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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!
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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DIY Draft stopper - how to make a draft stopper out of socks
Data shows that draft can waste a lot of your energy use! It's terrible to think about how much heat and money has gone out the window ( or under the door ) on a cold winter day. Maybe draft cost you a lot of money, but that can be solved easily: Jillee will show you how to make a super simple, super thrifty draft stopper out of socks ! Yes, socks ! And this is a brilliant bonus because you can also use those odd socks again! Of course, you can use ( or recycle ) other clothing than odd socks: warm winter leggings, thick tights, t-shirt or sweater sleeves, scarfs, fabric scraps... there are so many possibilities to experiment with!
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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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Adorable sock reindeer ( Rudolph )
These adorable hooded onesie suited Reindeer dolls are sewed from a single Christmas theme chenille sock and a single plain sock, some felts and button eyes. Perfect gift idea and also easy to make!
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DIY No-sew T-shirt tote bag
We are sharing an awesome upcycling craft with you today: Jessi's upcycled T-shirt tote bag ! Gorgeous isn't it? If you have a bunch of old t-shirts from college that you just don’t wear anymore, but they still have sentimental value turn them into tote bags ! It’s so easy to turn a t-shirt into a tote bag , and the best part is, there’s no sewing required! All you need is scissors and an old t-shirt , you can make a super awesome tote bag !
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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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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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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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Easy DIY Rag rug - upcycling craft (home decor)
Comfy and soft, pretty and happy, can you believe it’s made from a pile of old bedsheets ? This time Grillo-Designs and Gemma Cooper ( from Simply Beautiful Painted Furniture ) will teach you how to make a beautiful rag rug from old bedsheets ( or old unused clothes ) ! If you like 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 by 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 or bedsheets , a slip mat ( or mesh / canvas ) , and patience. Get the step-by-step tutorial at grillo-designs.com and let's get crafting:
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Fabric pompons from old clothes
With this nice detailed upcycling tutorial, you can create these funky little fabric pom poms easily. You can use any old tees to make them (or other stretch fabrics). It can be a perfect christmas tree ornament or you can create pom pom animals with it.
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Upcycled denim wrap bracelet
Denim is totally having a moment right now, both in fashion and in home décor. Here’s what you need to turn your family’s old jeans into a stylish new bracelet ! Something old turned into something totally new! We love finding simple and inexpensive ways to do little things that can make a big impact for the environment. What about you?
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DIY Family space costume (astronaut, space rocket and solar system costumes)
Suspend gravity and let your creativity take over with these space costumes ! Fun, unique and super easy to make - this is one spectacular collection! This time Studio DIY shows you how to make a modern and bright rocket ship , astronaut and solar system costume ! Each one would be super cute on it’s own, or pick any two for a couples costume ! Get the step-by-step tutorials at studiodiy.com and take your Halloween to the stars!
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DIY Among Us Crewmate sock plushie
With Maqaroon 's step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable Among Us Crewmate plushie ! 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! Watch the step-by-step suck plushie making video tutorial and create your very own Among Us Crewmate!
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DIY curtain holder sock monkey (sewing tutorial) - sock plushie
With Moth Art's step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable curtain holder sock monkey ! This is the perfect sewing project for recycle some old ( half-pair ) socks ! The color of the socks brings personality to the sock monkey , at times you will be surprised and get amused by how the sock monkey turns out. Watch the video tutorial and let's start sewing!
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DIY Lawn flamingo costume & baby cactus costume ( Halloween costumes )
This DIY lawn flamingo and baby cactus costume by Studio DIY are perhaps the easiest and funniest costumes you’ve ever seen! Fun, colorful and instantly recognizable! Deciding on a costume for a party or Halloween is never easy. Buying or renting costumes can also be an expensive investment, especially if you go to a lot of themed parties. This super fun lawn flamingo and baby cactus costume is an easy and affordable way to stand out at any party!
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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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Easy DIY ribbon wreath (how to make a ribbon wreath)
If you still haven’t made ( or bought ) a Christmas wreath yet, we have a super fun craft tutorial for you! While the most popular wreaths are made using artificial flowers or evergreen, ribbon wreaths are quite appealing too. They are surprisingly cheap, easy to make, and the possibilities are endless. Ribbon wreaths are a great option if flowers are not your thing. In this step-by-step tutorial, Uncommon Designs will teach you how to make a unique ribbon wreath , using pieces of ribbon and a wire wreath form. ( This ribbon wreath also can be a great fabric scrap buster project because this will work with any kind of fabric , not just ribbons ! )
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DIY tall Christmas gnomes (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 Checkered repurposed denim picnic blanket
If you've just finished a spring cleaning of your closet and collected a small pile of outdated, ripped up and no-longer-can-squeeze-into jeans make a durable blanket out of them! Tis denim blanket is easy to sew ( it does take time to cut out and sew the fabric pieces together but it totally worth the time! ) This denim blanket can survive almost everything from groups of kids to big playful dogs ,and it's washable! You can use this nice sewing pattern to create other denim items ( dog pillows and beds, door mats .. ) as well Here are the do-it-yourself instructions to turn a bunch of unwanted jeans into a stunning and useful picnic blanket:
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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 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 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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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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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 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 Woven denim jeans seam coasters - recycling craft
Denim is totally having a moment right now, both in fashion and in home decor. Here’s what you need to turn your family’s old jeans into a stylish new woven denim coaster! Something old and unused turned into something totally new, useful and gorgeous! We love finding simple and inexpensive ways to do little things that can make a big impact for the environment. What about you? Grab a pair of jeans and recycle them into a set of stylish woven denim coasters. These unique fabric coasters can be great gifts for anyone, because who doesn't loves useful and stylish home decor pieces?
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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 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 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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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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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 Unique ice dyed fabric sneakers
We simply love tie dyeing clothes and accessories, its so much fun! Even if you’re not into the hippy kind of tie dye, Mom Spark has got a method that you might totally love: i ce dyeing! It’s so easy and it’s so gorgeous and that makes it so much fun to make! Look at these beautiful colors! Like all tie dye methods there is some patience required as you have to wait for the dye to set and take hold in your fabric but we promise these gorgeous DIY shoes you can make are so worth it! Create your very own ice-dyed shoes with Mom Spark's step-by-step craft tutorial :
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