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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 Tin can & socks pencil holders - fun upcycling craft
If you're looking for Completely Genius Trash-to-Treasure Crafts AND an idea on what to do with all your odd sock the sock and tin can pencil holders just might be for you. There can be a lot of stories behind your old socks and maybe you really don’t want to just throw them away. You don’t have to! because you can make different sock crafts from them: for example, this genius pencil holder which doesn't require any fancy craft materials just an ordinary tin can and a sock. You can customize this pencil holder as much as you wish ( in color or size ) either way: the outcome will be outstanding. You can use these sock and tin can pencil holders in your office or at home, it can be made by both kids of all ages or adults and it won't cost you a dime.
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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 Lace ballerina flats - shoe makeover idea
Your comfy balerina flats are a little bit worn out? Fix it up with this easy and brilliant shoe makeover idea by Mom Spark! Or of course you can sacrifice a par of brand new ballerinas 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 chic lace slip-ons or  gorgeous lace heels) . Visit Mom Spark and create your very own lovely lace ballerina:
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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 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 magic carpet cat hammock from a towel
Are you looking for a super cozy & frugal cat bed for your small apartment? Try this cozy magic carpet cat hammock which can be placed  right under your coffee table! In this nice craft blog and their step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to make your own DIY magic carpet cat hammock from a simple towel and  t-shirt yarn (or rope). You cat will love this super cozy cat bed and the best of it: you can wash it easily, and you can make it in any color or style that fits into your home! You can use old towels but this DIY magic carpet style cat hammock will work well with other cozy fabrics: such as minky, faux furs etc. as well!
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DIY Easy Celtic knot headband from an old T-shirt
Celtic knots represent infinity and eternity because they don't contain beginnings or ends. In ancient times, if a gift was adorned with a Celtic knot, it was thought to give the recipient longevity or good luck in new adventures. This no-sew headband is made with a Shannon knot, which symbolizes balanced creativity, a fitting emblem because it makes creative use of old T-shirts.
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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 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 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 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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DIY paw pillow from T-shirts
Watch this easy step-by-step video craft tutorial to learn how to make this super cute ( and comfy ) Paw Pillow ! This paw shape pillow is not only a cute decoration for your ( or the kids' ) room , but it is also a really nice way to repurpose old clothes ! If you want to feel yourself as a tiny fairy sleeping in the paw of giant tender pet – here you go! : ) For this cozy homemade pillow you will need 2 T-shirts ( 1 grey sweatshirt and 1 pink T-shirt ) , pillow stuffing and this nice video tutorial. : ) Everything is very clear and really easy!
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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 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 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 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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Quick & easy DIY fabric flowers ( video tutorial )
Even if you think you can't sew , these fabric flowers are super-duper easy! You just have to try one! In this step-by-step video tutorial Treasurie will teach you how to make one in no time. 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! ) , dishcloths that have outlived their usefulness and anything else made from fabric.
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DIY Vintage doily spiderweb  - quick and easy Halloween decor
This DIY Vintage doily spiderweb by Sadie Seasongoods is such an easy Halloween project and the outcome is sooo gorgeous! Transform a doily into a creepy spider web decor with following along Sadie's step-by-step craft tutorial, and create your very own spooky doily spider webs in various sizes and color! You can leave the doilies in white or you can use fabric paint to tint them into gray-ish colors ( or even black! ). OR you can crochet your own crochet doilies in a spooky Halloween color and pattern. ( Even you can re-purpose old dreamcatchers for this project! )
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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 unicorn pencil case from socks and felt - back to school
Today's video tutorial is a late back to school theme with a little recycling ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and make one cute diy unicorn pencil case for yourself or for the kids ! To make an adorable unicorn pencil case you will need: socks, felt, fluffy colorful yarn, zipper and fabric glue ( or you can hand- or machine sew it ). This adorable unicorn can be used as a unique and fun pencil case or a cute soft toy ! It's so fluffy I'm gonna dieeeee! Your little Agnes will love it too!
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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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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 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 baby sock Christmas tree ornaments with sleepy mice
Oh those adorable tiny little first socks! If you would like to keep them forever but not in some dark corner of a drawer, give them a new life as cute decors that always helps you to remember those tiny baby feet!  This brilliant Christmas craft idea the DIY baby sock sleepy mouse is not just super adorable as a Christmas decor and a keepsake but also very easy to sew, especially because of this nice step-by-step tutorrial! Used baby sock ornaments sounds weird, I know, but it turned out so beautiful and adorable!  I’m really wishing that I saved all of the other kids’ socks now!
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DIY Sock lion - free sock toy pattern
With this nice step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock lion ! 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. 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.
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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 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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Easy DIY rainbow basket with t-shirt yarn
Little baskets are so handy for corralling small miscellanea that seem to end up all over the house, you can never have too many. She created some lovely rainbow hued ones with a simple coil basket making technique, but instead of weaving she used crochet which makes the process go a lot faster. Because she used t-shirt yarn as the core, they are nice and floppy but if you want a firmer basket consider using thin rope. You can even make them fit around an old jar and hey presto, a new vase!
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DIY sweater snowmen - (no-sew) easy winter decor
We are being completely honest,we think these little DIY snowmen made from sweaters might even be cuter than sock snowman! You can decide for yourself by swinging by to see our other upcycling Christmas craft projects but these cheeky little snowmen are absolutely our favorites! Each one has its own personality, and they are simply charming in a trio!  Let us show you how easy it is to make them: (Bonus: no sewing is involved! )
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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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