The theme of this issue is back to school; it’s that time of year to get organised for school or work and a great excuse to treat yourself to new essentials. Every day is a school day and it’s never too late to pick up new crafty skills! With that in mind, we have a plethora of amazing projects jam-packed into issue two – including a fantastic satchel bag, a stunning Persinette cable cushion and a selection of papercrafting projects from yours truly! Turn to page 32 to see how I transform a snowflake die into floral elements for all occasion cards.

Our sewing Designer of the Month is none other than Elisalex of By Hand London, you may know her from her regular column in Love Sewing magazine. This month, grab the stylish Tamzin dress pattern (as seen on the cover) for free by upgrading to CraftWorld Premium during August 2021. We’re shining our yarn spotlight on Lana Jois, a specialist in beautifully intricate lace knits. Lana shares her top tips for creating neat lace patterns – premium members can grab two exclusive patterns for free this month.

Don’t forget to pop over to CraftWorld to find more amazing masterclasses, templates and downloads, shopping offers, inspiring patterns, giveaways and more freebies than you can shake a stick at! Keep us in the loop with what you’re making and upload and tag your projects with #craftworldmagazine so we can interact with you! You never know, your next make might be on the pages of issue 3!

Missed issue 1? Go back and read our first edition here.