Homemade Knit, Sew and Crochet: 25 Home Craft Projects

Homemade Knit, Sew and Crochet: 25 Home Craft Projects

Ros Badger

Language: English

Pages: 96

ISBN: 0007489536

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Get out your knitting needles, crochet hooks and sewing machines and learn to make something truly original! Complete with step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography, these projects - from knitted fingerless gloves to upcycled vintage summer bunting - will add individuality to your home and wardrobe, and also make perfect gifts. 25 fun and simple projects to make, perfect for beginners. Complete with patterns, and knitting, sewing and crochet basics. Includes a directory of suppliers and resources The content of this book is adapted from Homemade by Ros Badger and Elspeth Thompson, first published by Collins in 2009.

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the next two threads in the work, pull gently and then pick up two threads in the hem. Continue working in this way until the whole item is hemmed. 6 Running stitch Pass the needle in and out of the fabric, making sure that the surface stitches are of equal length. The stitches on the underside should be of equal length to one another, but half the size or less than the upper stitches. 7 Over stitch This stitch is worked from the right side and is often used to join together pieces of

the thread) through the material on one side of the opening, and then on the other. Continue until the seam is closed. Making a buttonhole These instructions tell you how to make a buttonhole using any sewing machine that can make a zigzag. If you have a newer machine, with fancy pre-programmed buttonhole settings, you don’t need to do it this way. Or you can handstitch by sewing around the open hole initially using over stitch and then buttonhole stitch, which is basically blanket stitch

including 2mm and 2.5mm. Tape measure. Small sharp scissors. Pencil and paper. Stitch holder (at least one, for holding stitches when changing needles). Safety pins of various sizes. Needle gauge: for checking needle sizes. Circular needles: for making socks and gloves. Darning needles: for sewing flat pieces of knitting together. Button box of buttons. Selection of small scraps of knitting yarn for embroidery and darning. Choosing yarn Different yarns give different results:

MacCulloch and Wallis 25–26 Dering Street, London W1S 1AT T 020 7629 0311 www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk Old-fashioned fabric shop selling all sorts of dress trimmings and materials, as well as good haberdashery supplies. Mandors 131 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh EH7 4JA T 0131 558 3888 www.mandors.co.uk Mandors have a great supply of dressmaking and furnishing materials. Millie Moon Shop 24–25 Catherine Hill, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BY T 01373 464650 www.milliemoonshop.co.uk

pieces for the body and, in a contrasting colour, another two pieces for the wings. Pin a wing to each chicken shape and sew the rounded end of the wings to the chicken’s body using over stitch. • Make the eyes by stitching a star shape on each chicken piece in the middle of the head. Alternatively, sew a button on either side. • Place the chicken pieces wrong sides together and pin to hold. Then sew around the chickens from the bottom right-hand corner to the bottom left-hand corner with

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