Needle hobbies are making a comeback, learn the basics here

What cute gifts can you make?

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  • Just this last Christmas I gave my mother-in-law a beautiful, but fairly simple, cross stitch. It didn't cost much or take a huge amount of time to make it, but it was a special gift because I made it for her.

  • Needle hobbies like knitting, cross-stitching, crocheting and quilting are all making a comeback for both men and women. These hobbies all have various level of difficulties, but even the easiest project can turn into a cute present for a friend. If you have never done any of these projects before here are some beginner tutorials and cute easy projects you can do:

  • Knitting

  • Headband

  • Free beginner headband pattern is now available for download at Expression Fiber Arts . com Woop!!

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  • You can watch the tutorial here.

  • Blanket

  • Just Pinned to Knitting and Crochet Inspiration and Patterns: As promised, here is 10 beginner friendly, gorgeous...

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  • You can watch a tutorial for a simple blanket here.

  • Cross-Stitching

  • Cute sayings

  • KZ_LK Coffee Time
  • You can read about this design here.

  • Cross stitch pillow

  • How to make a cross stitch pillow cushion http://wp.me/pH1lF-gw

    Posted by Tiny Modernist Cross Stitch on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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  • You can read about this design here.

  • Crocheting

  • Baby blanket project

  • New crochet baby blanket tutorial! Link in my profile!

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  • Discover how to make it here.

  • Messy Bun beanie

  • Watch the tutorial here.

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  • Quilting

  • Log Cabin Pattern Quilt

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  • Figure out how to do this quilt here.

  • Quilt as you go

  • If you are looking for a quick and easy quilt to make then check out our 'Quilt-as-you-Go-Quilt' tutorial on the Alanda Craft YouTube channel. This is a great quilt for beginners. https://youtu.be/RBFq9LKub1Y

    Posted by Alanda Craft on Thursday, September 17, 2015
  • Find the tutorial here.

  • These sewing projects make beautiful and personalized gifts for almost any occasion. Big or small someone will appreciate the effort you have made to create the scarf blanket, beanie or pillow.

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Stacie Simpson is a FamilyShare staff writer. She loves listening to, gathering and sharing stories and advice to help others improve their quality of life. She spends most of her free time with her husband, ballroom dancing, reading and writing.

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