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How to Make Pretty Pincushions

How to Make Pretty Pincushions

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These cushions are a blast to make and use recycled materials. And for friends who haven’t yet caught the sewing bug, these itty bitty cushions are the perfect addition to a jewelry box: they corral earrings and pins in high style.

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 Crochet-Along: How to Crochet a Baby Hoodie

Crochet-Along: How to Crochet a Baby Hoodie

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Join me in a five-week crochet-along where I'll take you through all of the steps to making your own baby hoodie. You'll be finished with plenty of time to spare and one holiday gift checked off your list.

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How to Make a Button-Embellished Notebook Cover

How to Make a Button-Embellished Notebook Cover

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It takes so little to make a run-of-the-mill spiral notebook special: a bit of felt, a little stitching, and a handful of wonderful buttons.

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How to Hand-Sew a Buttonhole

How to Hand-Sew a Buttonhole

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Why use a machine for what your hands can do better? Making buttonholes the old-fashioned way lends a charming touch to your finished projects!

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How to Embroider a Basic T-shirt Dress

How to Embroider a Basic T-shirt Dress

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Jacquard fabric paint and a bit of embroidery turn a basic T-shirt dress into a stunner. Embroiderer extraordinaire, Erika Kern, created this floral design that can be paired with black leggings or jeans for an effortlessly stylish look.

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How to Make an Heirloom Lace-Edged Hanky for the Bride-to-Be

How to Make an Heirloom Lace-Edged Hanky for the Bride-to-Be

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There's something special about a handcrafted gift for a bride-to-be, especially when it's something she can pass on to her child.

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How to Make a Valentines Day Felt-Fortune Cookie and Ring

How to Make a Valentine's Day Felt-Fortune Cookie and Ring

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I made up sets of felt fortune cookies and mini matching rings for my valentines this year! This is an easy and fun little project that you can customize with your favorite colors or a personalized fortune just for the lucky recipient.

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How to Make Your Own Valentine

How to Make Your Own Valentine

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No Valentine? No problem! Just make your own using an old wool sweater and some scraps from around your craft space. How romantic!

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How to Make a Heart-Shaped Valentines Pillow for Your Pet

How to Make a Heart-Shaped Valentine's Pillow for Your Pet

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A few dollars worth of fleece, stuffing, and a tennis ball are all you need to make the best valentines for your four-legged friend.

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How to Embroider Your Own Buttons

How to Embroider Your Own Buttons

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A bit of embroidery turns simple fabric-covered buttons into adorable, wearable works of art.

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How to Create a French Knot

How to Create a French Knot

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Follow this easy tutorial to learn how to create this basic embroidery stitch.

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How to Make a Super-Simple Crochet Hook Caddy

How to Make a Super-Simple Crochet Hook Caddy

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Keep your crochet hooks corralled with a pretty hook case. This version starts with a store-bought place mat to make it quick and easy, perfect for beginning sewers.

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How to Sew an Extra Layer in Your Garments For Added Warmth

How to Sew an Extra Layer in Your Garments For Added Warmth

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Learn how easy it is to add a layer of interlining to your garments for extra warmth this winter.

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How to Embellish a Cardigan with Fabric-covered Buttons

How to Embellish a Cardigan with Fabric-covered Buttons

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Pretty fabric, some covered-button kits, and a little ribbon are all it takes to transform a plain-Jane cardigan into something truly special.

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How to Make Corset Ornaments

How to Make Corset Ornaments

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Holiday decorations don't have to be the traditional red and green to be festive. These tiny symbols of fashion not only make great ornaments, gift tags, or saches, but they're also super easy to make: you can prepare, quilt, and construct them in less than an hour.

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How to Make Paper Ornaments

How to Make Paper Ornaments

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Ah, Labor Day, when a young man's fancy turns to ornaments. Ornaments?! Yes, it's time again to begin crafting for the holiday season (three months away and counting). Here's the recipe for one of my favorite (and easiest to make) tree-trimming decorations.

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How to Make Crafty Photo Ornaments

How to Make Crafty Photo Ornaments

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What a lovely way to showcase a treasured photograph! These felt-framed ornaments are simple to make, and there are so many design possibilities.

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How to Make a Coffee-Table-Worthy Scrapbook

How to Make a Coffee-Table-Worthy Scrapbook

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I love to make things and I especially love to mix it up craft wise—so this totally unique and totally stylish scrapbook cover caught my eye. By simply combining paper arts, fabric, and a huge selection of fab embellishments you can transform any three ring binder into the perfect handmade gift or styling scrapbook to keep your memories.

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Enter the Threads Machine Embroidery Challenge Sponsored by BERNINA

Enter the Threads Machine Embroidery Challenge Sponsored by BERNINA

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Share your machine embroidery projects to win the BERNINA DesignWorks Software Suite and a 1-year Threads Insider membership!

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How to Craft with Gourds

How to Craft with Gourds

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This unusual and beautiful craft is so much fun! Come learn the basics of cutting, finishing, and decorating a gourd.

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