Category Archives: Needlearts

Crochet Charm Bag

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilight Kallisti

Create a fun crochet bag with a charm that matches your personality!

This little charm bag is so versatile. Sometimes I call it a fairy bag and fill it with pretty stones. Other times I fill it with sweets. Change up the colors and charm to personalize this gift for a multitude of occasions. The crochet chain handles tighten up the bag to keep any hidden gems safely inside.

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DIY Pincushions

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I don’t know if I need as many pincushions as I would like to make, but they are seriously addicting. There are so many adorable pincushion crafts out there that I probably make pincushions more often than I actually use them. Pincushions are a wonderful way to use up scrap fabric and they make great gifts for your crafty friends. Here are some of my favorites.

Wrist Pincushion

Wrist Pincushion

This is one of my own creations, made from some fabric left over from a failed clothing project. I’m so glad I got to use the adorable elephant print anyway, and I love using this handy pincushion whenever I can.

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Scandi Heart Baby Booties

Knit a pair of baby booties with a Scandinavian inspriation

We’ve got another baby joining the CreateForLess family, so I thought it was time to make another pair of baby booties. I’ve been on a charted colorwork kick lately with my own personal knitting projects, so I was instantly inspired by intricate Scandinavian sock patterns I’ve knit a couple of times.

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Use Those Fabric Scraps!

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I’m horrible at sewing, but I love shopping for fabric. I also love grabbing cute fat quarters at the last minute when I’m fabric shopping. It’s a great way to feed your stash when you don’t have a specific project in mind. If you do sew quite a bit, chances are you have some scrap fabric lying around because it is often way too painful to throw pretty fabric away. Here are some wonderful projects for hoarders of scrap fabric and fat quarters.

No Sew Hair Bows

No Sew Hair Bows

These bows are too cute and really easy to make in any size you want. You can mix prints to come up with your own funky designs, and I love that this is a no-sew project. It’s perfect for people who just love fabric or those who want to take a break from sewing.

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Cozy Crafts for Rainy Days

It’s April Showers season, and that’s never truer than here in Portland. Whenever it’s rainy outside, I want nothing more than to make something warm and cozy to enjoy on the next rainy day. I’m an avid knitter, and there is something so relaxing to me about sitting under a blanket with some wool yarn in my hand and knitting up a sweater while I daydream about wearing it during a future rainy day.

If you love crafting during a rainy day as much as I do, let us know what you love to make and enter to win a $100 CreateForLess Shopping Spree at our April Showers Drawing!

Insulated Cup Cozy

Insulated Mug Cozy

Keep that tea you love to sip during a rainy day warm with a mug cozy that has insulated batting on the inside. This is a quick craft that makes a great gift. It’s perfect if you’re like me and always forget about your warm drink until it’s cold.

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Featured Crafter: Vicki’s Memory Bears

Featured Crafter: Vicki's Memory Bears

Vicki Andrews knows how precious old clothes and fabrics can be. She transforms old items with treasured memories into pieces that can match the beauty within these memories. If you’ve got an old piece that no longer holds a purpose, but you can’t bear to give up, head to Vicki’s Memory Bears and let Vicki give your item a new life.

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