How to Make a DIY Denim Banner from Upcycled Jeans

This beginner sewing project shows how to make a DIY banner from jeans. So easy and fun! I want one for every room in my house!

After a long hiatus from publishing new tutorials, I’m back with a new sewing project that’s perfect for beginners, especially those who love repurposing! So take out all your ripped, worn out or stained jeans and make a DIY denim banner with them! I love …

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How to Make Pumpkin Pie from Fresh Pumpkin and Milk

Learn how to make pumpkin pie from fresh pumpkin and milk for the most delicious and natural Thanksgiving dessert! Keep American tradition real with real ingredients instead of old, canned pumpkin puree and condensed milk!

As an American expat living in Italy, I miss out all the specifically American holidays. I’ve been either vegetarian or nearly so for years, so missing out on Thanksgiving turkey doesn’t bother me. But pumpkin pie was another story! It’s usually impossible to find canned …

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How to Make a Hooded Cape for a Child or Adult

Learn how to make a hooded cape for a child or adult without a pattern! This DIY cloak is perfect for Halloween or cosplay because you can adapt it to lots of different characters.

I am a big fan of versatile Halloween costumes that can be used for different characters. This way we can get lots of use out of each piece and be creative in using them different ways. Today I’m going to show you how to make …

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25+ Autumn Sewing Patterns and Projects to Stay Cozy at Home

Enjoy the cooler weather with the best autumn sewing patterns and projects! These fall sewing projects for beginners and advanced sewists alike are perfect for snuggling up at home sweet home!

After the torrid summers we suffer through here in southern Italy, the arrival of autumn is always quite welcome! We look forward to snuggling down with a book, a blanket and a cup of tea, and all the other comforts of cooler weather. So today …

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Wool Felt Banner DIY from Upcycled Sweaters

Make this wool felt banner DIY with craft felt or repurposed felted sweaters! A colorful and eco-friendly way to decorate your home or celebrate a party!

Today’s sewing tutorial is extra cool because this felt banner DIY combines three things that I love: repurposing felted wool sweaters, bias tape, and bunting banners. Fabric banners and paper garlands just make me happy. They’re so joyful and colorful, and there are so many …

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How to Sew a DIY Pillow Bed for the Floor

The easiest floor pillow bed DIY tutorial! Repurpose a sheet and stuff it with 4 standard bed pillows. A great easy sewing project for beginners! Awesome DIY gift for kids and adults!

I love snuggling down at home to read a book, watch a movie, or solve a sudoku. This is why I have a lot of tutorials for making pillows on this blog. So it was only natural for me to sew DIY pillow bed for …

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How to Decorate a Straw Hat (Modern Summer Hat Makeover)

Make your summer hat as unique as you! Learn how to decorate a straw hat with colorful yarn pompoms!

Summer’s officially here and it’s HOT! And sunny. Which means that a big summer hat is a must. So today I’m showing you how to decorate a straw hat in a really easy, colorful way! The secret to this modern hat embellishment is: pompoms made …

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The 35 Best Cool Summer Sewing Projects for Beginners

Keep temperatures down with the 35 best cool summer sewing projects perfect for beginners or experienced sewists! Clothing, beach accessories, toys and more! #summersewing #sewingprojects

It’s June and it’s starting to get hot! Which is why today I want to share with you some of my favorite cool summer sewing projects that are easy enough for beginners, but fun and useful enough for more experienced sewists! I love summer sewing …

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How to Make a Cap Sleeve T shirt (without a pattern!)

Learn how to make a cap sleeve t shirt without a pattern! In 15 minutes you’ll transform a rectangle of jersey into the easiest DIY tee ever! Perfect for beginner sewists! #easysewing #diytshirt

With spring here and summer just around the corner, my family uses a LOT of T-shirts. Luckily, I came up with an incredibly simple way to make a cap sleeve T-shirt in just 10-15 minutes without even using a sewing pattern! This project is fast …

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Pajama pants tutorial – How to sew PJ pants

Learn how to sew PJ pants with this pajama pants tutorial! All the details are included so that even beginner sewists can sewn their very first piece of clothing! The elastic waistband is comfortable and easy to sew. #sewingclothes #sewpants

I have a soft spot for PJ pants because they’re so comfortable and they’re easy to sew. And, because you wear them to lounge around the house, it doesn’t matter if they’re not absolutely perfect, so it’s a fabulous first garment for beginners to sew! …

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DIY Pajama Pants Pattern (draft your own in 10 minutes!)

Make your own DIY pajama pants pattern in just 10 minutes by tracing a pair of your pants that fit you correctly. This tutorial gives really useful tips for drafting the sewing pattern perfectly! #patterndrafting #diysewingpattern

I always say that the best project for a beginner sewist after learning some of the basics are PJ pants. But even more advanced sewists love sewing them because they’re easy, comfortable and useful! I have a great PJ pants pattern with lots of options …

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Welcome to the new Cucicucicoo for 2021!

Take a tour of the brand new Cucicucicoo: Eco Sewing and Crafting for 2021! The new blog and pattern shop are now more simple, sleeker, faster and- best of all- glitch-free! #sewing #repurposing

Guys, I know I’ve been away from the blog for a while, but I’ll explain in a moment. Because I just can’t wait to show you the brand new Cucicucicoo for 2021! Quite a few people had written to me about glitches and errors that …

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21 Handmade Christmas Gifts to Sew and Give in 2020

See the best 21 handmade Christmas gifts to sew and give in 2020! Family and friends will love these festive DIY gifts and you'll love sewing them! #diychristmasgifts #christmassewing #handmadechristmas

Everyone knows two things: sewing is super fun and DIY gifts are always better than store-bought! So check out this awesome list of the 21 best handmade Christmas gifts to sew and give to your loved ones for Christmas 2020! This collection of handmade Christmas …

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DIY Christmas Face Mask Pattern to Sew for FREE!

Enjoy the holidays while socially distancing with this DIY Christmas face mask! The adorable Christmas tree is easy to applique to the fabric and decorate with beads and sequins. The handmade face mask pattern is FREE, with three sizes and has options for a nose bridge, adjustable ear elastics and a removable tie. #facemaskpattern #christmasfacemask #christmassewing

Everything about 2020 has been unusual, and Christmas is no exception. But I’m determined to make this holiday season as joyous as possible, which is why I decided to create this festive DIY Christmas face mask! This project adds a super cute decorated fabric Christmas …

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How to Sew a Santa Hat (FREE Pattern!)

Learn how to sew a Santa hat with this FREE sewing pattern! Get into the holiday spirit with your own DIY Santa Claus hat with a super soft faux fur brim and pompom! 3 sizes included for all the family to play at being Father Christmas! #diysantahat #santahatpattern #christmassewing

We’re now halfway through November which means that we can start getting into the holiday spirit! So let’s start off the Christmas season with an easy tutorial on how to sew a Santa hat, along with a brand new FREE pattern in three sizes! This …

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How to Make a Fur Pom Pom – Easy Hand Sewing Tutorial

Learn how to make a fur pom pom from faux fur fabric! They’re perfect for hats, headbands, keychains and more! This easy hand sewing tutorial is great even for people who don’t know how to sew! #fauxfurpompom #diypompom

Pompoms just make me happy. They’re so fun and colorful! But when I started seeing faux fur pompoms everywhere a few years ago, I was in love. So soft. So fluffy. I decided that I had to learn how to make them, and discovered that …

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64 Creative DIY Ideas for the Home and Clothes Patterns

Get over 64 creative DIY ideas for the home, patterns and tutorials for clothing, and exclusive bonuses for the equivalent of 30¢ each with the Creative Home Projects bundle! Get an extra free pattern for signing up now! #diyhome #sewing

I always love a good bargain. I mean, how can I say no to sewing patterns, fabric or other supplies for next to nothing? I know you feel the same, which is why I am so excited to tell you that Ultimate Bundles is finally …

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