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Knitting and quilting has taken hold of the younger cool generation. It does not matter what your upbringing is; anyone may start up knitting. Even in magazines you can view Courtney Cox or maybe Molly Sims buying fabric by the yard to make new sweaters or gifts. After all, mum always said it is not how much you spend, but how much consideration you put into the present.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

The revenue from quilting fabric sales is at a recent high. The sales in the last decade have more than doubled in the United States. Could be that quilting has a tranquil effect on the people who do it daily, like yoga does. Experts say that quilting and knitting have the same effects on the mind, as far as relaxation, as does yoga. It keeps your hands diligent while your brain can wander into another place.

Back in the olden days, quilting fabric was sold to mostly grannies or old spinsters who had nothing else to do. Back then women would sit around in groups knitting and quilting fabric by the yard in order to make salable products. This was also an insurance policy to prove that these ladies would make decent wives and mothers.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

Well, it appears the only snag in knitting or quilting is the price aspect. You might be able to get a few good buys here and there but overall, fabric by the yard has increased quite a bit in price over the past decade.

If you are curious about knitting, even with the increase in price, try checking out a local community center or city college. There are so many ways you can use fabric weaving in your daily life. Just make sure you have good dexterity in your fingers and a willing, real yearning to learn how to quilt fabric and twist yarn. It can, though, be hard for the smartest of us.

But don't worry because once you do master the basic 'in and over' techniques you can advance quickly and in no time have a new sweater for your special honey. And you can be assured that all your creations will be one of a kind and all your family members will love the intent of the presents, even if one sleeve is longer than the other.

You should not overburden yourself and instead go with something basic for starters. You can get some ideas cruising the internet or checking out your city library. Or if you are adventurous enough, travel to your local fabric store. But above everything don't forget to have fun and soon you will have those tragically wonderful matching sweaters for Christmas family photos. Ah, the joys of embarrassing family Christmas cards.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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