Ok, with Christmas only 9 weeks away (so I’m told), it’s time to get crafting on all of those handmade Chrissy Gifts. If you’re like me and need a little inspiration, here are 35 websites dedicated to all things crafty. Amongst these sites there are literally thousands of craft patterns, tutorials ideas, inspiration and resources.
Hundreds of craft projects some just a little bit quirky and different.
No list of craft websites would be complete without a link to Martha Stewart. A website about crafts and a whole lot more.
All things homey including craft.
You’ve seen the show, you’ve read the mag, now get the projects for free online.
A community of ‘craft hipsters’ offering thousands of projects and articles and an online community of crafters. One of the best online craft resources around.
Free projects and tutorials for all things crafty and best of all, it’s an independent site created by neighbours just down the road in Brissy, QLD – ok, so I’m geographically biased.
Covers news written by craft people. This site brings the best craft projects and ideas from across the web and reviews them.
Thousands of free craft patterns, projects and printables.
“Ideas and crafty tidbits for home, family and fun.”
Building community through crafting.
13. Craft bug.com
Craft search engine
Another community for crafters with free projects
15. Craft at Home
A website with free projects created by a dedicated crafter.
Browse for inspiration or search through links to craft sites and tutorials.
17. Craft blips.com
Another linking site, bringing you the best of what’s going on in the crafters’ blogosphere.
18. Creative Portal
Resources and inspiration for not only crafters but also artists and writers.
“Aussie hub of all things crafty with tutorials, links to inspirational sites and the latest news and events going on in the Australian art scene.”
21. Craft Ideas
“Free craft patterns and tutorials for all seasons.”
Includes tutorials and information for beginners wanting to learn a new craft including supplies that you may need.
“A directory of free tips, tricks, craft tutorials, how-tos, patterns, recipes, and more.”
24. Craft Ed Online
What this site aims to do is bring teachers and students together for learning different crafts. The site offers downloadable pdfs and eBooks, recorded video tutorials and live video classes. The tuts on this site are not free, but you are supporting small business and indie artists while learning some new skills.
25. Make Baby Stuff
Ok, I’m a bit one track mind with our first on the way, so I had to include a website dedicated to making stuff for baby. The site includes “tips, tutorials, articles and instructions for everything from how to make your own nursery bedding to making handmade baby toys. Plus everything in between…”
About.com is a great resource for almost everything, and they include plenty of tutorials for craft related projects.
A blog dedicated to all things crafty
Blog and heaps of Podcasts about craft. I have listened to some of the podcasts and they are very enjoyable. If your interested in crafts these are informative little casts about different types of crafts.
A blog about crafting for the average person.
30. Domestic Fluff
A blog about food and craft
31. Whip Up
Another great crafty blog
A Canadian arts and crafts blog
33. One Hour Craft
Want to craft but short of time? Check out One Hour Craft for quick craft projects.
34. My Craft Book
“Free craft ideas, projects, patterns and craft book reviews.”
Finally, there are plenty of video websites, but my favourite is 5min.com which has all sorts of video tuts on craft techniques.
Did I leave out some great websites? If you know of a great craft website, why not leave it in the comments below.