Your Education Destination
The Yarnspirations How To hub is your one-stop shop for all you need to know to pick up a new skill or level up the skills you already have. With a library full of videos, tutorials, pictorials, diagrams and tips & tricks, you're sure to find something to help you get creating.
Helpful Learning Categories
Want to take up knitting? Know how to crochet but would like to learn a new technique? Need a refresher on an embroidery stitch? Our learning categories will help you gain the knowledge you need no matter what your crafting goals are.
Color-Coded Skill Types
Our How To hub is full of information on a number of different crafts. Thanks to our color-coded organization system, it's easy to find your skill type at a glance. And with six needlework types, you're sure to find your favorite fiber craft here.
Additional Info At Your Fingertips
Over the years, our team of experts have learned a lot of shortcuts, timesavers and project-saving lessons. Look for the 'Tips' icon for their clever advice and ingenious tricks. Bolded words contain helpful popovers full of definitions where you need them (just click on them to open).
Handy Illustrations, Images and Videos
There are many different types of learning techniques. Whether you're the visual type or the reading kind, our How To section has the instruction style for you. We’ve included written instructions as well as pictures, illustrations, step-by-step videos and pattern tutorials.
Tight Knit Community of Learners
Learning is so much more fun when you do it with other passionate people. Visit our comment section to ask questions, share lessons learned and get support from our welcoming community of talented crafters and creators.
See MoreSee more of The Yarnspirations How To hubVIEW ALL
Stay in the loop and be inspired!Get great tips, deals, and inspiration just for you, plus, sign up today and SAVE 15% off your next purchase! You can unsubscribe from this publication at any time by clicking "unsubscribe" in any of the emails you receive from Yarnspirations.
Follow Us for more inspiration!
12 Tips for Sewing Napped Fabrics
Napped fabrics tend to be bulky, creating some sewing challenges. Here are 12 tips for success when sewing napped fabrics:
Easy Swimwear Fabric Sewing Tips
If you’re frustrated with swimsuit shopping, then it’s time to make your own! I love sewing and teaching swimwear and I have easy tips to help you successfully dive into sewing your own suit. Best of all, Coats and Clark has a marvelous new thread, Eloflex, to make your swimsuit sewing dreams come true!
DIY T-Shirt Sewing Tips
If you haven’t sewn with knits, a DIY T-Shirt is a great place to start! They’re easy and fast to make, comfy to wear and we all love owning a closet full of them.
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: Versatile Faux Fur Collar
Kicking off January with this versatile Faux Fur Collar. I love th …
Skill Level: Experienced
Hygge- Creating a Comfortable, Cozy, Tranquil Home
Hygge (hoo-guh) is a Danish word that refers to a life lived simply, enjoying time with family and friends. It is the conc …
DIY Embroidered Zipper Pouch
Every year I like to do a DIY Valentines Day project for the blog. I had my eyes set on this embroidery collection: Letter’s Home from OESD..
DIY Zip Closure Skirt
As you can see I’ve been enjoying this animal print trend lately. Enough to carry it over into my Spring projects.
Sewing Life Skills - Mending 101
"Dear College-Bound, Non-Sewing Friend, When you registered for your classes, did you choose Mending 101 as an elective? P …"
3 Ways to Gather Fabric
Gathering one part of a garment, such as a skirt to match a dress bodice, to fit another can be a challenge. Sometimes it’ …
"Sewing on buttons is a simple task but one that many people avoid. After all, it’s really no fun. Or is it? Position the …"
DIY Belt Loops- Simple to Make
Whether you’re wearing a custom fabric belt or a ready-made leather one, it’s always a good idea to have some belt loops t …
The Language of Sewing - Reading Patterns and Stitches
So, you've decided you want to sew. Congratulations! Now it's time to learn the language of sewing …
Quick, Simple Fitting Techniques
“I don’t sew for myself because patterns don’t fit me.” Does that sound familiar? That’s not surprising – they don’t fit a …
Project 2 - Humbugs Sewing Corners
This is the 2nd project in our Teaching Tweens to Sew Series by Elizabeth Hill, Bucket of Humbugs …