Beginner Sewing: Top Knot Baby Hats

I like sewing projects that are small and quick. I had fun stitching these top knot baby hats using a beginner-friendly tutorial from Make It & Love It.

I haven’t done much sewing, and when I do get out the sewing machine I like projects that are small and quick. When I wanted a new hat to replace one my daughter had outgrown, I had a lot of fun stitching these fine little top knot baby hats. My baby girl had a simple white newborn hat. It was a stretchy little cotton hat with a knot on the top. I thought it looked so sweet, and I was sad when she outgrew it. I was excited when I found this tutorial from Make It … read more

Beginner Sewing: A Tag Blankie for My Little One

For a beginner using my sewing machine for the first time, this little tag blankie was an entertaining project with quick gratification. My baby loves it!

Sewing this little tag blankie was an entertaining project with quick gratification. As a beginner just finishing my first machine sewing project, I’m learning that it isn’t as complicated as I thought I would be. And I’m having fun! My baby daughter loves playing with and chewing on the tags on blankets and toys, so I decided to make her a little tag blanket. I used this online tutorial from Project Nursery as a guide. What better reason to get a little extra crafty than having an adorable kid you want to make stuff for? The little one … read more

Basic Macramé Knots: Step by Step Guide

Interested in learning the basics of macramé? It's simpler than it looks! Here's an illustrated guide of the most common knots used in macramé.

Interested in learning the basics of macramé? It’s simpler than it looks! Here’s an illustrated guide of the most common knots used in macramé. Generally, when crafting the most common styles of knotted bracelets or necklaces, four cords are used (or two long cords folded in half, creating a loop at one end). The two middle cords, called carriers or carrying cords, stay stationary while the two outer cords, called knotting cords, are worked around the carriers. In the loose square knot pictured here, the blue cords are the knotters and the green … read more