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DIY Lovely heart bunny Easter decor (free sewing pattern)
Easter - one of our favorite spring holidays! Today we invite you to create a sweet handmade gift for Easter  a cute Tilda style DIY heart bunny fabric softie. This cute spring/Easter decor can be sewn from leftover fabrics so it can be a perfect scrap buster sewing project as well! In this nice website you will find a free sewing pattern and a nice photo documented step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own Tilda style heart bunny Easter softie! If you love adorable whimsical bunnies and lovely, stylish skandinavian  decorations this project is a must for you!  It can be also a great soft toy if you leave out the burlap ribbon (or just simply use something softer).
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Adorable soft doll with crocheted basket (sewing & crochet pattern)
This little Waldorf style soft doll is so adorable, we cant resist it! In this nice craft website you will find a free step-by-step doll making tutorial, a free sewing pattern and a free crochet pattern for the baby's basket as an extra! The fabric doll (and also the crocheted basket) is super easy to sew, you can make them in minutes from a little leftover fabric or from old unused clothes! Your kids will love this adorable little soft doll!  Handmade toys are always better than the store bought ones, because they has soo much personality, and you can choose the materials to sew from which is also a very nice thing!
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Lucky triangle chicken (free sewing pattern)
This free Lucky Chicken pattern is an easy and quick to sew project and it is perfect to sew as Easter ornament, pincushion, bean bag, potpourri sachet and paper weight. Besides, you may enlarge the pattern and sew it into chicken doll or door stop (by filling it with sand). If you wish to challenge yourself, how about try to sew a chicken coin purse by adapting the triangle coin purse pattern & tutorial (which also can be find in this nice craft site)! Depending on your sewing skill, generally the triangle lucky chicken softies takes about 15 to 30 minutes to sew. You can try various fabrics, they will be fun in any form!
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DIY Easy fabric dolls with yarn hair
Do you love handmade toys and sewing ? Try this brilliant ( fabric scrap buster ) project: the fabric dolls ! To make these adorable dolls you will need: some leftover fabrics , yarn and a few hand stiches ! With this nice step-by-step video doll making tutorial creating one cute toy for your little girl will be a piece of cake! These adorable dolls will look gorgeous in any color and pattern, and you can use them as nice kids' room decors or even as Christmas angel ornaments ! This is a beginner sewing project so you can whip up some easily even if you haven't got a sewing machine at hand!
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DIY Natural style woven baskets
We simply love Tilda-vintage style gorgeous and inexpensive home decor projects!  This natural style unique and useful little woven basket is a perfect craft project for you if you love simple stylish storage solutions and sewing! You can wrap your old mason jars, plastic containers, and almost anything with this brilliant basket making technique. If you need a visual help on how to weave a basket you can watch >>> this <<< nice video tutorial as a guide. (It's not the same natural style woven basket but it uses the same weaving technique)
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Drawstring bag from plastic bottles - recycling & organizing
This brilliant recycling craft project, the plastic bottle and fabric drawstring bag is not just brilliant because you can repurprose a lot of plastic trash with it, but it's also a great way to store all kinds of things ( toys, sewing accessories, legos, stationary etc ). If you love sewing and upcycling this is the perfect craft project for you! It's super easy to make , and you can easily customize it with various fabrics and plastic bottles. You can use large plastic bottles/containers to store huge amounts of stuffs ( such as a large lego collection ) or you can use the small plastic bottles to organize tiny items ( pins, crayon chunks etc )
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Mr. and Mrs. dolls - wedding gift box (free sewing pattern)
Are you looking for the perfect handmade wedding party gift? Try this brilliant DIY project the Mr and Mrs dolls! With this unique wedding gift box you can gift a fun, personalized doll set accompanied with other small usual wedding presents (money,vouchers,tickets etc) In this nice craft blog you will find the free Mr and Mrs wedding doll patterns and (as usual) a step-by-step assembling tutorial. Of course you can personalize the dolls as much as you would like to or you can even add some other little things witch are closely related to the newlyweds.
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Tilda style winter rabbit plushies ( free sewing pattern )
We are in love with Tilda styles plushies. They are so adorable and unique! In this nice craft masterclass site you can learn how to make these super cute winter Tilda rabbits! The best in this sewing project is: you can find here 2 sets of clothing for your soft bunnies: a spring gardener set and a warm winter set , so you can use them as winter decors and leave them till Easter! And if spring is over you can give them to your kids as cute soft toys! Win-win! Of course you will find the free sewing pattern for the Tilda style rabbit plushies in the linked site as well!
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Easter egg bunny soft toy (free sewing pattern)
Spring came in, and it means you can start your Easter crafts now officially! If you love sewing this craft idea - the Easter egg bunny plush toy - can be  a great choice, even if you're just a beginner in sewing, because with this detailed masterclass tutorial  sewing one will be a piece of cake! The kids will love these adorable Easter egg shape little bunny plushies! And the best of this Easter craft idea: you can use up any scrap fabric to create the bunny softies because they will look gorgeous in any color and style!  And of course, you can make the fabric bunnies in any size! (  This rabbit is  14 cm tall - with ears. )
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Easter carrot treat bag - free sewing pattern
Easter is right around the corner so now is a great time to hop into some spring sewing! Today we are sharing a tutorial to make a carrot treat bag, a perfect addition to your little one’s Easter basket! These little carrot treat bags hold lots of goodies.  They make a really fun alternative to those little plastic eggs!  And they will last, so you can fill them year after year! These carrot Easter treat bags are small and easy, making them a great sewing project for beginners & to use up some fabric scraps. But they are still big enough to hold plenty of treats! And they sew up quick, too, so you can make a few or make a whole bushel!
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DIY Sock elephant soft toy - upcycling craft idea
With this nice step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock elephant!  This is the perfect sewing project for recycle some old (half-pair) socks! The color of the socks brings personality to the sock elephant, at times you will be surprised and get amused by how the sock elephant turns out. This free sock elephant pattern comes in 2 options, short legs sock elephant and long legs sock elephant. The short legs sock elephant is sewn from a pair of ankle socks while the the long legs sock elephant is sewn from a pair of crew socks.
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Adorable DIY macaron coin purse
Look at these sweet little macaron coin purses! Aren't they super adorable? The space inside the macaron coin purses is quite limited but good enough to place some small jewelries like ear rings, rings; may be to keep some small coins, folded money; a place to keep small piece of note that wrote your shopping list and reminder etc. Or, simply use it as a key chain or hanging ornament. If you can find a small circle mirror of about 1″ to 1 1/4″, glue it on the back plate and turn this macaron coin purse into a small cosmetic mirror. In this nice step-by-step sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew one cute macaron purse for yourself or for your friends!
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DIY Zip-itself triangle coin purse ( free sewing pattern )
This zip-itself coin purse is truly an amazing and creative handmade design!  zip-up to a tetrahedron shaped coin purse, unzip to a long ribbon. This zip-itself coin purse is made from 2 simple materials that you can get from the shop easily – ribbon and zipper. If you wish to line the zip-itself coin purse, then you need additional fabric strip or more ribbon, but we personally think that this zip-itself coin purse looks fine without the lining. Craft Passion is showing the hand sewing method in the tutorial page but you may opt to machine sew if you find it is faster and easier in this way.
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DIY Cat patchwork coin purse - free sewing pattern
Look at this super adorable patchwork kitty cat coin purse! If you love sewing and a have a few nice but small fabric piece this kitty cat purse sewing project is a perfect choice for you!  This gorgeous DIY cat shaped coin purse is a nice way to use up fabric scraps and create a beautiful and useful wallet for you or your friends/family! With this step-by-step tutorialsewing one patchwork kitty cat coin purse will be a piece of cake! (Well, it's not the easiest sewing project because of it's small size, but absolutely not as difficult as it seems!) The size of the Kitty Coin Purse is just nice to keep some coins and small notes.
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DIY Adorable piggy pillow (free sewing pattern)
Sew a super adorable soft piggy pillow for your loved ones! Besides as a pillow, you can use this sewing pattern to make into other things, for example, pin cushion, smaller softy as gift, or a piggy back pack for little children. Just change the size by reducing or enlarging and modify it to fit into your design. You can even put a magnet on the nose to make the piggy pillows kissing each other! This piggy pillow is suitable for kids of all ages because it doesn't contains small plastic parts! (This makes it perfect toy for your newborn baby or even for your dog or cat! )
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DIY braided basket out of plastic bags - creative recycling
No knitting or crochet required, just some sewing and braiding to create this useful basket completely out of plastic trash! Well, this braided plastic bag basket is not the quickest recycling craft project - it'll probably take you a couple days to make one, but the results are well worth it! This useful braided basket is a perfect way to recycle some plastic bags and create an useful & gorgeous home decor at the same time! This basket can be a perfect addition to your bathroom as a laundry basket or as an organizer! Save the Earth and turn some plastic trash into a woven basket with this nice recycling craft project ! Don't have extra plastic bags laying around? You can use
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DIY Sock sloth plushie (free sewing pattern)
We always wanted to own a sloth, well, not the real endangered species sloth but a sloth plushie that is huggable and less maintenance work. So, here it is! Craft Passion designed and sewed a sloth plushie pattern from a pair of chenille socks. Check out the free pattern and tutorial of the sock sloth named Smie! Adorable, isn't it? Smie, the sock sloth is a 16″ long animal plushie sewed from a pair of stripe brown / gray chenille socks. It has a 3 toes on each limb which is made out of beige felt. Smie has a smiling face and a pair of big groggy eyes surrounded by the brown marking. Magnets can be sewn to the limbs as an option, so that the sock sloth can do more poses and more fun to play with.
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DIY Sock kangaroo - soft toy for kids (free sewing pattern)
Please meet Mama Kass, the sock kangaroo, and Baby Kaden, the felt baby kangaroo! Craft Passion today share with us a super cute and free sock kangaroo sewing pattern!  The pattern on Craft Passion is a little lengthy but it is worth the read till the end. It has all the details you need to know on how to sew Mama Kass sock kangaroo and Baby Kaden felt kangaroo. Follow all the instructions well and you will be able to make one (or a whole family of) adorable sock plushies for your  kids or for yourself!
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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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Toby the PJ turte - cute plushie pillow (free sewing pattern)
As one of the animal kingdom's oldest species, turtles deserve a lot of respect. We're proud to introduce our favorite turtle, Toby. He's not only as cute as they come with his shy smile (made with darts!), he also has a job: holding his owner's PJs in a hidden pocket on his bottom shell. Thanks, Toby! Unlike his real-life counterparts, Sew4Home's turtle is cuddly soft from top to bottom. He's meant to be a little pillow pal but you can use him to decorate the kids room or just sew one as super cute cuddly soft toy for the kids. This nice written step-by-step sewing tutorial comes with a free turtle pillow sewing pattern!
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Cute cloud baby toy (free sewing pattern)
Kids will love snuggling with these super adorable cloud plushies! Can you stand the cuteness? Simple stitching and minimal stuffing pulls this sewing project together in a flash. Sew up a sweet cloud softie (or several!) for someone you love! In this nice sewing blog you will find the free sewing pattern to make one of this lovely cloud soft toy for your baby! You can use them to decorate the kids' room or just use the clouds as a cute adorable baby toys.
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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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Adorable puppy baby binkie / blankey (free sewing pattern)
Learn to sew a super cute baby blanket that looks like a puppy with Oh The Things We'll Make's free pattern and instructions! Half softie , half blankey , kids will love snuggling with these dog lovies ! Can you stand the cuteness? Simple stitching and minimal stuffing pulls this sewing project together in a flash! This lovely puppy blanket can be a sweetest huggable toy for your baby ! Use a soft, black fabric for the nose, and form the eyes and mouth by hand by stitching them on with black thread. This way your puppy blanket will be safe as toy and blanket for newborns as well!
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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 Vintage teapot pincushion - upcycling craft
If you love sewing and you need a shabby/vintage style (pet-safe) sewing supply storage, you will love this brilliant upcycling craft idea!  This cute, functional (shabby chic /vintage style) teapot pin cushion  has one additional feature: secrecy!( If you have a curious cat, the need to hide sewing notions- such as pins- is a very real thing. ) Sarah came up with this fun upcycling project using a thrifted teapot, fabric from a vintage pillowcase, and fiberfill. Brilliant isn't it? The teapot's lid hold the pins and the teapot itself is great for storage your sewing supplies!
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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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Little gray cosmetic bag with tassel (free sewing pattern)
Do you love traveling? This year prepare for the summer holiday period with this easy to sew an useful little gray (cosmetic) bag! For anyone who loves to sew and travel, this sewing workshop is an excellent choice!. In this free sewing tutorial you can learn how to make a great, spacious, comfortable and beautiful makeup-nessesser (cosmetic bag)! The size of the finished bag is approx. 18 cm x 18 cm x 7 cm. Of course you can create larger or smaller bags with this free cosmetic bag sewing pattern just adjust the size as much as you want! This cosmetic bag is a fairly easy sewing project, so it's absolutely suitable for beginners in sewing as well!
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DIY Koala arm phone holder – phone case for arm
This brilliant step-by-step video craft tutorial will show you an easy way to make a sports armband phone case that looks like koala ! If you don't have pockets to put your phone in and you don't want to take your bag – this cute Koala arm phone holder will help you for sure! This adorable DIY armband phone cas e is perfect for running, cycling, jogging, riding, skating etc. So let this fluffy DIY koala hug your arm and carry your phone! Important tip about measurements: Measure the circumference of your upper arm ( biceps ) – it will be the length of the elastic ribbon. Add 3 cm to the circumference – and that will be the length of the case for the elastic.
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DIY baby rattles (cat,mouse,bunny) - free sewing pattern
Crystal from Stitched by Crystal has a super adorable and quick baby rattle project to sew for babies, and today we share it with you! She will show you how to sew a plush rattle for baby that is perfect for boys or girls and makes a great baby shower gift! These cute little fabric baby rattles are the perfect size for little hands to reach and grab, the ears on them are great for chewing on, and they make fun sounds when you shake them! One great thing about sewing projects for baby is you don’t need much fabric.  All of these adorable and soft fabric baby rattles (the bunny, the mouse and the cat) were made from some fabrics she pulled out of her fabric scrap bin!  They are a really easy sew too, and a great project for beginners!
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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 Herringbone denim pillows - patchwork and recycling
Ashbee Design sharing a new denim pillow tutorial  with us today that combines chevron stripes, ombre color gradation and old jeans all into one! Talk about mixing trends! Photography just doesn't do justice to how rich a fabric these old denim pants became. It is soft yet strong. We just love this herringbone denim pillow! It really adds lots of style to any boring old sofa!  Although the denim pillow looks like it's difficult to piece together, it's really quite easy! Marji will walk you through the steps of crafting your own chevron fabric from scraps so you to can use it for projects! If you are a beginner in patchwork that's absolutely not a problem, read this nice step-by-step herringbone denim pillow tutorial and be a master patcher!
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DIY Woven denim jeans seam coasters - recycling craft
Denim is totally having a moment right now, both in fashion and in home decor. Here’s what you need to turn your family’s old jeans into a stylish new woven denim coaster! Something old and unused turned into something totally new, useful and gorgeous! We love finding simple and inexpensive ways to do little things that can make a big impact for the environment. What about you? Grab a pair of jeans and recycle them into a set of stylish woven denim coasters. These unique fabric coasters can be great gifts for anyone, because who doesn't loves useful and stylish home decor pieces?
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