Pattern Making and Fabric Preparation in Sewing Projects

Sewing is a great hobby to undertake, and for those who love making things with their hands there are numerous “Do It Yourself” projects and choices in terms of fabrics, patterns, designs and much more. The first step when working with fabric and patterns in sewing is to preshrink the fabric and straighten it out well with ironing so that it does not end up skewed after the first wash. This ensures that whatever you work with, the end result will not be crumpled or uneven hems and seams.

What Equipment Will I Need for Knitting?

If you want to start knitting, you may think you’ll need lots of fancy equipment but this is not true. All you really need to start is a ball of yarn and some knitting needles! The more experienced you become the ore types of yarns and sizes of needle you can collect. However, to start with, this article will give you a little information on the types of equipment needed to enjoy knitting.

Quick ‘n Easy DIY Metal Wine Rack Projects For The Absolute Newbie

Did you know that you can turn tin cans and steel rods into a homemade wine rack? Learn how in this easy to follow article.

All About The Different Uses Of Candles

Candles, huh? One of the most awesome, oldest inventions that we still use today. Somehow, no matter how advanced we become, there is little substitute for the magic of candles.

Tips for Designing Your Purse Pattern – Avoid Making a Wonky Bag

A beautiful purse begins with a beautiful purse pattern. Your purse pattern is like a road map or a floor plan. Before you can create your purse you need to have an idea of how you would like it to look. A simple sketch will do for starters and from there you will begin to build your bag on paper.

Floppy Bags – Tips for Making Your Purse Firm

How do you add body to a floppy purse? It’s a question many bag makers want to know. There are several answers that can help you achieve the firm look you are hoping for with your handmade purse.

Hobby Shops Are Even Popular Amongst the Celebrity Crowd

All sorts of people are frequenting Hobby shops these days, including celebrities. Take a look at some celebrities’ interests in collections and hobbies.

5 Reasons NOT To Pass Up Cross Stitch

Thanks to age, gender and narrow interests, cross stitch is continuously boxed into a narrow niche market that robs so many of experiencing this most rewarding of past times. With this article, I hope to debunk 5 of the most common excuses given for passing up their potential new favourite hobby.

Choosing a Thimble for Hand Quilting

Choosing a thimble for hand quilting is important and may take some time. A thimble is a personal tool for any quilter.

The Basics of Hand Quilting

The basics of hand quilting begins with the easy-to-make running stitches that securely hold the three layers, the quilt top, batting, and the backing, in place. If you are a person who finds joy when the little stitches appear as you slowly develop a rhythm of rocking the needle back and forth and the quiet solitude that comes from creating the distinctive touch that comes seeing a design emerge on the cloth one tiny stitch at a time, than you are a hand quilter.

Time For A Fun Hobby!

Ever wanted a new hobby? Something exhilarating and fast paced? I think I have just the thing for you. And you can even enjoy it sitting in a chair!

How and Why to Attract Wrens

If you like bird watching or just like to feed the birds in your back yard, you will enjoy this article on attracting wrens. Although the wren is not one of the more colorful birds you can attract to your yard and garden area. They will provide many hours of great enjoyment because they are a nosey bird with loads of curiosity.

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