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How to Make a Winter Village Candle Holder – Polymer Clay Menorah Tutorial

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Happy Hanukkah! I searched high and low for a cool menorah last year, but most menorahs are either very traditional *cough*BORING*cough or exPONsive.

So I decided to make my own from polymer clay!

I’ve nicknamed this the “shtetl menorah” because “shtetl” is the Yiddish word for a small village or town.

This project can be easily modified for different candle sizes or styles — it doesn’t have to be used as a menorah.

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How to Make a Batty Gathered Tulle Circle Skirt – Halloween Sewing Tutorial

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Velcome, my crafty friends, to another WhatTheCraft BOOtorial!

Today’s project is this bewitching bat skirt. I love how the layers of tulle give the impression of the bats fluttering in midair.

And this skirt style can go way beyond Halloween! You could do a red skirt with little hearts all over it. Or a white skirt with snowflakes. Flowers. Smiley faces. You know what I always say. Get wacky!

But that’s enough chitchat. Let’s get it on!

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How to Stencil a Bleached Ribcage Shirt – DiY Halloween Tutorial

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Greetings, ghosts and ghouls! Today’s project is this spooktacular bleached ribcage shirt which is perfect for the Halloween season… but also for everyday wear.

(In my humble opinion, one can never have too many articles of skeleton-inspired clothing in their wardrobe.)

This creepy skeleton shirt was a staple item in my shop for years, and now it’s your turn to make one of your own.

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How to Sew the Ladder Stitch – Hand Sewing Tutorial

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Good morning, class! Today lesson is on the infamous ladder stitch that I just can’t seem to stop mentioning in my other tutorials lately.

The ladder stitch is also called the slip stitch or the invisible stitch.

If you don’t have a lot of hand sewing experience, getting out the ol’ needle and thread can be a bit daunting. But I’ve got a few tips to make things a little easier for you!

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How To Make a Slouchy Hobo Bag – Sewing Tutorial with Free Pattern

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Today’s tutorial is for a nice roomy bag with a whole boatload of optional details that you can mix and match to suit your needs. Don’t want leather details? Skip it! Add a zipper pocket inside or a crossbody strap for extra functionality.

Two important notes before we get started: make sure you grab the free bag pattern here. And if you are adding leather/faux leather details, check out the tips I’ve posted here if you’ve never worked with this type of material before.

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