Andrew carries a handkerchief, but we've had troubling finding ones that have an interesting design. The solution? Fat quarters! It is so much easier to look through a rack of fat quarters than it is to hunt through aisles of fabric on bolts
This is a tutorial for exactly what I did to create the bead and loop closure for my Hemlock Sweater
Woo hoo! Check out my Intarsia 101
tutorial on CRAFT Magazine's site.
These small squares of fabric were made to be used in place of paper towels for most of the things we use paper towels for.
This is a supplement to the original foundation single crochet tutorial
. Here I show you how to make a foundation single crochet bridge in the middle of your work. I first used this when making the Icelandic Turtleneck for the arm holes. I also use it to make the handles on my handbags.
This foundation single crochet tutorial is broken down by each teeny-tiny step. When I first attempted to learn this technique from a magazine, I had pretty good illustrations to go by, but I was still totally confused by the whole thing. It took me 3 or 4 tries over a couple of months to even feel confident that I was doing this correctly.
This way to do seamless single crochet is way-better than my original single crochet tutorial
, especially if you're doing color changes. Why? Because it's simpler, the color changes are cleaner looking, and there are no complicated stitch depths involved. I posted a comparison of the two techniques
if you'd like to see the differences. Even a newbie will be able to follow this tutorial.
This tutorial demonstrates how to hand sew a lining into a crochet bag. Each step is accompanied by a photo.
Well, it's unanimous ... everyone adores this gorgeous fabric! It was bought to cover the serving tables at a baby shower. What a cute idea, right?
I wanted to make something simple, fast, and feminine the other day. I found this off-white, lacy seam binding in my stash and a simple shell-like button. In about 5 minutes, I had this cute little bracelet.
Create quick and easy daisies from felt. Each step is accompanied by a photo.
This tutorial demonstrates how to machine sew a lining for any type of bag. The included lining worksheet helps you calculate the lining dimensions based on the measurements of your own bag. Each step is accompanied by a photo.
Now that I have two tutorials on hand sewing felt, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about the benefits and disadvantages of both. Each works well and brings a distinct look to your hand sewn item. It's worth it to think about what sort of effect you are going for to help you choose the right stitch.
This step-by-step tutorial explains exactly to use the blanket stitch to both sew two pieces of felt together and use it as an edging. There are special tips on how to go around corners, to stitch around circles, and what to do if you run out of floss in the middle. Each step is accompanied by a photo.
This easy-to-crochet bracelet is perfect for summer fun. The cotton thread is washable so you can wear it through all your outdoor adventures.
In this tutorial, I show you how I make my handbag labels and how you can embroider any design onto felt. Photos illustrate every step of the process.
This step-by-step tutorial explains exactly to use the whip stitch to sew two pieces of felt together. Each step is accompanied by a photo.
** EDIT: I have created a new tutorial for seamless single crochet
which is a simpler and much better technique. Don't use this one. :) **
My seamless crochet handbags are made employing this technique. Using close-up photos, I demonstrate each step of creating a seamless, single crochet project.
I've decided to embrace my inner cheapskate and add to my paper clip stitch marker stash. For all you thrifty chicks who want some inexpensive, colorful stitch markers, here's how I make them ...
Keep track of whether the dishes are dirty or clean with this handy status indicator. Keep her dress down for Clean and flip it up for Dirty. Made with felt, embroidery floss, and magnets.