Learn how to crochet a peplum top and skirt for curvy Barbie. The lacy pattern makes the outfit perfect for special occasions.
Seam sewing for the beginning sewer. Learn how to sew a seam in a few easy steps. Be clever, sew a seam.
This kennel bedding cage mat sews up quickly. I hope you make bunches and bunches of extra mats to donate to the local animal shelter. Better yet, share this tutorial so more animal lovers can help!
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.
Get your Barbie ready for summer with this ridged sundress! The dress is worked from side to side, forming a vertical ridged pattern along with some waist shaping.
This tutorial shows you how to sew three basic hand sewing stitches; the running stitch, running backstitch and backstitch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article is a free crochet pattern for a simple shell-stitched dress for the Mother and Sister critter of Sylvanian Families.
How to crochet a round basket out of gardening twine using three easy stitches. This basket can be made in an afternoon.
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
Make these free pumpkin crochet patterns and decorate your home for fall, autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Do you love to crochet or knit? If so, then this easy project is for you. I crocheted this preemie hat but you can also knit it. The great thing about this project is that you can decide on how many rows you want.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
If you haven't tried Tapestry Crochet, you are missing out on a wonderful art form. This page includes How to Do Tapestry Crochet plus free patterns and graphs to use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Devoré is a beautiful technique that produces fabrics with sheer areas. Learn to make your own velvet burnout fabrics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This dishcloth pattern, by Sandi Marshall, includes how-to photos. It is good practice for the crochet techniques of skipping a stitch and for crocheting in a chain space, while making a useful item for your kitchen. ...
I had a pair of shorts that were too big. They were the perfect length, and I loved that the color went with so many of my tops and shoes. The shorts were a bit too big around the waist and hips, so I pinned them for a quick sewing job that resulted in them fitting like a dream!
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.
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 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 article is a free crochet pattern of an easily adjustable bracelet that is fastened by a button.
If you've always wanted to make a round rug, read on for tips and tricks. Follow along with me as I share how I created this rug.
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.
Make elegant decorative curtains using grommets with this simple tutorial and tips from my experience creating them for my patio.
Give your bedroom a quick makeover by making your own pillowcases. It's fast, fun and easy when you use this step-by-step photo guide that will show you how.
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.
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!
Make your own awesome Darth Vader amigurumi doll with this free crochet pattern! It'd make a cool gift for any Star Wars fan. The dark side has never looked so cute!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free crochet pattern for a very adorable newborn baby shoes featuring an uncommon crochet stitch - the pineapple stitch
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.
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...
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.
This is a free crochet pattern for a Barbie Strapless Chevron Dress. The pattern is available in both English and Dutch.
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.
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 is a simple project to protect your fingers from severe yarn burn and also use up your scrap thread!
A free pattern for a crocheted dishcloth worked in variegated kitchen cotton and trimmed with a scalloped edge.
Make an angel wing scrubbie with this free crochet pattern! It's easy to put together and has many potential uses.
Find a tutorial for sewing a classy colored pencil holder. This project is easily adaptable for crayons.
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!
This article is a free crochet pattern for Barbie Bermuda Shorts. It also includes a bonus pattern for the cropped top, which was previously done for a Pullip doll.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Want cool fitness wear without the hefty price tag? Discover how to reconstruct a tshirt and weave a ladder back pattern without sewing!
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.
A pattern for an easy, one-size, cloche-type hat, knit in the round with bulky yarn and large needles.
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.
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!
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.
Looking for a unique and easy Halloween craft to make your party more festive? Then check out this no-sew DIY fabric bowl tutorial. Filled with wrapped candy and fun trinkets, they make great party gifts too.
Find out how to make this simple and adorable finger puppet for your little one. This pattern is quick to whip up too.
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!
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.
A cosy rug can be a useful project for any time of the year. It will help to use up those odd balls of wool and can be a welcome gift - made with love.
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.
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.
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...
Create cute, quirky art quilts with this quick and easy technique. Master design and assembly techniques pioneered by folks from the Chicago School of Fusing! I'll show you how!
Learn how to crochet a water bottle cozy. The design is made specifically for perfectly cylindrical bottles.
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.
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.
Create a charming pincushion and notions box out of an Altoids tin, or other small box. This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to transform these items into a handy, yet pretty sewing accessory!
A in-depth guide to creating scallop stitches in hand embroidery including tips and tricks on getting the perfect stitch.
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.
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).
This article is a free crochet pattern for the Barbie Strapless Bodysuit. It was designed to fit Barbie Model Muse body types.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
A more casual alternative to a traditional frame, a pillow or cushion cover with a 'fabric frame' is a great way to display your completed cross stitch projects!
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!
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!
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.
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.
These step by step photos and instructions make it easy for you to create your own unique felt hair clips for any occasion.
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.
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.
Here are two free patterns for lacy crochet snowflakes that can be used to decorate a Christmas tree or gift.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Step by step instructions for working the most common increases and decreases., with photos and video.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to crochet a Barbie Backpack and Berry-Stitched Shrug. The accessories are also the right size for other 10-12" fashion dolls.
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.
Free knitting pattern for a headband/ear warmer and matching mitts in horizontal reverse stockinette rib stitch.
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.
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.
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 the difference between knit and crochet items so you can decide on whether to learn knit, crochet, or both. Each method has pros and cons.
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.
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.
Keep your arms warm and stylish by knitting your own armwarmers with these easy to knit patterns and ideas.
Knitting diagonally is an easy and sophisticated way to show off new stitch patterns. Here are 3 techniques that can get you started.
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.
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.
This article is a plain lacy sleeveless top made specifically for the Barbie Basics doll (or Model Muse).
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.
This great stash buster also serves to keep your crochet hooks neat and organized. Use whatever materials you have laying around.
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.
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.
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.
Once you have your crazy fabrics stitched to your base, you start embellishing the seams. That's the fun part of crazy patchwork.
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.
Here are two free crochet patterns to make small pouch bags. Learn to make lacy shell scallops and openwork staggered shell-stitches!
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!
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.
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.
Love crochet? Looking for a fun take on turtle toys and key chains? Then this free pattern is for you!
Find out how to care for and store your prized quilts to ensure that they will last for generations to come.
Easy crochet edging on flannel fabric makes a delightful baby blanket. Create some to use and a few to give away as thoughtful gifts!
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.
This hub is a free crochet pattern for Barbie Sleeveless Petticoat Dress. It was designed to fit Barbie Model Muse body types.
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 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.