I love handmade, and I am sure you do too!
As part of the crafting community, you get a sense of the sheer talent that’s out there.
I love finding fabulous craft projects for you.
I hope you enjoy this week’s crafty goodness 🙂
P.S Amazon Prime Day is coming so I’ve recently written a guide for Crafters. A great way to save $$ on your craft supplies 🙂
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Editor’s Note – All of these crafts and images belong to their original owners. I didn’t create them, I just wanted to help showcase their amazing work to you, my lovely readers. And also please pin the images from the owner’s site.
Oversized Beach Bag Sewing Pattern and Tutorial
Having a bag big enough for all your stuff and possibly other members of the family’s stuff is essential for a visit to the beach.
Follow Melissa from Polka Dot Chair’s sewing tutorial to make your own.
Reversible Pillow Using Placemats Sewing Tutorial
This is a great way to use material placements as a home decor accessory.
Creating your own painted patterns is fun too.
Think of all the combinations you could have!
Stormy Lace Cowl Free Knitting Pattern
I love the lace in this knitted cowl pattern by Alyssa Titus of Undeniable Glitter.
Knitted in the flat and then the ends are sewn together to make a cowl.
The pattern looks like a good one to try if new to knitting lace.
Reading Knitting Stitch Patterns
I found the information in Simple Knitting’s Reading Knitting Stitch Patterns post super helpful.
If you are a little flummoxed by knitting pattern instructions, this explains the most confusing instructions, so they are simple to understand.
Flamingo Peacock Embroidery Pattern
Inspired by this quote “Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own.”
Jessica from Cutesy Crafts created the embroidery pattern above.
It is true we can sometimes be guilty of precisely this.
Hold on to the good in yourself.
Becky from Knitting Om’s Favorite Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns
There are some gorgeous knitted baby blankets curated by Becky.
I love the Squares on a roll design.
Take a look and see which one is your favorite.
Medknitation Part I: How Are Meditation and Knitting Related?
Something that as a knitter, I wasn’t surprised to learn.
This is an interesting article on Interweave and worth the quick read.
Sew Stitchy Squares Quilt
Anorina’s Sew Stitchy quilt is so sweet.
It’s so colorful; it looks like an excellent design for a beginner.
Follow her tutorial on how to make this quilt.
Felt Flowers Three Ways Wreath
A wreath to add some loveliness to a wall in your home.
Follow Janine from Happy Happy Nester’s tutorial on how to make an anemone flower and also a rolled felt flower or rosette.
Latch Hook Basics Tutorial
Latch Hook is making a come back.
Heidi from Hands Occupied tutorial teaches you the basics of Latch Hooking.
A wonderful way to use up your yarn ends.
Editor’s note: Our readers have said, in their free time, they love going back over previous editions of our roundups.
– So we’ve kept the crafty goodness below from this time last year.
Learn To Sew Simple Bags
Go at your own pace with an Online Craftsy course.
Learn to make a gorgeous tote bag and zippered clutch with the instructor; Nicole Vasbinder.
Learn more here.
How To Care For Your Knitwear
Save yourself from heartache, with these tips on how to care for your handmade knits.
No-one wants their hard work ruined after washing!
ACKnitwear’s Blog has some handy hints here.
The Ultimate Guide To Learn Crochet
Anna at Crafting Fingers has a very in-depth guide to learn the basics of crochet.
The 5-minute video would make a great start.
Then with a cup of tea and crochet hook and yarn in hand, you could read the tutorial 🙂
Machine Quilting in Sections
Learn from a master quilter in this Craftsy Online Course.
Marti Mitchell covers the techniques of dividing the batting, not the quilt.
Border techniques, Single and Twin Finishing strips, multi-layer seams and making a plan.
Homegrown Tomatoes harvested in the warmer months are fragrant and sweet.
Here’s a guide by Gardener’s Path to growing your delicious tomatoes.
Summer Berry Crostini With Lemon Ricotta and Honey
Monique at Ambitious Kitchen delicious summer recipe will be perfect for Fourth of July celebrations.
Berries, Lemon and Ricotta, are a lovely combination in the summer.
The preparation is easy and only takes 15 minutes.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s craft inspiration roundup?
Please make sure to let me know any projects you have on the go, via the comment section below.
Yours in Craftiness Jodie