A Better Marker Pouch I made more marker pouches this past fortnight. First, a peek into our handmade past. It was well-loved and much-used, but it was never any good, to be honest. Very hard to keep markers from falling out in transit, and spreads over too much space when open to access those markers. I know that this is practically craft blasphemy, given how utterly adored these pencil/crayon/marker/knitting-needle/crochet-hook/paintbrush/cosmetic implement rolls are in the DIY world, and I apologize in advance if I am offending any Devotees Of The Roll, but they don't work for me. Now, just like everyone else on that particular handmade bandwagon, I've made Rolls, and had my girls use them but . . . do you know what they almost always pick to use instead, given the choice?
How to Knit the Double Knit Fabric Stitch NewStitchaDay music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit in the double knit fabric stitch. This is a faux rib pattern that creates a thick, squishy fabric, perfect for warm sweaters and blankets. It should not be confused with double knitting, which is a technique often associated with color work. Skill: Beginner Tutorials Some of the more recent tutorials may not yet appear here - please CLICK HERE for those. Happy DIY'ing!
Triangles and polka dots I gave some hints last week about 'something' I whipped together for the birthday girl. Since she's officially ten now, and all the presents were unwrapped and all ten candles were blown out last night (the cake we still have plenty off, but that's a story for later), I can finally show you some pictures. As some of you already guessed, I made a flag garland. I used whichever fabric I had available from my failing bag business. Well, that's not entirely the way it went (for the colors, I mean - the bag business is failing, LOL!
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BEACH WRAP FAQ and a Giveaway! *PLEASE do not post the patterns/ info graphics to Pinterest :)* This post is so long overdue. Over the last year, I've received *hundreds* of emails asking questions about how to make the beach wrap. And comments. Oh, the comments. I figured it would be easiest to make an FAQ post with an info graphic and then decided to giveaway a beach wrap I made that is too small for me (it was for someone else). I also doctored up the beach wrap a little bit and loved how it turned out- so check below for this quick fix!
♥♥♥ knitloop ♥♥♥ Ok, so jewelry isn’t exactly seasonal, but just look at how well Alyson Fox nails a transition-to-fall color palate. Ultimate List of Free Sewing Patterns A while ago, when I walked along some vintage store in Manchester, I found some vintage sewing pattern. They were mainly from the 60′s and 70′s. If sewing is the language of fashion, the pattern should be the books. It recorded different style according to time. Below, here are some free pattern resources you can find online: BurdaStyle
painted glass tabletop I try to get my hands on every material I can think of, and sadly, that means I can never make a quick trip to the hardware store. Even when I plan to rush in and grab a packet of bolts or a can of paint, I always leave three hours later with those things, plus a sample of random plastic tubing and tons of half-formed ideas. But when this project from Kara Paslay landed in my inbox, I ran to the store, bought the supplies, and wasted no time making one of these tabletops myself.
Drafting and Sewing Leggings // Stretch Yourself This series is sponsored by Baby Lock. For over 40 years, Baby Lock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance. I’ve always loved sewing with knits, but recently I’ve developed an even greater obsession with it because of leggings. I’ve never had a problem finding leggings that fit (they’re all so stretchy most everyone can find the right size). What I have really enjoyed is making leggings in different colors, prints, and materials than are available in stores! Knitting Tip - Gloves Fingered Gloves The following pattern is based on gloves (Size 7) knitted in stocking stitch using Cool Wool big with number 3.5 needles. Gloves are normally knitted pretty tightly so you should use a set of needles thinner than you would normally use for this yarn (tension: 21 stitches and 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm). Apart from the thumb gusset the right and left glove are worked in the same way. For the border rib work knit one (through the back of the loop) and purl one. This is how it goes: *Cast on 40 stitches and divide these over 4 needles and work to a round.