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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Bag of Eggshells
Uses for Eggshells
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/01/2021 | No Comments
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Once you see all the things you can do with eggshells, you’ll never throw them away again. Here’s how my family uses eggshells in the garden and around the house.

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How to Make Eggshell Sidewalk Chalk
How to Make Eggshell Sidewalk Chalk
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/31/2021 | No Comments
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Save your eggshells, and use them to make a batch of eggshell sidewalk chalk with your kids. This is a quick and easy project that’s sure to blow their minds. Even my teenagers were impressed.

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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 | 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 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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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 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 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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