About Mary Beth Temple

Mary Beth Temple

Mary Beth Temple is an author and designer of sewing, crochet, and knitting books and patterns. Her work appears frequently in a wide variety of magazines, and she also the owner and lead designer for the popular knit and crochet pattern line Hooked for Life.

Mary Beth is the author of over a dozen books and booklets, including the upcoming Bath Knits: 30 Projects Made to Pamper, and Fabulous Fat Quarter Aprons. Other popular titles include Curvy Girl Crochet: 25 Patterns that Fit and Flatter, Arm Knitting and Finger Knitting, and Tunisian Techniques: It’s Easy to Crochet with Color.

As a teacher, Mary Beth gets around! Catch her live at a wide selection of conventions (now featured on her new site, TailorMade Cosplay), and online via her YouTube channel.

You can also follow Mary Beth on Facebook and Twitter!

Articles by Mary Beth Temple

Sewing Machine Needles 101

Sewing Machine Needles 101

If you’re a beginner sewist, you might not realize just how many different sewing needles exist, let alone which type to use. That’s why Mary Beth Temple is here to ... Read More 

How to Sew on a Button

How to Sew on a Button

Go back to sewing basics with this video on how to sew buttons. Mary Beth Temple covers everything you need to know about hand sewing buttons, so that you can ... Read More 

How to Tie a Knot

How to Tie a Knot

If you’ve ever attempted to hand stitch a hem, you know how incredibly frustrating it can be when the knot at the beginning or end of your stitching comes undone. ... Read More 

Trailblazer Reversible Infinity Scarf

Trailblazer Reversible Infinity Scarf

Combine luxurious fabrics like velvet and velour into one chic infinity scarf with this sewing tutorial! This winter infinity scarf is a perfect project for beginner sewists who are transitioning ... Read More 

Midwest Table Runner and Napkins

Midwest Table Runner and Napkins

Make your dining room table look magazine-ready with this easy table linens tutorial! Update your table setting for the upcoming holiday season by designing a simple and sophisticated table runner ... Read More 

Truly Timeless Leather Tote Bag

Truly Timeless Leather Tote Bag

Every woman needs a simple leather bag in their wardrobe! Design a small tote bag to hold your daily necessities with this sewing project. This tutorial is a great way ... Read More 

Fairy Dreams Halloween Costume

Fairy Dreams Halloween Costume

Your child will light up the night with this dreamy fairy costume that’s perfect for Halloween. Design a pretty fairy ensemble using sparkly fabric and colorful tulle to create ... Read More