Sister_Diane, contributor | September 16th, 201519 comments
Build a simple cardboard weaving loom, and raid your stash for yarn and fabric to weave up a journal cover. Fill it with pages from your recycling bin, and you have a useful blank book that costs nothing to make.
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.
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.
These yarn-based buttons look cute on a knitted or crocheted sweater, or make them to decorate a bag, hat, or scarf. They're a great way to use up scrap yarn, and easy to make once you've mastered the basics.