Amber Makes was set up by two friends, Amy and Rebecca who wanted to use their skills and passions to create unique sewing kits featuring beautiful prints and illustrations with clear concise instructions.

Luckily, they have different but very complimentary skills as Rebecca can sew and Amy can draw. They realised that together they could create great quality designs and kits that you really want and, equally important, that really work.

Amber Makes Sewing Block of the Month is a series of twelve panels all featuring different sewing related items and using a variety of sewing techniques so you can create and learn as you go. Collect and make them all to piece into a beautiful quilt when they’re finished. Each panel includes all the fabric needed to make the Block, an illustrated version of the block, and a bonus mini project too!

Sewing Machine

Block 1 - The Sewing Machine

The Sewing Machine Block uses simple piecing with some added decoration for a realistic finish. Make the Bits and Bobbins case to store your accessories and use the illustrated panel to make a made-to-measure cover for your Sewing Machine. The perfect set!

Block 2 - Hoop Art Block

Learn embroidery with the Hoop Art Block featuring some simple embroidery with a little added appliqué. Make the matching Needlecase to organise and store all your embroidery needles then use the illustrated panel to create a fabric case to store your projects.

Block 3 - Spools of Thread

Create a trio of thread spools with this easy to piece panel, including appliqué needles to decorate. Make the matching Thread Spool Case to keep your needle, thread and mini scissors to hand then use the illustrated panel to make the Store-It Tote Bag.

Block 4 - Cut Once

Learn Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) with this Cut Once Block featuring a pair of scissors– the essential part of your sewing kit. The panel contains all the fabric you need and the pieces to make the matching scissors case too.

Block 5 - Star Block

Create a miniature patchwork Star block, complete with its own wood effect frame – in fabric of course! Make the matching Storage Pod to keep all your little sewing items safe or an ideal thread catcher then use the illustrated panel to make a stunning Medallion Quilt.

Block 6 - Kaleidoscope EPP

Learn English Paper Piecing (EPP) with this Kaleidoscope design as you sew all the pieces together to create a perfectly matching pattern.

Block 7 - My Sewing Basket

My Sewing Basket uses simple piecing to make the basket with some added appliqué sewing supplies to put inside for a realistic finish.

Block 8 - Dresden Plate

Learn how to make the classic Dresden Plate Block in sewing notion prints, with a sewing machine featured in the centre.

Block 9 - Press Flat

Try padded appliqué with this iron motif – one of the most essential items in our sewing kit. Make eight matching fabric Pattern Weights then use the illustrated panel to make a peg bag with an oval opening and handy shoulder strap.

Block 10 - But First Tea.

But First Tea uses simple piecing to make this pretty teapot with matching teacup and featuring three-dimensional handles to add a little detail. Make the set of four teacup coasters to pop your cup of tea on then use the illustrated panel to make a matching tea cosy.