Creative Tutorials

I have a range of creative tutorials (many of which are available on my YouTube channel and you can subscribe for free so that you’ll be notified when there are new videos). I have grouped these tutorials and videos into different categories:

  1. Paper Piecing Tutorials
    You can read a bit more about the term ‘Paper Piecing’ (with written/visual tutorials) here:
    You can read a bit more about the term ‘Focus Cutting’ (with written/visual tutorials) here:
    You can watch the Video tutorials for Paper Piecing and ‘Focus Cutting’ here:
    Please note that in existing videos I use the term ‘Fussy Cutting’ and ‘English Paper Piecing’ – both of these terms are terms I no longer use and future videos will not use them.

  2. ‘It’s a Cinch’ zipped pouch tutorial
    This is a free tutorial and there are written/visual instructions that can be found here:
    There is also a free video tutorial to accompany the written instructions and that video can be found here:

  3. #sewingspotlightsunday
    The #sewingspotlightsunday video series started because, as a fabric connoisseur, I know how frustrating it can be to see a fabric that you absolutely love online but when it arrives you see that the motif size isn’t going to work for your project after all. This video series offers an in-depth look at fabrics, their motif sizes, the threads that would match, ideas for focus cutting and ideas for sewing projects with that collection. The hope is that you will then feel more informed about the fabric collection and whether it will work for the project you have in mind! I also look at new threads and new sewing gadgets with the same aim of offering you an in-depth look at new sewing goodies before you buy them.
  4. The ‘Make, Create, Play’ series explores different hand-based, creative activities which are suitable for all ages within the home environment. The videos focus on different techniques for creating marks, lines, designs, textures, patterns and having fun through creative activities with our hands. You can watch the videos as a whole, keep the videos running in the background as you create alongside them, pause the videos and return to them at a point that works for you or skip to the specific times/sections to focus in on the different ideas/techniques!

These videos include:

Making a paper cut and collage fish.

Jackson Pollock inspired mark making using marbles and paint.

Kandinsky inspired circle painting and printing.

Anni Albers inspired paper weaving.

Abstract painting with sponges.