How to Work Mattress Stitch

Mattress stitch is a common way to finish seams on knitting projects. It gives the project a relatively seamless look on the front side and doesn’t leave a super bulky seam on the inside of your project. What is Mattress Stitch? Mattress stitch is a sewing technique whereby you join two pieces of knitting so […]

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Fuzzy Heart Pillow Knitting Pattern

This fuzzy heart pillow knitting pattern is fun to knit and a great gift idea for kids, from babies to teens. My daughter loves this fuzzy fabric and has a sweater made from the same yarn. This is part of the amazing Christmas in July Make Along, which you can read more about at the […]

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Turn a T-Shirt into a Tank Top

I wear tank tops instead of bras as my base layer, so when my T-shirts get grungy, knowing how to turn a T-shirt into a tank top is a great way to get more use out of them. This is a quick and not totally perfect version of the process. If you want to wear […]

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Waistcoat Stitch Jar Cozy Pattern

This waistcoat stitch jar cozy crochet pattern is a great way to practice a stitch that looks like knitting. Waistcoat stitch makes a really thick fabric, so it’s perfect for protecting your hands. I love the idea of using it for a hot pad, coffee mug cozy, or, in this case, a jar cozy. I […]

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How to Use a PDF Sewing Pattern

I’m about to start sewing a new project as I write this, so I thought it would be a great time to share how to use a PDF sewing pattern in case you’ve never done it before. You’ll need a lot of space and some time to put it together, but it’s not difficult at […]

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Sew a Zipper Onto Knitting or Crochet

Zippers are great closures for a lot of projects, but it can be a little daunting to approach how to sew a zipper onto a knitting or crochet project. The good news is, it’s a lot easier than you might think! Here I’m showing a knitting project but the process is the same if you […]

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