Four Great Websites for Crafts and Sewing

Whether you’re new to the Do-It-Yourself scene or you’re an old pro looking for some new tricks, you’re probably searching the internet for content-rich sewing and crafting websites. The following sites are chock full of tutorials and resources from other savvy DiYers.

Oh My Stars This site has tons of how-tos for tshirt reconstruction, jewelry-making, and even knitting. The tutorials are easy to follow, and there are plenty of photo examples in the webmaster’s gallery. The site design changes often, but it’s always beautiful and easy to navigate. Hottest Feature:Great photo gallery. Access:Free, although donations for hosting fees are appreciated.

What The Craft? More great tutorials devoted to sewing can be found here. There’s also a generous links section, product reviews, articles, and a user forum. Hottest Feature:DiY contests for forum members. Access:Free. Click on content-related Google ads to throw some change the webmaster’s way.

Free Patterns This site has a wide variety of downloadable patterns and instructions on everything from paper crafts to needlework. Hottest Feature:501 Sewing Secrets newsletter. Access:Free, but you do have to create a member account and agree to accept a moderate amount of what some might consider spam.

LiveJournal Community: tshirt surgery This is a neat online community/forum where users can post photos of their projects, ask for help, and get constructive criticism. The moderators do an excellent job of keeping negativity, flooding, and repetitiveness down. Hottest Feature:Memories section full of tips and tutorials. Access:Free LiveJournal account with optional paid upgrades.

Be sure to bookmark these sites. You’ll be visiting them often!

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