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Social Media Tips for Indie Designers & Makers, Pt 4: Instagram

By Craftsy
Instagram tips for indie designersFor the final installment of our series on Social Media Tips for Indie Designers, we'll take a look at Instagram. Similar to Pinterest, Instagram is a good opportunity to visually represent your brand, your personality, and your taste, and color those photos with descriptions that help fans and followers feel a connection to your aesthetic. Should you be on Instagram? Read more »

Protect Your iPad in Style, Sew an iPad Case

By Craftsy
iPad WristletIn celebration of the release of the Craftsy app, we went looking for some great iPad accessories. We sure had our pick of fantastic projects! These iPad covers, cases, and accessories, all sewn by our very own Craftsy members are great examples of how you can adorn (and protect) your iPad with style and creativity! Read more »
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Free Video Tip: How To Sew Perfect Corners

By Craftsy
How to sew perfect cornersLearn to create the perfect corners with this valuable tip from Linda Lee! She instructs the online Craftsy class, Sewing with Silks, and in this free video tip, she shows you a method for turning clean, tight corners so you can avoid sloppy, dog-eared messes. Read more »

Free Video Tip: How To Sew Perfect Hems

By Craftsy
Even hems can be next to impossible to create unless you're using a reliable method. Here, Linda Lee (instructor of the online Craftsy class Sewing with Silks) demonstrates how to make precise, even hems with no trouble at all. Her trick is a lifesaver for anyone who makes their own clothes! It's quick, easy, and it works every time! Read more »

Trend Alert! Handmade Ornaments

By Stefanie Japel
Handmade ornaments are a wonderful way to decorate your tree with meaningful adornments. Whether sewn, knitted, or crocheted, they are beautiful, and they even make great gifts! Read more »

Create a Blind Hem Stitch With Your Home Machine

By Craftsy
This free video tip from Craftsy sewing instructor, Angela WOLF, shows you how to use the blind hem foot and blind hem stitch on your home sewing machine to create a flawless blind hem. Forget about having to get a blind hem machine! The one you already have will do just fine. Read more »
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How To Use a Twin Needle to Mimic a Cover-Stitch Hem

By Craftsy
You don't have to run out and buy a cover-stitch machine to create the two-row hems that look so good, and allow for stretching without breakage. In this free lesson from Angela Wolf (instructor of the online Craftsy class, Tailoring Ready to Wear), she shows you how to do it with your own home machine and a twin-needle. Read more »

How to Shorten Spaghetti Straps in Minutes! A Video Tutorial

By Craftsy
Reducing the length of spaghetti straps is not difficult when you learn Angela Wolf's secrets (she instructs the online Craftsy class, Tailoring Ready to Wear)! Whether the dress is lined or not, she makes it fast and simple. You'll be amazed at how little time it takes to make sure those spaghetti straps are the perfect length and securely attached! Read more »

Win Your Wishlist

By Craftsy
You can now share your Craftsy wishlist with friends and family so they can get you exactly what you want. For every person you email your wishlist to, you'll receive an entry into a Craftsy giveaway where three lucky members will win all the classes on their list, up to $250 worth! Read more »
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How To Get Perspective On Your Quilting Designs

By Craftsy
Even if you're in a small room, you can still view your quilting projects from a distance when you follow this wonderful advice from Craftsy quilting instructor Jan Krentz. Viewing your projects from a distance helps you to make crucial color and fabric choices. Read more »