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How to knit with circular needles: advantages, tips and patterns to knit seamless accessories

knit with circular needles

Are you a bit nervous about knitting with straight needles? Do you suffer when you have to sew the parts of a knitted garment together? If your answers are affirmative, we recommend that you learn to knit with circular needles. The advantages of these knitting needles joined to a cable are numerous. As a result, more and more knitters are only using circular needles. One key reason is that they are so convenient and comfortable to work with. Furthermore, you don’t need to turn the work at the end of a row. They promote a more relaxed body and arm…

Learn to sew: How to finish seams and hems without having an overlock

finish seams and hems

In our sewing class today we show you how to make good finish seams and hems with your sewing machine. Have you ever wondered if with a normal flat machine you can make all the stitches or if an overlock is necessary? An overlock, also known as a serger, differs from a traditional sewing machine in that it is capable of sewing with two, three, four or five threads. Is a kind of stitch that sews over the edge of one or two pieces of cloth for edging, hemming, or seaming. Usually, an overlock sewing machine will cut the edges…

Planned Colour Pooling Tutorial by FräuleinWollwunder: Make a unique crochet hat with only 1 ball of yarn

Planned Colour Pooling Tutorial

Hello, my name is Denise Karg and I’m a yarn addict. In fact, I think I’d need more than 150 years to use up my existing stash. In 2014 I started publishing all my crochet projects, yarns and accessories on my blog Fräulein Wollwunder. You can also find me on Instagram and Facebook. Moreover, I upload and share inspirational ideas and new trends every day. I just love trying new ideas! And often wish for more hands so I can crochet all the ideas I have in my head. 😉 As a result, I am sharing this Planned Colour Pooling tutorial…

Let’s sew with the new Halloween collection: how to make a monster cushion with sounds

monster cushion tutorial

Hi, I’m Ekaterina and for my blog Diyctators.com I create easy to follow instructions for DIY  children’s clothes that are fashionable and practical with a playful extra, that every kid loves. My two sons are my biggest inspiration. They guide me to extraordinary and cool ideas through their fantasy. Since my first experience with Katia Fabrics, I am in love with the great modern prints and the child-friendly quality. The way the tissues look in a single piece of clothes is as great as in a whole kiddo`s outfit. I’ve already sewn a pair of cute baby accessories and a…

Learn to sew: How to sew machine buttonholes in 4 steps

machine buttonholes in 4 steps

In today’s sewing class we are going to show you how to sew machine buttonholes in 4 steps. There are two different ways to make buttonholes on your machine. The first, and quickest, are automatic buttonholes. This option usually comes installed in medium to advanced level sewing machines. The second and most frequently used option when starting to sew, and if you have a more basic machine, is the 4 step buttonhole. Many of our patterns have buttons therefore we think this is a class that we cannot miss out on. You will soon see just how easy it is…

Are you a crocheter or knitter 2.0? Find out with our test!

Knitter 2.0

Do you want to know how Internet has changed your relationship with knitting needles, crochet hooks and yarns? Whether it’s the first time you’re reading our blog or whether you’re a regular visitor who has already subscribed why not answer these amusing questions from our test. We hope to put a smile on your face while you discover if you’re a crocheter or knitter 2.0. You’re still not receiving our posts in your mail box? Remember to subscribe to start being a knitter 2.0! 😉 Are you a knitter 2.0 ? 1) Yarn bombing sounds like… a) A high risk adventure sport.…

10 sewing tips for beginners you should know before you start sewing

Are you learning to sew and looking for some useful tips to help you achieve the best results with your sewing machine? Then look no further. In today’s post we have compiled a list of 10 sewing Tips for beginners. Sewing is an art, in fact it borders on the magical when a piece of fabric is transformed into something useful, beautiful, and furthermore, made by you. Progress from basic designs to more advanced creations whilst learning new techniques along the way that will help improve your results. We are going to share 10 tips for beginners that are going…

Basic stitches for sewing machines, 10 essential stitches to start sewing

basics stiches in a sewing machine

Sewing machines bring many more stitches than you would normally use in your projects. Today we show you 10 basic stitches that you need to know to handle with ease with your sewing machine. With these stitches you will be able to make accessories for your home and clothes for the whole family. The rest of the stitches are usually just for decorating. The basic stitches in a sewing machine 1. Straight stitch: among the basic stitches the straight stitch is the one you will use most to make all kinds of seams or hems. In it you can change…

Lace stitch patterns: learn the key techniques to knit this selection of tops, shawls, boleros, vests…

Lace stitch

Fresh, lightweight and perfect for your Spring-Summer projects. Learn everything about the key technique of the season: lace stitch knitted on two needles. Discover the beauty of the simplest of motifs as well as more elaborate lace stitches. We propose a selection of tops, vests, boleros and shawls in all kinds of lace eyelet stitches. Of course, you can count on us to show you the key techniques to knit lace stitches so you can make your own comfortable and sophisticated fashion garments. This spring enjoy one of the most spectacular, elegant and addictive knitting techniques. All over eyelets 🎁…

5 tips to clean and care for woolen hand knit garments

care for wool

Do you know how to care for wool hand knit garments? We know too well how much time and effort you put into making your hand knitted garments. What a joy when you’ve finally finished off the last threads and can show off the results with pride! Because we want the satisfaction of this moment to last longer, here are 5 tips to care for wool hand knit garments. Learn these useful tricks to wash, dry and iron your knitwear! How to care for wool knits 1. Wool is a flexible resilient natural fibre, but requires some care to preserve its…