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Instructions for the Sew Easy Knitting Machine by NSI

Instructions for the Sew Easy Knitting Machine by NSI

The Sew Easy Knitting Machine, suitable for people 8 years of age and older, uses a hand crank to knit yarn that is threaded properly on hooks. The machine produces knitted tubes for making hats, mittens or legwarmers as well as flat pieces for scarves. NSI International Inc. also provides instructi......[Read More]
How to Make a Detachable Pocket

How to Make a Detachable Pocket

A small detachable pocket has many uses and can carry basic necessities anytime you need your hands to be free for other things. It is perfect for credit cards, identification, cash and a cellphone. Having a pocket on your belt is easier than carrying a purse or a handbag, especially at events and o......[Read More]
How to Make a Fabric Ruffle Sock

How to Make a Fabric Ruffle Sock

A fabric ruffle sock is made using fabric ribbon or a tube of fabric. The easiest item to use to add a fabric ruffle to a sock is ribbon. The ribbon has a finished edge on both sides and does not unravel when washed. The single layer of fabric creates a ruffle that stands with ease. The process to a......[Read More]
How to Make Cat Masks Using Paper Plates

How to Make Cat Masks Using Paper Plates

Creating cat masks out of paper plates is a perfect craft project for a children's birthday party, kindergarten and elementary school art projects, inexpensive and fun Halloween costumes, or even just a rainy day activity with the kids. These masks are completely customizable and offer a fantastic w......[Read More]
How to Attach a Pom Pom to a Stocking Cap

How to Attach a Pom Pom to a Stocking Cap

Although a stocking cap can be a fashionable winter accessory, keeping your head warm in style, you may wish to accessorize it to make it even more attractive. You can give a stocking cap a little pizzazz by adding a pompom to the top of the cap. Pompoms made of yarn can give a whimsical and casual ......[Read More]
Glass Painting Techniques

Glass Painting Techniques

Glass painting can be done at home without the need for any special equipment except for glass paints and contour paint for outlining. A huge variety of glass painting projects can be achieved at home, transforming a plain and simple glass object into a one-of-a-kind piece of functional art. Differe......[Read More]
How to Do a Triple Stitch in Quilting

How to Do a Triple Stitch in Quilting

Quilting has grown from a practical way to create warm blankets to a modern way to design beautiful covers. While quilts are considered art forms and documents of history and culture, they also need to stand up to heavy use over time. Lengthen the life of your homemade quilts by using strong stitche......[Read More]
How to Paint Designs on Glass

How to Paint Designs on Glass

For years I considered ordering a specialized decorated glass with a family crest on it. But, last Christmas a friend made a suggestion that I do the glass painting myself. So, I decided to give it a try and found it to be easier than I anticipated. Here are the steps you can use to paint glass desi......[Read More]
Directions for Weaving Your Own Hammock

Directions for Weaving Your Own Hammock

Most hammocks are very expensive, but with a sturdy hand and some inexpensive materials, you can make your own hammock to hang in your porch, backyard, deck or bedroom that you can use to relax and unwind. Not only will weaving your own hammock save you additional costs, but after you get the hang o......[Read More]
How to Make a Right-Angle Weave Chain

How to Make a Right-Angle Weave Chain

The 5R chain is an adaptation of a single-needle, right-angle weave that is simple enough for beginners. You can make a right-angle weave-chain necklace or bracelet using special bead colors to match the colors of a favorite outfit. You can also choose neutral bead colors that will go with anything.......[Read More]
How to Polish Silver for Making Jewelry

How to Polish Silver for Making Jewelry

Making jewelry can be a fun hobby or a profitable business. Whether you are making pieces for yourself, for clients or for gifts, you will want to start with the most perfect elements. Tarnished or dirty accessories make your creations look old or unprofessional. You want your pieces to look new, sp......[Read More]
How to Use a Nautical Sextant

How to Use a Nautical Sextant

A nautical sextant is used to determine the angle between two objects, typically a celestial body and the horizon, for means of ocean navigation. You can use a nautical sextant in conjunction with a nautical chart to determine your location. According to Bruce A. Bauer, author of "The Sextant Handbo......[Read More]
Difference Between Pokemon Sapphire & Emerald

Difference Between Pokemon Sapphire & Emerald

"Pokemon Sapphire" debuted in North America in 2003. Following the tradition of previous "Pokemon" games, this version sent you on a quest to capture monsters and train them to battle for you. "Pokemon Emerald" debuted in North America in 2005. This version followed the same storyline and setting as......[Read More]
Gel Candle Making Instructions

Gel Candle Making Instructions

Gel candles burn longer than paraffin and soy candles. The wax contains resin powder and mineral oil, and many craft stores sell it in different grades. The gel wax allows you to create a wide variety of candles, including realistic-looking ones that resemble pie filling or glasses of soda. If desir......[Read More]
How to Make a Folk Art American Flag

How to Make a Folk Art American Flag

Folk art is popular for many types of craft projects. An easy way to make a folk art American flag wall hanging or outdoor flag is to cut out pattern pieces and attach them onto a background piece with fusible webbing. The webbing is a thin sheet of material that makes fabrics stick together when pr......[Read More]
How to Make a Basket From a Sheet of Steel

How to Make a Basket From a Sheet of Steel

Sheet metal is suitable for an array of craft projects, as it's durable yet pliable. Stainless steel is preferred for its ability to resist rust. Before starting a project, you'll need to find a basket pattern. The pattern will determine the precise width and length of the metal strips. The method u......[Read More]
How to Sew Clothes to Fit

How to Sew Clothes to Fit

Sewing is often seen as a challenging hobby--especially when the first few efforts produce clothes that don't fit properly. When making clothes from a published pattern, it's helpful to begin with a tailor's standby: a muslin. It's your first step to learning how to sew clothes to fit.......[Read More]
Video: How to Make Clay Molds & Clay Dies

Video: How to Make Clay Molds & Clay Dies

Video Transcript I want to tell you about how a model is taken. After a statue or any piece of work, any piece of sculpture that has been finished. After it has settled down, you know you put water and keep it and make it settle down. And after that you take first, take a mold. A mold.........[Read More]
How to Make Plaster Statues

How to Make Plaster Statues

Plaster of Paris can be utilized in a variety of ways to build interesting statues. Sculpture by nature is an evolving, interpretive style of art, making it an excellent medium for those wishing to express their creativity without having to follow specific rules. By building a simple wire frame, art......[Read More]
How to Make Fabric Eggs

How to Make Fabric Eggs

A basket of eggs serves as a classic spring centerpiece, but the plastic eggs' colors often don't blend well with the surrounding decor. When you make fabric eggs for your basket, however, you can select materials that fit your personal style and decor. Make larger eggs for pillows on sofas or chair......[Read More]