Category Archives: Needlearts

American Flag Pocket Tee

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

DIY Flag Pocket Tee

The Fourth of July is just around the corner.  I know I have celebrations to attend, and I bet you do, too.  I wanted to have a patriotic shirt that no one else would have.  I thought about the things I loved, which are pocket tees and quilting.  So, I created my own American flag pocket tee.  By following this tutorial, you can have a fun tee that shows off your love of sewing and America!

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DIY Summer Headbands

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

As summer sets in and the heat seems unrelenting, I am finding myself disregarding good hair days in an attempt to keep cooler. Long hair on a hot summer day often means a very sweaty head and rather than subject myself to the heat, my hair ends up in some sort of up-do. As someone who struggles finding the perfect balance between fashion and function I can say that DIY Summer Headbands make this a much easier task. As a current trend, DIY headbands are perfect for the summer season. Stay cute on the beach and accessorize your top-knot with these great ideas!

DIY Braided Headband - ClonesNClowns

DIY Braided HeadbandClonesNClowns

This braided headband is perfect for a simple way to add some color to your outfit. Not to mention there are so many ways to wear it!

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Farmer’s Market Tote Bag

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Sew a Farmer's Market Tote Bag

It is Farmers Market season around the country.  I love fresh produce.  It tastes the best!  I always had trouble deciding what bag to bring to the farmers market.  The produce is usually wet and dirty which stains my traditional green bags.  I wanted a strong bag that could hold plenty of produce but wouldn’t stain.  If you relate to this problem or simply want to make a wipe clean bag follow this tutorial!

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Nalebinding – Viking Knitting Technique

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilight Kallisti

Nalebinding Knitting Technique

Want to knit like a Viking? Recently I had the pleasure of researching nalebinding for a school project. Nalebinding, also called Nalbinding or Viking knitting, is a fiber technique that predates both knitting and crochet. Egyptian socks from the 4th century were made using nalebinding. The Vikings also used nalebinding to create textiles and now you can too.

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Sweet Swaddle Blanket

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Sweet Swaddle Blanket

With summer temperatures just around the corner, make this breezy cotton swaddle blanket for all those summer babies about to be born.  The lightweight, and stretchy cotton material make it great for breathable summer swaddling, and the fun custom print makes it a great personalized baby gift.

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Dog Necktie

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

DIY Dog Necktie

May is the season of graduation and weddings.  If your dog is going to either, you want them to look their very best!  If a Dog Bow Tie isn’t his style, a Dog Necktie is the perfect way to dress up your dog without annoying him (too much.)  This pairs great with the Shirt Collar Dog Collar to make your dog super dapper!

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