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How To : Knit a Flower Headband

This is a very nice HEADBAND that can be used plain or decorated with a FLOWER. I made mine wide (4 1/2 inches), but you can make yours as wide or narrow as you want. I used Softball Cotton and a size 6 needle. Cast on 3 stitches. Tips Leave a long tail to use for the croc ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

How To : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more

How To : Do a three-needle bind off for knitting

Stay tuned for this knitting demonstration video. This three needle bind off technique produces a very neat, flexible shoulder seam – and, no sewing is required. Begin by moving the shoulder stitches from their stitch holders to appropriately sized needles. I like to use doub ...more

How To : Pick Up Stitches on an Edge

There will be times when you will want to knit an edging onto your work. Here's how to do it. It's best to use a smaller needle for edging than the one you used for the project. Go into every stitch on the edge with your needle. Put the stitches onto your needle as you PICK TH ...more

How To : Put together a 10-piece emergency survival kit

Wilderness survival requires smarts, know how and a well equiped emergecy kit to make sure you stay dry, warm and fed. This excellent video tells you what you need to know to put together the essential items of your personal emergency/survival kit. The items include: A good s ...more

How To : Begin circuit bending

Looking to get into the weird world of circuit bending? In this four part video tutorial geared towards beginners, learn in thirty minutes how to circuit bend. Tools you will need include a soddering iron with innerchangeable tips (thin pencil preferred), thin sodder, hook-up ...more

How To : Crochet a headband for winter

In this video, we learn how to crochet a headband for winter. You will need yarn and a size 10 crochet hook to do this. To start, make a slipknot, then hook your needle into it. Start making a simple chain stitch, after you finish this row, stick your needle into the first sti ...more

How To : Prepare a subcutaneous fluids bag for your pet

In this video you are going to learn how prepare a subcutaneous fluids bag. . There are different types of fluids and different size needles. Your veterinarian will prescribe the proper setup for your pet. Dr. Mike, takes you step by step on everything you'll need to know and ...more

How To : Speed knit with the world's fastest knitter

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

How To : Make a polymer clay charm bracelet

kriquit describes how to make a PacMan charm bracelet in this video. She uses various colors of polymer clay to make Mr.. and ms. PacMan and the little ghosts. The color she uses are red, blue, pink, orange, yellow and white and black for the eyes. She also says that you need ...more

How To : Make a Where the Wild Things Are Halloween costume

Release your inner wild thing with a costume based on the classic children's book. You Will Need * 1½ yards of 72" wide white fleece * Marking chalk * Scissors * Straight pins * A sewing needle and a sewing machine * 1½-inch white polyester thread * ½ yard white Velcro * A tap ...more

How To : Make a Werewolf costume

Don't wait for a full moon to unleash your inner beast. Get your growl on with these tips on creating the ultimate werewolf mask. You Will Need * Petroleum jelly or lotion * A wig cap * Gauze suitable for plaster work * Plaster * Hot glue * A small sheet of craft foam, cut int ...more

How To : Do a knitting provisional cast-on

Watch this knitting instructional video to learn how to do a knitting provisional cast-on. A provisional cast-on is usually worked in a contrasting waste yarn so the cast-on stitches can be easily removed later. The live stitches are then recovered so you can knit down from th ...more

How To : Insert a heel when knitting a sock

Stay tuned for this knitting instructional video on inserting a heel for a knitted sock. This is a very large scale knitted sock. It's going to be a felted Christmas stocking. The knitting is finished except for inserting the heel. The knitting technique demonstrated is exactl ...more

How To : Handle and restrain a mouse for injections

This Animal Welfare Foundation two-part video tutorial is from expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim is to show that the primary consideration should be for the the welfare of th ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Knit the Like Lace Stitch

The Like Lace Stitch This is a beautiful stitch that can be done on any size needle and with any size yarn. When you use a small size needle and thin yarn it will come out looking very delicate. When you use a larger needle and bulky yarn it will come out thick and cozy. It's ...more

How To : Knit the Garter Stitch

There are two basic stitches in knitting. One is the KNIT STITCH, the other is the PURL STITCH. The GARTER STITCH itself is quite simple. You knit every stitch on every row of your knitting. It's the first stitch one learns in knitting. It's the easiest of all the knitting sti ...more

How To : Crochet a broomstick lace pattern

Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet broomstick lace. This crochet method creates an intricate snowflake pattern. Use any type of yarn, a crochet needle and a size 19 knitting needle to complete this project. You can even use a knitting needle made out of a PVC pi ...more

How To : Choose the right needles for a knitting project

Knitting with the wrong needles is like playing soccer with a bowling ball –you’ll end up frustrated and disappointed. You Will Need * The pattern for the project you plan to knit Step 1. Check instructions Check the instructions of the pattern you’ve chosen. It may requir ...more

How To : Read Crochet Instructions Correctly

Reading crochet instructions for beginners isn't exactly the easiest thing to do. But fear not, I'm here to help! :) Follow these easy steps to make sure you follow crochet instructions properly: Select a pattern that matches your abilities. Crochet patterns come with diffe ...more

How To : Unravel a Bound Off Row

There will be times when you've finished a project, such as a scarf, that you've already bound off, when you will realize it's not quite as long as you want it to be. You will have to unravel the bound off row, add more yarn, and then start knitting again. Unravel a Bound Off ...more

How To : Hem pants

In this video, Andrew explains the basics of what materials and supplies you need to get started in hemming your pants. Then he goes over choosing thread, the right size needle and finally hemming the pants. Part 1 of 15 - How to Hem pants. Hem pants - Part 2 of 15. Click thro ...more

How To : Add a stitch

Expert knitter Rachel Ong shows you how to add a stitch, which is also known as 'increasing'. You will need medium sized knitting needles and medium sized yarn. Add a stitch. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Crochet a small ladybug out of red and black yarn

A perfect gift for any ladybug lover on your gift list this holiday season! Make an easy and simple ladybug - all you need is four-ply yarn in two different colors (nominally red and black, but you can use any color you want) and a size eight crochet needle. Then follow along ...more

How To : Make a hardcover miniature art journal

Watch this bookmaking tutorial to make a fun tiny sized art journal. You will need five sheets of paper, one sheet of card stock, two pieces illustration board of equal size, and a smaller piece for the binding. You will also need some decorative paper, glue, a needle and thre ...more

How To : Broomstick lace crochet

If you're into knitting and crocheting, you probably know it all. But what about a broomstick lace crochet? If you haven't attempted this fine crochet pattern, you must… now! Broomstick lace crochet forms a visually interesting and beautiful stitch. You Will Need * A size K c ...more

How To : Knit socks

Socks may be one of the lamest gifts you could get someone, especially a child… or a boyfriend or girlfriend. But there is one exception… homemade knitted socks. Make these super simple, handcrafted socks for everyone in your family. You Will Need * Two size 8 knitting needle ...more

How To : Make a flower loop bow to decorate gifts

Leah for May Arts Ribbon shows how to make a flower loop bow. The following items are needed for it: Needle and thread, scissors, May Art Ribbons and a ruler. Buttons or flowers may also be needed to put on top of your bow as per your selection. The bow which Leah is making h ...more

How To : Make a continuous daisy chain necklace

This video shows you how to create a continuous, daisy-chain necklace. The materials used include: size 11 rock eyes in yellow, red and purple, a toggle clasp , 9mm thread and a size 10 beading needle. Start by sewing on one half of the clasp, tying a knot to hold it in place. ...more

How To : Knit garter eyelets

Iknitwithcatfur teaches viewers how to knit perfect garter eyelets. Choose worsted, double-knit (DK) or sport weight yarn. A cotton or wool blend without fancy textures is the easiest to work with for this pattern. Use slightly larger needles to show off the pattern's open wor ...more

How To : Make a quick and easy Christmas stocking

Even though this method does not take very long, you can still use it to easily and quickly make a large number of Christmas stocking. You will need strong polyester thread and size 90 or 100 machine needles along with your favorite Christmas fabrics.

How To : Build a Mini Altoids BBQ

Instructables user vmspionage demonstrates how to make a tiny bbq grill with an Altoids tin "powered by a standard-sized charcoal briquette and capable of cooking a full-size hot dog (cut down to size) or smaller hamburger patties with ease." Impressive design and execution. Y ...more

How To : Get started sewing with the right sewing tools

It's pretty much common knowledge that a successful sewing kit requires several different sizes of needles as well as differently colored thread. And if you're solely focused on patching up those favorite JBrand jeans of yours or a hole in a T-shirt, then that may be all you n ...more

How To : Make felted flowers

This video is basically about how to make felted flowers with Craftside. For making felted flower things we will need are assorted felt, assorted rhinestones (any size), embroidery floss (any color), a needle, some tacky glue and a pair of scissors. First of all cut out the sh ...more

How To : Do a single cast on

This is the video about how to perform a single cast on. To work this open cast on you'll need one needle a couple of sizes larger than the needles you'll be using to knit with (or alternately, two needles held together) and a spare length of sturdy yarn several times longer t ...more

How To : Knit a funky zigzag scarf

The video opens up with the young, perky and energetic woman from CraftDknits talking about her first "Fall Fashion Line" for knitting which is a Zigzag pattern. She shows how to knit the correct stitch and number of knitted stitches on her correctly sized 13 inch Rosewood kni ...more

How To : Crochet a pansy flower

Watch this instructional crocheting video to crochet a pansy flower. Use any size of yarn or thread and your choice of crochet needle. This method will allow you to crochet unique pansy flowers that can be added to sweaters or blankets, or hung as decorative ornaments on their ...more

How To : Crochet a beret style cap

Berets are a cute and classic way to keep warm, or even to add to an ensemble just for style. Learn how to crochet a beret by watching this video crafting tutorial. The same instructions can make a variety of styles, depending on the yarn and size of needles. Part 1 of 2 - How ...more

How To : Do old Norwegian cast-on

This video shows the Old Norwegian cast-on method. You need to work on needles a size or two up from gauge, because this is a tight cast-on. Do old Norwegian cast-on. Click through to watch this video on knittinghelp.com

How To : Knit Fingerless Mitts

Fingerless mitts are all the rage. They can be fancy or simple, long or short. This article will show you how to make a simple pair of fingerless mitts—for men or women. By adding more colors in stripes or other patterns, you can make them more interesting. You can also add to ...more

How To : Make sterling silver hoop earrings

The video helps us to make sterling silver hoops earrings. It is one the popular style of earrings. These earrings can be made of different sizes, shapes, forms whatever we like. This art and craft work is shown by Natalie. In this video, we are watching how to make regular 1 ...more

How To : Use a sewing machine properly

Even if you never took home ec, you can create simple projects by learning the basics of sewing machine use. You Will Need * A sewing machine * A sturdy table * Thread * Your machine’s instruction manual * A bobbin * Fabric * An adjustable chair or table (optional) Step 1: Pl ...more

How To : Knit a Little Purse

You'll be so glad to know how to KNIT THIS LITTLE PURSE. You'll want to make one for everyone you know. You can start and finish it in a little over an hour. You can knit it all one color and embellish it with buttons (see photo below) or you can make stripes (as on the video ...more

How To : Crochet a beanie hat

In this tutorial, we learn how to crochet a beanie hat. First, you must place the yarn around your fingers, then thread through the needle with a slip knot. After you do this, grab the yarn and move the string through the slip knot to make a chain stitch. The next type of stit ...more

How To : Marinate lamb shoulder

Put the cut lamb pieces into a large size roasting pan. Season it with salt and crushed peppers. Add chopped celery, carrots, and onion. Put in one cinnamon stick. Add some crushed or chopped garlic. Pour in a little vinegar to mask the cooking odor. Add a little white wine, b ...more

How To : Make a miniature dollhouse lamp

Start with an eye pin. Place a gold bead and end cap on it. Now put on a piece called a stamp, or stamping. You want to find one that is curved like a lamp. Next put on a large crystal (8mm). In this video she uses a Swarovski crystal. Find some beads you like and place them o ...more

How To : Crochet a thick fuzzy baby blanket

This film shows how to make a thick fuzzy baby blanket using crochet. The presenter takes some soft red wool and starts using a simple chain stitch. You need a basic knowledge of the stitches before you start. Then you chain stitch three more times before double crocheting, wr ...more

How To : Do a Japanese stab stitch binding

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the traditional Japanese stab stitch binding to make books. Stab Stitching is used mainly for office documents and in essence is two or more very strong, long staples that bind together loose sheets up to 25mm thick. The video p ...more

How To : Do a rotation in Geometry

Learn how to do a rotation in geometry with this video! First step is to pout the pencil into the compass. Adjusting the pencil and compass needle is same. Suppose you want 165 degree size circle. Measure the reading with compass in protractor. Note the point and adjust the co ...more

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