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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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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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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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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20+ Easy Valentine Sewing Projects for Beginners

These are the best easy Valentine sewing projects for 2020! Decorate your home, embellish your clothing or create fun handmade gifts for your loved ones with over 20 free sewing patterns and tutorials! #valentinesdaysewing #valentinesdaygift #sewingtutorial

What better way to celebrate the holiday of love by making some easy Valentine sewing projects?! These tutorials and free patterns are perfect for beginners, but great even for more advanced sewists who can really personalize them! The following list of simple Valentine’s Day sewing …

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12 Easy Holiday Decorations to Sew in Under an Hour

These 12 easy holiday decorations to sew will let you get in on DIY Christmas and holiday cheer in less than one hour! Simple handmade projects for beginners to sew by hand or with a sewing machine. #handmadechristmas #christmassewing

Every year it’s the same thing. We rush around during the holidays, wishing we had the time to make some fabulous handmade Christmas projects! But have no fear because today I’m sharing with you 12 fabulous easy holiday decorations to sew in under an hour! …

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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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12 DIY Christmas Stocking Sewing Tutorials

Show some homemade holiday cheer this year with these 12 DIY Christmas stocking sewing tutorials! There are stockings to hang and fill, and smaller ones to decorate your home! #diystocking #stockingtutorial

One of the most beloved holiday traditions is the Christmas stocking. Kids love waking up early on December 25th to discover what is waiting inside their stocking, and adults often remember those moments, as well as their childhood stocking, fondly. Make your loved ones’ future …

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60 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Teens and Kids in 2022

Embrace a handmade lifestyle and have fun with these 60 easy DIY Halloween costumes for teens and kids. Some require basic sewing skills, others just glue skills! Your children of any age will love these simple handmade costumes! #diyhalloweencostumes #handmadehalloweencostumes

Halloween is a lot of people’s favorite holiday because 1) it’s super fun, 2) it lets you act crazy and 3) you can go wild with your creativity, even if you aren’t a crafty person. Which is why today I’m sharing with you 60 of …

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17 Non-Electronic Games for Young Children

Are you sick of arguing with your kids over screen time? Provide them with stimulating fun without batteries! These 17 fantastic non-electronic games are perfect for young children with limited or no reading or math skills!

Are you sick of arguing with your kids over screen time? Provide them with stimulating fun without batteries! These 17 fantastic non-electronic games are perfect for young children with limited or no reading or math skills!

Nearly all parents I know these days complain about trying to limit their kids’ screen time. They’re always on their tablet, or gaming device, or smartphone. If not, they’re using the computer or zoning out in front of a TV. I can’t help thinking how different these kids’ lives are than mine was when I was growing up!

Why do kids need so much technology? (Or adults, for that matter…) Is it really good for them? Doubtful. Some studies have shown that too much screen time is harmful to children. I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that perhaps even too much time with any sort of electronic or even electric device can kill off our contact with simple pleasures in life. I already started talking about this last month when I wrote about what you can learn from making your own Halloween costume.

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The holiday season is coming up and Black Friday and Cyber Monday are really just around the corner. What I would like to suggest this year is to consider what gifts you are giving to the children in your life. Do they really have anything to offer them besides the toy world’s equivalent of empty calories? This is why I decided to compile a list of my favorite non-electronic games for young children, specifically those who are still unable to read, so up to about age six.

Most of these are games that I loved as a child and still enjoy playing with my own children. Some are games that I didn’t have when I was young and discovered with my kids. ALL of them are totally manual, in the sense that they have no electric or electronic parts, no batteries, no lights or sounds. They are all much more simple than most of today’s fancy toys and games, but they offer much stimulation to kids in many ways, and many have been loved for generations.

So if you’re not sure what to give a young child this holiday season, consider one of the following Cucicucicoo-approved games!

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18 Mother’s Day DIY gift ideas with upcycling

18 Mother's Day DIY gift ideas with upcycled materials: make a gift for little to nothing by repurposing materials! | www.cucicucicoo.com

18 Mother's Day DIY gift ideas with upcycled materials: make a gift for little to nothing by repurposing materials! | www.cucicucicoo.com

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and, if you’re anything like I am, you want to make something for your mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, best friend who is also a mother, etc, but you haven’t even started yet and you probably don’t want to have to pay very much, either.

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Well, don’t fear, because today I have gathered 18 great tutorials from around the internet with Mother’s Day DIY gift ideas made with upcycled materials! So choose one or two from this list, click on either the image or the links, and get to work!

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