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.
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.
Make a reversible towel dress for your oven door! I've created a step-by-step tutorial that you can follow. It makes an outstanding handmade gift or craft item to make and sell.
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.
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.
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.
In this Hub, I'll explain how I stitched a long frock for my daughter Anna during the Christmas season. The frock has lots of fun flairs, and is also easy to make.
This article covers how to crochet a Winnie the Pooh hat, an Eeyore hat, and a Piglet hat. It also includes resources on crocheting hats to fit any size.
Do it yourself and make these easy felt flower brooches to sell at markets and fairs, wherever handmade is welcome and hippies wander. A colourful, beautiful, quick craft with a decent profit margin.
Detailed photo tutorial with a free pattern to make a mini crochet strawberry. The plush amigurumi style strawberries are ideal to use on summer garlands, kid's clothing and as cute decorations.
This article covers the various methods and techniques for the dyeing of textiles, from the fiber stage to the garment stage.
This hub provides a tutorial on how to protect your floors by crocheting chair socks. It also includes a free pattern for a customization done on a chair with circular ends but thin legs. It also has a short tutorial on how to make hole-free magic circles.
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.
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.
Crocheters who want to get inspiration, ideas and patterns for their work frequently turn to crochet magazines as a terrific resource for such information. If you go online to search for good crochet magazines you will quickly find that there are a...
We all have t-shirts that were just too good to pass up, even though they are a size too big. Why not turn these wanted, but large, t-shirts into racer back tank tops? Follow this tutorial and get ready to hit the beach or gym in unique style.
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.
Make this beautiful quilted table runner with strips of fabric. It is fast and easy with the step by step guide provided.
In this hub you will get to learn how to make a Giraffe like baby rattle. It makes a perfect baby shower gift. With its vivid colors and soothing sound it makes the babies will simply love it.
Master this clever nine-patch variation and you'll have the ket to the quilting kingdom! This simple tutorial show you how to turn a simple nine-patch block into a magnificent quilt.
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.
Do you love fashion? Design your own fabric with these simple batik methods. Batiks make colorful, fun projects—and they're very trendy and en vogue!
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.
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 easy to make walker tote bag is held on with two strips of hook and loop tape (Velcro). It is a fast sewing project, perfect for beginner sewers who want to sew for charity. The tutorial teaches you step by step how to sew a walker bag.
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.
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.
Keep your ears warm and outfit stylish with 12 unique headband styles you can easily crochet. Find the free patterns below and make ear warmers for yourself or for the special people in your life!
Duduza (Comfort) Doll is an easy charity knitting project to bring comfort and solace to children in need, especially in Africa. Learn to make one yourself with the free pattern, videos and links.
This is an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to casting on for beginning knitters with pictures. The guide also acts as a good refresher for someone who has taken a break from knitting.
My favorite crochet baby hat patterns, easy and ideal for beginners. The perfect gift for a new baby. Baby hats make a great yarn-stash-busting project you can make in an hour or so.
Adding a quilt label is an necessary step in finishing a quilt. Labeling a quilt will provide important information for you and future owners of the quilt. How to Make a Quilt Label provides several easy ways to label your quilts.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Find some great free doll clothes patterns for your Barbie, American Girl Doll, baby doll, and more.
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 beginner’s guide to crocheting with pictures and videos. Learn how to make a slip knot, hold a crochet hook, and make a chain. This guide teaches the four basic crochet stitches: single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet.
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.
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!
A step by step guide to making a Denim Rag Quilt. With full size pictures. This particular quilt is 60"x70" in size. And will fit a twin size bed easily, But my husband saw what I was doing and has now claimed the quilt for himself, to use in his Big truck sleeper.
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.
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.
This page shows you how to pull threads in linen cloth, which ultimately allows you to make perfectly straight cuts and edges for your linen projects.
Why not use up all those left-over yarn scraps to make a brightly-colored crocheted blanket? An easy project for frugal crocheters.
This article is a tutorial on how to customize your own wooden teething rings with different crochet ideas.
When it's time to replace worn out chair cushions, it's often difficult to find the colors, patterns or size you need when looking at pre-made cushions, so why not make your own?
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...
There is nothing like taking a couple of skeins of yarn and turning them into something beautiful and useful. Double-sided afghans not only turn out beautiful but are very warm during the winter.
The single crochet stitch is the foundation for all other crochet stitches. In this article, learn how to work the single crochet stitch with step-by-step photos and video.
Knitting I-cord is so relaxing that you may find yourself with yards of it. Here are fun and useful things you can make with it.
For those of you who love rhinestones on clothing and/or just about anything and everything, this hub is for you. I don't know about you, but I sometimes get a little agitated when I see how expensive it can be for something with rhinestones on it....
Learn how to crochet a water bottle cozy. The design is made specifically for perfectly cylindrical bottles.
An ancient crafting method has been adopted by modern designers and they are turning out fabulous creations. Learn how shuttle lace came down to us and how it is being used today.
These step by step photos and instructions make it easy for you to create your own unique felt hair clips for any occasion.
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.
Cleaning wool for needlefelting is time consuming, but well worth the effort as you can prepare your wool the exact way you want it, and you may be able to save a couple bucks along the way.
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.
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.
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.
The churidar is more popular than ever these days. While I haven’t studied the stitching from an expert, I did it by trial and error. Learn these steps here.
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.
Free crochet pattern on how to crochet a cat ears headband or a cat ears hat two different ways. Also included is directions to make a crochet bow to make a Hello Kitty hat or headband.
Make these free pumpkin crochet patterns and decorate your home for fall, autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving!
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 crochet a round basket out of gardening twine using three easy stitches. This basket can be made in an afternoon.
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.
This dog sweater is made with a beautiful combination of texture stitches more aimed to an intermediate crocheter!
This is a step-by-step guide to crocheting baby booties for the beginning crocheter, including pictures for each step showing how to create stitches that can be a bit confusing.
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
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.
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!
This purple baby sweater pattern is a very simple design for knitters and can make babies comfortably warm in cold weather.
These Mary Jane Baby Booties knitting patterns are very easy and basic patterns for beginners. The patterns are described in two methods and available 3 sizes. It also includes how-to knit videos.
Tessellation patterns are found in many quilts, with some being quite detailed and intricate. Take a look at these examples of tessellation quilt designs and learn how you can design your own tessellation quilt pattern.
Leg warmers are a must-have for dancers. They are great for skaters, and they are also a fashion accessory in the winter. Making your own leg warmers is very easy, if you have basic knitting skills.
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.
This is a free stay-on baby bib pattern with braided cables and seed stitches. It includes step-by-step instructions and how-to-knit videos for beginners.
A free pattern for a crocheted dishcloth worked in variegated kitchen cotton and trimmed with a scalloped edge.
Devoré is a beautiful technique that produces fabrics with sheer areas. Learn to make your own velvet burnout fabrics.
Diane Rose is an amazing Texas woman. She lets very little stand in the way of her dreams, or keep her from being all that she can be! Her zest for life could be an inspiration to us all.
Babies needs hats for all seasons to cover their small heads. This is an easy pattern to knit a basic baby hat with a step-by-step video to show new knitters how to do it.
Crochet patterns for a baby dress. There is nothing sweeter than and little girl all dressed up in a gorgeous crocheted dress. Find my favourite patterns here.
If you're a new quilter, start with the basics. Master this technique and use to create all kinds of quilts. Start with a simplified Irish chain or craft a delightful disappearing nine patch.
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.
Weaving and Knitting are two major processes in the garment industry by means of which yarn is converted into fabric. Read on to know more!
Learn how to knit lace and follow easy lace knitting patterns. Tips for beginners to keep even tension and create a beautiful product. Find free knit lace patterns and learn how to follow them in this tutorial.
Taking in or letting out a pair of dress pants is not hard and should take you no more than 30-40 minutes. Custom tailor your pants to make them fit just right for a fraction of the cost a professional charges!
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.
Learn the basics of using a rectangular loom, round/circular loom, and spool loom. Complete with video tutorials and some beginner project ideas.
Plaid flannels are fashionable to wear and also beautiful used in crafts. You'll love the many outstanding craft ideas, using new or repurposed flannel, found in this article.
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!
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 is a free crochet pattern of an easily adjustable bracelet that is fastened by a button.
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.
Do you ever get to the end of a crochet project and think '... now what?' — these crochet edging patterns will help you get a professional-looking finish and add a touch of individual crochet style!
Do your pants fit you like a glove? If they don't, consider trying out one of these techniques and hacks to make them work for you!
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.
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.
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 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.
Find out why knitting patterns have you slip the first or last stitch in a row. 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.
This hub is about crocheting clothes for your Barbie doll. It will also tackle the different body types available to the doll throughout the years. Links will be provided below to help you get started on crocheting for your Barbie doll.
Starting the yarn craft, crochet, can be challenging with knowing what tools to use and in working out what hook size you should get. This guide explains what beginners need to know.
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.
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 article is a plain lacy sleeveless top made specifically for the Barbie Basics doll (or Model Muse).
Free curtain patterns for making valances, swags, jabots, café curtains, shades, and drapes. Browse through some of the best curtain sewing pattern ideas for your next window treatment.
For most quilters, binding the edges of a quilt is the last major step in completing the project. But how do you bind the edges if the quilt isn't a basic straight-sided shape? Or what if you prefer to have and un-bordered look? One good answer is...
‘Hair makes the doll’ - Rag dolls' hair is what gives them their own personality and character. A unique art in itself, creating a distinguishing hairdo for a handmade doll is a fun craft that anyone can do. Find out how to make rag dolls hair and what materials are best to use.
Do you have a pair of old, faded jeans? Before you throw them away you should consider dyeing them. Learn how to dye your jeans by reading the following tips, techniques, and instructions.
Learn how to make a Beret with this easy Step by Step Wet Felting Tutorial. Ring the colour changes and make a unisex beret which can be worn by both sexes with or without the detachable pin.
Add a new crochet project to your list with these tips for crocheting a rug. Complete guide for following a crochet rug pattern or making your own. Great for beginners too!
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'.
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.
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 crochet a baby hat. Ideal for beginners to crochet. Step-by-step tutorial with images to help you to make your first cute hat. Shows how you can also make larger hats.
Free crochet wreath patterns for fall, autumn and Thanksgiving. Get inspired to decorate your front door with these turkey, flower, leave and woodland creature wreaths!
This is a free crochet pattern for a Barbie Strapless Chevron Dress. The pattern is available in both English and Dutch.
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!
Learn how to use the automatic needle threader that's attached to your sewing machine. My video tutorial will also show you how to repair the system if it's not working properly.
Use my free shower turban pattern to easily put one together! It'd make a lovely and functional gift for teenage or college girls. Whip up an entire batch to give away for Christmas, graduation, or a bridal shower.
How to crochet baby booties, diaper cover, and baby hat, including tips on how to customize your baby outfit to create cute looks.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Craft shows can be a great place to make money selling your knitted goods and apparel. Unique, quality items always sell well, and here are some other popular items to make and sell at a craft fair.
You can give an old tote bag a new look by adding a bunch of knitted flowers made from leftover yarn! Learn how to knit flowers of different sizes to fashion a new bag that you'll be proud to use.
If you own a mini crib, most likely the Alma Mini Crib, you have found out that there is only one crib sheet available on the market. It is organic, but it it’s only plain white and kind of pricey. Here are easy, step-by-step directions on how to...
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.
Learn how to make Sunbonnet Sue blocks just like your great grandma made! I'll show you how to trace the templates and put Sue together for your quilt.
Here is how I made my first-ever quilt. It might have been unconventional but it worked, it was (fairly) easy and is a great beginning project.
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.
Sharpies, rubbing alcohol and a plain white t-shirt are all you need for the next rainy or snow day. Try it once and watch yourself looking at every white thing as a canvas for tie-dye adventures.
You don't need a special embroidery machine to do machine embroidery. Machine embroidery can be done with a standard sewing machine. Here are the steps to complete the task.
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.
Tossing tatted lace into the washing machine could destroy it. Instead, preserve your lace by learning how to correctly wash and dry it, so that you can keep your heirloom intact for years to come.
Step by step tutorial to crochet your first pair of slipper socks. These can be finished off 4 ways to create warm, stylish, highly fashionable crochet slippers, socks or ankle warmers
A beginner's guide to knitting a scarf. This step-by-step guide teaches you how to knit a homemade scarf with directions for knit and purl stitches, two easy scarf patterns, knitting terminology glossary, and valuable links to related sites.
Learn how to crochet an easy baby blanket, ideal for beginners. Simple Double Crochet Stitch (US) or Triple Crochet (UK), step by step use this as an easy quick crochet blanket pattern.
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.
A very easy hat to make that uses only knit and purl. The hat is sized for adults and can be quickly knit and put together in a day.
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.
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!
For warm and comfortable winter footwear there is nothing better than a pair of soft soled moccasins. I am going to show you how to make moccasins that cuddle your feet...
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.
From crocheted wall hangings to table runners, from crocheted curtains to doilies, a simple hook and crochet cotton can be used to create beautiful crocheted items for your home.
This page is a DIY cross-stitch guide for mounting and framing your project. I'm a professional picture framer for over 20 years and I'll answer any questions regarding mounting stitchery.
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
Every item in my home has a story behind it. One of my most treasured items is a Burmese kalaga which is the traditional name for an embroidered tapestry from Myanmar (Burma). This style comes from the Mandalay region and the tradition goes back...
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.
Step-by step pattern for making felted flowers, using crochet or knitting. They're very appealing and a fun project to get started with felting.
If you're looking for an easy prayer shawl crochet pattern (or if you're wondering what a prayer shawl is), you've come to the right place!
Make a tissue box cover to fit your home décor! I share how to make them in three different sizes for easy fitting and use. These are lovely gifts you can whip together for Mom, teachers, and friends.
Learn the difference between knit and crochet items so you can decide whether to learn knit, crochet, or both. Each method has pros and cons.
Stuck using acrylic yarn because your project is big, it's all you can find, or the only yarn available in the colors you need? Don't fret! You can make it just as soft as some of the pricier yarns.
Nothing is more fun than crocheting for babies. Select from this wide variety of free crochet baby blanket patterns. Most are easy enough for a beginner.
Make a soft cloth baseball. Suitable for supervised indoor play or for juggling. Not intended for children under 3 or for pets.
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.
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.
Amp up your loom knitting game by learning how to do the honeycomb stitch! Here are easy-to-follow instructions to help you get started.
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
Beautiful easy free crochet headbands and earwarmer patterns. Perfect for those brisk cold mornings to keep your head and ears warm and cosy. Stylish and modern designs for headware. Great for skiers.
A list of some quilts made with squares and rectangles that are ideal for a beginner quilter or an advanced quilter looking for a quick project.
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.