Jennifer Wagner

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How-To: Pond & Scales Sashiko Placemats

Make a beautiful set of embroidered pond & scales sashiko placemats with this tutorial that Aimee Ray, author of <i>Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond: Crewel, Cross Stitch, Sashiko & More</i> shared on Sew Mama Sew!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Embroidered Lampshade<br>• How-To: Sashiko Embroidery

Cross-stitch

Flashback: Sew Comfy Natural Cushions for Wooden Chairs

<b>By Brookelynn Morris</b><p>I have a tiny little home in the woods. It’s filled with entirely hand-me-down furniture and thrift store finds. I have a “green” lifestyle, but mostly because it’s a modest lifestyle. I believe my crafty attitude has been my greatest asset in styling my house with beautiful and …

How-To: Double Crochet

Make the stitches in your crochet projects stack up even faster! Learn how to work a double crochet stitch with this easy to follow photo tutorial from Fiber Flux.<p><b>More:</b><p>Crochet 101: Chain Stitch, Single, and Double Crochet<br>• The Purl Bee’s Crochet 101

Yarn

How-To: Press Violets to Make Botanical Art

Love flowers and floral decor? Press violets to make your own botanical art with this simple tutorial from Erin Boyle at Gardenista.<p>You’ll definitely want to keep this project in mind while your blooms are popping open this spring! Head over to Gardenista for the full how-to.<p>[via Sulia]

Gardening

How-To: Octagon Quilt Block Tote

Try your hand at English paper piecing with this beginner-friendly octagon quilt block tote tutorial that Diane from CraftyPod shared on Michele Made Me.<p>If you’ve got some old quilt blocks taking up room in your sewing space, this project is a great stash buster. If you don’t, that’s okay too! You …

Sewing

How-To: Sew a Swing Shirt

Make a cute and flattering custom summer top with this swing shirt sewing tutorial that Erin from E.C.B. (Especially Creative Broad) shared on Sew, Mama, Sew!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Knit T-Shirt<br>• Arrow Stamped T-Shirt<br>• How-To: Add an Exposed Zipper to a T-Shirt

Sewing

Crocheted Daisy Afghan

I have a really huge yarn crafting crush on this gorgeous crocheted daisy afghan by Joleen Kraft. The colors are so vibrant, and I especially love the giant flower motif!<p>The pattern was somewhat inspired by Spanish tile work, and is made up of octagon and square pieces that are then crocheted …

Ravelry

How-To: Cloth Napkin Throw Pillows

Turn pretty cloth napkins into eye-catching home decor with this cloth napkin throw pillow tutorial from Anu at Nalle’s House!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Kaleidoscope Pillows<br>• How-To: Pintuck Pillows<br>• Knitted Grumpy Cat Pillow<br>• How-To: Silk Flower Applique Pillows

grumpy

How-To: Easy Quilted Pillows

Turn random doodles into a pretty piece of quilting with this easy quilted pillow tutorial from Melly Sews!

Quilting

How-To: Galaxy Twist Bleach and Tie Dye Shirt

Try a fun take on traditional tie dye with this galaxy twist bleach and tie dye shirt tutorial from iLoveToCreate designer Lauri Eaton!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to iLoveToCreate to see the full how-to!

Phones

How-To: Safely Rip Back Knitting Stitches

Break out the yarn and make mistakes without worry with this handy tutorial for safely ripping back knitting stitches from the Webs Yarn Store Blog.<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Start a New Ball of Yarn in a Knitting or Crochet Project<br>• Tips for Faster Knitting<br>• How-To: Seaming and Adding Handles to Knitting Projects

Crafting

How-To: Make a String of Mini Fabric Lamps

Bust that fabric stash while adding colorful handmade details to your decorative lighting with this mini fabric lamps tutorial from Taylor Made!<p>Head over to Taylor Made to see the full how-to!

Quilting

How-To: Simple Four Square Quilt

Have quilt blocks dancing through your dreams, but aren’t sure where to start? Check out this tutorial for making your own striking yet simple four square quilt from Molly’s Sketchbook on the Purl Bee.<p>Such simple shapes, but so much opportunity to play with color! This project would be perfect for …

Quilting

Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Muffin Bread

When my pal—and former CRAFT writer—Rachel shared this lemon blueberry muffin bread recipe that Jenna Weber posted on the PBS website, it took every ounce of strength I had not to abandon my work and immediately run out to buy blueberries.<p>Hello, springtime breakfast!<p>Ready to whip up a batch of your …

Breakfast

How-To: Slip Stitch Dish Towels

Knit a set of gorgeous-looking—but shockingly easy to make—dish towels with this slip stitch dish towels tutorial from Whit’s Knits on the Purl Bee!<p>These dishtowels look really complicated to make, don’t they? I love that because, just like you want hard things to look easy, it’s a great coup to …

Sewing