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  • 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

  • A simple pieced block using three templates. One-fourth of the block is constructed and rotated. Great for samplers, as a fill-in block, or by itself. Covers pattern, color, and grain of fabric.

    How to Make a Patience Corner Quilt Block

    How to Make a Patience Corner Quilt Block

    by Marie Flint14

  • 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

  • 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 Gulbrandsen20

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Melanie Palen2

  • Find out how to care for and store your prized quilts to ensure that they will last for generations to come.

    Quilt Care and Storage

    Quilt Care and Storage

    by Claudia Mitchell53

  • 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 QuiltFinger74

  • 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 Fergusson32

  • 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 Harris36

  • 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 Gulbrandsen32

  • 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

  • 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 Mitchell3

  • 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 Gulbrandsen43

  • 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 Gulbrandsen48

  • 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 Gulbrandsen46

  • 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 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 OSC40

  • 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 Gulbrandsen98

  • To hand quilt or machine quilt...that is the question. This article provides advice on which quilting method to use and points out some of the pros and cons of hand quilting versus machine quilting.

    Hand Quilting vs. Machine Quilting

    Hand Quilting vs. Machine Quilting

    by Claudia Mitchell26

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Gulbrandsen44

  • 40+ Outstanding yarn crafts for kids, teenagers and adults. Craft project ideas using yarn include snowmen, Santa, trees, angels, dream catchers, weaving art, Christmas and Halloween ornaments, Easter

    45 Outstanding Yarn Craft Ideas

    45 Outstanding Yarn Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer5

  • 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

  • How to patch kid's jeans and add appliques to make cool knee patches. Instead of throwing jeans away, simply patch the hole: it saves the environment and your wallet at the same time!

    How to Patch Jeans with Iron-On Patches

    How to Patch Jeans with Iron-On Patches

    by Leah Lefler4

  • 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 OSC24

  • 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 Gulbrandsen21

  • This step-by-step tutorial is designed to help you create a unique 1920s flapper-style wedding cap. I used recycled vintage tatting, lace, fabric, and ribbons.

    How to Make a Flapper Wedding Cap

    How to Make a Flapper Wedding Cap

    by Sally Gulbrandsen36

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 Gulbrandsen25

  • 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 Gulbrandsen40

  • 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

  • Wet Felting does not have to be hard work! Learn how to make multiple items quickly with a tumble dryer where very little rubbing and no rolling is required to produce quality items very quickly.

    Quick and Easy Wet Felting With a Tumble Dryer

    Quick and Easy Wet Felting With a Tumble Dryer

    by Sally Gulbrandsen12

  • 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

  • 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 Gulbrandsen17

  • 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

  • Save money and get crafty with an easy and cute leotard! Step-by-step instructions on making your tiny dancer cute and comfortable! Excellent project for beginners.

    How to Make a Leotard Out of a Tanktop

    How to Make a Leotard Out of a Tanktop

    by B Mayfield0

  • 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

  • Flowers made from an old red t-shirt. Jamie Brock For a while now I've been making these pretty fabric flowers out of old t-shirts. They are super easy so I couldn't resist sharing here. If you have an old shirt or any old piece of clothing that...

    How to make Fabric Flowers from Old T-shirts

    How to make Fabric Flowers from Old T-shirts

    by Jamie Brock82

  • An interview with my grandmother about her passion for quilting. Includes how she began quilting during the Great Depression, her favorite patterns, and how she managed to quilt while raising 9 children through some of the country's leanest times.

    Grandmother's Quilts

    Grandmother's Quilts

    by Jayme Kinsey19

  • For a unique gift, turn a drawing into a one-of-a-kind stuffed toy. The step by step photos and instructions provided will make the process easy.

    How to Make a Stuffed Toy From a Drawing

    How to Make a Stuffed Toy From a Drawing

    by Claudia Mitchell114

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Brock24

  • 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

  • Learn the basics of using a rectangular loom, round/circular loom, and spool loom. Complete with video tutorials and some beginner project ideas.

    How to Knit Using a Rectangular Loom

    How to Knit Using a Rectangular Loom

    by Samantha Harris10

  • Ever wonder why the first stitch (or sometimes the last) is slipped when you follow a knitting pattern? It's a technique in knitting to form an even edge of the final knitted garment and keep it from curling. Learn how to form an even edge with this technique and why it works.

    Why Slip First or Last Stitch in a Knitting Pattern (Slip 1)?

    Why Slip First or Last Stitch in a Knitting Pattern (Slip 1)?

    by Katy Medium0

  • 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

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