Ever thought of drawing your own coloring book? Well, now you can! In this project tutorial, artist Kelsey Montague shows you how. Using her signature style as a jumping-off point, learn to create three of Kelsey's page designs along with your own designs. Then assemble all your pages and tie with a ribbon for a gorgeous handmade touch.
Joshua John Russell, award-winning cake designer and star of our Man About Cake (MAC) series, creates five cakes inspired by his most popular designs. These smaller scale, beginner-friendly cakes are just as impressive as the originals, and achievable for any home baker.
Construct a gorgeous waxed canvas tote with leather trim, all on your home sewing machine! Professional bagmaker Ellie Lum shows you how, step by step — from pattern drafting to securing hardware such as metal zippers, adding interior lining pockets and more. By the end of class, you’ll not only walk away with a stylish handcrafted bag, you’ll also have a repertoire of bag-making skills that will carry you to your next project.
Finally, a cooking show about real life, where real problems pop up and real mistakes happen. In this Craftsy Original series, at-home cooks Robin Miller and Katie Workman tackle common kitchen conundrums with simple solutions that get dinner on the table amidst a busy schedule — and dish up some laughs along the way.
Just 20-30 minutes of drawing a day not only helps build your skills, but it also is a meditative, calming experience that can free your mind and open you up to new ideas. Join artist Patricia Watwood and start a daily drawing practice; all you need is a sketchbook and pencil. Learn observational techniques for conveying proportion, form and dimension. With each day's practice, you'll gain confidence, patience and peace as you discover the joys of drawing.
Denim is a wardrobe staple. And it's also the perfect canvas for embroidering and embellishing! Textile artist Kat McTee shows you how to turn those everyday denim pieces into contemporary, one-of-a-kind creations with hand embroidery. From a classic denim shirt to stylish jean jackets, these easy and customizable projects will amp up the denim in your closet.
Looking for your next weekend project? Stitch up a cute set of patchwork floor pillows! In this short project tutorial, expert quilter Mathew Boudreaux, aka "Mister Domestic," shows you how to bring them to life using English paper piecing, simple walking-foot quilting and more. Complete pattern and step-by-step directions are included in the downloadable class materials.
Join host Paul Costabile for an extreme doodling adventure! In this reality competition series, 16 talented artists flex their creative muscles to impress judges Jon Chad (of "Ink Outside the Box" on Bluprint) and Zoe Hong (fashion designer and illustrator). Each episode features two Doodle Warriors who go head to head in mind-bending challenges such as drawing a giant comic book and creating arm-sleeve tattoos on real people. But only one will walk away with $5,000 in cash and prizes.
Using basic cookware and appliances, you can create crave-worthy meals your family will love any day of the week, and in less time! Join chefs Robin Miller and Katie Workman as they share smart, practical techniques that will help you get dinner on the table in a snap (without sacrificing an entire Sunday of prep!). Their flexible approach to meal planning will help you be more creative in the kitchen, without any fancy equipment.
Join our creative pros as they take on the challenges from Bravo's Project Runway season 17. From fashion sewing and illustration to home decor, our in-house experts bring their skills, imagination, inventiveness (and humor) to the show's long-standing tradition. And, you just might get inspired to do your own runway remake!
Get ready to travel in style with the Woodland Bag! In this video tutorial, designer Ellie Lum helps you sew and construct a unisex dopp-kit-style pouch made with waxed canvas fabric. Learn techniques for inserting metal zippers, canvas lining, leather trim and more. The class materials include detailed instructions to make your own, and a kit is also available.
Join artist and author Jen Hewett and learn to block-print your own fabric designs. Learn to carve blocks, print them with water-soluble inks, and build design repeats for custom fabrics you can sew into garments, quilts or home dec projects. An easy apron pattern is included for your first yard of block-printed fabric!
Bust your yarn stash and knit a pair of Fair Isle fingerless mitts! Knitwear designer Tanis Gray shows you how, without shaping, step by step. You'll learn to work key techniques including afterthought thumb, Latvian braid, double-pointed knitting and more.
Working out of her tricked-out workshop, DIY expert Rachel Metz tackles creative home decor projects that are easy, affordable, and totally on-trend. Discover how simple, and fulfilling, it is to customize your space in this hip design series. Disclaimer: Always use caution when operating power tools.
Newbie in the kitchen? No problem! Chef Celeste Rogers covers the basics of good cooking in this beginner's class. From knife skills to must-have tools to time-saving tips, you'll find everything you need to cook with confidence.
You can start sewing, and your kids can too! Designer Sara Alm walks you through the basics (with the help of her wacky alter ego, Sarah) in this kid-friendly beginner's class. From threading to stitching, learn how to use a sewing machine the right way.
Drawing is something that anyone can do, and it's really fun, too! In this kids' beginner class, join art teacher Jordan DeWilde and gain the skills you need to express yourself through drawing. Follow along as Jordan guides you through six quick projects — including drawing a life-size robot — that will help you draw more realistically. Plus learn easy techniques for shading, perspective, texture and more.
Embroidery is something that anyone can learn — it's easy, affordable and you can do it almost anywhere! In this kids' beginner class, explore embroidery basics alongside expert Jessica Long. Learn five foundational stitches as Jessica helps you create a magical narwhal design that you can hang on your wall or give as a gift.
Grab the kids and master the basics of cake decorating alongside the Man About Cake himself, Joshua John Russell, and his trusty sidekick, Gus the Sock Puppet. Together, they’ll teach you the skills you need to create a radical rainbow birthday cake. And, you’ll get tips and inspiration for your next cake creation.
Knitting is calming, creative, and easy! It's even more enjoyable when you stitch along with your kids. In this kids' beginner class, Kristy Glass and her daughter, Olive, show you how to start knitting and make your first project, a magic "pouch of possibilities." From casting on to binding off, they'll guide you step by step — and have a few laughs along the way.
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Blazers are a wardrobe staple that will never go out of style. Learn to create a sleek velveteen blazer alongside sewing and tailoring expert Kenneth D. King. With patch pockets, a shawl collar and lining with piping, this modern design is perfect for adventurous sewists who have some experience sewing jackets. (Pattern sold separately.)
Machine quilting is simple when you've got the right tools for the job. Join designer Kelly Ashton as she walks you through everything from batting, basting and marking to sewing machine feet. Then, look at the ins and outs of how your sewing machine works, and what tools to use so you can quilt your next project with ease.
In this class from our partners at Sew Daily, join instructors Kate Zaynard and Amanda Carestio to sew the perfect summer pant, designed by Kimberly Payne of Straight Stitch Design. With two leg width options, include wide and tapered, the Pagosa Pants feature deep patch pockets, belt loops and a smart self-fabric belt. The included digital download includes pattern sizes 0-24. Whether this is your first pair of pants or you're a pants pro, Kate and Amanda offer tips and tricks to enhance your garment sewing experience.
Many knitters know the value of connecting with the yarn-thusiast community. But when your knitwear soulmates are spread far and wide, it may not always be possible to form a knitting circle in person. Which is why there's a genius way to bridge the gap: virtual knitting clubs.
Stranded knitting is a style of colorwork that traditionally carries two or more yarns along the back of your knitting. There are a ton of ways to incorporate it into your work — Fair Isle is one most people know best — and it helps bring out a variety of detail and color in a single project. See for yourself in the patterns below, then download and start knitting!
Using the right (or wrong) type of paper can truly make or break your painting, and there's no better feeling than finding the perfect one for your project. If you're just getting started in the realm of watercolor — or you've just never tried different varieties — there are a few things to consider before picking up your paint brush.
No yeast? No problem! These no-yeast dinner rolls rely on baking powder for leavening, and have the tenderness of a biscuit without being crumbly. Spread some butter on 'em while they're warm and you've got a mouthwatering side dish.
You've been warned: Fair Isle knitting — a type of stranded knitting that traditionally uses no more than two colors per row — is straight-up addictive. After all, who could resist all that beautiful detail?! Dig into the technique (and bring on the color) with the below patterns — you can get 'em all totally free!
Yes, it is possible to make Pop Rocks, the famously fizzy candy, right in your own kitchen. No, you don't need any special equipment or a science degree. This at-home version of the classic candy attains its magical fizz through a combination of citric acid and baking soda. Time for a fun kitchen experiment!
Real talk: there's no bigger bummer than starting a baking project and realizing you're all out of flour. But don't toss out your in-progress recipe — there are simple DIY hacks you can use to create a worthy substitutes to many types of flour.
While there’s something delish about a good buttercream flower on cakes, these days fresh flowers, due to their unfussy and colorful qualities, are blooming on cakes for birthdays, holidays, weddings and beyond.
Ruching is when fabric is gathered along a seam to provide decoration or fullness. You may have seen it before on sheers (like in the skirt pictured above) or swimsuits, but there are so many opportunities for ruching in patternmaking. The technique looks particularly great on a fitted garment, where it accentuates your body's curves.
Fair Isle is a type of stranded knitting that hails from Scotland, and traditionally, it uses a total of five colors or less — and a maximum of two colors per row — to produce motifs such as stripes, stars and swirls. But if you're more savvy with a hook than needles, crocheters can replicate this gorgeous style with a bit of strategic stitching. Here are some must-know tips to get you started.
There's more than one way to bind a quilt, and this method just so happens to be one of the most quirky and fun. Prairie points are folded triangles made from fabric squares, and can be used to decorate table runners, pillows, tea towels and — you guessed it — quilt edges. Plus, finishing your quilt with a prairie point binding is just as easy as it is fun — here's what you need to know to make it happen.