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How-To: Make The Best Sandwich Ever…Maybe

Photos: J. Kenji López-Alt<p>The shooter’s sandwich is an internet-famous concoction that consists of beef Wellington nestled with mushrooms, onions, mustard, and horseradish, in the ingeniously accommodating sanctuary of a hollowed out loaf of crusty bread. The whole thing is then wrapped in paper …


How-To: Light Up Sparkle Skirt

Light up a room just by walking in—and I mean literally—with this light up sparkle skirt tutorial from Becky Stern at Adafruit!<p>Make clothing that lights up when you move! This is a sewing (no soldering) Flora project using 12 color-changing NeoPixels and the Flora accelerometer/compass module. …


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 …


How-To: Light-Up Angler Fish Embroidery on Shorts

Wear your deep sea geekery on your sleeve—er, shorts—with this fun light-up angler fish embroidery tutorial and video from Becky at Adafruit!<p>This is a very simple FLORA project with no soldering– a single NeoPixel lights up on an embroidered angler fish on a pair of shorts. The main board is …


HOW TO – LED Earrings

Slade sent us this great Instructables how to on making LED earrings. In the intro, “<i>I’ve made these simple earrings for friends before. They will glow well over 12 hours and can be made for less then 10 dollers of parts.</i>” Link.


How-To: Glowing Chuck Taylor Converse All-Star Sneakers

Make your favorite pair of Chucks extra-special: light up that famous star logo with this awesome glowing Chuck Taylor Converse All-Star shoe tutorial and video from Becky at Adafruit. (Don’t worry—she includes instructions for both the printed and rubber badge logos!)<p>Make your logo light up with …


How-To: Electron Bow

My pal Becky at Adafruit makes a whole lot of things light up, but this giant electron bow might be my favorite glowing accessory yet.<p>Check out the video above, then head over to Adafruit to see the full tutorial!


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

Sewing Tip: Clipping vs. Notching

When moving beyond sewing in straight lines, knowing when to clip and when to notch can definitely confuse new sewers. Luckily, Megan Neilsen shared this handy guide to clipping and notching—with plenty of tips and photos—to help keep novice stitchers on track!

Tunisian Crochet Basics

Tunisian crochet (also called afghan stitch) is my newest yarn crafting obsession, and I love the luxuriously thick and beautifully textured fabric it produces. Because it’s an old technique that’s a fairly new crafting trend, there aren’t a ton of modern resources out there for beginners, so I’m …

How-To: Embellish Sewing Projects with Surface Cording

Add texture and personality to your sewing projects with this surface cording tutorial from The Coletterie!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to surface cording tutorialThe Coletterie to see the full how-to!


How-To: Fabric Cuff Bracelet

Turn your prettiest fabric scraps into fun pieces of jewelry with this fabric cuff bracelet tutorial from Sachiko at Tea Rose Home!<p>Ready to make your own? Head over to Tea Rose Home to see how it’s done.


How-To: Gatsby-Inspired Bridal Fascinator

Is there a day to dress up in your near future? Make a gorgeous Gatsby-inspired fascinator with this detailed tutorial from Joyce at Angelica Brigade!<p>Ready to make your own? Head over to Angelica Brigade to see the full how-to.<p>[Via CraftGawker]

How-To: 10 Minute Crocheted Hexagons

Looking for an instant-gratification yarn project? Whip up some 10 minute crocheted hexagons with Pip at Meet Me At Mike’s!<p>See the full tutorial on Meet Me At Mike’s!

How-To: Chicken n’ Waffles Sliders

Trish from Mom On Timeout posted a handy take on the classic chicken n’ waffles dish with this Chicken Ranch Waffle Sliders recipe.<p>[via Neatorama]<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Chicken and Waffle Wings<br>• Chicken ‘n Waffles on a Stick<br>• Buffalo Wing Cupcakes


How-To: Bias Bound Seams

Add strength and beauty to the inside of your handmade garments and sewing projects with this bias bound seams tutorial from Things for Boys!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to Things for Boys to see the full how-to.

Red, White, and Blue Sorbet Floats

If you are looking for a patriotic refreshment, look no further than these Red, White, and Blue Sorbet Floats that Liren Baker just shared on the Wayfair blog.

How-To: Star Wars Adafruit Flora Theremin LED Bra

Instructables user caitlinsdad created a tutorial for this charmingly quirky Star Wars bra featuring an Adafruit Flora arduino theremin, ultrasonic ping sensor, and photocell sensor.<p>Don’t touch that dial. No tweaking the knobs. Just wave your hands in front of the two sensitive senors embedded in …

Wearable Tech

Recipe: Cinnamon Horchata Milkshake

Looking for a refreshing treat to help you cool off this summer? Look no further than this tasty cinnamon horchata milkshake recipe from Henry Happened!

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How-To: Crocheted Ripple Blanket

Dreaming of cooler temps? Get a jump on fall with this crocheted ripple blanket tutorial from Pip at Meet Me at Mike’s!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Chevron Chenille Baby Blanket<br>• Marimekko Picnic Blanket<br>• How-To: Crocheted Robot Blanket

Sewing Tools: The Screw Punch

When it comes to marking and transferring patterns, the humble screw punch can be one of the most useful tools in your sewing arsenal. If you’ve never used one before, you’ll definitely want to check out this screw punch sewing tool post on The Coletterie.<p>Ready to see what this little punch can do? …

How-To: Green Isaac’s Special

If you’re looking for a refreshing tropical cocktail that’s not too sweet, then you might consider trying this Hemingway-approved Green Isaac’s Special. Named after the Isaac Islands in the Bahamas, Hemingway describes the drink in the novel <i>Islands in the Stream</i>.<p>Where Thomas Hudson lay on the …

How-To: Embroidered Cardboard Bangle Bracelet

Turn a leftover packing tape roll into an awesome piece of wearable art with this embroidered cardboard bangle bracelet tutorial that Alison Strang shared on WhimseyBox.<p>Such a great idea! Head on over to WhimseyBox to see the full how-to.