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How To: Tie four basic knots in jewelry design

To tie the overhand knot, make a loop and pass one end of the string through the loop and tighten by pulling both ends. To tie a double overhand knot, make a loop and pass one end of the string through the loop twice before pulling both ends to tighten the knot. To tie a surgeon's knot, take the left string and bring it over and around the right string twice. Then take the right string over and around the left string and pull both ends to tighten, leaving a complete loop of string below the k...

How To: Knit a Spiral Ruffle Scarf

These lovely scarves have different names. I call it the Spiral Ruffle Scarf. It's easy to make and looks great in either a fine or a medium weight yarn. I made mine with softball cotton yarn and size 8 needles. Here are the videos and written directions:

How To: Decrease on a Circular Needle

Decreasing on a Circular Needle is as simple as decreasing on a straight needle. You can still do it both ways. Either K 2 tog or K, slip, psso. You will need to know how to decrease on a circular needle when you make hats or purses. If t don't know how, see the bottom of the page for instructions.

How To: Make friendship bracelets adjustable

In this video, we learn how to make friendship bracelets adjustable. First, tape both sides of your bracelet onto a flat surface. After this, bring both ends into a circle shape at the ends. Now, take any color of string and make a loop with it over the ends of the bracelet. Now, put one end over the other and then put it through the bracelets and into the loop. Then, pull the end of the thread and put the bottom over and under the top piece. Then, put it through the bracelet and tighten it. ...

How To: Make a paper football with a 20$ bill

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper football with a $20 bill. First, take the bill and fold it in half length wise. Next, take the bill and fold one of the ends into a triangular shape. After this, fold the triangle over and keep doing this until you get to the end. When you reach the end, and tuck the flap on the end into the pocket you created. After this, you can hold the bill up with your fingers, and flick it with your other fingers. You can use any type of bill to make this, ...

How To: Thread a bobbin on the Brother LS 2125 sewing machine

Many habitual sewers like to sew by hand if possible for smaller projects, since all it requires is some finger dexterity, a needle, and some form of thread. Sewing machines can create stitches and embellishments of great beauty, but as with all electronic devices sometimes their constituent parts have complications. The bobbin, which holds the thread beneath the machine, is one of those pesky things sewers have to deal with.

How To: Make a paper football with basic folding technique

If you want to know how to make a paper football easily, you should watch this. Things you'll need: paper, scissors. 1. Fold the paper vertically. 2. Fold little triangles starting at the bottom and working your way to the top. 3. When you get to the top, tuck the extra paper into the little pocket of the triangle 4. Flatten out the football. After following these simple steps, your football is now complete. You can now play paper football with your buddy.

How To: Knit Portuguese style

In this tutorial, Andrea Wong teaches us how to knit Portuguese style. This is one of the oldest ways of knitting that started in the Middle East. The holding of the needles are the same but the working yarn should come from the left needle. The yarn should be placed around the neck for your tension or through a pin on the shirt. Next, the yarn should go through the middle finger on the left hand. Then, sit in a comfortable position while you insert the right hand needle under the yarn. Then,...

How To: Make a flower fairy paper art doll

In this video tutorial learn how to make a jointed flower fairy paper doll sitting on top of a trinket box. You will need three strips of paper and two circles cut out of paper. To create the box, curl the strip with a pencil. Then adhere scotch tape to the strip and tape the strip to the circle to create a box-like structure. Cover the perimeter with a larger strip of paper in whatever design you want to use. Follow these same steps to create a larger box. Fit these two pieces together and a...

How To: Tie a Kinky Lover's knot

To make a Kinky Lover's knot, first hang or keep the tag on something. Then take the first end. Tie it by keeping a loop. Then take the second end and pass it through the loop by leaving a loop. Then take the second end, which was taken earlier , through the loop made by the first end. Then pass the second end through the loop, which was made by the second end. The knot is ready! All we have to do now is to tighten the knot by pulling the two ends. Make it beautiful by arranging the tag clearly.

How To: Make a SD/camera memory card sleeve

Do you lose your SD memory card when you need it the most? This video will teach you how to turn your problem into a fun arts and crafts project! The video teaches you how to create a fashionable sleeve to store your SD memory card. Not only does it look great, it will create a safe place to store your SD memory card. If you finish the video, you can create your own sleeve and make your life a lot easier by storing your SD cards safely.

How To: Fold an origami open box

Shanckthetank teaches you to make an “open box thing” using nothing but folded paper. Origami is an ancient Japanese craft using nothing but paper to make objects from the simple to the incredibly complex.

News: DIY LED Carpet-Light

For the craftsters & LED lovers, great idea by Johanna Hyrkas. The LED carpet-light: a simple, yet novel DIY project. A single strand of LEDs is encased in a knit tube; the knit tube is wound together to form a carpet. Brush up on your knitting skills, and get creative.