DIY Polymer Clay Stitch Markers

Polymer clay is a medium that has been around for every. Most kids use polymer clay for one project or another. Transform blocks of clay into beautiful beads that can be used in your next project as stitch markers. Learn some tips and tricks to make your own polymer clay stitch markers at home.

Tutorial for DIY Polymer Clay Stitch Markers


DIY Stitch Markers

Stitch markers are an essential too for all knitters and crocheters. They help us keep track of where we are in a pattern, special stitch sections of a pattern, stitch counts and more.

There are two types of stitch markers, locking and ring stitch markers. Typically, locking stitch markers are used for crochet but they can also be used for knitting, if their opening is large enough. Some locking stitch markers are similar to safety pins while others have lobster clasps to hook onto your project.

The biggest difference is a locking stitch marker is removable at any time, while a ring stitch marker needs to have stitch worked to the marker before it can be removed.

DIY Polymer Clay Stitch Markers


If you want to make a set of your own polymer clay stitch markers follow along with the video tutorial below and grab your materials from the list below to make your own!

Share Your Makes

If you make one of these stitch markers, or any DIY stitch marker, please share with us in the Marly’s Minions Facebook group! We would love to see how you have been inspired by these tutorials.

LIVE Tutorial

When you watch the live tutorial don’t forget to comment and let us know if you would be interested in doing this event again next year. If you want to see more stitch marker styles would you also be interested in purchasing a kit? Let us know in the comments!

If you liked making these polymer clay Stitch Markers you might also like learning how to make your own polymer clay buttons! Check out that full tutorial on my website HERE: https://marlybird.com/polymer-clay-buttons-silk-screen-technique/

DIY Stitch Marker Event

Stitch markers are fun to collect and fun to make. Over the next 12 weekdays Katelyn will show you a different way to make stitch markers. From simple to more complicated you will find beautiful ways to make stitch markers and new techniques of crafts along the way.

Learn more about the event and sign up for email notifications on our announcement blog post here: https://marlybird.com/diy-stitch-marker-event/

DIY Stitch Marker Event with Marly Bird | Make your own knit or crochet stitch markers


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  1. Tera Liles says:

    I learned how to make canes & turn them into a bead. I can’t wait to get more of the tools & get started on some polymer clay I had recently purchased to learn to work with!

  2. Carri Benson says:

    I’ve never worked with polymer clay before but I wanna try the two color technique you did to get that cool looking bead! And all the cool tools!

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