You know what hasn’t gone out of style since pre-revolution France? The monogram. The sun king loved to put his initials on things, and frankly, so do we! But getting monograms onto fabric is hard without one of the best embroidery machines. Specialized embroidery machines have lots of design options, are intuitive to use, and
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Sewing by hand? No, thank you! The best sewing machines offer a more practical way to make and mend your own clothes. They’re also ideal for creating different types of crafts, bedding sets, window treatments, and more. With the machine doing all the heavy lifting, tailoring your own projects has never been easier. The only
Not all yarns are created equal. For a baby blanket, you’re looking for something that’s super soft, and durable enough to last through multiple washes and lots of use. So, what is the softest yarn for a baby blanket? Which will last for a long time? Which will help you create the best baby blanket
There is a new sensation in at-home nails called nail dip. You may have heard through Facebook, or even some friends working as a consultant for any number of companies for nail dip kits. But, there are incredible sets at great prices available online to ship straight to your door. Here we give you our
With so much time at home these days and less access to our favorite nail salons, ladies are taking their nails into their own hands with DIY manicures with the best nail dip powders. Nail dip powder works similarly to traditional acrylic powder but does so without the use of nail monomer, brushes, or gloppy
It can be hard to make a good reusable notebook. Over the years, various brands of smart notebooks have come and gone, gaining and losing their following as they prove to be too complicated. Finally, a handful of brands have got it right. They’ve crafted reusable notebooks that are convenient for everyday use and eco-friendly.
Whether you’re crafting or repairing, super glue is a prime tool to keep around the house. It’s useful for all kinds of creative endeavors and can be a real lifesaver when the kids break that precious heirloom vase (again). Depending on the type of item you’re gluing, there’s a specific formula that will work best.
You’ve decided to try a weighted blanket to help a loved one with special needs get better rest. Or perhaps you’re seeking some relief for your sleeping issues. Although weighted blankets are widely available, you can make your own, saving both money and resources. Let’s learn together how to make a weighted blanket. In this
A craftsperson is only as good as their rotary tool. That’s not quite how that old saying goes, but it might as well be. What’s true is rotary tools, sometimes just called Dremels, are an essential part of any toolbox, belonging right there besides your workhorse screwdriver, trusty hammer, and go-to electric drill. Given their
For a more sustainable future, it’s important to remember the three R’s — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We’d add to that list to BFC — or Build, Fix, and Create before buying new. An often overlooked tool for maintenance is also known as every hobbyist’s best friend: the rotary tool. In a field dominated by the
Knitting is an excellent hobby for clearing your mind and relaxing after a long day. Plus, you end up with something hand-made when you’re project is complete! Unfortunately, figuring out which knitting needles are the best knitting needles for you to use can be a monumental task; there are literally thousands upon thousands of different
Knitting vs. crochet- the fiber arts throw-down we’ve all been waiting for. If you’re reading this, you may be uncertain about the differences between knitting and crocheting. Don’t worry — it’s easy to get confused. After all, both are used to make soft blankets, handy pot holders, and cute little baby beanies. Not to mention,