Textiles & Sewing
How to Make a Seam Using Different Sewing Techniques
This article will discuss the various types of seams and their purpose in the application of hand-sewing.
How to Make a Wet Felted Vessel With a Matching Felt Lid
Making a wet felted vessel with a fitting lid has suddenly got much easier! In this tutorial, we will utilize a Gertie play ball and a few plastic garden pots to help you achieve success every time.
How to Make a Boxed Edge Cushion for a Bench Using Upholstery Fabric and Poly-Foam
Cushions are useful for a bench both for comfort while sitting and for preventing scratches from jean rivets or pet nails. Learn how to easily create a free-standing cushion to enhance and protect furniture.
When, Why, and How to Use a Walking Foot While Sewing
Also called an "even feed foot," this pressure foot is useful for sewing knits, quilting, and matching plaids or stripes. This article will explain how to attach and use the "walking foot" while keeping the original hem on a knit top.
Crocheted Tulip Hanging Basket (Free Pattern With Instructions)
The tulip stitch turns a doily into a beautiful teardrop hanging basket!
Learn How to Make Wet Felted Pumpkins or Lights for Halloween
Learn how to make these decorative wet felted pumpkins for Halloween. These cute little pumpkins are sure to captivate their audience, especially when you turn them into lights or lamps with battery-operated tea lights.
How to Keep the Original Hem When You Shorten Curtains or Garments
We often need to shorten purchased curtains, clothing hems, sleeves, and possibly a tablecloth. We may also want to keep the original hem because of a certain decoration, stitching, or function (as in a cuff). Learn how to keep the original hem intact when you shorten or hem a purchased item.
Needle Felting for Beginners (With Duck Pattern)
This is an easy felting project for beginners. This article shows you how to make a needle-felted 'rubber ducky' and includes an exercise pattern, a list of materials you'll need, and steps on how to create your first needle felting craft.
How to Make a Giant Succulent 3D Pillow (With Pattern)
In this step-by-step tutorial, you'll learn how to sew a giant succulent 3D floor and sofa pillow for your home. This guide provides you with the patterns you'll need and tips for creating each layer of this plush pillow.
Step-by-Step Punch Needle Tutorial for Beginners
Follow this step-by-step punch needle art tutorial and learn what to expect or consider when you start doing it. This guide also includes suggestions for which materials to buy, tips for developing an easy and comfortable technique, examples of finished crafts, and more.
How to Sew Your Own Flat, Drawstring Cosmetic Bag
Do you like to see your makeup (or any items) all at once? Do you dislike digging through a traditional upright cosmetic bag for that little eye pencil? If so, this is for you. Learn how to make your own bag that will lay flat until you close it with the drawstring. An easy and forgiving project.
9 Pro Tips for Cross-Stitch Beginners to Set You Up for Success
When first starting a new hobby, it can be easy to be discouraged by mistakes. If you follow these tips, you should be stitching like a pro in no time!
How to Use Paverpol Textile Hardener to Stiffen a Felted Bird Pod
Transparent Paverpol fabric hardener is used in this tutorial to create a bird pod, which (when dry) is both weatherproof and hard to the touch. Paverpol is water-based. It is also non-toxic, making it a good choice for a bird pod, which will be used outdoors and in all weathers.
How to Make a Wet Felted Flex Frame Purse or Pouch (No-Sew Method)
Flex frames are cheap, flexible, and easy to install. In this no-sew tutorial, you will learn how to make a felted pouch using wet felting techniques.
Free Crochet Patterns for 5-Inch Berenguer Doll Panties
What doll's dress is complete without panties underneath? I will give directions for two methods of creating these quick and easy panties for your 5- or 6-inch dolls.
Free & Easy Crochet Thread Dress Pattern for 5-Inch Dolls (Lots to Love Berenguer Itty Bitty Doll Outfit)
Have fun making these cute dresses for these adorable chubby baby dolls! The pattern is easy and works up quickly. (If you are new to crocheting with thread, it may be a little more of a challenge.)
How to Make a Washable, Surgical-Type Mask Cover With Multi-Sized Patterns
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 Wet Felted Baby Boots With Leather Soles
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 a Scuba Hood or Diving Snood
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 Knit a Reindeer Doll (With Pattern)
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.
Ewe to You 2019: From Sheep Shearing to Knitting
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.
How to Knit a Santa Doll (With Pattern)
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.
Free Poncho Pattern (Knitting and Sewing Techniques)
This pattern is quick to make. If you have a sewing machine, 1.5 metres of fabric and approximately four 100 g balls of double knitting yarn, you can put the poncho together in a few hours. Even inexperienced crafters can tackle this easy project.
DIY Christmas Craft: Cute "Mouse in a Spool" Tree Decoration
This cute mouse has got himself in a sticky situation, but he will still brighten up your Christmas tree! This tutorial will show you how to make your own mouse ornament using a few simple craft supplies, basic sewing skills, and some holiday spirit.
3 Cross-Stitch Techniques for Neat Stitches That Lay Flat
In this article, I have compiled three of the most popular ways to improve the neatness of your cross stitches.
What Is Amigurumi? (History, Techniques & Resources)
Amigurumi (あみぐるみ) is just one of the many ways of knitting or crocheting crafts and toys. Learn all about the history of this craft, its basic foundational techniques, the many ways that amigurumi can brighten your life, and some resources for finding out more!