Tutorials - vicky myers creations

What to make with fabric scraps?? Free fabric scraps clutch tutorial

Do you have endless piles of fabric scraps?? I know I do ... over the years I have had a ...
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Rust fabric – Create beautiful patterns on fabric with rust

Love collecting pieces of rusty metal off the beach? Wonder what to do with them once home?! My eye has ...
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How to make a recycled tyre bug hotel (post sponsored by Volkswagen)

Bug hotels are all the rage, its not hard to see why. Building a bug hotel is a great activity to ...
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Egg Shell Easter Table Decoration

Easter is around the corner but you still have time to make an Easter table decoration. Personally Easter is about ...
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DIY recycled planter - loaft tins transformed into herb planter for kitchen

DIY recycled planter – don’t throw rusty loaf tins away!

Wondering what to do with your rusty loaf tins? I hate throwing away old rusty baking tins when they reach ...
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DIY Mans Messenger Bag (post sponsored by Volkswagen)

Fancy creating an alternative mans messenger bag utilising a car seat belt?? Regular readers will be familiar with my passion ...
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DIY drawstring car play mat (post sponsored by Volkswagen)

Do you have children, nephews, friends who love playing with cars? Why not create a DIY drawstring car play mat, ...
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Create your own shibori book marks

Have I ever shared how I love to read? I am a massive fan of my local library service, visiting ...
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DIY Valentines heart and key picture

Remember the large box of keys my husband bought home for me to upcycle?? It prompted some thoughts about keys, ...
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Shibori Trend – DIY Denim Heart Pencil Case

This post contains affiliate links for your convenience I confess to spending far too much time on Pinterest - browsing ...
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DIY house doorstop tutorial

I love sewing for friends and family, when it involves creativity (shortening trousers is not quite so interesting!). A recent ...
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Ideas for upcycling old keys

My husband and I chose not to give each other gifts this year, but he surprised me and brought me ...
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DIY Sweater Hot Water Bottle Cover

Today I finished all Christmas makes.. a bit overdue. A friend asked me to make her a sweater hot water ...
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Large Fabric Pom Pom – Upcycled Christmas Decoration

I don't know about you but this week is flying by, its almost Christmas. I love this season but I'm ...
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How to make chalk paint gift tags #pintypluser

This is my usual gift tag plea... there's nothing worse than trying to remember who gave you which gift in ...
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Handsewn Christmas decorations

Today we finished trimming up, adding lights to the pallet Christmas tree I created last year. I love the addition ...
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How to line a picnic hamper (post sponsored by Volkswagen)

Lining a picnic hamper adds a splash of personality, modernising the hamper. I picked up this old picnic hamper in ...
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Recycle Plastic Cotton Reels – Upcycled Christmas Decoration

I've finally hit upon an idea for recycling cotton reels... upcycled Christmas decorations. I hate throwing cotton reels away, but generate ...
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DIY advent calendar from toilet rolls

The last couple of years the kids have been truly spoilt with expensive toy advent calendars, creating an entire Christmas ...
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Recycle sweet tins into gift boxes

This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Dare I confess we have become quite attached to the boxes of ...
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Make your own family naughty and nice Christmas game

What to do on a wet weather sleepover? We recently had our friends children to stay for 22 hrs, it ...
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Upcycle your old stained t shirts into necklaces

I'm super excited to be taking part in One Planet Norwich's Refashion event on Monday 21st November. "On average we ...
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Use your fabric stash to create a Christmas table runner

Today is challenge 12 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges. I have to admit I am rather sad to reach the end. I've had ...
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Create a fox pencil case, a perfect stocking filler gift

Today is challenge 10 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The challenge - Make a small stocking filler gift from your fabric scraps. I have ...
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Transform your ribbons into Christmas earrings

Today is challenge 9 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The challenge - Make something to wear for Christmas using what you have in your ...
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DIY Christmas decorations with crisp packets

Today is challenge 8 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The challenge - Use up those old chip packets instead of throwing them away – ...
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Rustic Christmas decoration with items from the garden

Today is challenge 7 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The challenge - Take a walk around your garden or the park and find ...
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Fabric scraps as gift wrap – drawstring bag tutorial

Today is challenge 6 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The challenge - make some gift wrapping from your fabric scraps. It's incredible just ...
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Garden Shed Christmas Decoration

Today is challenge 5 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The challenge - What do you have in your garden shed or outhouse? Find something ...
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Turn cereal boxes into Christmas cards

Welcome to day 4 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The challenge - Use old cereal or other boxes and supplies you find ...
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Upcycled Denim Apron – DIY Gift

Welcome to Day 2 of #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges The video for today's challenge stars yours truly, be kind, I'm not a natural!! The challenge ...
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Recycled jumper transformed into Christmas decorations #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges

For 12 days starting on November 2nd we will set a challenge a day to create something for Christmas using ...
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Beetle Changing Bag Tutorial (post sponsored by Volkswagen)

There are many many changing bags on the market - none of them cheap. Why not sew your own using ...
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Sew your own beetle shorts, create your own shorts pattern (sponsored by Volkswagen)

It's autumn - the time of year where we normally dig out the long trousers, however my son is clinging on ...
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Upcycled Denim Tablet Case – Quick DIY Gift

Dare I mention the C word? Are you beginning to think about DIY gifts? I love this denim tablet case:) ...
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Whip up an A Line skirt for your autumn wardrobe

What's not to love about an A Line skirt? The shape flatters every body shape!! It is a great style ...
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DIY painted furniture is a great way of personalizing a bedroom. Find a full tutorial for the chalk paint beetlecar chest of drawers here and visit the collaborative board "DIY bloggers for Volkswagen" for more inspiring DIY instructions and ideas: http://www.pinterest.com/volkswagen/diy-bloggers-for-volkswagen"

DIY Chest of Drawers (Post sponsored by Volkswagen)

What's not to love about chalk paint? It's perfect for transforming old furniture into a modern look. I'm not sure ...
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Sew your own baby changing mat in thirty minutes

I am delighted to be taking part in the Thrifty Baby blog hop organised by Dana at Sewthrifty. This is ...
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How to make a Sashiko Denim Tote Bag

Do you follow Makery? Are you aware of Portia's fabulous refashioning competition she hosts each August/September? This year the theme is ...
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How to make a tea towel apron

I admit to a little skepticism when my Mum asked me to transform her tea towel into an apron. But ...
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Sewing for a golfer – DIY golf gift

It is so easy to spend time on Pinterest browsing many lovely ideas and creations. When I questioned my daughter ...
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Quick and effective plant pots – Teachers gifts

I can't quite believe how the time has flown, it doesn't seem but a blink of an eyelid since my ...
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Transform a wicker chair

Last weekend my husband came home with a "project" for me, along with the question do you hate me? Definitely ...
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Create a fun busy toddler bag with fabric scraps

Do you ever get an idea and just can't resist making it?? This is how I feel about this busy ...
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Top tips for converting jeans into a skirt

For a ridiculously long time I have been meaning to try my hand at converting jeans into a skirt. You ...
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Printers press tray for cotton reels

Printers Press Tray is ideal storage for cotton reels - easily accessible and beautiful to the eye. The other day ...
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DIY Upcycled Pallet Christmas Tree

Are you still trimming up? We finished yesterday - the final touched a upcycled pallet christmas tree for the front ...
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DIY Christmas Decoration Light Up Star

Are you busy trimming up for Christmas? In our home we have a conflict in Christmas decoration styles. The children and my ...
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4 DIY Christmas Jumpers Ideas

I love Christmas, the decorating, lushus food, time with family and friends. I can be a bit of a bah ...
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Upcycled Felt Mug Cozy

Its coming up to the time of year to be thinking about thank you gifts for teachers. It's nearly winter so ...
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Fabric Cable Tidy, Cable Roll DIY

Tidiness is not my forte, for some time I have been meaning to tackle the cable drawers in our sideboard ...
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Small Crossbody Bag DIY

Need a small crossbody bag for your mobile, keys and wallet? This bag is quick to sew, using a fat ...
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Make a DIY fabric pinboard #MyHomeMade #Giveaway

Today I am sharing with you how to make a fabric pinboard. They are quick and simple to make, perfect ...
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How to make an emery pincushion

I have been wondering for some time why my pins no longer felt sharp... and eventually my mind came round ...
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10+ Free Patterns for Recycled Bags

The theme for this years Zero Waste week is reuse, why not refashion clothes into bags - I love the ...
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Make your own phone case with upcycled ties

I recently received a request for an upcycled tie phone case, with a sketched design. The idea to make the ...
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Super Quick and Easy DIY Maxi Skirt

It has crossed my mind that my wardrobe has NO long skirts.... not sure how, or why?! A long skirt ...
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Denim Tote Bag Pattern

Create yourself a stylish large tote bag with this free tote bag pattern. The large handbag is made with a variety ...
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Quick & Easy Fold Over Clutch Tutorial

It's so easy to love a clutch, and just as easy to whip one up for your favourite summer dress. Perfect ...
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Fabulous Upcycling Ideas with Tutorials

I have been mentioning the word upcycling a few times in recent posts.. so what does it mean? Good question ...
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Super Easy DIY Denim Rag Quilt

Do you collect old worn out jeans? Do you wonder what to make with them? They are a great source ...
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DIY Bench Seat – Upcycled Furniture

Revealing my entry for gumtree's #upcyclerevolution - upcycled garden bench seat made from former dining room chairs:) The DIY bench seat ...
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DIY Bunk Bed Storage Bag/Organizer

Currently on a health kick I'm doing what I can to stop my sleep being interrupted by the children help my ...
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How to Upcycle Cake Tins into Round Floating Shelves

My imagination has been sparked by #OneMetreChallenge being run by Off the Wall. The company is running a competition to ...
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Easter Eggs Decoration, Clay Stamped Easter Egg Tree

Remember the wall tree we are keeping up for the year? Its time to decorate it for Easter, to create ...
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Great Eco Recycled Easter Baskets

Whats not to love about the thrill of children doing an Easter egg hunt? Here's a great variety of Eco ...
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Quick & Simple Way to Shorten Curtains

This week I have been working on my list of things to do around the house, which includes shortening curtains ...
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Recycled Crisp Packet Apron DIY

Regular readers may remember a post with 8 different ideas for upcycling crisp packets.  At the time my husband suggested ...
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DIY T Shirt Sundress, Kids Clothes Week

My final make for kids clothes week is a t-shirt sundress. Its quick and easy, have a go:) DIY T ...
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DIY Valentine Decor

Create awesome valentine fabric hearts using embroidery stitches The house always looks a little barren after Christmas, this year we ...
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Gorgeous upcycled tweed tote

This week I am delighted to be guest blogging over at onthecuttingfloor with a tutorial for this gorgeous tweed bag ...
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DIY Embroidery Hoop Clock

Remedy the lack of clock in the sewing room with a fun DIY Embroidery Hoop Clock. I love this upcycled ...
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What to do with empty crisp packets.. 8 recycle crisp packet ideas

I have had great fun the last few days on twitter - becoming rather involved in a question about what ...
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Upcycled Christmas Decorations

There is nothing quite like homemade and upcycled christmas decorations, especially of they are upcycled. I have been having lots ...
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How to make a felt memory game

Have fun creating a felt memory game - as a child I spent hours playing similar traditional games:) Today I ...
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How to make a felt christmas stocking

Who doesn't love handmade christmas decorations? There is something magical about Christmas, which for me includes making and creating many ...
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Free toddler bag tutorial

I have made my nephew a variety of felt food for his Christmas present (he will be just 2 years ...
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Quick & Easy Halloween Spider Costume

How to make a quick and easy halloween spider costume... Twenty four hours prior to a halloween party my daughter ...
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5 Great Scrap Fabric Ideas

As you can imagine I generate quite a bit of scrappy bits of fabric. Here are 5 great ideas for ...
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Upcycled Bag Sandwich Case, DIY Sandwich Wrap

Upcycled Plastic Sandwich Wrapper , take two - Yesterday I wrote about fusing plastic to create a thicker plastic, which can ...
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Recycled plastic sandwich wrapper

Zero waste week 2014 is the perfect prompt to consider how I wrap sandwiches. Recycle plastic bags by fusing them to ...
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5 Wallet Tutorials

Fancy making yourself  new wallet? Here are 5 wallet tutorials, all free - I love the fact people take time and ...
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Stash busting thank you notelets

Following my rather extensive birthday celebrations (well why not drag it out at my age!) I have enjoyed rummaging through ...
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Fabric Applique Cards – DIY

Today I am delighted to be guest blogging over at Punk Projects . Pop over to find a great tutorial ...
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10 DIY Teacher Gifts – Fabric thank you presents

Here in the UK we are coming up to the end of the school academic year - my daughter has ...
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Embroidered Tweed Bag

Remember my giving thanks post from a couple of weeks ago? All that lovely fabric... I have decided to make ...
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Cheap Tea Light Holders

Fancy some cheap tea light holders for lighting up your garden during the summer months? I have to confess to a ...
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Infinity Scarf Tutorial- Upcycled Skirt

Infinity Scarf  Tutorial - make your own scarf in less than half an hour out of an old much loved ...
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DIY Picnic Blanket Tutorial

DIY Picnic Blanket Tutorial For this project use whatever fabric you have to hand, as long as it is similar ...
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Easter Card Tutorial

My daughter has done sterling work creating eight Easter Cards, here's her tutorial (thanks to Ghost Hill School for the ...
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skirt upcycled into a tweed bag

Introducing this weeks Quick Mid Week Upcycled Make, woollen tweed bag. This weeks quick mid week make transforms a tweed pleated woollen ...
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Upcycled Shirt Art Smock – DIY

My children love painting, so much that they can cover almost every surface in sight including there clothes! I have ...
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Create your own CD Coasters

If you are looking for the Grow Your Blog post it is here. Introducing this weeks Quick Mid Week Upcycled Make, create ...
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Upcycled Magnetic Baking Tray Notice Board

Introducing this weeks Quick Mid Week Upcycled Make, an upcycled magnetic notice board. This is made from a rusty baking tray ...
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Felt Jumper Hot Water Bottle Cover

I am delighted to announce my Quick Mid Week Upcycled Makes series. I am very excited about this, and just ...
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Fabric Selvage Cushion Cover

I've been gathering my fabric selvage's for some time, it reached a point where I felt I had enough to ...
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DIY Necklace

How to make your own DIY Fabric Necklace I don't know about you but Christmas gifts always bring a mixture ...
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Fabric Baby Book

I was delighted to hear of the arrival of Mabel, one special baby girl. A strong desire to make her ...
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15 Minute Shirt Cushion Cover

Starting the year as I  mean to go on, I have created a stylish upcycled cushion cover out of one ...
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Gift Tag plea.. create your own upcycled gift tags

Recycled Gift Tag Ideas In our family there is a birthday just before Christmas, Christmas, and then a birthday. Coupled ...
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