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This craft category is a huge collection of creative DIY repurposing / upcycling / recycling / refashion ideas with clothes and fabrics! Textile recycling crafts (home decors from fabrics), denim recycling ideas (denim crafts and sewing patterns), t-shirt recycling ideas (t-shirt yarn crafts and sewing patterns), repurposing old clothes, easy recycling crafts for kids with textiles and clothes (sock puppets, towel loveys ),refashioned / redesigned clothes and everything about textile recycle / reuse!
DIY Double Valentine wreath - quick Valentine's day decor
It's time to make some Valentine's Day decorations to put up! What better way to decorate for Valentine's day than to sprinkle your doors with a beautiful Valentine inspired double wreath. This sweet front door decoration by Craftaholics Anonymous will help your family - and anyone who walks into your house - feel the love. So don't hesitate: get the step-by-step tutorial at craftaholicsanonymous.net and create a gorgeous double Valentine wreath today :
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Quick and easy bubblegum costume (costume making tutorial)
Everything is more fun with balloons , especially Halloween costumes ! What can you do with a bunch of pink balloons and a dress? Make yourself a super fun bubblegum costume for Halloween this year! This costume by Studio DIY hits hard on the nostalgia factor ( because who didn’t love bubblegum as a kid? ) , plus it’s super easy to put together and oh-so-fun to wear! We love how this DIY balloon costume takes only minutes to make and it guarantees your little one will be the brightest and most festive kid on the block! Get the tutorial at studiodiy.com and create your bubblegum costume today:
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Women's Sunday slippers (free crochet pattern)
Thi s free crochet slippers pattern will satisfy the modern minimalist in you while also making you feel like a gift giving hero. They make the perfect gift for teachers , new moms, a friend who is sick and anyone else you want to wrap up in a little bit of love. This free crochet slippers pattern combines just enough cool factor and genuine functionality that you can give a pair to almost anyone and know that your gift will be enjoyed. The minimalist style can be appreciated by feet young and old and the chunky yarn and leather soles make these house shoes look pretty fancy schmancy.
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Adorable DIY Styrofoam bird - Christmas decor
Look at this cute winter bird! Isn't it super adorable? You can whip up a Christmas bird with the kids in no time with just a few simple craft materials such as odd socks , felt , and Styrofoam balls ! You can use the finished Christmas birds as ornaments or cute little decorations to decorate your home ( or Christmas tree ) in winter, or you can give them as Christmas gifts for your loved ones! Watch Creative Mamy's tutorial and create your now:
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DIY Sock lion - free sock toy pattern
With this nice step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock lion ! Socks are easy to manipulate due to it’s knitted property that is expandable and flexible. The heel and toe parts are best to be made into bum that could turn into head and butt for the sock toy . With the various types of socks available in the market, you will never get enough surprises of what a pair of socks would turn into. Start shopping and collect beautiful socks that you come across, you will sew up a storm and regretted that you have no enough socks to make.
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Easy DIY rainbow basket with t-shirt yarn
Little baskets are so handy for corralling small miscellanea that seem to end up all over the house, you can never have too many. She created some lovely rainbow hued ones with a simple coil basket making technique, but instead of weaving she used crochet which makes the process go a lot faster. Because she used t-shirt yarn as the core, they are nice and floppy but if you want a firmer basket consider using thin rope. You can even make them fit around an old jar and hey presto, a new vase!
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DIY baby sock Christmas tree ornaments with sleepy mice
Oh those adorable tiny little first socks! If you would like to keep them forever but not in some dark corner of a drawer, give them a new life as cute decors that always helps you to remember those tiny baby feet!  This brilliant Christmas craft idea the DIY baby sock sleepy mouse is not just super adorable as a Christmas decor and a keepsake but also very easy to sew, especially because of this nice step-by-step tutorrial! Used baby sock ornaments sounds weird, I know, but it turned out so beautiful and adorable!  I’m really wishing that I saved all of the other kids’ socks now!
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Short Christmas gnome in winter hat (video tutorial)
Easy and fun DIY Christmas gnomes by Sarah Nenni-Daher for your holiday home decor ! So cute and simple to create! These adorable DIY Christmas gnomes are one of our all time favorite Christmas crafts. These fun Christmas gnomes ( or tomtes ) make adorable winter home decors, or in smaller sizes: Christmas ornaments or gift toppers. Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make Swedish Christmas gnome ( tomte, nisse, or Scandinavian gnome ) in no time at all!
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DIY Sock Santa - easy Christmas craft for kids (no-sew)
If you’re looking for a fun DIY gift idea AND an idea on what to do with all your odd sock the no-sew sock Santa craft just might be for you. We love this cute little sock Santa toy and if you create you can proudly displayed him in your home during the Christmas holidays.  You can make this DIY sock Santa out of all different sizes and patterns of socks, and he will look marvelous as a neat Christmas decoration! Your kids will love them and will enjoy the making process! If you create the sock Santa in different colors than red you can create an adorable winter/ Christmas gnome with this fun no-sew sock toy making technique!
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DIY Sock elephant soft toy - upcycling craft idea
With this nice step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock elephant!  This is the perfect sewing project for recycle some old (half-pair) socks! The color of the socks brings personality to the sock elephant, at times you will be surprised and get amused by how the sock elephant turns out. This free sock elephant pattern comes in 2 options, short legs sock elephant and long legs sock elephant. The short legs sock elephant is sewn from a pair of ankle socks while the the long legs sock elephant is sewn from a pair of crew socks.
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DIY Sock unicorn whale (narwhal) plushie - free sewing pattern
Another stuffed animal plush toy free sewing pattern and tutorial has just arrived to Craft Passion, please welcome Narwhal the sock unicorn whale ! The Sock unicorn whale ( or sock narwhal ) is sewed from a piece of adult ankle sock ( a pair can make 2 whales ) ,a scrap sock fabric ( or scrap knit fabric ) with rainbow stripes, a pair of button eyes and yellow embroidery floss, it is then stuffed by the polyester filling material to hold its shape. The length of this sock unicorn whale is roughly 9″ long from head to tail, excluding the horn. For your ease of sewing, along with the details of the instruction, Craft Passion has also included the free template in the tutorial page:
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Repurposed T-shirt bag - free sewing pattern
This repurposed T-shirt bag is a super easy sewing project which can be done in an evening. These T-shirt bags are very useful at the mall, beach or swimming pool because after a long day you could just toss them in the washing machine with your regular clothing.There are several patterns for T-shirt bags floating around the internet, but this one is a bit different :it has a boxy bottom and deeper handles/straps to put over your shoulder. It's a really easy pattern to adjust, though, if you have different ideas on how you want yours to look.
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DIY sweater snowmen - (no-sew) easy winter decor
We are being completely honest,we think these little DIY snowmen made from sweaters might even be cuter than sock snowman! You can decide for yourself by swinging by to see our other upcycling Christmas craft projects but these cheeky little snowmen are absolutely our favorites! Each one has its own personality, and they are simply charming in a trio!  Let us show you how easy it is to make them: (Bonus: no sewing is involved! )
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DIY Draped hypertufa planters - creative garden decor
Concrete is a brilliant long lasting material that can be used for a wide variety of gorgeous and stylish DIY projects! We also love concrete because the finished products can be used outdoor which is also very nice thing! Today, in this step-by-step video tutorial , Diane Urbans from Urbans Greenhouse in Rudolph Wisconsin shows you how to create a draped hypertufa planter from a simple cotton towel! These beautiful and stylish concrete draped planters can be great home or garden decors at any time of the year! ( Or it can be also a great handmade gift for any occasion! )
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DIY Rudolph reindeer sock plush (video tutorial)
If the sock monster already ate your half pair socks it's a great craft idea for you to re purpose the other ones: the sock reindeer This super cute sock Rudolph the reindeer soft toy can stand firmly on a flat surface by itself OR you can use him as a cute Christmas tree ornament ! This cute sock reindeer is a great gift to sew, be it as softie toy, hanging ornament, or merely for display. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make this cute sock reindeer in no time with hand sewing !
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Primitive snowman doll - sewing tutorial
Do you love sewing? Are you looking for a super cute, unique soft toy or Christmas decor? Try this huggable snowman softie! This adorable snowman plush toy is a perfect Christmas gift or you can use him to decorate your mantel at Christmas! At Livemaster.ru you will find the free sewing pattern and a nice step-by-step assembling and sewing tutorial of this adorable primitive snowman! You can add extra elements to your snowman plushies, or sew / crochet a few accessories for them! Who can resist this sweet smiling snowman face?
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DIY pantyhose (nylon stocking) roses - nylon flowers
Look at this gorgeous rose ! Im sure you wont believe me but you just need an old ( colorful ) nylon pantyhose /stocking , a little wire and some ( nylon ) thread to make it. And it's also a very easy project, no special equipments or experience needed! It's true magic! With this nice step-by step video tutorial you can create it easily. It's a very nice spring craft / upcycling project and you can create various gifts for any ocassions with this technique ( you can gift the nylon flowers in bouquets as well ). Pantyhose roses are perfect wedding / mother's day / Valentine's day / or birthday presents / decorations or you can simply add them to your spring home decor.
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No-sew sock turkey plushie - easy& fun fall craft for kids
You will love this little sock toy making project Easy Peasy And Fun shares with you today! This no-sew sock turkey craft makes a wonderful DIY gift or a decoration for your home during the fall season. And this lovely little, sock turkey plushie is a perfect solution to use up the odd socks we know you have. So grab those odd socks and let's get started making the most adorable sock turkey you've ever seen:
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Easy DIY Plaid Christmas tree ornaments (free template)
Thinking about creating some homemade holiday ornaments ? DIY ornaments really can be simple and these DIY plaid ornaments are proof. These plaid Christmas tree ornaments by The Country Chic Cottage are super easy to make ( which makes it a perfect Christmas craft for kids ) , but the coolest part about these DIY ornaments is that they are actually Christmas tree scent. Visit thecountrychiccottage.net and learn how to make them:
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DIY T-Shirt decorations made with hot glue (glue gun stick)
In this video craft tutoria l IdunnGoddess shows you how to decorate T-shirts and denims with pieces of hot melt glue sticks for glue gun using microwave and an iron. If you love repurposing old clothes you will love this brilliant craft idea! These hot glue gun stick bead decoration is one of the easiest homemade t-shirt decor we've ever seen! You can use this brilliant hot glue gun stick bead craft to upcycle your old clothes ! Just create a few hot glue gun stick beads and put it on your t-shirt ( or other clothes ) and voilá it's done!
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Baby clothes memory bear (with free sewing pattern)
Look at this super cute and soft teddy bear by PACountryCrafts! It's not just an adorable soft toy  (suitable for small children and babies) but it's made from onesies which is a great way to upcycle old baby clothes into beautiful keepsakes! If you have some more fabrics scraps you can make a cute blanket for the memory bear! At PACountryCrafts you will find the free printable teddy bear pattern and a nice step-by-step sewing tutorial:
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DIY Faux fur wreath - vintage winter decor
Nothing announces holiday season more than wreaths. This DIY Faux fur wreath by Made In A Day is such a great to upcycle for a new or old scarf. And it's also a super fun way to perk up your winter or fall decor. This DIY Faux fur wreath is a pretty holiday decoration that will transition nicely into winter. Faux fur is such a wonderful craft material, and the warm rich color of the brown ribbon just makes this gorgeous DIY Faux fur wreath pop! It’s really hard to believe this was a scarf, isn't it?
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DIY no sew heart pillow
Have a look at this easy way to make a gorgeous no sew, heart shape Valentine's day pillow from felt fabric or polar fleece (the cloth must threadless). You need felt fabric (polar fleece) in two different colors, scissors, and wadding (cotton) to stuff the pillow with, when it is ready.
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Easy DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coasters
This time Sadie Seasongoods shows you how to make these unique, DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coasters ! These super easy to make salvaged wood coasters can be perfect fall decors or you can give them as handmade gifts for any special occasions ! It's just the perfect Christmas present for coffee or tea lovers, because this DIY salvaged wood and vintage tweed coaster is just perfect for holding steaming mugs of tea, coffee or hot cider!
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DIY Bird memory Christmas tree ornament
To us, Christmas is a time of reflecting on the past and making family traditions. This DIY Bird memory Christmas tree ornament is a fabulous way to remember a loved one and create gorgeous decorations at the same time. This Christmas , sew one of these little fabric bird Christmas tree ornaments for everyone in your family. Of course you don't have to sew birds , you can make whatever you like ! ( A heart, a cat, a car, or even just a circle. ) What a lovely way to preserve precious clothes ! Isn't it?
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Easy DIY no-sew sock caterpillar (sock worm) - sock craft for kids
If you've ever done laundry, you've surely experienced the missing sock dilemma. Instead of throwing out those mismatched socks , you can easily turn them into an adorable sock worm ! Aren’t these no-sew sock worms ( or sock caterpillars ) by One Little Project super adorable? And they’re super easy to make too! ( These no-sew sock worms are so easy that the kids can make them by themselves. ) get the step-by-step sock toy making tutorial at onelittleproject.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Christmas gnome with eyes (video tutorial)
This lovely little DIY Christmas gnome with its tiny, beady eyes is so cute, and so easy to make: you could whip out a bunch of them as lovely gift toppers, or as cute Christmas decors under an afternoon. Kids love to craft with fabric and felt, so this would be a fun one to do with them too. You could make a little Santa gnome , just use red fabric pieces instead of blue. Follow along with Sarah Nenni-Daher' step-by-step gnome making tutorial, and create your very own little Scandinavian style Christmas gnome decoration:
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DIY no-sew braided rug with t-shirts
If you want to recycle your old t-shirts /clothes  somehow because they weren’t all suitable for charity,  this braided rug by The Wonder Forest seems like an awesome idea and one that could actually give new life to the worn out old shirts. You can use any scrap fabrics or clothes (t-shirts,jeans,bed sheets) even bath towels to make this fun and cozy braided rug.
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17 Brilliant sewing hacks  you need in your life
We think you really need these simple sewing hacks in your life! Find out how to hide unexpected holes in your favorite jeans, make basic embroidery stitches and a lot more! 5 Minute Crafts has collected some of the most ingenious sewing hacks you’ve ever seen! We really wish that we had found these sooner! There are so many tricks and tips in this collection that will make sewing a breeze . You’ll save time and money, too!
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