How to Make Scunchies
How to Make a Scrunchie
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/24/2020 | No Comments
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Making scrunchies is the perfect way to use up all the skinny fabric scraps in your stash. Whip up a bunch, and stick them in your gift closet for easy gift-giving.

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Fabric Marble Mazes
How to Sew a Fabric Marble Maze
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/28/2020 | No Comments
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These fabric marble mazes are the perfect screen-free, quiet toy for kids, and they happen to be a great way to use up bits of fleece or minky fabric. Each maze has a marble sandwiched between the two layers that you push through the maze with your fingers.

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Stacked Pans With Homemade Pan Protectors Between Them
How to Make Pan Protectors
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/16/2020 | No Comments
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Stacking pans saves space, but it can lead to scratches and chips on the inside of your pans. Here’s how to make a set of pan protectors to solve the problem.

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Homemade Jar Openers
How to Make a Jar Opener
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/09/2020 | No Comments
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If you don’t have a jar opener to help you open difficult lids, this one is easy to make. We’re talking 15 minutes tops. You can even use fabric scraps to make it. Here are the easy peasy instructions.

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Pot Scrubbers Made From Mesh Produce Bags
How to Make a Pot Scrubber
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/08/2020 | No Comments
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Keep mesh produce bags out of the trash by turning them into pot scrubbers. This simple project takes less than five minutes. Choose from the sew or no-sew version. Both are easy to make, and will produce a durable, no-scratch pot scrubber.

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Keychain Lip Balm Holders
How to Make a Keychain Lip Balm Holder
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/17/2019 | No Comments
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Always losing your lip balm? These cute keychain lip balm holders take just five minutes to make. Seriously, I timed it.

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Finished Microwaveable Potato Bag
How to Make a Microwaveable Potato Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/04/2019 | No Comments
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This microwaveable potato bag can be made from a fat quarter, and only takes 15 minutes to make. This would be a great gift idea, if you’re working on Christmas gifts.

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Lavender Dryer Bags
How to Make Lavender Dryer Bags
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/10/2019 | 1 Comment
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Ditch the dryer sheets for something better. These lavender dryer bags get their scent from dried lavender, rather than a bunch of synthetic fragrances, and they’re reusable.

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Eye Pillows
How to Make a Lavender Eye Pillow
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/20/2019 | No Comments
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Have some flannel in your fabric stash? Use it to make lavender eye pillows. When placed over the eyes or forehead, they can be used to relieve headaches, soothe tired, puffy eyes, reduce stress and help you fall asleep faster.

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How to Sew a Soup Bowl Cozy
How to Sew a Soup Bowl Cozy
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/01/2019 | 1 Comment
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Protect your hands, and your table, from hot bowls with a set of these soup bowl cozies. If you make them out of 100% cotton fabric, batting and thread, they can even go in the microwave. This project doesn’t require much fabric, which makes it a great stash buster and gift idea.

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How to Sew a Casserole Pot Holder
How to Sew a Casserole Dish Hot Pad
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/21/2019 | No Comments
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Protect your table and counters from hot casserole dishes with these large hot pads. They’re sized to fit under a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with room to spare.

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Homemade Microwaveable Heating Pad
How to Make a Microwaveable Heating Pad
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/09/2018 | No Comments
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These microwaveable heating pads are a quick and easy project, and they make a great gift. Use some of the fabric from your stash to make several for friends and family. If you add dried lavender to the filling, they’ll even smell nice when you heat them up.

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How to Make Hand Warmers
How to Make Hand Warmers
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/13/2017 | 4 Comments
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Use some of your fabric scraps to make these hand warmers. They’re a quick and easy project, and make a great gift.

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How to Make Dryer Balls
How to Make Wool Dryer Balls
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/09/2016 | 11 Comments
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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 they’ll work their magic.

I used this set for the last decade:

Dryer Max Dryer Balls

And they work great, but I’ve never really liked the fact that they were made out of PVC. When wool dryer balls hit the market a few years ago, I was thrilled to have a plastic-free option, but at almost $40 a set, I just couldn’t bring myself to order them.

So, I did what I normally do in situations like this … I figured out how to make my own. Here are the instructions.

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Closeup of Rug Pattern
How to Make a Braided T-Shirt Rug
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/14/2016 | 16 Comments
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See that big braided rug? It was my TV project over the last month. I’ve always wanted to make one, and I finally decided to do it. A normal person would have started with something smaller, but I wanted an area rug for the living room at our cabin, so I went big. Really big. That rug is almost 5’x5’. And you know what? It was actually a really fun project. Want to try your hand at rug making? Here’s how it’s done.

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