Crocheted buttons are a pretty finishing touch to any knitting or crochet project, but they can also be flimsy and hard to use. Luckily, you can add strength and usability to your fiber notions—especially large buttons made with delicate yarns—with this simple reinforcement technique.
Stabilized buttons look just like their non-stabilized counterparts, but they maintain shape much better. They’re perfect for both delicate items and for more rugged outerwear—from the front, you won’t even be able to tell the difference!
Is a new craft magazine fueling your DIY decor obsession? Or maybe listening to knitting romances is making your studio time a little more steamy? Are you crazy about the latest Lotta Jansdotter sewing book? Or are you getting your amateur sleuth on with a tricky needlework mystery? And what about that TV show you’re watching just to ogle the knitting? You’ll definitely want to join me and co-host Barbara TODAY (Tuesday, 5/21) for this month’s Craft Social Twitter chat!
When: TUESDAY, May 21st, 2-3PM EST
Topic: Craft Lit: DIY Faves in Books, Novels, Movies, & Magazines
It’s a dreary, rainy Sunday here in Brooklyn, and the only thing I want to do is sew. More specifically, I want to sew a-line skirts. Alas, I’m not satisfied with any of the a-line skirt patterns I’ve already made, so I’m digging through my book collection in search of something better. (All I want is a basic a-line skirt pattern that I don’t have to draft it myself. Is that really so hard?!) Well, seeing as how I have ALL OF THE SEWING BOOKS, I should be able to find something, right? Wish me luck!
Do you have a favorite basic a-line skirt sewing pattern? Help a gal out—share your links and recommendations!
Break out your tools and get your weekend woodworking on with these 6 stylish wood-related jewelry and home decor projects!