You’ve spent weeks knitting a project, and now you are supposed to cut it? Relax: in this class from our partners at Interweave, Kyle Kunnecke will teach you how to cut and finish knitted steeks without fear. He'll show you why cutting your knitting can actually be a good thing. You'll learn the do's and don'ts of properly creating, preparing and cutting steeks and how to create hand-sewn and crocheted steeks, all while making an adorable zippered bag.
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.
In this class from our partners at Interweave, Tammy Honaman will go bead by bead through five popular bead weaving stitches, including ladder stitch, flat herringbone, hubble, chenille, and the chevron stitch! You will learn which tools and materials to use to produce the best work and basic fundamentals that will allow you to create any piece.
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.
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.
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!
Liven up your wedding cakes with fresh flowers! Cake artist Jenny McCoy teaches you how to decorate five elegant cakes using a variety of beautiful blooms. Plus get her pro tips on balancing colors, maintaining food safety and more.
Join host Suzy Williams of Suzy Quilts and get the inside scoop on America's largest annual quilt show. Meet some of the industry's best as they share their favorite products, techniques and, of course, quilts!
Welcome to a four-week special event hosted by Angela Walters, featuring instruction from Bluprint's top quilters. From simple scribbles to full-on feathers, gain the skills you need to free-motion quilt like a pro in just a few minutes a day. Your program includes lessons, templates, worksheets and more. Enroll on your own schedule, then see how fast your FMQ improves!
Grab your project bag! It's time to make along with mother-daughter crafting duo Christie and Isa Beniston! Together they've sewn and grown, threaded and thrived, and turned their love of craft into their livelihoods. Now these crafting queens are tackling a new theme every week, each piecing together a project that inspires the other (and that you'll totally want to make, too). From embroidered mantras for the new year to personalized pet beds and much more, join them for crafting tips and tricks and a little life advice, because Maker Knows Best!
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.
Subtle textural contrasts set the stage for this cardigan. The clean, elegant lines are made from the mingling seed stitches, twisted stitches and stockinette. The kit comes with the pattern and all the yarn you need to knit it.
Cowl-LET cozy happen with this fun-to-knit kit. Made with the softest superwash merino, extra-textured slip stitches and ribbing, plus a picot edge, the Camryn Cowlette will keep you warm and stylish all day long. Knit it yourself with this all-inclusive kit!
Stitch up a statement piece with this eye-catching cowl kit from Tanis Gray. Retro yet modern and knit seamlessly, this project is perfect for newbie knitters, Fair Isle experts and everyone in between! Your kit comes with the pattern, charts and worsted-weight yarn needed to knit it up quick.
The secret to this stylish scarf? Self-striping yarn! Add that to a simple mirroring technique, and you’ve got a must-have kit that works up quick. The cherry on top is a double ruffle edge adding a dash of flirty flair.
Versatility and style meet cozy comfort in this fun-to-stitch kit. Knit with a reversible rib and only partially seamed, this oversized cowl can be worn buttoned up or open. Either way, it’s sure to make a statement.
You'll have stars (and hearts!) in your eyes when you stitch up this quilt. Star Light, Star Bright uses 10" squares to transform simple half-square triangles into a fun, eye-catching design. This project, featuring the dainty florals and traditional brocades fof the Boundless Plume collection, also leaves plenty of room for some creative machine quilting. Your kit will come with all the fabric you need for the quilt top and binding.
Vineyard-inspired hues. Watercolor-like prints. A bold star design. This Quiltworx design is sure to be a showstopper. Bring it to life with this all-inclusive kit (and the help of a how-to video!) that comes with a physical pattern, paper piecing templates, Boundless Batiks fabric and pre-cut 2.5” strips.
Coloring books are commonly thought to be a pastime for children, but they actually have benefits for everyone regardless of age. In fact, coloring mandalas, words of inspiration and nature scenes helps reduce stress and promote mindfulness, according to the Mayo Clinic. Whether you draw your own coloring pages — you can learn how in our class Draw a Coloring Book — or print out the free ones below, there's no better way to unwind after a busy day.
Let's talk about waffles. The breakfast item is great, but knitters can argue the stitch is even better. It's worked up quickly by alternating knits and purls, resulting in a beautiful texture that has little raised bumps (similar to how a waffle looks when it comes off the iron). Plus, it's easy enough for even true beginners to take on, so you can try it in any project — like in this Waffle Stitch Cowl Knitting Kit — regardless of skill level.
Show a little love to Mother Nature by replacing those paper towels with something a little more sustainable — reusable scrubbers. That's right, with these patterns you can crochet some scrubbies for your bathroom and kitchen, making your day-to-day cleanup more environmentally-friendly.
One of the biggest differences between regular garment sewing and couture sewing is underlining. Underlining is what gives couture garments their superior overall appearance and elevates any homemade article of clothing to a designer-grade product. But, what exactly is underlining? Why do you need it, and how do you use it?
Take traditional embroidery and turn it on its head with one key tool: the punch needle. Also known as needle punching, the craft uses embroidery floss or yarn to create bold texture and beautiful designs on monk's cloth. Fiber fanatics can't got enough of the fun, easy-to-learn technique, so get in on the craze with one (or all!) of the projects below.
There are so many reasons to love stockinette stitch. It's smooth, polished and (best of all) simple! It looks great on any project, especially when working with variegated yarns — the simple fabric lets those colors shine! Once you learn to knit it, you'll keep coming back for more.
When you first pick up a pair of knitting needles, it's likely you'll start at square one: the garter stitch. The stitch pattern is easily identifiable by its ridges, and is ideal for newbie knitters because it lies flat and is by far the most beginner-friendly because you just knit every row. But even with its simplicity, there are a few things to keep in mind when working a garter stitch.
Every get-together needs a burst of color to liven things up, and that's exactly what these color-packed cake pops are for! They couldn't be easier to make, either: there's no sculpting or shaping required, and you can create the rainbow effect with just a handful of candies.
Create your brunch centerpiece with a baked frittata, an omelette-quiche hybrid that's healthy, crustless and oh-so-customizable. While most frittata recipes start on the stovetop, this method is even easier — just put your ingredients in a glass dish or pie pan, pop it in the oven and relax with your morning coffee.
Now that you've dyed your Easter eggs, keep the fun going by giving those cuties something to nestle in. These paper egg holders are fun, versatile and insanely simple — so it's a must-make for kids of all ages.
Dessert is all about texture, and these lemon pudding cakes certainly deliver. They start with a fluffy, moist cake layer and finish with a smooth, creamy curd — and they definitely don't skimp on lemony flavor. Whip 'em up for brunch — perhaps on Mother's Day or Easter — to give your guests the perfect final bite.