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DIY spring centerpiece - plush flowers with pots
These super cute DIY plush flower pots make for a great spring party table centerpiece, home decor or even a party favor or gift (for mother's day, birthdays or almost every ocassion)! Can you imagine the possibilities and theme?! And the best is: you can easily hand sew these cute fabric flowers, even if you are a beginner in sweing! (Or you can find in this nice craft website a no-sew pushie flowers version as an extra!)
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DIY halloween black cat plushie from socks
Do you love cats ? Are you looking for an adorable gift /toy or a cute addition to your halloween cotume/decoration ? If yes, this black plushie sock cat is a perfect sewing project for you! ( Even if you never tried hand sewing before, because this sock plushie tutorial video is so detailed! ) The final sock black cat plushie looks extremely professional and adorable because it uses the natural shape of the sock to create 3D volume. You can use any type of socks ( imagine a furry-fluffy type as a nice "long hair" cat ! ) , and any size! ( baby socks =baby cats ! )
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DIY easy fabric spring flowers
Even if you think you can't sew, these fabric flowers by Pink Paper Peppermints are super-duper easy! You just have to try one! 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! ) , dishcloth or anything else made from fabric. This quick fabric flower can be perfect as a beautiful spring flower bouquet , you can gift it for any special occasion, you can wear it as an accessory or simply use this fun technique to create unique jewelry.
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DIY sewn fabric storage boxes
The best sewing projects are the multipurpose ones! With this super sewing tutorial and the fabric storage boxes you can decorate and organize your home at the same time! No more mess around the house! These fabrics boxes have side handles and a front window to slide in a content label. You can use any decorative fabric (or even old clothes/jeans) to create these decorative storage boxes, and of course you can make it in any size!
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Fabric and felt needle books
Download Wild-Notions' free sewing pattern and instructions and sew your own fabric and felt needle books! This is an easy sewing project that is great for using up fabric scraps! (You can sew it easily even if your are a beginner in machine sewing). You can use this beautiful and handy needle book to store your (sewing or embroideryneedles or you can gift it to your family members/friends!  You can add more pages to the book,sew in a small pouch, or make it bigger - this little beauty will look lovely in any form!
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Textile beads from fabric scraps
Are you looking for a (fabric) scrapbuster craft idea? Dou you like unique and gorgeous jewelries? Try the textile beads! You can upcycle any old clothes/leftower fabrics to create these beads and for a more unique look you can combine them with real beads and other decorative elements! This textile bead necklace can be a perfect gift for any ocassion or you can spice up your outfit with this accessory in an inexpensive way (even if you have metal allergy). Of course you can create other accessories with this fun  and easy technique!
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DIY vintage basket from plastic junks and clothespins
This gorgeous DIY vintage/rustic style basket is made from an empty plastic bucket and some wooden clothespins! Absoilutrelly brilliant and low budget way to decorate your vintage/shabby style home and upcycle some plastic junk at the same time! You can paint the clothespins into any color that fits into your house!  You can use these nice little baskets to organize small things, or it can be a perfect easter basket !(Just fill it with delicious homemade cookies/sweets)
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Baby clothes memory bear (with free sewing pattern)
Look at this super cute and soft teddy bear by PACountryCrafts! It's not just an adorable soft toy  (suitable for small children and babies) but it's made from onesies which is a great way to upcycle old baby clothes into beautiful keepsakes! If you have some more fabrics scraps you can make a cute blanket for the memory bear! At PACountryCrafts you will find the free printable teddy bear pattern and a nice step-by-step sewing tutorial:
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DIY rug with old denims
Upcycle your wel-worn denims into a piece of art! Create an easily washable and undestroyable denim rug with them! If you love upcycling and sewing  this sewing project is a perfect choice for you! This denim rug is easy to sew (  it does take time to cut out and sew the fabric pieces together but The result totally worth the time!) This denim rug can survive almost everything from groups of kids to big playful dogs, and it's washable! You can use this nice sewing pattern to create other denim items (dog pillows and beds, door mats ..)as well
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Tilda style long eared bunny softie (with free sewing pattern)
Look at this super adorable skandinavian / Tilda style bunny softie! Isn't it gorgeous? It's a perfect soft toy for kids, or you can use this adorable Tilda style bunny to decorate your home at spring / easter. In this nice craft website you can find a free sewing pattern and a nicely photo detailed sewing tutorial which will help you to create this cute rabbit and his/her clothes from scrap fabrics! With following the bunny making tutorial (and alternate the pattern sizes) you can sew a whole bunny family!
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DIY paw pillow from T-shirts
Watch this easy step-by-step video craft tutorial to learn how to make this super cute ( and comfy ) Paw Pillow ! This paw shape pillow is not only a cute decoration for your ( or the kids' ) room , but it is also a really nice way to repurpose old clothes ! If you want to feel yourself as a tiny fairy sleeping in the paw of giant tender pet – here you go! : ) For this cozy homemade pillow you will need 2 T-shirts ( 1 grey sweatshirt and 1 pink T-shirt ) , pillow stuffing and this nice video tutorial. : ) Everything is very clear and really easy!
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Felt cactus shape pincushions - needle holders
Look at these cactus shape pincushions! Isn't it super adorable? And because it's made with felt this is a super easy craft or gift project, even if your are not a professional in sewing! You can use these felt cactuses to store your needles and pins or simply decorate your home (or the kids' room) with them at any time of  the year! You can also add small felt flowers to them for a more complex look! (For flower making ideas simply search for "flowers" in our searchbar at the top of this page.)
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Cookie monster rug with chocholate chip cookie pillows
Bring everyone's favourite cookie eating monster home with your own cookie monster rug. This iconic blue abomination was just begging to be remade into a bear skin rug. Using blue faux-fur fabric and some other textile supplies, he was able to make this rug in under an hour. This furry and soft cookie monster rug is great for kids, and the cookie pillows really make it complete. Better hide your cookies, as this furry blue monster is ready to steal all your goodies (and then your heart) !
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Pineapple dawstring backpack for kids - sewing pattern
This super cute drawstring pineapple backpack is really fun for little ones, but it really works for anyone. You could even make the straps longer and keep it for yourself! And it is so much fun to make! Wouldn’t a pineapple sack make a fun gift for giving too? In this nice craft website you will find a full photo sewing tutorial and a free sewing pattern ! This pineapple bag isn't that difficult to sew as it seems, you can make one in minutes even if you are a beginner in sewing ! You can create other fruit and veggie drawstring bags with this nice technique as well ( imagine a strawberry, or a carrot bag ! )
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Lunch money zippered apple pouch with free sewing pattern
Do you love sewing? Are you looking for a fun fabric scrap buster project? Try this super fun and quick zippered apple pouch! This little adorable pouch is perfect for storing small things (money,earphones,mints,mini sewing kits) and can be done in minutes! This pouch is small enough to be a key chain, but you can make bigger versions as well. You can adapt this idea and create other fruit/veggie pouches as well, the possibilities are endless! This little zippered pouch is a perfect gift for any ocassion, or you can sew one for yourself.
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Easy fabric pumpkins - fall decor
Make fun fabric pumpkins to decorate your home at Autumn or at the upcoming Halloween party. In this nice craft video you can learn how to make the fabric pumpkin decors in 3 different sizes ( small, medium and large pumpkin ) and she will also share tips on how to make your own size. Whether you have a sewing machine or prefer to sew by hand , this tutorial will show you how! These cute pumpkins are perfect ways to upcycle some old clothes/sweaters or use up scrap fabrics from your craft stash.
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Log slice poufs (with sewing pattern)
Isn't this log slice pouf  just so darling? These little tree stumps wood look great in a child's reading corner, or even slid underneath your coffee table for extra toddler seating. We love trees, faux bois, and woodland themes for decorating - this collection ticks all those boxes! You could use them for pretend play, as stepping stones, as mini poufs, or skip the heavier filling and fusible fleece and use them as throw pillows. This gorgeous kid's room decor is not  just fun and comfy but also very easy to sew!
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DIY Country style Halloween bandana pumkins
Aren’t these bandana pumkins adorable and unique? We think the bandana fabric is just divine, and you can get at least 2 pumpkins out of each bandana, which makes this a really affordable DIY fall craft project, as well. You can fill a bowl or small vintage crate with these bandana pumpkins and they’ll look wonderful for autumn and Halloween. Of course you can use other leftover fabrics / unused clothes to create more unique fall/Halloween decorations with this brilliant pumpkin sewing technique.
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Easy black sock cat - Halloween decor
We love upcycling craft ideas and adorable plushies! For this year Halloween try to make some cute black sock cats by following Frog Prince Paperie's step-by-step tutorial!  You can make these kitties out of all different sizes and patterns of socks, and they will look marvelous in a group as a neat Halloween decoration! Your kids will love them and will enjoy the making process! If you create the sock kitties with small kids you can use glue instead of sewing! Of course you can create different sock kitties with colorful socks as well! (Imagine a super cute fluffy, or a colorful striped cat!)
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DIY flannel coasters - how to upcycle old clothes
These flannel coasters are not just perfect ways to repurpose some of your old flannel shirts but they are also perfect for your hot apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, or hot chocolate!  They also help soften up your coffee table, side table, or wherever else you decide to throw ’em.  These useful flannel coasters are really do add that comfy, fall-into-winter feeling to your home  in an easy and low budget way! And the best is: they're washable! Of course you can experiment with other fabrics and colors as well!
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DIY slipper boots from old sweaters
What's better on a chilly autumn/winter day than a DIY cozy upcycled slipper?  Jen from Home Sweet Soul will show you how to create your own cute and cozy slipper boots from an old sweater - and it couldn't be easier. You don't even need a sewing machine! We think these would make excellent Christmas presents for basically anyone on your list! You can make these cozy upcycled slippers with any types of sweaters from knitted - to cotton fabrics.
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Adorable fabric owls with button eyes ( free sewing pattern )
Do you love sewing? Are you looking for an easy , quick but still adorable fall decor / gift for your owl enthusiast friend? Try this scrap buster sewing project - the super cute button eyed fabric owl! These cute owls are soo simple to make, you can sew them in minutes! (Even if you are a beginner in sewing!) In this nice craft blog you will find a free sewing pattern to make them. Use these adorable fabric owls to decorate your home at fall or gift them to your loved ones . Alternatively instead of poliester filling you can use lavender to create a cute owl shape lavender sachet!
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DIY sewn knot pillows - stylish home decor
Make your space your own and instantly freshen up your couch or bed with this fun, do-it-yourself knot pillow! This gorgeous Celtic knot pillow is soo comfortable and also very easy to sew! No advanced sewing skills required! All you need is to be able to sew a straight line, and you, too, can make this unique pillow in minutes! Of course you can use another celtic knot pattern if you don't like this one, because this DIY cozy knot pillow will look good in any form! Use the finished knot pillows to decorate your home at any time of the year or give them as nice homemade gifts for a special occasion!
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Easy sewn Christmas tree ornaments with simple circles
This little fabric Christmas tree ornament can be used as a decoration on your own tree or a thoughtful handmade gift. This adorable  Christmas tree shaped fabric ornament is super quick to make, and you could even use fabric scraps to make them! The trick is a nice fabric circle, folded in a Christmas tree shape. Brilliant, isn't it? This sewing project is soo easy you can easily sew some even if your are a beginner in sewing / patchwork! Of course you can decorate the Christmas tree ornaments with other nice embelishments as well (imagine one with nice beads, laces or other small decorative elements). This fabric Christmas tree ornament looks good in a funky Christmas pattern or even with shabby/vintage fabrics!
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Adorable snowmen plushies ( free sewing pattern )
Do you love sewing? Are you looking for a super cute soft plush toy for your kids? Try this huggable snowman softie! This adorable snowman plush toy is a perfect Christmas gift or you can give them for any special occasion! In this nice sewing/craft site you will find the free sewing pattern and a nice step-by-step assembilng ad sewing tutorial! You can add extra elements to your snowman plushies, or sew / crochet a few accesories for them! Who can resist this sweet smiling snowman face?
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Skandinavian style winter dolls from logs (no-sew)
You will be surprised how easy is to make one of these gorgeous  cute skandinavian / russian winter dolls! Almost no-sewing involved in this quick winter craft project (only a few hand stitches for the hair and the skirt ruffles )!  In this nice craft site you can learn how can you make this adorable traditional winter doll with a simple log and some leftover fabrics.  The pictures of the different finished skandinavian / russian vintage doll designs in the site's comment section is also very interesting  (and inspirational) so don't forget to check it out!
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Tilda style little angels (with free sewing pattern)
We love every Tilda ( skandinavian vintage)  style decors because they are so unique and whimsical! Look at these fun little sewn fabric angels! Aren't they cute? If you love sewing and would like to create a lovely winter / Christmas decor, this quick sewing project is a must for you! In this nice craft website you will find the free angel sewing pattern and a nice step-by-step sewing tutorial! These Tilda style fabric angels are perfect Christmas tree ornaments and christmas gifts for your loved ones or you can use them in every season to decorate your home, because they will look good in any color and pattern!
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Adorable button and felt snowman ornaments
Fun DIY Christmas ornaments are always the best Christmas craft projects! These super cute felt button snowman ornaments will be a gorgeous addition to your Christmas decor and its also a fun and easy winter craft project, even the kids can make some! (If you don't want to hand sew the button snowman and felt Christmas ornaments you can use a strong glue instead) What do you think?  Do you love the little button snowmen and these felt ornaments as much as we do? This felt Christmas ornament can be a big hit in the next Christmas fair as well! (Or you can give them as cute gifts in a set!)
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Patchwork stars -  Christmas tree ornaments
If you have tons of leftower fabric pieces at hand because of your larger sewing project, this scrap buster Christmas craft can be a perfect choice to repurpose them and create something gorgeous! These patchwork stars are easy to make and make a huge inpact in any fabric pattern and color . It can be a denim star, a vintage/Tilda style star or even a funky and fun neon color will work well with this quick and easy sewing project! You can decorate your home  or your Christmas tree with these sewn star patchwork Christmas tree ornaments  or you can givce them as nice handmade gifts!
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DIY baby sock Christmas tree ornaments with sleepy mice
Oh those adorable tiny little first socks! If you would like to keep them forever but not in some dark corner of a drawer, give them a new life as cute decors that always helps you to remember those tiny baby feet!  This brilliant Christmas craft idea the DIY baby sock sleepy mouse is not just super adorable as a Christmas decor and a keepsake but also very easy to sew, especially because of this nice step-by-step tutorrial! Used baby sock ornaments sounds weird, I know, but it turned out so beautiful and adorable!  I’m really wishing that I saved all of the other kids’ socks now!
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Fleece knight helmet - winter hat (or knight costume )
Are you looking for a fun and warm winter hat / halloween knight costume accesory? Try this cute and cozy winter fleece knight helmet! In this nice craft blog you will find the free sewing pattern to make this fun fleece knight helmet and a link to a step-by-step fleece hat sewing tutorial! Fleece is a perfect sewing material for beginners as well because it doesn't fray! So even if your are a beginner in costume making/sewing you can make this fun and cozy hat in minutes for the next Halloween party or just for winter ! You little (or big) boys will love it!
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Sewn dress up butterfly wings for kids (with template)
These dress up butterfly wings are one of the sweetest things for little girls! These butterfly wings are great for all those little girls that love spending their day dressing up and imagining. They would also be a great costume idea for school plays or even halloween. With just a few simple supplies and some minor sewing skills you can have a set of these butterfly (or fairy) wings done in no time! Just copy the pattern and adjust the size. Of course you can create other character / animal wings with this nice and easy sewing tutorial as well!
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