When it comes to making your own crafts, fashions or decor, the hardest part is figuring out where to start. If you’ve never ventured into the world of DIY, it can be a little daunting at first. Don’t let it deter you because at the end of the day all of your hard work will have been worth it! Here are some of our favorite DIY guides for the more traditional homemade arts.

Diamond Quilt

Quilting has been a relaxing art, and a fun group activity for decades. Learn how to start your quilt, and then pick up a gorgeous pattern to make a homemade heirloom!

Yarn Storage

Knitting is the perfect DIY for pairing with a great Netflix marathon because once you get going, it’s hard to stop! The first steps are to figure out what type of yarn and knitting needles you’ll need, and then you need to master the technique. You can also try your hand at crocheting if two needles are too many.

Vintage Sewing Machine

Take the first step toward fashion design by learning how to sew with a machine! When you finally get to the point of being a pro, the internet is full of fashion-forward patterns.

So which of these skills are you looking forward to learning? Which do you already know? Sound off in the comments below!

11 thoughts on “Great Guides for DIY Beginners

  1. I am a quilter who has also sewn fashion, but I find that I much prefer straight seams. Besides, I’m not going to any formal dances anymore, and even if I did, off the rack is far more economical. Sewing is expensive!

    I never did really get the hang of knitting, in spite of my late grandmother’s best efforts.


  2. I am retired, and I will always be a beginner when it comes to traditional crafts. I do know how to sew, knit, crochet, spin, dye, and weave. If you don’t feel confident in any craft, don’t even bother. Feel free to do what you want. Right now, I am more interested in being healthy–which includes breaking bad habits. When you do most these crafts, you are usually sitting for hours. At my age (55), I prefer keep active. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful crafts, but I am not interested in being a master anything.

    1. Wow! Spinning is a lost art, and you know how to make an impressive array of crafts! Keeping active is always a great idea for crafters who spend a lot of time in one position. It’s really a great idea for everyone!

  3. I have sewn on and off for years-learning from my Mom, who made a lot of my clothing when I was younger. I wish I was better at it. And although it isn’t as economical as it once was, it’s nice to be able to mend or create something new. I especially enjoy knitting-it is a great stress reliever-and with the variety of yarn available, you can often find great projects that whip up pretty quickly, which is satisfying and encouraging.

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