35 Of The Best Craft Websites Across The Net

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.

1. Craftzine.Com

Hundreds of craft projects some just a little bit quirky and different.


2. Martha Stewart

No list of craft websites would be complete without a link to Martha Stewart. A website about crafts and a whole lot more.


3. Better Homes and Gardens – America

All things homey including craft.


4. Better Homes and Gardens – Australia

You’ve seen the show, you’ve read the mag, now get the projects for free online.

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5. Craftster.Org

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.


6. Craft bits.com

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.


7. Craft gossip.com

Covers news written by craft people. This site brings the best craft projects and ideas from across the web and reviews them.


8. All crafts.net

Craft projects and patterns.allcrafts.net

9. Craft freebies.com

Thousands of free craft patterns, projects and printables.


10. All Free Crafts.com

Thousands of free projects with photos and instructions. You do have to do some tricky navigation around all the ads though.allfreecrafts.com

11. Make and Takes.Com

Ideas and crafty tidbits for home, family and fun.”


12. Future Craft Collective

Building community through crafting.


13. Craft bug.com

Craft search engine


14. Crafters Community

Another community for crafters with free projects


15. Craft at Home

A website with free projects created by a dedicated crafter.


16. Craftig.com

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.


19. Craft blog.com.au

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.”


20. Craft leftovers.com

Patterns, projects and a few extras. Slant towards using what’s on hand in the stash.craftleftovers.com

21. Craft Ideas

Free craft patterns and tutorials for all seasons.”


22. Handmade Craft Ideas

Includes tutorials and information for beginners wanting to learn a new craft including supplies that you may need.


23. Totally Tutorials

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…”


26. Crafts at About.com

About.com is a great resource for almost everything, and they include plenty of tutorials for craft related projects.


27. Crafter-holic

A blog dedicated to all things crafty


28. CraftyPod

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.


29. Average Jane Crafter

A blog about crafting for the average person.


30. Domestic Fluff

A blog about food and craft


31. Whip Up

Another great crafty blog


32. Thimble

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.”


35. 5min.com

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.


  1. Rach says

    RE: One hour crafts- I just went for a look and :( the blog has finished. Details about the change are attached to the link, but no blog. Doh! I missed it :(
    Thought others might like to know.

  2. says

    I like the washcloth idea. Could you hem a towel with a ribbon sewn into it?? Or embroider onto it? We have a baby one with an aplique fish on it and another with a machine embroidered octopus that are nice.

    Sorry about the broken link – I really need to get onto fixing those. As an alternative, I’ll share my best kept secret that I recently discovered:



    Actually, I should do another post, I have so many good craft blogs in my feed reader (that aren’t on this list) it’s not funny!

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