Sashiko Embroidery Tutorial

Sashiko—Japanese-style embroidery—designs tend to incorporate regular, repeated geometric motifs on a small scale. This how-to from Stitch Savvy by Deborah Moebes shows you how to embroider a traditional design, but feel free to experiment with your own designs. Traditionally, Sashiko … Read more

How to Put a Price Tag on Your Craft

So you’ve decided you want to start selling your craft. Whether it’s a knit hat or upcycled jewelry, determining the price of your product can be a daunting task. In her book The Crafty Superstar Ultimate Craft Business Guide, Grace … Read more

Create Personalized Projects with Felt

Bringing little personal touches to your projects is easy with these simple techniques from Happy Stitch by Jodie Haffa Rackley. Incorporate your own handwriting, make silhouettes and place simple monograms on your projects for a custom look that’s all your own. Read more

Master Beading Basics with Chevron Stitch

Chevron stitch is a great basic beading stitch. It works up quickly and allows for endless variations. You can use multiple colors or different sizes of beads to add interest or vary the width of the chain. Wear the chain … Read more

Create Crafty Cakes in Your Home Kitchen

Want to transform your next homemade cake into a beautiful work of art? The key is all in the piping! Follow these tips from baker extraordinaire Ruth Clemens’ book The Busy Girl’s Guide to Cake Decorating, and your next cake will be … Read more

Easy Decorative Yarn Maché Baskets

If you enjoyed the tactile sensation of finger painting as a child, you’ll love putting your hands to work on these yarn maché baskets. Designed by Vicki Ramsey, this fun and easy craft first appeared in our Summer 2012 edition. … Read more

How-To: Repurpose-Friendly American Flag

After our family’s resolve to eat healthier a few months back, we quickly began devouring our way through dozens of egg cartons. I just knew there was an awesome craft waiting to be made from those empty molded paper pulp … Read more

Create a Festive Fourth of July Centerpiece!

Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate each year! I recall celebrating as a child by making decorations out of paper plates, tinfoil and anything else I could find hiding in the kitchen or junk drawer. Remember … Read more

Quick Tips for Simple Quilts

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make a quilt, figuring out where to start can be a challenging process. There are so many different designs and so many beautiful fabrics to choose from! Read more