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Simple DIY Christmas gnome ornaments (video tutorial)
This lovely little DIY Christmas gnome ornament by Sarah Nenni-Daher is soooo 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. ( This craft is just perfect to upcycle those old unused clothes or socks! ) You could make a little Christmas gnome ornament out of almost every type of fabric, just a little glue, and a few clever tricks. Follow along with Sarah Nenni-Daher' step-by-step gnome ornament making tutorial, and create your very own little Scandinavian style Christmas gnome ornaments :
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Short Christmas gnome in winter hat (video tutorial)
Easy and fun DIY Christmas gnomes by Sarah Nenni-Daher for your holiday home decor ! So cute and simple to create! These adorable DIY Christmas gnomes are one of our all time favorite Christmas crafts. These fun Christmas gnomes ( or tomtes ) make adorable winter home decors, or in smaller sizes: Christmas ornaments or gift toppers. Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make Swedish Christmas gnome ( tomte, nisse, or Scandinavian gnome ) in no time at all!
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DIY Big wood log Christmas gnome (video tutorial)
This brilliant Christmas craft project by Sarah Nenni-Daher has three of our favorite components to it: it has a Scandinavian theme, it's no-sew and it's super easy to make. This cute little Christmas log gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or sewing skills! These lovely log gnomes can be perfect Christmas or winter decors on your front porch, or you can give them as gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes ? You can upcycle sweaters, t-shirts, socks and almost any unused old clothes to create the gnomes , with this step-by-step video tutorial it will be a piece of cake!
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DIY Christmas gnome ornament - tomte ornament (video tutorial)
If you're in a hunt for a super fun, easy-to-make, and budget-friendly Christmas decoration - or just want to make a fun Christmas craft with the kids , try these super adorable, Scandinavian style Christmas gnome ornaments ! Christmas gnomes are not just super cute decors, but they are also very easy to craft, which makes them perfect for decorating and also for adorning gifts! By following along Sarah Nenni-Daher's step-by-step video tutorial, you will be able to make a set of Christmas gnome ornaments in no time! All you need is a little piece of ( felt ) fabric , yarn, and a wooden bead. Let's get crafting!
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Adorable Christmas bell elf girl (Christmas tree ornament)
Are you on a hunt for an easy, fun, and super adorable fabric scrap buster Christmas craft project ? Create a lovely Christmas bell elf! So cute and simple to create ! These gorgeous little Christmas elves by Creative Mamy are one of our favorite Christmas crafts. You could make the bell elves as lovely festive home decor , Christmas ornaments or gift toppers. These felt bell elves are incredibly easy to make. Creative Mamy ( az usual ) included a pattern in her step-by-step video tutorial, so even if you are a beginner in doll making, this little bell elf will be a piece of cake! ( If you look at the pattern, you can see how it is cut and adapt it to any size. )
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Adorable DIY Santa elf ornament (video tutorial)
We need to admit that: we LOVE Creative Mamy's lovely little felt ornaments! So much cuteness and personality! This gorgeous little Santa elf ornament is no exception! So cute and simple to create, which make this beautiful little Christmas ornament elf one of our favorite Christmas crafts ! You could make the Christmas bauble elves as lovely festive home decor, Christmas ornaments or gift toppers. These felt Christmas tree ornament elves are incredibly easy to make ( despite the look ). Creative Mamy ( az usual ) included a pattern in her step-by-step video tutorial, so even if you are a beginner in doll making, this little ornament elf will be a piece of cake! ( If you look at the pattern, you can see how it is cut and adapt it to any size. )
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Adorable DIY Christmas elf girl ornament (video tutorial)
We need to admit that: we LOVE Creative Mamy's lovely little felt ornaments ! So much cuteness and personality! This gorgeous little elf girl ornament is no exception! So cute and simple to create, which make this beautiful little Christmas ornament elf one of our favorite Christmas crafts! You could make the Christmas elves as lovely festive home decor, Christmas ornaments or gift toppers. These felt Christmas tree ornament elves are incredibly easy to make ( despite the look ). Creative Mamy ( az usual ) included a pattern in her step-by-step video tutorial, so even if you are a beginner in doll making, this little ornament elf will be a piece of cake! ( If you look at the pattern, you can see how it is cut and adapt it to any size. )
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Adorable felt snowman plushie (Christmas decor) - video tutorial
Do you love sewing ? Are you looking for a super cute , festive soft toy or Christmas decor ? Try this huggable snowman softie ! This festive felt snowman softie by Creative Mamy can be hand sewn from felt or fleece scraps. This adorable snowman plush toy can be a perfect Christmas gift for your kids / grandkids or you can use him to decorate your mantel at Christmas ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make your very own adorable snowman plushie. You can add extra elements to your snowman plushies , or sew/crochet a few accessories for them! Who can resist this sweet little snowman face?
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DIY Fabric snowflake fairy (or snowflake angel) ornament
We need to admit that: we LOVE Luisa Antonioli's lovely little fabric ornaments ! So much cuteness and personality! This gorgeous little snowman fairy ( or snowman angel ) ornament is no exception! So cute and simple to create, which make this beautiful little Christmas ornament one of our favorite Christmas crafts! You could make the Christmas fairies as lovely festive home decor, Christmas ornaments or gift toppers. These snowflake fairies are incredibly easy to make , so gather the materials and let's get crafting:
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Little felt wooden bead elf - DIY Christmas tree ornament
Are you on a hunt for an easy, fun, and super adorable fabric scrap buster Christmas craft project ? Create a lovely elf! So cute and simple to create ! These gorgeous little Christmas elves by Luisa Antonioli are one of our favorite Christmas crafts. You could make the elves as lovely festive home decor , Christmas ornaments or gift toppers. These felt elves are incredibly easy to make.
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DIY Appliqué heart notebook cover (  free sewing pattern & tutorial )
This lovely DIY Appliqué heart notebook cover by Miss Daisy Patterns would make a great Valentine’s gift. This fabric book cover is all hand sewn, practical, functional and very cute! Do you carry your book around wherever you go? To keep them from getting damaged in your bag you could use this lovely handmade book cover. No dog-ears, no more! Make this book cover with any durable fabric you like. Choose one that shows your or your loved one's personality, or that matches your school supplies. Get the free patterns at missdaisypatterns.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Princess Leia costume - free pattern & sewing tutorial
Today Fleece Fun will show you how to sew this gorgeous Leia costume ! Isn't it beautiful? ( Princess Leia is one of the most iconic characters in the entire Star Wars series. ) This beautiful handmade Leia costume is just perfect for both little and grownup princesses. This costume is fun to wear at movie premiers and parties as well! The outfit is washable and very easy to wear, not to mention that it's very easy to sew! You will find the free sewing tutorial and template at fleecefun.com:
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DIY Yoda costume ( free pattern and sewing tutorial )
Create your own baby Yoda : make a super comfy Yoda costume for your kids ! This lovely fleece Yoda costume by Fleece Fun could be made in an hour or two. Adorable and simple! By sewing costumes , you can really let your imagination go crazy and create something over the top, Make this quick and easy Yoda costume that would be great for Halloween , but are also fun for any day dress-up play. Get the step-by-step costume making tutorial and the free Yoda costume pattern at fleecefun.com and create your very own adorable Yoda costume now:
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DIY Aladdin magic carpet costume - free pattern & sewing tutorial
This DIY Aladdin magic carpet costume by Fleece Fun is perhaps the easiest and funniest costume we’ve ever seen! Fun, colorful and instantly recognizable! Deciding on a costume for a party or Halloween is never easy. Buying or renting costumes can also be an expensive investment, especially if you go to a lot of themed parties. This super DIY magic carpet costume is an easy and affordable way to stand out at any party! get the free sewing pattern and the step-by-step tutorial at fleecefun.com and let the magic begin:
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DIY Valentine\'s gnomes - lovely Valentine\'s day gift
This brilliant Valentine's craft project by Isa has three of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Scandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make , 3. It's an upcycling project ( the main material comes from a fuzzy sock ) ! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills! The sweater or sock Valentine's gnomes can be perfect little decors in your Scandinavian/vintage style home or you can give them as Valentine's gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes ? You can upcycle sweaters, t-shirts, socks or almost any unused old clothes to create gnomes, which ( with this step-by-step video tutorial ) will be a piece of cake! Click here for the free downloadable pattern
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DIY Bow scrunchies - sewing for beginners
Everyone’s favorite hair accessory from the ’80s is making a major comeback! But you don’t have to spend a lot to indulge in the craze. Follow A Beautiful Mess' tutorial to start your own collection, or to make sweet gifts for your girlfriends. Scrunchies do double duty: you can either wear it in your hair or wear it on your arm as a bracelet, just waiting for that big moment when you might actually need it for your hair! These stylish bow scrunchies by A Beautiful Mess can be made with just about any fabric, from silk to velvet. In just a few steps ( and with some scrap fabric ) you can make an armful of these beautiful hair accessories.
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DIY Fabric face mask ( free sewing pattern & sewing tutorial )
If you're already sick, need to go outside ( for quick shopping or to visit a doctor ) , and you haven't got face masks at hand, you can use Craft Passion's free face mask sewing pattern to create a mask quickly. For extra protection against viruses , Craft Passion will show you how to add non-woven filters inside your DIY face mask. Unlike surgical masks , these DIY fabric face masks can be washed and used/reused. Please note that this DIY fabric face mask doesn't prevent virus infection , and it also doesn't mean to replace the proper face masks. This fabric face mask is just a contingency plan for those who have no access to masks in the market.
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DIY Fabric surgical face mask (with filter pocket) - sewing tutorial
If you haven't got face masks at hand, but you need one, you can use Maker's Habitat KL's free face mask sewing pattern to create a mask quickly. While wearing a homemade face mask will not prevent someone from catching viruses, it can decrease the spread of large particles when someone sneezes. It can be used in cases of the flu, cold and other airborne illnesses. Just a reminder that these masks should only be worn if you are sick or caring for someone who is sick. All face masks should be washed and sterilized before use and cleaned again after becoming damp or moist.
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DIY Fabric marble maze (free sewing template & tutorial)
Make a super fun DIY fabric marble maze with AppleGreen Cottage's free sewing template and tutorial ! Use your fleece & cotton fabric scraps to create great quiet toy, or sensory toy for kids, with no pieces or parts to lose.These fabric marble mazes are the perfect screen-free, quiet toy for kids, and it's a great way for using up bits of fleece or fabric. Each fabric maze has a marble sandwiched between the two layers that you push through the maze with your fingers. Read the tutorial and let's get sewing:
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Quilted boxy tote bag ( free sewing pattern & tutorial )
A tutorial to make a boxy tote bag with some quilted details and exterior pockets. No special bag making tools required. Just a regular sewing machine, some batting and interfacing, regular threads, an optional magnetic snap button, and an optional decorative button.
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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 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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DIY Braided baby crib bumper (free sewing pattern + tutorial)
If you want to have a safe barrier that keeps your baby around from the edges of the crib this sewing project is a perfect choice for you! It is very common for the kids, during day or night, to get their hands or feet stuck between crib spindles or bump their heads against the crib walls. A braided bumper protects your baby against these bumps and bruises. Today Елена Babynest will show you how to make a gorgeous, super-soft braided bumper for the baby bed. This braided baby crib bumper is a super cute and useful nursery decor. You can make it monochrome, or use any color you like. Watch the video tutorial and let's get sewing:
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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 Face mask for glasses wearers (sewing pattern & tutorial)
F or glasses wearers , face masks can be challenging. The biggest complaint is that wearing them means glasses lenses can get steamed up, making it difficult to see. And with the mask and glasses jostling for space on your nose, one or the other can end up slipping down. So what can you do to fix these annoying problems? The key to stopping the fogging up, they say, is making sure you have a snug fit!
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DIY Draft stopper - how to make a draft stopper out of socks
Data shows that draft can waste a lot of your energy use! It's terrible to think about how much heat and money has gone out the window ( or under the door ) on a cold winter day. Maybe draft cost you a lot of money, but that can be solved easily: Jillee will show you how to make a super simple, super thrifty draft stopper out of socks ! Yes, socks ! And this is a brilliant bonus because you can also use those odd socks again! Of course, you can use ( or recycle ) other clothing than odd socks: warm winter leggings, thick tights, t-shirt or sweater sleeves, scarfs, fabric scraps... there are so many possibilities to experiment with!
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DIY Simple adorable fel Christmas elf doll
Easy and fun DIY Christmas elf dolls by Creative Mamy for your holiday home decor ! So cute and simple to create! These adorable DIY Christmas elf dolls are one of our all time favorite Christmas crafts. These fun Christmas dolls make adorable winter home decors, or in smaller sizes: Christmas ornaments or gift toppers. Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make little Christmas elfs now:
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DIY Tin can Christmas gnome
With just a few supplies turn an ordinary tin can into a super cute Christmas gnome ! You can fill your tin can gnomes with delicious Christmas treats which makes this Christmas craft a perfect little DIY gift for your loved ones! These adorable gnome cans may seem difficult to make, but that's not true! This little tin can gnome craft i s surprisingly easy to make. Watch Creative Mamy's video tutorial, create one, and add a little pinch of whimsy to your winter decor!
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DIY Adorable jeans mouse (sewing tutorial)
We love small, quick, easy, and super adorable sewing projects , and this jeans mice craft by Creative Mamy no doubt is one of our all-time favorites! In this step-by-step video tutorial, you can learn how to sew ( or hand sew ) these super adorable jeans mice. They are quick and really easy to sew ( you can easily make some with hand sewing ) and the outcome is so adorable! They are the perfect size to make cute toys for your cats or the kids ( you can make a whole felt mouse family ) !
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DIY Christmas gnome jar ( mason jar gift box )
Turn mason jars into festive Christmas gift boxes ! It's always a great feeling when we're making preparations for Christmas , especially if we can recycle something from trash into treasure to make something unique for the whole family. Start with an empty mason jar and create this fantastic homemade Christmas gnome gift box with Creative Mamy's easy to follow video tutorial. A mason jar gnome gift box is an inexpensive way to decorate your home for the holidays or create fun gifts for the whole family!
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