This pretty pincushion can be made with absolutely no sewing required. Once created, there are many ways to personalize and decorate this cushion using no-sew embellishment techniques and designs.
This is a super simple crochet pattern using mainly the half double crochet stitch. Perfect for beginners, and perfect for keeping your tiny pups warm all winter long!
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!
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.
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
If you've been storing favorite t-shirts - likely never to be worn again - create a snuggly quilt that will be used often and bring back fond memories of times gone by. This one is for our son who now lives in Berlin.
This colorful baby blanket and lap afghan knitting pattern looks complicated but is quite simple to make. Featuring a beautiful mosaic design, it is easy to adapt to match any room or nursery décor.
Baby blankets are one of the easiest projects, especially for new or inexperienced knitters. This fun and colorful blanket design has no shaping and can be changed to match any nursery decor.
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.
A step by step tutorial on how to work a half double and double crochet stitch with photos and video.
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.
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.
Wet felting, needle felting and knitting techniques are combined in this tutorial to create a very sweet pair of booties for a child. Metal shoe lasts are used as molds on which to shape the booties.
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.
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.
Learn how to make a unique denim throw rug out of recycled denim blue jeans. It's easy with this step-by-step tutorial, complete with written and photo instructions.
Balloons, a tumble dryer and a palm sander are some of the unusual tools utilized to make this delightful wet felted cat cave. A step by step, free tutorial for the more advanced felt maker.
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'.
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.
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!
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.
Learn how to dye wool naturally with Arum Lily leaves, which are classified as a kind of weed and produce a beautiful soft green colour.
Seize the day and learn to use your sewing machine! These practical tips will show you how to prepare your sewing machine and make your first perfectly formed stitches. You can do it!
This cozy baby blanket is a quick knit using bulky or chunky weight yarn. Designed with seven alternating cables and with just a hint of lace, this blanket will be a charming addition to any nursery.
Fabric printing can be of different types. This article gives a summary of the techniques and technologies used to print fabric.
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.
Tie dying T-shirts is a fun summer activity to do with kids of almost any age. Easy-to-use kits make the process easy and uncomplicated. Kids and adults will love showing off their projects!
This little box is made with polymer clay, an Altoids tin, and some creativity. Great for keeping small items, this would be perfect for a knitter but pretty enough to appeal to almost everyone.
A 'walking' foot for your sewing machine is essential if you are a quiltmaker. This foot has its own feed dogs to move the top layer of fabric, while the machine's feed dogs move the bottom latyer
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.
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.
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.
Craft a one-of-a-kind quilt from t-shirts to preserve memories, celebrate a graduation, or send off a graduate to college.
Create a charming pincushion and notions box out of an Altoids tin, or other small box. This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to transform these items into a handy, yet pretty sewing accessory!
Make this super cute, and environmentally friendly apron, by upcycling old jeans. It's easy with these detailed photos and step by step instructions.
Fringe decoration or tassels are often added to scarves, shawls, pillows and other handmade items. Here are step-by-step directions for adding fringe to your knitting or crochet project.
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.
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.
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!
This dog sweater is made with a beautiful combination of texture stitches more aimed to an intermediate crocheter!
These step by step photos and instructions make it easy for you to create your own unique felt hair clips for any occasion.
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.
This article covers methods of doing fabric analysis for any woven fabric, including how to do an analysis of the weave, how to calculate yarn count, and how to calculate yarn per inch.
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!
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.
Learn how to make a finely crocheted rag rug with this tutorial from a master rag rugger! Upcycle old fabrics and clothes and produce a colorful creation with this easy circular rug pattern.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to knit a blanket. Tips for beginners and pros! Learn what needles to use, how many stitches to cast on, and advanced options for blanket patterns.
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.
Find out how to care for and store your prized quilts to ensure that they will last for generations to come.
There are organizations that need blankets. Some prefer a homely touch and need knitters to donate blankets, or at least the blocks or squares. Here's how to contribute your hobby for a good cause.
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.
This article covers the various methods and techniques for the dyeing of textiles, from the fiber stage to the garment stage.
Knit these colorful accessories to add cheer and a bit of fun to any room or occasion! The directions for both the Confetti Fringe Pillow Cover and matching Cup Cozy are include in this free pattern.
Duct Tape or Gaffer Tape can be used very effectively to create Custom Made Shoe Lasts on which you can make felted Slippers or Boots This tutorial provides a step by step guide on how to make them.
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.
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...
When you see a finished project created by cross stitch do you think "I could never do that"? Well, think the again - you can and you could produce your first piece of work within a matter of hours.
This circular knitting pattern makes a charming tree skirt or doily to accessorize a small table-top Christmas tree. Changing your yarn can tailor this pattern for the holidays or for every day use!
Super cute sweater made out of the Mandala Sparkle cakes by Lion Brand. Keep your puppy warm in fashion during the cold months!
What at first looks as if it came from the bottom drawer turns into a professional-looking garment after blocking. This article shows you how to best block your hand-made garments for a great look.
Creating templates for wet felting can be complicated, but with this modern approach, you can get fantastic results with just a scanner and printer.
This new method of making 3D wet-felted flowers is the result of many hours of experimentation. The templates shown in this tutorial can be adapted to create a variety of different flowers.
A plastic party supplies top hat is the new alternative to buying an expensive wooden hat block or plastic Hat Shaper. These Unisex felt hats were shaped over a plastic hat purchased from Amazon.
This is the second part in a two part wet felting tutorial. It is aimed at people who find it difficult to find footwear to fit them. These Duct Tape Shoe Lasts provide a perfect solution.
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!
This article is a tutorial on how to customize your own wooden teething rings with different crochet ideas.
You can add colorful decoration to a plain sweater using the craft of needle felting. This tutorial shows the basic technique and tools of needle felting so you can create your own custom design.
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.
This simple step by step free wet felting tutorial utilizes a tumble dryer, a balloon, a bubble-wrap template and some beautiful brightly colored merino wool roving to create this stunning bird pod.
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.
This free wet felting tutorial combines three felting techniques to create a stunning handbag which can be made in several hours with the help of a tumble dryer. It is a quick easy way to make a bag.
Need a fancy, lettuce edge tulle ruffle for a project? You only need basic sewing skills... just grab your sewing machine, some tulle, and a spool of thick fishing line, and this article will tell you how to get it done!
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.
Using a simple knitted i-cord, you can make unique statement necklaces that are tailored to your personal taste and style. Here are the directions for three different necklace designs using i-cords.
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.
A hot water bottle helps to provide warmth, comfort and pain relief in times of need. The natural woolen fibers of this cozy wet felted cover will add a new dimension to the degree of comfort.
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!
A step by step tutorial (with photos) on how to make a biscornu. Based upon a counted cross stitch or linen embroidery design. I show you how to sew up all eight edges using whip stitch and more.
Use fall colored fabric scraps from your stash to make this unique table runner. It's a snap with this easy-to-follow DIY tutorial, complete with written and photographic instructions.
Want to make your own bra bag, linen bag or delicates bag out of an old pillowcase? This very easy craft tutorial has instructions on how to do it at home! Make clothes last longer in the wash.
When I first published this article I couldn't know how trendy batik-fabrics will become. Do you love fashion? Design your own fabric by doing batiks. They are colorful, a fun project & very en vogue!
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.
Make this beautiful quilted table runner with strips of fabric. It is fast and easy with the step by step guide provided.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.