How to Sew a Scrunchie With a Hidden Pocket
How to Sew a Scrunchie With a Hidden Pocket
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/13/2021 | No Comments
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These scrunchies have a zipper sewn into the seam, which allows you to use the inside of the scrunchie for storage. Tuck some money, lip balm and your keys inside, and you can leave your purse at home.

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How to Make a Terrycloth Headband
How to Sew a Terry Cloth Headband
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/11/2021 | No Comments
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Make one of these terry cloth headbands, to keep your hair out of your way when you’re washing your face, applying makeup, using a face mask or taking a bath. It’s made with a double layer of terry cloth, so it’s super absorbent, and there’s an adjustable hook and loop closure that allows you to customize the fit. These sew up quickly, and make a great gift for women and teen girls.

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How to Make a Fidget Bracelet
How to Make a Fidget Bracelet
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/10/2021 | No Comments
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These fidget bracelets are a fun use for any small strips of fleece that you have leftover after making blankets, scarves or other fleece projects.

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How to Make a Fleece Pocket Fidget
How to Make a Fleece Fidget Toy
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/10/2021 | No Comments
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Use your fleece scraps to make these pocket-sized fidget toys. They’re a quick project, and would make excellent stocking stuffers, party favors or donation items.

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How to Sew Pajama Bottoms From Vintage Sheets
How to Sew Pajama Pants From a Vintage Sheet
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/26/2021 | 1 Comment
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Whip up a quick pair of pajama pants from a vintage sheet. This is an easy beginner project, and you can usually get several pairs out of a single flat sheet. Since this tutorial uses a pair of your favorite pajama pants as the pattern, they’re guaranteed to fit you perfectly. Make a pair for yourself. Then, make matching pairs for your kids.

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How to Sew a Lettuce Crisper Bag
How to Sew a Lettuce Crisper Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/28/2021 | 2 Comments
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Tired of having your lettuce go limp and slimy on you? Then, it’s time to change the way you’re storing it. Make yourself a lettuce crisper bag, and your lettuce will stay fresh days longer. This simple project takes 10 minutes tops, and only requires you to sew four straight lines.

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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 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 | 17 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 | 9 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 a Reusable Sponge
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 | 1 Comment
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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 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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