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How to Sew the Easiest Baby Blanket Ever
 
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Written Pattern! http://bit.ly/easiestblanketever More Simple Sewing Projects! https://melaniekham.com/tutorials/ Thank you for watching this baby blanket video! I hope this video inspires you to make some beautiful things for your baby... or a baby you love! These make fantastic baby shower presents... Handmade, custom and cute! Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Check out my blog post with the written instructions: http://www.melaniekham.com/easiest-baby-blanket-ever-sewing-diy/ Some great materials: Fabric is by Alexander Henry and called quite delish ;) http://www.beverlys.com/my-world-of-smiles-quite-delish-cotton-fabric-light-tea.html Fiskars Fabric Scissors http://amzn.to/1CbDJ3K Flower head pins http://amzn.to/1DSeXGU My sewing machine that I LOVE! http://amzn.to/1DSf1qq Grey Minky Fabric http://amzn.to/14TvcHL *This contains an affiliate link. It costs nothing for you but helps me purchase supplies for more videos! THANK YOU for the support!
Views: 937835 Melanie Ham
Crochet Basics: The Magic Knot
 
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Crochet Basics: https://melaniekham.com/crochet-basics Be sure to "thumbs up" my videos if you find them helpful! I hope you enjoy learning some crochet basics in these quick videos, more to come! Share with a crochet friend and make it together! Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamde... (LIVE video every Monday at 1pm Pacific) Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham SnapChat: MelanieKHam Some crochet tools I love. Clover Amour hooks http://amzn.to/2DLUvxC Smaller yarn hook set I like by Boye: http://amzn.to/2yVfdci Thicker yarn hook set I like by Boye: http://amzn.to/2xcw5OG Boye Stitch Markers http://amzn.to/2Ennady Great stitch book http://amzn.to/2FrYgJ4 Yarn Needles http://amzn.to/2Fpy5mf *This contains affiliate links, it's of no extra cost to you - THANK YOU for the support in this way!
Views: 135737 Melanie Ham
Beginner Quilting - Half Square Triangle Tutorial
 
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Subscribe for WEEKLY Crafty Tutorials and Fun Videos! This video shows you how I made the common half square triangle beginner quilt block. This is an easy step by step tutorial showing you exactly how to create this block in a slow and easy to understand way. Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam Fabric is a Layer Cake version of the fabric line Lush Uptown by Erin Michael for Moda If you want a finished hst unit that measures 4.5 inches, you need to cut your original squares to 5.5 inches. That gives you plenty wiggle room and you can square up your blocks to the proper size. Flower Head Pins http://amzn.to/1sc4hwI Rotating Mat http://amzn.to/1sc4osn Omnigrid Square Rulers for Trimming http://amzn.to/UZVZN8 Rotary Cutter http://amzn.to/1ftn9AR Water Soluble Pen http://amzn.to/1v8ihxh *This contains affiliate links. It costs nothing for you, but each small percentage helps keep me in sewing supplies! THANK YOU for the support!!
Views: 229937 Melanie Ham
Your First Quilt: Part 2 Basting
 
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Blog with more: https://melaniekham.com/your-first-quilt-part-2/ Free mini class - http://5daysquilting.com The Socials Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melaniekham Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/melanieham My Premium Classes: http://www.melaniesmakers.com My Shop: http://calistitching.com I have twitter and snapchat, but let's be honest I'm not there a ton ;) Batting Post: https://melaniekham.com/mama-lisa-how-to-choose-quilt-batting/ This is Part 2, if you missed Part 1, here's the link! https://youtu.be/-TyihOEvJ8E I didn't mention this in the video but I also started a craft kit company over the summer called CaliStitching. http://www.calitstitching.com. More on that soon! This is not a sponsored video.
Views: 84931 Melanie Ham
How to Machine Applique a Letter
 
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Check out the Free Pattern: https://melaniekham.com/how-to-machine-applique-a-letter/ This video explains how to machine applique a letter onto a piece of fabric. My project ended up being a pillow cover, but you could do this with many other types of projects. Blog: https://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam Shout out to Giana! Thanks for letting me use the pillow I made for you! Heat n Bond Fusible Web (I used steam a seam but this is good too!) http://amzn.to/1mUcdPn My Pillow Cover Video http://youtu.be/4LJnPEvjdDo
Views: 317181 Melanie Ham
Easy Zippered Box Pouch Tutorial
 
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Instructions and Materials List: http://bit.ly/easyboxpouch More simple sewing tutorials! https://melaniekham.com/tutorials/ This is an easy, beginner friendly zippered box pouch tutorial. Perfect for gifts and uses a small amount of fabric and materials and utilizes fun fabric combinations. This step by step tutorial shows you all the steps! Don't forget to send me photos of YOUR finished pouches, Share them on Facebook, Tag me on Instagram or tweet them to me! BLOG: https://www.melaniekham.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://followgram.me/melaniekham/ My Basic Zippered Pouch Tutorial http://youtu.be/G4eMLVrfdXY Simple Sewing Projects http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL233wsmULhHgFik1rN7vYlBjF2y4MM9_W WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS AND MATERIALS LIST http://www.melaniekham.com/easy-zippered-box-pouch-tutorial/ Find the Clover Clips HERE http://amzn.to/1qgAKSc *This post contains affiliate links. It is no cost to you and helps me purchase materials for tutorials. THANK YOU for the support!!
Views: 2059293 Melanie Ham
Easy Tassel/Garland Tutorial
 
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This tassel tutorial uses a plastic tablecloth. You may also use tissue paper, but I find the plastic to be a bit more durable. See the video for all the instructions and don't forget to Subscribe! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam Thank you for watching ;)
Views: 182993 Melanie Ham
Key Fob Sewing Tutorial
 
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Don't forget to Subscribe for WEEKLY Video Tutorials! I love these little key fobs! They are a go to gift for friends or family, great stocking stuffers or even to sell. They are quick, use up scraps and very useful! Thank you for watching this video! If you make one of these, send me a photo on facebook, twitter or tag me on Insta! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam Key Fob Instructions: Cutting: Cut a piece of fabric 3.5 x 10 inches Cut a piece of medium stiffness interfacing 1.25 x 10 inches Cut a piece of fusible fleece (or regular fleece interfacing) 1.25 x 10 inches Prep Iron Fabric in half lengthwise to create a crease insert medium stiffness interfacing and place the fleece on top iron up a slightly larger than a 1/4 inch up onto the interfacing and repeat on the other side. Check the sizing against the 1.25 key fob hardware and press all the layers together. Using pins or clips, clip the open side together Sewing Sew a stitch slightly smaller than a 1/8 of an inch using your presser foot as a guide to close the layers. Repeat on the other edge of the fabric Add another 2 stitches evenly spaced to create 4 lines of stitching down the key fob Press well Hardware Using a piece of batting and needle nose pliers, close the hardware slightly to make it easier to attach to the fabric Trim ends of fabric to create a clean edge Insert fabric into hardware and using pliers and batting, close the hardware over the fabric strap. Add the key ring that comes with the hardware and you are done! This is where I purchased my hardware: http://etsy.me/19Q70Wt
Views: 108295 Melanie Ham
How to Cut Patchwork Squares
 
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This video shows you how to use a rotary cutter, blade and mat to cut fabric to make a patchwork quilt. I go through all the basics, perfect for a beginner. Thank you for watching this video! Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments and please subscribe!! Here is the link for the video I mentioned! http://youtu.be/7ADiJ-wwrBA Fiskars has a good set if you are a beginner http://amzn.to/OABeon Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam Fabric is Timber and Leaf by Sarah Watts for Blend Fabrics
Views: 203547 Melanie Ham
Easy Beginner Quilting Tutorial with a Jelly Roll
 
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Subscribe for more New Videos each Week! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam Visit my site for more http://melaniekham.com Check out my FREE mini quilting course! http://5daysquilting.com Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns (LIVE video every Tuesday and Friday) Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham SnapChat: MelanieKHam Thank you for watching this super easy beginner quilting tutorial. Blog post has written instructions and more photos. http://melaniekham.com/easy-beginner-jelly-roll-quilt-tutorial/ Materials: Jelly Roll (Mine is from Amy Butler, the collection Hapi) http://amzn.to/2cmFb0l http://amzn.to/2c0LmaX Coordinating thread http://amzn.to/2cliNlf sewing machine http://amzn.to/2bLBvDN *This is not a sponsored video. *This description contains affiliate links. THANK YOU for the support in this way. My mailing address 19197 Golden Valley Rd Ste 710 Santa Clarita CA 91387
Views: 324849 Melanie Ham
How to Sew No Waste Flying Geese - no specialty ruler
 
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Subscribe for more Videos! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam Check out my premium site! http://melaniesmakers.com Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham SnapChat: MelanieKHam Blog Post with the Chart https://melaniekham.com/no-waste-flying-geese/ Wing Clipper Ruler http://amzn.to/2wIOvmC Quilt in a Day Flying Geese ruler http://amzn.to/2xaTIXr Video Demo for this ruler: https://youtu.be/LMgD04477Rs *This is not a sponsored video. *This description contains affiliate links. THANK YOU for the support in this way.
Views: 53335 Melanie Ham
Sew an Envelope Pillow Cover: Beginner
 
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Pattern Instructions: http://bit.ly/EnvelopePillowCover More Sewing Tutorials! https://melaniekham.com/tutorials/ Make a pillow with piping! https://youtu.be/vplzazSuzBU This video shows you all the steps to make and sew your own envelope pillow case cover. All the measurements are below for standard pillow forms. Follow me on Social! BLOG: http://www.melaniekham.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://followgram.me/melaniekham/ This is a great place to get fabric! http://bit.ly/Ve3evX Here is a link to this fabric. Premier Prints ZigZag in Storm http://bit.ly/WvZohk *This contains affiliate links. I appreciate the support, thank you!
Views: 1442724 Melanie Ham
Life Changed in an Instant
 
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Blog post with more : https://melaniekham.com/in-an-instant/ A little update video to share what's been going on and why I haven't uploaded in over a month. I'll be back with normal videos soon! The Socials Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melaniekham Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/melanieham My Premium Classes: http://www.melaniesmakers.com My Shop: http://calistitching.com Premium course site http://melaniesmakers.com use code PREMIUM for 20% through February
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How to Make a Design Wall : Mini Studio Tour
 
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:Giveaway Closed: Thank you for checking out my video! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and give me some THUMBS UP! XOXO Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam This video shows you the steps on how to make a design wall for your studio space. This a great thing to have if you need to be able to step back from your work and evaluate it at a distance. This board is also very easy and inexpensive to make. The Giveaway! 1. Head on over to PatchworkThreads: http://bit.ly/1mSrdAH 2. Leave me a comment here on YouTube with your favorite shirt from their site. 3. I will pick 1 winner next Tuesday the 22nd of July. *Thank you Patchwork Threads for sponsoring the giveaway for my lovely viewers! This type of flannel would be great so you don't have to seam it ;) http://bit.ly/1jw48EP
Views: 47238 Melanie Ham
The BEST and WORST Yarn for Beginner Crocheters
 
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Subscribe for more Crochet Videos! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam Go to https://melanie-ham.mykajabi.com/store/kXGk2eBo for my bobble blanket online course! Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham My tutorials with the blanket yarn Baby Stripes https://youtu.be/QlfQPA0sWu8 Baby V stitch https://youtu.be/Or8kn2hQOUs Chevron https://youtu.be/furnz3BrAmY Yarn to watch out for: http://amzn.to/2d9tj3r http://amzn.to/2cnmzOp Yarn I like for beginners Blanket Yarn http://amzn.to/2cI0Zp8 Worsted weight http://amzn.to/2cI1mzK http://amzn.to/2cI23cD The crochet set I have. http://amzn.to/2cljiNz Ergonomic handle H hook http://amzn.to/2cutwco Totally not a sponsored video
Views: 84380 Melanie Ham
Table Top Roll Basting for Quilting - Excerpt from the Sunny Star Quilt Along!
 
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This is an excerpt from one of my premium Quilt Alongs! Check out my premium course site! http://melaniesmakers.com Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns (LIVE video every Tuesday and Friday) Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham SnapChat: MelanieKHam I'd love to know your thoughts on this method!
Views: 44742 Melanie Ham
How to Recover an Ottoman
 
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Here are all the steps I did to recover my ottoman. My ottoman was in good shape, I was just putting on new fabric for the outside. Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam Here is the link for the fabric that I used... http://bit.ly/13PbKHl Thank you for watching and please subscribe!
Views: 212302 Melanie Ham
Intro to Crochet: Supplies to get Started
 
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This is an introduction to crochet video that talks about the materials you need to buy to get started learning how to crochet. The type of yarn and hook is discussed. Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam
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How to Cut Patchwork Squares
 
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Subscribe for more Videos! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam Check out my premium site! http://melaniesmakers.com Blog Post for More! http://melaniekham.com/how-to-cut-patchwork-squares/ Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns (LIVE video every Tuesday and Friday) Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham SnapChat: MelanieKHam Materials and Products I mention Cutting Mat Options http://amzn.to/2sPDIIx http://amzn.to/2tRUciU http://amzn.to/2szl9US Rotary Cutter Options http://amzn.to/2uTNyWq http://amzn.to/2uTPU7L http://amzn.to/2tREJzw The 6 x 24 ruler - I have been loving the Olfa frosted rulers and Creative Grids are great too. http://amzn.to/2uzX3dZ http://amzn.to/2tS2yaj http://amzn.to/2sz6t84 Other helpful rulers http://amzn.to/2sWdmjj http://amzn.to/2uA2NEN http://amzn.to/2sWnMzz *This is not a sponsored video. *This description contains affiliate links. THANK YOU for the support in this way.
Views: 61825 Melanie Ham
Envelope Pillow with Piping Tutorial
 
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Subscribe for more Crafty Videos! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam More Simple Sewing Tutorials http://bit.ly/simplesewingtutorials Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam PLEASE READ: I serged my seam on the inside of my pillow to keep it from fraying. You may also zig zag. Also, no need to clip your corners on this project ;) Check out my blog post about it! http://www.melaniekham.com/envelope-pillow-with-piping-tutorial/ Materials Main fabric (mine is from Joann fabrics in the upholstery section - Nate Berkus binding fabric - Kona Cotton 1/2 yard 6/32 cotton cording or something similar http://amzn.to/1GUDICS pins http://amzn.to/1HBCQqi rotary blade and mat http://amzn.to/1HCG4fc sewing machine and coordinating thread http://amzn.to/1GUDKdH iron/ironing board Measurements 16 inch pillow form (1) 17 x 17 inch for front panel (2) 17 x 12 for back panels 73 inches of bias binding - Add all four sides and add 5 inches. 14 inch pillow form (1) 15 x 15 inch front panel (2) 15 x 11 65 inches of bias binding - Add all four sizes and add 5 inches 20 inch Pillow form (1) 21 x 21 inch fron panel (2) 21 x 14 for back panels 89 inches of bias binding Written Instructions: Prewash and iron fabric Cut out fabric pieces to specified size Take the back 2 pieces to the ironing board and iron the longer (horizontal) edge over 1/4 and again 1/4 inch to prepare for sewing. (:52) Sew down both seams that you just pressed with a coordinating thread about 1/8 away from the edge.(1:00) Take our fabric for your binding and make straight edges. Mine was 1/2 yard. (1:09) Take the selvedge edge of the fabric and fold it diagonally so that it lines up with the straight edge of our fabric (1:25) -the diagonal fold is the bias. It gives the binding more give and stretch to get around the corners. Fold the bias edge on top of itself 2 times keeping the folded edge lined up (1:45) Turn fabric so that your folded bias edge is on the right had side and trim the fold to create a straight edge (2:12) Flip that cut edge to the left side of the mat and using the ruler, make 3 cuts or however many you need to get appropriate bias binding size (2:20) Trim all bias strips so that it is a straight rather than diagonal edge (3:00) Join all bias binding strips with a bias join (3:14) Fold the end of the bias strip about 3/4 inch and place your cording inside (4:01) Fold the strip with the cording inside, matching up the raw edges and pin in place (4:08) Using a zipper foot or cording foot, sew a stitch as close to the cording as possible using a thread that blends with your fabric, back stitch on both ends (4:12) Attach the binding to the front square of the pillow pieces with pins very well.. (4:53) Match up the raw edges and put small cuts in the cording tape to go around the corners. (4:57) Trim end of the piping and place inside the fold from the beginning of the piping to conceal the end. (5:35) Using the zipper foot, sew the pinned piping to the front panel of the pillow back stitching at beginning and end.. Go slow around the corners.(5:53) Place front panel right side facing up and take the first back panel and lay the right side down (right sides together). The finished seam should be in the center of the pillow, raw edges should be matched up on the outside. Place 2nd back panel on top of the first, right side down with the seam toward the center and the raw edges matching on the outside edge. (6:56) Pin in place (7:10) Sewing all the pieces together with the zipper foot. Seam allowance should be between 1/2 and 5/8 inch. Remove pins as you go, and go slow around the corners. Back stitch at front and back as well as the openings. (7:21) OPTIONAL To make your pillow more washer friendly, serge or zig zag stitch your inside seam. No need to clip the corners. You are done! *This contains affiliate links, THANK YOU for the support in this way! I receive a small % if you purchase the items I have linked, plus it makes it easy for you to find ;).
Views: 391924 Melanie Ham
How to Free Motion Quilt Swirls
 
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How to Machine Quilt Swirls Subscribe for WEEKLY Crafty Tutorials and Fun Videos! This quilt is from THIS Craftsy Class http://bit.ly/1jirWpP This video shows you the step by step instructions of how to quilt swirls on a large quilt using your home machine. I am using a Juki 2010q but this can be done on many small sewing machines. I give you tips and strategies on how to achieve even stitches and plan out the quilting on your next quilt. Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam Portions of this video are sped up so the video wasn't super long! My Last Video! http://youtu.be/ILvgj4zlaMI My Pin Basting Video (an oldie but goodie!) http://youtu.be/MBh8M-vTSho My Sewing Machine in this Video is the Juki 2010q http://amzn.to/1cuo8Sv Machingers Quilting Gloves http://amzn.to/1q0KkLs Aurifil 50 wt white thread http://amzn.to/1oRaL2s *This contains affiliate links. It costs nothing for you, but each small percentage helps keep me in sewing supplies! THANK YOU for the support!!
Views: 109585 Melanie Ham
Your First Quilt: Part 3 Quilting
 
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Blog with more: https://melaniekham.com/your-first-quilt-part-2/ Free mini class - http://5daysquilting.com The Socials Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melaniekham Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/melanieham My Premium Classes: http://www.melaniesmakers.com My Shop: http://calistitching.com I have twitter and snapchat, but let's be honest I'm not there a ton ;) More free quilting content https://melaniekham.com/mama-lisa-monday-how-to-decide-how-to-quilt-your-quilt/ https://youtu.be/W05QVnMP3M8 https://youtu.be/HgK0PjBskvE This is Part 3, if you missed Part 1 and 2 , here's the links! Check out my Amazon store with all of my supply recommendations and favorite things. https://www.amazon.com/shop/melanieham?listId=37TBGKVYIISDM This is not a sponsored video.
Views: 80361 Melanie Ham
How to Make a Hooded Towel
 
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Sorry guys, I should have added some more "after" photos!! Here is a link to see some photos of the finished product! http://bit.ly/10LqF4V Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam This video shows all the steps you need to make a fun and practical hooded towel for the kids to take to the pool, beach or just for fun in the backyard with the sprinklers. This towel fits my 2 year old as well as my 4 year old as you can see in the thumbnail, so it will fit many ages of children!! Materials: Hand Towel Bath Towel (mine are from target) Sewing Machine Rotary Blade,ruler and mat OR Scissors Coordinating Thread My hand towel measured 12 1/2 x 20 after I cut it. This can be adjusted to fit your child. Please comment below to ask any questions you may have! Don't forget to subscribe!
Views: 140084 Melanie Ham
How I Organize My Fabric AND More!
 
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Don't forget to Subscribe for WEEKLY Video Tutorials! Thank you for watching! This is how I like to organize my fabric. Comment below to tell me where you like to buy your fabric! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam Links to my favorite fabric stores! My local fabric store! http://www.hiddenyardagehonolulu.com/ Fabric.com http://www.fabric.com/ Fat Quarter Shop http://www.fatquartershop.com/ Whimsy Quilts and Fabrics https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhimsyQuilts Stash Modern https://www.etsy.com/shop/StashModernFabric Green Fairy Quilts http://greenfairyquilts.com/
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Easy Crochet Infinity Scarf Tutorial
 
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Free Pattern and Instructions: http://bit.ly/crochetinfinityscarf More Crochet Tutorials! https://melaniekham.com/tutorials/ Follow me on Social! BLOG: https://www.melaniekham.com/ Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/benefitandbless Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamde... Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://followgram.me/melaniekham/ Blog post with instructions! https://melaniekham.com/crochet-infinity-scarf-video-tutorial/ Quick Video on my Facebook page to prevent the scarf from twisting. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=... 3 Skeins Bulky Yarn (I used Hometown USA Super Bulky in Aspen Tweed by Lion Brand) P or 11.5mm hook http://amzn.to/1o9Pn74
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Your First Quilt - Beginner Tutorial, Part 1
 
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Blog with more: https://melaniekham.com/your-first-quilt-absolute-beginner-tutorial/ http://5daysquilting.com The Socials Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melaniekham Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/melanieham My Premium Classes: http://www.melaniesmakers.com My Shop: http://calistitching.com I have twitter and snapchat, but let's be honest I'm not there a ton ;) This is Part 1, we will also do part 2-4 so stay tuned! I didn't mention this in the video but I also started a craft kit company over the summer called CaliStitching. http://www.calitstitching.com. More on that soon! This is not a sponsored video.
Views: 307548 Melanie Ham
How to Make an Ironing Board Cover
 
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This video shows you how to make and sew an ironing board cover. My ironing board was a mini one, so I used .5 yard of fabric. If you have a full size ironing board you will need 2 yards. I recommend a dark color. This tutorial is very easy to follow and a very beginner/novice sewer can do this no problem. Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam The fabric I used in aqua: http://bit.ly/15WIYTr
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Common Crochet Mistakes and Beginner Frustrations
 
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Subscribe for more great DIY's! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam Check out More Crochet Tutorials! http://bit.ly/Crochettutorials Every beginner crocheter needs to watch this video! I hope it's helpful for you and gives you the motivation to push past the frustration and figure out crochet! Follow me on Social! Blog:http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam Get a FREE Crochet Pattern when you sign up for my Newsletter! http://mad.ly/signups/124360/join Want to crochet your FIRST Project? Check out This video. http://youtu.be/Gx6oEOxOekI Baby it's getting cold outside, Need a hat? or Scarf? http://youtu.be/ysm3RnvCsdU http://youtu.be/41nF5yLuTR0 Some of the Crochet Hooks I use: http://amzn.to/1uYszPz http://amzn.to/1o9Pn74 Some great Yarn Options: http://amzn.to/1xmUJlD http://bit.ly/1nyobo8 *This contains affiliate links. It's at no cost to you and the small percentage helps me purchase more craft supplies! THANK YOU for the support!
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Crochet Granny Square with One Color Tutorial
 
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Subscribe for more DIY Videos! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam My Premium Courses: http://melaniesmakers.com Be sure to "thumbs up" my videos if you find them helpful! Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns (LIVE video every Tuesday and Friday) Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham SnapChat: MelanieKHam Blog Post with written instructions: http://melaniekham.com/one-color-granny-square-crochet-tutorial/ Materials: worsted weight yarn of choice http://amzn.to/2s2qNSt http://amzn.to/2rtdXdc Recommended hook on package http://amzn.to/2sxYoAh http://amzn.to/2rt90AZ *This is not a sponsored video. *This description contains affiliate links. THANK YOU for the support in this way. My mailing address 19197 Golden Valley Rd Ste 710 Santa Clarita CA 91387
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How to Make a Scrap Quilt
 
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Written Instructions: http://bit.ly/scrapquilt More Quilting Tutorials ;) https://melaniekham.com/tutorials/ YouTube Quilting Playlist http://bit.ly/quiltingtutorials Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamde... Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham SnapChat: MelanieKHam My Quilting Series: Learn all the step to make the entire quilt from start to finish https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL233wsmULhHhBCJXxRihMQ7BzIfih-OCv More Quilting Tutorials https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL233wsmULhHhqdLfu7Eg5eJDXuZQEfxNp Materials and Helpful Tools Rotarty Cutter http://amzn.to/1RBpOju 2.5x12 inch ruler http://amzn.to/1XQd8DZ Ruler Set http://amzn.to/1UOABGc Rotating Mat http://amzn.to/1o8ZFuK *This contains affiliate links. THANK YOU for the support in this way!
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Easy Improv Quilt Block Tutorial
 
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http://bit.ly/MelanieHam http://bit.ly/quiltingtutorials Thank you for Watching, don't forget to subscribe for weekly videos! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam The "mod corsage" quilt block blog post that I mentioned in the video ;) http://www.iheartstitching.com/improv-flowers-and-national-sewing-month/ This is a quilt block using some improv skills to create a block using scraps of fabric and wonky angles. There are no rules, just grab and sew, making this a liberating sewing experience. The rulers I mentioned in the video http://amzn.to/1rarPiV *This contains affiliate links. It costs nothing for you, but helps me to purchase supplies for videos! THANK YOU for the support! If you made it this far write "wonky" in the comments! hehe ;)
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Beginner Log Cabin Quilt Block Tutorial
 
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http://babylogcabin.com Coupon code LOGCABIN for $5 off! My other premium courses can be found at http://melaniesmakers.com. Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns (LIVE video every Tuesday and Friday) Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham SnapChat: MelanieKHam The jelly roll in this quilt is a Riley Blake, High Adventure. The colorful quilt jelly roll is the New Summer colors '13 by Robert Kaufman *This is not a sponsored video. My mailing address 19197 Golden Valley Rd Ste 710 Santa Clarita CA 91387
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10 Tips Every Quilter Should Know
 
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Check out my premium site! http://melaniesmakers.com 10 tips every quilter should know! Did I leave any of your favorite tips out? What would you add? Blog Post for More! http://melaniekham.com/10-tips-every-quilter-should-know/ Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns (LIVE video every Tuesday and Friday) Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham SnapChat: MelanieKHam Tip #1: Change Your Needle Often http://amzn.to/2rWc8E7 Tip #2: Use an 80/12 or 90/14 size needle http://amzn.to/2rWc8E7 Tip #3: Use 50wt Thread for Piecing http://amzn.to/2sRa1pq Tip #4: Use a Scant 1/4 Seam Allowance http://amzn.to/2rDB2Jt Tip #5 Don't Prewash Precuts! http://amzn.to/2tOM5jv Tip #6 Cut From the Outside of Your Pinked Edge http://amzn.to/2tP5eBQ Tip #7 Change your Rotary Blade and Use a 90 Degree Angle http://amzn.to/2rDxWF7 Tip #8 Include the Line in Your Cut http://amzn.to/2rDFJCQ Tip #9 Maintain your Machine http://bit.ly/sewminithings Tip #10 Don't Stress *This is not a sponsored video. *This description contains affiliate links so that the things I talk about are easy for you to find and help me to bring you more videos. THANK YOU for the support in this way. My mailing address 19197 Golden Valley Rd Ste 710 Santa Clarita CA 91387
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How to Make a Crib Sheet
 
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This video shows you step by step how to make and sew and crib sheet for a standard crib mattress or toddler bed. This is a great diy project for your baby nursery! My daughter loves pink and she needed more sheets, so I decided to make her a sheet from a lovely Anna Maria Horner voile fabric. Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam Materials 2 yards fabric (at least 44 inches wide) 100% Cotton is great! Mine is Voile. Prewash. 78 inches of 1/4 inch elastic tape measure thread scissors or rotary blade pins iron sewing machine Standard crib mattress is 52 x 27 x 6 adjust your measurements if your crib is not this size. Cut your fabric 67 inches by 44/45 inches. Cut out an 8 inch square in each corner as shown in the video Right sides together, sew the corners of the sheet and finish the seam with a zig zag Iron and stitch around the outside of the sheet to create a casing for the elastic Sew the casing closed to the folded edge leaving a 1 inch space Using a safety pin, thread the elastic through the casing Attach the 2 ends of the elastic with a zig zag stitch. Close the 1 inch gap on the casing Comment below if you have questions! Please Subscribe! xoxoxo
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How to Crochet a Round Face Scrubbie
 
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Subscribe for more Crochet Videos! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam Go to http://bobbleblanket.com for my bobble blanket online course! Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns (LIVE video every Tuesday and Friday) Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham SnapChat: MelanieKHam Here is a dedicated video on the magic circle! https://youtu.be/59fTgXD1vjg Get your yarn and hooks here! Lily's Sugar in Cream is a favorite. http://amzn.to/2d2gHv4 Heard good things about Kitchen Cotton. http://amzn.to/2cynOrW The crochet set I have. http://amzn.to/2cljiNz Ergonomic handle H hook http://amzn.to/2cutwco Written Instructions on my blog!! http://melaniekham.com/round-crochet-face-scrubbies/ Here is my last video! https://youtu.be/4vu0sn3Qdvw Here is my last crochet video! https://youtu.be/r-o0-xRqJ-Q This is not a sponsored video My mailing address 19197 Golden Valley Rd Ste 710 Santa Clarita CA 91387
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Tips for Starting an Etsy Shop
 
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Thank you for Watching, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE for weekly videos! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam Here are some of my tips for starting an etsy shop! The holidays are a great time to make a few extra dollars on that item that your family says you should be selling online!
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Handmade Coffee Cozy Tutorial
 
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Don't forget to Subscribe for WEEKLY Video Tutorials! This is a fun little simple sewing project that would make a great gift! A coffee cozy! Such a cute and fun accessory for your next Starbucks trip! Makes great stocking stuffers or teachers presents. Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam My Embroidery Video http://youtu.be/TWTvW0gr7cM Materials Outer Fabric (Mine is Anna Maria Horner linen and Kona solid) Lining fabric Scrap of batting you could use flannel too Sewing Machine Coordinating Thread Small piece of thin elastic 1 Button The Steps: Use a Starbucks cardboard sleeve as your pattern piece. Trace around adding 1/4 inch for the seam allowance on the outer fabric, lining and batting. (If you do an embroidery detail, embroider the image first and then cut to size.) Place outer fabric right side up, place lining fabric right side down and then the bathing. Pin in place and stitch 1/4 of an inch all the way around leaving a small opening to turn. Trim corners Turn sleeve/cozy right side out (a chopstick or point turner may be helpful) Press well Loop elastic, insert into opening and pin in place. Stitch 1/8 of an inch all the way around, catching the elastic to secure Mark placement of button Hand sew the button in place Leave me comments if you have any questions!
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Dollar Store Craft Organization
 
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Subscribe for more DIY Videos! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam My premium courses: http://melaniesmakers.com Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns (LIVE video every Tuesday and Friday) Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham SnapChat: MelanieKHam e6000 http://amzn.to/2iduX0M My favorite standard crochet hooks. http://amzn.to/2iUxazN My favorite ergonomic crochet hooks http://amzn.to/2iFOIC9 *This is not a sponsored video. *This description contains affiliate links. THANK YOU for the support in this way. My mailing address 19197 Golden Valley Rd Ste 710 Santa Clarita CA 91387
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How to Sew a Custom Tool Roll Up with Amy Tangerine - Beginner Tutorial
 
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Subscribe for more New Videos each Week! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam Check out Amy's Channel HERE!!! https://www.youtube.com/user/amytangerine/videos Watch me scrapbook with Amy here!! https://youtu.be/7QudrWNA2t4 More Simple Sewing Tutorials http://bit.ly/simplesewingtutorials Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Materials: 2 fat quarters (18 x 22 inches) 1 piece of interfacing (I am using Pellon 987) coordinating thread grosgrain ribbon Instructions: Attach your interfacing to your outer pieces of fabric Place right sides together and sew around using a 1/2 inch seam allowance, leaving a 2-3 inches opening halfway up on the 22 inch side. Clip corners, turn right side out and press Place 18 inch strands of ribbon in the opening and pin in place Top stitch all the way around using less than a 1/4 inch seam allowance Fold up about 5 inches and determine pocket sizes, marking with a pin Sew a straight line down the pocket back stitching at the beginning and the end All done! Supplies Fiskars Scissors http://amzn.to/1GMLTGE Pins http://amzn.to/1Heev6Q Rotary Cutter and Mat Set http://amzn.to/1HeeJe3 My Juki Sewing Machine http://amzn.to/1GMMoka *This contains affiliate links, THANK YOU for supporting what I do so that I can continue to bring you content ;).
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Sewing Room Studio Tour!
 
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Subscribe for more Crafty Videos! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam More DIYs http://bit.ly/NoSewDIY Use #showmeyourstudio so I can see where you make stuff! Don't worry, mine is nice and tidy... for now - but I don't mind #honestcraftroom pics one bit! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam Sewing Room Furniture Essentials My Sewing Machine http://amzn.to/1EZRe5L -Large cabinets/closets (preferably with doors to hide messes) Similar to mine http://amzn.to/1FBVoRY -Rolling storage: great for having right next to you when in the midst of a big project, but can be tucked away if necessary. Similar to mine and great craft room storage option http://amzn.to/1FBVuJe -Sewing machine table - I like one that has a little depth to it. One day, I'd love one that my sewing machine drops down into to create a flush surface... one day! Mine is vintage... but this one is nice! http://amzn.to/1KR3NZq -Counter height table for cutting and prep - my favorite part of the room! Great affordable option for counter height table that can be put away. http://amzn.to/1T19PsQ This is also a great counter height table option! http://amzn.to/1IpocUJ -design wall (see my video if you want to make your own) https://youtu.be/yEImikkNMzw -seating for visitors ;). Optional but fun. The heart light was made by Scott Coppersmith http://scott-coppersmith-designs.myshopify.com/ Tell him I sent you! Love supporting local artists! Camera work was done by my helpful husband ;). *This contains affiliate links. It is no cost to you, but the small % helps me purchase supplies for more videos! Thank you for the support in this way!
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5 Tips for Using Color and Prints in your Quilting
 
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http//:mashupquilt.com for more quilt along info! Subscribe for New Videos each Week! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam Let me know if you would like to see more videos like this! Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns (LIVE video every Tuesday and Friday) Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham SnapChat: MelanieKHam *This is not a sponsored video. *This description contains affiliate links. THANK YOU for the support in this way. My mailing address 19197 Golden Valley Rd Ste 710 Santa Clarita CA 91387
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DIY Fabric Labels
 
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Don't forget to Subscribe for WEEKLY Video Tutorials! This video shows you how to make your own fabric labels. This has been by far the most cost effective way for me to make labels for my etsy shop, but you can put anything on the fabric which is the great thing about Spoonflower! My labels are about 2 3/4 x 3/4. Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam Check out Spoonflower! http://bit.ly/1849ICU *Spoonflower did not sponsor this video, this is just what I do and I think they have a great service! I used Pellon SF101 interfacing, but any sort of lightweight, 1 sided interfacing will work. Pellon SF101, the woven interfacing just happens to be my favorite. I never have trouble with it bubbling.
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Easy Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket Tutorial
 
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Written Instructions and Free Pattern: http://bit.ly/easycrochetblanket More crochet tutorials! https://melaniekham.com/tutorials/ Visit my course site: http://melaniesmakers.com This is a fun and easy crochet baby blanket tutorial using 2 big balls of Bernat Baby Yarn in a bulky, chenille type yarn making it super soft and spongy but still light weight. A great texture for babies and this blanket is beginner friendly with all the steps shown for this simple crocheted blanket. Make sure you get the big ball of yarn, its 300g, 10.5 oz, 258 yards, 234 m If you want to make it larger… make the foundation chain as long as you like, just make sure it is a multiple of 6 for example 60, 66, 72 etc. Follow me on Social! BLOG: https://www.melaniekham.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham 11.5 mm crochet hook or P hook http://amzn.to/QFlaCz Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn http://amzn.to/1Nhxbt0 Bernat Blanket Yarn will work too! And there are more adult type colors ;) http://amzn.to/1vbpzyc I've seen it at Joanns too, so you can use a coupon and get it a little discounted. Final blanket measure about 31 x 35. *This contains affiliate links which are no cost to you, but each small percentage helps me to purchase materials for more videos!
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Patchwork: Chain Piecing and Nesting Seams How To
 
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Subscribe for more great DIY's! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam Check out More Quilting Tutorials! http://bit.ly/quiltingtutorials Check out FaveQuilts! So much quilting inspiration! http://www.favequilts.com/Piecing/Chain-Piecing-and-Nesting-Seams-for-Patchwork-Quilts# This video tutorial shows you how to piece together a baby quilt top using a charm pack. I will show you how to chain piece and nest your seams together for perfect corners. Fabric is Hello Luscious by Basic Grey Follow me on Social! BLOG: http://www.melaniekham.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://followgram.me/melaniekham/
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One Way to Change Color in Crochet
 
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Subscribe for more great DIY's! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam Check out More Crochet Tutorials! http://bit.ly/Crochettutorials Get a FREE Crochet Pattern when you sign up for my Newsletter! http://mad.ly/signups/124360/join Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam I originally filmed this color change for this scarf tutorial but the video got a little long so I decided to make it a separate video and optional step. http://youtu.be/Gx6oEOxOekI
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Easy Pincushion Tutorial
 
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Don't forget to Subscribe for WEEKLY Video Tutorials! This video is a cute little handmade pincushion using my fabric scraps and filled with crushed walnut shells. These are great scrap busters and gifts! I love the scrappy improvisational nature of these little pin cushions. Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam Crushed Walnut Shells http://amzn.to/1oRcmcN This contains affiliate links, THANK YOU for the support!!
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My Rotary Cutter Collection
 
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Thank You for watching! Don't forget to Subscribe for WEEKLY Video Tutorials! A quick little review of the rotary cutters I have, what I like about them and some different features. Rotary Cutters are an essential part of sewing and a very important tool to have to make things more efficient and accurate. Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/benefitandbless Blog: http://www.melaniehamdesigns.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://followgram.me/melaniekham/ Fiskars 45mm Rotary Blades http://amzn.to/1aqYWgV 28mm Fiskars Rotary Cutter http://amzn.to/LO52gr Fiskars 45mm Comfort Grip http://amzn.to/1bsW4P1 Fiskars 45mm Stick Cutter http://amzn.to/MssLm4 Olfa Splash 45mm Rotary Cutter http://amzn.to/1ftn9AR Olfa 45mm Blades Refill Pack http://amzn.to/1e2pJLk Olfa 60mm Deluxe Rotary Cutter http://amzn.to/1iqSW89 Pinking Blade Fiskars http://amzn.to/1c5NHpn Pinking Blade Olfa http://amzn.to/LADZEA A great beginner set! Mat, ruler, and cutter! http://amzn.to/LO8LKG *This contains affiliate links. THANK YOU for helping support what I do! All opinions are my own and this is not a sponsored video.
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All About Crochet Gauge
 
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Subscribe for more great tutorials! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam More simple crochet tutorials here! http://bit.ly/Crochettutorials Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/benefitandbless Here is a link to my shop where you can purchase this gauge! http://bit.ly/1BNF66y Here is a blog post with some more info! http://www.melaniekham.com/new-gauge-tool/ The basics of the gauge information that I shared. - Gauge is very important when you make anything where size matters like clothing. Hat's are included, I didn't really mention hats in the video. Any sort of sweater or clothing, gauge is very important. -When you make a gauge swatch for something that will get washed, was your swatch to see if it shrinks. -Tension can vary based on how you crochet, how tired hands are, how experienced you are etc. - Example of a gauge size on a pattern 8sc + 6 rows = 4 inches All samples were made using Vanna's Choice yarn and different size hooks. Crochet Example 1 J hook (6mm) , crocheted tightly 8 rows x 6 stitches 12 sc + 16 rows = 4 inches Crochet Example 2 Loose J hook (6mm) 7 rows x 6 stitches 12 sc x 14 rows = 4 inches Crochet Example 3 Size K hook (6.5mm) 6.5 rows x 5.5 stitches 11 sc + 13 rows = 4 inches Crochet Example 4 Size I hook, (5.5 mm) 8 rows x 6.5 stitches 13 sc + 16 rows = 4 inches Check out this great beginner scarf tutorial! http://youtu.be/Gx6oEOxOekI Get a FREE Crochet Pattern when you sign up for my Newsletter! http://mad.ly/signups/124360/join
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How to Reupholster a Piano Bench
 
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Subscribe for more Crafty Videos! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam More DIYs http://bit.ly/NoSewDIY Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Materials Hammer, pliers (tools to take out exhisting staples or nails) batting upholstery fabric of choice staple gun and staples dustcover cloth optional rag wood polish
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Simple Crochet Boot Cuff Tutorial
 
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Subscribe for more great tutorials! http://bit.ly/MelanieHam More simple crochet tutorials here! http://bit.ly/Crochettutorials This video shows you how to make a simple crocheted boot cuff. I show you step by step how to make this fast and easy project using a single crochet stitch and some bulky yarn. Follow me on Social! Blog: http://www.melaniekham.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melaniehamdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/melanieham Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/melanieham/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/melaniekham Snapchat: MelanieKHam Make an Infinity Scarf to match! http://youtu.be/7yB83IQYGeI Make a slightly slouchy hat to match! http://youtu.be/ysm3RnvCsdU Get a FREE Crochet Pattern when you sign up for my Newsletter! http://mad.ly/signups/124360/join Materials Loops and Threads Charisma Yarn (found at Michaels) - You can use other yarn for this project, just follow along with my measurement instructions in the video. L hook http://amzn.to/1DSUULw 2 wood or decorative buttons Sturdy thread to attach buttons Instructions Chain 28 (measure to fit snug around your calf and adjust as necessary) Keeping foundation chain straight, insert hook into the front side of the first stitch of the foundation chain Sc in each stitch until the book cuff reaches 4 1/2 inches tall. *You can use a different yarn and corresponding hook, just be sure it fits you as shown in the video. A different number of foundation chains will not affect the pattern. *This contains affiliate links... It's of no cost to you and help me purchase more craft supplies. THANK YOU for the Support!
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