How to Turn T-Shirts Into Gift Bags
How to Turn a T-Shirt Into a Gift Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/30/2021 | No Comments
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Have a bunch of t-shirts that you never wear? Turn them into free drawstring gift bags that you can use again and again. This project requires almost no sewing, since it uses the existing hem of the shirt as the drawstring channel.

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How to Make a T-Shirt Tote Bag
How to Make a T-Shirt Tote Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/15/2021 | No Comments
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Turn a t-shirt into a t-shirt tote bag, complete with a built-in drawstring bag to store it when it’s not in use. This is a quick and easy project that requires very little sewing.

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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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Fabric Scraps
Things to Make With Your Fabric Scraps
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/16/2021 | No Comments
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Have lots of fabric scraps leftover from other projects? Here are a bunch of pretty and practical things you can make with them.

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How to Sew a Tablet Stand
How to Sew a Tablet Stand
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/22/2021 | 6 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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Drawstring Wine Bag
How to Sew a Drawstring Wine Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/29/2020 | No Comments
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Gifting someone a bottle of wine? Use your fabric scraps to whip up a quick drawstring wine bag, for an extra festive presentation.

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My Favorite Sewing Tools & Supplies
My Favorite Sewing Tools & Supplies
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/18/2020 | No Comments
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I may have a pretty sizeable fabric stash, but when it comes to sewing notions, I’m a definite minimalist. Instead of cluttering up my sewing space with the latest and greatest, I stick to a basic collection of tools and supplies that save me time and solve specific problems. Here are the sewing tools and accessories that I’ve come to rely on.

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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 | 4 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 Lanyard
How to Sew a Lanyard
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/02/2020 | No Comments
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Sew up a quick lanyard for your keys or ID. This is a great stash buster, and would make a nice gift or stocking stuffer for anyone who has to wear an ID to school or work.

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How to Sew a Wristlet Key Fob
How to Sew a Wristlet Key Fob
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/01/2020 | No Comments
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These wristlet key fobs are a cinch to make, and a wonderful way to put your favorite fabric scraps to use. They also happen to make a fantastic gift. Give them to teachers, co-workers and anyone else you’d like to acknowledge with a little something. Then, make some more to use as stocking stuffers. This is one gift everyone could use.

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How to Sew a Car Trash Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/22/2020 | 1 Comment
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Need some help keeping the inside of your car or truck clean? This car trash bag is the answer. Sew one up for yourself. Then, sew up a few more to gift.

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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 Quick Gift Pouch
Quick-Sew Gift Pouch
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/18/2020 | No Comments
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This fabric gift pouch looks fancy, but sews up in a flash. It’s the perfect size to wrap jewelry, or another small gift, and so cute it’ll become part of the gift. You only need a small amount of fabric and ribbon to make one, so it’s a great use for your scraps.

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