Welcome to issue 26 of CraftWorld Magazine, the only magazine dedicated to bringing free inspiration to sewists, papercrafters, knitters and crocheters every single month!

This issue is packed with projects you’ll love to make, including festive inspiration with our Believe in the Magic of Christmas makes (page 8), a presser foot masterclass on page 22, gorgeous knitted gift bags (page 25), some beautiful die-cutting designs (page 42) and a stunning Chevron blanket (page 38). We have makes for all skill levels, each one designed to add colour to your style or the perfect seasonal element to your cards.

If you’d rather just sit back with a cup of tea and a slice of cake and have a good read, there’s plenty to choose from too. I loved reading about the Sewing Bee winner (page 45) and don’t miss out on our daily dose of happiness feature on page 50 that takes you through the science and mindfulness of knitting.

I hope you enjoy this issue, and if you do, please share it with your friends!
Happy crafting,
Jasper x

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Inside this issue...


You’ve Got Mail
Katie’s fabulous festive cards showcase how much you can achieve with Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 247’s Believe in Magic set

Sweet Decorations
Use any colours from your stash to hook up these fun and sweet decs

Joyful Gift Bags
Why not make these fun reusable gift bags for someone special, or set them out for stocking fillers on Christmas Eve?

Floral Bloom Bucket Pouch
This floral bucket pouch is the perfect hold-all for your summer adventures

Pretty Puffed Chevron Blanket
A simple repeating pattern and a bright but sophisticated palette present the ideal blanket to make for crocheters of all levels

Delightful Décor
Your Christmas Cheer die is perfect for creating off-the-page items such as gift bags, decorations & more! Ruth shows us how

Scenic Cards
Who better than Amanda to teach us how to get the most from the Two Red Robins Premium Magazine’s die set?

Pretty in Pink
Dig into your stash and add a few little extras to create cards with a musical note


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Flutter On By
Get to grips with this fabulous presser foot, so you can go the extra mile when working with layered projects

Interview With Tara Cardwell
Team CWM had a catch-up with Tara Cardwell and we were absolutely delighted to fi nd out about her story and creative experiences

The Great British Sewing Bee – The Winner
We’re delighted to bring you an exclusive look at the winner of The Great British Sewing Bee and her story

Daily Dose of Happiness
This month, yarn designer, registered NHS and private dietitian Alison takes us behind the science of why crafting makes us happy!

Princess Seams
Get a great fit and a flawless finish – Amy shows you how to sew princess seams with confidence