ten top tips

 

Ten More Tips from you –
our intocraft readers

 

When working on our various craft projects, how often do we find ourselves mumbling frustratingly, “there must be a better way…”?

 

Well often it’s just a matter of asking someone else – and the solution is right there!

 

Here are TEN TIPS that you may be able to apply to your next project.

1

 

Cut thread on an angle to make it easier to thread through your needle.

2

 

Always start a new sewing project with a new needle – especially if you are using a sewing machine.

 

 

3

 

Always photograph your work and keep the photos in an album – it acts as a reminder for any similar projects you may take on in the future.

 

4

 

Put a hand towel under your sewing machine – it softens the sound and acts as a pin holder when needed.

 

5

Use 1mm thickness elastic when making necklaces. Easy to put on and off for any age!

 

6

 

Look after your tools and they will look after you – and remember to clean them when you have finished crafting for the day.

 

7

 

When painting, stroke one way only.

 

8

 

When scrapbooking, keep it simple and remember the main focus should be on the photo.

 

9

 

Always do a trial quilt block to ensure your pattern is correct.

 

10

 

When using stranded embroidery thread, separate each strand, then it will sew and sit more evenly.

 

 

Do you have a challenge or a tip you’d like to share? Simply enter it in the comments field below. There are also some great handy gadgets out there making a crafter’s life easier, and more tips over here, and here!

If you’re looking for some handy gadgets to make

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Ten More Tips”

  1. If you’re having trouble threading a needle, cut the thread at an angle then lick the eye of the needle, not the end of the thread. Wetting the thread makes it swell.

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