The worst thing about running shoes is that they're expensive, but you're supposed to abuse them. Even if you're not a runner, everyday wear and tear takes its toll. No matter how well you take care of them, if you use them enough, they're eventually going to wind up looking l ...more
Crochet personal homemade gifts for everyone. This how to video shows you how to crochet a baby beanie cap with the single crochet stitch. This crocheted baby beanie is sure to be the hit of the baby shower.
When the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge came to market in 2016, they were universally praised as being the pinnacle of Android smartphone design, even topping Consumer Reports' smartphone ratings. Why? Well, for once, we finally had a smartphone, or in this case, a pair of sma ...more
Ever wonder how to cast on with work in progress when knitting? Well, wonder no more with this knitting demonstration video! There are several ways to accomplish this, but I'm going to show you the one I like best. It's the one I use in the Knitting At Knoon patterns, and I r ...more
This two-part series (second part here) will teach you literally everything you need to know in order to make pretty much anything out of leather. There are some advanced techniques that I don't cover in this guide, but these are the basics. With these skills, you'll be able ...more
Cast on? What's that? At first, it might sound like a fishing phrase, but any good crafster would know that casting on is a knitting technique, which can be difficult for new knitters to comprehend. But if you're one of those knitting newbies, don't worry—this video outlines t ...more
This video sewing tutorial series shows how to make a flapper style dress in under an hour, from start to finish. Learn the basic steps to stitch together this simple and beautiful dress. Watch and follow along to make your own today! Part 1 of 6 - How to Sew a one hour flappe ...more
This is a US Army training video that shows you how to stitch a wound. It is a simple laceration, not a complicated gash.
How to start a square or cube lanyard is demonstrated in this video.There are other videos to demonstrate how to stitch. Firstly for this what you do is cut two strings of equal length.Both strings may be of same or different colors.Take one of the string and find the middle ...more
Tie loose ends together - in the literal and original sense sense of the phrase - by sewing together the ends and/or hems of your knitting projects like a pro. Whether you're fusing together two pieces of wool-knitted cloth to form the back of a beautiful winter sweater or jus ...more
It's easy to add a new yarn color in the middle of your row. See how to change colors in the middle of the row when knitting, with this easy, up close demonstration by Judy Graham, Knitter to the Stars. Judy's knits have appeared in movies, television, and concerts for over t ...more
When you make an actual garment you will have to know how to decrease and increase stitches. For this article we'll deal with just the increase. Increasing is adding a stitch (or stitches) to your work. There will be many instances when you will need to know how to increase. ...more
The single stitch is a very simple stitch, easy for beginners to master, which can be used to join two granny squares together. This is a useful technique for joining any two crochet pieces together of any size or shape, not just granny squares!
Watch this video to learn how to make a bracelet using seed beads and the African helix stitch. Part 1 of 2 - How to Do the African helix stitch to make a beaded bracelet. Part 2 of 2 - How to Do the African helix stitch to make a beaded bracelet.
The rumors are flying everywhere about the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 getting updated to Jelly Bean 4.2, but as of now, we have no freakin' idea when. Among all of the features sported in the update, Photo Sphere is one of the more popular, allowing you to snap incredible and immer ...more
You may remember string art from your elementary school days. If so, it probably makes you think of the 2D geometrical designs that took every ounce of patience you had as a kid. Or those laborious curve stitch drawings, which string art was actually birthed from. But thanks t ...more
This video tutorial demonstrates how to crochet a Catherine Wheel stitch blanket. Stitching a Catherine Wheel takes more time than other crochet patterns, but it is well worth it. As seen here, it is possible to crochet two colors of yarn as one to re-enforce the rainbow grada ...more
Most of the time you will increase on Knit stitches. You can see my article on that here. However, there will be times when you will need to know how to increase on a Purl stitch. Here's how: Watch for a demonstration on increasing on a Purl stitch.. Put the needle in the fron ...more
This video will show how to slip stitches both for purl and for knit, and how to slip stitches if the pattern is a little vague. These instructions provide basic knitting how-to instruction for those just starting out.
This video shows us how to do a lanyard cobra stitch. Here are the following steps. Step 1: First of all take two threads and make a loop of one thread. Step 2: Now take the other thread and make a loop of it and then pass one end of the thread over the other and pass it thr ...more
Knitted balls can be used for all sorts of projects. The obvious is a Christmas ornament, but knitted balls can also be the basis for knitting toys or snowmen. And of course, they can be used simply as balls which make a lovely gift for a baby. They can be all one color, strip ...more
One of the more enjoyable parts of Christmas (other than opening gifts of course) is going out to find the perfect tree, struggle bringing it into the house, and decorating it. As the years went by, I realized that our tree looked exactly like every other tree in the neighborh ...more
Cat Morley and her adorable Scottish accent show you how to make a decorative square geisha flower that can be made into a pin or sewn onto clothes or accessories for extra embellishment. For this crafting project, you will need some felt, a square template of paper, a pencil, ...more
Hi loom fans! This is Kristen again with GoodKnit Kisses with more helpful tips and tutorials for YOU! Today I've uploaded two new videos to my YouTube Site! One video shows casting off the rectangular loom from a Twisted Knit Stitch or Single Rib Stitch. The next video does ...more
This how-to video demonstrates everything you need to know for lanyard needs. Follow along and find out how to start and finish a lanyard using the square of box stitch (or the circle stitch) throughout. All you need is two lengths of plastic thread. Use your lanyard as a keyc ...more
In this three-part sewing tutorial, learn how to make a pair of pants that fit like a glove! In the first video, you will learn to take measurements and calculate measurements to plan out your pattern. In the second video, learn how to draw the pant pattern based on your measu ...more
This video demonstrates how to remove stitches at home, without the assistance of a doctor or other licensed medical professional. You will need a pair of tweezers: in good working condition. You will need a very sharp pair of scissors or clippers. Grab the end of the thread w ...more
Some time, when you are making a hat and after you have done your decreases for the crown, you will get to the end of your hat pattern and it will simply say "end the hat". Here's what to do. End Your Hat You will probably have 6 to 10 stitches left on the needle. Push all ...more
Binding off on a circular needle is as easy as binding off on a straight needle. Follow the steps below to learn how to bind off on a circular needle: Knit the first 2 stitches on the needle. Insert left needle into the front of the stitch you knitted first, and pull it over ...more
In the first part of this two-part guide, I covered cutting, grooving, beveling, making holes, and stamping/tooling. I hope you enjoyed that part, because we're pushing the accelerator to the floor and moving ahead at full speed! Covered in this section will be: Burnishing D ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a lanyard twisted triangle stitch. Users will need 3 pieces of gimp with the same length. Take all 3 strings and tie a knot at the end. Now separate all 3 strands from each other and select one of the strands to be the top strand ...more
If you've ever wondered how to resize a T-Shirt to a smaller perfect fit, then follow these simple steps presented by Stacey from Sewing Republic. To shrink down your T-Shirt, follow theses steps: You will need an oversized shirt, a smaller shirt to use as a pattern and your s ...more
The star stitch is a great crocheting pattern that works well with single colored or multicolored projects. Learn how to crochet the pretty star stitch by watching and following along with this how-to crafting tutorial. Part 1 of 2 - How to Crochet the star stitch. Part 2 of ...more
Lets create a blanket from scratch using only the wavy shell stitch. This crochet how-to video is an example of how to crochet a blanket out of the wavy shell stitch only using three colors. Go as large as you need to and as big as you want with the crocheted blanket. The colo ...more
Newer Samsung devices like the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S7 come with a pretty cool feature that lets you take vertically-scrolling screenshots to capture an entire app or website. But right now, this is still a Samsung-exclusive feature, as it relies on the underlying TouchWiz ...more
Stay tuned for this knitting instructional video on the Kitchener Stitch. Grafting with the kitchener stitch requires a bit of concentration. You want to do this when you know you won't be interrupted. With the stitches to be grafted on two parallel, double-pointed knitting n ...more
Check out this knitting and crochet how-to video for crocheting a cable cross over stitch for your new clothing. Part 1 of 2 - How to Crochet a cable cross over stitch. Part 2 of 2 - How to Crochet a cable cross over stitch.
How to Hold Forceps This video shows the basic skill of holding forceps or any scissor-like instrument. The most important things to notice here are: The ring finger and thumb are placed on the rings. The middle finger and index finger are supporting the shaft. How to Hold ...more
When you make an actual garment you will have to know how to decrease and increase stitches. For this article we'll deal with just the decrease. There are two ways to decrease in knitting. If you're knitting a garment one way is done at the beginning of the row and the other ...more
Sometimes your instructions will include having to CAST ON AT THE BEGINNING OF A ROW. It's not difficult and here's how to do it. Starting at the beginning edge of the work CAST ON as many stitches as you need in the usual way of casting on. Knit each newly cast on stitch. ...more
This is a simple pattern, designed to produce a well-fitting mitten. Both the right and left mittens worked the same up to the shaping for the top of the mitten. A slight adjustment for making one right and one left, then they are worked the same. The gusset for the thumb cons ...more
Part I Start by casting on the required number of stitches, onto one of the double-point needles. Divide these stitches between three needles by slipping 1/3 of the stitches (beginning with the first stitch you cast on) onto each of the other two needles. Making sure the stitc ...more
Crochet personal homemade gifts for everyone. This how to video shows you how to crochet a baby beanie cap with the half double crochet stitch. This crocheted baby beanie is sure to be the hit of the baby shower.
Want to make one of the hottest accessories of this season? The infinity scarf is a versatile addition to your winter wardrobe, and you can dress it up or dress it down. In this two-part video, you'll be shown how you can crochet your own infinity scarf. Part 1 of 2 - How to C ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to weave a (king) cobra stitch for paracord bracelets. First, take a 10 inch cord, fold it in half, then tie a knot at the end of it. Put this on a holder, then tie another chord on the bottom of it and hold it with your knees for tension. Next, ...more
Body hacks. So simple, so ingenious. They're the shortcuts in life. We love them, the internet loves them. Back in 2008, somebody named Alicia Goh wrote a friendster blog post that has been passed along far and wide. Her tricks of the body include quick solutions for an itchy ...more
Watch this instructional video to accomplish the knitting technique: M1R / M1L: Make One Right / Left. A make one, abbreviated M1 in knitting patterns, is an increase stitch. In some instances the slant of the increase does not matter, but, when it does, it's helpful to know h ...more
This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more
This short crochet tutorial shows you a variation on the simple single stitch. If you want your project to have a relatively even surface, you can use the flat single stitch as taught in this video to join your granny squares together.
So Christmas is coming up, and you want to make a couple of presents for your friends and family, who you don't really feel like splurging on- but want to make something from the heart. You've tried other stuff, and you totally failed at the Cross-stitch from last year, have y ...more
In this bead-weaving video tutorial, there's a quick way to create a beaded rope with different size seed beads, and this video will show you the simple pattern needed to create this wonderful stitch. Learn how to do the spiral weave stitch for jewelry-making by watching this ...more
Add to you crocheting skills by learning basic stitches. This how to video is a tutorial that will show you how to crochet the basic shell stitch. Crochet several rows of the shell stitch to create larger yarn projects.
Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a bullion or roll stitch. This is a difficult crochet stitch to accomplish. This video provides an alternative method of completing the crochet stitch using a homemade tool. Use any type of thread and crochet needle to complete ...more
Follow this quick video demonstration to see how to knit a shaker rib stitch. The shaker rib is also known as the half fisherman, and that's because it's not as bulky as the fisherman rib. During this process, you'll even see how you can knit one below, or k1b. For the 1st ro ...more
Learn how to increase your knitting speed with Miriam Tegels, the World's Fastest Knitter. She can stitch 118 stitches in one minute; a record that appears in the Guinness Book of World Records. Miriam Tegel's knitting secret is keeping all movements to a minimum. Use size 8 k ...more
You've come to the end of your work and are ready to BIND OFF, but you're on a PURL row. What to do? You've learned how to BIND OFF on a knit stitch, but this is something new. Usually you will do the BIND OFF stitch on a knit row, but now your pattern is telling you to BIND O ...more
Couching is another easy embroidery stitch in hand embroidery, and a great way to create decorative line stitches that scroll and twirl about. It's also widely used for filling areas, and historically was used to great effect during the Middle Ages and Renaissance in a techniq ...more
This video knitting tutorial shows how to stitch a twisted stitch cable. This is a ribbing pattern, worked over six rows, with a twisted stitch worked in row 3. Watch this instructional knitting video and learn how to knit a twisted-stitch cable pattern.
The slanted stitch is just a variation of the traditional shell stitch. Learn how to crochet the slanted shell stitch by watching and following the step by step instructions in this video tutorial.
The video demonstrates how to do the two stitches used to make the raspberry stitch, which are purl 3 stitches together, and knit 1 purl 1 knit 1 in the same stitch. To purl 3 stitches together, simply take the next three stitches on the left needle at the same time and purl ...more