Category Archives: Needlearts

Helmet Hat

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Cooler temperatures have started trickling in where I live. Fall is returning and so is the need for knitwear. A close fitting cap makes an excellent bike hat to wear under your helmet. It provides extra warmth and some extra cushioning. A cable pattern gives this hat great texture. Though this pattern is for intermediate knitters, if you are a beginner knitter who wants to level up this is an excellent project to do so. Once mastered, cables are easy to do and are an impressive addition to knitted gifts.
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Bra Extender

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Have an old bra past its prime? Instead of throwing it out, use the bra hardware for craft projects. By simply cutting off the hooks and eyes, you can resew them to create your own bra extender. This little accessory is a quick way to fix an ill fitting bra.

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Sewing Machine Cover

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Love sewing? Me too! Making a fabric cover for your sewing machine protects it from dust and other grime. A sewing machine cover is a great beginner project. Basically, this pattern has you sewing together rectangles of varying sizes. This is also a good opportunity to use stash fabric. My sewing machine cover was made from leftover fabric from my Upcycled Apron.

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How to do the Single Crochet Join Method

By Crochet Contributors Sara & Helen. Follow them on their blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

Today we’re going to learn how to do the single crochet join method.

Why use single crochet?

I actually really like how the single crochet join method looks because it creates a “pinstripe” appearance on the right side of your work.  It is a raised, visible line and when done with a pretty color to join your squares with, it looks amazing.

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Upcycled Arm Warmers

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

It may be hot now but before we know it fall will return. Make some arm warmers to wear when cooler temperatures arrive. Find an old knit long sleeved top that’s wearing out and upcycle the sleeves. This beginner sewing project is a good way to practice your new skills.

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Knit Monster

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Monsters make the best toys. They come in seemingly endless shapes and sizes. This pattern will make a small cute monster toy but do experiment to make your own unique creature. Though the pattern is written for intermediate knitters, if you’re a beginner and want to level up, try making a knit monster. The pattern will teach you increases, decreases, shaping, Icord and sewing knit pieces together. Create your own unique monster by using different yarn colors and different sizes for eyes and teeth. Remember, there’s no wrong way to make a monster!

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