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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Make useful, soft covers with pockets for a poolside chair, an outdoor lounger, or a beach chaise using beach towels or bath towels. These covers won't blow off! The size and number of towels required will depend on the end product you need. I am making two lounge chair covers with pockets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
All you need for this knit project is an idea, graph paper, needles, and yarn. An image such as a heart, star, sun, butterfly, cup, truck, or train can display very well. You can also spell out a word or name on your cloth. The simpler a design, the better it will show on your finished work.
A macramé wall hanging is fun and easy, and it looks great: so, what are you waiting for? Let's start a macramé journey together. In this beginner's tutorial, you'll learn a basic knot and how to do a continuous weave.
How to sew a very nice burping cloth for your baby to vomit on instead of you.
Felt dryer balls can be made very quickly in a tumble dryer using re-usable children's plastic play balls, a tumble dryer, and Merino wool. Help save the environment by completely eliminating dryer sheets from the planet.
The arrival of my third grandson is just weeks away, and I wanted a very special gift for his baby shower. It has been years since I sewed a baby blanket, but I decided to tackle the process! I hope that you will find this article helpful.
Wet-felted booties and slippers can easily be made to fit perfectly with templates made using your home printer. These cute, felted slippers feature eyelets and laces and are sure to be a real hit with friends or family.
Creating templates for wet felting can be complicated, but with this modern approach, you can get fantastic results with just a scanner and printer.
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.
Do you have a sentimental but tattered quilt? Is there enough of the interior that can be salvaged? My Grandma made this Dresden Plate Quilt decades ago. The edges were frayed, and the perimeter blocks were torn. I decided to cut it down, finish the edges using my serger, and have a cozy, new quilt.
This easy bookmark is the perfect craft project for Valentine's Day, or just to show your love of books! Each heart is made from felt and can be decorated in many ways. This bookmark is so charming, you'll want to make one for yourself and for everyone you love!
Create a log cabin square that can be used for either a finished pillow or a block for a quilt of any size. This is a versatile project you can make again and again.