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  • Lightweight gents jacket

    A casual gents jacket

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    Let me walk you through my latest sewing project, a casual gents jacket which is perfect for spring/summer. …

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  • How to upcycle kitchen chairs

    How to upcycle kitchen chairs

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    How to upcycle kitchen chairs to create a shaby-chic look whilst also making them child friendly. I suggest which…

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  • DIY Whiteboard - Frame, Fabric & dry eraser pens

    DIY whiteboard

    Make your own whiteboard in minutes from a picture frame with a fabric backing. It takes minutes to…

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  • Girls playsuit project by Matt Chapple, winner of the Great British Sewing Bee

    Oh-so playful playsuit

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    Every girls needs a playsuit this summer, instead of buying one why not give this simple playsuit pattern a…

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  • Sewing a mans shirt by Matt Chapple

    Stitching a mans shirt

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    It’s time to test out my self drafted shirt pattern, armed with a stripped shirting fabric I set to…

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  • DIY T-shirt alteration - upcycle an old t-shirt into a unique top

    T-shirt DIY

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    Alteration challenges!! I thought they were in the past….apparently not. I’m set a t-shirt alteration in 60 mins, what…

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  • Cool kids crafts: Textured ice cream picture using material and wool

    Cool kids crafts idea: ‘Fabric’ated ice cream

    Create a cool ice cream picture from a selection of fabric and wool. Apply the technique to any…

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  • Golf trousers: How's that for pattern matching?

    A very bold pair of tartan golf trousers

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    Just in time for our annual golf weekend I make a pair of very bright golfing trousers using a…

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  • Drawing round the shirt pieces to create a personalised pattern

    Make a personalised pattern

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    Matt shows you how to turn an old item of clothing into a personalised pattern which can be re-made…

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  • Finished cargo trousers

    Making boys cargo trousers

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    Matt test drives an Oliver + S cargo trouser pattern in a quirky camouflage material perfect for a mini…

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