Though it's the internet's depository of great images for literally anything, the users of Pinterest have a particular affinity for crafting that we can't seem to get enough of. A place to share your works in progress, free patterns and those all important finished works of art, we can't count the hours that have been lost finding the best new image to pin. Sometimes though, you can go through countless boards before finding the one that impresses you. To cut that hunt down, we present these 10 Pinterest accounts you must follow if you love crafts:
#1 - Brit + Co.
One of the leading online communities for creative living in the digital age, this daily sharer of DIY projects and ideas will help you find the crafty version of yourself you've always dreamed of being. From seasonal sewing patterns to guides on using everyday items to reinvent your home, there's plenty of great recipe and every day living advice thrown in for good measure.
#2 - A Beautiful Mess
The only thing we love more than this design duo's name is their fantastic range of how-to guides - none of which ever fails to brighten our day. From learning how to re-purpose old household items to textile tutorials for sewing, patchwork quilts and more besides, you'll never be short of projects with this well organised, beautiful mess of ideas!
This DIY adventure into teen crafts is a real find for anyone, young or old, who enjoys making their own jewellery. More so, their pins range from clever homemade gift ideas to DIY party themes and household helpers. Their guides are so vast, we guarantee that you'll only have to scroll for a second to find your next big crafting project.
As much a name as it is a philosophy, this cavalcade of crafting ideas, guides and inspiration is run by a Californian mum of three, Hei Kundin. Her high volume of posts range from the printable to the personalized, and overall we highly recommend following this Pinterest account if you're a parent hungry for some gift ideas.
#5 - Mr. X Stitch
One of the most unique characters in needlecraft, Mr X. Stitch is the kingpin of contemporary embroidery, producing and sharing strange yet hugely enticing artworks ranging from subversive cross stitch to highly stylised weaving. The pieces won't be for everyone, but if you're looking for the strangest things textiles has to offer, Mr X. Stitch is your man.
A little craziness is always appreciated, especially when it comes to crafts! This Pinterest account features guide after guide of homemade goodness, including sewing tips and 'hacks', printable gift ideas and new stylistic takes on old classic patterns.
#7 - Make and Takes
With tens of thousands of pins filled with crafting ideas for the home, family and for fun, some recent, awesome project ideas from this blog include a crochet baby Groot, some stained glass candle drawings and Paddington bear party decorations.
#8 - What Katie Does
A pinterest page every sewing enthusiast should bookmark, everything Katie does is simply superb, with detailed guides not only telling you how to sew, but why. There's plenty of inspiration to go around when it comes to holiday decorations, screenprint cushion and embroidered art to name a few.
#9 - Craftsy
One of the best online sources for crafting inspiration and instructing, Craftsy not only have plenty of their own stitching, sticking and seasonal tutorials, but they also recognize and shine the spotlight on many other talented crafting bloggers and designers. Frankly, we'd be surprised if you haven't already heard of this Pinterest page.
#10 - The 36th Avenue.com
A craft Pinterest account for dreamers, wish-makers and creators alike, the 36th avenue will be right down your street if you like original home decorating ideas, guides to organizing your crafting supplies and step by steps for sewing your own tutu. Join that with lots of healthy living and parenting advice, and you have the best set of Pinterest boards one could ever need.