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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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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Top 17 Felted Sweater DIY Tutorials for Sewing and Crafting

Have you accidentally shrunk your favorite wool sweater in the wash? No fear, for here are the best felted sweater DIY tutorials for sewing and crafting! #feltedsweater #feltedwool

Most people get upset when they accidentally shrink a sweater in the washing machine. I, on the other hand, celebrate! The gorgeous, thick fabric from felted wool sweaters is one of my favorite materials to sew and craft with, and it’s also a great way …

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Kid Embroidery Project: Sew a Backpack Tag

Teach your child to sew with this kid embroidery project. Use two basic hand stitches to sew a backpack tag with her name embroidered on it. Perfect for back to school! #kidsewing #kidssew

During the lockdown in past months, quite a few of my friends have told me that their bored children have expressed an interest in learning to sew and have asked me for suggestions for beginner projects. Everyone knows that kids love drawing and I’ve found …

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DIY Beaded Napkin Rings with Elastic Cord

Make these easy DIY beaded napkin rings with wooden beads and elastic cording to keep your family’s cloth napkins in order! Make a set so that you can color code everyone’s napkins without mixing them up! A full set of handmade cloth napkins and napkin holders make a great DIY gift! #beadednapkinrings #diynapkinrings

I do my best to avoid using disposable products, which is sometimes easy and sometimes complicated. One of the easiest to use, though, are cloth napkins, which I’ve used for about 12 years now. And what better way to keep your family’s napkins separate than …

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How to Make DIY Cloth Toilet Paper – Easy and Zero Waste!

Learn how to make DIY cloth toilet paper for emergencies when there are no more toilet rolls left in the supermarket. No sew family cloth is zero waste, ecologically friendly and costs nothing when you repurpose old sheets and T-shirts! #zerowaste #familycloth #clothtoiletpaper

I started working on this post about ten days ago, when we started locking down here in Italy for the health emergency, and people were starting to get worried in other parts of the world. My friends in the United States and other English-speaking countries …

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Perler Bead Christmas Patterns for DIY Ornaments

These perler bead Christmas patterns are perfect for kids to make DIY ornaments as holiday gifts! #hamabeadschristmas #perlerbeadschristmas

If you have kids, you probably know all about hama beads. Or perler beads, melty beads, Pyssla beads, fuse beads or any of the other names for them. Those little plastic cylinders that you arrange into shapes and fuse with an iron. So today I’m …

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40+ Best Stocking Stuffers for Crafty Kids who Create!

Skip the junk food and toys this year with this list of the best stocking stuffers for crafty kids to stimulate their creativity and manual skills. #stockingstuffers #christmasstocking

Do you hate how much junk food and junk toys your children get at every holiday? Would you rather give them something really useful that will stimulate their creativity? Of course you would! So today I’m sharing with you the absolute best stocking stuffers for …

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Easy Jack O Lantern Softie Tutorial – Great for Kids!

This easy Jack O Lantern softie tutorial is quick and easy to sew by hand, and a perfect Halloween craft project for kids who are just learning to sew! #halloweencraftforkids #halloweenkidcraft

I’m really excited to share this brand new Halloween craft for kids because this easy Jack O Lantern softie tutorial was created by a kid: my daughter, Sofia! Sofia had been sewing project after project from the Sewing School box set* (these books are AMAZING!) …

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DIY Neck Pillow Template PDF Download + Tutorial

Kids love sewing and it’s easy with this neck pillow template pdf download! The free sewing pattern includes two sizes + carry strap, and is a fantastic and easy project for kids to sew by hand! Everyone loves travel neck pillows, and now you can make a customized one! #diypillows #neckpillowpattern #diyneckpillow #diytravelpillow

Guys, it’s once again Sew a Softie Month, and I’m so excited! Every year Trixi from Coloured Buttons organizes a month-long extravaganza during which sewing bloggers publish tutorials for stuffed projects that kids can sew. How amazing is that? Learning to sew teaches kids important …

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DIY Beaded Crochet Earrings Tutorial

Quanto sono sfiziosi questi accessori unici?! Impara come fare orecchini all'uncinetto con perline. Istruzioni semplici anche per principianti! Ottimi da regalare a tutte le amiche! #orecchinialluncinetto #orecchinifaidate

I have this thing about beads and yarn. It’s just a winning combination. You might remember years ago that I made about a gazillion beaded knit necklaces for me and pretty much every woman that I know. Which is why, when DMC contacted me to …

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8 Easy Homemade Recycled Cat Toys in under 5 Minutes!

Realizza questi 8 giochi fai da te per gatti con il riciclo creativo in meno di 5 minuti! Basta quello che hai già in casa per far divertire il tuo gatto preferito! #giochigatti #giochipergatti

I am, and have always been, a cat person. I love cats and have always had at least one since I was a little girl who begged her mother for a “kitty that goes meow all by itself.” About a year ago we brought two …

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Hand sewn plush heart pillow with pocket

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with love notes inside the pocket of this hand sewn plush heart pillow! The free pattern is easy enough for beginners and children to sew by hand or by sewing machine. #valentinesdaysewing #vdaysewing #kidssew

I always say that ANYONE can sew, and that goes for kids, too. This is why I love Sew a Softie, the wonderful recurring event created by Trixi from Coloured Buttons. My children and I participated in Sew a Softie last summer with a pattern and tutorial …

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How to make a 1-minute DIY jean hem bracelet

What a simple and quick way to get a funky new accessory! Save those cuffs when you refashion or repurpose your old jeans and turn them into a super simple DIY jean hem bracelet! All you need are scissors, a snap and 1 minute! #jeansrefashion #refashionjeans

I love refashioning and repurposing jeans. We all have jeans and when they become unusable for one reason or another, the fabric is wonderful for using in so many ways. I love the different shades of blue and the fraying of unfinished denim edges. But …

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Easy no sew felt snowflake ornaments from sweaters

Create the magic of snowfall inside your home, but without the cold! Make these no sew felt snowflake ornaments from a surprising repurposed material: felted wool sweaters! Hang them on the Christmas tree or string them as a garland or from the ceiling for a magical decorative effect! #diysnowflake #feltsnowflake #snowflakechristmasornament

What is it about snow that is so magical?! Is it the soft ting of cold as it hits your skin? Or the bright twinkle snowflakes make in the sun? The muted sounds right after snow has fallen? The sensation of catching frozen bits of water …

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DIY Greetings: Free Printable Holiday Cards with Cutouts

Invia cari pensieri handmade a famiglia e amici con questi biglietti di Natale fai da te da stampare GRATIS! Usa una perforatrice per un bel motivo! Un progetto semplice per tutte le abilità! #bigliettidinatale #bigliettidinatalefaidate #bigliettidiauguri

Last year I spent many agonizing months suffering through acute anxiety disorder and recurring panic attacks. It was a really, really bad time for me, and one part of my path to healing was communicating with people more and connecting with them on a deeper …

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How to sew fabric bunting with the Celebrate! Banner pattern

Use the incredibly versatile Celebrate! Banner pattern to learn how to sew fabric bunting in myriad shapes, sizes and styles! Here you can see some of the many ways that it has been personalized by various creators! #cucicucicoopatterns #handmadebanner #bannerpattern #buntingpattern #fabricbunting

Last week I published a tutorial showing how to sew fabric bunting banners, either with or without my newest PDF pattern, the Celebrate! Banner. I had a pretty big group of pattern testers to try the pattern out to make sure that everything was ok …

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DIY Chair Felt Pads in 10 Seconds with Upcycling

Protect your floors with these super fast, easy and FREE DIY chair felt pads! You can make these table leg pads from a surprising upcycled material in just 10 seconds for a wonderful anti-scratch effect on all your furniture! #diyhome #floorprotector

I don’t know about you, but I cannot STAND the sound of chairs scratching on the floor. I used to buy tons of those self-adhesive felt pieces to stick on the bottom of chairs, then I finally smartened up when I realized just how easy …

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