Eskimimi Makes loves to make and share tutorials about crafting, and a few of these are presented below. Use the tabs below to move between various types of tutorial. If you have any suggestions as to what might make a good tutorial or a technique you’d like more information on, please visit Contact Eskimimi to get in touch!

Short Rows For Socks

Short Rows For The Sock Enthusiast

Two in-depth but easily understood articles on when and why short rows are useful for sock heels and toes, and how to make them.

Super Stretchy Alternating Cast On For Single Rib

Super Stretchy Alternating Cast On For Single Rib

This gorgeous cast on is perfect for socks and anything with a 1×1 ribbed edge. Commonly used in the textiles industry for machine-made knitwear, learn how to create this invisible and most stretchy of edges easily for your hand-knits!

Super Stretchy Alternating Cast Off For Single Rib

Super Stretchy Alternating Cast Off For Single Rib

This beautiful cast off perfectly matches the cast on above and is an absolute breeze to complete, plus it’s probably the stretchiest cast off you could ever use.

Simple Short Row Shaping

Simple Short Row Shaping

A visual guide to why short rows are fantastic and why they are so often used to bring dimension to your knitting.

Provisionally Cast On Using A Crochet Hook

Provisionally Cast On Using A Crochet Hook

A simple but clear tutorial demonstrating this fantastic provisional cast on technique.

Apply On-The-Fly wraparound iCord Edging

Apply On-The-Fly wraparound iCord Edging

An iCord edging that doesn’t simply sit on the surface of your knitted edge, but wraps fully and beautifully around and can be knit at a rate that keeps your knitting neat and supple. A video link is included.

Knitting With Both Ends Of A Centre-Pull Skein

Knitting With Both Ends Of A Centre-Pull Skein

Especially handy for colourwork and stripes with a gradual colour-change yarn such as Zauberball.

Make Your Own Custom-Fit Sock Blockers

Make Your Own Custom-Fit Sock Blockers

Part One of this tutorial gives detailed and easy-to-follow instructions on how to create a custom-fit sock blocker from your own foot measurements to ensure perfect fitting beautiful socks every time. Part Two explores further options for materials for your blockers: from laminated cardboard to plastic place mats.

How To Measure And make Your Own Mitten Blockers

How To Measure And make Your Own Mitten Blockers

A guide that explains how to make custom-fitting mitten blockers suitable for mittens with both afterthought/peasant thumbs and thumb gores/gussets.

Sturdy Yet Stretchy Hemmed Cuff Tutorial

Sturdy Yet Stretchy Hemmed Cuff Tutorial

This cuff is lovely and stretchy but more sturdy than the 1×1 stretchy rib cuff, for socks that don’t fall down and mitten cuffs that keep the chills out.


Modifying your T-shirts To Fit  Flatter

Flattering T-shirt Modification Tutorial

This two-part tutorial gives detailed instruction on how to cut the modified pieces to turn a shapeless t-shirt into a fitted and flattering fit. The second part of the tutorial gives great tips on assembling your perfect tee back together and covers many tips on sewing with jersey fabrics and knits.

Blind Hemming With A Sewing Machine

Blind Hemming With A Sewing Machine

How to achieve a subtle blind hem with your sewing machine. Perfect for finishing trouser hems, skirts and home wares such as curtains.

Three Simple Embroidery Stitches

Three Simple Embroidery Stitches

A fantastic introduction to embroidery, this tutorial gives full instructions on how to complete three different stitches regularly used for outline work with hints and tips on stitch varieties.

Inset Zipped Pocket Tutorial

Inset Zipped Pocket Tutorial

This easy-to-follow tutorial provides a great technique for making an inset pocket: Perfect for inserting a zippered pocket into the lining of a bag, for example, though this technique is so neat you may want to save it for the outside of your projects.

Foxy iPad And Kindle Cosy Pattern And Tutorial

Foxy iPad And Kindle Cosy Pattern And Tutorial

This free downloadable pattern and accompanying tutorial will allow you to make your very own soft and fleecy Fox iPad or Kindle cosy for your favourite device.

Four Part Quilted And Embroidered Custom Fit Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial

Four-Part Quilted & Embroidered Custom-Fit Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial

Aimed at beginners, this tutorial provides a free downloadable embroidery template and gives full instructions on how to embroider and quilt the fabric pieces to make your very own custom-fitted sewing machine cover.


Sashiko Stitched Polymer Clay Necklace Tutorial

Sashiko Stitched Polymer Clay Necklace Tutorial

This tutorial includes free printable templates and full instructions to make your own jewellery by combining the traditional art of Sashiko embroidery with a very modern craft material: polymer clay!

Polymer Clay Shawl Pin Tutorial

Polymer Clay Shawl Pin Tutorial

Learn how to make your own shawl pins from polymer clay to perfectly co-ordinate with your hand knits.

Polymer Clay Trilobite Pendant Tutorial

Polymer Clay Trilobite Pendant Tutorial

Make your own stylised trilobite pendant with this simple to follow step by step guide.

Polymer Clay Forget-Me-Not Brooch Tutorial

Polymer Clay Forget-Me-Not Brooch Tutorial

A short tutorial on how to make your own polymr clay brooch of a posy of Forget-Me-Nots.

Polymer Clay And Pom Pom Sheep Tutorial

Polymer Clay And Pom Pom Sheep Tutorial

Combined with the Fork PpmPom tutorial make your own polymer clay and wool sheep to create your own key rings and hanging decorations.


White Background Photography Tutorial

White Background Photography Tutorial

A much-requested three-part tutorial concentrating on how I take pictures for use on this website and on Ravelry. A step-by-step guide on how to achieve a pure white unencumbered background.


How To Make PomPoms Using A Fork

How To Make PomPoms Using A Fork

How to quickly and easily make pompoms using only a fork and yarn: no fiddle cardboard circles and tiny scraps of yarn, yo can make pompoms in under 2 minutes using only your cutlery.

How To Make Tiny Bows Using A Fork

How To Make Perfect Little Bows Using A Fork

How to quickly and easily make small but perfectly formed bows using only a fork and ribbon. Perfect for making cards and all types of crafting, this technique gives easy, perfectly formed bows each time.

Polymer Clay And Pom Pom Sheep Tutorial

Polymer Clay And Pom Pom Sheep Tutorial

Combined with the Fork PpmPom tutorial make your own polymer clay and wool sheep to create your own key rings and hanging decorations.