Intro to Mitten Construction: Tips on How to Design Your Own Knitting Pattern

Have you ever wanted to design your own knitting pattern but thought it seemed intimidating? If you already know how to knit and can do a little bit of basic math, you can design your own patterns! Once you understand the basic construction of any given garment or accessory, it’s easy to construct your own […]

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The Seams Series

If you’re a beginning sewist (or even if you’ve been doing it for a while!) you may find my most recent series helpful; over at my youtube channel, I’m publishing a very short series of videos featuring three types of seams for woven (non-stretch) fabrics. Video number three will be posted sometime in the next […]

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Thank you for 50+…it’s Giveaway Time!

It has been quite a while since we’ve had a giveaway, but we’re finally doing it again! To celebrate getting 50 subscribers on the Moth and Rust Handmade channel, I wanted to pick 3 winners to receive the prizes shared in the video. If you’d like to enter, you just have to be subscribed to […]

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DIY: Bracelet Handbag Tutorial

Bracelet handbags may be my new favorite thing. If you’d like to make your own…you can! Check out my tutorial here! I’m pretty excited about this particular project, and plan on making more of these in different styles… If you do create your own, I would seriously love to see it…I mean that! Post a […]

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FREE SHIPPING!

Need I say more?!? Now, US customers can enjoy free shipping at the Moth and Rust shop on Etsy, anytime, no code necessary… Have you visited Moth and Rust Handmade lately? There are a few new items I love, including the Slant Mittens knitting pattern and a custom-made, *WITH POCKETS*, black linen skirt!

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Scrappers’ Delight, take two!

Scrap Happy Craft Kits are back in the shop and just $5 each (+shipping). Because I’ve amassed so much crafty goodness over the years and never throw any of it away, I am offering these carefully curated embellishment kits, featuring scraps and leftover fabric, buttons, etc. They’re perfect for small projects, scrapbook or junk journaling […]

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Friday Five: Fiber, Fun, and Fairness

As I continue to experiment with making videos, I thought they would be the perfect avenue for sharing some handmade/sustainable/inspiring goodness…Check out my latest video here! Let me know if you find these recommendations useful, or if there’s something else you’d like me to look into and share. I hope you enjoy, and happy Friday!!

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DIY: Crochet bobble trim (even if you can’t crochet!)

So, yesterday I posted a video on how to crochet your own bobble or pompom trim, even if you’re not an experienced crocheter (because I’m definitely not!) This was done on my phone, and also unedited…let me know what you think? Do you like quicker, more casual mini-tutorials? Watch it here and let me know […]

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Slant Mittens // Knitting Pattern now available!

WOW! Finally, I am publishing a new pattern. (It’s been a while…) These mittens are easy enough for beginners who are comfortable working in the round, but I think interesting enough for a seasoned stitcher, too. These were made in Patons Classic Wool Worsted Yarn, but really, any worsted weight yarn should work. The Slant […]

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Fashion, Fundraising, and FUN!

VIBRATION was a huge success!! Last week’s fashion show, featuring incredible talent from Wichita designers, not only raised a lot of money for Camp DI, but it really raised our–yep–vibrations!! SO MUCH POSITIVE ENERGY was in this show. I truly felt honored to be able to participate and know we were supporting young people pursue […]

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How I design a simple clutch…

Handmade pleated clutch purse with zipper.

I thought I would show the process of how I design and create a simple pleated zipper clutch…it’s not really a tutorial (though you can find my basic pouch tutorial here,) but a look at how I make the pattern and finish the piece. What would you like to see me design next?! I do […]

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7 Sewing Tips for Beginners…

7 tips for beginning sewists! Yep, I made another awkward video. (Hey, you gotta start somewhere!) And the information itself isn’t that bad, though…I hope you find this informative!! Do you have any special advice or tips for sewists, beginning or otherwise? I’d love to hear them!

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One week until VIBRATION Community Fashion Show!

Do you have plans next Saturday? Because I am super, super excited to be part of Vibration Community Fashion Show at TISSU, and I hope you’ll be there too!! This show is sponsored by TISSU and Finishing School for Modern Women, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Destination Innovation, a STEM […]

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Garden Update! Cotton, amaranth & more…

It has been a while since I’ve done a garden update, but here it is! All in all, things are looking pretty good. (And the cotton that I mention in the video is actually coming up! They haven’t all sprouted yet, but I’m expecting that at least a few more will…maybe?) And the borage that […]

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Pearl Hair Barrettes: DIY

I always love a good excuse to use pearls (faux or otherwise!) In this simple tutorial, I’ll show you how to make your own chic-n-easy hair accessories. I feel like these could go dress or casual or anything in between. Check it out here and make your own variations!: PS–if you do make these, I […]

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