Craft Tutorial Thursday – March 8, 2012

Another week, another group of awesome craft tutorials from the folks participating on Crafty Tips.

Amy of Mod Podge Rocks has posted several great projects and project links this week. And, Emily over on Sweetly Scrapped Art has posted a ton of great scrapbooking and paper crafting printables as she does every week. Where do these two ladies find the time to do all that they do?

But, this week, instead of the usual hodge-podge of projects, I found my weekly list featured a number of craft tutorials that used needles and thread. Yarn and fabric are featured heavily in this week’s group of craft tutorials. Several projects do look like they would be much easier with a sewing machine but none of them couldn’t be done without one – especially, the one for crochet socks. (sorry, couldn’t resist that one)

Several of the bloggers have even posted more than one great sewing-related craft tutorial this week and I’ve included a bit of information about those too.

A Vision to Remember

Turn your favorite skirt pattern into a colorful and cool ribbon skirt using A Vision to Remember’s ribbon skirt tutorial.

Seems to me you could also use this project idea to add an overskirt to an existing skirt to create a new look that any little girl would be sure to absolutely adore.

And, perhaps add it to the bottom of a t-shirt dress. Oh, this is just such a cute idea that the variations are virtually endless.

Also, be sure to check out her other great craft tutorial from this week on how to take a king-sized sheet and turn it into a fitted sheet for a queen bed. She even includes suggestions on making fitted sheets for other bed sizes.

ribbon skirt by a vision to remember

My Recycled Bags

Cindy has given us so many wonderful crochet bag patterns but this week she’s offered a special treat – a crochet socks pattern.

She offers instructions to make the women’s socks in two different sizes using Paton’s Stretch Sock Yarn.

Part of the secret for the shaping of these socks is to use two different sized crochet hooks. Such a sneaky and clever way to make socks that actually fit.

crochet sock pattern by my recycled


Something bright and pretty for spring!

Hani over at Craftionary is sharing a super simple fabric and burlap flower tutorial.

I like all of the flowers she made, but I admit that I’m partial to the burlap ones. I could so see them being used to make a bouquet or adorn a frame to add a shabby, chic and country look to any room.

And, if you want to add a little spring to your wardrobe, don’t miss this week’s guest post on making a petal skirt. This great idea looks like it would work for cap sleeves, a pretty hem on a t-shirt or on just about clothing that you want to add some flirty and colorful embellishment.

burlap flower tutorial by craftionary

Craft Passion

Oh, aren’t these little elephants charming.

Joanne’s Happy Elephant Family Toy Sewing Pattern.

What a great way to use up some of those leftover scraps from larger projects.

How fun would it be to use fabrics that have special meaning to your child? An outgrown piece of clothing, fabrics you used in decorating your child’s room or even a bit of fabric from your clothing. Of course, since this project needs so little fabric, how fun would it be to let your little one go shopping and pick out what they like!

elephant toy pattern by craft passion

Wee Folk Art

The gals over at Wee Folk Art have given us so many great craft tutorials and applique patterns and this week, they added another one.

Kite Applique Block Pattern includes a printable PDF file and there’s even going to be a craft tutorial on how to turn this pattern into a wall hook that any child would absolutely love to have in their room.

kite applique pattern by wee folk art

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