Welcome to issue 28 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 Joy to the World makes (page 8), an amazing Nativity scene on page 35, Lily Fletcher’s beautiful festive bells makes (page 42) and a truly awe-inspiring Christmas tree box on page 56. For all you crochet lovers, there’s a gorgeous dove design on page 45, and don’t miss out on our sewing pattern hacks on page 50.

If you’d rather 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 discovering the secrets of pantomime costume making (page 15) and learning about Christine Young, the owner of Paper Nest Dolls, on page 31.

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

Happy crafting,

Jasper x

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Joy to the World
Get creative this Christmas and combine inky techniques with Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 249’s expert advice

Coffee House Kawaii Toys
Aren’t these amigurumi makes adorable? They’re the perfect way to add some quirky summer cheer to your home

On a Starry Night
Celebrate the meaning of Christmas with this adorable Nativity scene, the perfect make to bring out year after year

Seasonal Cheer
Ring out the bells this Christmas with these beautiful dies from Crafter’s Companion

Delicate Dove
Ready to move your crochet onto the next level? Make it happen with this gorgeous bird

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Create an awe-inspiring Christmas Tree box if you want to create a bold statement

Honeycomb Hats
Let your creativity snowball as you craft these irresistibly cute winter wonders!

Bright Ideas
Create stylish cards for men using lantern-themed stamps, stencils and inky techniques

Inspiring reads

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Lights, Camera, Action!
Michelle Rowley chats with pantomime costume maker Dan Smith to discover the secrets of sewing the biggest and boldest costumes on stage

Amazing Lace
Blend the elegance of a classic button-front dress with the playful energy of a pleated skirt

Tea & Chat
We sit down with the talented Tommy Adams to chat crochet

Interview with Christine Young
Team CWM caught up with the passionate woman behind one of papercrafting’s most inspiring US brands – Paper Nest Dolls

Pattern Hacking
Claire-Louise Hardie, AKA The Thrifty Stitcher, shares her tips and tricks for hacking a top pattern into a new style