Crafters on You Tube

Lately, I’ve been really getting into You Tube, particularly craft and DIY channels. I do love a good DIY on a blog, but sometimes a video just gives you that little bit more.

Here’s my round-up of 6 craft and DIY You Tube channels, each one a little different so hopefully there is something for everyone!


Cathy Diep is the super cool creative behind Catabot, sharing DIYs recipes and cute fashion ideas. Her film style is so pretty and she recently shared a studio tour which I swooned over.


Hannah Read-Baldrey is the ultimate glam girl and author of fab books A Girl’s Night In and Everything Alice. Hannah has recently started her channel and shares all sorts from DIY beauty products, to baking, cocktail making and paper craft ideas.

Hannah is also working as a presenter for HobbyCraft, Tesco and VideoJug and has some projects in the latest issue of Crafty Magazine.


P.S. – I Made This offers DIYs galore and is a peek into the creative mind of Erica Domesek. Erica published a book of the same name in 2010 and released a second book P.S. – You’re Invited in September 2013.  Plus she has posted ‘collabs’ with Hello Giggles and those girls are seriously fun.


For a more practical channel, I like Beadaholique. Offering tons and tons of jewellery making techniques and tutorials, this channel is almost at 100,00 subscribers. If you can’t get to a beading or jewellery making class, this is a fantastic alternative.


Now I’m not one for costume parties, but Threadbanger (run by diehard DIYers Corrine and Rob) has the best ideas for making your own fancy dress outfits. Along with that, they offer tutorials to re-create viral pinterest DIYs, to learning how to knit and gift wrap ideas. They love to interact with their subscribers (or ‘Threadheads’) too so encourage sharing your makes.


My last recommendation is for the Trends With Benefits channel. The girls behind the videos have a Cosmopolitan Award winning blog of the same name and they’ve just started out with making videos for DIYs and beauty tips. Plus they are UK based!

Other You Tube faves include LEAF and A Beautiful Mess for lifestyle videos and Crochet Geek (US) and Ali Campbell (UK) for learning crochet stitches. Oh and I can’t forget Etsy because handmade rocks my socks.

Have you got any You Tube channels in your subs list that I should know about? Feel free to share in the comments below.



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12 thoughts on “Crafters on You Tube

  1. Great post Claire, I’m definitely going to check out the ones you’ve listed that i haven’t seen before!
    I’ve just started making videos to go alongside some of my DIY tutorial posts – such a different experience to sharing ideas through photos! x

  2. Super handy post! I’ve used the odd youtube video for crochet, but I’ve never thought of subscribing to channels. These look great – I’ll definitely be giving it a go.

  3. Thank you for these recommendations, I am always on the look out for new DIY channels but my search ideas never seem to bring anything up. I have added them to my subscriptions and when I have more time I will check them out.
    The DIY I subscribe to and watch mainly is Threadbanger and HGTV. I also live to read A Beautiful Mess on my blog roll.
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