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40 Blog Post Ideas for Makers

blog post ideas for makers

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Hi friends! If you’re anything like me, you’ll often find yourself in front of your laptop actively thinking about writing a new blog post but seem to have lost all your inspiration, motivation and ability to say anything remotely interesting. But not to worry, I’m here to the rescue (both yours and mine)! In this blog post, I’ll be sharing with you my 40 blog post ideas for makers – I hope these will inspire you and maybe even encourage you to start your own blog if you don’t have one yet!

(X) = Insert your craft here!

1. (X) 101: How to Get Started
2. Where to Buy Materials
3. My Top 5 Fibers to Work with
4. Knitting Needles: Circulars vs Single Pointed
5. My Favorite Yarn Weights
6. Basic (X) Stitches
7. My Favorite Free Patterns
8. My Favorite Patterns for Beginners
9. Basic (X) Abbreviations
10. My Favorite Reversible Stitches
11. How I Started (X)
12. Pattern Writing 101
13. Designing 101
14. How to Turn Your Hobby into a Small Business
15. Small Business 101
16. Why You Should Have a Mailing List
17. How to Buy Yarn in Bulks
18. Where to Sell Your Patterns
19. Where to Sell Your Physical Items
20. My Packaging & Delivery Tips
21. How to Make Your Brand Stand out
22. Why a Brand Identity Is Important
23. How to Make the Most out of Instagram
24. Photography 101
25. How to Take Eye Catching Product Pictures
26. Flat Lays 101
27. Picture Editing 101
28. My Favorite Apps & Websites
29. How to Use Canva as a Small Business Tool
30. My Favorite Designers
31. How to Stay Creative & Productive While Working from Home
32. How to Believe in Yourself & Your Small Business
33. My Top 5 Stretches for Makers
34. How (X) Can Make You Feel Better
35. How to Use Pinterest Like a Pro
36. How to Connect with Other Makers
37. How To: Brand Collaborations
38. How to Price Your Work
39. What’s Gauge & How to Check It
40. My Top 5 Handmade Pieces

And voilà, there you have it – I hope these 40 blog post ideas for makers will give you inspiration for your future posts!

blog post ideas for makers

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Maker Tip: How Much Yarn Did You Use

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Hi friends! Today I’m coming to you with a little maker tip on how to determine exactly how much yarn you used for your project!

Let’s start with the information you’ll need:
– Weight of full skein (in grams)
– Yardage / Meters of full skein
– Weight of your project (in grams)

Tools needed:
– Kitchen scale (to weigh your project)
– Calculator (like the one on your phone)

If you don’t have the label of the full skein on you anymore, you can always search the yarn you used online and find the information either on the yarn brand’s website or Ravelry, just to name a few! This method works for projects that use a single color.

And then onto the calculations!

Step 1: Weigh your project on a kitchen scale
Step 2: Divide project weight by full skein weight
Step 3: Multiply the yardage (or meters) of the full skein by the number obtained in Step 2

EXAMPLE

Let’s say I had a full skein of yarn that weighed 200g and had 220 meters of yarn in it, and I knit a pair of socks.

Step 1: I weigh my project and find out it weighs 180 grams
Step 2: I divide the project weight by the full skein weight 180g/200g = 0.9
Step 3: I multiply the yardage (or meters) of the full skein by the number from Step 2 : 0.9 x 220m = 198m

And voilà, I have the exact amount of yarn I used for my project which, in this case, would be 198 meters!

Understanding the calculations: in step 2, by dividing the project weight by the full skein weight, you’ll end up having a percentage. 180 grams of 200 grams is 90% (or 0,9). As you now have a percentage, you can use it to multiply the yardage of the full skein to have the equivalent of the percentage in yards or meters as well, instead of only grams.

Looking for more maker tips? Check out my post on pattern writing!