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This craft category is a huge collection of free home decor sewing patterns & other sewing projects around the house! Seasonal & holiday DIY home decors with free sewing patterns ( Christmas decorations, Easter decorations, Halloween decorations), cozy home decor sewing patterns ( pillow case sewing patterns, blanket sewing patterns ), jeans upcycling crafts & home decors with jeans, useful sewn house accessories ( fabric basket sewing patterns, covers and cozy's ), curtain sewing ideas, kids room decor sewing patterns, pet toy sewing patterns, pet bed sewing patterns .. and many more creative sewing ideas around the house! (Patchwork has it's own category! )
DIY fabric Santa advent calendar
We are super excited to share this lovely DIY fabric Santa advent calendar with you! An advent calendar is a wonderful way to extend the fun of Christmas over the whole month. And what better way to introduce the tradition of counting down the days until Christmas than with a super cute homemade Santa advent calendar ! Sewing your own advent calendar is also the perfect way to create a new family heirloom that will last for years and become a firm favorite part of children's’ festive rituals! This free sewing tutorial , designed by Mike , is one of our favorite festive sewing projects from the The Crafty Gentleman archives. Read on to find out how to sew your own DIY Santa advent calendar :
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Easy sewn Christmas tree ornaments with simple circles
This little fabric Christmas tree ornament can be used as a decoration on your own tree or a thoughtful handmade gift. This adorable  Christmas tree shaped fabric ornament is super quick to make, and you could even use fabric scraps to make them! The trick is a nice fabric circle, folded in a Christmas tree shape. Brilliant, isn't it? This sewing project is soo easy you can easily sew some even if your are a beginner in sewing / patchwork! Of course you can decorate the Christmas tree ornaments with other nice embelishments as well (imagine one with nice beads, laces or other small decorative elements). This fabric Christmas tree ornament looks good in a funky Christmas pattern or even with shabby/vintage fabrics!
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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 Rustic advent calendar with driftwood ( fabric bag advent calendar )
With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays , it's not hard to lose track of time. Before you know it, it's Christmas ! Countdown to Christmas with this beautiful, rustic, DIY advent calendar by Craft And Creativity. Whether you want a grown-up or kiddie version, this advent calendar is just begging to be made. Not only is this a handy and exciting holiday decor , because of the anticipation it builds, but it's also a great kids' craft too. Not to mention that this Christmas calendar makes great Christmas decor you can use year after year. This version has a nostalgic feel, and the fabric bags are just brilliant, because bags are super versatile ( you can use any size, any color and any pattern to create your handmade advent calendar ).
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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 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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DIY Purse organizer ( free sewing pattern )
Can't find what you are looking for inside your bag ? You need a purse organizer! In this nice sewing tutorial Sew Can She will teach you how to make a DIY purse organizer with handles ( also called a "moving bag", aka a bag that holds all essentials to make it easy to move them from one bag to another ) . Keep all your essential items from getting lost in your handbag with this easy DIY purse organizer tutorial:
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Traveling tic-tac-toe with buttons (free sewing pattern)
Are you planning any fun trips this year? Today Katie from Made to be a Momma is here with a fun sewing tutorial that will be fun for any trips you’re taking this year. It’s a little traveling tic-tac-toe game! How cute is this? Fun family games can make any trip much more enjoyable!  This on the go tic-tac-toe game is perfect for summer vacation travel, waiting in the doctors office or at restaurants, and just a fun game for your kids to play!  It’s not only the “game board” but it also stores the tic-tac-toe pieces in the pouch. This sewing project is absolutely suitable for beginners in sewing and this traveling board game will be a great DIY gift for any occasion!
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DIY Natural wood & fabric bunny ear teething ring (free sewing pattern)
With a baby coming, you may start thinking what would be fun to add to your baby' s stash. Because babies tend to be chewers ( especially while teething ),instead of chewing on their hands, socks, or corners of blankets… made these Natural Wood & Bunny Ear Teething Rings ! These are so great as a baby shower gift or for your own babies ….but are just as fun to make in bulk and keep on hand for baby gifts ! Unique handmade baby gifts are always a hit….especially when they only take minutes to make!!!
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DIY Floor tile-inspired applique quilt
This easy-to-follow quilting tutorial by Sew Jahit provides free vector files for the patterns that make up the gorgeous floor tile-inspired quilt design. The vector files can also be used for other applique projects or paper crafts. Play around with color combinations to create unique designs!
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DIY Fabric snowman lights
We simply love upcycling crafts! This snowman lamp decor by Restyled Junk is a perfect way to re-purpose some old clothes into something lovely! You can use these adorable snowman lamps as lovely Christmas / winter decors or you can use this fun fabric upcycling idea to wrap your presents in a unique / unusual way! ( Imagine a snowman pouch full with gifts and candies! ) Visit  Restyled Junk and learn how to make the snowman lights:
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DIY spring centerpiece - plush flowers with pots
These super cute DIY plush flower pots make for a great spring party table centerpiece, home decor or even a party favor or gift (for mother's day, birthdays or almost every ocassion)! Can you imagine the possibilities and theme?! And the best is: you can easily hand sew these cute fabric flowers, even if you are a beginner in sweing! (Or you can find in this nice craft website a no-sew pushie flowers version as an extra!)
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Easter carrot treat bag - free sewing pattern
Easter is right around the corner so now is a great time to hop into some spring sewing! Today we are sharing a tutorial to make a carrot treat bag, a perfect addition to your little one’s Easter basket! These little carrot treat bags hold lots of goodies.  They make a really fun alternative to those little plastic eggs!  And they will last, so you can fill them year after year! These carrot Easter treat bags are small and easy, making them a great sewing project for beginners & to use up some fabric scraps. But they are still big enough to hold plenty of treats! And they sew up quick, too, so you can make a few or make a whole bushel!
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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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Pencil holder bookmarks (free sewing pattern)
An another quick and easy pencil holder bookmark sewing tutorial by Sew Can She! We simply LOVE this idea! Sew a fun journal pen holder to make sure there is always one pen there when you need it! Besides of it's usefulness this sewing project is also perfect to clear your scrap fabric stash ! And of course this pencil holder bookmarks also makes a super lovely last-minute gift! Get the step-by-step sewing tutorial at Sew Can She:
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Burlap Christmas stockings - free sewing pattern
Sew your stocking to fill with gifts on Christmas morning. This super easy to sew Christmas stocking by Craft Passion is just a great evergreen Christmas decor , plus ( as usual ) Craft Passion's sewing tutorial is very nicely done, so even if you are a beginner, this Christmas stocking will be a piece of cake! You can sew the stockings with any fabric you want, the possibilities are truly endless! Get the free sewing pattern and let's get sewing :
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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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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 snowman winter decor with decoupage from an old suitcase
If you love decoupage and renovating old unused things you will love this brilliant craft idea! This stylish winter snowman toy storage suitcase combines the helping aspect of recycling and gorgeous appearance of decoupage technique. If you have an old suitcase (or a briefcase) this is the perfect chance to make something beautiful from them for winter / Christmas ! This lovely snowman suitcase with it's winter-ish  paint and decoupage design will be a wonderful accent piece for your Christmas decoration.
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Bedside pockets organizer - free sewing tutorial
Make a bedside pockets organizer with Sew Can She's step-by-step sewing tutorial and organize your bedroom space! This bedside pockets organizer is super easy to sew and it can be a great gift for everyone who is short on room in the dorm. Everyone has a few things that they need near their bedside ! This bedside pockets organizer is useful for students who live in a hostel and those who do not have a bedside table in their bedroom and it’s difficult for them to keep their bedtime essentials organised. This is also a helpful organizer for new moms who can keep baby essentials like diapers, wipes and few clothes in this.
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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 Hand crocheted cat bed - fabric tube yarn project
Here are the video instructions for making a cat bed using fiberfill filled fabric tubes and your own hand as crochet needles ! This hand crocheted cat bed is a super fun project and super cozy as well! You can use store bought fabric tube yarn OR you can sew one for yourself with following the knot pillow making video tutorial in our site! You can hand crochet ( or hand knit ) various thing with fabric tubes . This cozy cat bed easily spices up any boring space and your cat will love it!
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Easy DIY fabric apple sachet (free sewing pattern)
Let the fruits of fall inspire you to make heavenly scented sachets for closet and drawers! You’ve probably bought at least one herbal sachet in your lifetime. If not, likely you’ve held one in your hand and taken in its intoxicating aroma. Making herbal sachets is a really easy craft, they make wonderful handmade gifts , and it’s a great way to use some of the bounty from your garden. This time Craft Ideas teaches you how to make these adorable little apple shaped sachets. These apple sachets can be great teacher appreciation gifts or fall decorations !
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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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Soft braided baby nest (sewing tutorial + free pattern)
This handmade braided baby nest was designed to make life easier for new parents and their babies! Sew a baby nest and use anywhere your baby is resting. Having their own nest will help your baby settle easier especially in new environments as they will quickly recognize the smell and feel of their nest. You can use your baby nest virtually anywhere around the house, or bring it with you wherever you go! This soft and cozy DIY baby nest is perfect for traveling as your little one can sleep anywhere stress-free! If you intend to use for co-sleeping the baby nest provides a safe barrier between you and your baby. Watch the video tutorial and create yours now! ( For sizes in English please visit the youtube page - and read the description! )
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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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Valentine’s day drop cloth pillows - DIY Valentine’s day home decor
Pillows for Valentine's Day have to be made with love, right? If you love the crafty combination of fabric paint and burlap you will L-O-V-E these gorgeous Valentine's day drop cloth pillows by Ribbons & Glue! You’ll love to see how easy it is to make these Valentine’s drop cloth pillows and the finished pillows are so gorgeous! Pillows can be very adorable presents, plus you can create them by yourself. Get the tutorial at ribbonsandglue.com and start sewing :
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DIY Soft taggie blanket - blankie with tags (sewing pattern)
You can buy all of those great baby toys for your little one, but we bet he/she would be more excited to play with tags hanging off the pillow or blanket next to him/her! So sew one lovely baby blankie with tags! This taggie blanket is a great sewing project for beginners. Getting the tags to stay in place can be a little tricky at first but once you get the hang of it the sewing is very basic sewing. Don’t worry if your lines are not sewn perfectly straight it’s just for a baby who is not going care if its a little off, their just love to play with the tags instead. She used one ribbon that was a satin finish and one that was a grosgrain finish.
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DIY vintage basket from plastic junks and clothespins
This gorgeous DIY vintage/rustic style basket is made from an empty plastic bucket and some wooden clothespins! Absoilutrelly brilliant and low budget way to decorate your vintage/shabby style home and upcycle some plastic junk at the same time! You can paint the clothespins into any color that fits into your house!  You can use these nice little baskets to organize small things, or it can be a perfect easter basket !(Just fill it with delicious homemade cookies/sweets)
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Easy DIY Reading pillow (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
We simply love reading and fun, quick sewing projects , so why not combine the two? This reading pillow by Polka Dot Chair is one of our favorite tutorials ! This reading pillow is a simplified version of Polka Dot Chair's reading pillow. ( No zippers, piping or special techniques are required. It’s literally just a bunch of straight lines. SO EASY! ) This sewing tutorial is beginner friendly and is also great for kids who are learning how to sew.
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