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by Carly DeGraeve | no responses | 1 minute read

Grafting knitting onto another piece of knitting is a nearly seamless way to add features like pockets or collars. And, the technique is very easy.

grafting knitting

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by Carly DeGraeve | no responses | 1 minute read

The I-Cord edge finish leaves a clean simple finish to the edge of a knitting project.

i-cord edge finish

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by Carly DeGraeve | no responses | 1 minute read

When knitting, some projects benefit from the technique of picking up stitches to add pieces like pockets or collars. The technique is quite easy and leaves a clean seamless look.

picking up stitches

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by Carly DeGraeve | no responses | 1 minute read

Many very pretty fabrics are light weight or sheer. Sewing darts in sheer fabric requires a few easy but specific techniques to ensure the sheer fabrics look great on the finished garment. The following project shows you how to sew beautiful darts with sheer fabric and lining but the technique can easily be carried over to more situations.

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by Carly DeGraeve | no responses | 1 minute read

Tailoring lace can be tricky to get right. Lace garments are so pretty that it is worth the effort to get the perfect fit. With a few simple sewing tools you can adjust lace leaving almost no trace.

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Make This:

by Kris | no responses | 1 minute read

Chilly days are easier to manage when you have a few cozy candles to light, and it’s always fun to carefully make a project by hand and then set it on fire. These hot cocoa candles are made with real cocoa, cinnamon, and vanilla. The scent is authentically cocoa, with a bit of that festive holiday spicy and sweetness mixed in.

Hot Cocoa Candles

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by Kris | no responses | 1 minute read

I’ve always thought it was kind of disappointing to carefully choose or make a gift for someone, then pack it in an off-the-rack sort of gift bag. But I do love gift bags, they’re so nice for wrapping wonky things like jars of food, and such good protection for lofty hand knits. For this ombre gift wrap project I started with some gift bags that were just about as generic as they come – plain kraft paper. With just a few minutes of painting they became beautifully sparkly, and just as thoughtful as what’s inside of them.

Ombre Gift Wrap

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