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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!
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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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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Easy christmas ornaments /   old ornaments in new dresses
One of the easiest holiday crafts you can do is make Christmas ornaments for your tree.  And if you’re anything like she's mom, you have about 40 boxes of ancient glass colored balls of all colors.  What to do with those old ornaments? How about this?
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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 Recycled jeans e-book (or tablet) cover
If you want to make sure your e-book reader or tablet is protected this DIY recycled denim e-reader cover is a must! ( Especially if you are a professional dropper of gadgets just like us ! -haha ) What I love about this DIY e-reader cover is that it’s upcycled from old jeans, and it includes a jean pocket, on the front, to store the charger cable. The books we read are such a personal choice, and it makes sense to make an e-reader cover that matches your personality. It makes for a really individualised gift during the holiday season.
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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 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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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 Sparkly clothespin dragonfly - summer craft idea for kids
Do you and your kids love to sit and observe insects outside during the summer? One of our favorites to observe is dragonflies. They are absolutely gorgeous don’t you think? If you are big fans of them like me you are going to love this sparkly clothespin dragonfly craft. It makes a fabulous insect craft for kids and summer kids craft. You can turn this darling clothespin dragonfly craft into fridge magnets by gluing magnets onto the back of the clothespins. Now you can display kids’ artwork, your to-do list, or important papers in style on your fridge.
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3 adorable handmade plushies (sock toys) - cat,dog and sheep
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make these adorable plushies ( dog, cat and sheep ) completely out of socks ! These sock plushies / soft toys make great DIY presents and are really relaxing and enjoyable to sew. If you already have some experience with sewing , then these sock cat/dog/sheep plushies should be very easy to make. If you're a complete beginner in sewing , then you should get the hang of it after practising with a few plushies. This is a great DIY to do together, especially during the holiday time. You can use any type of socks with different color and pattern they will be super cute in any form!
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DIY Christmas gnome with eyes (video tutorial)
This lovely little DIY Christmas gnome with its tiny, beady eyes is so 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. You could make a little Santa gnome , just use red fabric pieces instead of blue. Follow along with Sarah Nenni-Daher' step-by-step gnome making tutorial, and create your very own little Scandinavian style Christmas gnome decoration:
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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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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 Toilet paper roll spring wreath with fabric rosettes
Stop before throwing toilet paper tubes and old, unused clothes away! Learn from Bigger In Real Life's tutorial how to combine them to create a beautiful wreath in no time! Use toilet paper tubes and leftover fabric pieces to create a bright and cheerful upcycled Spring Wreath. This upcycled spring wreath is just a perfect addition to your spring home decor plus it's super easy to make!
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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 T-Shirt decorations made with hot glue (glue gun stick)
In this video craft tutoria l IdunnGoddess shows you how to decorate T-shirts and denims with pieces of hot melt glue sticks for glue gun using microwave and an iron. If you love repurposing old clothes you will love this brilliant craft idea! These hot glue gun stick bead decoration is one of the easiest homemade t-shirt decor we've ever seen! You can use this brilliant hot glue gun stick bead craft to upcycle your old clothes ! Just create a few hot glue gun stick beads and put it on your t-shirt ( or other clothes ) and voilá it's done!
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DIY fabric accent sneakers
We simply love adding personal touch to our outfits! And this shoe makeover project by A Little Craft In Your Day is a super easy ( and frugal ) way to do this! Today Courtney and Tanner will show you how to spice up a pair of old / boring / cheap sneakers with a simple small piece of fabric . We think you are going to adore these DIY Fabric Accent Sneakers ! Of course you can use fabric scraps with various patterns ( imagine a romantic lace-pastel or a fun colorful sneaker with large geometric patterns! ) The variations are endless!
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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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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 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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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 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 Sock owl (sock plushie sewing tutorial)
Look at this cute sock owl ! Isn't it super adorable? Plus it's super easy to make too: you can whip up one with the kids in no time! Use the finished sock owls as cute fall decorations, or simply give them as heartfelt gifts for your loved ones! These adorable little sock owls are so happy that fall is here and are so fun to make. Grab that odd sock we know you have, and let’s get crafty!
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DIY Christmas tree ornaments from scrap fabric with a glue gun ( No sewing )
These cute and light orbs will look great in your Christmas tree. They're easy and fun to make, and the best thing about them is that you can make them from almost any stiff scrap fabric or paper you have around. They even look good with leftover jeans fabric, or newspaper. No sewing involved, you just need a glue gun. Watch Thoughts for Happy Minds' video tutorial and learn how to make them:
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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 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 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 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 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 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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