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How to Make a Two-Color A-Line Tee Skirt

How to Make a Two-Color A-Line Tee Skirt

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You won't need a pattern or any major sewing experience to cut two recycled T-shirts into panels and sew them into a super-simple and comfortable skirt!

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Make a Revamped Sparkle Necklace and Earrings Set

Make a Revamped Sparkle Necklace and Earrings Set

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Rework a forgotten piece of vintage costume jewelry into this striking earrings and necklace set, perfect for a gift or a summer wedding! This project is very flexible—just choose an old necklace you haven’t worn for a while and salvage the beads for an all-new configuration.

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How to Create a Retro Cocktail Apron

How to Create a Retro Cocktail Apron

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I can't think of anything cuter and easier to stitch up than a perky cocktail apron a la Lucille Ball. It makes a great accessory for entertaining (what a conversation starter!) or the perfect unique gift all for under $10 and less than half an hour of your sewing time.

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How to Turn Recycling into a Beautiful Vase

How to Turn Recycling into a Beautiful Vase

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Reuse yesterday's cast-offs by turning them into a striking and modern spring vase.

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The Times They Are A-Changing: How to Make a Basket from a Newspaper

The "Times" They Are A-Changing: How to Make a Basket from a Newspaper

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A plump issue of the Sunday New York Times, a gray and rainy day, and perhaps one too many cups of coffee turned out to be the perfect combination of ingredients for a fast and fashionable recycling project. Pour yourself a cup of joe, finish the crossword puzzle, and get busy weaving.

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How to Create an Easy Double-Weave Spring Vase

How to Create an Easy Double-Weave Spring Vase

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Embellish a handwoven basket with artisan yarns, insert a vase, and you have a beautiful way to display spring blooms!

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How to Make a Mosaic with Your Old Plastic

How to Make a Mosaic with Your Old Plastic

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Expired credit cards, used gift cards, and outdated insurance cards aren't of much use to anyone! Unless you cut them up and make them into a colorful, sparkly mosaic. Here's a tutorial for covering a frame with your old cards.

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Make an Old Coat New Again with a Beaded Brooch

Make an Old Coat New Again with a Beaded Brooch

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Rework a broken piece of costume jewelry, or a handful of stash beads, into a sewn-on floral brooch design that brings new life to an old coat!

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How to Make Necktie Valentines

How to Make Necktie Valentines

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If you have some neckties around, they're the perfect raw material for a cute Valentine heart that's not too frilly and has lots of crafty uses.

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Resparkle Your Old Ornaments: Round One

Resparkle Your Old Ornaments: Round One

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Add some sparkle to a set of old glass ornaments with this quick, easy series of crafty makeovers! This week's version adds a geometric pattern of rhinestones for extra shine.

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How to Felt a Bobbled Scarflet

How to Felt a Bobbled Scarflet

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Here's a quick, easy, and eye-catching gift: a texturized scarflet made from an old wool sweater.

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How to Crochet a Rug out of T-Shirts

How to Crochet a Rug out of T-Shirts

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You don't have to be a spinner to make your own yarn! Cutting old tees into strips yields a super-bulky string that makes gorgeous rag rugs...

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Transform a Wool Sweater into a Felted Vest

Transform a Wool Sweater into a Felted Vest

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With the official arrival of Autumn it is time to begin thinking about bringing out the sweaters. Give an old sweater a second chance with a little makeover.

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How to Embellish Kneesocks

How to Embellish Kneesocks

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I love wearing kneesocks, so I thought I'd embellish a couple of my favorite pairs for fall. Here are a few ideas for fancying them up with button rosettes.

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How to Make a Vest from an Old Pullover Sweater

How to Make a Vest from an Old Pullover Sweater

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Reconstruct that sweater that you're bored with to turn it into a cute new vest with custom embellishments of your choice!

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How to Make Hand-Warming Gloves

How to Make Hand-Warming Gloves

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You can sew up a tiny rice pack to nestle in the palms of your favorite gloves in about ten minutes. Then, pop your gloves in the microwave for a few seconds, and presto! Cozy warm hands!

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How to Make Hats from Recycled Sweaters

How to Make Hats from Recycled Sweaters

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Here's a project you can use to make gifts for him, her, and the little ones, too! And it probably won't cost you a penny.

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How to Make an Out-of-the-Ordinary T-Shirt Quilt: Part One

How to Make an Out-of-the-Ordinary T-Shirt Quilt: Part One

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This quilt is a great way to reuse the T-shirts you have that are too full of memories to throw away but too full of holes (or too small!) to wear.

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How to Make a Machine-Embroidered Felted Wool Tote

How to Make a Machine-Embroidered Felted Wool Tote

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Here are some tips on felting an old sweater, embroidering on felted wool, and inserting a zippered pocket into a lining. Put them all together to make your own felted wool tote or bag!

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How to Personalize Your Reusable Grocery Tote

How to Personalize Your Reusable Grocery Tote

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Make a quick gift by adding a special message or name to a reusable grocery tote—or show that you recycle and reuse by personalizing your own tote!

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