English paper piecing is a method of hand quilting accomplished by sewing bits of fabric around cut out pieces of paper, and then sewing those together to form a quilt. Since I wish there was a little more fabric in my crafty life, today’s tutorial is an intro to the basics of English paper piecing and how to make a flower applique for jazzing up a tote bag.
Knitting Needle Case DIY
These fun little knitting needle pouches can also be used as a pencil or crochet hook case!
DIY FYI: Threading a Needle
When I took an etextiles workshop last week, I was reminded that not everyone in the world can easily thread a needle. There are many people in this world (myself included when I have a tendonitis flare-up) who can’t grasp something as small as a piece of thread or hold it steadily enough to get it through a needle. Or maybe there’s a vision issue at play. Physical limitations aside, sometimes you’re just working with crazy thread! Read on for my top tip for getting your needle threaded so you can get down to DIY business!
How-to: DIY a Wide Belt
Whip up a fun, flattering belt with just a few supplies!
How-to: Back Seat Pet Protector
How to sew your own back seat guard to keep your car clean and your pets comfy!
How-to: Make a Scarf Out of Almost Anything
Learn to sew a rolled hem to convert fabric into cute scarves, pocket squares or handkerchiefs.
How-to: Ruler Clutch Purse
Get schooled! Learn how to make your own adorkable clutch purse with yardsticks & felt.
How-to: PVC Outdoor Chair with Laptop Desk
An easily customizable chair/desk combo that’s perfect for dorking out on the beach!
How-to: Faux Fur Vest
Make your own faux fur vest in just a few minutes.