Posts by Breeanna Sveum

Breeanna Sveum, also known as Brinn, is never more than 5 feet away from a ball of yarn. She dabbles in just about every craft that can be done in the home, the results of most of which can be found on her blog, Stitch Brinn Stitch. She lives in Northern Virginia with her partner and her copious yarn stash.

3 Must-Know Methods for Minimizing Yarn Ends + a New Join

New methods for weaving in your ends on the Craftsy Blog!

Like many knitters and crocheters, I hate weaving in ends. Fortunately, I've come up with a few tricks and short cuts to use that usually result in only one tail to weave in at the end of the project. Read on to find out my end weaving secrets!

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Spiff Up Your Scarf: 5 Super Simple Sewing Projects for Handwoven Fabric

handwoven pillow

After you've spent all that time planning, measuring, warping and weaving, your scarves shouldn't sit in a closet, unseen and unused. Turn them into something fun and useful. Here are five simple projects to sew with your abandoned scarves (or new handwoven fabric). And don't worry--the only cutting you'll have to do is trimming the extra fringe.

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5 Fun Sewing Projects for Handwoven Fabric

zipper pouch

When you get right down to it, handwoven fabric is just that--fabric. Here are five sewing project ideas to get you started turning your handwoven fabric into handwoven projects.

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A Super Simple Chain Plying Tutorial

blue and green chain plied yarn

Chain plying is basically just making a large crochet chain and then adding twist. If you can already make a crochet chain, you can chain ply! If crochet is a foreign tongue, just follow this tutorial, and you'll be chain plying everything in sight in no time.

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How to Weave a Cowl Scarf: Free Tutorial

Yellow cowl Let's face it: Cowls are where it's at. They're stylish, convenient, and warm--and there are no ends flapping around, getting in the way. If you've had enough of plain old scarves, follow this simple how-to to make a fashionable and practical cowl scarf. Read more »

How to Make Twisted Cord

yarn tied to a hook of a spinning wheel flyer

Twisted cord is perfect for bag handles, button loops or anywhere else you might use a knitted I-cord. The traditional method of making twisted cord involves looping some yarn over a doorknob and a lot of tedious hand twisting. Bah to that, I say. If you've got a spinning wheel or a spindle, you can churn out twisted cord in a fraction of the time.

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Think Beyond the Scarf: Creative Weaving Projects to Try

dish towels A scarf is an excellent project for the beginning weaver, but there are only so many scarves a person can use. What do you make next? Here are seven creative weaving projects: when the project is easy, the weaving can be as complicated or as simple as you like. Read more »

A Cheater’s Guide to WPI (Wraps Per Inch)

Yarn in a yarn gauge

Discover two easy (and quick!) ways to determine the weight of your yarn, whether it's mystery stash or hand-spun. They're not perfect, of course, and you might still have to swatch, but there's no chart needed.

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How to Hem Stitch for Weaving

Blue weaving with needle for hem stitch When you want a smooth, sturdy finish for your weaving, hem stitching is the way to go. Hem stitching is flat, looks nice and holds everything in place so you can trim your fringe as short as you'd like. Here's how it's done. Read more »

6 Finishing Techniques for Weaving Fringe

woven scarf with twisted fringe A finished piece of weaving isn't really finished until you've secured the weft by doing something to the fringe. These six techniques for finishing your weaving fringe will let you secure it in style. Read more »