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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 »

Kitchen 101: Essentials

By Katie Goodman When Natalie posted a survey on the CRAFT Facebook page about what types of food articles CRAFT readers would like to see, several of you mentioned that you’d like to know what the kitchen essentials are — what tools, pots and pans, gadgets, etc. are considered absolutely... Read more »

Kitchen 101: Organizing

By Katie Goodman Organizing can be a daunting task for anyone, but especially those who are limited on space. I don’t consider organizing fun, though I love when my space is organized. Sometimes I’m just overwhelmed at the task at hand because there are so many questions to answer. Where... Read more »

Quilling 101

By Ann Martin Quilling, the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design, has been around for years — hundreds, in fact. During the Renaissance, nuns and monks would roll gold-gilded paper remnants trimmed during the bookmaking process, and use them to decorate religious objects as an... Read more »

Scarf Blocking 101

I’ve always been really lazy about blocking (although I must admit the Knitter’s Block has changed my attitude somewhat), but this great scarf blocking tutorial makes a great case for blocking even scarves! There are a bunch of how-to photos and some advice for hand-washing sweaters to boot. Read more »


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