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how to make an ostomy pouch cover, sew a ostomy bag cover

How to make an Ostomy Pouch Cover

I was amazed to learn that here in the UK there are approximately 10 different sizes and shapes of ostomy ...
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How to make a baby rag quilt

This Baby Rag Quilt is beautiful, stunning cotton prints framed with a frayed ruffle edge. This tutorial for the easy ...
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How to make a zippered pouch tutorial flat bottom

One of the most versatile bags to make, zip bags have so many purposes and uses. They are super easy ...
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How to shorten a zip

It is super easy to shorten a zip - there is no need to rush out to the shop to ...
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DIY Denim Mirror Frame, a perfect no sew old jeans craft project

Are you wondering what to do with your old jeans, as a no sew craft project? I keep all parts ...
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DIY Laptop Case

Do you regularly take your laptop out? Work in a coffee shop? This week I whipped up a denim DIY ...
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Easy DIY Sea Glass Mirror – beach themed decor

As a family we love looking for sea glass, hunting for the treasure on trips to the beach. We especially ...
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Easy DIY messenger bag – free denim bag pattern

Today I am sharing with you latest man's crossbody messenger bag - this DIY messenger bag has been designed with ...
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Easy Crochet Hook Roll Pattern – free pattern for fat quarters

This crochet hook roll is perfect for keeping all your crochet hooks tidy. The crochet hook roll pattern is super ...
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DIY Coffee Table made with an upcycle washing machine drum

You can imagine my delight when a friend kindly gave me a washing machine drum she had spent time removing ...
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Mens button down shirt refashion – womens off the shoulder top

Are you inspired by the clothes you see around you? On our recent holidays in France a woman walked past ...
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DIY tote bag with tablet pocket

This DIY tote bag is designed for the young woman/teen who carries a tablet with her. The tote bag is ...
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How to box the corner of a bag: Two methods

Many bag patterns refer to boxing the corner, are you wondering what this means and how to do it?! Learn ...
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How to sew a slip pocket, perfect for any bag you are making

Personally, I love a slip pocket, they are perfect for any items you wish to find quickly and easily - ...
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How to put a zipper pocket in a purse lining

Learn how to sew a zipper pocket for any bag, either in the lining or as a feature on the ...
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How to attach magnetic snaps

Magnetic snaps are a super easy way to add a closure to any bag you make. They are super useful ...
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How to put rivets in fabric

A leather handle takes out handsewn bags to the next level - and cap rivets are the perfect way to ...
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How to make a hair scrunchie with pompom trim

Wishing to relive your childhood? Loving scrunchies the second time around? Learn just how easy it is to make a ...
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DIY Serving Tray Idea

Are you looking for a quick upcycling project? Serving trays are perfect for breakfast in bed, or drinks in the ...
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How to sew a table runner – DIY shibori table runner

Summer is here so it is time to make the most of our outdoor space, to eat al fresco as ...
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How to make a lamp from a glass bottle

Today I am sharing with you a tutorial for how to make a lamp from a wine bottle. We have ...
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How to make a DIY beach cover up dress

My daughter loves swimming, she has been eyeing up bathing suit cover up dresses in the shop but they are ...
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DIY Sea Glass Bowl

As a family we love roaming beaches, hunting for treasures. We particularly love looking for pieces of sea glass. But ...
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How to make a doormat using old jeans

I have been experimenting with making a doormat using old jeans - I am rather fortunate in that I have ...
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DIY handmade door stoppers

Spring is here - it is time to open our doors and let fresh air in - DIY handmade door ...
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How to make sea glass jewelry

Today I am sharing with you some gorgeous pendant sea glass jewelry - this tutorial will show you how to ...
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DIY Doorstop with handle

If you are a regular reader you know I love working with old jeans, the fabric is hardwearing, so versatile ...
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Creative things to do with glass bottles – upcycled cacti planter

What can you make with glass bottles? Today I am sharing two creative things to do with glass bottles. Why? ...
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DIY Garden planters – upcycle your old garden shed

Today I am going to share with you how to make some DIY garden planters, ready for flowers or vegetables ...
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Succulent Planter DIY

Are you a succulent fan? I am - they seem the best option for me, I'm not particularly good at ...
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DIY Unicorn Wings

How could I resist the request for unicorn wings to match the most beautiful spirited five-year-old in her unicorn like ...
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How to recycle a Ferrero Rocher box into a herb planter

Do you treat yourself to the occasional box of chocolates? If so you may have a Ferrero Rocher box waiting ...
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Easy DIY embroidered cushion cover, upcycled sweater

Update your home with this gorgeous embroidered cushion cover. This tutorial will take your envelope cushion cover up to the ...
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How to fix a zipper on jeans, replace the zip in a pair of jeans and keep the original top stitching

It's January, a time of year for reflection, fresh starts and a tightening of the household budget for many. A ...
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How to make a DIY cutting board clock

Bring the beach shoreline into your home with this repurposed and upcycled coastal clock! I will show you how to ...
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How to make patch pockets, A Line Skirt pattern Hack

Do you spot clothes on others and think "I could make that?" I have been squeezing a little selfish sewing ...
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DIY upcycled Christmas decorations, 5 Great ideas for Repurposing curtain rings

We have many, many curtain pole rings, I kept them for an unknown future project. Christmas feels the appropriate time ...
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Denim DIY Mini Stocking Advent Calendar, Reusable Advent Calendar

My passion for repurposing old ripped jeans just has to be directed towards Christmas decorations - in particular, a DIY ...
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DIY Denim Oven Gloves

I have decided to make oven gloves! They are easy to make and create a great gift. It's something virtually ...
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Leather DIY Clutch Purse

This DIY leather clutch takes less than an hour to make, add as much glam as you like with metallic ...
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Rainbow Drawstring Bag

Today I am super delighted to have Julie from Sum of Their Stories guest blogging. Julie has a wide range ...
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DIY luggage tags

Now I appreciate I have mentioned the tricky to buy for men already in my 12 Days of DIY Christmas ...
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DIY Lunch Bag

I have been contemplating making my own insulated DIY Lunch Bag for some time. For my day job, I carry ...
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Easy DIY envelope cushion with pom-pom trim

Over the years I have made many envelope cushions, they are super quick and easy to make. Adding a pom-pom ...
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Reversible Cafetiere Cosy Pattern

Do you love hot drinks? I have to admit if I am going to have a hot drink I prefer ...
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#embroideryhoopart

Denim Embroidery Hoop Art Tutorial

Embroidery hoop art appears to be having a resurgence with many fun designs being shared across social media, from cacti ...
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DIY leather plant pot holder

Back in the summer, I stumbled across a full black bin bag of leather offcuts at a local car boot ...
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Design your own necklace, DIY Statement Necklace

One the aspects of fabric I love is the shapes you can make with by simply folding, from pleat tucks ...
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DIY Bicycle Tyre Wallet

DIY Wallet – upcycle a bicycle tyre

I happen to have rather a lot of men in my family, each fortunate to have disposable income. This can ...
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DIY Felt Christmas Ornament Kits for Kids

Today I am super excited to be hosting this DIY Felt Christmas Ornaments Kit post from Lisa of Cucicucioo Hey, ...
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Sashiko Super cute coin purse

Sashiko Cute Coin Purse Pattern

I am super excited to be celebrating six years of blogging with my 12 Days of DIY Christmas Gifts. For ...
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Wrapped twig bouquet

Bring a splash of nature indoors with this fun and easy wrapped twig centrepiece, perfect for the table or mantlepiece ...
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Easy DIY gold leaf abstract painting

It has been a whirlwind of a weekend, with lots of DIY and jobs around the house. We have finished ...
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DIY Autumn Garland

The weather here remains summer-like, I love it, any extra moments of warm sunshine are gratefully received. The rest of ...
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DIY Denim Curtains – how to make lined curtains

Gradually we have been working towards my goal of a hotel style relaxing bedroom - using the denim rag quilt ...
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Update a wicker basket with chalk paint and pompom’s, quick & easy upcycle

I bought these wicker baskets months ago, they were so quick and easy to transform. Now the children are back ...
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How to make net bags for fruit and vegetables

You know that feeling, you have a project in mind, but somehow you don't get round to it for months/years! ...
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DIY Denim Chair, seat reupholstered in denim jeans

How to reupholster a dining room chair with denim pockets

I am passionate about using what I have, making the most of available resources. Whilst making the denim curtains for ...
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DIY Garden Table, upcycle an old shed side into a table

You don't have to be an expert DIYer to make this stunning DIY Garden Table. Upcycle an old shed to ...
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Ombre Furniture DIY, Upcycle with Fusion Mineral Paint

I am so excited to share with you my ombre sideboard - my storage solution for the sewing room. Costing ...
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Drawer Shelf DIY

I have to admit I have always fancied turning a drawer into shelves - I think they look super cool ...
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DIY Gold Leaf Necklace

I don't know about you but I go through a variety of thoughts re costume jewellery, sometimes I love it, ...
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How to make a Recycled Denim Waistband Cushion

A passion for recycling jeans often leaves me with a pile of waistbands that I am not sure what to ...
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Spring Blooms Tote Bag – Free Pattern, Wool Tote Purse

Did you see the Sapporo coat I made a couple of weeks ago? It seemed only fitting to use the ...
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Denim Peg Bag Pattern

A couple of years ago I made my lovely sister-in-law a peg bag for her flat in Amsterdam, for her ...
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How to paint over a gold mirror frame with Fusion Mineral paint

For the first time in a few years, we have a mantlepiece. The perspective of our new living room is focussed ...
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How to update your mid century furniture with fusion mineral paint

How to update your mid century furniture with fusion mineral paint

Having settled into our new home we inevitably have the odd bit of furniture to replace - to be honest, our ...
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free reversible toddler bag pattern -

Free toddler bag pattern – free children’s bag pattern

It brings me great delight to sew for my niece and nephew - they live in Amsterdam so I don't ...
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vintage sewing box makeover, DIY Sewing Box

Wooden Sewing Box With Legs Makeover

When I stumbled upon this rather cute wooden sewing box with legs in a charity shop I just knew I ...
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Boro Cross Body Bag Pattern – Free!

A couple of week ago I was fortunate to go and see the book Kite Runner as a play at ...
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How to make a reusable sandwich wrap

Learn how easy it is to make your own wax sandwich wraps. These reusable cloth sandwich wraps are perfect for ...
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How to make a fabric lampshade cover – Rust Fabric Lampshade

There is something beautiful about rust dyed fabric, the results are unique, different each time. You can create semi-regular patterns ...
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DIY Campervan Wall Art

Create your own stylish campervan embroidery hoop art, with a slogan to encourage you to follow your dreams. There is ...
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DIY Pompom Heart Wreath

Today I am sharing with you how you how easy it is to create a DIY heart wreath, using up ...
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Fabric Covered Journal DIY – Last Minute Gift Idea

Today I am delighted to be joining in a last-minute gift blog hop - its reached that point where you ...
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DIY Rustic Christmas Decorations- Transform Wood Offcuts

Welcome to the last of my DIY rustic Christmas decorations. These are inspired by bits of wood left over from ...
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How to make Denim Christmas Tree Decorations

It is no secret that I love working with old jeans it's such a versatile fabric. Somehow over the years, ...
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How to make Sea Glass Christmas Decorations

Welcome to my first recycled and rustic DIY Christmas decorations for this year. I love Christmas, the build up, the ...
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How to make a Denim Floor Cushion

Experiments in shibori dying lead me to contemplate treating dark jeans with bleach. My rather large denim stash was due ...
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Large Recessed Zippered Tote Tutorial, Free Bag Pattern #largezippertote #largetotebag

Large Zippered Tote Bag, free PDF pattern

After some deliberation between a large shoulder bag or a small messenger bag I have made a large recessed zippered ...
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How to make old sweaters into scrap fabric coasters

Today's theme for zero waste week is upcycling, in case you missed it here is a bit more information about ...
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Are your towels looking a little tired, frayed around the edges? Learn how to update them with scrap fabric bias binding. #biasbindingtutorial #scrapfabricbiasbinding

Update old towels with scrap fabric bias binding

Today I am super excited to share with you how I have updated my scrappy towels, giving them a new ...
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Easy DIY Headboard, transform old planks of wood into stylish headboard, tutorial

How to make an easy DIY Headboard

This project has been brewing for quite some time, initially put off by a lack of woodwork skills I was ...
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Tutorial for easy striped crochet cushion, DIY Crochet cushion for garden chair, Tutorial

Easy Crochet Cushion- for the none crochetter

For some time I have been contemplating attempting making a crochet cushion, however, I am far from confident at crochet ...
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How to make a shibori scarf

As a child tie-dye was fashionable, bright colored t-shirts hand dyed. Recently there has been a resurgence in interest in ...
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Skinny Jeans

Do you have a pair of trousers which you would like as a skinny fit? Do you have a skinny ...
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Box Bag Tutorial, lined box bags with both written step by step instructions and video. Great DIY gift. Storage

DIY Denim Box Bag – Box Bag Tutorial

I love working with old jeans, worn denim has a such a lovey feel to it and it is so ...
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UPcycled denim chair DIY Upcycle

Denim Upcycled Bedroom Chair

For some time I have been a fan of Kelly Swallow who sells the most beautiful bright patchwork chairs. Last ...
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T Towel Tote bags Tutorial

Quick and easy tote bag, transform an old t towel

Here in the UK the summer term is coming to an end, the children have three weeks left at school ...
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Large Beach Bag Pattern

Free large beach bag pattern with pockets

I don't know about you but a trip to the beach always contains a little anxiety - I dread the ...
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DIY Denim Cushion – Chevron

One of my go to fabrics is denim - it is so versatile and strong. Old jeans have endless possibilities ...
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T shirt Refashion

Update your wardrobe with a quick t shirt refashion. Playing with former clothes, having a go at adapting them doesn't ...
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Cutlery bag DIY Sewing tutorial

DIY Cutlery Bag

Today I am going to share with you a great handy cutlery bag, perfect for picnics or taking to work ...
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Upcycled Dining Room Chair, waxed stain resistant seats

Upcycle Dining Room Chairs – Stain resistant seats

I love mismatched chalk painted, applique covered dining room chairs. Upcycle dining room chairs to add personality to your dining ...
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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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DIY Tyre Bug Hotel

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 ...
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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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UPcycle Keys into Heart Picture

DIY Valentines heart and key picture

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

Who doesn't love a new pencil case? As a child I used to love the ritual of shopping for stationary ...
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How to sew a doorstep, use your own home as inspiration

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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Upcycling Old Keys, have fun making creations/animals with keys

Ideas for upcycling old keys

My husband surprised me with a gift of a rather large collection of old keys. My kind of present... It ...
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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 scrap pom pom. DIY upcycled christmas decoration

Large Fabric Pompom Tutorial – Upcycled Christmas Decoration

Today I am sharing with you a tutorial for making fabric pompoms - strung together they make beautiful garlands, they ...
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DIY Cereal Packet Gift Tags, chalk paint gift tags

How to make chalk paint gift tags

This is my annual gift tag plea... there's nothing worse than trying to remember who gave you which gift in ...
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How to make rustic Christmas decorations

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

Dare I confess we have become quite attached to the boxes of sweets available at this time of year?! Our ...
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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

For the first time, I am holding an upcycling workshop #eek. The challenge is to come up with a project ...
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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 ...
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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

Do you love projects which can make the most of fabric scraps? Then this fabric scrap drawstring bag is for ...
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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

Learn how to make an apron from old jeans - it is no secret I love reusing denim, it is ...
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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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DIY Tablet Case – Quick DIY Gift

Are you looking to make a fun upcycled DIY gift? I love this DIY tablet case. The tablet case made ...
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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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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

Learn how to make your own sashiko denim tote bag using odds and ends of denim left from previous projects, ...
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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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Buttons, free bag pattern

This weeks runaway refashion is all about buttons... that's one item I am not short of! I inherited my Gran's ...
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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

I Last weekend my husband came home with a "project" for me, along with the question do you hate me? ...
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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 an upcycled pallet Christmas tree for the front ...
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DIY Christmas Decoration Light Up Star

I Are you busy trimming up for Christmas? In our home we have a conflict in Christmas decoration styles. The ...
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Homemade Ugly Christmas Sweater Ideas, DIY Christmas Jumpers

4 DIY Christmas Jumper Ideas, Homemade Ugly Christmas Sweater

I love Christmas, the decorating, luscious 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 ...
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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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Need a small cross body bag for your wallet, keys and mobile? This is the bag for you. This DIY cross body bag includes a zip pocket for personal item. Tutorial

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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How to make a large denim tote bag

Create yourself a stylish large denim tote bag with this free tote bag pattern. The large handbag is made with ...
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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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How to make a Rag Quilt – DIY Denim Quilt

Do you collect old jeans? Do you wonder what to make with them? Then this denim rag quilt is the ...
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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 ...
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DIY Bunk Bed Caddy

Currently, on a health kick, I'm doing what I can to stop my sleep being interrupted by the children help ...
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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

This upcycled crisp packet apron is a little quirky, certainly a fun recycling craft idea. Regular readers may remember a ...
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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.., 9 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 ...
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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 ...
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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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Recycled Paper Christmas Wreath

To create your own recycled paper christmas wreath  you will need: Glue gun Old book Paper plate Scissors String To ...
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Tooth Fairy Palace Pillow

I am so excited about this recent make that I just had to write a tutorial so you can make ...
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Man’s messenger bag tutorial

Create your own man's messenger bag - Today I am very excited to be guest blogging for the lovely Kate ...
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Upcycled Bottle Bag

This week has been busy writing guest posts and magazine articles. My research reminded me of the shocking amount of ...
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Recycled Denim Foot Pouf

We have recently had the builders in, lets just say I am delighted they came, and then went!!! The tot ...
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Drawstring Waterproof Swimming Bag Tutorial

Welcome to those joining us as part of Creative Crafting blog tour, hope you are enjoying the various stops. This ...
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Laptop case tutorials

Don't you just love it when an e-mail drops into your inbox from a friend? Apart from catching up on ...
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Upcycling & Recycling Denim

What do you make with old denim trousers? I don't know about you but I always seem to have some ...
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Scrap fabric flower tutorial

Last week I was sharing the inspiration my friends flower corsage provoked. She advised me it had been made on a course, ...
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10+ Easy fabric flower tutorials

Looking for that fabulous fabric flower to add to your hairpiece, to your fashion accessories, as home decor items or ...
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Knitting Needle Case Tutorial

This knitting needle case tutorial uses one long piece of fabric, which is folded to create roll with a pocket ...
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Recycled Jumper Cushion Cover – Tutorial

Not sure what the weather is like with you but it is rather cold and snowy here. The perfect time to set ...
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Jacket Bag Tutorial.. Recycled Bag

Recycled Bag Tutorial The sleeves are used to make the handles and straps, and the body of the jacket makes ...
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