 25% in our Black Friday event.
There are 11 different sets to choose from, each one as gorgeous as the next. Buy them as gifts, or simply treat yourself!
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'METE25' at checkout and 25% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Our next offer is a product that will appeal to all crafters, so if you are looking for a gift idea and are unsure what to buy, this could be the perfect fit. Save 50% on our Sew Easy Flexible LED Craft Lights.
These are really handy lights to have either in your craft room or wherever you sit and craft.The colour will vary so you will receive a surprise in the post! Each light is normally priced at £20.99 and for a limited time over our Black Friday evernt weekend you pay just £10.49 each! (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
No coupon neccessary for this offer as the discount has already been applied on our website!
Next is the ultimate gift for any Knitter. The Knit Pro Symfonie Rose Interchangeable Knitting Needles Deluxe Set would make the most fabulous gift for any knitting enthustiast this Christmas. 
This deluxe needle set comes packaged in a lined faux leather box. The box contains 8 pairs of needles in sizes: 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7 & 8mm, 1 x 60cm, 80cm, 100cm and 120cm cable, 8 end caps and 4 cable keys, so that really is everything you could need to start you off in knitting on interchangeable needles.
For a limited time over Black Friday weekend you can save £27 on this kit. The regular price is £87.99, down to just £59.99! (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
No coupon neccessary for this offer as the discount has already been applied on our website!
Teach your little ones to knit with these beautiful Disney Knitting Kits in our next Black Friday event offer!
Available in Disney Princess and Mickey Mouse, each kit contains all the instructions, needles and accessories you will need, all you need to provide is the yarn!On sale at just £9.99 each, was £16.99. No coupon neccessary for this offer as the discount has already been applied on our website! And only whilst very limited stocks remain. We don't expect these to last for long!
Next up we have 20% off Prym Knitting Looms!
Prym have a fantastic range of excellent quality knitting looms for you to make a whole host of garments, socks and accessories with. They make brilliant gifts both for knitters and those who have never knit before. For a very limited time over the Minerva Crafts Black Friday event, you can save 20% off our entire range of Prym knitting looms!Simply use coupon 'LOOM20' at checkout to save 20% at checkout. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
And our last offer for you today is save an extra 30% on all Hobby and Gift Knitting Bags!
Ideal for storing your needles, patterns and yarn, these pretty gift bags carry your projects in style! Available in a beautiful range of colours and designs, so there is sure to be something to suit everyone's taste.
Some of the knitting bags in this range are already at reduced prices, and this offer gives you a further 30% off these prices so there are some amazing bargains to be had! Prices with the discount applied are as little as £9.09 or £8.18 for Minerva Craft Club members!
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'KBAG30' at checkout and 30% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
These are a couple of our favourite designs, but there are loads for you to choose from!
And that's all for today! Remember to check back tomorrow for more deals. Tomorrow will be the last day in our Black Friday and Cyber Monday event and we have some brilliant deals to share with you!
Thanks for reading,
Vicki
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Machine Stars Kit Bag Sewing Pattern Review by Sarah

Like most children, my daughter gets bored with things quickly, so a quick sew kit bag seemed like the perfect project. Before we started, she read through the Sewing Pattern instructions and thought they didn’t look too complicated. Personally, I think they could have been less wordy and more illustrative. Patterns for beginners can be quite daunting and pictures can be incredibly helpful. I was expecting a picture for every step of construction, but this wasn’t the case.

The kit bag is a really basic pattern, consisting of two equal sized rectangles. There are also pattern pieces for applique letters, to spell out KIT. 

We cut the bag out and marked onto the fabric where to leave a gap on the side seams. Once both pieces were marked, we realised the gap was marked on opposite sides. Unfortunately, the markings are incorrect with the gap placed on the wrong side on one pattern piece. Annoying but not a huge problem. 

My daughter didn’t want the appliques letters on her bag so we moved straight onto sewing it all together.

The first side seam went together no problem. The second side takes a bit more attention as you need to leave a gap for your cord later on. The instructions weren’t read too thoroughly at this point as the gap was marked on the pattern piece. 

Now the instructions say to turn your bag right side out. But they miss out the part where you need to sew the bottom edge of the bag together! Easy enough to spot if you’ve sewn before, but quite confusing for a child! I must admit I had to read through the instructions quite a few times to check I hadn’t missed it.

With the bag right side out, the instructions say to fold over the top edge twice and edgestitch it all the way round. The pictures and instructions say the gap for your cord will then be on the outside of the bag. Ours wasn’t. We went back through the instructions and realised they give you the correct measurements but the pattern pieces are marked differently. If you follow the pattern pieces as marked, as we did, you end up with the gap for your cord too high up. When you then come to folding the top edge down, the gap ends up on the inside instead of the outside. 

The instructions say to use a safety pin to thread your cord though the top of your bag. I used an elastic threader instead as they’re much easier. And so much quicker! 

After a not so straightforward sew, we ended up with a simple drawstring bag and a very satisfied little girl.

Thanks for reading,

Sarah @

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More Black Friday Deals

Hi everyone,
We are back again today to tell you about some more amazing deals we have for you to celebrate Black Friday this weekend in our Black Friday event!
We have looked for any over stocked products in our warehouse and are offering you some amazing deals to help clear this stock and give us room for new products in 2018! It's a win-win! Some of the deals are coupons, where you enter the coupon at checkout to receive the discount and others are already reduced on the website. And remember, if you are a Minerva Craft Club Member, you get an extra 10% off all these prices! If not, sign up today and you will instantly save an extra 10% off your first order and 10% off all orders for 12 months.
First up we have 30% off all Prym Plastic Snaps (including the super popular Prym-Love range). This offer really is a dressmakers dream as you can shop the huge range of colours, shapes and styles of Prym plastic poppers and save a whopping 30%. It is the first time we have ever offered a discount on this range and it will probably be the last! So it is definitely the time to add to your stash all those colours you love.
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'SNAP30' at checkout and 30% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up we have a fantastic deal for you knitters. Save an amazing 40% on the entire range of Clover Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles. Clover is a much loved brand and really do produce products of quality that are a joy to use. If you have never tried this range of circular needles before then you are in for a treat.
There are 5 different lengths to choose from and the size range covers very small needles at 2mm right the way through to chunky ones at 10mm.
To snap up the discount on this offer simply use the coupon 'CLOVER40' at checkout and 40% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up is another knitting needle offer. This time we have 30% off Knit Pro Wood Interchangeable Needles. So if you prefer interchangeable knitting needles instead of the fixed circular needles above, then this offer is for you!
These popular multi coloured needles are made from compact laminated Birchwood and provide a strong and durable finish. They are probably our most popular range of needles, we know you love the multicoloured wood!
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'KPI30' at checkout and 30% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
And one last knitting needle offer for you today. Get a whopping 50% off all our Prym Knit Pro range of Double Pointed Needles. Ideal for knittting socks!
We have 3 different lengths of needles and sizes from 2mm to 8mm for you to choose from, so whether you are knitting 2ply or chunky yarns, there will be a needle to suit your project.
To grab this bargain simply use the coupon 'PDP50' at checkout and 50% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up we have a fantastic gift idea for embroidery fans! We have 50% off the amazing Clover Turnable Embroidery Hoops. Was £39.99, now only £19.99. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
This amazing turnable embroidery hoop from Clover comes complete with the stand and can be turned a full 360 degrees. You simply attach the hoop to a table or desk and leave both hands free for easy stitching! It makes the world of difference rather than trying to hold the fabric in your hands and makes for more professional stitching too. 
No coupon neccessary on this offer, simply add the product to your basket and the discount has already been applied. Please note, this offer will only last as long as our stock, which is limited.
Next up we have up to 42% off Clover Pompom Maker Tools.
Pompoms are such a fun and colourful way to add decoration to all your festive makes this Christmas. All you need is a bit of yarn, some scissors and this nifty pompom maker and you will be churning out pompoms in no time! This pompom set from Clover is available in 4 size ranges. Each pack contains everything you need to be able to make pompoms time and time again. Using different colours and textures of yarn will give no end to your creativity. It is a fun project to get the kids involved with too!
No coupon neccessary on this offer, simply add the product to your basket as the discount has already been applied on our webiste. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
We have loads of projects on the Minerva Crafts Blog showing you different things you can make with our Clover Pompom Tools. Click herehere and here for different project ideas.
And click here for a step-by-step tutorial showing you how easy these tools are to use!
Next up we have 20% off all our Irons and Accessories. Ironing and pressing can make or break your dressmaking projects. Investing in the right tools can not only making this part of the process quicker and easier, but it can also make more enjoyable too! 
As a Black Friday special we are offering a further 20% off our full range of irons and accessories, so now is the perfect time to treat yourself.
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'IRON20' at checkout and 20% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Our next offer for you is very timely as we approach Christmas. We have a huge 40% off all our Bowtique Branded Ribbons. That's 40% off any already discounted prices! There are some real gems in this range including gorgeous colours of satin ribbon in all different widths, metallic ribbons, printed ribbons, there really is something for everyone!
Each ribbon comes supplied on a reel, so they are easy to store and keep neat in your craft rooms.
Ribbons are so useful to have in your stash. You can use them to add as a trim to your sewing and dressmaking projects, add them to greeting cards and gift wrap. Use them as hair ties, to hang Christmas decorations on and so much more!
To take advantage of this offer you will need to use the coupon 'BOW40' at checkout and 40% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Another fab offer for you next, is 25% off our range of Habico Roving Wool for Felting. These packs already offer superb value for money and come in gorgeous colour co-ordinated bundles to help putting colours together that work. The roving is made from 100% wool fibres and can be used for both needle felting or the more traditional felting used water and heat. 
You get 5 bundles of felt in each pack. The normal price is £6.99 per pack and some of the colour assortments have already been reduced to £5.99. Use the coupon 'FELTING25' at checkout and you will get an extra 25% off these prices. It really is a bargain for such beautiful quality felting wool. Plus, there is even 10% extra off for Craft Club members!
Next up today we have a whopping 20% off all our Card Making Blanks. If you make cards or are planning to this Christmas this is a super deal to stash up on the basics. There are loads of shapes, sizes and colours for you to choose from.
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'CARDS20' at checkout and 20% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up we have huge savings on our premium quality Felt Ribbon. This gorgeous ribbon is made from felt fabric and has a beautifully tactile aesthetic. Perfect for adding as a trimming on all your festive makes this Christmas. Our stocks are now limited on this ribbon and we have slashed the price to clear in our Black Friday Sale event! The price is now as little as £1.59 per metre, but only whilst our very limited stocks last. No coupon neccessary, the discount has already been applied on the website.
Next up we have a goodie for the kids! 50% off our value tubs of Christmas Glitter Glue
Glitter Glue is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to add a touch of glitter and sparkle to your handmade crafts this Christmas. It's super easy to use and really fun aswell. Each tub includes 50 glitter glue pens in an assortment of colours (red, green, gold, silver and iridescent) and for a limited time only are 50% off the RRP! Was £29.99, now only £14.99. 
No coupon neccessary, simply add to your basket as the discount has already been applied.
Next up we have some more trimmings on offer with 50% off our British Trimmings Satin Cord. These beautiful satin cords come in 2 different widths and a huge selection of colours. 
Use them in so many creative ways this christmas. Hang Decorations on your tree, wrap gifts with a decorative cord to make them extra special, use them to hang your Christmas cards upon...the ideas are endless!
Save 50% off our regular prices in our Black Friday event. Use the coupon 'CORD50' at checkout and 50% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
And lastly today we just wanted to remind you of our fantastic offer we have on sewing patterns. We have 50% off all Kwik Sew, New Look, Simplicity and Burda Sewing Patterns. That gives you thousands of patterns to choose from all at 50% off (60% off if you are a craft club member!)
We hope you are enjoyng these deals in our Black Friday event and that we have tempted you to take part in the Black Friday craze!
We will be back again tomorrow with some more deals for you so please check back again tomorrow, or sign up to our newsletter and you will be the first to hear!
Thanks for reading,
Vicki
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Q&A with Becky from Notes from the Sewing Room

Can you tell us a little bit about you and your blog?

My name’s Becky, I’m 34 years old and live in Nottinghamshire with my husband, Neil and Labrador Bentley. I’ve been sewing for about four years and am also the author of notesfromthesewingroom.wordpress.com.

I’d wanted to make my own clothes for a long time but it took me a long time to build up the courage to dive in and give it go. Looking back that seems a strange thing to say, but I’d not touched a sewing machine since I was at school (a long time ago!) and I was worried what people would think.

However, I always think if you put your mind to it and think positively you can achieve anything. So… off I went on a journey that I can honestly say has changed my life for the better.

I now make most of my own clothes and simply cannot imagine my life without sewing. It’s really become part of who I am.

I set up my blog primarily because I wanted to share my sewing experiences with other like-minded people. I also wanted to document the things I’ve created online for my own reference.

Although I’m only at the beginning of my blogging journey, I also really hope other people can read my posts and be inspired to give crafting a go.

Can you show us a photo of your crafting space?

This old photo was taken by my husband when our dining room was still our dining room – before my sewing equipment and fabric store took over completely. As the name of my blog suggests the dining room is now very much my Sewing Room! Anyone coming for dinner at our house now has to compete for space with many mounds of fabric and an over locker that rarely leaves the table!

When did you start crafting and what inspired you to start? What was your first project?

I love anything handmade. I have always wanted to make my own clothes, but I suppose I just got tired of never really finding what I wanted in the shops and being unhappy with the fit of skirts and dresses particularly.

Although I mainly make clothes, I do like to try to turn my hand to other crafts, especially at Christmas time or when there are birthdays on the horizon.

In terms of my recent craft projects, I’ve had a go at lino printing, card making, pom poms and table runners. I’m always interested in learning new skills and get really excited when I master a new craft! 

I also love to bake and faff around generally in the kitchen. I recently tried making jam at the WI I attend which was great fun, so I definitely hope to have another go at that in the future as I was pleasantly suprized how little time it took (bearing in mind I didn’t have to pick or buy the berries and other ingredients).  

What do you love most about crafting?

I find crafting really stress relieving. Before I made things I found myself worrying unnecessarily about things and stressing out about work, but now I can focus on my latest project (or projects) and I honestly believe I’m much happier for it.

I can’t believe I didn’t find my love of crafting before; I’m always encouraging friends to join me for a craft-a-noon!

Who do you make things for? 

I guess I’m quite a selfish sewer – mainly making projects for myself. However, I do love to give handmade gifts to friends and family. I like to make them something that is truly unique.

Do you have a favourite snack when crafting?

As we say in England, I am a real ‘tea belly’. I drink numerous cups of tea everyday and seem to get especially thirsty when I’m at my machine! These numerous cups of tea are often accompanied by a biscuit or cake, depending on what I have in my cupboard.

What 3 sewing or craft items/tools could you not live without?

That’s easy! I’d be completely lost without ‘Pin Dog’, my faithful pin cushion who is always at my side whenever and wherever I am sewing – at home or at one of the many courses I attend in different parts of the country. Other than that I’d say it would have to be my ruler and chalk for marking fabric.

What are your favourite fabrics to sew with and why?

I love to sew with Jersey Fabric, particularly Ponte Roma. The Coco Pattern by Tilly and the Buttons is one of my favourite patterns and I’ve made the top and dress version many times. Ponte fabric is easy to sew with as it doesn’t move around too much, plus I can achieve a professional looking finish on the inside of my jersey projects using my over locker.

What is your favourite pattern you have ever followed?

I love the Cambie Dress Pattern by Sewaholic Patterns for a few reasons. Apart from the fit and the pretty design of the dress, I enjoyed using the clear instructions and found that I got to try out a few new techniques such as the way the front of the shoulders are inserted and sewn on the inside. 

I’m a big fan of the Sewaholic designs generally. 

Another recent favourite and something new for me was the Frazer Sweatshirt. I’d not tried make a jumper with a faux collar before, but again found the step-by-step guide really informative and in the end I got a new sweatshirt I love. I only made it a few weeks ago and have worn it loads of times already.

Another one of my favourite patterns is the Agnes Top Pattern by Tilly and the Buttons. I’ve made this quite a few times and really adore it. It’s smart but casual, comfortable and easy to wear. Perfect for loads of different occasions.  

What is your favourite product on the Minerva Crafts website and what would you make with it?

There are loads of patterns and fabrics on the Mineva Crafts website I’d love to use, however, I’m a big fan of the Grainline Studio Patterns Linden Sweatshirt so as the nights are colder now I’d go for the ‘Atelier Brunette Dazzle French Terry Fabric’ to make another one of these.

I’ve never really been a sweatshirt type of person until I discovered the Linden, reading other people’s posts online I think a lot of people love this pattern just as much as me!

How many projects do you have on the go at one time?

That’s a difficult question. I always have great plans to finish one project before I start another but it doesn’t always work out that way. My imagination runs away with me and I look through my fabric stash thinking ‘I could just make a start on…’ and then I end up with a few things on my sewing table at the same time – something that drives my husband mad!  If I had to put a number on it I’d say three!

At the moment I’m working on a Sewaholic Hollyburn skirt, some PJ trousers for my husband for Christmas and some homemade Christmas cards!

Whats your favourite thing you have ever made?

This is really hard to answer, because I really enjoy wearing so many of the things I’ve made. 

Possible contenders are the Sewaholic Cambie Dress.

Or the Simple Sew Patterns Ruby Dress with added sleeves. I also made the Ruby Dress last year for a Christmas party out of a gorgeous midnight blue shiny material.

Another recent contender would also be my mustard Sienna Dress by Simple Sew Patterns. I’ve had lots of wear out of this so far. I made it out of a lovely peachskin fabric with flamingos on it.

Do you watch TV or listen to music while you craft?

I never thought I’d say this but I’ve developed a real thing for Country music. We went to Texas early this year and listened to the local music stations a lot when we were away. Since then I’ve rarely had anything else on my Spotify stream. Music, much like crafting, makes me happy.

Do you follow other blogs? If so which blogs?

I enjoy googling sewing projects before I start to find inspiration from tweaks people have made to patterns I’m using and fabrics people have used to create their projects. Some of my faviourites to look at are The Crafty Pin Up, Tilly and the Buttons and Lauren’s blog from Gutherie and Gharni.

Do you have any advice for new bloggers?

Just give it a go! I’ve not been blogging for long but I kind of wish, much like sewing, I had started earlier. It gives you a platform to interact with other crafty people and gives you a personal way of sharing your sewing journey with others.

Could you sum yourself up as a crafter in 3 words?

Hhhmmmm. I’d say creative, enthusiastic and resourceful. I recently started to upcycle a few bits and pieces which is fun.

What are your crafting ambitions?

Just to keep learning and developing. In the grand scheme of things I’m still new to crafting, I started about four years ago, so I’m always looking to pick up new skills. I’m a great believer in you never stop learning if you want to!Have you a favourite tip or trick to share with our readers? 

Just take your time with your projects. I’ve learnt the hard way; sewing when I’m tired, making mistakes and launching into projects without fully understanding the instructions. However, I’ve tried to learn from my mistakes – although, like most people, I still encounter a few hick-ups every now and then!

What would you say to anyone looking to start a new craft?

Give it a go and don’t worry what other people will think. I’m always trying to encourage friends to get crafty because I can honestly say that it’s one of the best things I ever got involved in.

How can we keep up-to-date with your latest sewing and craft projects?

Apart from my blog, Notes from the Sewing Room - you can also find me on Instagram.

Thanks for reading,

Becky

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Black Friday Deals!

Hi everyone,
We have some amazing deals for you this weekend to celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 
We have looked for any over stocked products in our warehouse and are offering you some amazing deals to help clear this stock and give us room for new products in 2018! It's a win-win!
Some of the deals are coupons, where you enter the coupon at checkout to receive the discount and others are already reduced on the website.
And remember, if you are a Minerva Craft Club Member, you get an extra 10% off all these prices! If not, sign up today and you will instantly save an extra 10% off your first order and 10% off all orders for 12 months.
First up we have 50% off all Kwik Sew, New Look, Simplicity and Burda Sewing Patterns. That gives you thousands of patterns to choose from all at 50% off (60% off if you are a craft club member!)
Next we have 50% off our range of Craft Factory Beads. There are some real beauties in this range, plus lots of basics, so whether you are a jewellery maker, sewist, embroiderer or all round crafter, it's a great time to stock up. 
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'BEADS50' at checkout and 50% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up we have 25% off Craft Bells. So perfect for those Christmas crafting projects you are working on. They are also lovely to add to ribbons on gift wrap as an extra special, festive touch!
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'BELLS25' at checkout and 25% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up we have 50% off U Can Du Fabric Paints. These fabric paints are really easy to use, simply draw with them like you would a pen. They come in lots of colours and finishes, choose from glitter, glow in the dark, neon, pearl, slick and sparkler. The normal price is £1.59 each, so for a limited time you can get them for just 80p each (64p each if you are a Craft Club member!)
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'FP50' at checkout and 50% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
The next offer we have is 30% off Impex Stretch Sequin Trimings. These are another great way to decorate your Christmas crafting projects this year. Available in lots of widths, per metre or per roll and in every colour of the rainbow! Sprinkle some sparkle all over your festive makes this Christmas!
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'SEQUIN30' at checkout and 30% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
We have a great deal on some value packs of Safety Pins next. Safety pins always come in handy! We have a limited amount of these huge value packs of safety pins that are fantastic quality and ideal for your sewing and quilting projects (and just for all those pesky jobs around the house). Each pack contains 150 safety pins for just £2.99 (usual price £4.89). Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members.
Only whilsts stocks last on these. No code neccessary - the discount has already been applied on the website.
Next up we have 30% off all our Felt Shapes. These felt shapes are so beautiful and are all individually handmade. We have lots of designs for you to choose from. There is a whole range of Christmas shapes like these Santa's...
And then we have a whole range of other shapes such as hearts, flowers and round balls, like these...
To take advantage of this offer, you will need to use the coupon 'FELTSHAPES' at checkout and 30% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
The next deal we have for you would make a beautiful gift for a sewist. Imagine opening one of these Mettler Sewing Thread Gift Packs on Christmas day. We are offering a whopping 25% off these for our Black Friday event, so it's the perfect time to buy as a gift, or really just to treat yourself!
To take advantage of this offer, you will need to use the coupon 'METTLERSEW' at checkout and 25% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up we have another gift idea for sewists. This time it is our Toy Making Sewing Kits! These kits are super fun to make and ideal for children who are learning to sew. For Black Friday we are offering 20% off all these kits!
See the complete range of designs here, there are teddy bears, pandas, hedgehogs, foxes, lions, rabbits, owls, dogs, dolphins, chimps...practically every animal you can think of!
Fiona from the Sewing Directory wrote a review of the Panda Kit on the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network. Follow this link to read all about the making of the panda toy and see finished pictures.
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'TOY20' at checkout and 20% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up we have 30% off our entire range of Friendship Bracelet Making tools and supplies. These are great fun for the kids (and adults too!) We have bracelet maker kits, thread sets (which are also great for hand embroidery too), mini kits and how-to books. Prices range from small stocking filler kits at £3.19, through to huge value packs of threads at £23.99...all of which you can get 30% off this weekend.
Samantha from the Creaternoon Teas wrote a review of the Friendship Bracelet Maker Tool on the Minerva Crafts Blog. Follow this link to read all about this tool and see finished pictures of the bracelets they made.
For this offer you will need to use the coupon 'FRIEND30' at checkout and 30% will be deducted off the price. (Plus an extra 10% off for Craft Club members).
Next up is a fantastic offer for anyone looking to organise their sewing stash more effectively. We have 20% off all Sewing Storage. That's 20% off all sewing boxes, bags, cases, caskets, trolleys, machine bags, spool racks, stools, thread boxes, thread towers and tins. There is so much to choose from you will be spoilt for choice!
Many of the products in this range are already discounted - you get a further 30% off these discounted prices, plus an extra 10% off that if you are a Minerva Craft Club member. If you are in the market for some sewing storage this really is a deal not to be missed!
Next up we have these handy Sewing Kits on sale. An ideal stocking filler at just £3.99 (price was £5.99).
These super handy sewing kits are a perfect starter kit for sewing newbies! They contain many of the basic items you will need to start you on your sewing journey, plus they wont break the bank! They are also ideal for taking on your travels as they are light and compact. You will always be prepared for that pesky hem unravelling or a button falling off your favourite blouse!
Only whilsts stocks last on these. No code neccessary - the discount has already been applied on the website.
Next up we have 50% off the Knit Pro Pompom Maker Tools. Pompoms are such a fun and colourful way to add decoration to all your festive makes this Christmas. All you need is a bit of yarn, some scissors and this nifty pompom maker and you will be churning out pompoms in no time! This pompom set from Knit Pro contains everything you need to be able to make 4 different sizes of pompom time and time again. Using different colours and textures of yarn will give no end to your creativity. It is a fun project to get the kids involved with too!
These pompom tools are 50% off for a limited time only. Was £9.99, now only £4.99. No coupon neccessary, simply add to your basket.
And lastly today we have a fantastic offer for you on Embroidery Thread Gift Sets. Hand embroidery is a huge trend right now, whether you are looking to embroider jeans, dresses, coats, bags, accessories or even home furnishings, these beautiful gift sets of embroidery thread are the perfect place to start. As a Black Friday special, we have some great prices for you on our top selling thread sets. The perfect gift for any stitcher this year!
No coupon neccessary, simply click the link below to shop the deals!
And that's all for today! Remember to check back all this weekend as we will have new offers for you every day. Please sign up to our newsletter if you haven't already and you will be the first to hear about all our amazing deals!
Thanks for reading,
Vicki

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