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The slow economy today pushes people to find ways to earn an extra income to cover other expenses. People dive into online jobs and even resort to working at night. Some learn new trades that can add to their skills and work from home even after working outside. Some even take multiple part-time jobs to meet ends. Thankful are those who have special skills that are not easy for just anybody. The power of the hands, if used wisely, can serve one with his needs. A good example would be knitting. If one has a good hand at knitting, then that skill can be put to work and earn. Patterns vary, but most home-based mothers turning into finished products can fill the pockets. But if you're a starter, all you have to do is to study as well as spend time going over different. These factors affect largely on your chosen pattern. Some jobs require big investments, but if you go for knitting, you'll need to invest little money to start, if any at all.

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.

Why go for knitting, anyway? Well, aside from improving your budget, knitting can provide you with health benefits, as well. As you begin your knitting odyssey, you'll realize that earning money that way is not as burdensome as any other job. Once you have decided to start knitting your patterns, what can help more to generate income?

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).


The power of internet can help. After finishing a knitted product, some choose to offer them to their friends, relatives or anybody within his reach. This is a good strategy to have money right away after purchase. But due to an increase in need, perhaps those that are after products from knitting patterns for babies, you can promote your work online. Will this help? Yes, definitely. The first thing you need to do, assuming you have a computer and a digital camera at home, is to take photos of your knitted products. Next is to post them into listing sites across the internet. Just find them through search engines and choose those sites that are frequently visited. Be detailed when describing your products, and attach prices that are not too low than the other knitters so that you won't get the impression that you have poor quality products. If you get customers online, be sure to have your shipping materials ready.

This idea of having knitting as a way to earn has helped a lot of knitters worldwide. Their skill has brought them a step higher than where the economy has pulled them down. Be realistic on the time, effort and patience that you need to invest, but the outcome will surely satisfy a great portion of your need.

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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