Crafting

Use Fusible Tape and You Can Sew Without Sewing

Fusible tape is available in a variety of widths and weights. The tape melts, causing a glue-like action between two pieces of fabric.<p>When to Use …

Sewing

The Basic Sewing Skills Everyone Should Know

Add one more item to the list of things you know how to fix: Your own clothes. All you need is a needle and thread.<p>For as long as I can remember, I've been sewing buttons back onto shirts for my dad and three brothers. It used to be easy when we lived in the same house. But as us kids have grown up …

Sewing

A Wonderfully Satisfying Compilation of Stunning Handmade Paper Pop-Up Cards by Peter Dahmen

In 2014, we wrote about the very talented Peter Dahmen who creates gorgeously intricate paper pop-up cards, books and invitations that explode into …

20 Easy DIY Halloween Crafts for Kids

So you are quickly barreling towards Halloween and still all those creepy, crazy and fun decorations are still not up? You are definitely not alone …

Holidays

30 Festive Winter Arrangements

Tabletop wreath<p>For this Western take on a holiday standby, bend three pliable curly willow tips into a circle and wire the ends together. Weave two …

Christmas

The Nitty Gritty About Bias Tape!

Bias tape is strips of fabric that have been cut on the bias of the fabric. Packaged bias tape may be purchased in various widths, in single fold and …

Sewing

Crochet Christmas Owls, tree decoration and present labels/gift tags Crochet pattern by Hannah Cross | Crochet Patterns

Description<p>These cute Christmas owl decorations are just irresistible! They are so quick and easy to make and can be adapted to any colour scheme or …

Christmas

DIY Halloween decoration: How to make a bat garland for Halloween

The kids will love joining in with this fang-tastic crafts project...<p>Transform your home into a ghoulish grotto for Halloween with this easy-to-make …

Holidays

20 patch

Today I have another older quilt that I finally finished up! I made this one last December, so definitely not the oldest unfinished quilt in my …

Sewing

How to Make a Cute Elephant Display by Folding Towels Like Origami

DaveHax shows how to make a cute elephant display by carefully folding up towels like origami in his latest life hack video.

Cute

Choose the Best Sewing Machine Needles for Quilting and Patchwork

Assembling a patchwork quilt, machine quilting, creating machine applique and other types of sewing can be both meditative and fun. When you choose …

Sewing

Applique Techniques You Can Use to Make Quilts

What Is Applique?<p>Applique is a term that quilters use in a few different ways when talking about their quilting projects:<p>Applique, used as a verb, is …

Sewing

Bobbin Thread is not a Mystery!

Machine embroidery patches are a great way to add some personalized flair to your wardrobe. If you have a sewing machine they're pretty easy to make …

Sewing

15 Easy (and Cheap!) DIY Halloween Costumes For Kids

Despite what you might think, you don't have to start planning your child's Halloween costume months in advance or spend a staggering amount of money …

Costumes

How to Choose the Best Threads for Patchwork and Quilting

01 of 09<p>Cotton and Polyester Sewing Threads<p><b>Cotton thread</b> is created by spinning cotton fibers together and then pulling and twisting a narrow strand …

Sewing

How to Mend Torn Jean Belt Loops

01 of 04<p>Denim Thread - Materials to Repair a Denim Rip and ripped Belt Loop<p>Even if you don't wear a belt often the belt loops on jeans still take a …

Sewing

Make Flying in Circles, an Easy Flying Geese Quilt Block Pattern

Flying in Circles is an easy quilt block pattern that's assembled with three simple types of patchwork components:<p>Flying Geese<br>• Half square triangle …

Sewing

Bound Buttonholes for Coats and More

01 of 08<p>Basic Pointers for making bound buttonholes<p>A perfect bound buttonhole is rectangular and no wider then 1/4", unless you are working with …

Sewing

Sew a Zipping Book Cover with Handle and Pockets - Free Pattern and Instructions

01 of 09<p>Materials<p>This book cover zips closed, has pockets and handles, making it a perfect bible cover and great for so many special books. It makes …

Sewing

What Is Patchwork and How Is It Used?

What Is Patchwork and Is it Only Used in Quilts?<p>When quilters define the word patchwork, they are referring to a piece of fabric that is created when …

Sewing

Turn That Old Sewing Machine into Something New!

01 of 19<p>Parts of a Sewing Machine - Presser Foot<p>If you're not sure what a presser foot even is, this is the place for you to start! Learn how you …

Sewing

Crafted from paper, these puppets literally pop into shape when touched

Japanese designer, Haruki Nakamura, creates paper puppets that can pop into life just by being touched.<p>He uses a technique called "kirigami," which …

Free Easy Baby Quilt Tutorial

I have another free quilt pattern for you all today! And this time it’s an easy beginner friendly baby quilt :)<p>Baby quilts are quickly becoming a …

Sewing

Papercraft haunted dollhouse furniture, housewares and decor

Spanish Etsy seller EasyPrintAndCut makes tiny, printable papercraft furniture, housewares and decor for haunted dollhouses: grimoires, vampire …

Paper Craft

How to Sew Incredible Summer Outfits Yourself - So Sew Easy

Don’t you hate it when you grow out of your favorite clothes and have to say goodbye to them? Or when some tiny blemish or stain ruins an otherwise …

Clothing

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Textiles

Textiles<p>World Wide Web (2007) by Shane Waltener. © Shane Waltener<p>Textiles are made by weaving, knitting, knotting or pressing yarns together to make a fabric.<p><b>Weaving</b> means interlacing different materials to create a surface.• <b><br>Knitting</b> consists of loops, called stitches. As each row progresses, a new …

Sewing

DIY Embroidery Hoop Halloween Art

Guys, can you believe Halloween is just behind the corner? Spooky home decor and splatter party elements must be prepared as soon as possible, to be …

Halloween

How to Crinkle Gauze: Extra-Long Scarf in Crinkled Embrace Metallic Double Gauze from Shannon Fabrics

<b></b> Double gauze is super soft, making it the top choice for layette swaddling blankets and other baby bundling. But it has <i>lots</i> of potential outside the …

Sewing

13 Crocheted Baby Halloween Costumes That Are Too Adorable for Words

These baby costumes are cute and comfy.<p>It can be hard to know how to dress newborns for October 31. These crocheted and knitted Halloween costumes …

Halloween

collaborating with cotton & flax

Sometime last year, I connected with Erin Dollar, the designer behind Cotton & Flax, an LA-based home goods company. Erin creates awesome surface …

Sewing