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Pumpkin Carving Tutorial: A Very Craftsy Jack-o’-Lantern

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving |

Show your maker pride! This Halloween carve the craftiest pumpkin on the block and be the envy of every crafter in town with our FREE pumpkin carving templates + tutorial!

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Free Pattern Friday: An Apple Pattern a Day…

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing |

Did you know October is "Apple Month"? With orchards overflowing with crisp, ripe apples, there's never been a better time to incorporate this iconic American fruit into your next handmade project than now. Check out this roundup of free apple-inspired patterns to give your creativity some serious juice.

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How to Handsew: The Hemming Stitch

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

The hemming stitch is the most utilitarian of the hem stitches, but it can be done relatively quickly for a hand-sewn stitch, and sometimes that is exactly what you need. Follow along to learn how do a hemming stitch by hand!

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7 Sewing Safety Tips: How to Avoid Injuries

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Quilting, Sewing | Comments

We've asked Craftsy sewing and quilting instructors about their worst sewing room mishaps, as a reminder to take it slow and stay safe while sewing! From iron burns to cuts and slices, these pros are sharing their stories to help remind all of us to be careful while sewing.

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On the Flip Side: How to Choose the Best Lining Fabric

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Sewing |

An interesting lining adds a bit of zing to your handmade garment, but can do so much more! Knowing how to choose the best lining fabric for your piece is essential for quality, comfort and style. Learn about these fabrics and make your next trip to the store a breeze!

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What to do With Old Sweatshirts? Transform Them Today!

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Sweatshirts become a wardrobe staple during the colder months, but they can be so boring! Sew a bit of personality into your simple sweatshirts with these ideas for refashioning and detailing.

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