Knitting Tips For Beginners

What’s Needed To Begin Knitting If you’d like to create your own winter fashion, nothing beats the warmth of wool, and becoming a knitter is not as difficult or expensive as you may have first thought! In the past knitting has been unfairly misrepresented as a hobby for grandmas! This is far from the truth …

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Knit & Crochet with Beads

Tips when Combining Knitting & Crocheting with Beading A super-hot trend is to add beads to knitting and crocheting. Get a head start with tips to use when combining these crafts. Knitwear and Crochet-wear are absolutely gorgeous when the maker of these items pops them up with beads. Beads can be added to just about …

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Creative Jean Patches

Cool Concepts for Patching & Repairing Jeans Create fashion statements with unique jean patches. While “holey” jeans are undeniably in style, some holes (and some dress codes) require a little improvising to make jeans acceptable for wear. Patching a pair of jeans can be an opportunity for a fashion statement, not a fashion punishment, with …

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Recycle & Repurpose Fabrics

Start a Fabric Stash of old, cast-off Materials and Garments! Use old or cast-off garments, textile remnants, or pieces of upholstery fabric in your sewing to create original items. This is a low cost and environmentally friendly. Recycling and repurposing fabric not only gives a free or low-cost source of materials, but it also provides …

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Guide to Hand Redwork Embroidery

Vintage Style of Hand Embroidery Stitched in Red is Popular Again Redwork embroidery designs, known for their old-time charm, are easy enough for just about anyone to sew. Hand redwork’s must-have element is red embroidery floss. Redwork embroidery got its name from the colorfast red embroidery thread that first became widely available in the late …

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Quilt Fabric Selection Made Easy

Choosing Fabrics for Contrast in Your Quilting Project Quilts can be striking or bland, depending on the fabrics used. Fabrics high in contrast or in different values can make a quilt beautiful. Many quilters struggle to choose fabrics to make unforgettable quilts. Some quilters resort to sewing precut kits rather than risk choosing fabrics with …

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