Craft (Grown-Ups)

Regular blog readers will be aware that I have always been keen about sewing and crafting. Over the past couple of years, I have particularly enjoyed working with a number of fabrics based on Cheryl Orsini’s beautiful illustrations. 

This page highlights some of the craft items I have made based on my books, as well as others I am  working on. If you like anything you see and want more details about how to make it, please don’t hesitate to write to me via the Contact form. Over the next couple of months, I plan to add more items to this page. 

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Order garments and other items with the pattern pieces custom preprinted onto the fabric from Sprout Patterns. A Sprout/Spoonflower promotion will be featuring our books soon. 


HOW TO MAKE A MRS MANCINI BOOK BAG (Free download)

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When I give away copies of my books as presents, I love to make a special bag to fit it perfectly. People seem to love the bags almost as much as the books, and they are unbelievably simple to sew. These fabric bags are much nicer and more useful than paper wrapping or gift bags, and would be an excellent first machine sewing project for a child learning to sew.

The instructions are in two sizes: one for The Tales of Mrs Mancini and one for The Fairy Dancers, and of course, you can easily adapt them to suit whatever book you are giving away as a present. 

Have fun sewing, and please post copies of your work to myMrs Mancini and Fairy Dancers Pinterest boards

DOWNLOAD YOUR MRS MANCINI BOOK BAG PATTERN HERE


For children’s craft activities and party favours, please visit the Makerspace tab.

More craft items based on my books can be seen on myMrs Mancini and Fairy Dancers Pinterest boards

The gallery photos below link direct to Sprout or Spoonflower as noted.

© Natalie Jane Prior 2017