Category Archives: Needlearts

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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Mending With Felt

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Have a mending pile that’s grown too large? Felt is an excellent fiber to mend your clothes. Since the edges don’t fray when cut, beginning sewers can flex their creativity while patching up holes. Instead of trying to hide the patch, you can have fun using shapes to enhance your clothing. This tutorial will show you several ways to mend using felt.

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Embroidered Daisy Barrette

By Needlework and General Crafts Contributor Emily from the blog Larkspur Cottage

This embroidered barrette is a wonderful way to make an heirloom-quality gift in a short amount of time! It is the perfect canvas for a variety of beginner embroidery skills, and you won’t be able to resist making a coordinating set in different colours and designs!  

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Thrift Store Crafts

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

In need of a craft project but not sure what to make? Visit your local thrift store and search for unfinished projects. If you can sew, you can finish a handmade coat. Or if you crochet, perhaps you’ll find a box of granny squares like I did. This tutorial will show you how to complete two thrift store finds.

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