Category Archives: Needlearts

Pocket Placemat

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Pocket Placemat

Labor Day is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect last chance for a summer party.  Impress all of your guests with these placemats.  The pocket is perfect for holding a napkin and cutlery, so no one is trying to balance too many things as they fill their plate full of delicious food.  Since they’re made of vinyl, just wipe clean when you’re finished.  It will be the perfect accent to your party!

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Swift Bag Holder

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilight Kallisti

Yarn Swift Bag Holder

If you knit or crochet you likely have a lot of yarn. I know I do! Skeins of yarn are pretty to look at but I use my Swift to wind yarn into easy to use yarn cakes. Swifts are great but they’re an odd shape. How to store them conveniently? Make a swift bag that will prevent it from accidentally folding open on its own. Here’s an even better idea-upcycle an old pair of pants to make the holder!

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T-Shirt Yarn

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

I have too many t-shirts. My t-shirt drawer over flows with a multitude of colors and baggy fits that I never actually find time or the occasion to wear. My mom has constantly over the years asked me to toss some of these shirts out to create space for clothes that might actually see the light of day. Unfortunately for my dresser, I’m much to sentimental and practical to just toss out a t-shirt. Instead of wasting these memories and fabric I’ve been on the search for something to do and create with my old t-shirts. One craft trend that has emerged and has given my old t-shirts a new purpose and a new life is t-shirt yarn. There’s a number of options for this new medium of yarn and I’m excited by the possibilities I have found so far.

T-Shirt Market Bag - Think CraftsT-Shirt Market BagThink Crafts

This cute bag is great for your local farmer’s market and great for re-purposing an old t-shirt. The project only takes four different materials and looks like a fun and easy project to whip up. The t-shirt yarn makes for a perfect material for this project as it will stretch to fit your items.

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Jersey Bow Headband

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

DIY Jersey Bow Headband

During the hottest days of summer, I love using headbands to keep my hair out of my face.  The athletic headbands work best for keeping your hair away and staying put, but they look like you’re ready to go for a run.  The fashion headbands look pretty but often don’t really hold your hair back.  I wanted a cute and functional headband that would keep my hair out of my face, but that I could still wear out.  So, I took the basic premise of the athletic headbands but turned it into a bow!  It was super easy and inexpensive.  I made mine in an adult size, but you can easily make it small for any little girls in your life.

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Tassels

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

While spending too much time on Pinterest the past few weeks I have noticed one craft trend that I did not expect emerging to the foregrounds, tassels. I have become surprised with all of the possibilities for these colorful additions. Whether it’s jewelry, home decor, or sprucing up old accessories and clothing, tassels are becoming a craft trend that I can full-heartedly get on board with.

Fringed Yarn Curtain - Think Crafts

Fringed Yarn CurtainThink Crafts

This Fringed Yarn curtains uses tassels in a new and inventive way. An easy way to add color and some personality to any door way. I love the shape it creates, and that it gives the perfect excuse to buy more yarn.

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Crochet Cat Bed

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilight Kallisti

DIY Crochet Cat Bed

Want to make a special present for that beloved furball in your life? While this cat bed won’t guarantee your can’t won’t nap all over the house (mine loves sleeping on my computer) it will give your cat a special place to sleep all her own.

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