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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!
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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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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How to make a no-sew pet bed
This brilliant, simple, and no-sew method for making pet beds by Jillee could be adapted to fit any pet size. Plus, this pet bed making project requires absolutely no sewing , which is a great bonus. Use a large ( washable ) pillow inside the fleece cover for some extra usability. You can customize the fleece cover's color or pattern to match your pet's personality. Get the tutorial, and let's create a comfy pet bed now:
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Sock bunny - easter craft for kids
If you’re looking for a cute and easy handmade easter / spring decoration (or gift) to add your kids Easter basket then this tutorial is just for you! This quick and easy sock bunny tutorial is the perfect last minute Easter craft that you can make for the kids or with them.
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10 Minute scarf wreath
To make this brilliant winter / christmas scarf wreath all you’re going to need is a wreath base form and a scarf long enough to go around it. The longer the scarf, the larger the wreath you can make. You could even try pinning a few coordinating scarves together to cover a really large form.
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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 Scarecrow - How to make a scarecrow (tutorial)
Whether it's for fall or Halloween decoration, or to chase away birds from your garden, Emily from Burlap Kitchen has instructions on how to build a scarecrow using old clothes and hay. With Emily's easy to follow tutorial, you can transform old unused clothes and toys into the talk of the scarecrow town. The envy of the scarecrow neighborhood. The scarecrow to beat all scarecrows! This DIY scarecrow is super fun to make and it will last year after year. Get the tutorial at burlapkitchen.com and create your very own adorable ( or scary ) scarecrow :
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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 Easy puppy sock plush toy (dog plushie) - video tutorial
This is a simple but adorable plushie DIY that you can adapt for many other animals as well. ( It can be a lovely sock bunny or puppy as well! ) If you want to make it look more like a dog, then you can make the nose larger or create a separate muzzle. With this nice detailed video soft sock toy making tutorial you can make one for the kids easily even if you are a beginner in sewing ( or sock toy making ) ! This super cute sock puppy can be a lovely kids room decor , toy , or a perfect gift for your friends and it's also a nice way to repurpose a few unused socks !
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DIY Sock hand puppets - puppet making tutorial
With this fun and easy kids craft idea by Ana | DIY Crafts, you can upcycle your half pair socks into a fun toy for your kids ! These adorable and funny hand puppets are super easy to make , you won't need special crafting skills or materials to make them, just a sock , a little piece of foam, styrofoam balls ( or ) googly eyes, and a little ( fabric ) glue. You can even use your leftover Christmas decorations to make fun colorful hairstyles to them! How fun is it?! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial make some fun sock hand puppets will be a piece of cake!
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DIY Knit T-shirt headbands (6 quick headband)
Have you made headbands from t-shirts yet? We bet that you will love these super adorable and super easy to make repurposed t-shirt headbands by Sugar Bee Crafts! A knit headband is so easy to make and wear – it’s perfect all year around. In this nice step-by-step DIY knit T-shirt headband making tutorial by Sugar Bee Crafts you can learn how to make the pinched bow headband ,the big bow headband ,the ruffled flower knit headband ,the braided T-shirt headband and the twisted head wrap headbands .
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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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DIY Fabric mason jar bunny - Easter gift idea
With just a few supplies turn an ordinary mason jar into a super cute bunny ! You can fill your mason jar bunnies with delicious Easter treats which makes this Easter craft a perfect little gift for your loved ones! These adorable fabric bunny mason jars may seem difficult to make, but that's not true! This little fabric bunny craft is surprisingly easy to make. Watch the video tutorial, sew one and add a little cuteness to your Easter decor !
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DIY Sock owl (sock plushie sewing tutorial)
Look at this cute sock owl ! Isn't it super adorable? Plus it's super easy to make too: you can whip up one with the kids in no time! Use the finished sock owls as cute fall decorations, or simply give them as heartfelt gifts for your loved ones! These adorable little sock owls are so happy that fall is here and are so fun to make. Grab that odd sock we know you have, and let’s get crafty!
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DIY Concrete pumpkin tea light candle holder
These awesome concrete pumpkin tea light candle holders by Lily Ardor are the perfect, long-lasting fall decorations for your home & garden ! This time Lily will show you a super easy and quick way to make them with very little supplies or expense and without any plastic mold. You will be surprised how easy is to make one with a few simple tricks! This little fall craft project is pretty much the do-it-yourself-ers dream! Cement pumpkins are a fun and easy project to do that will stand the test of time, and assure that your pumpkins don't get kicked over on Halloween. Watch the video tutorial and learn how to make your very own cute concrete fall decorations:
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How to make a rag rug from old t-shirt with a hula hoop
Comfy and soft, pretty and happy, can you believe it’s made from a pile of old t-shirts? If you like weaved fabric rugs but you have never done any weaving, crochet, or knitting before this is the perfect upcycling craft project for you! You will be surprised  how quick is to make one rag rug, and how fun and enjoyable the whole process is! You only need a few simple tools and materials to make a rag rug such as old-t shirts, a hula hoop (or a sturdy cardboard box piece), some yarn and patience. This kids' craft project is a perfect way to decorate your home (or the kids' room) on a budget and also a great way to repurpose old t-shirts!
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DIY Jimmy Choo inspired sneaker with lace
We simply admire designer shoes , especially Jimmy Choo shoes ! But unfortunately not everyone can pay hundreds for a designer pair. But that's not mean you can't have them! Create your own designer ( Jimmy Choo ) shoes with iLoveToCreate's shoe makeover tutorial! With this fun shoe makeover tutorial you can create this gorgeous art piece from a pair of simple ( but comfy ) sneakers. Let's get crafting:
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DIY halloween black cat plushie from socks
Do you love cats ? Are you looking for an adorable gift /toy or a cute addition to your halloween cotume/decoration ? If yes, this black plushie sock cat is a perfect sewing project for you! ( Even if you never tried hand sewing before, because this sock plushie tutorial video is so detailed! ) The final sock black cat plushie looks extremely professional and adorable because it uses the natural shape of the sock to create 3D volume. You can use any type of socks ( imagine a furry-fluffy type as a nice "long hair" cat ! ) , and any size! ( baby socks =baby cats ! )
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DIY cat tent from old T-shirt and wire hangers
We love cats and upcycling! This upcycled t-shirt and wire coat hanger cat tent is super easy to make - you really just need a t-shirt, some wire hangers and a piece of cardboard. As a bonus, it really only takes five minutes, so if your cat ignores it you didn't put too much effort in. Our cats love to sleep in small cozy hideouts and this tent is absolutely their favourite! You can make this t-shirt cat tent in any color that fits into your home or to your cat's taste, you can even experiment with other clothes (wide neck sweaters for example)or sew a washable tent cover from any fabrics that you have at hand.
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DIY Sock sloth plushie (free sewing pattern)
We always wanted to own a sloth, well, not the real endangered species sloth but a sloth plushie that is huggable and less maintenance work. So, here it is! Craft Passion designed and sewed a sloth plushie pattern from a pair of chenille socks. Check out the free pattern and tutorial of the sock sloth named Smie! Adorable, isn't it? Smie, the sock sloth is a 16″ long animal plushie sewed from a pair of stripe brown / gray chenille socks. It has a 3 toes on each limb which is made out of beige felt. Smie has a smiling face and a pair of big groggy eyes surrounded by the brown marking. Magnets can be sewn to the limbs as an option, so that the sock sloth can do more poses and more fun to play with.
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DIY Christmas sock mouse (no-sew)
If you loved the no-sew sock snowmen craft you’re going to LOVE this no-sew sock mouse craft too! This little sock ouse will fit nicely with it’s snow made friend so grab that odd sock we know you have and let’s get crafty! This cute little sock mouse is a perfect winter / Christmas craft for the kids because it doesn't involves sewing or other special craft skills/techniques. Just 2 odd socks and a little glue! With this nice step-by-step craft video tutorial you can learn how to make your own sock Christmas mouse.
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DIY Toilet paper roll spring wreath with fabric rosettes
Stop before throwing toilet paper tubes and old, unused clothes away! Learn from Bigger In Real Life's tutorial how to combine them to create a beautiful wreath in no time! Use toilet paper tubes and leftover fabric pieces to create a bright and cheerful upcycled Spring Wreath. This upcycled spring wreath is just a perfect addition to your spring home decor plus it's super easy to make!
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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 fall scarf wreath - autumn decor
Looking for an easy and fun way to put together a fall wreath ? Use one of your old large blanket scarfs to add color to your front door ! Sometimes using something you already own like a scarf as the fabric can make a great statement piece for your home. We love creating cozy wreaths and this simple scarf wreath only takes minutes to make yourself and is a great way to re-use a scarf you are sick of wearing. Kim, from Made In A Day, will show you how to make this warm and fuzzy little wreath for your home this fall :
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DIY Sparkly clothespin dragonfly - summer craft idea for kids
Do you and your kids love to sit and observe insects outside during the summer? One of our favorites to observe is dragonflies. They are absolutely gorgeous don’t you think? If you are big fans of them like me you are going to love this sparkly clothespin dragonfly craft. It makes a fabulous insect craft for kids and summer kids craft. You can turn this darling clothespin dragonfly craft into fridge magnets by gluing magnets onto the back of the clothespins. Now you can display kids’ artwork, your to-do list, or important papers in style on your fridge.
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DIY Lace ballerina flats - shoe makeover idea
Your comfy balerina flats are a little bit worn out? Fix it up with this easy and brilliant shoe makeover idea by Mom Spark! Or of course you can sacrifice a par of brand new ballerinas on the altar of crafts to create gorgeous unique shoes to wear on you wedding day or any other special occasion! This shoe makeover idea is very quick, easy and also budget friendly. You can use this brilliant lace-decoupage technique on other shoes as well (imagine chic lace slip-ons or  gorgeous lace heels) . Visit Mom Spark and create your very own lovely lace ballerina:
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Adorable soft doll with crocheted basket (sewing & crochet pattern)
This little Waldorf style soft doll is so adorable, we cant resist it! In this nice craft website you will find a free step-by-step doll making tutorial, a free sewing pattern and a free crochet pattern for the baby's basket as an extra! The fabric doll (and also the crocheted basket) is super easy to sew, you can make them in minutes from a little leftover fabric or from old unused clothes! Your kids will love this adorable little soft doll!  Handmade toys are always better than the store bought ones, because they has soo much personality, and you can choose the materials to sew from which is also a very nice thing!
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