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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!
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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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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 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 Easy washcloth snowman Christmas tree ornament
With just a hand (mitt) washcloth and basic sewing and craft supplies, you can craft this cute snowman within an hour. It is is an easy craft project with minimal sewing that will decorate your home at Christmas! Older children who know the basic even sewing stitches and the simple basting stitch can also make these snowmen Christmas tree ornaments / winter decors with no effort. You can add more embellishments to your washcloth snowman to give him your personal touch.
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Easy DIY (no-sew) fabric doll - fun fabric craft for kids
One of the first things we learned how to make was a no-sew fabric doll. This was exciting to us because we got to make ourselves a new toy that we could keep playing with afterward! So learning how to make a charming and traditional fabric doll could be a lot of fun. This little doll by Krokotak is just perfect for kids of all ages. Plus it's super easy to make ( no sewing required! ). Instead of relying on a pattern, this doll comes together with a few measured out pieces and a bit of simple shaping with a rubber band. Try different patterns and make different types of dolls!
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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 Giant concrete garden orbs - garden decor
Orbs are everywhere and for a very good reason: they are gorgeous! These are Barb's DIY concrete garden orbs inspired by the famous draping methods but in her own original exclusive design.These DIY Giant concrete garden orbs are not solid, don’t require fancy molds and they are so easy to make! Concrete is a brilliant long lasting material that can be used for a wide variety of gorgeous and stylish DIY projects.  Follow Barb's step-by-step orb making tutorial and create one to spice up your garden:
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DIY adorable sock sloth - soft toy from socks
This is a very cute way to convert the basic method of making a sock monkey into an adorable sloth ! Adding velcro to his hands means you can hang him anywhere you want, though I must warn you - he doesn't move anywhere too fast! 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 ! This super cute sock sloth is a perfect kids room decor , toy , or a perfect gift for every ocassion and it's also a nice way to repurpose pairless or unwanted ( brown ) socks !
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Snowman/Reindeer/Elf Christmas Hats made from old sweaters
Upcycle some old sweaters and turn them into these adorable christmas themed hats! With the help of this nice website you can create the elf hat, the snowman hat and the Rudolph reindeer hat.
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DIY Sock pug (sock puppy) - free sewing pattern
With Craft Passion's step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock pug ( sock dog ) ! 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! For example: this super cute little sock pug ( sock dog ) ! Get the free pattern and sewing tutorial at craftpassion.com and create your very own adorable little pug:
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DIY easy fabric spring flowers
Even if you think you can't sew, these fabric flowers by Pink Paper Peppermints are super-duper easy! You just have to try one! If you don't have any fabric lying around you could use an old sheet, clothes that the kids have outgrown, little baby things that you love ( imagine giving grandma a flower brooch made from pieces of fabric from all her grandkids favorite clothes! ) , dishcloth or anything else made from fabric. This quick fabric flower can be perfect as a beautiful spring flower bouquet , you can gift it for any special occasion, you can wear it as an accessory or simply use this fun technique to create unique jewelry.
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DIY Repurposed jeans bag (denim bag) - step-by-step bag sewing tutorial
Jeans are both comfortable and fashionable and more importantly: jeans can be worn in all kinds of weather. ( They are in-style year round! ) But because we love jeans so much, we often wear them out quickly and purchase new ones relatively frequently. This means most of us have a pair of old, unused jeans stored in our closets somewhere. Rather than toss them, sew your own jeans bag ! Sewing your own denim bag is actually quite fun! In this step-by-step sewing tutorial DIY Crafts TV will show you an easy way to make a denim bag out of those old , unused jeans.
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Shirred fabric flowers from old T-shirts
These little knit scrap flowers are simple.  Like 2 minutes simple.  Okay, maybe 4 minutes because you have to load your bobbin with elastic thread. Okay, realistically, maybe 10 minutes.  Haha!  But whatever it takes, they are easier than trying to manipulate the fabric yourself.
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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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DIY Knitted hat door hanging - winter decoration
The most beautiful DIY decor ideas can be put together with materials you have around your home! That's the case with this creative and beautiful winter hat door hanging by Crafts By Amanda. With Christmas over, much of the lovely decor comes down, but that doesn't have to be the case with this gorgeous wintery DIY door hanging! rrrrrFollow the step-by-step tutorial at craftsbyamanda.com and swap your standard winter wreath out for a one-of-a-kind DIY winter door hanging ! It's the perfect alternative for your seasonal entryway! rrrrr
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DIY flannel coasters - how to upcycle old clothes
These flannel coasters are not just perfect ways to repurpose some of your old flannel shirts but they are also perfect for your hot apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, or hot chocolate!  They also help soften up your coffee table, side table, or wherever else you decide to throw ’em.  These useful flannel coasters are really do add that comfy, fall-into-winter feeling to your home  in an easy and low budget way! And the best is: they're washable! Of course you can experiment with other fabrics and colors as well!
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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 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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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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Gorgeous shabby chic loop flowers (brooches) from fabric scraps
These gorgeous vintage / shabby chic flowers are completely made from leftover fabric strips , so this quick fabric flower craft can be a great fabric scrap buster project! You can use these beautiful shabby chic fabric loop flowers as home decors, gifts, jewelries and it also can be a great addition to your upcoming wedding party or you can create unique romantic accessories with them! You can make the flowers from almost every type of fabrics it will be gorgeous and unique in any form and style! At Alittleshabbychic's Youtube channel you will find lots of other gorgeous shabby chic style flower tutorials , so don't forget to check it!
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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 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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Easy fabric pumpkins - fall decor
Make fun fabric pumpkins to decorate your home at Autumn or at the upcoming Halloween party. In this nice craft video you can learn how to make the fabric pumpkin decors in 3 different sizes ( small, medium and large pumpkin ) and she will also share tips on how to make your own size. Whether you have a sewing machine or prefer to sew by hand , this tutorial will show you how! These cute pumpkins are perfect ways to upcycle some old clothes/sweaters or use up scrap fabrics from your craft stash.
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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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DIY Tin man costume for kids (The wizard of Oz)
Remember the lovely tin man from The wizard of Oz? Try this creative costume idea, and make a tin man costume for your kids! This fun and creative DIY costume can be perfect for the next Halloween or dress up party because surely it will be a great (or not the greatest) hit! You’ve probably figured it out by now, but the shoulder, elbow, and knee joints are covered with dryer vent flexible tubing.  And the fabric? It’s vinyl. So it’s stiff and mimics a “metal” look, while still being really comfortable and not one bit heavy, like real pieces of metal would be.
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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 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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DIY Super easy turtle glove puppet
Who loves turtles ? This time Pink Stripey Socks will show you how to turn an old glove into a cute turtle puppet ! Glove puppets are a great way to use lone gloves left over from winter. So don't pack away those winter gloves ! All it takes is some felt and a little glue to turn ordinary gloves into a world of imaginary play. Turtle glove puppets are a fun, wearable craft, sure to keep the kids entertained and their hands busy! Your kids will enjoy coming up with creating own turtles as well as using their imagination to create stories to tell!
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Beaded bracelets from old zippers
With this brilliant jewelry making idea you can recycle some old zippers and create a very unique and elegant jewelry at the same time! It's a super easy craft project, you can create these bracelets in minutes, even if you are a beginner in jewelry making! Create beautiful accessories for your friends or family members, or for yourself! This beaded zipper bracelet can be a perfect gift for any ocassion!
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