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DIY baby nest ( free sewing pattern )
This handmade 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. In this site, you will find a free baby nest sewing pattern as well as a nice step-by-step tutorial on how to sew it!
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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