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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 Eco friendly grocery bag from old T-shirts
When tried to come up with something eco-friendly Deliah decided to create something that's green in more ways than one. She made her reusable grocery bag out of an old knit T-shirt . This a funny, easy to make ( and eco friendly ! ) bag idea which is also great for storage and easy to clean! You can create T-shirt grocery bags in various shapes, colors, and sizes even from a t-shirt sleeve! How fun is that? This DIY Eco friendly grocery bag is really easy and requires very little sewing. You can easily pack them in with your reusable grocery bags so you remember to use them at the store.
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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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DIY Knit T-shirt headbands (6 quick headband)
Have you made headbands from t-shirts yet? We bet that you will love these super adorable and super easy to make repurposed t-shirt headbands by Sugar Bee Crafts! A knit headband is so easy to make and wear – it’s perfect all year around. In this nice step-by-step DIY knit T-shirt headband making tutorial by Sugar Bee Crafts you can learn how to make the pinched bow headband ,the big bow headband ,the ruffled flower knit headband ,the braided T-shirt headband and the twisted head wrap headbands .
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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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DIY Galaxy in a jar
Today she is going to show you how to make a Galaxy in a jar ! We really love the final result of this DIY, you can use the Galaxy jars as decor in your room or you can make some to give to your friends. They are very inexpensive to make ( maybe you already have all of the ingredients! )
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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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Washable reusable crocheted face scrubbies
Do you love crocheting? Do you love eco-friendly craft ideas? Try these (vintage /shabby style) crocheted reusable and washable face scrubbies! This crochet project is not just super easy but it's also very useful in the bathroom! You can use them to clean and gently scrub your face without thwrowing out tons of cotton pads! This crocheted reusable face scrubbie can be a perfect little present for christmas or just for yourself. For this crochet pattern you’ll need to know how to make single crochet (sc), and 3 dc containing bobble stitch (bo), so it's super easy :)
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Snowball blowing fight - fun indoor winter family game
We love super fun, unbelievably easy and inexpensive (winter)craft ideas and this brilliant family game by All For The Boys is one of them! This blowing cotton snowball fight is a super fun game anyone in the family can play using simple objects you probably already have at home. This fun winter family game will grant hours of fun for the entire family! You can create an easy and inexpensive gift with this idea: just put the straws, the cotton snowballs and game instructions in a jar and violá' you get a "game in a jar" gift.
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DIY Cupcake Pouch - How To Make A Cupcake Bag
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial she will show you how to make a cupcake bag ! You can use this cute bag as a cupcake pencil case , a cupcake makeup bag , a cupcake jewelry bag or use this cute DIY pouch as you like. This adorable cupcake bag is absolutelly easy to sew, even if you haven't got a sewing machine. With this nice tutorial you can make one cupcake pouch easily which can be a perfect gift for almost every ocassion for your daughter and friends ! This easy sewing idea uses felt and cotton fabrics with a few hand stitches.
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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 easy raincloud costume for kids (no-sew)
Do you love unique,fun , and super easy kids costumes? For this year's Halloween or dress up party try this fun rain cloud costume that is soo easy it doesn't involves sewing at all! You can make this fun handmade rain cloud costume for the kids literally in minutes with a little poliester batting and felt! You can make a raincloud costume with dark clothes imitating thunderstorm but this costume also will be very nice in a cute rainbow-sky blue version! If you are the type to wait til last minute, this  costume will be the perfect choice for you because it came together in under 2 hours!
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How to make a rag rug from old t-shirt with a hula hoop
Comfy and soft, pretty and happy, can you believe it’s made from a pile of old t-shirts? If you like weaved 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  how quick is to make one rag rug, and 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, a hula hoop (or a sturdy cardboard box piece), some yarn and patience. This kids' craft project is a perfect way to decorate your home (or the kids' room) on a budget and also a great way to repurpose old t-shirts!
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DIY Draped hypertufa planters - creative garden decor
Concrete is a brilliant long lasting material that can be used for a wide variety of gorgeous and stylish DIY projects! We also love concrete because the finished products can be used outdoor which is also very nice thing! Today, in this step-by-step video tutorial , Diane Urbans from Urbans Greenhouse in Rudolph Wisconsin shows you how to create a draped hypertufa planter from a simple cotton towel! These beautiful and stylish concrete draped planters can be great home or garden decors at any time of the year! ( Or it can be also a great handmade gift for any occasion! )
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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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Fabric Mary Jane baby shoes (free sewing pattern )
Today The Cottage Mama shares with you this super adorable free fabric Mary Jane baby shoes pattern ! At thecottagemama.com you will find a written sewing tutorial on these super cute Mary Jane baby shoes and a free pattern available in size 6 – 12 month. ( This is a simple, hand-drawn sewing pattern so you can easily adjust the size for your baby's feet ) . With this adorable and easy sewing project you can use your quilting cottons as well! Read this tutorial by The Cottage Mama and sew a sweet pair of baby shoes for a sweet little baby:
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Free baby sun hat sewing pattern (and sewing tutorial)
Hats are a funny thing. We love kids in hats.When they're wearing super adorable hats it's totally melts our hearts. So sew a useful and comfy baby sun hat, put it on a squishy baby head and go enjoy some sunshine! This baby sun hat sewing project is super easy, suitable for beginners as well! In this nice craft blog you will find the free sun hat sewing pattern and a nice detailed step-by-step sewing tutorial. Sew an adorable  sun hat from cozy cotton fabrics for your kids (or for yourself!  - just adjust the size).
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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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Pretty ruffle sleeve raglan tee (free sewing pattern)
Bell sleeves and ruffled sleeves making their way back into stores and we think they’re actually kind of pretty! So grab your favorite fabric and sew one pretty ruffle sleeve raglan tee for yourself! This gorgeous ruffle sleeve raglan tee is fun and a little romantic without being over the top. A step up from your normal T-shirt without being any less comfortable than a normal t-shirt. In this nice craft blog you will find a free ruffle sleeve raglan tee sewing pattern and a detailed written sewing tutorial as well! (So this sewing project can be a great choice even if you are a beginner in machine sewing! )
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DIY Simple summer ruffle shorts - free sewing pattern
We love every detail of these summer ruffle shorts so we're very excited to share this brilliant sewing tutorial with you today. She wanted the summer shorts to be a nice length, but still look somewhat girly. We think the ruffles do that perfectly! These ruffle summer shorts have pockets for collecting treasures and an elastic waistband. Since they are made of a lightweight fabric they are also nice and cool for summer weather. Perhaps our favorite thing about these shorts though are how quickly they come together.  These are a quick sew, and they don’t require a lot of fabric either.  It’s really nice to have a pair of shorts that both your daughter and you can feel good about.
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DIY Tie-dye watermelon swim cover (free sewing pattern)
Crystal  from Stitched by Crystal, shares with us a fun summer project: a DIY watermelon poncho! We love watermelon in the summertime and we have been eating a lot of it this summer! This tie dye watermelon swim cover is a really easy and cheap summer sewing project and we love the end result! To create this fun and super comfy watermelon summer poncho / swim cover you will need: cotton fabric, fabric dye, and fabric paint.  Your kids will love to get in on the fun and help dye the fabric! You can create the watermelon poncho /summer swim cover for your kids or even for yourself! This free sewing pattern will be your guide through the project!
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How to sew a half circle skirt - free sewing pattern and tutorial
Today Melissa will going to teach you how to sew a half circle skirt! The beauty of these skirts is that they are so FAST to make and you can draft your OWN pattern!! Once you have the pattern made, you can whip one out in about an hour flat.  These are made from summery fabrics but they would also be adorable made from wool or chambray for fall or winter.  Perhaps our favorite thing about this half circle skirt (besides the fact that  it's absolutely gorgeous) though are how quickly they come together.  These are a quick sew, and they don’t require a lot of fabric either.  It’s really nice to have a stylish delicate but also funky skirt that both your daughter and you can feel good about.
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DIY Neon mason jar mummies - fun Halloween decor
Halloween isn’t Halloween without a mummy or two! These neon mason jar mummies by Kids Craft Room are perfect for adding a splash of color and spooky fun to your Halloween decorations. We just love that these mummy mason jars look good both day and night. During the day their vibrant neon colors are a real crowd pleaser and they’re perfect for using as a simple table decoration or for filling with Halloween candy. At night time you can pop a battery tea light inside for a spooky neon glowing mummy mason jar lantern! What fun!
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Crochet rose cleansing pads ( free pattern )
Do you love crocheting ? Do you love eco-friendly spa gift ideas ? Try these ( vintage /shabby style ) crocheted reusable and washable rose face scrubbies ! This crochet project is not just super easy but it's also very gorgeous & useful in the bathroom ! You can use them to clean and gently scrub your face without throwing out tons of cotton pads ! This crocheted reusable face scrubbie can be a perfect little spa present for Christmas or just for yourself.
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DIY No-sew T-shirt tote bag
We are sharing an awesome upcycling craft with you today: Jessi's upcycled T-shirt tote bag ! Gorgeous isn't it? If you have a bunch of old t-shirts from college that you just don’t wear anymore, but they still have sentimental value turn them into tote bags ! It’s so easy to turn a t-shirt into a tote bag , and the best part is, there’s no sewing required! All you need is scissors and an old t-shirt , you can make a super awesome tote bag !
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DIY Winter village wreath (free printable)
We love this winter village wreath not only because of its soft fluffiness, because it was really easy to make. No fancy sewing, pinning, chain sawing or other dangerous activities needed. We've been obsessed lately with easy paper crafts, and this would be a great use for those scraps. (You can use leftover Christmas wrapping papers or fun scrapbook papers as well) Read this step-by-step craft tutorial and create your own gorgeous winter village wreath! (You will find the printable paper house template  at Delia Creates for free! )
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DIY Kitty rice heating pad (free sewing pattern)
We are all into craft projects that make us feel cozy and relaxed!  If you haven’t seen or made one rice heating pad before, it’s basically a pouch filled with uncooked rice (and usually something that smells good too), and you can stick them in the microwave for a moist heating pad that lasts a good while. If you are going to make something, why make it regular when it can be a kitty? Much cuter to have around the house and just makes us  smile to look at too.
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Sleepy sloth snuggler (teether) baby toy - free sewing pattern
Sloths are slow. They’re also super cute ( at least we think so ) . And they are the inspiration for this oversized lovey that is super cute, but not-so-slow to make. Think of it as a security sloth ! And what child wouldn’t want to snuggle up with a sweetly sleeping sloth ? The size makes it small enough to carry around easily, but large enough that it can wrap around your little one’s shoulders. The sewing is very basic, so in an afternoon you’ll have a snuggly new friend! Click the buttons below to get the free sewing pattern and a very nice step-by-step sewing tutorial by HelloBee:
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Easy DIY wood bead snowman winter garland
Are you on a hunt for a super easy to make but still gorgeous and stylish winter decor ,which also can be a great craft project for your kids ? Try this super cute wooden bead snowman garland! This adorable beaded snowman garland is so easy to make even the smallest crafty hands can create it in no time! Add this lovely snowman garland to your Christmas / winter mantel or your Christmas tree . Of course you can add other craft elements to you r wooden bead snowman garland as well, it will be lovely in any form!
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10 Different fun & quick DIY Halloween costume
This week on Kamri’s YouTube Channel she featured 10 adorable Halloween Costume Ideas . We thought you might like to see her 10 Food Inspired DIY Costumes . This video was so much fun! Which is your favorite? Each of these DIY costumes looks perfect as last minute DIY Halloween costumes for girls. These fun food costumes will make perfect DIY Halloween costumes for kids, for teens, and even adults. The costumes: Gumball Machine, girly and cute Cotton Candy, fun Candy Buttons, super-cute Donut, bubbly bunch of Grapes, adorable bag of Jelly Beans, perky Pineapple, perfect Slice of Pizza, fun box of PopCorn, and a beautifully-ripe Strawberry!
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Easy DIY felt heart wreath - Valentine's day decor
You just realized that you don't have a Valentine's day wreath ? Try this gorgeous felt heart Valentine's wreath ! !This tutorial is SUPER easy to follow. Especially for how cute it turns out! This wreath is so easy to make but can be a bit time consuming. Over a couple of evenings you will be able to put together your very own heart wreath . You can attach a ribbon or small circle of yarn to the back of the wreath to hang it. We absolutely LOVE how it turned out!! Watch the step-by-step felt heart wreath making video tutorial at idearoom:
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