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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!
Adorable and easy to sew polar bear plush (free sewing pattern)
If you’re looking for the perfect DIY gift for kids , that special someone, or even yourself, look no further! Fluffmonger's latest free sewing pattern : Mr. Foofs the polar bear comes in two sizes and can be sewn by hand or on the machine. You can customize his adorable self by adding a cowl to keep his neck warm, or a heart for him to hold in his hands. Follow Fluffmonger's free step-by-step sewing tutorial and pattern to make a super adorable polar bear stuffie today! ( Heaps of tips and tricks included! )
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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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DIY rug with old denims
Upcycle your wel-worn denims into a piece of art! Create an easily washable and undestroyable denim rug with them! If you love upcycling and sewing  this sewing project is a perfect choice for you! This denim rug is easy to sew (  it does take time to cut out and sew the fabric pieces together but The result totally worth the time!) This denim rug 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
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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 Boho crochet sandals from flip flops (free crochet pattern)
Learn how to turn cheap foam flip-flops into fabulous boho crochet sandals! Follow Whistle And Ivy's free crochet pattern and make yourself a cute new crochet flip flops in just a few minutes. We bet that this beautiful, boho, breathable cotton crochet sandals will be your favorite summer crochet pattern ! Upgrade your summer style with these boho crochet sandals using simple, cheap flip flops ! So grab some yarn, follow Whistle And Ivy's free crochet pattern and make a brand new pair of boho-inspired crochet sandals. Perfect for the beach , this lovely and comfy crochet sandals might become your favorite summer accessory!
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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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Sock hand puppets - fun recycling craft idea
With this fun and easy recycling kids craft idea 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 , table tennis or styrofoam balls , 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 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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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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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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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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Upcycled knotted baby hat
I don’t know about you, but one can never have too many simple cotton baby hats. I love this tutorial as it is easy and you don’t have to buy any fabric! You can use old cotton t-shirts right from your closet! This DIY for our Baby Love Series is perfect for your baby or perfect for baby gifts.
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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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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 Clay pot angel - adorable Christmas decoration
Clay flowerpots are a great starting place for many crafts! Thrifty Fun's step-by-step craft tutorial will teach you how to make this lovely clay pot angel . By following this tutorial you can create this wonderful Christmas ornament / Christmas decor in no time! Even the kids can create their own adorable clay pot angels because this is a fun and easy Christmas craft project! Use this adorable clay pot angel as a cute Christmas decor or you can gift it to your friends/ family members as a lovely handmade Christmas gift!
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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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Textile beads from fabric scraps
Are you looking for a (fabric) scrapbuster craft idea? Dou you like unique and gorgeous jewelries? Try the textile beads! You can upcycle any old clothes/leftower fabrics to create these beads and for a more unique look you can combine them with real beads and other decorative elements! This textile bead necklace can be a perfect gift for any ocassion or you can spice up your outfit with this accessory in an inexpensive way (even if you have metal allergy). Of course you can create other accessories with this fun  and easy technique!
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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 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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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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Adorable sock penguins - softie toy
If the sock monster already ate your half pair socks it's a great craft idea for you to repurpose the other ones: the sock penguin! This penguin measures about 7 1/2″ tall and it can stand firmly on a flat surface by itself. It is a great gift to sew, be it as softie toy, hanging ornament, or merely for display. Get the pattern and tutorial to sew one soon
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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 Miss Valerie Frizzle costume ( The Magic School Bus )
Did you love the Magic School Bus when you were little? Then dressing up as Miss Frizzle is the perfect idea for you! This DIY Miss Valerie Frizzle costume by Angie from The Country Chic Cottage is super easy to make and will really wow your friends! And the best part is: this DIY Miss Frizzle costume is perfect for adults as well as kids! Angie will show you how to make this fun and quick Miss Frizzle costume in no time, so head to thecountrychiccottage.net and let the fun begin:
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Easy DIY planet costume for kids with hula hoops
Today Amy shares with us her kiddo’s DIY planet Halloween costumes ! Fun idea, isn't it? We love creative Halloween costumes that the kids can dress up in for the rest of the year. With this nice step by step tutorial you will be able to make this fun costume in no time! And the best: if you have hula hoops at home this easy DIY planet costume is a super quick, frugal and easy costume to make! This DIY planet costume can be great costume choice for both boys and girls.
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DIY Herringbone denim pillows - patchwork and recycling
Ashbee Design sharing a new denim pillow tutorial  with us today that combines chevron stripes, ombre color gradation and old jeans all into one! Talk about mixing trends! Photography just doesn't do justice to how rich a fabric these old denim pants became. It is soft yet strong. We just love this herringbone denim pillow! It really adds lots of style to any boring old sofa!  Although the denim pillow looks like it's difficult to piece together, it's really quite easy! Marji will walk you through the steps of crafting your own chevron fabric from scraps so you to can use it for projects! If you are a beginner in patchwork that's absolutely not a problem, read this nice step-by-step herringbone denim pillow tutorial and be a master patcher!
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DIY Faux fur wreath - vintage winter decor
Nothing announces holiday season more than wreaths. This DIY Faux fur wreath by Made In A Day is such a great to upcycle for a new or old scarf. And it's also a super fun way to perk up your winter or fall decor. This DIY Faux fur wreath is a pretty holiday decoration that will transition nicely into winter. Faux fur is such a wonderful craft material, and the warm rich color of the brown ribbon just makes this gorgeous DIY Faux fur wreath pop! It’s really hard to believe this was a scarf, isn't it?
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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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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 Galaxy shoes - fun Sharpie craft
Are you looking for a fun Sharpie craft for you and the kids ? Then you’ll be over the moon with this DIY galaxy shoe craft by Kids Craft Room! These colorful homemade galaxy shoes are super easy to make using Sharpie pens and rubbing alcohol. This is a great Sharpie craft for kids of all ages and adults as well! How about galaxy shoes for the whole family? Get the tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and let's get painting :
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Hexagon table runner ( patchwork )
This gorgeous , colorful hexie table runner is made from leftower fabrics pieces. Absolutelly brilliant way to repurpose the smallest pieces of fabrics  or old (not strechy) clothes. With this nice detailed sewing tutorial you can learn how to (hand) sew this fun table runner, and  she will share with you some extra tips to keep your hexagons organized as well as a few methods of stitching them together. You could also make coasters , place mats , pillowcases, or a whole blanket with this hexie patchwork method.
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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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How to make a memory pillow out of a shirt (sewing tutorial)
A simple shirt makes a great pillow to hold onto your precious memories! Memory shirt pillows remind you of your loved ones when they are far away from you. Even if they are no more in the living world, you can cuddle up to them just by hugging the pillows. It is a brilliant way to recycle old shirts too. You can also give them as gifts in loving memory of a person related to the recipient. This step by step tutorial by SewVeryEasy guides you through the making of memory shirt pillows:
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