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Sew simple

Get organised all year round with this perpetual fabric calendar

A calendar is always handy to have around the house in order to keep track of dates, appointments, invites and more. Make sure you’re never left without one with this perpetual fabric calendar, which can be used over and over again.

Photos Lizzie Orme

1 Begin by making the bottom pocket. Cut a 33cm x 24cm piece of green cotton fabric and fold it in half to make one 33cm x 12cm rectangle. Place this to one side. Download and print the Painted Swallow design from Urban Threads and transfer it to a piece of calico fabric. Place the calico in an embroidery hoop and work over the design with an embroidery needle and thread. Once finished, cut around the outside of the design and pin it to the middle of the green fabric, then machine top stitch around the edge.

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Happy New Year! I hope you had a great time over Christmas. Is it just me or does your home feel a little sad once you’ve taken the decorations down after the festive season has ended? Never mind though, as we’ve got some great ideas to freshen it up for the year ahead, from chic ways to use this season’s latest pastel shades in your home (p.20), to some budget-conscious buys for revamping your kitchen (p.50), plus some elegant ideas for creating a classic, timeless bathroom scheme (p.56). And if your hallway is in need of a little TLC, then check out our brilliant makeovers to see how three readers have transformed theirs with some clever design tricks I know you’ll want to steal (p24). One of the most common problems we all face is not having enough space, so we’ve put together an 8-page special packed with savvy storage solutions and creative ideas to stretch your space and make your home feel bigger, tidier and more streamlined (p.36). If you’re putting your house on the market this year, make sure you read George Clarke’s expert advice for playing the property game (p.111) and turn to page 106 to find out about the latest alternative ways to sell your home. Learning a new skill is certainly on my New Year’s resolution list, and if it’s on yours too, then take a look at our pick of the best courses to try, from sewing to gardening, DIY to cookery, you’re sure to find one that inspires you.
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