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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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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 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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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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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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Snowman T-shirt - spice up your old tees
Are you looking  for a simple but adorable Christmas gift idea? With following along Brassy Apple's step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to spice up a plain white t-shirt for the winter season!   She made these lovely snowman tee’s for her kids but you can create one in adult size as well! They are quick, simple and adorable!  If case you don't like snowmen: you can make a Rudolph reindeer t-shirt with a brown tee, two black buttons ( for his eye) and one big red button (for his nose).
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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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Patchwork Santa christmas tree ornament
If you love sewing or patchwork, have some scrap fabrics, and you woul'd like to  make a fun festive Santa ornament, this craft idea is perfect for you!
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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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Folded fabric ornaments
Learn how to make these super easy sewn and folded fabric Christmas ornaments ! These make great last minute gifts for friends, family, coworkers and acquaintances. Perfect way to use up a Christmas stash of fabric too! Make up bunches and add them to gifts for a special bonus gift! No special template needed.
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Felt angel christmas ornament with tiny pocket
So there’s a step-by-step instructions to hand sew this lovely little angel with a tiny front pocket for treats. When complete, the angel ornament measures 3″ across and 4.5″ high (without the loop). This tutorial is perfect for beginners.
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Quilted angel pattern and tutorial
Make this beautiful (and easy to sew) quilted angel from a little scrap fabric. It's so adorable! In this website you can find the sewing pattern and a nice photo illustrated tutorial.
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Beauty and the beast costumes (Belle and beast) - Disney
This is a very nice, detailed Halloween kids costume tutorial with free printable sweing patterns,  inspired by Beauty and the Beast - Disney movie. Make Your Little Man Into a Little Beast and your girl into a pretty Disney princess!
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Olaf the snowman costume ( Disney - Frozen )
Do you want to build a snowman? Turn your kiddo into a darling snowman with this fun ( Disney - Frozen ) Olaf inspired halloween costume tutorial!  Made from fleece this snowman costume is a quick and easy sew! Throw it on over a brown tee and you’re all set!
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Adorable sock penguins - softie toy
If the sock monster already ate your half pair socks it's a great craft idea for you to repurpose the other ones: the sock penguin! This penguin measures about 7 1/2″ tall and it can stand firmly on a flat surface by itself. It is a great gift to sew, be it as softie toy, hanging ornament, or merely for display. Get the pattern and tutorial to sew one soon
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Woodland fairy costume
If your kids are super CRAZY about fairies make their gorgeous woodland fairy dresses for this year halloween or dress up party with the help of this nice costume craft tutorial! The costume itself needs a little sewing experience, but you can change the sewn parts with normal clothes or a no-sewn tulle skirt. You can also use fleece or felt because it doesn't need sewing.
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Penguin halloween costume (from Mary Poppins)
If you love the Mary Poppins stories make this adorable Penguin costume for your little kid. Even if you aren’t using the Mary Poppins theme, you have got to give this penguin suit a try. It’ll make you smile.  Really big. The costume base needs sewing skill, but if you can't sew you can make the acessories from felt or fleece with a help of a little hot glue.
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DIY  easy sewn parrot (bird) costume
Sewing costumes, you can really let your imagination go crazy and create something over the top, sometimes the crazier the better! Make this quick and easy parrot costume that would be great for Halloween, but are also fun for any day dress up play. The best in it:  it can be any type of bird! You can make an owl,a chicken, an eagle or anything that you want just alternate the colors and the beak.
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DIY Bunny (Easter) Treat Bags with Free Pattern
Are you looking for a funny and adorable Easter treat bag? If yes, this super cute Easter bunny treat bag tutorial is a perfect choice for you! Just fill the bunnies up with your favorite Easter treat and tie their little ears in a knot. They are small so they are a great way to use up some scrap fabric you may have laying around.  These little guys are quick to make so you probably won't be able to stop at just one. Then on Easter they can be tucked in their Easter basket, or hidden with the eggs.
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DIY easter bunny softie (with sewing pattern)
Today Lorraine shares her Spring Bunny tutorial, just in time for some special Easter sewing. Welcome spring with this happy little (easy to sew) bunny! If you love sewing, suprise you little kids with a cute bunny family. You can create a whole house with cardboard furnitures, or you can just give them as an easter gift.
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Adorable DIY lop eared sock bunny
It's an another adorable sock bunny softie from Craft Passion! If you love upcycling, it's  a perfect craft idea for you! Sock dolls aren’t hard to sew as you might think of. With the knit property of the sock, it is easy to manipulate. The biggest motivation you will have at the very moment you’ve just finished a sock doll with your full effort, you will feel proud of yourself as you know someone will love it because it is handmade by you and they can’t find the second piece that looks the same as this!!! Don’t hesitate, pick some socks and start sewing!
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DIY fleece dino hat (with sewing pattern)
For this year winter or halloween/ dress up party sew this adorable and warm fleece dino hat. In this nice craft website you can find the sewing pattern and a nice detailed sewing tutorial. Fleece is a perfect material if you are a beginner in sewing because it doesn't fray, that means no finishing seams! This hat is super cute, the dino look is perfect for a little boy and it should keep his head and ears warm this winter.
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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 Wee brown bunny treat bags - sewn easter gift bags
Jelly beans and chocolate coins?  Truffles or candy eggs?  What would you tuck into these embroidered treat bags for Easter?  A gift card, a matchbox car, or a marshmallow bunny? Whatever you choose, it’ll make a fun treat, and these adorable bags, tied with twine and a hand-written tag, make perfect decorations for the holiday table! I think what I love best about these treat bags is that they’re so simple and easy, you can make them in multiples, so everyone gets one!
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DIY Cinderella costume / princess costume
For this year halloween / Disney dress up party sew this sweet Cinderella costume, and make your girl's wish come true! She started to make this princess costume from-scratch by using the shape of another piece of clothing that fits, as a guide to make something new. This costume needs a basic sewing skill but not that difficult as it seems!
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Pascal (chameleon) costume - Disney (Tangled)
If you looking for a fun and cozy Disney costume this Pascal (chameleon) costume (from Tangled) is a perfect choice for you! This halloween / dress up party costume is completely made of fleece, perfect for a cool Halloween night.  The hands and feet are connected to the sleeves and pant legs but are strapped in place with elastic.
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DIY Monarch butterfly wings from garbage bags
If you looking for a gorgeous and affordable halloween or fairy/woodland dress up party costume with the help of this great video craft tutorial make this monarch butterfly costume from garbage bags ! All you need is some plastic garbage bags in black, orange and white.
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Adorable teddy bear (with sewing pattern)
If you looking for a perfect baby shower gift or you just want to suprise your little one with a great soft toy sew this super cute teddy bear plushie for him/her! ( Note: This project is not really for beginners, if you have never made stuffed animals and are not familiar with patterns /sewing , I would recommend you to start with a more simple sewing project and attempt this teddy bear once you have the skills and patience to put together pattern pieces and are familiar with your sewing machine. ) If you plan to give this teddy bear plushie as a baby gift do not use glass or plastic eyes !
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