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DIY Hexagon denim rug - denim upcycling craft
If you just love working with old denim you will love this hexagon denim rug by A Beautiful Mess! We love the different shades of indigo and geometrical patterns. This DIY Hexagon denim rug will really show off the varieties of denim styling! This DIY Hexagon denim rug is also a perfect way to recycle unused clothes and it will add lots of interesting details to your or your teen's room. So grab a few old denim and sew a gorgeous home decor piece with this nice detailed sewing tutorial by A Beautiful Mess:
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Booper the cat and her guinea pig(free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Who can resist this super cute cat cuddling with her guinea pig pal? Stuffed animals are more than just cute and cuddly creatures, they can also become your child’s best friend. So, why not make them extra special? With these fun ( and free! ) sewing patterns by Fluffmonger you can do just that. Consider making them out of a favorite outfit or add some hand embroidery to personalize it. Visit fluffmonger.com to get the free cat and guinea pig sewing pattern and a step-by-step sewing / soft toy making tutorial :
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DIY Upcycled shirt pocket sachet - Father's day gift idea
Dads are maybe a little bit difficult to shop for, but there's no way he won't appreciate a homemade Father's day gift. Make this lovely shirt pocket herbal sachet with Sadie Seasongoods' step-by-step tutorial and create a wonderful gift that Dad will not only like, but also use! Dried flowers and herbs tucked into flannel shirt pockets have a fragrance that will let him travel back in time.Whether it’s tucked in a drawer or a linen closet, or nestled in a car, this sweet shirt pocket herbal sachet just makes stuff smell better!
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Adorable sheep purse for kids ( free sewing pattern & tutorial )
This might be your favorite sewing project ever! We are so in love with this free sheep purse sewing pattern by Fleece Fun! Seriously, who can resist this sweet little lamb face ? Custom purses can add to a fun personal fashion statement and this sheep purse is also perfect for stashing little treasures and toys in. Visit fleecefun.com, download the free pattern and learn how to make this super adorable sheep purse :
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DIY Felt mermaid doll (free printable template)
Make this super adorable felt mermaid doll by following along Delilah's tutorial on Red Ted Art! At Red Ted Art you will find the free felt mermaid template and an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial . Begin by printing the template and choosing your favorite felt colors. Too adorable! Beginner seamstresses and sewers need not fear! All you’ll need for whipping up this lovely little mermaid doll is a simple running stitch and blanket stitch. This DIY Felt mermaid doll could even be a great project for introducing your little ones to the fundamentals of sewing . So grab your felt stash and your favorite kiddo and start planning an afternoon of crafting !
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DIY Sock raccoon ( free sock toy sewing pattern and tutorial )
Another lovely sock animal pattern and tutorial has been added into Craft Passion’s library! Meet Ruki the sock raccoon ! Grab those old socks and let's get started making the most adorable sock animal you've ever seen! Sew sock raccoons by using Craft Passion's free sewing pattern and step-by-step sock animal making tutorial . This adorable little sock raccoon is easy to sew and it can be a lovely handmade gift! Visit craftpassion.com and create your very own adorable little sock raccoon:
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DIY Sock pug (sock puppy) - free sewing pattern
With Craft Passion's step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock pug ( sock dog ) ! Socks are easy to manipulate due to it’s knitted property that is expandable and flexible. The heel and toe parts are best to be made into bum that could turn into head and butt for the sock toy. 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! For example: this super cute little sock pug ( sock dog ) ! Get the free pattern and sewing tutorial at craftpassion.com and create your very own adorable little pug:
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DIY Felt cactus softie (free sewing pattern)
Your children will delight in this adorable DIY Cactus Plushy. It is easy to create with I Heart Crafty Things'handy template and tutorial! Cacti are among our favorite plants , and we think it will be very nice to have a few cacti around the house at summer. The solution? None other than some super-soft ( and everlasting ) felt cacti , of course! This felt cactus craft is easy, quick and the outcome is so lovely! This sweet felt cactus can be a great home decor or classroom decor at summer ! Get the free sewing pattern and tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things and create your very own fun cactus plushie :
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DIY Plush otter with heart (free sewing pattern)
We are huge fans of Fluffmonger's adorable stuffed animals ! Plushies are every kid‘s favorite toys. Of course, you can always buy your child some toys from the store, but crafty moms know that the best things are homemade. Seeing your child‘s eyes light up after receiving a plush companion you made with love and care is a truly incredible feeling. This time give these adorable little fleece otters as gifts to your favorite kids ! Get the free sewing pattern and tutorial at fluffmonger.net:
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DIY Felt dog keychain (free sewing pattern)
We are huge fans of stuffed animals , and felt ! We adore felt as a craft material because it does't fray so it's very easy to work with, and it's so versatile! This cute felt dog can be made under an afternoon with simple hand sewing ( blanket stitch ) . Cute, isn't it? At Craftideas.info you will find the felt dog's sewing pattern for free! With Craftideas' free pattern creating one super cute felt puppy ( as an adorable baby mobile piece, soft toy, keychain or cat toy ) will be a piece of cake! This felt dog may be your favorite felt craft you have made in a while!
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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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DIY Super easy turtle glove puppet
Who loves turtles ? This time Pink Stripey Socks will show you how to turn an old glove into a cute turtle puppet ! Glove puppets are a great way to use lone gloves left over from winter. So don't pack away those winter gloves ! All it takes is some felt and a little glue to turn ordinary gloves into a world of imaginary play. Turtle glove puppets are a fun, wearable craft, sure to keep the kids entertained and their hands busy! Your kids will enjoy coming up with creating own turtles as well as using their imagination to create stories to tell!
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DIY Giant plush cactus (free sewing pattern)
Cuddles and cacti are not really a perfect match.. but not this time! This time Studio DIY will teach you how to make a giant plush cactus ! This is a great option for serious plant-killers out there, and it looks so cute in a nursery or any room really. It’s a very forgiving sewing project , so you can make it to whatever size you so choose! Studio DIY made this cactus super giant ( it’s about five feet tall ) but we think a shorter version would be awesome too! Head to studiodiy.com and create your very own cuddly plush cactus! ( Photos by Jeff Mindell )
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DIY Monster puppet gloves - hand puppets for kids
Monster puppet gloves are a fun, wearable craft, sure to keep the kids entertained and their hands toasty! This time HelloGlow will show you how to turn an old glove into a fun monster puppet ! Glove puppets are a great way to use lone gloves left over from winter. So don't pack away those winter gloves ! All it takes is some felt and a little glue to turn ordinary gloves into a world of imaginary play. Your kids will enjoy coming up with creating own monsters as well as using their imagination to create stories to tell!
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DIY Fleece unicorn hat (free sewing pattern)
This cozy little fleece unicorn hat helps a creative young fashionista make a bold fashion statement! This time Fleece Fun teaches you how to make this super adorable fleece unicorn hat ! And, as an extra, she will provide you a free fleece hat pattern to go along with. You can easily sew this cozy little unicorn hat as part of a fun unicorn costume , winter coziness or just for fun! This fleece unicorn hat is fun to make and a great activity to do with a child.
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Easy DIY fabric apple sachet (free sewing pattern)
Let the fruits of fall inspire you to make heavenly scented sachets for closet and drawers! You’ve probably bought at least one herbal sachet in your lifetime. If not, likely you’ve held one in your hand and taken in its intoxicating aroma. Making herbal sachets is a really easy craft, they make wonderful handmade gifts , and it’s a great way to use some of the bounty from your garden. This time Craft Ideas teaches you how to make these adorable little apple shaped sachets. These apple sachets can be great teacher appreciation gifts or fall decorations !
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Easy little felt fox (free sewing pattern & tutorial)
Look at this super adorable little felt fox ! It's not just only a super cute nursery room decor or sweet handmade gift for your fox lover friends, but it also can be a great decor in your home at autumn ! This little felt fox by Craft Passion is super easy to make and are perfect to whip up as a gift for someone or to keep for yourself. Because felt is a very easy to handle sewing material, you can make one little fox even if you are a beginner in ( hand ) sewing ! At Craft Passion you will find a free felt fox sewing pattern and a nice, detailed written sewing tutorial :
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No-sew sock turkey plushie - easy& fun fall craft for kids
You will love this little sock toy making project Easy Peasy And Fun shares with you today! This no-sew sock turkey craft makes a wonderful DIY gift or a decoration for your home during the fall season. And this lovely little, sock turkey plushie is a perfect solution to use up the odd socks we know you have. So grab those odd socks and let's get started making the most adorable sock turkey you've ever seen:
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Easy DIY Button tree shirt - sewing tutorial
Today, we are super exited to share this project with you inspired by our favorite season – fall ! This fall button tree shirt by My Own Road and T atertots & Jello is a really easy sew , perfect for beginners. You just have to have lots of patience to sit and hand sew all the button leaves on. We all have those old boring tee's, bags and other plain white accessories and clothes we just don't use anymore. But with this lovely idea you can create wonderful, unique fashion pieces from them! So grab your button box and create this button tree t-shirt with Jen's step-by-step sewing tutorial :
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DIY vintage fabric pumpkins - quick and simple fall decor
Fabric 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 Little House Of Four's step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to make these quick and easy stuffed fabric 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! You can find the step-by-step here:
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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 fabric Santa advent calendar
We are super excited to share this lovely DIY fabric Santa advent calendar with you! An advent calendar is a wonderful way to extend the fun of Christmas over the whole month. And what better way to introduce the tradition of counting down the days until Christmas than with a super cute homemade Santa advent calendar ! Sewing your own advent calendar is also the perfect way to create a new family heirloom that will last for years and become a firm favorite part of children's’ festive rituals! This free sewing tutorial , designed by Mike , is one of our favorite festive sewing projects from the The Crafty Gentleman archives. Read on to find out how to sew your own DIY Santa advent calendar :
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Easy DIY Plaid Christmas tree ornaments (free template)
Thinking about creating some homemade holiday ornaments ? DIY ornaments really can be simple and these DIY plaid ornaments are proof. These plaid Christmas tree ornaments by The Country Chic Cottage are super easy to make ( which makes it a perfect Christmas craft for kids ) , but the coolest part about these DIY ornaments is that they are actually Christmas tree scent. Visit thecountrychiccottage.net and learn how to make them:
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DIY Sock puppet making kit - fun Christmas gift idea for kids
We LOVE making sock puppets and we bet that many children feel the same, so you can’t go wrong with a build a sock puppet kit as a fun Christmas gift idea ! This DIY sock puppet making kit by The Country Chic Cottage will grant hours of fun! This gift in a jar is perfect for the kids on your gift giving list. The kids will love opening this gift then getting creative and building their own sock puppets. You can find hundreds of sock puppet / sock softie ideas around the internet ( even you can find some of them here! ) so choose one, collect the ingredients, stuff them in a big mason jar and voilá' you have the perfect gift for those little creative hands!
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Adorable and easy to sew polar bear plush (free sewing pattern)
If you’re looking for the perfect DIY gift for kids , that special someone, or even yourself, look no further! Fluffmonger's latest free sewing pattern : Mr. Foofs the polar bear comes in two sizes and can be sewn by hand or on the machine. You can customize his adorable self by adding a cowl to keep his neck warm, or a heart for him to hold in his hands. Follow Fluffmonger's free step-by-step sewing tutorial and pattern to make a super adorable polar bear stuffie today! ( Heaps of tips and tricks included! )
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Adorable DIY macaron costume (costume making tutorial)
Hey, look! It's a macaron! Studio DIY created this super adorable and easy-to-make macaron costume and ( as usual ) she will teach you how to make it! This lovely macaron costume is simple to make, but it does use a sewing machine to make that fun ruffled cream ( the macaron signature ). You can make any flavor, or you can forget the ribbon and use the concept to make a cookie costume with felt chocolate chips ! Or you can go even further: create a hamburger or a yummy sandwich costume with buns!
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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 Greek goddess costume (Demeter costume)
Are you looking for a gorgeous but still simple to make Halloween or dress up party costume? Try this one! Today, Make It & Love It is going to show you how to make this simple and elegant handmade Greek goddess costume. In ancient Greek religion and mythology , Demeter is the goddess of the grain , agriculture, harvest, growth, and nourishment, who presided over grains and the fertility of the earth. This gorgeous goddess costume can be a great choice for both kids and adults!
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DIY Poseidon costume (Greek god costume)
Make It & Love It created a great picture tutorial for you on how to make your own Poseidon ( Greek god ) costume ! Isn't it wonderful? Poseidon is the mighty god of the sea , water, earthquakes, and horses. Just imagine yourself walking into the party wearing this super cool DIY Poseidon costume ! You'll look like you've just finished winning the battle of gods and now you're ready to celebrate! This super cool costume is absolutely a perfect choice for both kids and adults as well! ( It's also perfect as a part of a group mythology costume )
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DIY Artemis costume (Greek goddess costume)
This elegant and ethereal Artemis costume by Make It & Love It is an ideal look for your young historian and lover of goddesses. As you may already know, Artemis is the goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals and chastity in the ancient Greek religion and myth. It's time to crown your little one the goddess of Halloween and huntress of her dreams, letting her live out her destiny in this super pretty costume. This gorgeous toga and these divine accessories have her feeling like a Greek divinity faster than she can say "Aphrodite." This costume is perfect for Halloween and imaginative play as well!
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DIY Satyr costume (faun costume) - mythology
Whether you're aiming to be scary, funny ( or a combination of the two ) this cool Satyr costume from Make It & Love It is a wonderful choice! The faun is a mythological half human–half goat creature in the Greek-Roman mythology. The goat man, more commonly affiliated with the Satyrs of Greek mythology or Fauns of Roman, is a bipedal creature with the legs and tail of a goat and the head, arms and torso of a man and is often depicted with goat's horns and pointed ears. These creatures, in turn, borrowed their appearance from the god Pan of the Greek pantheon. They were a symbol of fertility, and they were also capable of guiding humans in need.
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DIY Eros (Cupid) costume - mythological costume
DIY Halloween costumes are so much more fun than buying one in! Steal the show at your party with this laugh out loud, entertainingly funny and super adorable Halloween Eros ( Cupid ) costume by Make It & Love It ! Isn't is super adorable? In classical mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as chubby little kid with a bow and a torch. ( He is also known in Latin as Amor or Eros in Greek mythology ). Cupid is winged, allegedly because lovers are flighty and likely to change their minds, and boyish because love is irrational. His symbols are the arrow and torch , "because love wounds and inflames the heart."
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