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  • Craft a one-of-a-kind quilt from t-shirts to preserve memories, celebrate a graduation, or send off a graduate to college.

    How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

    How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

    by QuiltFinger75

  • No need to make fingerless gloves when you can kitchen gloves to produce gloves which have fingers and thumbs. This step by step Free Tutorial will guide you every step of the way.

    How to Make Wet Felted Gloves With Fingers

    How to Make Wet Felted Gloves With Fingers

    by Sally Gulbrandsen45

  • This seamless wet felted spiral bag tutorial has been designed to be used by the more advanced felt maker. Cost is minimal as botany waste wool is used together with washed and carded shetland wool.

    How to Make a Wet Felted Spiral Bag

    How to Make a Wet Felted Spiral Bag

    by Sally Gulbrandsen26

  • Through my recent experience of dealing with what seemed like a problematic sewing machine, I want to help others who may be having similar problems with their machines. It can be frustrating to have a sewing machine that one minute is working fine...

    DIY: Fix a Broken Sewing Machine

    DIY: Fix a Broken Sewing Machine

    by Jamie Brock26

  • This simple easy to follow step by step felting tutorial takes a modern approach to the age old art of making felt. A tumble dryer a balloon and a palm sander are utilized to speed up the process.

    How to Make a Wet Felted Bird Pod

    How to Make a Wet Felted Bird Pod

    by Sally Gulbrandsen43

  • Play and fun are two essential ingredients for introducing creative fun for children. Add a ball, some wool fibers, hot soapy water and you have found the perfect craft project for a child to do.

    How to Wet Felt a Hat on a Ball

    How to Wet Felt a Hat on a Ball

    by Sally Gulbrandsen24

  • Waste Merino wool roving, party balloons and a tumble dryer were used to create these wet felted coin purses. Waste pieces of recycled merino wool were blended together to make these cute purses.

    How to Make Wet Felted Coin Purses: A Free Tutorial

    How to Make Wet Felted Coin Purses: A Free Tutorial

    by Sally Gulbrandsen42

  • Learn how to knit a Santa doll with this pattern. The instructions are aimed at the absolute beginner, but the craft is quirky enough to make you want to knit one for a friend or as a gift. It's a quick knit using chunky yarn and most of the sewing up is done on the outside—yes, the outside.

    How to Knit a Santa Doll (With Pattern)

    How to Knit a Santa Doll (With Pattern)

    by Sue Payn0

  • Upcycle your old Ugg boots with tie-dye. Tie-dye Ugg boots tutorial using Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye.

    How to Tie-Dye Ugg Boots

    How to Tie-Dye Ugg Boots

    by KA Hanna32

  • This table runner features mock cables, some lace, and petal details in columns of different designs that will look great in any room, and at any occasion. This is a fun knit with beautiful results!

    Free Knitting Pattern:  Lace & Cables Table Runner

    Free Knitting Pattern: Lace & Cables Table Runner

    by Donna Herron13

  • Learn how to make this 3D handcrafted felt Tulip using a wire frame and a little Merino wool roving. This step by step tutorial combines nature with felting to make it very simple to follow.

    How to Make a Wet Felted Tulip

    How to Make a Wet Felted Tulip

    by Sally Gulbrandsen44

  • Fabric pumpkins are a popular decoration during Halloween and Thanksgiving, but can be expensive to buy. But you can easily make them yourself and create your own stacked pumpkin topiary. This tutorial shares all the steps and includes ideas for decorating and building a stacked pumpkin decoration.

    How to Make a Fabric Pumpkin Topiary

    How to Make a Fabric Pumpkin Topiary

    by Donna Herron6

  • These bags are super cute and super easy to make with absolutely no sewing required. If you can do some very simple folding and tie a common knot, you can make these cute bags. A child could do it.

    DIY: How to Make A Super Cute Bag Without Sewing

    DIY: How to Make A Super Cute Bag Without Sewing

    by Rebecca Young19

  • Put an embroidery hoop to new use by creating a wall pocket wreath to display cheery flowers in your home! This wreath can be hung on the wall, displayed on the front door, or placed on a mantle. This is an easy project that just uses a hoop, some fabric, artificial flowers, and glue.

    DIY a No-Sew Wall Pocket Wreath With Flowers

    DIY a No-Sew Wall Pocket Wreath With Flowers

    by Donna Herron10

  • Linen pillowcases are expensive, but you can make your own quite cheaply. Here are two projects that require minimal sewing skills, and take very little time.

    Make Your Own Linen Pillowcases

    Make Your Own Linen Pillowcases

    by Dolores Monet9

  • Learn how to felt a tiny coin purse using polystyrene balls. Needle/wet felting techniques are used to create the purse. Finally, a tiny arched metal frame is sewn on to add the perfect touch.

    How to Make Tiny Polka Dot Wet-Felted Coin Purses

    How to Make Tiny Polka Dot Wet-Felted Coin Purses

    by Sally Gulbrandsen102

  • This article will quickly and easily teach someone with basic sewing skills to make their own mask at home.

    How to Make a Mask at Home

    How to Make a Mask at Home

    by Justine Nalbach2

  • How to crochet baby booties, diaper cover, and baby hat, including tips on how to customize your baby outfit to create cute looks.

    Crochet Baby Outfit

    Crochet Baby Outfit

    by Samantha Harris39

  • A list of 16 types of quilts, along with photo examples and brief descriptions.

    Types of Quilts

    Types of Quilts

    by Claudia Mitchell4

  • Whether you want to keep hair strands out of your dive mask, protect your hair from tangles, or limit the water that gets in your hair, a scuba hood is easy to make. This can be an alternative to a traditional swimming cap, too.

    How to Make a Scuba Hood or Diving Snood

    How to Make a Scuba Hood or Diving Snood

    by The Sampsons0

  • Check out 40+ outstanding yarn crafts for kids, teenagers, and adults. These craft project ideas using yarn include snowmen, Santa, trees, angels, dream catchers, weaving art, Christmas and Halloween ornaments, Easter crafts, and more!

    47 Outstanding Yarn Craft Ideas

    47 Outstanding Yarn Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer6

  • In November 2019, members of the Albany Spinners worked together over two days to spin freshly shorn fleece and knit a garment as part of the Ewe to You Challenge. Learn all about this Australian event as well as sheep shearing, spinning, knitting, and more.

    Ewe to You 2019: From Sheep Shearing to Knitting

    Ewe to You 2019: From Sheep Shearing to Knitting

    by Nan Hewitt2

  • Learn how to wet felt a 3D Pansy using a wire frame. This method uses beading wire and a few merino wool fibres to create a very realistic pansy.

    How to Make a Wet Felted Pansy

    How to Make a Wet Felted Pansy

    by Sally Gulbrandsen41

  • If you are thinking about taking up quilting as a new hobby, here are 10 tips that will help you avoid some common mistakes that beginners, and some experts, often make.

    10 Quilting Tips for Beginners

    10 Quilting Tips for Beginners

    by Claudia Mitchell9

  • I designed these textured fingerless mitts because I wanted a pair with an interesting design on the back of the hand, but fit snugly around the cuff and was comfortable to wear for everyday use. Perfect for showing off the different colors in variegated or handpainted yarns!

    Free Knitting Pattern: Textured Fingerless Gloves or Mitts

    Free Knitting Pattern: Textured Fingerless Gloves or Mitts

    by Donna Herron35

  • The process of making felt boots has been over complicated. This master class serves to demystify the whole process by providing a free template and helpful resources to enable the best end result.

    Wet Felted Boots Master Class Tutorial

    Wet Felted Boots Master Class Tutorial

    by Sally Gulbrandsen48

  • Gorgeous handcrafted gifts can be made from covering soap bars with merino wool fibers. Personalize them by adding a label and turn them into profit at craft fairs or sell them in your Etsy store.

    How to Make Wet Felted Soaps Using a Tumble Dryer

    How to Make Wet Felted Soaps Using a Tumble Dryer

    by Sally Gulbrandsen50

  • By cleaning and framing your finished needlework projects yourself, you ensure they are properly framed and cared for, and save a lot of money on professional framing!

    How to Frame Your Cross Stitch

    How to Frame Your Cross Stitch

    by Kymberly Fergusson34

  • Learn how to Nuno felt a baby girl's circle jacket using merino wool roving and pure silk fabric. This delightful baby jacket is soft and crinkly with a lightweight texture perfect for a newborn.

    How to Make a Baby Girl's 'Nuno' Felted Circle Jacket

    How to Make a Baby Girl's 'Nuno' Felted Circle Jacket

    by Sally Gulbrandsen18

  • Use a Moët and Chandon top hat-shaped ice bucket to shape the top hat made in this wet-felting tutorial. The end result is as good, if not better, than a hat created using an expensive vintage wooden hat block.

    How to Wet-Felt a Double Brimmed Top Hat

    How to Wet-Felt a Double Brimmed Top Hat

    by Sally Gulbrandsen14

  • Carding with a drum carder gives one the ability to produce wonderful art batts at reduced prices. The Classic drum carder makes it very easy to wash and process wool at home with stunning results.

    How to Wet Felt a Hat on a Multi-Way Bell Hat Shaper

    How to Wet Felt a Hat on a Multi-Way Bell Hat Shaper

    by Sally Gulbrandsen20

  • I made a Wembley Fraggle Costume several years ago and it turned out AWESOME. This article will walk you through the steps to make your own Fraggle Rock Halloween Costume.

    How To Make A Wembley Fraggle Rock Costume

    How To Make A Wembley Fraggle Rock Costume

    by Shay Marie24

  • This robin is quick to make and is suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters. I am delivering this tutorial using text, photos and videos. The robin's colours may be easily changed to those of a cardinal.

    How to Knit a Robin Doll (With Pattern)

    How to Knit a Robin Doll (With Pattern)

    by Sue Payn0

  • Mug rugs are those cute little quilts that are a cross between a miniature placemat and a coaster. Quick and fun to make, follow this easy pattern and step-by-step photo guide to make your very own mug rug.

    How to Make a Mug Rug

    How to Make a Mug Rug

    by Claudia Mitchell34

  • How to use a needle felting tool with additional woollen fibers to rectify problems such as thin spots which can occur during Wet Felting. Helpful tips, images and techniques are shared here.

    Wet Felting and What to Do When Things Go Wrong?

    Wet Felting and What to Do When Things Go Wrong?

    by Sally Gulbrandsen44

  • How to make wet felted boots with recycled wool felt and scrap veg tanned leather pieces. The end result is an adorable pair of felt boots which can be worn inside and outside the home.

    How to Make Wet Felted Boots With Leather Soles

    How to Make Wet Felted Boots With Leather Soles

    by Sally Gulbrandsen8

  • If you own a mini crib, most likely the Alma Mini Crib, you have found out that there is only one crib sheet available on the market. It is organic, but it it’s only plain white and kind of pricey. Here are easy, step-by-step directions on how to...

    How to Sew Mini Crib Sheets (Easy With Pictures)

    How to Sew Mini Crib Sheets (Easy With Pictures)

    by GenevieveStevens70

  • You can sew a hair turban from a bath towel, two hand towels, terry fabric, or a stretchy micro-fabric. It packs easily for travel for accommodations that only provide one bath towel per person.

    How to Make a Hair Turban to Dry Your Hair

    How to Make a Hair Turban to Dry Your Hair

    by The Sampsons0

  • Over my years of knitting, I've discovered an easy and safe way to block most of my knitting projects. I hope these hints answer some of the questions that most people face when blocking, explain the different methods, and offer some suggestions on the best technique to finish your favorite knitwear.

    Knitting Hints:  A Simple Guide to Blocking

    Knitting Hints: A Simple Guide to Blocking

    by Donna Herron17

  • This free felting tutorial delivers on every level. Learn how to make delicate, wispy, 4D wet-felted flowers with edging made of mohair knitting yarn. It's fun and it's so very easy.

    How to Make a 4D Wet-Felted Flower

    How to Make a 4D Wet-Felted Flower

    by Sally Gulbrandsen27

  • Learn how to transform a plain tall vase with these simple step by step wet felting instructions. It is guaranteed to become a talking point when it becomes a stunning piece of decorative art.

    How to Wet Felt Over a Vase

    How to Wet Felt Over a Vase

    by Sally Gulbrandsen14

  • Felting with a resist will produce a seamless hollow shape which can be used to make hats, decorative vessels, Pods, pots, vases, cat caves, bird houses, bags, purses, mitts, booties and slippers

    How to Use a Resist Shape to Make a Wet Felted Hat

    How to Use a Resist Shape to Make a Wet Felted Hat

    by Sally Gulbrandsen46

  • Money-saving and time-saving tips are combined in this wet felting tutorial to make it ideal for those who have a small business or who are interested in making beautiful items fast and for profit.

    Template for Quick and Easy Wet Felted Coin Purses

    Template for Quick and Easy Wet Felted Coin Purses

    by Sally Gulbrandsen20

  • Ordering t-shirts for your event or organization can get very pricey, very quickly. With a little spray paint and a plain shirt, you can make your own!

    DIY Fashion: How to Spray Paint a T-Shirt

    DIY Fashion: How to Spray Paint a T-Shirt

    by Alex Rose20

  • Wet Felted Dreads are made with Pencil Roving. They are then woven into the holes of a crochet Beanie. The dreadlock chemo hat offers a fun solution for those who are undergoing cancer treatment.

    How to Make Wet Felted Dreadlocks for a Chemo Hat

    How to Make Wet Felted Dreadlocks for a Chemo Hat

    by Sally Gulbrandsen16

  • Hello. This is the fourth and final Christmas doll design and tutorial I am sharing with you for now. Today's design is a reindeer doll, and I hope you enjoy making it. My Christmas doll designs are suitable for skill levels beginners and above.

    How to Knit a Reindeer Doll (With Pattern)

    How to Knit a Reindeer Doll (With Pattern)

    by Sue Payn0

  • How to make easy wet felted pixie or elf slippers using merino wool roving and wet felting techniques. This tutorial comes with details for sizing and drawing the template for all sizes.

    How to Make Wet Felted Pixie Slippers

    How to Make Wet Felted Pixie Slippers

    by Sally Gulbrandsen33

  • Needle felted/wet felted and hat on a ball felting techniques are combined in this free step by step tutorial to create a delightful felt hat. A tumble dryer is used to speed up the felting process.

    Wet Felting! Needle Felting! Hat on a Ball!

    Wet Felting! Needle Felting! Hat on a Ball!

    by Sally Gulbrandsen7

  • This article shows you how to knit your own snowman doll and includes a pattern. Follow these steps (with text and photos) to knit something special for the holidays.

    How to Knit a Snowman Doll (With Pattern)

    How to Knit a Snowman Doll (With Pattern)

    by Sue Payn2

  • I used a sewing pattern for this wet felting tutorial. Its purpose is to help create a bonnet which not only looks good, but also fits as well as we have come to expect from a sewn garment.

    How to Make a Wet Felted Bonnet for a Newborn Baby

    How to Make a Wet Felted Bonnet for a Newborn Baby

    by Sally Gulbrandsen19

  • A shoulder bag can easily be wet felted using an inflated Gertie ball. The Woolen fibers are felted inside a tumble dryer or on a hard surface. A recycled metal purse frame completes the project.

    How to Wet Felt a Shoulder Bag on a Ball

    How to Wet Felt a Shoulder Bag on a Ball

    by Sally Gulbrandsen20

  • This fun creative project has been devised to teach children the basics of wet felting. Step-by-step instructions and techniques are explained and utilized to create a small felt mat for Mother's Day.

    Wet Felting for Kids With Jiffy Bags

    Wet Felting for Kids With Jiffy Bags

    by Sally Gulbrandsen17

  • A brief history and explanation of yarn bombing as well as some ideas on how you can knit, crochet, or sew together your own yarn-bombed pieces.

    What Is Yarn Bombing?

    What Is Yarn Bombing?

    by Samantha Harris11

  • The short tutorial below describes how to make a 3-D Wet Felted Flower using merino wool roving or wool tops. This large spikey felt flower can be added to compliment a garment or hat.

    How to Make an Easy 3d  Wet Felted Flower

    How to Make an Easy 3d Wet Felted Flower

    by Sally Gulbrandsen7

  • If you are a quilter then you definitely need this useful list of 25 quilting terms. It's a glossary including their definitions, and pictures illustrating them.

    25 Quilting Terms Every Quilter Should Know

    25 Quilting Terms Every Quilter Should Know

    by Claudia Mitchell8

  • Learn how to make a simple yet beautiful 3 D Wet Felted flower with Merino Wool Roving. This very easy Step by Step image tutorial makes it so easy that even a child could be taught to do make one.

    How to Make a Wet Felted Flower/A Free Tutorial

    How to Make a Wet Felted Flower/A Free Tutorial

    by Sally Gulbrandsen22

  • Make this super cute, and environmentally friendly apron, by upcycling old jeans. It's easy with these detailed photos and step by step instructions.

    Upcycled Denim Apron Tutorial

    Upcycled Denim Apron Tutorial

    by Claudia Mitchell108

  • How Is Crazy Patchwork Made? Scraps are applied to a foundation. Seamstresses would completely cover some not-so-good-fabric with scraps of velvet, satin, all sorts of 'good stuff'.

    Beginner's Guide: Your First Crazy Patch Block

    Beginner's Guide: Your First Crazy Patch Block

    by Jan T Urquhart Baillie21

  • This step-by-step wet-felting tutorial will guide you through all the stages of making a wet-felted pixie hat. For convenience, a pdf template has been made available for download for this fun hippy festival hat.

    How to Make a Wet-Felted Pixie Hat

    How to Make a Wet-Felted Pixie Hat

    by Sally Gulbrandsen18

  • In this wet felting tutorial, you will learn how to use inexpensive and flexible Aqua Shoes without having to go to the expense of having to buy shoe lasts which can sometimes be very costly.

    How to Make Wet Felted Slippers Using Aqua Shoes

    How to Make Wet Felted Slippers Using Aqua Shoes

    by Sally Gulbrandsen19

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