About us

Who Are We?

The Crafty Hangouts team is a group of dedicated, passionate, and enthusiastic DIYers who gathered together in order to create a portal full of useful tips and advice to help those just like us. We believe that a good craft-related website can be only created by people who know what they write about – people who have enough knowledge, experience, and genuine interest in the world of crafting. Without false modesty, we can state that this description definitely refers to each member of our team.

Julie Flores
Expert Consultant
Julie owns a shop specializing in sewing equipment and accessories. No wonder she knows everything when it comes to technical specifications of practically anything we review. In her free time, Julie loves quilting and scrapbooking. Read More
Marilyn Grant
Marilyn knows how to present the dullest topic in an interesting and easy-to-read way. When she’s not teaching English Literature at a local school or writing for our site, Marylin loves to knit and bake for her two grandchildren. Read More
Tracy claims she’s been dealing with craft for as long as she can remember. Her mom is a seamstress, so no wonder Tracy managed to sew her first summer skirt when she was just 9. Later she started to show interest to painting, scrapbooking and even clay modelling. She now owns a small sewing studio together with her mom and is in charge of sharing her and other experts’ knowledge via the website you’re now looking through. Read More

What this website is about

Our main goal is to help DIYers (no matter newbies or experienced ones) find their ideal tools for any kind of project. Whether you sew, quilt, scrapbook, or draw – we have you covered. For every kind of crafting, you’ll find a series of all-encompassing reviews and buying guides that contain not only lists of carefully selected products, but also tips on how to choose the ideal one for you, which features to look for, and what manufacturers to trust. Also, our articles contain some handy video tutorials which clearly demonstrate how to use a particular tool for making your ideal project.

How we select the products

The first thing which is important to state here: none of the listed products are sponsored. Each of the models you’ll meet in our reviews deserves its place on the list since we test them all by ourselves.

How we test the products

At the beginning of each review, you’ll find a comparison table with each product being awarded with a certain score. This is always done based on the tests we’d conducted beforehand.

Our team of experts put each of the models through a test to make sure it deserves its place on the list and determine which exactly position it should take. So, whether it’s an industrial sewing machine or just a set of pencils, you can rest assured it’s been reviewed thoroughly. Sometimes, however, our experts take advantage of their own experience in this or that sphere and save their time on testing the selected products since they own them for a long time! That’s why, like nobody else, they can clearly state all the product’s benefits and flaws.

How we write the articles

After the tests had been conducted, all the obtained results are then forwarded to our highly skilled authors. After studying all the experts’ opinions, the highlighted products’ pros and cons, and the list of scores, the author turns this tangled data into a comprehensive, cohesive text. After that, the experts look through the text to make sure everything is presented the way the intended. Lastly, our team of experienced editors goes into action. They check the whole text, making it even more appealing and eliminating any flaws that might affect its clear perception.

Anything left unclear?

We’re always open for your questions and suggestions. If anything is left unclear, you have questions about the particular products, noticed a mistake or have a business collaboration offer, don’t hesitate to contact us.