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Sew buttons firmly and elastically with stuffing yarn
December 2019

Sew buttons firmly and elastically with stuffing yarn

I have yet another tip to sew buttons firmly. The good old stuffing yarn is elastic and tear-resistant. Until a few years ago there was this in many colors by the company Egelhaff, unfortunately not...

Repair holes from removing labels from garments
December 2019

Repair holes from removing labels from garments

My husband has a bad habit of always removing labels on his neck, which often scratch his neck, from T-shirts and pullovers before I can get hold of them and cut the seams with a knife and magnifying...

Wristwarmers or gauntlets from old wool stockings
December 2019

Wristwarmers or gauntlets from old wool stockings

If you have holes in woolen stockings, you can either stuff them elaborately or use them to make wrist warmers or cuffs for arms or legs. Just cut off the foot part (so that you get the tube for...

Creative rescue of ripped designer jeans
December 2019

Creative rescue of ripped designer jeans

Everyone knows that, the beloved brand or designer jeans tears. Too bad to throw away, the whining great. What to do? I cut rectangles from a too small jeans of my sons and sewed them under the...

Crochet pattern for slipper shoes
December 2019

Crochet pattern for slipper shoes

My slippers always liked to wear these slippers and we (also the grown kids) like to wear them today, my grandmother taught me. The slipper shoes are made very fast and are also good to take away....

Patchwork pillow or blanket of clothing with commemorative value
December 2019

Patchwork pillow or blanket of clothing with commemorative value

The dress from the first ball, the first dungarees from the baby, the dress in which you got to know "him" - everyone certainly has many such special garments. Putting them all down is a space...

Thick socks, slippers or slippers slip-resistant
December 2019

Thick socks, slippers or slippers slip-resistant

Homemade slippers are for many the most beautiful slippers, especially children like them, because they are not so hard on the feet. Unfortunately, home-made or crocheted slippers on certain floors...

Homemade circular needles
December 2019

Homemade circular needles

Sometimes you need a longer or shorter circular needles than are commercially available. Or does not have the right strength at hand. There is a remedy: Take a very thin but very elastic hose. My...

Weigh wool when knitting socks with residual wool
December 2019

Weigh wool when knitting socks with residual wool

If I knit a few smaller socks out of residual wool, e.g. for a child, or to knit the heel and toes for new socks, I weigh the wool in advance with the kitchen scale. When I have a part of the first...

Crocheted rag rug itself
December 2019

Crocheted rag rug itself

I have a large and very diverse fabric warehouse. For the fabrics, which I have already often enough worked into projects and just want to "weghaben", and for the fabrics that are not great for...