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Whale Appliqué Hand Towels: Make Hand Washing Fun for Kids

Wash your hands! As we move into cold and flu season, this is the strongest piece of advice from doctors to help prevent the spread of germs. Getting your little ones to follow this recommendation can be challenging. Make washing up more fun with these cute hand towels. We’ve created two adorable whale designs you can download for free. Appliqué them on store-bought hand towels, then let the kiddos know that when they wash and dry, they’re keeping themselves and the whales happier and healthier. Because you really don’t want to see a whale sneeze!  Add a fabric binding and rick rack along the bottom hem of each towel so your whales have some ocean waves to swim upon. We show you...

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10 Quick Tips for Better Tapestry Crochet

Tapestry crochet is so eye-catching with its graphic designs and beautiful colorwork. It may seem complicated, but with these simple tips in hand, you’ll have no trouble creating striking designs. READY TO TRY TAPESTRY CROCHET? DON’T FORGET THESE TIPS! 1. START WITH A SIMPLE TWO-COLOR CROCHET PATTERN While you can make complex tapestry crochet designs with multiple colors, it’s much easier to learn the technique with just two colors. Try this free tapestry crochet coaster pattern and tutorial to practice the two-color technique in the round. 2. USE ONE YARN TO CROCHET OVER THE OTHER. Some tapestry crochet patterns tell you to start carrying your second strand of yarn right before you make a color change. While this does work and saves...

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SEWING FOR BEGINNERS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO LEARN TO SEW

What’s the Project? Are you trying to learn to sew and looking for lessons on sewing for beginners? Here’s everything you need to know as you get started sewing-from what to buy to what to sew and more.  I know how it goes-you got that sewing machine for Christmas, you’ve wanted it for years. You dream of sewing beautiful, lacy pink dresses for your little girl. You think you’ll wow your friends with intricate Halloween costumes. You plan to create clothing for yourself that will magically make you look like you’ve lost ten pounds. But there are gears and gadgets and you don’t know what they do. There are words like bobbin and backstitching and bias and you have no idea what they...

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Ruffler Foot 101 - How to Use a Ruffler Foot Tutorial

Crafters! How many of you have heard about a Ruffler Foot? Well, today I am going to share everything I know about this genius crafting tool that creates perfect ruffles with very little effort. I will be the first to admit this little contraption can be very intimidating at first. {i mean, seriously, it doesn’t even look like a sewing machine foot!} I remember opening up the box and thinking there had to be a mistake! This hunk of metal was NOT meant for my sewing machine! But alas, it is. And I use it all. the. time. and love it! {oh and I just might have 3 of them….} SHOP NOW: CLICK HERE What Does a Ruffler Foot Do? It creates pleats or ruffles...

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27 BEGINNER Knitting and Crochet Tutorials

Everyone has something on their “To Learn How To Do” list, right??  Well, mine is knitting.  And crochet.  I mean, I kinda know how…and I understand the logistics.  And I know how to create basic lines of stitching for both.  But I have never really taken the time to actually get creative with it…and do it well!  I keep seeing really darling knitting and crochet projects that I would love to figure out…but have never tackled it. So, I have gathered some really basic knitting and crochet techniques and beginner projects that I would like to attempt….and see what comes of it. Anyone want to join me?? I’ve separated the two techniques…..in case you’d rather stick with one over the...

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