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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 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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DIY magic carpet cat hammock from a towel
Are you looking for a super cozy & frugal cat bed for your small apartment? Try this cozy magic carpet cat hammock which can be placed  right under your coffee table! In this nice craft blog and their step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to make your own DIY magic carpet cat hammock from a simple towel and  t-shirt yarn (or rope). You cat will love this super cozy cat bed and the best of it: you can wash it easily, and you can make it in any color or style that fits into your home! You can use old towels but this DIY magic carpet style cat hammock will work well with other cozy fabrics: such as minky, faux furs etc. as well! . . .
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DIY Bunny art with fabric stripes - easy Easter decor
In the spirit of spring, here's an easy spring / Easter bunny art project! You can do this super easy fabric stripe art with any shape, but she chose a bunny because it works for spring and Easter. This is also a great project for kids! It’d be a great Easter gift for family members!  All you need is some fabric scraps / fabric stripes and 2 pieces of paper!  You can give these cute Easter bunny fabric strip artworks or cards as an Easter gift or you can decorate your home at springtime with them! If you haven't got fabric at hand you can use  (wrapping) paper stripes,washi tape or yarn as well! (Or imagine a fluffy bunny made with a piece of furry fabric! ) . . .
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DIY Sock elephant soft toy - upcycling craft idea
With this nice step-by-step sock plushie sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew this super adorable sock elephant!  This is the perfect sewing project for recycle some old (half-pair) socks! The color of the socks brings personality to the sock elephant, at times you will be surprised and get amused by how the sock elephant turns out. This free sock elephant pattern comes in 2 options, short legs sock elephant and long legs sock elephant. The short legs sock elephant is sewn from a pair of ankle socks while the the long legs sock elephant is sewn from a pair of crew socks. . . .
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Adorable soft doll with crocheted basket (sewing & crochet pattern)
This little Waldorf style soft doll is so adorable, we cant resist it! In this nice craft website you will find a free step-by-step doll making tutorial, a free sewing pattern and a free crochet pattern for the baby's basket as an extra! The fabric doll (and also the crocheted basket) is super easy to sew, you can make them in minutes from a little leftover fabric or from old unused clothes! Your kids will love this adorable little soft doll!  Handmade toys are always better than the store bought ones, because they has soo much personality, and you can choose the materials to sew from which is also a very nice thing! . . .
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Cute Easter chick from a sock with needle felting (sock plushie)
If you are looking for a fun, classic, "chick in egg shell" decor for Easter, this super adorable relaxed sock chick in a shell plushie is a perfect craft project for you!  (This softie can be a great kids' toy as well, not just at Easter! ) To make this ultra kawaii chick plushie you just need a fluffy sock and some needle felt wool (which can be replaced with a little felt)! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial making one relaxing Easter chick sock doll will be a piece of cake, and your kids will love it! . . .
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How to make a rag rug from old t-shirt with a hula hoop
Comfy and soft, pretty and happy, can you believe it’s made from a pile of old t-shirts? If you like weaved fabric rugs but you have never done any weaving, crochet, or knitting before this is the perfect upcycling craft project for you! You will be surprised  how quick is to make one rag rug, and how fun and enjoyable the whole process is! You only need a few simple tools and materials to make a rag rug such as old-t shirts, a hula hoop (or a sturdy cardboard box piece), some yarn and patience. This kids' craft project is a perfect way to decorate your home (or the kids' room) on a budget and also a great way to repurpose old t-shirts! . . .
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DIY Dream catcher from doilies
The lovely and ever so talented Kathy from Melbourne’s Always Bespoke Events was kind enough to sit down and school us in the fine art of making your own dreamcatcher! With this brilliant craft technique you can preserve delicate doilies from your mother or grandmother in a stylish and unique way! These gorgeous doily dreamtachhers can be a perfect inexpensive home decors in your vintage/shabby chic style home. Of course you can make the doily dreamcatchers in any other fun vibrant or pastel colors, and you can decorate them as much as you want with small decorative elements as well (such as sea shells,beads,feathers,charms etc) . . .
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Sock hand puppets - fun recycling craft idea
With this fun and easy recycling kids craft idea you can upcycle your half pair socks into a fun toy for your kids! These adorable and funny hand puppets are super easy to make, you won't need special crafting skills or materials to make them, just a sock, table tennis or styrofoam balls, googly eyes and a little (fabric) glue. You can even use your leftover Christmas decorations to make fun colorful hairstyles to them! How fun is it?! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial make some fun sock hand puppets will be a piece of cake! . . .
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DIY Wool blanket coat
You can make this super easy blanket coat with a simple wool blanket and a belt you might already have around the house! Do you have some beautiful and warm wool blankets? Make one personalized stylish poncho out of them!  This brilliant craft idea will work well also with fleece and other non-fraying fabrics. This quick winter/autumn sewing fashion project is a perfect choice for beginners because it's really easy to sew! You can use any cozy winter/autumn blankets (even fun colorful IKEA fleece blankets) to create one unique jacket for yourself or for the kids! These quick blanket coats also perfect for camping or going outside to the garden because . . .
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Gorgeous shabby chic loop flowers (brooches) from fabric scraps
These gorgeous vintage / shabby chic flowers are completely made from leftover fabric strips, so this  quick fabric flower craft can be a great fabric scrap buster project! You can use these beautiful shabby chic fabric loop flowers as home decors, gifts, jewelries and it also can be a great addition to your upcoming wedding party or you can create unique romantic accessories with them!  You can make the flowers from almost every type of fabrics it will be gorgeous and unique in any form and style! At Alittleshabbychic's Youtube channel you will find lots of other gorgeous shabby chic style flower tutorials , so don't forget to check it! . . .
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No-sew quick DIY ninja mask - Halloween costume for kids
Are you looking for an easy to make and super inexpensive but still great costume for boys? Make a ninja mask out of a t-shirt!  And there’s no cutting or sewing required! Creative idea, isn't it? With this nice step-by-step tutorial you can make one ninja costume literally in minutes, out of ordinary everyday clothes! This cannot be  easier! And if the dress up party / Halloween season ended you can use the ninja mask again as a normal t-shirt! This is a great no waste costume with gorgeous outcome! (And don't mention it it's a super cozy costume that can be wearable at all day without any fuss!) . . .
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Easy DIY no-sew nature fairy ( wood nymph ) costume
We’ve got the easiest Halloween costume for you if you’re looking something shredded and leafy: a wood nymph, nature fairy or leaf girl costume! This idea would actually work well in other colors than green too. Fall fairy? Nature Princess? Scarecrow? Shredding an old t-shirt is quick and easy and looks great! To make this nice Halloween or dress up costume you will need a cotton t-shirt, felt and thats it! This nature fairy costume is perfect for the upcoming Halloween or dress up party, even if it's the last minute! And this quick costume is also super cozy so it's pefrect for younger kids as well! . . .
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3 adorable handmade plushies (sock toys) - cat,dog and sheep
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make these adorable plushies (dog,cat and sheep) completely out of socks! These sock plushies / soft toys make great DIY  presents and are really relaxing and enjoyable to sew. If you already have some experience with sewing, then these sock cat/dog/sheep plushies should be very easy to make. If you're a complete beginner in sewing, then you should get the hang of it after practising with a few plushies.  This is a great DIY to do together, especially during the holiday time. You can use any type of socks with  different color and pattern they will be super cute in any form! . . .
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DIY unicorn pencil case from socks and felt - back to school
Today's video tutorial is a late back to school theme with a little recycling! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and make one  cute diy unicorn pencil case for yourself or for the kids! To make  an adorable unicorn pencil case you will need: socks,felt,fluffy colorful yarn, zipper and fabric glue (or you can hand- or machine sew it). This adorable unicorn can be used as a unique and fun pencil case or a cute soft toy! It's so fluffy I'm gonna dieeeee!  Your little Agnes will love it too! . . .
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Adorable dolls from socks and pantihose - toys with upcycling
Do you have a large drawer full with half pair socks and pantyhoses with holes? Upcycle them into one of these super adorable sock and pantyhose dolls! These super cute softies/dolls are unbelievably easy to make! Watch this nice step-by-step sock doll making video tutorial and create one for your kids!  These sock and pantyhose dolls/plushies doesn't require special craft skills or materials, you can make them even without sewing machine! (with just a few hand stitch) Socks and pantyhoses ere really easy to handle craft materials because they don't fray so you can cut them any shape that you would like to! . . .
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