How To Tuesday Archives - 2012

Week of 1-15-13 - Sewing Machine Parts

This Week Miss Alisha shows us what some of those funny little parts are that come with our sewing machines. From machine feet to thread arms, learn what you can do with these pieces of equipment to get the most from your sewing machine.

 

Week of 1-8-13 - Tomato Pin Cushion

This Week Miss Alisha shows us how to make something that almost all sewers and crafters need...a pin cushion! We've all seen those cute little tomatoes filled with pins, now you can make one of your own.

 

Week of 12-31-12 - New Year's Party Hat

Everyone loves a good celebration right? This week Miss Alisha shows us how to make a simple party hat that can be made for any occasion from birthdays to the 4th of July!
Felt makes this hat nice a sturdy, add buttons and trim for added spunk!

 

Week of 12-24-12 - Jerry & Ginger Breadman

This week Miss Alisha shares a family recipe for her favorite festive gingerbread cookies. Enjoy!

 

Week of 12-18 - The Mitten

This week Miss Alisha shares a warm and toasty tale full of animals and woodland fun when she reads "The Mitten". Gather 'round with a cup of cocoa, listen, and enjoy!
For information on ordering The Mitten or more of our other favorite stories, be sure to visit the online store at www.thehandworkstudio.com

 

Week of 12-11 - Straw Weaving

This week Miss Alisha shows us a great weaving technique that uses straws, yarn and tape...How cool  does that sound!  Learn how to do straw weaving and start many of your own woven creations now!  Feel free to call us at (610)660-9600 to order yarn or stop by our store. If you make a straw weaving, take a photo and send it to us.  We'll be happy to share your picture! Enjoy!
 

Week of 12-4 - Threading Your Janome MyStyle100

This week Miss Alisha shows us how to thread our favorite sewing machine, the Janome MyStyle 100!  Used in all of our camps and classes, it's definitely the tool to have and we can't wait to teach you how to use it. Want one? Give us a call at 610-660-9600 or visit us at www.thehandworkstudio.com. If you make a machine sewn project, take a photo and send it to us.  We'll be happy to share your picture! Enjoy!

 

Week of 11-28 - Reusable Sandwich Bag


This week Miss Alisha shows us a lean, green sewing machine project...a reusable sandwich bag!  Grab your sewing machine and your favorite fabric...It's time to stitch! If you make this project take a photo and send it to us.  We'll be happy to share your picture on our Facebook Page! Enjoy!

 

Week of 11-20 - Pilgrim Hat

This week Miss Alisha shows us how to make a Pilgrim Hat that you can wear to your own Thanksgiving feast!  Made with 3 colors of felt and a few stitiches, it's bound to be a holiday hit! If you make a Pilgrim Hat take a photo and send it to us.  We'll be happy to share your picture on our Facebook Page! Enjoy!

Week of 11-13 - Knit Scarf Kit


This week Miss Alisha introduces us to the stockinette stitch while she shows us how to make a chunky knit scarf using the Knit Scarf Kit from The Handwork Studio shop. This easy knit project is perfect for beginners and experienced knitters alike. You can make one to match every outfit in your wardrobe! If you make a knit scarf, take a photo and send it to us.  We'll be happy to share your picture! Enjoy!

Week of 11-6 Knitted Belt Kit


This week Miss Alisha Shows us how to make a belt using the Knitted Belt Kit from our shop. This easy knit project is perfect for beginners and experienced knitters alike. You can make one to match every outfit in your wardrobe! If you make a knit belt, take a photo and send it to us.  We'll be happy to share your picture! Enjoy!

Week of 10-30 - Pom-pom Eyeballs



This week Miss Alisha shows us how to make creepy pompom eyeballs for Halloween,  We think they are BOOtiful.  Want to make your own pompom eyeballs?  Stop by our store an purchase the Clover Pompom Maker byclicking here. If you make these eyeballs, take a photo and send it to us.  We'll be happy to post your picture! Enjoy!

Week of 10-23 - Finger Knit Scarf | How To Tuesday 

This week, Miss Alisha makes a great finger woven scarf with sparkly paillettes.  This project can be made for boys (maybe without the paillettes) or girls.  This project is great for mastering fine motor skills i a fun way that will make your child feel so proud of their accomplishment.  You can make this with any kind of yarn that you have or you can go to our shop and pick up our Finger Weaving Scarf Kit with Paillettes.  If you make one of these scarves, take a photo and send it to us.  We'll be happy to post your picture! Enjoy!

 

Week of 10-16 - Ms. Alisha Reads Extra Yarn


If you've ever been to a Handwork Studio Camp, you know we like to engage all the kids senses.  We love yummy yarns and delicious fabrics.  We yearn for whimsical projects and adorable stuffies.  We also love delightful stories of crafting adventures.  This week, join us as Miss Alisha reads one of our most favorite stories Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett.  This book was recommended by one of our parents and then we were fortunate enough to meet the author at a Children's Book World Event, where we made yarn pom-pom flowers with the kids.  So gather up you little ones and sit around the computer and listen to Miss Alisha as she read's Extra Yarn.  If you'd like to purchase Extra Yarn, please call Miss Eva at (610) 660-9600 and you can purchase one for  $16.99.  Not too late to start thinking holiday gifts




Week of 10-9 Embroidery String Art Card Part III

If you've been watching Videos I & II, Miss Alisha really shakes things up by showing you how to add a second color to your art card.  It looks so complicated to do, and if you watch, you'll see how easy it really is to make this great card.  If you'd like to make the Heart, Circle or Star card like Miss Alisha, go to our store and pick a kit or two up for yourself, your child or as a perfect gift for a friend.You can find this item in our new store by clicking here and let us know how they come out.


Week of 10-2 - Embroidery String Art Card Part II
Watch Miss Alisha make an easy, beautiful Star Embroidery Art Card.  These cards are perfect for your children to make for the holidays.  Wow your family and friends with your child's crafting skills.  And you can make your own cards by creating a design on your computer, printing them on card stock and embroider them with a needle and floss.  So easy, even a 5 year old can make these (with your help)! You can find this item in our new store by clicking here and let us know how they come out.


Week of 9-24 - Embroidery String Art Card Part I

Watch Miss Alisha in Part 1 of her videos on how to make embroidery/string art cards.  Delight grandparents, teachers and friends with these simple beautiful cards that your child can make.  You can make your own designs and print them on card stock or use our kits that you can find in our new store by clicking here and let us know how they come out.

Week of 5-22 - Flag Pin

We are gearing up for the impending holiday weekend. This week show your national pride as Miss Alisha makes a festive American Flag pin to celebrate Memorial Day.  Consider joining us for Handwork Camp this summer!

Week of 5-15 - Monsters!

Miss Alisha is getting ready  for   summer camp and along the way she found some crafty monsters...Do you know anything about making monsters?
Interested in learning more projects like this? Consider joining us for Handwork Camp this summer!

Week of 5-8 - Sunny Hair Tie

With such a momentous countdown started, Ms. Alisha wanted to share a quick machine sewing project that can help you get warmed up for camp!  This sunny project is quick, easy and fun! This hair tie project requires only a few supplies and Ms. Alisha will walk you through all the steps to complete this project!

Interested in learning more projects like this?  Consider joining us for Machine Sewing and Fashion camp this summer!

Week of 4-30 -  Stayin in Touch

Spring Session is almost over! This week, Ms. Alisha wants to make sure you know how to stay in touch with The Handwork Studio crew over Summer Break. We want to hear from you even after the session is over. 


Week of 4-23 - Use A Sewing Pattern
This week Miss Alisha answers some of the questions she recieved after last week's post on how to use a pattern. Learn how to use a pattern book in a fabric store to choose the pattern that's right for you!

Week of 4-16 - Reading Patterns
This week Miss Alisha shows us the secret to sewing just about anything...A sewing pattern!

Week of 4-2 - Sleep Mask
This week Miss Alisha shows us how to make a sleep mask thats so cool, you'll want to stay awake just to look at how awesome it is!

Week of 3-26 - Hand Weaving

It's the last week of National Craft Month and Ms. Alisha is excited to share a wonderful technique with you!  This week Miss Alisha shows us how to weave with only yarn and our hands! 

Week of 3-20 - Bed Pocket
Today, Miss Alisha brings us part 2 of a project that The Handwork Studio staff shared with their friends from The American Camp Association this past week. The "bed pocket" is a great craft that is both fun and useful!
If you missed part 1 you can check it out here.

Week of 3-12 - Shamrock Pencil Topper
It's National Craft Month!  Join Miss Alisha as she shares with us a different technique each week in celebration of a most creative month! This week she teaches us how to make a shamrock pencil topper.


Week of 3-6 - Rug Hooking

It's National Craft Month!  Join Miss Alisha as she shares with us a different technique each week in celebration of a most creative month! This week she teaches us about rug hooking.

Week of 2-27 - Felted Objects

This week we learn a fun and different technique to make felted objects. No needles or brushes necessary, just your two hands! Miss Alisha, and her friend Sheepy, shows us how to wet felt wool!

Week of 2-21 - Sweet Handsewn Bird

Here comes Spring! This week Miss Alisha shares a sweet handsewn bird thats fun and easy!

Week of 2-14 - Blooming Floral Brooch


This week Miss Alisha helps you banish the winter "blahs" with a blooming floral brooch made of fabric and buttons.


Week of 2-7 - Valentine Card

This week Miss Alisha spreads the love with a fun Valentine card to give to your friends and family! Whether you hand sew or machine sew, this is bound to be a lovely gift.

Week of 1/31-Headband

This week Miss Alisha shows us how to make a quick machine sewn headband that is useful, fun, & crafty!  Get your scissors and tape measures ready!  You can create projects like this and more at our camps

Week of 1/24 - Pencil Case Bookmark

Visit us at one of our many camp fairs and you can make a pencil bookmark with us! Miss Melissa shows us all the steps and tools we need to make this project in this week's video.


Week of 1/17 - How to Register

Summer Camp is on the horizon at The Handwork Studio!  We want to show you how to navigate our new website and get registered with ease.  This week's video will show you two ways you can register for summer camp at the Handwork Studio!

Week of 1/10 - Wrist Cuff

This week Miss Alisha helps you whip up a quick personliazed wrist cuff. This accesory is so much fun and super easy...you'll want to make more than one!

Week of 1/3/12 -  Needle + Thread Notes

This week Miss Alisha shows us all of the different kinds of needles that you can choose from to make the perfect project. Plus, she teaches us a few tricks for threading our needles too!