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DIY Sock hand puppets - puppet making tutorial
With this fun and easy kids craft idea by Ana | DIY Crafts, you can upcycle your half pair socks into a fun toy for your kids ! These adorable and funny hand puppets are super easy to make , you won't need special crafting skills or materials to make them, just a sock , a little piece of foam, styrofoam balls ( or ) googly eyes, and a little ( fabric ) glue. You can even use your leftover Christmas decorations to make fun colorful hairstyles to them! How fun is it?! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial make some fun sock hand puppets will be a piece of cake!
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DIY Dinosaur baby tag blanket - adorable gift for babies
Make this baby tag blanket by The Country Chic Cottage for your little one ! It is easy to make and that dinosaur shape is something that all kids will love. 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 dinosaur baby blanket with tags ! This dinosaur shape taggie plush toy 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. You can use different ribbon textures & colors for a little extra fun!
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Quick fabric pencil case pattern & sewing tutorial
Looking for a stylish way to keep those pens and pencils organized? Your kids will love it when you use this cute pencil case pattern by Crazy Little Projects to make them a fun pencil pouch for their school supplies. This is an easy sewing pattern to follow and it works great for kids ( and adults ) of all ages ! This DIY fabric pencil case is a snap to sew, and since any style or color of fabric can be used, you can make this fit your own unique personality! This pencil pouch requires just a small amount of fabric , which makes it a great project to make to use some of your stash of scraps, too! Continue reading for the complete step-by-step sewing tutorial for how to make a DIY Zipper pencil case of your own!
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DIY Fabric flower dolls - adorable spring decoration (video tutorial)
To celebrate spring, check out this video tutorial on how to make a gorgeous and super adorable DIY spring flower doll! You will be surprised how easy is to create one! Atelier Coração de Pano will teach you how to make a basic flower doll using some leftover fabric, a styrofoam ball, yarn, some paint, and a silk flower. The supplies for this tutorial are inexpensive but the outcome is so wonderful! Once you have mastered making a basic flower doll there are a lot of fun options and variations.
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DIY sock pig - sock animal sewing tutorial
Do you know that 2019 is the pig year in the Chinese zodiac? To celebrate this, Craft Passion shows you how to sew this super adorable sock pig ! This lovely little sock pig is just the perfect sewing project for recycling some old ( half-pair ) socks ! Plus, you can whip up this sock pig in less than an hour. This little piggy can be a wonderful stuffed toy , theme decoration, keychain, ornaments or a great handmade gift to make for any occasion. Kids might be able to make it with a little help from an adult too.
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Easy DIY fabric carrot banner - Easter decor
This lovely little fabric carrot garland by Bugaboo City is easy to make, great for beginner sewers, and best of all: you can make it with scraps of fabric found in your stash! With endless pattern options, this lovely little fabric carrot garland is a fantastic way to add color and texture to your Easter decor. They can also make for fun party decor or photo props.
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DIY No-sew sock bunny - fun Easter craft
Watch Handimania's step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a super adorable, no-sew ( Easter ) sock bunny. No needle, no pattern needed! Just one sock , a bag of rice and voilà' you’ve got super cute Easter bunny. If you’re looking for a cute and easy-to-make handmade Easter/spring decoration, or gift to add your kids Easter basket , then this tutorial is just perfect for you! This adorable sock bunny is the perfect last minute Easter craft that you can make for the kids or with them. Watch the tutorial and create yours today:
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DIY Fabric mason jar bunny - Easter gift idea
With just a few supplies turn an ordinary mason jar into a super cute bunny ! You can fill your mason jar bunnies with delicious Easter treats which makes this Easter craft a perfect little gift for your loved ones! These adorable fabric bunny mason jars may seem difficult to make, but that's not true! This little fabric bunny craft is surprisingly easy to make. Watch the video tutorial, sew one and add a little cuteness to your Easter decor !
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Easy DIY fabric chicken - fun Easter decor from fabric
Do you love super adorable handmade Easter decorations ? Sew this lovely little fabric hen ! This adorable fabric chicken can be a wonderful Easter decor or handmade gift for your kids ( or grandkids ) . This time ( in this step-by-step video tutorial ) CreativeMamy will teach you how to sew these cuddly fabric chickens in no time! This fabric hen is an absolutely easy sewing project: you can stitch one easily even if you are a beginner in sewing. This hen plushie doesn't require too much fabric, and it will look great in any size!
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DIY Sock sheep - free pattern & sewing tutorial
In this step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial by Craft Passion, you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock sheep ! Socks are easy to manipulate and fun to craft with. With the various types of socks available in the market, you will never get enough surprises of what a pair of socks would turn into. Start shopping and collect beautiful socks that you come across, you will sew up a storm and regretted that you have no enough socks to make. For your ease of sewing , along with the details of the instruction, Craft Passion has also included the free template in the tutorial page:
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Quick & easy DIY fabric flowers ( video tutorial )
Even if you think you can't sew , these fabric flowers are super-duper easy! You just have to try one! In this step-by-step video tutorial Treasurie will teach you how to make one in no time. 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! ) , dishcloths that have outlived their usefulness and anything else made from fabric.
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Easy DIY Fabric flower keychain (bag charm) - upcycling craft
Looking for a fabulous fabric flower to add to your fashion accessories ? Create this beautiful little fabric flower keychain ( or bag charm ) from an old flannel shirt ( or any other unused clothes or fabric scraps ) in minutes! Fabric flowers are fun to make and can be used in many different ways. This lovely puffy fabric flower keychain is budget friendly and only takes 5-10 minutes to make. Leave the sewing machine behind, DIY Gifts and Crafts Ideas will show you how to hand sew this gorgeous flower , so it's a perfect beginner sewing project for anyone – even if you’ve never tried sewing before!
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Easy DIY no-sew sock caterpillar (sock worm) - sock craft for kids
If you've ever done laundry, you've surely experienced the missing sock dilemma. Instead of throwing out those mismatched socks , you can easily turn them into an adorable sock worm ! Aren’t these no-sew sock worms ( or sock caterpillars ) by One Little Project super adorable? And they’re super easy to make too! ( These no-sew sock worms are so easy that the kids can make them by themselves. ) get the step-by-step sock toy making tutorial at onelittleproject.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY Satin ribbon strawberry bouquet - ribbon craft (video tutorial)
Almost everyone has extra rolls of ribbon in their home. Although the first thing that people associate ribbon with is gift wrapping, there are many other ways to repurpose those leftover bits and pieces of fabric. For example: check out this step-by-step tutorial for creating a beautiful and unique satin ribbon strawberry ! You can use the finished ribbon strawberries and flowers to bring color and texture to your table decor with a fun twist.
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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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DIY Mermaid plush doll (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Make a super adorable mermaid doll by following along this wonderful tutorial by A Beautiful Mess! As usual, at A Beautiful Mess, you will find the free sewing pattern and an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial. Begin by printing the mermaid pattern and choosing your favorite mermaid colors. Beginner seamstresses and sewers need not fear! All you’ll need for whipping up this lovely little mermaid doll is simple basic stitches. This DIY mermaid plushie could even be a great project to learn the fundamentals of sewing. So grab your fabric stash and your favorite kiddo and start planning an afternoon of summer crafting !
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DIY 30 minute mermaid skirt (free sewing tutorial and pattern)
If your little girls are obsessed with all things mermaid , this is THE tutorial for you. This time The Girl Inspired will teach you how to sew this wonderful, ruffled summer skirt in no time! If you've got 30 minutes and some basic sewing supplies, then you can put together this super easy DIY mermaid skirt. Whether your daughter likes dress-up or she’s searching for the perfect Halloween costume , this 30-minute mermaid skirt tutorial is sure. to. please. Get the tutorial at thegirlinspired.com and let's get sewing :
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DIY Watermelon potholder (free sewing tutorial and pattern)
Complete your kitchen decor with A Beautiful Mess' watermelon potholder ! What can be better than taking a beautiful strawberry pie out of the oven with a cute watermelon potholder ? This sewing project doesn't take too much time, and we LOVE how versatile the outcome is ( since it’s a potholder which can be used an oven mitt ). Of course, if you aren't in a watermelon mood, you can use different fabric patterns and designs to make one, since it's a super quick and fun sewing project! Get the tutorial at abeautifulmess.com and let's get sewing !
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DIY Round fruit slice pillows - fun summer decor
Want to add some fun to your summer decor ? One of the quickest ( and most inexpensive ) ways is to change the pillows. Pillows are eye-catching and something that everyone notices & appreciates. These fun fruit slice pillows by Studio DIY can be created in an afternoon, and they will add some fresh summer vibe and a pinch of whimsy to your living room, the kids’ playroom, the sun porch or other rooms in your home. Happy Crafting!
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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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DIY Infinity scarf (free pattern and sewing tutorial) - sewing for beginners
Infinity scarves are a great way to add a splash of color and style to your outfit. Whether you’re new to sewing or more experienced, sewing an infinity scarf is a simple and quick DIY project. This time Sustain My Craft Habit will show you how to sew an infinity scarf in no time. You will be surprised how easy is to sew one: you will be able to start and finish this infinity scarf in under 30 minutes! ( Which makes this comfy scarf an ideal gift for every special occasion ) . Get the tutorial at sustainmycrafthabit.com and let the sewing fun begin:
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DIY Giant pumpkin pillow - fun fall decor from fabric
Summer is coming to a close and it's time to start thinking about fall decor! Make this super cozy, giant pumpkin pillow by IdunnGoddess in just a few minutes to celebrate the cooler weather and of course: PUMPKINS ! This lovely, huggable pumpkin pillow is just perfect for your front porch or any room in the house! ( Making your own decorative pillow is one of the simplest and quickest ways to really punch up the look of a room. It’s also inexpensive, which makes it even better! ) If you’ve never made a pumpkin pillow or fabric pumpkin before, be encouraged because they’re absolutely the easiest sewing project ever.
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DIY Repurposed jeans bag (denim bag) - step-by-step bag sewing tutorial
Jeans are both comfortable and fashionable and more importantly: jeans can be worn in all kinds of weather. ( They are in-style year round! ) But because we love jeans so much, we often wear them out quickly and purchase new ones relatively frequently. This means most of us have a pair of old, unused jeans stored in our closets somewhere. Rather than toss them, sew your own jeans bag ! Sewing your own denim bag is actually quite fun! In this step-by-step sewing tutorial DIY Crafts TV will show you an easy way to make a denim bag out of those old , unused jeans.
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DIY Felt pumpkins - fall decor
Felt pumpkins are such an easy craft project that's perfect for fall! From various fabrics to embellishments, they can make the perfect fall addition for any style. By following along FumikaSaku's great step-by-step video tutorial, you can learn how to make these quick and easy stuffed felt pumpkins, perfect for the autumn season. This little fabric craft is suitable for those without a sewing machine. You can use any kind of fabric to match your home, AND they only take 15 minutes! Watch the video and let's get crafting:
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Kawaii DIY pumpkin plushie (soft toy sewing tutorial)
Grab some fluffy fall fabrics and make a patch of adorable plush fabric pumpkins to accent your fall decor this year! ( This soft toy sewing project by Chelsey DIY is also perfect for making thanksgiving gifts or handmade toys for your little pumpkins ! ) This kawaii little plush pumpkin is a super easy sewing project ( even for beginners and without a sewing machine ) and an excellent way to use fabric scraps you might already have on hand. The sewing portion of this project is lightning-quick, and before you know it, you’ll have an entire patch of these beauties whipped up. Watch the video tutorial and create your own plush pumpkin patch:
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DIY Scrunchies ( how to sew scrunchies ) - sewing for beginners
For some of you, scrunchies may be a new trend, but for us, it’s a pretty big blast from the past! 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 scrunchies by Craftaholics Anonymous 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 retro hair accessories.
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Felt forest friends keychains (fox, mushroom, bird and owl) - free template
Take a look at Repeat Crafter Me's tutorial and turn felt into adorable DIY woodland decors or accessories that will last for years to come! Felt can be blended together with incredible ease to form just about any shape or form you can think of! This super fuzzy craft material works wonders when it comes to bringing some of the cutest crafts to life. What’s great is that even the kids can indulge in felt projects , giving much more productivity to the holidays. Whether it’s those adorable keychains or a lovely fall garland, or simply a lovely toy , each of these DIY felt projects come up with breathtakingly pretty end results that are not just engaging to craft , but also are wonderful choices to present to your friends and family.
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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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Small Christmas stocking (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Sew your stocking to fill with gifts on Christmas morning. This super easy to sew Christmas stocking by Miss Daisy Patterns is just a great evergreen Christmas decor , plus ( as usual ) Miss Daisy'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. Get the free sewing pattern and let's get sewing :
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DIY tall Christmas gnomes (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 Christmas gnome with eyes (video tutorial)
This lovely little DIY Christmas gnome with its tiny, beady eyes is so 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. You could make a little Santa gnome , just use red fabric pieces instead of blue. Follow along with Sarah Nenni-Daher' step-by-step gnome making tutorial, and create your very own little Scandinavian style Christmas gnome decoration:
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Simple DIY Christmas Santa gnome (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 Gnomes ! 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 disguising gifts! By following along Sarah Nenni-Daher's step-by-step video tutorial, you will be able to make a set of Christmas gnomes 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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