Monday, January 11, 2010

Top 100 Tutorials of 2009

 I've been under the weather for about a week now, so I haven't got much to say unless you want to talk about sleeping.  Since I don't have anything new to show you, I found this wonderful list of craft tutorials for you to try out.  I plan to try the clothespin dolls soon!
It was a good year in the online crafting world. Here’s a list of 100 craft and sewing tutorials of 2009, not ranked in a particular order. I made a similar list last year that continues to be popular. This year I decided to include my own tutorials! Feel free to comment and link to your favorites, as I’m sure that I’ve left many off the list. It’s amazing how much creativity is out there. So go make something in 2010. Happy New Year! Those marked with an asterisk are pictured above.


Buttercup Bag from Made by Rae.*
Phoebe Bag from Artsy Crafty Babe.
Diana Hobo from Think Liz.
Ruffled Messenger Bag from Between the Lines.
Basic Messenger Bag from Mmmcrafts.
Lunch Bag from Amy Karol for Etsy’s How-Tuesday.
Kate’s Notebook Lunchbag from Design Sponge.
Reusable Snack Bag from We Wilsons.
Apple Backpack from Alpha Mom.
Perfect Box Pouch from Indie House.
Zakka-inspired Pencil Pouch from Noodle Head.
Zippered Pouch with Reverse Appliqué from Orange Flower.*
Fuzzy Felty Flex Frame Purses from Nicole Mallalieu Design.
Wild Things Tote from Courtney Russel for Bloesem Kids.*
Fat Quarter Tote Bag from Cicada Daydream.
Drawstring Gift Bag from A Little Red Ribbon.
Shoe Bag from Betz White.
The Everything Pocket Bag from Chickpea Sewing Studio.
Earth Day Spa Set from Stardust Shoes for Michael Miller Fabrics.
Little House Pouch from The Long Thread.*
Boat Tote from The Long Thread.
Water Bottle Tote from The Long Thread.


Glasses Case from Design Sponge by Kata Golda from her book Hand-Stitched Felt.
Rose Petal Tee from Appliqué Your Way by Kayte Terry for Etsy’s How-Tuesday.
Spring Ruffle Top from Made by Rae for Sew, Mama, Sew.
Ruffled Scarf from Craft.
Merfish Necklace from Resurrection Fern.
Tool Apron, excerpted from Lexie Barnes’ new book Sew What! Bags for Etsy’s How-Tuesday.
10-Minute Pillowcase Apron from from Betz White.


Kokeshi Stuffie from Melly & Me.
Fabric Checkerboard from Rashida Coleman-Hale for Sew News.
Mouse Softies “Jofus and Lally” from RicRac.
Warm Fuzzy Mammal Finger Puppets from Soto Softies.
Clothespin Doll Tutorial from Going Sew Crazy.*
Boo-boo Buddy from Simple Up.
Tooth Pillow from Mmmcrafts.
Love Bird from Molly Chicken.
Bunny Bowling from The Long Thread for Etsy’s How-Tuesday.
Little Red Riding Hood from The Long Thread.
One-Hour Softie from Ric-Rac.
How to Make a Socktopus from CraftStylish.
Felt Food by Dana of Made for So You Think You’re Crafty.
Alphabet Block Magnets from Plum Pudding.


Smocked Sundress from Heather Ross of Weekend Sewing for STC Craft.
Clothespin Hairclip Holder from Nested.
Corduroy Flower Skirt from Tea Rose Home.
Pocket Bib and Burp Cloth from Prudent Baby.
No Sew Scrap Scarf Tutorial from Grosgrain.
Owl Costume from Alpha Mom.
Flower Hair Clip Tutorial from A Hoot and a Holler.
Child’s Artwork Tote Bag from The Long Thread.
Dress-up Crown from The Long Thread.


Hex Pincushions from A Stitch in Dye.*
Miniature Patchwork Pincushions from The Purl Bee.
Knit Pincushion from Kristin Roach for Craft.
Wrist Pincushion from The Long Thread.


Log Cabin Wash Cloths from The Purl Bee.*
Bed Caddy Organizer from Sew4Home.
Fabric Scrap Bowl from Linda Permann at Craft Stylish.
Reversible Tissue Box Cover from Pink Penguin.
Summer Tweets Bird Mobile from The Red Thread.
Yarn Basket from A Friend to Knit With.
Knot Trivet from Design Sponge.
Anneli’s Rag Pillows from Design Sponge.
Portrait Bookmarks with Amanda Blake Soule for Mothering magazine.
2010 Tea Towel Calendar from Just Something I Made for Dollar Store Crafts.
Magazine Paper Decorations from Jeffery Rudell for CraftStylish.
DIY Cake Stand from Tangarang.
Reversible Wine & Gift Bags from Sew4Home.
Paper Wine Bag from Daisy Janie.
Little Pink House Embroidery Hoop Frame from Checkout Girl for Sew, Mama, Sew!
Nesting Boxes from Oh, Fransson! for Sew, Mama, Sew!
Pintuck Pillows from The Long Thread.
Crooked Coasters from The Long Thread.
Cereal Box Journals from The Long Thread.


Stitch-a-Day from the Hand Embroidery Network.
Stencil and Potato Printing with Lotta Jansdotter for CraftStylish.
Little Mushroom Girl Embroidery Pattern from One Red Robin.


Mushroom Ornament from Cathy Gaubert.
Doily Window Decorations from Martha Stewart.
Little Forest Quilt from The Purl Bee.
Cereal Box Cardboard Houses from Bella Dia.*
Surprise Ball Ornaments from Skip to my Lou.
Furoshiki Basics from Etsy’s The Storque.
Book Wreath from Living with Lindsay.
Felt Balls Wreath from Pickles.
Yarn Gift Tag from A Little Hut.
Christmas in July Advent Calendar from Elizabeth of Oh Fransson! for Sew, Mama, Sew!
Sweater Stocking from The Long Thread.
Felt Ornaments from My Fantastic Toys.*
Winter Holiday Decorations from Wisecraft for Value Village.
Easter Basket adapted from a Zakka Sewing pattern, from Disdressed.
Spring Basket from Maya Made.
Felted Egg Tutorial from Wool Pets.
Fabric Easter Eggs from Retro Mama.
Fabric Pompoms from Once Wed.
Candy Corn Cone from Zakka Life.
Jack O’Lantern Hoop from Betz White.
Paper Bag Halloween Bowls from The Long Thread.
Valentine’s Day Heart Plush Toy from The Long Thread.