Patching Pants

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Clothing naturally rips or tears over time but that doesn’t mean it’s destined for the trash bin. Tears near inside seams can be tricky to repair discreetly. By using fabric with bold colors or patterns, you can repair clothes by giving them a stylish upgrade. This tutorial will show you how to patch your clothing while also making the repairs look like an upcycled design choice.

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Free Stuff Friday!!

Happy Friday and Happy Spring everyone! Can you believe it is Spring finally, flowers are staring to bloom, and that Easter is next week. Boy did March go fast. I thought I would kick off Easter a week early by giving away this Echo Park Welcome Easter Collection Kit.

The Welcome Easter Kit includes 12 double-sided patterned papers on heavy weight textured cardstock and 1 12 x 12 inch Element Sticker Sheet.  Designs include eggs, bunnies, chicks, carrots, flowers, captions, and more. Captions read “one cute chick”, “time to shake your bunny tail”, “some bunny loves you”, and more.

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week: What is your favorite flower?

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Setting Yarn Twist

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

New to spinning? I’ve recently returned to the craft after years away. After finishing a skein it is important to block the yarn just like you would block a finished sweater. Beginner spinners can easily put too much twist into their yarn as they are learning to spin. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to block your handspun and how to weight your yarn to help distribute the twist. Continue reading

Free Stuff Friday!!

Happy Friday everyone. I hope that you all had a great week. National Quilting Day it tomorrow and I thought we could celebrate not only with our National Quilting Day Flash Sale but by giving away one of these gorgeous Hemline Sewing Gift Sets.

The perfect gift set for new and experienced sewers alike. Set includes: 3 3/4 inch embroidery scissors, metal thimble, 60 inch magnetic back retractable tape measure, heart pendant thread cutter, and hand needle in glass tube. All pieces include a coordinating floral motif.

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week: What is your favorite meal to cook and why?

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