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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!
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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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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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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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 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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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 cat tent from old T-shirt and wire hangers
We love cats and upcycling! This upcycled t-shirt and wire coat hanger cat tent is super easy to make - you really just need a t-shirt, some wire hangers and a piece of cardboard. As a bonus, it really only takes five minutes, so if your cat ignores it you didn't put too much effort in. Our cats love to sleep in small cozy hideouts and this tent is absolutely their favourite! You can make this t-shirt cat tent in any color that fits into your home or to your cat's taste, you can even experiment with other clothes (wide neck sweaters for example)or sew a washable tent cover from any fabrics that you have at hand.
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DIY no sew heart pillow
Have a look at this easy way to make a gorgeous no sew, heart shape Valentine's day pillow from felt fabric or polar fleece (the cloth must threadless). You need felt fabric (polar fleece) in two different colors, scissors, and wadding (cotton) to stuff the pillow with, when it is ready.
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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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Adorable DIY lop eared sock bunny
It's an another adorable sock bunny softie from Craft Passion! If you love upcycling, it's  a perfect craft idea for you! Sock dolls aren’t hard to sew as you might think of. With the knit property of the sock, it is easy to manipulate. The biggest motivation you will have at the very moment you’ve just finished a sock doll with your full effort, you will feel proud of yourself as you know someone will love it because it is handmade by you and they can’t find the second piece that looks the same as this!!! Don’t hesitate, pick some socks and start sewing!
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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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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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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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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 Double Valentine wreath - quick Valentine's day decor
It's time to make some Valentine's Day decorations to put up! What better way to decorate for Valentine's day than to sprinkle your doors with a beautiful Valentine inspired double wreath. This sweet front door decoration by Craftaholics Anonymous will help your family - and anyone who walks into your house - feel the love. So don't hesitate: get the step-by-step tutorial at craftaholicsanonymous.net and create a gorgeous double Valentine wreath today :
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Cheesecloth ghosts - classic Halloween decor
Cheesecloth has been a Halloween crafting staple for decades, and for good reason. It’s a very user-friendly material for both kids and adults and it’s appearance naturally lends itself to ghost and mummy projects galore. Today we’re giving you the quick and easy steps to make some spooky spirits that you can hang from the ceiling or rest on a bookshelf. Either way, these cheesecloth ghosts are sure to add to the Halloween spirit around your house.
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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 Plaid Christmas tree ornaments (free template)
Thinking about creating some homemade holiday ornaments ? DIY ornaments really can be simple and these DIY plaid ornaments are proof. These plaid Christmas tree ornaments by The Country Chic Cottage are super easy to make ( which makes it a perfect Christmas craft for kids ) , but the coolest part about these DIY ornaments is that they are actually Christmas tree scent. Visit thecountrychiccottage.net and learn how to make them:
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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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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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DIY Denim fabric baskets - creative upcycling (free sewing pattern)
Do not throw away your old jeans, you can reuse them doing these cute bags! With this super upcycling craft tutorial you can sew them easily literally in minutes!  This stylish upcycled denim basket can be a perfect low-budget home decor, or a last minute gift. This cute denim basket is also perfect for organizing, or you can cover up ugly flower pots with them! This sewing project is absolutely a great choice if you are a beginner in sewing because its so easy to make! (Even you can create some with hand sewing if you haven't got sewing machine at home.)
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DIY recycled jeans bag
Do not throw away your old jeans , you can reuse them doing these cute bags ! With this super upcycling craft video you can make them very easily! It's a perfect low-budget home decor , or a l ast minute gift. Perfect for organizing, or you can cover ugly flower pots with them.
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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 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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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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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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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 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: ice 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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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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