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This craft category is a huge collection of creative DIY repurposing / upcycling / recycling / refashion ideas with clothes and fabrics! Textile recycling crafts (home decors from fabrics), denim recycling ideas (denim crafts and sewing patterns), t-shirt recycling ideas (t-shirt yarn crafts and sewing patterns), repurposing old clothes, easy recycling crafts for kids with textiles and clothes (sock puppets, towel loveys ),refashioned / redesigned clothes and everything about textile recycle / reuse!
DIY Scandinavian nisse gnomes  - tomte (video tutorial)
This brilliant Christmas craft project has two of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Skandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills! The Christmas gnomes can be perfect decors in your skandinavian / vintage style home or you can give them as gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes? If you haven't got felt at hand you can upcycle sweaters,t-shirts , socks and almost any unused old clothes to create the gnomes, with this step-by-step video tutorial it will be a piece of cake! . . .
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DIY Sock Santa - easy Christmas craft for kids (no-sew)
If you’re looking for a fun DIY gift idea AND an idea on what to do with all your odd sock the no-sew sock Santa craft just might be for you. We love this cute little sock Santa toy and if you create you can proudly displayed him in your home during the Christmas holidays.  You can make this DIY sock Santa out of all different sizes and patterns of socks, and he will look marvelous as a neat Christmas decoration! Your kids will love them and will enjoy the making process! If you create the sock Santa in different colors than red you can create an adorable winter/ Christmas gnome with this fun no-sew sock toy making technique! . . .
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DIY Rudolph reindeer sock plush (video tutorial)
If the sock monster already ate your half pair socks it's a great craft idea for you to re purpose the other ones: the sock reindeer This super cute sock Rudolph the reindeer soft toy can stand firmly on a flat surface by itself OR you can use him as a cute Christmas tree ornament !  This cute sock reindeer is a great gift to sew, be it as softie toy, hanging ornament, or merely for display. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make this cute sock reindeer in no time  with hand sewing! . . .
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DIY Elf on a Shelf - Christmas sock doll  (no-sew)
Oh, look how sweet is this sitting Christmas elf girl !  With this nice step-by-step sock doll making video tutorial  you can create this adorable sock Christmas elf girl easily with a little scrap yarn and a pair of socks. Make some Christmas elves today with your kids, they will enjoy the making process and also the finished sock doll! This Christmas sock doll is a no-sew one so you can make one even if you haven't got sewing machine or any skill in hand sewing. . . .
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DIY Christmas sock mouse (no-sew)
If you loved the no-sew sock snowmen craft you’re going to LOVE this  no-sew sock mouse craft too! This little sock ouse will fit nicely with it’s snow made friend so grab that odd sock we know you have and let’s get crafty! This cute little sock mouse is a perfect winter / Christmas craft for the kids because it doesn't involves sewing or other special craft skills/techniques. Just 2 odd socks and a little glue! With this nice step-by-step craft video tutorial you can learn how to make your own sock Christmas mouse. . . .
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DIY Snowman denim pocket Christmas decor - upcycling craft
Do you love repurposing? Are you looking for a super fun, easy and inexpensive winter / Christmas craft which can be a great addition to your (handmade) Christmas gifts? Try this adorable snowman denim pocket gift bag! Cute, isn't it? All you need is to make some is an old unusable denim and a little acyrilic paint! This upcycling craft project is super quick, easy and can be a nice creative activity at winter for the smallest kids as well! If you add a lovely ribbon to these cute denim jeans snowmen gift bags you can use them as  Christmas front door decor / winter wall art! . . .
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DIY Easy washcloth snowman Christmas tree ornament
With just a hand (mitt) washcloth and basic sewing and craft supplies, you can craft this cute snowman within an hour. It is is an easy craft project with minimal sewing that will decorate your home at Christmas! Older children who know the basic even sewing stitches and the simple basting stitch can also make these snowmen Christmas tree ornaments / winter decors with no effort. You can add more embellishments to your washcloth snowman to give him your personal touch. . . .
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Clay pot Christmas angel ornament
Terra cotta clay flower pots are a great starting place for many crafts! This step-by-step craft guide is about making clay pot angels. With a simple small clay pot and a styrofoam ball (or wooden bead) you can make this lovely angel Christmas ornament / Christmas decor in no time! Kids can create some adorable clay pot angels as well because this is a fairly simple Christmas craft project!  You can use this adorable clay pot angel as a cute Christmas decor or you can gift them to your friends/ family members as a lovely handmade Christmas gift! . . .
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DIY No-sew T-shirt tote bag
We are sharing an awesome upcycling craft with you  today: Jessi's upcycled T-shirt tote bag! Gorgeous isn't it? If you have a bunch of old t-shirts from college that you just don’t wear anymore, but they still have sentimental value turn them into tote bags! It’s so easy to turn a t-shirt into a tote bag, and the best part is, there’s no sewing required! All you need is scissors and an old t-shirt, you can make a super awesome tote bag! . . .
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DIY Sock Christmas gnomes - easy winter decor
his brilliant Christmas craft project has three of our favorite components to it: 1. A Norwegian / Skandinavian theme, 2. It's super easy to make, 3. It's an upcycling project, the main material comes from an old sock! This cute little gnome can be made literally in seconds, without any special craft or machine sewing skills! The sweater or sock Christmas gnomes can be perfect decors in your skandinavian/vintage style home or you can give them as gifts, because who doesn't love gnomes? You can upcycle sweaters,t-shirts , socks and almost any unused old clothes to create the gnomes, with this step-by-step video tutorial it will be a piece of cake! . . .
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DIY T-Shirt decorations made with hot glue (glue gun stick)
In this video craft tutorial IdunnGoddess shows you how to decorate T-shirts and denims with pieces of hot melt glue sticks for glue gun using microwave and an iron. If you love repurposing old clothes you will love this brilliant craft idea! These hot glue gun stick bead decoration is  one of the easiest homemade t-shirt decor  we've ever seen! You can use this brilliant  hot glue gun stick bead craft to upcycle your old clothes!  Just create a few hot glue gun stick beads and put it on your t-shirt (or other clothes) and voilá it's done! . . .
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DIY Bird memory Christmas tree ornament
To us, Christmas is a time of reflecting on the past and making family traditions. This DIY Bird memory Christmas tree ornament is a fabulous way to remember a loved one and create gorgeous decorations at the same time. This Christmas,  sew one of these little fabric bird Christmas tree ornaments for everyone in your family. Of course you don't have to sew birds, you can make whatever you like ! (A heart, a cat, a car, or even just a circle.)  What a lovely way to preserve precious clothes! Isn't it? . . .
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Shoe makeover - lace heels tutorial
Have you got a worn out but very comfy heels? Fix it up with this easy but brilliant upcycling idea! Or of course you can sacrifice a par of brand new heels on the altar of crafts  to create gorgeous unique shoes to wear on you wedding day or any other special occasion! This shoe upcycling idea is very quick, easy and also budget friendly. You can use this brilliant lace-decoupage technique on other shoes as well (imagine a chic lace slip-on or a cute lace ballerina) . This lace heels will be a great hit in any party! . . .
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DIY Jimmy Choo inspired sneaker with lace
We simply love having tons of shoes to choose from - especially when it comes to sneakersFabric shoes / sneakers are comfy and if you have the perfect ones, you can even rock them with a dress! And while we love the look of designer sneakers, we know not everyone can pay $650 for a pair.  So we hope you will enjoy this frugal take on a pair of super fine and super expensive Jimmy Choo kicks! . . .
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Women's Sunday slippers (free crochet pattern)
This free crochet slippers pattern will satisfy the modern minimalist in you while also making you feel like a gift giving hero. They make the perfect gift for teachers, new moms, a friend who is sick and anyone else you want to wrap up in a little bit of love. This free crochet slippers pattern combines just enough cool factor and genuine functionality that you can give a pair to almost anyone and know that your gift will be enjoyed. The minimalist style can be appreciated by feet young and old and the chunky yarn and leather soles make these house shoes look pretty fancy schmancy. . . .
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DIY Unique ice dyed fabric sneakers
So you might not be a tie dye swirl tee kind of a guy or gal and that’s totally cool BUT we’ve got to tell you that even if you’re not into the hippy 70’s kind of tie dye Amy has got a method that you might totally love. Ice dyeing. It’s so easy and it’s so random and that makes it so much fun to make! In fact, we can pretty much guarantee that you won’t get the same results twice with ice dyeing unless you really, really try hard to! Like all tie dye there is some patience required as you have to wait for the dye to set and take hold in your fabric but we promise the killer DIY shoes you can make are so worth it! . . .
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DIY Denim fabric baskets - creative upcycling (free sewing pattern)
Do not throw away your old jeans, you can reuse them doing these cute bags! With this super upcycling craft tutorial you can sew them easily literally in minutes!  This stylish upcycled denim basket can be a perfect low-budget home decor, or a last minute gift. This cute denim basket is also perfect for organizing, or you can cover up ugly flower pots with them! This sewing project is absolutely a great choice if you are a beginner in sewing because its so easy to make! (Even you can create some with hand sewing if you haven't got sewing machine at home.) . . .
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3 Ways to customize your summer denim shorts
Is there anything more blissful than jumping out of bed on a sunny summer morning and throwing on a perfectly worn-in pair of cut-offs? The short answer is a resounding No. Ideal in their simplicity and versatility, cut-off denim shorts can be dressed up or down, and — if you make them yourself — are easily customized to suit your personal style. Today FP is showing you three different cuts you can make to breathe new life into a tired pair of jeans, whether they’re old favorites you just can’t bear to part with or a vintage pair of dad jeans you picked up at the thrift store. . . .
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DIY Adorable no-sew fleece octopus - softie for kids
The yarn octopus has long been a classic toy to make for children, and she’s transformed it into an even easier, and perhaps more cuddly, no-sew fleece octopus! With this nice step-by-step no-sew fleece octopus tutorial you can learn how to make this super adorable octopus from fleece or t-shirt fabric!  This is the perfect craft project for recycle some old t-shirts, fleece leftovers or any non-fraying fabric pieces! If you create the no-sew octopus' head with a tennis ball instead of Styrofoam ball itt can be a great toy for your dog as well! (Just to be sure to knot the strings well and use a sturdy fabric piece) . . .
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DIY Recycled jeans e-book (or tablet) cover
If you want to make sure your e-book reader or tablet is protected this DIY recycled denim e-reader cover is a must! ( Especially if you are a professional dropper of gadgets just like us ! -haha ) What I love about this DIY e-reader cover is that it’s upcycled from old jeans, and it includes a jean pocket, on the front, to store the charger cable. The books we read are such a personal choice, and it makes sense to make an e-reader cover that matches your personality. It makes for a really individualised gift during the holiday season. . . .
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DIY Crazy cans tossing game with beanbags
The crazy cans game  is a perfect way to create a super fun party game without bank robbery.  If you are looking for a frugal, super simple but still fun party game (for both children and adults), this tin can tossing game will be your favorite! For the tin cans: simply eat the food in them (wink), clean them out and paint them pretty pastel colors. Simple as that! If you haven't got knitted Ipod nano cases you can use simple socks instead as beanbags! This way you can recycle old unused clothes and empty tin cans which is great! . . .
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DIY Sparkly clothespin dragonfly - summer craft idea for kids
Do you and your kids love to sit and observe insects outside during the summer? One of our favorites to observe is dragonflies. They are absolutely gorgeous don’t you think? If you are big fans of them like me you are going to love this sparkly clothespin dragonfly craft. It makes a fabulous insect craft for kids and summer kids craft. You can turn this darling clothespin dragonfly craft into fridge magnets by gluing magnets onto the back of the clothespins. Now you can display kids’ artwork, your to-do list, or important papers in style on your fridge. . . .
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DIY Woven denim jeans seam coasters - recycling craft
Denim is totally having a moment right now, both in fashion and in home decor. Here’s what you need to turn your family’s old jeans into a stylish new woven denim coaster! Something old and unused turned into something totally new, useful and gorgeous! We love finding simple and inexpensive ways to do little things that can make a big impact for the environment. What about you? Grab a pair of jeans and recycle them into a set of stylish woven denim coasters. These unique fabric coasters can be great gifts for anyone, because who doesn't loves useful and stylish home decor pieces? . . .
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DIY Herringbone denim pillows - patchwork and recycling
Ashbee Design sharing a new denim pillow tutorial  with us today that combines chevron stripes, ombre color gradation and old jeans all into one! Talk about mixing trends! Photography just doesn't do justice to how rich a fabric these old denim pants became. It is soft yet strong. We just love this herringbone denim pillow! It really adds lots of style to any boring old sofa!  Although the denim pillow looks like it's difficult to piece together, it's really quite easy! Marji will walk you through the steps of crafting your own chevron fabric from scraps so you to can use it for projects! If you are a beginner in patchwork that's absolutely not a problem, read this nice step-by-step herringbone denim pillow tutorial and be a master patcher! . . .
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DIY Old jeans hexagon pillow - recycling craft
If you keep all your family’s old jeans to upcycle into useful things, and you love sewing this is the perfect sewing project for you! If you just love working with old denim you will love this creative repurposing idea! We love the different shades of indigo and the different styles. This upcycled jeans hexagon pillow will really show off the varieties of denim styling!  This denim jeans hexagon pillow is a perfect way to recycle unused clothes and it will add lots of interesting details to your home or your teen's room. This hexagon denim pillow is also nice way to spice up your ocean theme summer decor. So grab a few old denims and sew a gorgeous home decor piece with this nice detailed sewing tutorial! . . .
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Upcycle your jeans into bone shape dog toys (free sewing pattern)
Do you have a dog? And do you like to spoil it with dog toys? Well, have you ever thought of making your own handmade dog toys? If your dog is not interested in the supposedly indestructible heavy duty rubber dog toys, but it loves soft plush ones that squeak, we suggest to make your own almost indestructible handmade denim dog toys! Not only it would save a bit of money but they may last a little longer than normal soft plush dog toys!  These bone shape denim dog toys also come with the squeak, however - if squeaky dog toys drive you mad - you can leave that bit out.   Luckily these dog toys are super simple to sew, it can be a perfect starting project if you are a beginner in sewing! . . .
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DIY No-sew bow-back summer tank top from a T-shirt
We love redesigned old t-shirts for lots of reasons. It keeps our wardrobe fresh, and it also keeps us from spending money on new clothes. Plus upcycling old T-shirts are always fun! So grab a pair of scissors and create your own stylish fashion pieces! Redesign a t-shirt is a fun way to spend a morning coffee break or an afternoon workout. To create this DIY no-sew bow-back tank top  you'll need an old V-neck (cotton) t-shirt, a pair of scissors, and some glue (she used E6000). Instead of fabric glue you can sew your DIY no-sew bow-back tank top with a few hand-stitches. . . .
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DIY Bleached Mickey Mouse shirt - upcycle old t-shirts
If you love Disney-themed T-shirts and repurpose old clothes with (paint ) spots you will love this brilliant craft idea! This bleach painted Mickey Mouse T-shirt is  one of the easiest homemade Disney shirts we've ever seen! this DIY Bleached Mickey Mouse shirt can be a great Disney party favor or even you can use this brilliant bleach painting technique to upcycle your old clothes!  Just cut out any fun (disneysilhouette , put it on your t-shirt (or other clothes), spray it with bleach, wait a few minutes and voilá it's done!  Dont forget to wash the clothes after this bleach treatment and beware: do not spray bleach on plants and . . .
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DIY Sock kangaroo - soft toy for kids (free sewing pattern)
Please meet Mama Kass, the sock kangaroo, and Baby Kaden, the felt baby kangaroo! Craft Passion today share with us a super cute and free sock kangaroo sewing pattern!  The pattern on Craft Passion is a little lengthy but it is worth the read till the end. It has all the details you need to know on how to sew Mama Kass sock kangaroo and Baby Kaden felt kangaroo. Follow all the instructions well and you will be able to make one (or a whole family of) adorable sock plushies for your  kids or for yourself! . . .
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DIY Draped hypertufa planters - creative garden decor
Concrete is a brilliant long lasting material that can be used for a wide variety of gorgeous and stylish DIY projects! We also love concrete because the finished products can be used outdoor which is also very nice thing! Today,in this step-by-step video tutorial, Diane Urbans from Urbans Greenhouse in Rudolph Wisconsin shows you how to create a draped hypertufa planter from a simple cotton towel! These beautiful and stylish concrete draped planters can be great home or garden decors at any time of the year! (Or it can be also a great handmade gift for any occasion!) . . .
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DIY Sock sloth plushie (free sewing pattern)
We always wanted to own a sloth, well, not the real endangered species sloth but a sloth plushie that is huggable and less maintenance work. So, here it is! Craft Passion designed and sewed a sloth plushie pattern from a pair of chenille socks. Check out the free pattern and tutorial of the sock sloth named Smie! Adorable, isn't it? Smie, the sock sloth is a 16″ long animal plushie sewed from a pair of stripe brown / gray chenille socks. It has a 3 toes on each limb which is made out of beige felt. Smie has a smiling face and a pair of big groggy eyes surrounded by the brown marking. Magnets can be sewn to the limbs as an option, so that the sock sloth can do more poses and more fun to play with. . . .
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DIY Easy beautiful magical roses from satin fabric
You wont believe it, but this gorgeous magical rose is made from a simple piece of satin fabric, and you can create it literally in minutes with a simple, but very clever trick : pulling out some threads from the (satin) fabric!  Unbelievable, isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make gorgeous satin rose! You can use these beautiful satin fabric roses to decorate your home at Spring/Easter, or your wedding, and they also can be great gifts for almost every occasions ( such as Mother's day, birthdays, Valentine's day..) These gorgeous satin textile roses will look nice in any color and size, and they will never wither, so it's perfect for preserve precious memories! . . .
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