7 Fun Crafting Hobbies You Can Sew Out of Needles and Yarns

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For those of you who are wondering what better than sewing could be done from needles and yarns, we have a bombshell in store for you.

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Some of you might be gawking that what else one can do from needles and yarns? Sit back, we’ve covered it all in this article. This is one of the old school things generally introduced by our grandmas. The Internet prominence diminished these trends over time, but not utterly. Studies have proved that the knitters and crocheters experience many benefits from the craft. It has the ability to improve their mood instantly, leaving them feeling accomplished and stressed free. This indeed is therapeutic and this craft help them cope up with their stress better by bringing it positivity and their day picks right up. If you have a thing for artistic things, we have got this article curated especially for you. Even if not, we hope by the end of this amusing article you want to try it out and see for yourself what we were all talking about. Ready for this fun ride? Let’s begin without any further ado. 

Crochet and Knitting: Knit Your Imagination

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To this date, knitting and crocheting is definitely the most splendid and versatile art form there is. If you are struggling to figure out the difference between knitting and crocheting, let us troubleshoot your doubts.

While crocheting needs a hook and yarn, knitting requires two needles and a continuous strand of yarn. We are sure all of you must have a knitted sweater in your wardrobe. Wrapping, braiding, twisting yarn provides ceaseless home-décor and fashion possibilities. You can make miraculous silk tassels, twist multiple strands of yarn into holiday wreaths, braid boucle yarn to trim a favorite outfit as per your choices or you can just have fun wrapping gift boxes.

Creating Astounding Embroidery

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Embroidery is a well-versed craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle and yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as beads, quills, pearls, and sequins. The fashion industry right now is abundantly cashing this craft. You can have hand-made as well as machine-made embroidery, but the former one is exceedingly cherished.

Quilting: Warm as Your Quilts

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Quilting is a super fun, ingenious and practical way to pass time. Quilting is yet another way of crafting where different two or more layers of fabric are sewed together to make a thicker padded material, usually to create a blanket or quilted garment. The accurate pattern choice can make fabric come to life. It is one of the most adored handicraft by housewives and large communities. The business potential in this hobby is extremely tremendous and there is a wide exposure to huge opportunities. 

Tatting: Alternate Crocheting

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Tatting is basically crocheting using either a shuttle or special long tatting needles. Tatting can be used to create breathtaking jewelry, bookmarks, doilies or any other decorations. You construct a series of knots and loops over a core thread, creating chains and rings, which you combine to make mind-blowing decorations.

This technique sure is time-consuming but the final product results are so magnificent that it is worth the effort and time. 

Braiding The Uniqueness

Braiding is a technique we woman are expert in. Braiding in the handicraft is quite similar to braiding hair, using the materials such as threads, cables, fabrics, lace and, others. You can experiment with making braids using a variety of colors, patterns, and layers. The outcomes of braiding are usually in the form of elongated objects, zigzagged patterns, and with more complex motives similar to the knitting technique. 

Appliqué Touch

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Appliqué is an ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric and patterns are sewn or stuck in different shapes, onto a bigger piece to form a pattern or picture. More often it is used on garments or for decors. Appliqué helps in accessorizing the garments widely in the fashion industry, making them more appealing, unique and snazzy. The pattern formed is cut and pasted with several other pieces on a larger medium to form a complete design.   

Needle Felting

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Although needle felting is relatively a new technology. Needle felting sure seems like a complicated craft at first, but it is indeed extremely fun once you get used to it. In a nutshell, this crafting technique uses a sharp needle to turn wool roving into 3-D objects. In additional to wool yarn, you’re going to need a specially designed needle for felting, which has two sharp needle eyes instead of one. We use these two holes to pick the wool thread and form it into the desired shape.

You’ll catch on quickly and make your own fuzzy, felt creation in no time. In current times, needle felting is used adequately in the making of adorable and playful animal or cartoon characters for kids.


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