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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 Sock droopy-ear bunny soft toy
This adorable miniature sock bunny  softie can sits on its own, it is great as toy for kid and as well as for spring/easter home decoration, or create some for your loved ones! It is a single sock sewing craft project, perfect if you have some don’t-know-what-to-do stray socks laying around that are still “new”. Or, you can make twins bunny with a new pair of socks.
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DIY Sock bear  - soft toy for kids (free sewing tutorial)
Please meet Mama Kass, the sock kangaroo , and Baby Kaden, the felt baby kangaroo ! Craft Passion today share with us a super cute and free sock kangaroo sewing pattern! The pattern on Craft Passion is a little lengthy but it is worth the read till the end. It has all the details you need to know on how to sew Mama Kass sock kangaroo and Baby Kaden felt kangaroo. Follow all the instructions well and you will be able to make one ( or a whole family of ) adorable sock plushies for your kids or for yourself!
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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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DIY Christmas gnome ornament - tomte ornament (video tutorial)
If you're in a hunt for a super fun, easy-to-make, and budget-friendly Christmas decoration - or just want to make a fun Christmas craft with the kids , try these super adorable, Scandinavian style Christmas gnome ornaments ! Christmas gnomes are not just super cute decors, but they are also very easy to craft, which makes them perfect for decorating and also for adorning gifts! By following along Sarah Nenni-Daher's step-by-step video tutorial, you will be able to make a set of Christmas gnome ornaments in no time! All you need is a little piece of ( felt ) fabric , yarn, and a wooden bead. Let's get crafting!
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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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No sew T-shirt infinity scarf
This beautiful creative infinity scarft is probably one of the easiest DIY Projects we have posted. Not only is it really easy, but it also only takes about 10 minutes to do. What could be better than that?
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Cute sock doll with baby bottle ( sock doll sewing tutorial)
We simply love adorable sock creations ! Here is another wonderful free sock toy pattern by Moth Art which is a bit challenging to sew , but oh so cute! If you have mastered the sock toy sewing skill from the previous sock toy patterns , then probably you will find this not as tough as it looks. The color of the socks brings personality to this adorable little doll. Try different patterns & colors, and create your own super adorable doll collection!
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DIY Sock Christmas gnomes - easy winter decor
his brilliant Christmas craft project has three of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Skandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make , 3. It's an upcycling project , the main material comes from an old sock ! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills ! The sweater or sock Christmas gnomes can be perfect decors in your skandinavian/vintage style home or you can give them as gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes ? You can upcycle sweaters, t-shirts , socks and almost any unused old clothes to create the gnomes , with this step-by-step video tutorial it will be a piece of cake!
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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 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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Simple DIY Christmas Santa gnome (video tutorial)
If you're in a hunt for a super fun, easy-to-make, and budget-friendly Christmas decoration - or just want to make a fun Christmas craft with the kids , try these super adorable, Scandinavian style Christmas Gnomes ! Christmas Gnomes are not just super cute decors, but they are also very easy to craft, which makes them perfect for decorating and also for disguising gifts! By following along Sarah Nenni-Daher's step-by-step video tutorial, you will be able to make a set of Christmas gnomes in no time! All you need is a little piece of ( felt ) fabric, yarn, and a wooden bead. Let's get crafting:
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DIY No-sew bow-back summer tank top from a T-shirt
We love redesigned old t-shirts for lots of reasons. It keeps our wardrobe fresh, and it also keeps us from spending money on new clothes. Plus upcycling old T-shirts are always fun! So grab a pair of scissors and create your own stylish fashion pieces! Redesign a t-shirt is a fun way to spend a morning coffee break or an afternoon workout. To create this DIY no-sew bow-back tank top  you'll need an old V-neck (cotton) t-shirt, a pair of scissors, and some glue (she used E6000). Instead of fabric glue you can sew your DIY no-sew bow-back tank top with a few hand-stitches.
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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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DIY Hexagon denim rug - denim upcycling craft
If you just love working with old denim you will love this hexagon denim rug by A Beautiful Mess! We love the different shades of indigo and geometrical patterns. This DIY Hexagon denim rug will really show off the varieties of denim styling! This DIY Hexagon denim rug is also a perfect way to recycle unused clothes and it will add lots of interesting details to your or your teen's room. So grab a few old denim and sew a gorgeous home decor piece with this nice detailed sewing tutorial by A Beautiful Mess:
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DIY braided rug from upcycled clothes
Are you looking for a unique and cheap rug for your home? Do you love upcycling? Try this recycling craft idea: the DIY braided rug! You can make this nice rug from any old / well-worn clothes or leftower fabrics , it will look nice in any color and size! You can use sturdier textiles (denims,trousers) to create a nice door mat, or soft fabrics (t-shirts,towels) to make a soft and cozy rag rug for the kids room! Or you can use this rug making technique to experiment with alternative versions (imagine a rope rug, or a cable/bycicle tyre mud rug!)
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DIY no-sew braided leggings
"Turn a plain pair of boring leggings into exciting statement legwear with this unbelievably easy slash and weave technique!  You will be shocked at how easy this craft project is and how good it will looks. All you really need to create this unique outfit is leggings and scissors! ( There are a lot of design options to play with!)  You can use this cool no-sew "braiding" technique on other stretchy type cothes (t-shirts, thick pantyhoses etc) as well.
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DIY Minion Bob sock plushie (with free pattern)
This Minion sock plushie making project is a nice way to upcycle old socks and it's also a great activity to do during your summer holiday! To create this adorable Bob ( Minion ) sock soft toy you will need : 2 socks ( yellow and gray ) , 2 pingpong ball, and some felt. Making Bob isn't as hard as it seems, if you are a beginner in hand sewing that's absolutely not a problem! In this nice video craft tutorial you can watch a step-by-step explanation of how can you make one for yourself or for the kids.
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DIY oreo cookie notebooks
Everyone likes Oreo and other Chocolate Sandwich Cookies ! In this video craft tutorial she will show you how to make small DIY notebooks that look like this amazing dessert ! But of course you can make other food notebooks with this simple but still amazing technique: imagine a macaron, a doughnut, a pizza or other round desserts/foods ! The possibilities are endless! You can use any scrap fabrics to create one for yourself ( or you can gift it ) , plus you can upcycle some paper junks with this nice craft idea which is also very nice!
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Repurposed 5 strand braided headbands from old Tshirts
This little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together... but woven! Plus it could be made with t-shirt scraps, and that means free! (Or upcycling some old unwanted clothes which is also nice!) So there you have it: a nice and easy (kids) craft project to give your "bad-hair-day" head some love! (The trick is the fabric: jersey knit doens't fray, and it will form a nice yarn if you pull it. You can use Tshirt yarn for other craft or jewelry projects as well: imagine  a nice crocheted rug, a keltic knot pendant or an earring!)
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DIY vintage fabric pumpkins - quick and simple fall decor
Fabric pumpkins are such an easy craft project that's perfect for fall! From various fabrics to embellishments, they can make the perfect fall addition for any style. By following along Little House Of Four's step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to make these quick and easy stuffed fabric pumpkins, perfect for the autumn season. This little fabric craft is suitable for those without a sewing machine. You can use any kind of fabric to match your home AND they only take 15 minutes! You can find the step-by-step here:
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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 bubble snake blower from plastic bottles and socks
These soap bubble snakes are an easy summer activity for kids! All you need is an empty plastic water bottle and one mismatched sock, and you can make the coolest, long bubble chains! You don’t need fancy bubble solutiondish soap and water work perfectly! A few minutes of easy preparation makes for a very entertaining outdoor project!
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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 Lace & burlap bunny wall art - vintage Easter decor
In the spirit of spring, here's an easy spring / Easter bunny art project! We think that the burlap & lace combination looks so perfect for spring / Easter! Bunnies always make the cutest Easter decorations ,so Amy came up with this adorable lace bunny canvas Easter craft. The canvas itself is burlap ,and I added the bunny just like you would any other fabric applique. So easy!
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Easy DIY Leather cord organizer - upcycling craft
Tired of seeing all those cords in a tangled mess? This wonderful DIY leather cord organizer by Sustain My Craft Habit is just the thing to declutter your home and office. This DIY cord organizer , made with upcycled pieces of leather fabric, makes a wonderful gift for every special occasion! This easy DIY leather cord organizer is just perfect for all of your cables and gadgets to stay untangled at school, work, travel/ or life. This DIY cable organizer is also surprisingly easy to make – just double-check that you have all the right tools.
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30 Last-minute couple costume ideas ( Halloween costume ideas )
Dressing up for Halloween or a dress-up party can be a little tedious when you have no idea what to dress up as. If your partner is also struggling to find a Halloween costume , why not try a couple's costume ? In this video, Cloe will show you 30 last-minute bur still brilliant couples costumes. You could either pay homage to some of the greatest love stories, like Romeo and Juliet, or try a funny costume, like the Netflix & Chill costume - there are so many fun possibilities! Watch the video and create the best couples costume ever!
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Cute Easter chick from a sock with needle felting (sock plushie)
If you are looking for a fun, classic, " chick in egg shell " decor for Easter , this super adorable relaxed sock chick in a shell plushie is a perfect craft project for you! ( This softie can be a great kids' toy as well, not just at Easter ! ) To make this ultra kawaii chick plushie you just need a fluffy sock and some needle felt wool ( which can be replaced with a little felt ) ! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial making one relaxing Easter chick sock doll will be a piece of cake, and your kids will love it!
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Easy DIY Cement gnomes - adorable Christmas decor
We LOVE working with cement for several reasons: it’s inexpensive, it’s fun playing with mud, and the results are always unique. And there is only one thing we love much more than playing with cement : gnomes ! Whether you call them nisse, tomte or gnomes, these sweet little guys are simply adorable. This time will show you how to make this super adorable cement gnome in no time, out of old, unused clothes ( a pantyhose and a sock ) and cement. Isn't it wonderful? This cement gnome is so cute and surprisingly simple to create! Follow these instructions and make your own DIY Christmas gnome :
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Easy DIY fabric chicken - fun Easter decor from fabric
Do you love super adorable handmade Easter decorations ? Sew this lovely little fabric hen ! This adorable fabric chicken can be a wonderful Easter decor or handmade gift for your kids ( or grandkids ) . This time ( in this step-by-step video tutorial ) CreativeMamy will teach you how to sew these cuddly fabric chickens in no time! This fabric hen is an absolutely easy sewing project: you can stitch one easily even if you are a beginner in sewing. This hen plushie doesn't require too much fabric, and it will look great in any size!
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DIY Ribbon (or T-shirt yarn ) Christmas tree ornament
Let us show you today a super easy, super quick Christmas craft that can be a lovely addition to your Christmas decor or Christmas tree! These beautiful Christmas ornaments are made from old T-shirts ! Unbelievable isn't it? T-shirt yarn is a brilliant way to re-purpose your old clothes and create gorgeous decors such as this nice ribbon Christmas tree ornament ! This DIY ribbon Christmas tree ornament is a super creative and absolutely low-budget way to decorate your Christmas tree ! ( And this Christmas craft is also super easy to make,so you can create some with the kids as well! )
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