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How to Make Corset Ornaments

How to Make Corset Ornaments

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Holiday decorations don't have to be the traditional red and green to be festive. These tiny symbols of fashion not only make great ornaments, gift tags, or saches, but they're also super easy to make: you can prepare, quilt, and construct them in less than an hour.

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How to Make Paper Ornaments

How to Make Paper Ornaments

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Ah, Labor Day, when a young man's fancy turns to ornaments. Ornaments?! Yes, it's time again to begin crafting for the holiday season (three months away and counting). Here's the recipe for one of my favorite (and easiest to make) tree-trimming decorations.

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How to Make an Embellished Blanket with Recycled Sweaters

How to Make an Embellished Blanket with Recycled Sweaters

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Make this personalized wool blanket from pieces of felted sweaters, covered with embroidery, and appliqué.

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How to Make a Kitty Hat (for Humans)

How to Make a Kitty Hat (for Humans)

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Show your feline adoration with a kitty hat, made from recycled sweater fabric, buttons, and other embellishing bits and pieces.

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How to Hand-Sew a Buttonhole

How to Hand-Sew a Buttonhole

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Why use a machine for what your hands can do better? Making buttonholes the old-fashioned way lends a charming touch to your finished projects!

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How to Make an Argyle Fleece Throw

How to Make an Argyle Fleece Throw

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Check out this excerpt from my new book, Dorm Decor. This low-sew throw gives new meaning to the phrase “college sweater-vest.”

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How to Make a Reusable Sandwich Wrap

How to Make a Reusable Sandwich Wrap

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Betz White treats us to this terrific DIY reusable sandwich wrap from her new book Sewing Green. Yummy!

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How to Make an Apple-Print Tote Bag

How to Make an Apple-Print Tote Bag

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Tote your groceries in style with this cute bag printed with real apples. Printmaking doesn't get any easier than this!

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How To Make a Braided Leather Headband

How To Make a Braided Leather Headband

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This is a quick and cool project that's perfect for short summertime attention spans. You'll want one in every color, and so will all your friends!

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Make a Tote Bag in Two Hours

Make a Tote Bag in Two Hours

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This simple two-hour tote bag is great to carry all of your accessories for the beach this summer.

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How to Sew a Tray Cover

How to Sew a Tray Cover

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This is the kind of quick and easy project that makes me feel like I am living the dream: sweetly pampered and lavishly lux.

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How to Make a One-Piece Reversible Sun Hat

How to Make a One-Piece Reversible Sun Hat

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Don't let patternmaking intimidate you! It's simply drafting shapes based on your measurements. This simple sunhat project is a good introduction to the wonderful world of flat patterns.

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DIY Paper Projects Perfect for Your Next Party

DIY Paper Projects Perfect for Your Next Party

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Learn how to make a paper flower cake wrapper and a branch coral-shaped paper napkin ring.

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How to Make a Rickrack Brooch for Mothers Day

How to Make a Rickrack Brooch for Mother's Day

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Get crafty for your mama with these cute, springy brooches made from jumbo rickrack.

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How to Turn Bed Sheets into Shopping Totes

How to Turn Bed Sheets into Shopping Totes

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Vintage linens are a great source for fun fabrics. Here's a project to turn them into great reusable shopping bags for your next grocery outing.

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How to Make a Catnip Pillow and Blanket

How to Make a Catnip Pillow and Blanket

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Make a heatable catnip-filled blanket and pillow from a recycled pillowcase, or whatever fabric you have left over, for your kitty to go crazy with!

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How to Make Pretty Pincushions

How to Make Pretty Pincushions

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These cushions are a blast to make and use recycled materials. And for friends who haven’t yet caught the sewing bug, these itty bitty cushions are the perfect addition to a jewelry box: they corral earrings and pins in high style.

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Make a Pretty Rosette Necklace

Make a Pretty Rosette Necklace

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Make a fashion statement with some fabric, chain, and ribbon.

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 Crochet-Along: How to Crochet a Baby Hoodie

Crochet-Along: How to Crochet a Baby Hoodie

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Join me in a five-week crochet-along where I'll take you through all of the steps to making your own baby hoodie. You'll be finished with plenty of time to spare and one holiday gift checked off your list.

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How to Make a Button-Embellished Notebook Cover

How to Make a Button-Embellished Notebook Cover

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It takes so little to make a run-of-the-mill spiral notebook special: a bit of felt, a little stitching, and a handful of wonderful buttons.

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