As August draws to a close, it makes me think of going back to school. It makes me think of wool, tweed and all things warming, so here are some tutorials for crafts to warm you up as we wrap up the summer.
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Jennifer Hadfield, the wonderful blogger behind Tatertots and Jello, shared a tutorial that she created to make this DIY Houndstooth Pumpkin wreath. Perfect for ushering in the autumn. Click the link to see the tutorial.
Leigh Ann Tennant shared a tutorial on her blog Spincushion.com to make a Christmas Tweed wreath. Although Leigh Ann obviously had Christmas in mind, I think this wreath works well for autumn too.
Michelle Kelly of Pocketful of Dreams guest blogged at Love My Dress and shared a tutorial for how to make burlap, lace and tweed bunting. The effect is pure rustic charm. Click the link to see Michelle's tutorial.
Joann Fabric and Craft Stores shared a tutorial to create this wonderful tweed bucket handbag. Click the link to find out how to make it for yourself.
Britex Fabrics shared a free vintage pattern to make a little tweed cloche hat circa 1952. Click the link to visit the Britex blog and get the free pattern.
Find the instructions written by Becky Striepe to make a re-purposed infinity scarf from a shrunken sweater (jumper in the UK) on Crafting a Green World.
Hannah and Emily over at their blog Fly Chicks, shared a tutorial to make an upcycled tweed clutch bag. Click the link to see how they did it.
Alison of Tweed Delights shared a tutorial on how to make tweed luggage labels. Tweedfully delightful!
Dolls and Softies
Marcie of the blog Mossy, shared a tutorial to make a felted sweater mouse that is just adorable.
Amy Adams of LucyKate Crafts, and author of Countryside Softies shared a series of three penguin softie tutorials made from felted wool on her blog. Get the free tutorial for Mr. Penguin here, the adorable Mummy Penguin here and finally baby Penguin here.
Extremely talented doll artist Mimi Kirchner, shared a tutorial on the Purl Bee to create her handmade felt dolls. After you've clicked the link to get Mimi's pattern at the Purl Bee, make sure to visit Mimi's blog, Doll to see more of Mimi's work - she often makes dolls in wool, tweed and all things warming.
Are you feeling ready for autumn now?