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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! )
Washable coloring book for kids (free sewing pattern)
Today we are starting with a fun coloring and activity book for kids: the washable coloring book by Sew Can She! Yes, it's true, this amazing coloring book is washable, so you don't need to worry about you coloring mistakes or picking mis-matched colors. You can simply have fun coloring because later on you can wash the book and start over! How fun is it? This washable coloring book is perfect for kids of all ages! This washable coloring book would be the perfect project for a last-minute birthday gift, in preparation for a long car-ride, or to keep little preschoolers busy coloring somewhere other than the walls.
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DIY Fabric journal cover ( free sewing pattern & tutorial )
This lovely fabric journal cover by Christine from Sew, Jahit is designed to have a clean look, be functional, and absolutely machine washable - which adds on to its practicality. It has plenty of compartments: including card slots and a pocket for the smartphone. It fits journals of up to B5 size. This journal cover is easy to sew enough for an advanced beginners, and the materials are easily available in sewing and craft stores. Get the free sewing pattern & sewing tutorial at sewjahit.com, and let the fun begin:
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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 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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DIY Fabric Christmas tree ( free sewing pattern & tutorial )
These adorable little fabric Christmas trees by Miss Daisy Patterns are super easy to sew and just perfect as a fabric scrap buster project ! You could use the finished fabric Christmas trees to decorate your home for Christmas or you could give them as handmade gifts. ( This fabric Christmas tree is also perfect as a Christmas tree ornament, if you leave out the stand and adjust the size a little bit. ) Get the free sewing pattern at missdaisypatterns.com and let's get crafting:
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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 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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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 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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Christmas ornament angels from fabrics
With the help of this nice christmas craft tutorial you can make these adorable fabric christmas tree ornament angels. Perfect gift for your loved ones, or it will looking good on your christmas tree, and the best is: you can upcycle some scrap fabric!
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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 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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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 Country style Halloween bandana pumkins
Aren’t these bandana pumkins adorable and unique? We think the bandana fabric is just divine, and you can get at least 2 pumpkins out of each bandana, which makes this a really affordable DIY fall craft project, as well. You can fill a bowl or small vintage crate with these bandana pumpkins and they’ll look wonderful for autumn and Halloween. Of course you can use other leftover fabrics / unused clothes to create more unique fall/Halloween decorations with this brilliant pumpkin sewing technique.
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DIY baby nest ( free sewing pattern )
This handmade baby nest was designed to make life easier for new parents and their babies ! Sew a b aby 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. In this site, you will find a free baby nest sewing pattern as well as a nice step-by-step tutorial on how to sew it!
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DIY Upcycled tissue box storage baskets - easy home decor project
Are you looking for a fun upcycling idea for that empty Kleenex box? If you are always on the look for cheap DIY storage ideas for the home, you will love this fun upcycling project! This tissue box makeover will be your inexpensive DIY fix to your clutter problem. The nice thing about this DIY storage idea is that it’s not only limited to a small tissue box: any size of box could be upcycled ( a shoe box, diaper box, etc ) .
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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 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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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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Drawstring bag from plastic bottles - recycling & organizing
This brilliant recycling craft project, the plastic bottle and fabric drawstring bag is not just brilliant because you can repurprose a lot of plastic trash with it, but it's also a great way to store all kinds of things ( toys, sewing accessories, legos, stationary etc ). If you love sewing and upcycling this is the perfect craft project for you! It's super easy to make , and you can easily customize it with various fabrics and plastic bottles. You can use large plastic bottles/containers to store huge amounts of stuffs ( such as a large lego collection ) or you can use the small plastic bottles to organize tiny items ( pins, crayon chunks etc )
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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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Log slice poufs (with sewing pattern)
Isn't this log slice pouf  just so darling? These little tree stumps wood look great in a child's reading corner, or even slid underneath your coffee table for extra toddler seating. We love trees, faux bois, and woodland themes for decorating - this collection ticks all those boxes! You could use them for pretend play, as stepping stones, as mini poufs, or skip the heavier filling and fusible fleece and use them as throw pillows. This gorgeous kid's room decor is not  just fun and comfy but also very easy to sew!
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DIY Patchwork fabric easter eggs ( with sewing pattern )
Are you looking for a quick Easter sewing project? Do you have LOTS of scrap fabrics ? If your answers are yes, you will love these gorgeous patchwork fabric Easter eggs by Retro-Mama! These fabric Easter eggs are just a bit bigger than real eggs and a terrific way to use up those fabric scraps ! With this super egg sewing pattern you can create them in any color and if you fill it with rice the kids can use it as a fun "beanbag" toy. It's a perfect ( and frugal ) way to spice up your Easter home decor ,and it can be a perfect Easter gift as well!
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Oliver's favorite things -  lovely DIY applique quilt kids blanket
Christine from Sew, Jahit made this adorable applique quilt for her son, and in this step-by-step tutorial, she will teach you how to make one four your little ones using the raw edge applique technique. This applique quilt blanket features some of Oliver's favorite things as a preschooler: adorable animals, vehicles, robots, and fruits - but you can customize your blanket with any other fun motives. ( Free applique SVG cut files included! )
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DIY flannel coasters - how to upcycle old clothes
These flannel coasters are not just perfect ways to repurpose some of your old flannel shirts but they are also perfect for your hot apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, or hot chocolate!  They also help soften up your coffee table, side table, or wherever else you decide to throw ’em.  These useful flannel coasters are really do add that comfy, fall-into-winter feeling to your home  in an easy and low budget way! And the best is: they're washable! Of course you can experiment with other fabrics and colors as well!
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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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Easy DIY fabric storage box (free sewing pattern)
The best sewing projects are the multipurpose ones! With this super sewing tutorial and the fabric storage boxes by Craftideas you can decorate and organize your home at the same time! No more mess around the house! These fabrics boxes are super easy to sew , even as a beginner! You can use any decorative fabric ( or even old jeans ) to create these decorative storage boxes , and of course you can make it in any size! These quick to sew fabric boxes are also make wonderful hanging storage boxes. So get the free sewing pattern and tutorial from Craftideas and make your life more organized:
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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 bursting heart Valentine's day pillow
This Heart Pillow tutorial and free pattern by Blue Susan Makes is easy to sew and the outcome is so unique and gorgeous! Decorate for Valentine's Day with these  DIY bursting heart pillows, perfect for tossing on the couch or bed. Make a few in different colors, patterns and sizes for all around the house! Happily though, a festive holiday like Valentine’s day leads to lots of fun DIY projects. And DIY projects don’t care if you are single or in a relationship on Valentine’s day. They are there for you in every stage of life. And this particular project looks so pretty, its bound to make you feel good!
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DIY Card holder for playing card games (free sewing pattern)
DIY Card Kitties ( aka card holders for playing card games ) ! Everyone must have them! They are really easy to sew up so you should be able to make a few in an afternoon. You sew a few of these DIY Card holders for your playing card game enthusiast friends or when your little kids are learning to play cards to help them. This Card Kitty also can be a perfect deck organizer in your office ( finally a cozy space for your important little paper pieces )! Read Sew Can She's step-by-step sewing tutorial and create one:
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Santa hat chair covers - free sewing pattern
This Santa hat chair cover is a totally unnecessary, non-functional, can only be used a few-weeks-out-of-the-year, type of craft idea.. BUT don’t you dare Bah-Humbug this!  Because every time you take one little step into the kitchen (or dining room) you won’t be able to stop that smile from spreading across your face!  And you may find yourself humming ‘jingle bells‘ or ‘Rudolph‘ as you clean up after meals. These little Santa hat chair covers are made from felt so they hold their shape really well.  And sewing is minimal since hemming is not needed.  Truly, a pretty quick little Christmas sewing project!
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