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  • Learn how to thread a sewing machine properly so that you can start sewing quickly and confidently without worry about thread tensions, skipped stitches and other problems.

    How to Thread a Sewing Machine (With Photos)

    How to Thread a Sewing Machine (With Photos)

    by QuiltFinger0

  • Whimsical style small bird free printable template for use in both fabric and felt crafts and paper crafts too. Ideas and inspiration with photos on what to make.

    Whimsical Felt or Paper Bird Template

    Whimsical Felt or Paper Bird Template

    by Marie4

  • 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.

    How to Knit a Comfort Doll or Duduza Doll

    How to Knit a Comfort Doll or Duduza Doll

    by Sushma Webber10

  • This versatile necklace has a bit of a vintage look and can be worn with either the button fastening in the back as a necklace or in the front for more of a collar look. The necklace in the photos is about 27” long. You can add or omit repeats of the pattern to customize the length. I used DK weight yarn for this project, but I think it would also be pretty in a sock weight (adjust needle size as needed).

    Free Jewelry Knitting Pattern for High Tea Collar Necklace

    Free Jewelry Knitting Pattern for High Tea Collar Necklace

    by Donna Herron4

  • Crochet two pretty hearts with these easy crochet patterns. This is a written crochet pattern complete with a diagram and videos for extra help.

    Adorable Heart Crochet Pattern—Free!

    Adorable Heart Crochet Pattern—Free!

    by Mariska Vos-Bolman0

  • 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.

    DIY Felt Flower Brooch Tutorial

    DIY Felt Flower Brooch Tutorial

    by Suzanne Day26

  • A lot of history can be found in the art of the time. That includes quilts which was a form of utilitarian art. Changes in technology, fashion, and culture can be found in them.

    Finding History in Quilts

    Finding History in Quilts

    by Rebecca Graf1

  • This cozy cowl features yarn carried in front and knitted stitches moving up and down to look like reindeer tracks. A beautiful pattern to show off the colors of variegated yarn, this cowl also looks great in solid colors. This pattern is easy, but suggested for advanced beginners or experiences knitters who are familiar with knitting terms and slipped stitch techniques.

    Free Knitting Pattern:  Reindeer Tracks Cowl

    Free Knitting Pattern: Reindeer Tracks Cowl

    by Donna Herron4

  • 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.

    How to Knit: Casting On

    How to Knit: Casting On

    by Stacie Naczelnik25

  • Seam sewing for the beginning sewer. Learn how to sew a seam in a few easy steps. Be clever, sew a seam.

    How to Sew a Seam

    How to Sew a Seam

    by KA Hanna0

  • Here is a free crochet pattern for a coin purse or catch-all for small items! The zipper serves as the mouth, adding a fun twist to a great crochet project for anyone from beginners to experts!

    Crochet a Molih Amigurumi Coin Purse: Free Pattern

    Crochet a Molih Amigurumi Coin Purse: Free Pattern

    by Moira Durano-Abesmo12

  • This great stash buster also serves to keep your crochet hooks neat and organized. Use whatever materials you have laying around.

    Sew Your Own Crochet Hook Case

    Sew Your Own Crochet Hook Case

    by CarteDuJourFarms0

  • A first patchwork quilt is a daunting project for many quilters - but it doesn't need to be! You can make a beautiful quilt quickly, by crafting your own block layout and quilting in a simple design.

    How to Make a Simple Patchwork Quilt

    How to Make a Simple Patchwork Quilt

    by Kymberly Fergusson9

  • Lost the instructions or just a bit confused? Try this step-by-step tutorial and you'll be able to teach your children how to use a knitting fork in no time!

    How to Use a Knitting Fork or Lucet

    How to Use a Knitting Fork or Lucet

    by Fay Cooke1

  • This step by step tutorial takes you through the process of making a wet felted Poinsettia. This much loved and popular flower is more associated with Christmas than any other flower in the world.

    How to Wet Felt a Poinsettia Flower for Xmas

    How to Wet Felt a Poinsettia Flower for Xmas

    by Sally Gulbrandsen23

  • 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.

    How to Wet Felt a Hat on a Multi-Way Bell Hat Shaper

    How to Wet Felt a Hat on a Multi-Way Bell Hat Shaper

    by Sally Gulbrandsen20

  • This free knitting pattern has a lace and cable design that continues around the neck and creates a cozy and comfy cowl. This pattern is fully charted with descriptions of the abbreviations at the bottom of the chart and is designed for experienced beginners or advanced knitters who are familiar with basic terms and knitting cables.

    Free Knitting Pattern for Cabled Modern English Cowl

    Free Knitting Pattern for Cabled Modern English Cowl

    by Donna Herron9

  • I am a fabric hoarder and can't bear to throw away even the smallest scrap. I have heard on the intervines that I am not alone.

    Fabric Scrap Projects

    Fabric Scrap Projects

    by Bev G30

  • 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.

    How to Make a Double-Sided Afghan

    How to Make a Double-Sided Afghan

    by shaymonu0

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious mental health condition that can cause many problems for the people that suffer from it. It is a form of extreme anxiety that manifests itself in obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. It certainly requires diagnosis and treatment by a medical professional. But in addition to that, people with this condition may be able to use the craft of crochet to assist them in managing their symptoms.

    Can Crochet Help People with OCD?

    Can Crochet Help People with OCD?

    by Kathryn Vercillo33

  • Upcycle your old Ugg boots with tie-dye. Tie-dye Ugg boots tutorial using Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye.

    How to Tie-Dye Ugg Boots

    How to Tie-Dye Ugg Boots

    by KA Hanna32

  • Learn how to wet-felt a bar of soap and transform it into an object of real beauty. Not only will it last longer, but it can also be used as a scrubber!

    How to Make Wet-Felted Soap

    How to Make Wet-Felted Soap

    by Sally Gulbrandsen14

  • 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.

    Make Your Own Linen Pillowcases

    Make Your Own Linen Pillowcases

    by Dolores Monet9

  • Compare the double-strand, single-strand method, and flat-panel method of making yarn from plastic bags for crocheting or knitting.

    Methods of Making Plarn

    Methods of Making Plarn

    by Moira Durano-Abesmo6

  • Crochet a pretty cactus with this easy crochet pattern. This is a written crochet pattern with photos to help you make this cute cactus.

    Cactus Crochet Pattern - Free!

    Cactus Crochet Pattern - Free!

    by Mariska Vos-Bolman0

  • If you are someone that would like to learn how to sew, you can learn the basics from the easy-to-follow lessons here. With step-by-step instructions, learning to sew is pretty easy.

    Free Sewing Lessons for Beginners

    Free Sewing Lessons for Beginners

    by Author Victoria Sheffield0

  • Pincushions are popular crafts to make, use, collect and enjoy. This tutorial includes easy directions for making a cupcake-style pincushion that can be decorated and embellished in a number of ways.

    How to Make an Embroidered Pincushion

    How to Make an Embroidered Pincushion

    by Donna Herron16

  • 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.

    How to Safely Wash Old or Fine Tatting

    How to Safely Wash Old or Fine Tatting

    by JulieStrier7

  • 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!

    Free Knitting Pattern:  Textured Fingerless Gloves or Mitts

    Free Knitting Pattern: Textured Fingerless Gloves or Mitts

    by Donna Herron35

  • Yes, you can sew your own pair of pajama bottoms! Quick and easy instructions for sewing PJ pants.

    How to Sew Pajamas

    How to Sew Pajamas

    by KA Hanna2

  • How do you knit a nightcap? While the idea of a nightcap may seem outdated, you can actually tailor the basic pattern by incorporating stripes, different types of yarn, bead, pompons, and other embellishments. The basic design of the nightcap makes it a fairly easy project. For this particular project, the finished circumference fits most adults, approximately 23 inches. In order to complete it, you should be able to cast on, do knit stitch, purl stitch, knit in the round, and decrease.

    How Do You Knit a Nightcap?

    How Do You Knit a Nightcap?

    by Annabelle Tyler2

  • 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.

    Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

    Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

    by Barbara Badder20

  • Learn how to crochet a cute crochet case for your iPhone, iPod touch, or any other mobile phone or MP3 player. This guide will show you how to make a case, cozy, and how to customize your design.

    Crochet Cell Phone Pouch

    Crochet Cell Phone Pouch

    by Samantha Harris4

  • With some basic knitting and sewing stitches, you can make a cute little yarn ball bookmark to enjoy with your favorite book. This easy bookmark would make a great gift for any knitter or crocheter!

    Free Knitting Pattern for an Easy Yarn Ball Bookmark

    Free Knitting Pattern for an Easy Yarn Ball Bookmark

    by Donna Herron2

  • 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.

    How to Make Wet Felted Booties With Knitted Tops

    How to Make Wet Felted Booties With Knitted Tops

    by Sally Gulbrandsen53

  • 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 also teaches the four most basic crochet stitches: single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet.

    How to Crochet

    How to Crochet

    by Stacie Naczelnik82

  • Keep your arms warm and stylish by knitting your own armwarmers with these easy to knit patterns and ideas.

    How to Knit Easy Armwarmers

    How to Knit Easy Armwarmers

    by JulieStrier2

  • 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.

    Template for Quick and Easy Wet Felted Coin Purses

    Template for Quick and Easy Wet Felted Coin Purses

    by Sally Gulbrandsen20

  • This free knitting pattern creates a decorative basket featuring a unique geometric shape. This basket is perfect for holding small items or a plant, or just to display as a beautiful handmade item.

    Free Knitting Pattern:  Geometric Basket

    Free Knitting Pattern: Geometric Basket

    by Donna Herron16

  • 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.

    Quilting 101: How to Sew a Nine-Patch Block

    Quilting 101: How to Sew a Nine-Patch Block

    by QuiltFinger0

  • A simple basting stitch for hand sewing is really not hard, once you know what steps to follow and what to look out for. This simple stitch will work for mending ripped cloth, sewing on buttons, hand-sewing delicate areas in clothing construction,...

    How to Stitch: Step-by-Step with Pictures

    How to Stitch: Step-by-Step with Pictures

    by Ann Leavitt8

  • This hub is a free pattern for making some basic socks for Barbie. You can end off earlier to get lower socks or continue on with the pattern for knee high socks.

    Barbie Basic Socks (Free Crochet Pattern)

    Barbie Basic Socks (Free Crochet Pattern)

    by dezalyx8

  • An interview with my grandmother about her passion for quilting. Includes how she began quilting during the Great Depression, her favorite patterns, and how she managed to quilt while raising 9 children through some of the country's leanest times.

    Grandmother's Quilts

    Grandmother's Quilts

    by Jayme Kinsey19

  • Free crochet pattern for a very adorable newborn baby shoes featuring an uncommon crochet stitch - the pineapple stitch

    Crochet Baby Booties Free Pattern

    Crochet Baby Booties Free Pattern

    by Moira Durano-Abesmo25

  • 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.

    How to Make a Wet Felted Pansy

    How to Make a Wet Felted Pansy

    by Sally Gulbrandsen41

  • 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.

    How To Make A Wembley Fraggle Rock Costume

    How To Make A Wembley Fraggle Rock Costume

    by Shay Marie24

  • 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.

    Sewing A Gift that Grandma Will Use

    Sewing A Gift that Grandma Will Use

    by Peg Cole48

  • Hexagon patchwork is a traditional form of making quilts. Let's investigate the many ways you can design both traditional and modern quilts from hexagon shapes.

    Patchwork Quilt Designs: Hexagons

    Patchwork Quilt Designs: Hexagons

    by Jan T Urquhart Baillie3

  • Crochet two pretty stars with these easy crochet patterns. This is a written crochet pattern complete with a diagram and videos for extra help.

    Cute Star Crochet Pattern - Free!

    Cute Star Crochet Pattern - Free!

    by Mariska Vos-Bolman0

  • If you're learning to crochet, the first step is getting to know the tools you will be using. From hook types to yarn types, take a look at this in depth article to start you off.

    The Basics of Crochet: Tools of the Trade

    The Basics of Crochet: Tools of the Trade

    by Megan Black0

  • 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.

    How to Make Wet Felted Coin Purses: A Free Tutorial

    How to Make Wet Felted Coin Purses: A Free Tutorial

    by Sally Gulbrandsen40

  • noricum People who like to crochet (or who want to learn) often have in mind that they want to learn how to crochet a baby blanket. There are a lot of great reasons to do so. There are also a lot of little tips for making an easy crochet baby...

    How to Crochet an Easy Baby Blanket

    How to Crochet an Easy Baby Blanket

    by Kathryn Vercillo22

  • Free knitting pattern for a headband/ear warmer and matching mitts in horizontal reverse stockinette rib stitch.

    Easy Knit Headband and Mitts

    Easy Knit Headband and Mitts

    by KT Dunn0

  • Six-inch Mattel Kelly dolls were only made for a short time. It is quite difficult to find clothing to fit them. Here is a free crochet pattern to make your own clothing.

    Free Crochet Pattern for 6" Mattel Kelly Doll

    Free Crochet Pattern for 6" Mattel Kelly Doll

    by HeatherH1045

  • Learn how to make a wet felted Gilet for a child using wet felting techniques. You will learn how to trace a template using a commercial sewing pattern and use this as the basis for your design.

    How to Make a Wet Felted Gilet for a Child

    How to Make a Wet Felted Gilet for a Child

    by Sally Gulbrandsen24

  • 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.

    How to Make a Baby Girl's 'Nuno' Felted Circle Jacket

    How to Make a Baby Girl's 'Nuno' Felted Circle Jacket

    by Sally Gulbrandsen18

  • Knit a cute baby shrug to make a lovely summer gift! It's simple to knit because you just need to create a rectangular shape. This is great lace-knitting practice for beginners.

    Easy and Cute Baby Shrug Knitting Pattern

    Easy and Cute Baby Shrug Knitting Pattern

    by whiteflowerneedle1

  • 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.

    How to Make an Easy 3d  Wet Felted Flower

    How to Make an Easy 3d Wet Felted Flower

    by Sally Gulbrandsen7

  • I made this knitted basket using Zoë Scheffy's FREE Pinwheel Coaster pattern as a base, then knitting up the sides in a diamond pattern. I love having baskets around the house to hold things and to use as decoration.

    Knitting Directions for Pinwheel Basket Pattern

    Knitting Directions for Pinwheel Basket Pattern

    by Donna Herron10

  • 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.

    How to Make Wet Felted Soaps Using a Tumble Dryer

    How to Make Wet Felted Soaps Using a Tumble Dryer

    by Sally Gulbrandsen48

  • Never run out of starch again! Learn how to make your own spray starch for quilting, crafting, and ironing. All you need is water, corn starch, and an empty spray bottle.

    Homemade Spray Starch Recipe

    Homemade Spray Starch Recipe

    by QuiltFinger0

  • 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.

    Tessellation Quilt Patterns

    Tessellation Quilt Patterns

    by Glimmer Twin Fan20

  • All you need to know to use macrame to make your own hammock. Use it camping, in the back yard, or in your child's room. Make on a smaller scale to hang and organize those stuffed toys in!

    How to Macrame a Hammock

    How to Macrame a Hammock

    by Dawn4

  • Knitted cowls are the perfect accessory to keep you warm during cold weather. This easy knitting pattern creates a simple, yet interesting neckwarmer that men, women and children will enjoy wearing!

    Free Knitting Pattern:  Slightly Shifting Knitted Cowl

    Free Knitting Pattern: Slightly Shifting Knitted Cowl

    by Donna Herron14

  • A sweater snag does not necessarily mean your sweater's natural life is over. With a little care a sweater snag can be fixed by pulling, adjusting, crocheting the opening and securing the excess with a needle and thread. Never fear - just learn how to fix a knit sweater snag, with or without a hole, and keep wearing that great sweater that you love!

    How to Fix a Hole or Snag in Knit Sweaters

    How to Fix a Hole or Snag in Knit Sweaters

    by Anastasia Kingsley3

  • Winter is here, and sometimes a hat is a little much. I have made several of these ear warmers for my Etsy Shop and for a local gift shop. They are easy to make and modify to suit your preferences.

    How to Crochet an Ear Warmer

    How to Crochet an Ear Warmer

    by Diane Ziomek6

  • Want to make a useful baby shower gift? Or just add some practical baby items to your collection? These bibs are so easy and quick to make, it will only take an hour or two to make a dozen. Using t-shirts to create baby bibs makes this a budget friendly project, while giving your baby some unique accessories.

    Baby Bib Tutorial:  Repurpose T-shirt Fabric Into Practical Baby Gift

    Baby Bib Tutorial: Repurpose T-shirt Fabric Into Practical Baby Gift

    by Jayme Kinsey10

  • Of all the different patchwork techniques out there, this must surely rank as one of the fastest and easiest, yet the results can be stunning and the possible permutations are endless.

    Dresden Plate Patchwork Block: Five Easy Steps

    Dresden Plate Patchwork Block: Five Easy Steps

    by Annabelle Johnson0

  • Including photos and instructions, learn how to make reusable fabric bowl covers with this step by step guide. This project is a great way to use up fabric, save money and be kind to the environment.

    How to Make Reusable Fabric Bowl Covers

    How to Make Reusable Fabric Bowl Covers

    by Glimmer Twin Fan137

  • For a unique gift, turn a drawing into a one-of-a-kind stuffed toy. The step by step photos and instructions provided will make the process easy.

    How to Make a Stuffed Toy From a Drawing

    How to Make a Stuffed Toy From a Drawing

    by Glimmer Twin Fan114

  • Make this super cute, and environmentally friendly apron, by upcycling old jeans. It's easy with these detailed photos and step by step instructions.

    Upcycled Denim Apron Tutorial

    Upcycled Denim Apron Tutorial

    by Glimmer Twin Fan108

  • 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.

    Tie-Dyeing With Sharpies and Rubbing Alcohol

    Tie-Dyeing With Sharpies and Rubbing Alcohol

    by LopezUnleashed7

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