Fabric Scrap Bracelets

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These fabric scrap bracelets are a fun project for kids.  My 6 year old had a lot of fun with these- they are quick and easy! You will need a long strip of fabric scraps.  All of mine were 2x 6 inch rectangles that were sewn together in one big long chain, but you could make your scrap fabric any size you want. (I sewed the fabric strips together while she was at school and then we were ready to begin when she came home.) DIRECTIONS: And there you have it! Trust me when I say my a … [Read more...]

How to Reupholster: 10 Projects to Inspire

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If you are looking for some inspiration on how to reupholster, this post is for you! We are featuring 10 of our favorite reupholstering projects for some great inspiration, tips and techniques. These bloggers have taken furniture that other people have tossed out or given up on and they've given each piece a new life with an updated look that is truly inspiring. Check out these amazing transformations: Discount Thrift Store Chair turned Fabulous by Jen @ Tatertots and Jello State … [Read more...]

Soft Fabric Baskets Tutorial

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  After months of winter, I am longing for spring.   With Easter around the corner, I am sharing with you soft fabric baskets you can make in one evening.  Use these for a custom Easter basket, and use them the rest of the year to organize small items or crafts in your home. Baskets are approximately 5" high and 8" in diameter. Supplies to make one basket: (2) - 27" x 6" pieces of quilting cotton for the lining and exterior part of the bag. (1) 23" x 3 3/4" piece of cotton fo … [Read more...]

Choosing Fabric for an Apron

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  It’s safe to say that I have spent a lot of time matching fabrics to aprons.  And, with the holiday season closing in on us, I wanted to give you a quick tutorial about choosing fabrics for aprons.  Because we all know that aprons make great gifts. Today, I am going to show you how I go about putting two fabrics together to create an apron that I will love.  If you follow closely, you should be able to do the same and create beautiful aprons for yourself or as gifts. For apro … [Read more...]

Framed Fabric Monogram

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Here is an easy easy tutorial for a pretty fantastic and simple piece of home decor and it makes a great homemade house-warming or wedding gift - a Fabric Monogram. I have seen some of around the blogging world, but if you're not clever with your sewing machine ('cause I am not!) then you'll love my "No Sew" take on it! I made this in 10 minutes using supplies I had on-hand: . 2 coordinating pieces of fabric (from my scrap pile) . Double-Sided fusible webbing . Initial template (any … [Read more...]