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Video: How to Make a Knitting Bag from Two Bandanas

May 14th, 2017      Pin It no recommendations Video Length: 13:39Produced by: Evamarie Gomez-Bostic and Carol Fresia; Videographer: Jeff Roos In this tutorial excerpted from Take a Bandana, author and craft instructor Jemima Schlee walks you through how to make a great-looking, practic...

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How to Make a Felt Bird Mobile

May 12th, 2017      Pin It 106 users recommend Hang your mobile from the ceiling or in a window. Kayte Terry Use tailor's chalk to trace the outline of the bird and the wing. Kayte Terry You can use any kind of yarn you have lying around the house for the mobile. Kayte Terry H...

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How to Make a Recycled Sweater for a Dog

May 11th, 2017      Pin It 486 users recommend This old vest may not have been flattering on a human, but it looks adorable on Gertie! Cal Patch This ill-proportioned vest is about to get a second wind. Cal Patch Here are the pieces you'll cut to make the dog sweater. Cal Patch...

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How to Carve Your Own Stamps

May 10th, 2017      Pin It 1 user recommends These are supplies and samples. Wendy Sloneker Carve away from your body. Hands out of the way too, please. Wendy Sloneker Check in on the status of the carving by inking it up. You can stamp it at anytime, too! Wendy Sloneker These...

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How to Make a Drawstring Dog Print Bag

May 10th, 2017      Pin It 16 users recommend You can store all your dog-walking items in this cute drawstring bag. Kayte Terry Iron the freezer paper stencil to the right side of one of the pieces of cotton that you cut. Kayte Terry This is what your stencil should look like whe...

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Wear Your Favorite Animal Close to Your Heart

May 9th, 2017      Pin It 19 users recommend Tell everyone you heart squirrels, parakeets, iguanas...whatever you want! Kayte Terry Choose different fabrics for each design element or, if you prefer, use the same fabrics. Kayte Terry Stitch around the perimeter of each shape. Ka...

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Scrapbooking 101: The Basics

May 1st, 2017      Pin It 5 users recommend When my family and friends see all of our favorite memories in a beautiful handmade book like this...well let's just say that they don't make so much fun of my sentimentality. Photo: Scott Phillips Documenting my life's events, no matter how i...

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Enter the 2017 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge

April 27th, 2017      Pin It 1 user recommends Enter now for the chance to win a Spiegel 60609 sewing machine, a $50 gift certificate to StylishFabric.com, and other fabulous prizes from Threads. To help celebrate the release of the SewStylish Spring 2017 digital issue and the arrival...

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Book Giveaway: Take a Bandana

April 7th, 2017      Pin It 1 user recommends It's time for a giveaway. This month, we're giving away a copy of Take a Bandana by Jemima Schlee (GMC Publications, Ltd., 2016), as well as a completed project from the book. Books in Jemima Schlee's Take a . . . series contain many projects...

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Jemima Schlee Talks About Her "Take a . . ." Book Series

March 21st, 2017      Pin It 7 users recommend Jemima Schlee is most notably a maker. Her hand-crafting expertise ranges from crocheting and dyeing to nearly everything in between. Some may know her from her five-book series, Take a Bandana, Take a Tea Towel, Take a Ball of String, Take a...

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Make a Sewing Machine Mat from a Tea Towel

March 21st, 2017      Pin It 6 users recommend This simple mat does more than protect your worktable. Renowned maker Jemima Schlee shares her project from Take a Tea Towel. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to stitch a sewing machine mat.  Sewing machine mat This simple mat does more...

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How to Make No-Sew Place Mats

March 10th, 2017      Pin It 60 users recommend Set your table in style this holiday season with personalized place mats with a laser-cut look. These floral-design place settings are super-easy to create with wool-felt fabric that doesn't fray and makes cutting a cinch. Feel free to try p...

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Make Doily Paper Roses

March 6th, 2017      Pin It 5 users recommend Now I Can Paper Craft by Tansy Wilson (GMC Publications, 2017) Make Paper Roses from Doilies Turn pretty paper doilies into a bunch of beautiful roses in this free and easy project from Now I Can Paper Craft by Tansy Wilson (GMC Publicatio...

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Make Quilled Flowers

March 6th, 2017      Pin It 4 users recommend These gorgeous quilled flowers can be used as decorations for special occasions. Use a traditional technique from Now I Can Paper Craft by Tansy Wilson (GMC Publications, 2017) to make bright hanging flowers. Follow this free tutorial to l...