Here are two sewing techniques plus some good sewing tips on how to sew a reversible vest or a lined vest. One is stitched and turned; the other is stitched and bound. Try both to help you determine your favorite sewing technique. For both methods, follow these cutting and sewing instructions: Choose similar weight fabrics for a reversible vest. Preshrink all fabrics...

Crocheting is artwork done with a hook using thread or yarn. With it you can make beautiful doilies, decorations, blankets and even clothing. It does not take much to learn the art, except maybe some patience and hand coordination. It has become quite popular today, but no one seems to know for sure where and when it originated. But there are theories that it originated...

The history of Berenguer Dolls began over half a century ago in Spain when Jose Berenguer began a lifelong passion for designing dolls in 1944. By the 1950’s Jose Berenguer’s dolls had built an excellent reputation for quality craftsmanship and beauty. The most popular during this decade were the Chelito and Pepin dolls. His passion for doll making and design...

We all know the saying Practice makes Perfect. In crochet you will find that this is very true, however it does not take too much practice to make your stitches perfect. Enjoy your crochet and follow these easy tips for pure crocheting success. Tip 1: When first learning to crochet the whole process will feel very strange, as you will have to hold the hook, yarn and work...

How to remove embroidery stitches The first thing I have to say is that patience is the embroiderer’s best friend. Things will go wrong. That is fine then you will learn how to fix them. A friend of my recently said, you are not an embroiderer until you stitch something into the hoop. Well I definitely qualify; my best effort at this was to stitch the front of my...

How to reinforce a stained glass window is something that anyone working with stained glass needs to learn. To prevent bowing and sagging over the years, windows that exceed 4 square feet in total dimension need to have as much stability as possible. When a window is less than 4 square feet, the need to stabilize will depend on the design and where the window is going...

Pricing plays an important role in the success of any tutoring business. However, there is a lot of confusion about the best way to price your tutoring services and how to go about finding the right price. This article looks at pricing strategies for independent tutors and tutoring companies and how to research prices in your market. Setting your Pricing Level The first...

Some people buy soda siphons without even studying first how to use or clean them. They just know that they need to buy this device for their soda-making projects, but they only try to figure out its usage and maintenance once they already have the tool in their hands. But, even if the product comes with an instructional manual, it is still better to study about it prior...

Shoebox Dioramas are a part of every school year and in just about every grade they serve as a wonderful learning tool. They are used to learn the arts and crafts of making things and they are used to also learn about subjects. This article shows you some creative ideas from both the arts and crafts aspect and the learning aspect. The Arts and Crafts of Shoebox Dioramas   There...

There are more welding processes out there then I have fingers and toes! Let’s face it, if you pick up the classifieds, and look for welding jobs, there are going to be four types of welders that are in demand! That is the reason these four welding processes are the most commonly used: Stick welding MIG welding TIG welding Flux Cored Arc Welding Stick welding...