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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • These step by step photos and instructions make it easy for you to create your own unique felt hair clips for any occasion.

    How to Make a Felt Hair Clip

    How to Make a Felt Hair Clip

    by Claudia Mitchell58

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Including photos and instructions, learn how to make reusable fabric bowl covers with this step by step guide. This project is a great way to use up fabric, save money and be kind to the environment.

    How to Make Reusable Fabric Bowl Covers

    How to Make Reusable Fabric Bowl Covers

    by Claudia Mitchell137

  • A simple basting stitch for hand sewing is really not hard, once you know what steps to follow and what to look out for. This simple stitch will work for mending ripped cloth, sewing on buttons, hand-sewing delicate areas in clothing construction,...

    How to Stitch: Step-by-Step with Pictures

    How to Stitch: Step-by-Step with Pictures

    by Ann Leavitt9

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Sampsons2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Herron18

  • 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 Brock27

  • The best and quickest way to get your hands on a mask is to make your own! Follow these simple step-by-step instructions for sewing a washable cloth face mask.

    How to Sew Your Own Simple Face Mask

    How to Sew Your Own Simple Face Mask

    by Kendrick Haunt4

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Gulbrandsen10

  • Before you can learn how to make crochet stitches, you need gather your supplies, and learn the basics of how to read a pattern, and what exactly gauge means. This article will get you started.

    How to Crochet: Getting Started for Beginners

    How to Crochet: Getting Started for Beginners

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC28

  • 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

  • This article will show you how to make your own reusable cloth mask, in different sizes and patterns to help slow the spread of COVID-19. You can hand sew them or use a sewing machine. They make great gifts for loved ones or thoughtful donations for medical professionals in need of more PPE.

    How to Make a Washable, Surgical-Type Mask Cover With Multi-Sized Patterns

    How to Make a Washable, Surgical-Type Mask Cover With Multi-Sized Patterns

    by Rebecca Scudder2

  • 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

  • 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

  • A hat is one of the easiest ways to learn the art of crochet. Learn how to crochet a hat step by step with pictures and video as well as some of the basics of the art of crochet!

    How to Crochet a Hat for Beginners

    How to Crochet a Hat for Beginners

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC41

  • 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

  • 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

  • Leather gloves and leather mittens are warm and cozy. Get started today learning how to make them yourself. They will make a great Christmas present this holiday season.

    How to Make Leather Mittens & Leather Gloves

    How to Make Leather Mittens & Leather Gloves

    by Dawn4

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I am a fabric hoarder and can't bear to throw away even the smallest scrap. I have heard on the intervines that I am not alone.

    Fabric Scrap Projects

    Fabric Scrap Projects

    by Bev G32

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  • Consider adding embellishments to your next quilt. Learn how with this guide that includes step by step video instructions, helpful hints and beautiful examples of embellished quilts.

    How to Embellish a Quilt

    How to Embellish a Quilt

    by Claudia Mitchell23

  • 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

  • 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

  • A step by step wet felting tutorial for beginner to advanced felt makers. These simple slippers were created using aqua shoes instead of shoe lasts. No need for expensive polystyrene shoe lasts.

    How to Make Wet-Felted Slippers:  An Easy Free Tutorial

    How to Make Wet-Felted Slippers: An Easy Free Tutorial

    by Sally Gulbrandsen47

  • 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

  • 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

  • This is a step-by-step guide to crocheting baby booties for the beginning crocheter, including pictures for each step showing how to create stitches that can be a bit confusing.

    How to Crochet Baby Booties for Beginners

    How to Crochet Baby Booties for Beginners

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC11

  • Fleece is an incredibly versatile material you can use for craft projects. Engage your creative side with these DIY project ideas for kids, teenagers, and adults!

    41 Incredible Fleece Craft Ideas

    41 Incredible Fleece Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer9

  • 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

  • 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 Mitchell6

  • 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

  • A step-by-step tutorial (with pictures) showing how to embroider 5 easy and beautiful stitches. You'll be able to make several beautiful designs and learn the skills to make more complex stitches.

    5 Impressive Basic Hand Embroidery Stitches

    5 Impressive Basic Hand Embroidery Stitches

    by Melanie2

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