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A Quick Guide to Color Pooling
Have you ever truly wanted to feel like a magician with your crochet hooks? Well now you can! Get ready to amaze your frie …
Upgrade Your Crochet Skills with These Six Crochet Techniques
I love experimenting with crochet stitches and techniques. It keeps things interesting and a bit challenging, too. As long …
How to Fix a Hole in Your Knitting with Embroidery
"You worked on that project for hours. It was used and loved but now you’ve found a hole! Never fear. You can fix a hole! …"
Guide to Granny Crochet: Squares, Circles, Hearts, Stripes and More
The granny square is perhaps the most iconic motif in the craft of crochet. However, the square is just the beginning of w …
How to Fix a Hole in Your Knitting with Duplicate Stitch Embroidery
By Laura BainYou worked on that project for hours. It was used and loved but now you've found a hole! Never fear. You can …
How to Knit with 4 Needles
Knitting with four double-point needles forms a seamless piece in areas that are too small for circular needles, such as s …
Making Applique Patterns with Your Word Processor
Did you know you can make applique patterns with your word processor? …
Applique- More than Satin Stitching!
Appliqué can be done with most stitches in your sewing machine—straight, zigzag, blindhem, blanket stitch and most decorat …
Grand Openings: In-Seam Buttonhole
If you avoid garments that require buttonholes because you think they’re scary, fear no more. Making an in-seam buttonhole …
Add Trim with Multi-Hole Foot
"Whether it comes with your machine, or you purchase it as an accessory, this little foot creates lots of stitching fun! .."
DIY: Jeans into Denim Jacket
As a designer and seamstress, I love making original looks that you can’t buy online. I prefer to redesign garments into..
Skill Level: Experienced
The basics of English Paper Piecing
Let me begin by saying that I love to sew! What kind of sewing? Well, I haven’t found a variety I haven’t liked yet, other than possibly mending.