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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 Big wood log Christmas gnome (video tutorial)
This brilliant Christmas craft project by Sarah Nenni-Daher has three of our favorite components to it: it has a Scandinavian theme, it's no-sew and it's super easy to make. This cute little Christmas log gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or sewing skills! These lovely log gnomes can be perfect Christmas or winter decors on your front porch, 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 Sock sheep - free pattern & sewing tutorial
In this step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial by Craft Passion, you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock sheep ! Socks are easy to manipulate and fun to craft with. 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. 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 Beach pillow from old jeans - upcycling craft (summer home decor)
Denim is having a moment right now, both in fashion and in home decor. Remodela Casa will show you what you need to turn your family’s old jeans into a stylish new pillow ! Something old and unused turned into something new, useful and gorgeous! We love finding simple and inexpensive ways to do little things, that can make a big impact on the environment. What about you? Grab your old ripped jeans and recycle them into a beach pillow! The finished beach pillows also can be great gifts for anyone, because who doesn't love useful and stylish home decor pieces?
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DIY Country style Halloween bandana pumkins
Aren’t these bandana pumkins adorable and unique? We think the bandana fabric is just divine, and you can get at least 2 pumpkins out of each bandana, which makes this a really affordable DIY fall craft project, as well. You can fill a bowl or small vintage crate with these bandana pumpkins and they’ll look wonderful for autumn and Halloween. Of course you can use other leftover fabrics / unused clothes to create more unique fall/Halloween decorations with this brilliant pumpkin sewing technique.
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DIY Fabric pocket embroidery hoop organizer
Look at these fun and useful embroidery hoop wall organizers ( created by Sweet Red Poppy ) ! Brilliant idea, isn't it? And this lovely little pocket organizer is also super easy to make: you just need a little piece of fabric and an embroidery hoop ! ( No sewing, no glue mess, you can make them without any craft skills or supplies ) And the best in this nice upcycling craft project is: you can change the pockets easily so you can change it in every season to different colors /patterns if you would like to! It can be a perfect room decor for teens or for your office , plus you can use them to organize small stationery ( or simply use them as modern wall decors ) .
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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 sock lion ( with sewing pattern )
This is Shimba, a cute sock lion! With this nice sewing tutorial (and the free pattern) you can create him easily with a little scrap yarn and a pair of socks. Sew some soft lion toys today for your kids, grand-kids, friend’s kids, or even your neighbor’s kids! Sock is a very easy sewing material so you can make one even if you havent got a sewing machine or too much skill in hand sewing. You can make this cute sock lion from any size and color socks, and if you use different color yarns you can create a whole lion family with this brilliant sock soft toy making technique!
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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 No-sew sock bunny - fun Easter craft
Watch Handimania's step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a super adorable, no-sew ( Easter ) sock bunny. No needle, no pattern needed! Just one sock , a bag of rice and voilà' you’ve got super cute Easter bunny. If you’re looking for a cute and easy-to-make handmade Easter/spring decoration, or gift to add your kids Easter basket , then this tutorial is just perfect for you! This adorable sock bunny is the perfect last minute Easter craft that you can make for the kids or with them. Watch the tutorial and create yours today:
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DIY Valentine\'s gnomes - lovely Valentine\'s day gift
This brilliant Valentine's craft project by Isa has three of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Scandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make , 3. It's an upcycling project ( the main material comes from a fuzzy sock ) ! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills! The sweater or sock Valentine's gnomes can be perfect little decors in your Scandinavian/vintage style home or you can give them as Valentine's gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes ? You can upcycle sweaters, t-shirts, socks or almost any unused old clothes to create gnomes, which ( with this step-by-step video tutorial ) will be a piece of cake! Click here for the free downloadable pattern
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DIY Lace heels ( shoe makeover tutorial )
Have you got a worn out but very comfy heels? Fix it up with this easy and brilliant makeover idea by Mom Spark! Or of course you can sacrifice a par of brand new heels 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 a chic lace slip-on or a cute lace ballerina) . This lace heels will be a great hit in any party!
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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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Snowman Christmas gift tags from denim jeans - repurpose
Do you love repurposing ? Are you looking for a super fun, easy and inexpensive winter / Christmas craft which can be a great addition to your ( handmade ) Christmas gifts ? Try this adorable snowman denim jeans gift tag ! Cute, isn't it? All you need is to make some is an old unusable denim and a little acyrilic paint ! This upcycling craft project is super quick, easy and can be a nice creative activity at winter for the smallest kids as well! If you make these cute denim jeans snowmen gift tags in larger sizes you can use them as winter wall arts ( just put them into a nice frame that fits into your home! )
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Adorable dolls from socks and pantihose - toys with upcycling
Do you have a large drawer full with half pair socks and pantyhoses with holes? Upcycle them into one of these super adorable sock and pantyhose dolls ! These super cute softies/dolls are unbelievably easy to make! Watch this nice step-by-step sock doll making video tutorial and create one for your kids ! These sock and pantyhose dolls/plushies doesn't require special craft skills or materials, you can make them even without sewing machine! ( with just a few hand stitch ) Socks and pantyhoses ere really easy to handle craft materials because they don't fray so you can cut them any shape that you would like to!
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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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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 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 shark - free sewing pattern and tutorial
Craft Passion's latest free sewing pattern for stuffed animal plush toy ,the super handsome sock shark ( as usual ) comes with a free downloadable & printable template . This cute sock shark is sewed from a single piece of adult ankle sock ( a pair can make 2 sharks ),a scrap of white felt, a pair of button eyes and yellow embroidery floss, it is then stuffed by the polyester filling material to hold its shape. For your ease of sewing, along with the details of the instruction, Craft Passion has also included the pattern templat e on the tutorial page, so let's get sewing:
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Long stemmed fabric roses - fabric flower spring decor
This gorgeous textile rose centerpiece is made from some scrap fabrics and twigs. If you love sewing this easy fabric rose bouquet is a perfect quick spring project for you! It can be a lovely ( shabby chic /vintage style ) spring home decor or you gan gift them as a bouquet in any ocassion ( mother's day, weddings, birthdays... ) You can use this technique with any types of fabrics ( imagine a nice denim or a burlap version! ) This sewing project is a perfect scrapbuster or you can upcycle some old clothes as well!
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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 Styrofoam ball sock snowman
Look at this cute snowman ! Isn't it adorable? You can whip up an adorable Styrofoam ball snowman with the kids in no time! You can use the Christmas snowman ornaments to decorate your home ( or Christmas tree ) at winter or you can give them as nice Christmas gifts for your loved ones! These adorable little Styrofoam ball snowmen are so happy that winter is here and are so fun to make. This easy to make & frugal Christmas snowman decoration is great for small spaces as well!
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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 White fabric ( felt ) winter wreath
We love this felt winter wreath not only because of its soft fluffiness, because it was really easy to make. No fancy sewing, pinning, tucking, hot gluing, chain sawing or other dangerous activities needed. We've been obsessed lately with felted wool sweater crafting, and this would be a great use for those scraps. Plus you wouldn’t have to cut half as many squares because a felted sweater is usually several times thicker than store bought felt. Of course to create a similar fluffy winter wreath you can experiment with other fabrics and even with paper as well!
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DIY Sock kangaroo - soft toy for kids (free sewing pattern)
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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Sock beaver - sock animal (free sewing pattern and tutorial)
We just can’t stop sharing CraftPassions fun sock animal sewing tutorials ! Look at these sock beavers ! Who can resist them? Meet Bob, the hoodie sock beaver who love music and has a big dream. Similar to the hoodie sock sheep and sock reindeer, this time Bob’s hoodie is detachable ,yes, now the hood can be taken down. Follow the instructions and the free sewing pattern at CraftPassion.com to sew one super cute sock beaver for your kids . They will love them!
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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 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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Simple DIY Christmas gnome ornaments (video tutorial)
This lovely little DIY Christmas gnome ornament by Sarah Nenni-Daher is soooo 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. ( This craft is just perfect to upcycle those old unused clothes or socks! ) You could make a little Christmas gnome ornament out of almost every type of fabric, just a little glue, and a few clever tricks. Follow along with Sarah Nenni-Daher' step-by-step gnome ornament making tutorial, and create your very own little Scandinavian style Christmas gnome ornaments :
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