Bags
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.
Bluprint
Got more canvas tote bags than you know what to do with? Rather than let them pile up in the closet, give 'em new life with a stencil and paint.
Bluprint
Here's the thing: there shouldn't be anything plain about your tote bag. No matter if you've sewn one yourself or bought one at the store, there are a ton of ways you can make it match your style.
Bluprint
Sew
Traditional Easter baskets are so overdone. With this cute bunny tote bag in hand, your kiddo is practically guaranteed to find all the eggs (and look so cute along the way).
Beth Galvin
Fresh, fun, scrappy — there's so much to love about this tiny tote bag. Whether you're jumping straight to the appliqué on a store-bought bag or sewing your own from canvas, this bag is just what you need for your next girls' night out.
Beginner
Show off your love of books — and devotion to book club — with a bag toting all of your favorite reads. It’s one of those fun projects you can add to as you cross books off your list. Keep your embroidery materials nearby and you can even stitch new titles while discussing the latest read!
Sew
Easter is just a hop away, so it's time to stitch all things bunnies. Choose one of these rabbit-inspired crafts and you'll have a holiday keepsake for years to come.
Veronica Lovvorn
Sew
There's an easy (and fun!) way to make fabric you won't see anywhere else: block printing. By carving a block and using it to stamp a pattern onto fabric — which you can learn to do in Fabric Design: Block Printing — you'll never stress about finding the perfect material for any sewing, quilting or home decor project ever again. But block printing is only half the fun: what you make with that one-of-a-kind fabric is what'll give you that awesome 'I did it!' moment.
Bluprint
That's right: the cutest pouch you've ever seen is only a few punches away! Take advantage of the punch needle trend and design a one-of-a-kind clutch that'll store your phone, cash and (of course) crafting supplies.
Beginner
Weave
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!
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