This free wet felting tutorial combines three felting techniques to create a stunning handbag which can be made in several hours with the help of a tumble dryer. It is a quick easy way to make a bag.
Creating a crocheted edge on flannel fabric for a baby blanket is an easy project. Make a few to be given away as thoughtful gifts!
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.
Send your loved ones a handmade Valentine's card this year! I will inspire you to use your crochet skills to make this romantic time of year even more special.
Learn how to crochet a v-neck bubble dress for Barbie. The dress is backless so you only need one snap to complete the outfit.
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.
Keep your arms warm and stylish by knitting your own armwarmers with these easy to knit patterns and ideas.
A in-depth guide to creating scallop stitches in hand embroidery including tips and tricks on getting the perfect stitch.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Learn how to use the automatic bobbin winder on your sewing machine. This tutorial is perfect for beginners and includes step-by-step instructions and a video.
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.
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.
Even if you're new to quilting, this beautiful (and free) pattern is quick and easy. It's the disappearing 4 patch.
Find a tutorial for sewing a classy colored pencil holder. This project is easily adaptable for crayons.
Learn how to inexpensively make a duvet cover out of two flat sheets. Let your imagination go wild. You don't even need a sewing machine.
When learning a new hobby, you always have to start at the beginning with knowing nothing. In 2010, I decided I wanted to learn how to knit. And trust me - it was not an easy or quick process.
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.
Want cool fitness wear without the hefty price tag? Discover how to reconstruct a tshirt and weave a ladder back pattern without sewing!
Here are two free patterns for lacy crochet snowflakes that can be used to decorate a Christmas tree or gift.
This article is a free crochet pattern for the Barbie Strapless Bodysuit. It was designed to fit Barbie Model Muse body types.
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.
A free pattern for a crocheted dishcloth worked in variegated kitchen cotton and trimmed with a scalloped edge.
Each arc is crocheted one after the other. So, defining a foundation chain for the length desired is not necessary. It's perfect for blankets, afghans, clothes, etc. Versatile in construction, versatile in application!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Knitting diagonally is an easy and sophisticated way to show off new stitch patterns. Here are 3 techniques that can get you started.
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.
This hub is a free crochet pattern for a fun summer outfit for Pullip. The outfit consists of a cropped top with puffy sleeves, a layered skirt, and a flower headpiece.
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.
Once you have your crazy fabrics stitched to your base, you start embellishing the seams. That's the fun part of crazy patchwork.
This article is a plain lacy sleeveless top made specifically for the Barbie Basics doll (or Model Muse).
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.
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!
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.
Love crochet? Looking for a fun take on turtle toys and key chains? Then this free pattern is for you!
Free crochet pattern for a very adorable newborn baby shoes featuring an uncommon crochet stitch - the pineapple stitch
This article is a free crochet pattern for Barbie Business Suit. The pattern is split into three parts: blazer, pencil skirt, and tank top.
This hub is a free crochet pattern for Barbie Sleeveless Petticoat Dress. It was designed to fit Barbie Model Muse body types.
Have a rhinestone design kit and lost the instructions? Or perhaps received one second-hand or as a hand-me-down? Here are basic instructions on how to use it, how to change the plungers, and how to identify the size of the rhinestones by the size chart.
Make your own beautiful, layered infinity scarf with your choice of three ways to finish it. Warm and comfortable, this is an easy project that only takes a few hours to complete. Just keep knitting.
Learn how to make lovely boot-style baby booties! Knitting with two contrasting colors makes simple and beautiful stripes colorwork. It is not only a thoughtful handmade present but also a gift that can charm a new mom.
This article is a free crochet pattern for a simple sanitary pad cozy that is secured by a button inserted into a tab.
Leather purses are easy to make, check this out to find out how to make a suede pouch purse (great for little girls) a leather hand purse and a faux leather wallet.
Never sewn anything before but want to try? Learn how to easily sew an envelope cushion cover with these clear instructions and a helpful video!
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 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.
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 how to make quilt binding for all of your projects. This tutorial covers cross-grain, bias tape, and continuous quilt binding as well as instructions for attaching the binding to your quilt.
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.
Celebrate the Fall season and Thanksgiving holiday by creating a colorful autumn display with these easy scrap fabric fall leaves. This tutorial makes a festive table decoration and napkin rings.
This pattern for a cozy knitted scarflet is designed to be warm enough for winter, yet still displays the changing colors of fall or the fresh colors of spring.
Wet felting is not an exact science! Sometimes, things really do go wrong. Most times, there is a solution. In this tutorial, you will learn how to needle felt the problem away.
This hub is a free crochet pattern for Barbie Flounce Open-Shoulder High Slit Dress. It is made specifically for Barbie Model Muse body types.
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
Make an easy pillowcase for a child to tell him or her that you care. Choose a fun fabric design and check out the sewing process to create this project. Using it as a gift is icing on the cake!
Find the perfectly unusual crochet creature to make for Valentine's Day! It's a great way to say "I love you" in a unique way.
This hub is a free crochet pattern for a Barbie lace casual top and a mini skirt. It is worked separately so it can be paired with other pieces.
Use a Moët and Chandon top hat-shaped ice bucket to shape the top hat made in this wet-felting tutorial. The end result is as good, if not better, than a hat created using an expensive vintage wooden hat block.
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.
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.
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.
Make elegant decorative curtains using grommets with this simple tutorial and tips from my experience creating them for my patio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy guide to upholstering with different types of materials, including furniture fabric, faux fur and carpet; examples upholstered includes chairs, stools, sewing box and padded cat flap insulator.
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.
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.
Learn how to crochet a peplum top and skirt for curvy Barbie. The lacy pattern makes the outfit perfect for special occasions.
Here is a free crochet pattern to make a bikini drawstring bag for Barbie. It is also the right size for other 10-12" fashion dolls.
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!
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.
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.
Use this free crochet pattern to create a Barbie-sized shopping tote made from granny squares! This is a great stash buster for your size 10 threads.
This great stash buster also serves to keep your crochet hooks neat and organized. Use whatever materials you have laying around.
The free knitting patterns in this hub are perfect for beginners. The coaster patterns are easy and perfect for holiday, handmade gifts. Part 2 will continue with coaster tips and how to knit lessons.
DIY crib sheets are a great way to add a personal touch to a baby's nursery. They're quick and easy to make, and depending on the fabric you select, they're a money-saving option to boot.
Are you looking for a tutorial for a great homemade baby gift? Homemade gifts are an excellent way to make a new mom feel special and supported. Better yet, this homemade gift is cute and practical!
This tutorial shows you how to sew three basic hand sewing stitches; the running stitch, running backstitch and backstitch.
This article is a tutorial on how to customize your own wooden teething rings with different crochet ideas.
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!
A pattern for an easy, one-size, cloche-type hat, knit in the round with bulky yarn and large needles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you're in the market for a new summer bag or simply want DIY tote ideas, this tutorial for a messenger bag is worth checking out.
Step by step instructions for working the most common increases and decreases., with photos and video.
Make an angel wing scrubbie with this free crochet pattern! It's easy to put together and has many potential uses.
Here is a free pattern to make doll shorts or pants with no snaps. While it's written in a general format, the instructions include my notes for Makies doll shorts at the end.
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.
Learn how to crochet a Barbie Backpack and Berry-Stitched Shrug. The accessories are also the right size for other 10-12" fashion dolls.
Picking out stitches can save an embroidered garment from apparent disaster. With the proper techniques and enough patience, almost any design can be removed and sewn over.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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!
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.
Easy to make fingerless gloves. Also includes alternative directions for gloves made on a loom for those who don't crochet. You can even make your own leg warmers for dogs!
This article is a free crochet pattern for Barbie Short Shorts. It is used as the basic pattern for several other designs, including Barbie Basic Leggings.
I wrote this free crochet pattern for doll overalls. It's designed to fit any doll you have. I've also included my notes for Makies overalls and a simple Makies tube top.
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.
I created these wet-felted heart cushions to be love tokens for Valentine's day. Use sweet colors like pink, purple, and lilac instead of the traditional red for this project!
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.
Crochet two pretty hearts with these easy crochet patterns. This is a written crochet pattern complete with a diagram and videos for extra help.
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.
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.
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.
When creating custom printed shirts, there are two popular methods: screen printing and DTG printing. Check out the advantages & disadvantages of both methods to help decide which option is best.
A detailed personal review of the soft touch crochet hooks by Clover. These are a great piece of kit for crocheting and especially if you enjoy making toys or amigurumi.
The holidays are right around the corner, the party list is growing, and you know that it is impolite to attend a party empty handed, so what are you to do? Well, make some fabric bags that can accommodate any bottled gift.
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,...
This article is about colorblocking by carrying the unused colors at the wrong side of the work and introducing new colors only when it starts in the pattern.
Did you know it’s easy to make doll clothes with no sewing skills? Use this method to create and customize designs for any doll and save money while doing it!
These step by step photos and instructions make it easy for you to create your own unique felt hair clips for any occasion.
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...
This article is all about ruffles —some pictures on Barbie clothes with ruffles, how to add them to your patterns, and a simple pattern for adding ruffles to a simple bodycon.
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.
This patchwork block can be made without a sewing machine and therefore it's a perfect small project to take anywhere you go. It's easy and satisfying to do and the results can be stunning.
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 free crochet pattern for a Barbie Laptop Messenger Bag. It also fits other 12" dolls like those from Monster High and Pullip!
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.
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...
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.
This wet felting tutorial is designed for the intermediate to advanced feltmaker. The end result should be a stunning piece of felt art to wear or use as chemo hat or simply for display.
Save money and get crafty with an easy and cute leotard! Step-by-step instructions on making your tiny dancer cute and comfortable! Excellent project for beginners.
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!
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.
Learn how to crochet a 7" wig with fringe. While most wigs use wefts to add hair, this tutorial is a no-sew pattern and can be done with just a crochet hook.
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.
Seize the day and learn to use your sewing machine! These practical tips will show you how to prepare your sewing machine and make your first perfectly formed stitches. You can do it!
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.
Learn how to crochet a water bottle cozy. The design is made specifically for perfectly cylindrical bottles.
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.
This is a simple project to protect your fingers from severe yarn burn and also use up your scrap thread!
Make this super cute, and environmentally friendly apron, by upcycling old jeans. It's easy with these detailed photos and step by step instructions.
Find out how to care for and store your prized quilts to ensure that they will last for generations to come.
This article contains a tutorial on how to crochet a backless sundress for Ashlynn Ella and a pair of shorts for Hunter the Huntsman.
This hat idea is really easy to make, it only requires learning to make one stitch, and sewing your handiwork together. Firstly, you will need: 4.5mm knitting needles one ball of yarn or wool in any colour of your choice a thick sewing needle
This hub is a free pattern for a Colorblocked Panel Sheath Dress for your Barbie Basics doll. It is made specifically for Barbie Model Muse body types.
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.
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.
Crochet some accessories for your Curvy Barbie doll. This accessories pack includes a hat and a jacket that can work as basic necessities for your Curvy Barbie's wardrobe.
Seam sewing for the beginning sewer. Learn how to sew a seam in a few easy steps. Be clever, sew a seam.
In this economy, it's getting harder and harder to save a penny. Here's a tip on how to make your kiddos clothing "stretch" the extra mile.e
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.
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.
Although A Stitch in Time, Volumes 1 & 2 are knitting books, they are also an archive of vintage fashion and a history lesson on the events and people who influenced fashion trends over the years.
Looking for a free pattern for your daughter's american girl doll or 18 inch doll? Then you will definitely love this step by step tutorial on how to sew bubble skirt for dollies.
Get your Curvy Barbie ready for summer with this free bodycon dress pattern! It features a beautiful scoop neckline, and uses a simple chain stitch pattern throughout.