DIY Patch

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Have a cool piece of embroidery that you’re not sure what to do with? This tutorial will show you how to turn it into a DIY patch.

Craft
Sewing

Difficulty
Beginner

Materials

Tutorial

Choose an appealing piece of embroidery. Recently I bought a hot water bottle that came with this adorable cover. My partner loves squirrels so I decided to turn it into a patch for him.

If needed, use a seam ripper to separate your piece of embroidery from its place of origin.

Draw a border around the embroidery. I used a protractor to create a smooth curve.

Cut along your marked line.

Pin the embroidery to interfacing and cut out a matching shape.

Iron the fusible interfacing to the back of the embroidery.

I used my serger to create a border around my patch. If you don’t have a serger you can use the zig zag stitch on your sewing machine.

Now you have a custom patch. Next up is attaching it to your chosen textile object. Patches look great on clothing or bags.

This patch seemed perfect for the back of my partner’s fleece jacket. Pin your patch into place. Sew with a straight stitch and then use a zig zag stitch to attach it more firmly.

After your patch is attached, trim loose threads and then admire your work. Craft on!

Free Stuff Friday!!

We made it to another Friday, which means it is time to celebrate with a Free Stuff Friday!! Today I have a Solid Oak Feather Wall Hanger Macrame Kit to give away.

This Solid Oak Feathers Make-ramé Kit has a very different design combines airy knotwork with trendy cordage feathers. Kit contains unbleached cotton cording, natural branch hanging rod, copper finish beads, and illustrated instructions. No experience required. Finished size measures approximately 10 x 36 inch.

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’s something you are craving right now?

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Free Stuff Friday!!

We made it to another Friday, which means it is time for another Free Stuff Friday Giveaway. Today I have an oh so useful, Boye Pom Pom Tassel Maker to giveaway!

This cool tool from Boye lets you create pom poms and tassels quickly and easily! Make 10 sizes of pom poms from 3/4 to 6 inch, and 11 sizes of tassels from 1 1/4  to 6 1/4 inch, and use them as beautiful adornments for your projects. The Pom Pom Tassel Maker can be used with yarn, embroidery thread, or any other textile. Set includes a tassel machine card, 8 pom pom arches, 2 pom pom circles, and a case to keep all the pieces together.

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’s one thing you’ve been procrastinating on and can’t finish?

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Wine Cork Corkboard

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

A bulletin board is a useful tool for your crafty space. I decided to get creative and make my own out of upcycled wine corks. You can save your corks or hit up thrift stores for a big bag to make your own. This tutorial shows you how to create a custom cork bulletin board.

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