Some time back we flagged up the Mad Men dress course run by Lisa Comfort. Since then, she has produced a first book of crafting ideas, with Sew Over It Vintage also on the racks soon.
John Lewis has got some great retro prints at the moment, not least the 1950s-influenced Connections pattern. Keen crafters will be pleased to know that they've used the print across a range of craft accessories.
The bold pattern makes a nice change from the chintzy designs that are often used such traditional items such as the sewing basket pictured. The range also includes a sewing case, pin cushion, craft bag and knitting needle roll. In fact, all that's needed to inspire a spot of making over the winter months.
Prices range from £6 up to £35, with the basket pictured costing £20.
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