How to Sew a Bath Mat Runner
How to Sew a Bath Mat Runner
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/01/2021 | No Comments
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Looking for a long bath mat to run the entire length of your tub or double sink? Save yourself the hassle and expense of tracking one down, and make exactly what you need. Here’s how to sew a bath mat runner.

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How to Sew a Pillow Quilt
How to Sew a Pillow Quilt
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/23/2021 | No Comments
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This pillow quilt is the ultimate stash-buster. It’s made by making a bunch of tiny pillows, then sewing them together. The finished look is similar to that of a puff quilt or biscuit quilt, but requires less sewing and less fabric. Since the backside of the pillows serve as the back of the quilt, there’s no need for a backing and no need to quilt all the layers together. You don’t even have to bind the edge because there are no raw edges to hide.

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How to Turn a Towel Into a Bath Mat
How to Turn a Towel Into a Bath Mat
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/12/2021 | No Comments
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Need a new bath mat for one of your bathrooms? Here’s how to upcycle a towel into a plush, no-cost bath mat. This quick sewing project is easy enough for beginners.

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How to Make Foaming Hand Soap
How to Make Foaming Hand Soap
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/06/2021 | No Comments
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Save money – and cut down on plastic waste – by making your own foaming hand soap refill. I’ve been using this recipe to refill my foaming hand soap dispensers for over a decade.

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How to Make Wool Dryer Balls
How to Make Wool Dryer Balls
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/26/2021 | 15 Comments
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Wool dryer balls are a great replacement for dryer sheets and fabric softener. They soften clothes, speed up drying time, remove wrinkles and reduce static – all without the use of chemicals. Just toss them in the dryer with your wet clothes, and let them work their magic. You can even add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the dryer balls, if you’d like to naturally scent your laundry.

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How to Sew a Soap Saver Bag
How to Sew a Soap Saver Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/19/2021 | 2 Comments
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This soap saver bag makes bar soap last longer. Instead of sitting in a soap dish, where it never really dries out, this mesh bag allows your soap to dry quickly. So, you don’t have to deal with that soapy sludge at the bottom of your soap dish, or settle for using a soft bar of soap – all of which adds up to less soap waste.

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How to Sew a Tablet Stand
How to Sew a Tablet Stand
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/22/2021 | 8 Comments
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Here’s how to sew a tablet stand to hold your tablet, eReader or cellphone.

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How to Make an Unsponge
How to Make a Reusable Sponge
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/19/2021 | No Comments
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Working towards a zero-waste kitchen? Here’s how to make reusable sponges from things you have around the house.

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How to Sew a Microwave Popcorn Bag
How to Sew a Reusable Microwave Popcorn Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/04/2020 | 6 Comments
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Enjoy the convenience of microwave popcorn without all the cost and chemicals that go along with the store-bought kind. This microwave popcorn bag can be used over and over again, and doesn’t require any oil. Just measure some kernels into the bag, stick it in the microwave, and it’ll pop just as fast as the store-bought stuff.

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How to Sew a Drawstring Laundry Bag
How to Sew a Drawstring Laundry Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/20/2020 | No Comments
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This drawstring laundry bag will easily hold two loads of laundry, and has reinforced seams to ensure it’s up to the task. Use it to keep dirty laundry off the floor. Then, use it to lug everything to the laundry room or laundromat. If you’re looking for a gift for a college kid, this would be a great one.

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How to Make a Cord Wrap
How to Make a Cord Wrap
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/09/2020 | No Comments
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Tame your tangle of cords with a set of these cord wraps. They’re an easy sewing project, and a great use for your smaller fabric and batting scraps. These would make an excellent gift or stocking stuffer for any hard-to-buy-for men and teens in your life.

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How to Make an Ice Pack Cover
How to Make an Ice Pack Cover
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/07/2020 | No Comments
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Turn an old towel into an ice pack cover, so your skin stays protected and dry when you’re icing injuries. It fits over the ice pack like a decorative pillowcase, so it won’t slip off when you’re using it.

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How to Make a Reusable Sandwich Wrap
How to Make a Reusable Sandwich Wrap
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/06/2020 | No Comments
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These reusable sandwich wraps are so easy to use, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with plastic sandwich bags. Just place your sandwich in the center of the wrap, fold in the sides, and the Velcro will hold them securely in place. Then, open the wrap back up at lunch time, and use it as a placemat. These have a food-safe lining, and are both wipeable and machine-washable.

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How to Make Reusable Can & Jar Covers
How to Make a Reusable Elastic Can & Jar Cover
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/05/2020 | No Comments
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Up your leftover game. These reusable covers are the perfect size to go over open cans, drinks and other small containers that don’t have lids. They can also be used as decorative jar toppers for gifts. Just stick one on top of a jar of home-canned goodness, to instantly turn one gift into two.

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How to Make a Reusable Elastic Casserole Cover
How to Make a Reusable Elastic Casserole Cover
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/03/2020 | No Comments
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Make a couple of these reusable casserole covers, so you never have to wrangle with plastic wrap again. They have an elastic band, ensuring they go on and off easily, and a food-safe liner that’s wipeable and machine-washable. Basically, they’re better than plastic wrap in every way.

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