Knitting 101: Basic Stitches

Vickie Howell knows knitting. Check out the complete Knitting 101: Basic Stitches tutorial, including a special six-part introduction to knitting in this week’s CRAFT Video. In the video above, learn the basic knit and purl stitches in the Continental style of knitting. Subscribe to the CRAFT Podcast in iTunes, download... Read more »

Sewing 101: Buttonholes

By Nicole Vasbinder If zippers are one of the most intimidating things in sewing, well buttonholes are a close second! Not to fear, I will show you just how simple and fast they are when you have the proper tools. And did you know that you can sew on a... Read more »

Sewing 101: Zippers

By Nicole Vasbinder Over the course of my teaching career, I have heard countless students say that they are terrified of zippers. And that they will avoid styles that call for a zipper. This makes me sad as they are really not that hard and most skirts and dresses call... Read more »

Sewing 101: Hems

By Nicole Vasbinder Many times a pattern will simply tell you to hem a garment and not go into much detail. Or maybe they only give you one option and you would like to try something new. There are lots of different ways to finish hems on skirts, pants, dresses,... Read more »