Category Archives: Needlearts

Skirt Alteration

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Thrift stores are great places to shop but what if you find the perfect skirt in the wrong size? Instead of passing it by, you could alter it to fit. Even better, the cut off fabric can be upcycled into a matching headband. This tutorial will show you how to do both.

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Scrap Fabric Ornaments

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Summer may be in bloom but we crafters know that the holidays are right around the corner. That’s why we start making holiday gifts way early! These fabric ornaments make great holiday decorations, party gifts, and stocking stuffers. Better yet they are made using scrap materials.

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How To Crochet A Scrunchie

Guest Blogger, Rachel from the blog Approaching Home

Learning how to crochet a scrunchie is quick and easy, you will want to make several! This tutorial is perfect for beginners because it only requires two basic stitches, the single crochet, and the double crochet. These scrunchies only take about 30 minutes each, and would make perfect DIY gifts.

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T-shirt Skirt

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

T-shirts are a great material for upcycling projects. Bright, bold colors make a fun combination for a unique skirt. Thrift stores generally have lots of t-shirts in various colors, often with logos. This tutorial will show you how to create a 2T sized skirt.

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Copy Cat PJ Pants

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Have an old pair of pajama pants that you can’t throw away? This tutorial will show you how to copy the pattern so you can create an updated version. An added benefit of this tutorial is that you can easily make a secret gift by borrowing the recipient’s PJ’s, copying the pattern, and then returning their pants without them knowing you’re making them a present.

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