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.
This free wet-felting tutorial explores the idea of using cling wrap to separate the layers when creating a tiny 3D sunflower hat for a newborn child. This is the perfect hat for a photoshoot.
Creating templates for wet felting can be complicated, but with this modern approach, you can get fantastic results with just a scanner and printer.
Creating customized, batik shirts, pillowcases, aprons, and more has never been easier! Discover how to batik items at home using gel glue.
This article is a tutorial on how to customize your own wooden teething rings with different crochet ideas.
This adorable candy corn patchwork throw pillow is the perfect addition to your Halloween and fall home decor. Find out how quick and easy it is to make using this step-by-step tutorial.
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.
Find out how to care for and store your prized quilts to ensure that they will last for generations to come.
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!
Making this practical gift for someone who depends on a walker takes a bit of sewing skill, patience and time, but the end result will bring a smile to the user.
Learn how to adapt a classic affordable black Hat Shaper to create a giant wet felted top hat which could be worn with pride at a Music Festival or to a Mad Hatters Tea Party.
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.
Colour is the inspiration for this small crochet project. Anyone with basic crochet skills should have no difficulty in following the pattern.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once you have your crazy fabrics stitched to your base, you start embellishing the seams. That's the fun part of crazy patchwork.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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 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 this together in a few hours. Some basic knitting and sewing skills will help, but even inexperienced crafters could tackle this easy project.
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.
These step by step photos and instructions make it easy for you to create your own unique felt hair clips for any occasion.
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.
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.
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.
These knitted flowers are colorful accessories that are quick to knit and easy to assemble. They are a fun project, and you can use scrap yarn (yea!). They make great gifts, or even a wonderful little topper for a present. You can make them as sophisticated, romantic, or as funky as you want by adding the button or buttons of your choice as the center of your flower. You can also use these flowers as a decoration on a sweater, hat or headband, purse, pillow, almost anything.
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.
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.
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.
This cute mouse has got himself in a sticky situation, but 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.
Macrame is an ancient craft, used by fishermen, not only to practice their knots but to pass the time. The same knots are used to make a variety of beautiful items. Learn how to start knotting today.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Make this beautiful quilted table runner with strips of fabric. It is fast and easy with the step by step guide provided.
Christmas tree ornaments are fun projects to knit and wonderful gifts to give to friends or family. This quick knitting pattern creates a little rosy-cheeked snowman with a hat and optional scarf.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this article, I will show you five things I did with my alpaca fleece and tell you whether or not each product was profitable.
Craft a one-of-a-kind quilt from t-shirts to preserve memories, celebrate a graduation, or send off a graduate to college.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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'.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Handcraft a wet felted coin purse with a needle/wet felted spectacle case for her on Valentine's Day. Party balloons and a tumble dryer are utilized throughout this easy step by step felting tutorial
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.
Make this super cute, and environmentally friendly apron, by upcycling old jeans. It's easy with these detailed photos and step by step instructions.
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.
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.
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!