Instructables: exploring - living - sewing - gift http://www.instructables.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:47:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 Quick & Cute Infinity Scarf with Cats http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Cute-Infinity-Scarf-with-Cats/
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:26:29 PDT
CNC Embroidered Patch for a Customized Onesie http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Embroidered-Patch-for-a-Customized-Onesie/
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:51:02 PDT
Simple Reversible Purse http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Reversible-Purse/
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Sat, 1 Mar 2014 08:26:30 PST
Sweetheart Embroidery Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Sweetheart-Embroidery-Kit/
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:30:14 PST
Personalised Towel http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalised-Towel/
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:17:36 PST
Nerdy French Press Cozy from Recycled Clothes http://www.instructables.com/id/Nerdy-French-Press-Cozy-from-Recycled-Clothes/
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 12:25:41 PST
Red Wing T-shirt Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Red-Wing-T-shirt-Quilt/
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 14:21:30 PST
Sock Dog Tutorial (Corgi) http://www.instructables.com/id/Sock-Dog-Tutorial-Corgi/
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Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:13:56 PST
Sally Doll From The Nightmare Before Christmas http://www.instructables.com/id/Sally-Doll-From-The-Nightmare-Before-Christmas/
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Tue, 3 Dec 2013 03:31:32 PST
Make Your Own Hanging Flag Banner From Scrap Fabric http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Hanging-Flag-Banner-From-Scrap-Fabri/
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 18:01:45 PDT
Easy Fleece Blanket with Satin Edges http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Fleece-Blanket-with-Satin-Edges/
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 09:00:46 PDT
Ruffled Bow Belt http://www.instructables.com/id/Ruffled-Bow-Belt/
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 22:46:12 PDT
Dapper Dandy Suspenders {in ten minutes!} http://www.instructables.com/id/Dapper-Dandy-Suspenders-in-ten-minutes/
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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:59:57 PDT
Heart Cushion 'I Love You' http://www.instructables.com/id/Heart-Cushion-I-Love-You/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/NEDC/HCJO4M4F/FVGNEDCHCJO4M4F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/NEDC/HCJO4M4F/FVGNEDCHCJO4M4F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/NEDC/HCJO4M4F/FVGNEDCHCJO4M4F.SMALL.jpg jessie933 Fist ever hand made project! :) I made this using 2 pieces of felt for either side of the cushion, a few pieces of ribbon, cotton thread and buttons for the writing, and stuffing! on the back - just sewed the date we got together, and a little ribbon underneath :) Hope you like it!
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Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:12:47 PST
Lil Luv Monster http://www.instructables.com/id/Lil-Luv-Monster/
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Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:14:11 PST
Make a Backpack-style Bag for your Drum (with Matching Cushion) http://www.instructables.com/id/Djembe-Backpack-Bag-and-matching-Cushion/
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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:40:59 PST
California Snow Man Draft Stop http://www.instructables.com/id/California-Snow-Man-Draft-Stop/
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 10:05:09 PST
Hot Hands http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Hands-1/
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Tue, 4 Dec 2012 13:49:51 PST
SUNNY-SIDE UP SLEEPING BAG SET http://www.instructables.com/id/SUNNY-SIDE-UP-SLEEPING-BAG-SET/
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Tue, 4 Dec 2012 11:21:39 PST
Rice filled microwave heat-up bag with liner http://www.instructables.com/id/Rice-filled-microwave-heat-up-bag-with-liner/
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Tue, 4 Dec 2012 03:05:49 PST
decorating a dish towel http://www.instructables.com/id/decorating-a-dish-towel/
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 16:11:37 PDT
How to make a bag from a t-shirt in 10 minutes! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-bag-from-a-t-shirt-in-10-minutes/
How to make a bag from a t-shirt in 10 minutes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/ZFLO/H2WEX6E5/FREZFLOH2WEX6E5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/ZFLO/H2WEX6E5/FREZFLOH2WEX6E5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/ZFLO/H2WEX6E5/FREZFLOH2WEX6E5.SMALL.jpg ruth_lucas This is a simple step by step guide on how to create a cool multiple use bag from your old t-shirt in approximately 10 minutes.  It is based on the idea found here: http://www.instructables.com/id/FASTEST-RECYCLED-T-SHIRT-TOTE-BAG/#step, with a few little improvements of my own - which just means t...
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Sat, 9 Jun 2012 14:06:09 PDT
Free Autumn Sewing Pattern - How to make Harvest Raggedy Quilted Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Autumn-Sewing-Pattern-How-to-make-Harvest-R/
Free Autumn Sewing Pattern - How to make Harvest Raggedy Quilted Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/K4XD/H1YOANU1/FKYK4XDH1YOANU1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/K4XD/H1YOANU1/FKYK4XDH1YOANU1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/K4XD/H1YOANU1/FKYK4XDH1YOANU1.SMALL.jpg Love to Sew Studio These adorable country prim autumn harvest raggedy quilted coasters are very easy to make.  They are decorative, serve a purpose, and make a great house warming gift.  For this project you will need: fabric, quilt batting, and basic sewing needs. http://www.lovetosew.com/harvestcoasters.htm F...
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Tue, 8 May 2012 11:49:58 PDT
How to Make a Quilted Hot Pad - For Mother's Day http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Quilted-Hot-Pad-For-Mothers-Day/
How to Make a Quilted Hot Pad - For Mother's Day - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/RK0N/H1Y0CFLT/F5ARK0NH1Y0CFLT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/RK0N/H1Y0CFLT/F5ARK0NH1Y0CFLT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/RK0N/H1Y0CFLT/F5ARK0NH1Y0CFLT.SMALL.jpg Love to Sew Studio http://www.lovetosew.com/quiltedhotpad.htm This project won't take much fabric at all, and mom and grammy will love it every time they use it! You will need four different strips of fabric for the quilt top measuring 12" X 3.5", two 12"X12" quilt batting squares, and one 12"X12" fabric square ...
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Mon, 7 May 2012 14:57:23 PDT
Fabric Corsage http://www.instructables.com/id/Fabric-Corsage/
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 04:01:39 PDT
DIY big red heart sweater http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-big-red-heart-sweater/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/FIV9/GY4RTZ51/FXAFIV9GY4RTZ51.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/FIV9/GY4RTZ51/FXAFIV9GY4RTZ51.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/FIV9/GY4RTZ51/FXAFIV9GY4RTZ51.SMALL.jpg Nataliescreations An easy DIY project that yield a beautiful, fashion forward gift for your special someone on Valentine's day! If you like to see more, please visit my blog: http://nataliecreations.tumblr.com/
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Sun, 5 Feb 2012 15:59:53 PST
Cross-Stitched Hand Warmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Cross-Stitched-Hand-Warmer/
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Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:16:10 PST
Soft & Snuggly Fleece Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Snuggly-Fleece-Hat/
Soft & Snuggly Fleece Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/LERK/GXQPMQPO/FCKLERKGXQPMQPO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/LERK/GXQPMQPO/FCKLERKGXQPMQPO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/LERK/GXQPMQPO/FCKLERKGXQPMQPO.SMALL.jpg lucylollipop This is a really simple way to make a fleece hat - easier with a sewing machine, but it's possible to do it without too. I made a whole bunch before Christmas, and can easily make 2 or 3 in an evening after work! First things first, find your equipment..... Your choice of fleece - I like micr...
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Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:08:04 PST
Lovers' Mitten with Reusable Pocket Warmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Lovers-Mitten-with-Reusable-Pocket-Warmer/
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Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:04:04 PST
Cuddly Queen Size Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-A-Cuddly-Queen-Size-Quilt-In-A-Day/
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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 22:43:03 PST
The ultimate geeky personalised gift - make a cross stitch QR code http://www.instructables.com/id/The-ultimate-geeky-personalised-gift-make-a-cros/
The ultimate geeky personalised gift - make a cross stitch QR code - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/KDDU/GWKKNFDO/FSPKDDUGWKKNFDO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/KDDU/GWKKNFDO/FSPKDDUGWKKNFDO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/KDDU/GWKKNFDO/FSPKDDUGWKKNFDO.SMALL.jpg AVHackett I made this as a gift for my sister this Christmas. The QR code, when scanned on a smartphone, leads to a video on YouTube - a slideshow of childhood Christmas photos. It didn't take too long to make and she loved it, as it was something a bit more personal/sentimental. I've included a cross-stitc...
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 15:16:57 PST
Jeans Wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Jeans-Wallet-2/
Jeans Wallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/RVPB/GWF6ESTR/FB0RVPBGWF6ESTR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/RVPB/GWF6ESTR/FB0RVPBGWF6ESTR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/RVPB/GWF6ESTR/FB0RVPBGWF6ESTR.SMALL.jpg piggleliggle It is a commonly thought of opinion that men are harder to buy for. I, too, agree with this opinion. So therefore, isn't it a lot easier to make something? Introducing, the jeans wallet! I was inspired to make this because of my dad. He has the grungiest, old leather wallet that SMELLS. He really ne...
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Mon, 26 Dec 2011 22:17:14 PST
Giant Monster Pillow http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Monster-Pillow/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/M4R3/GW88L88Z/FI6M4R3GW88L88Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/M4R3/GW88L88Z/FI6M4R3GW88L88Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/M4R3/GW88L88Z/FI6M4R3GW88L88Z.SMALL.jpg pie popper A huge monster for your room, as easy to make as it is to love! To make it, you will need about a yard of fleece, a sheet of beige felt, and a couple bags of stuffing. You will also need a printer, unless you have some serious drawing upscale skills. First, draw your design small, or find one on t...
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 12:38:56 PST
Tea Cup Faux Fur Pin Cushion! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tea-Cup-Faux-Fur-Pin-Cushion/
Tea Cup Faux Fur Pin Cushion! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/S9OV/GVIYJME2/FKDS9OVGVIYJME2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/S9OV/GVIYJME2/FKDS9OVGVIYJME2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/S9OV/GVIYJME2/FKDS9OVGVIYJME2.SMALL.jpg TabbyDeAnne Hello all! Today I needed a pin cushion like you wouldn't believe! I was working on a project that called for an enormous amount of pins and had them scattered all over my work table so I decided to take a "time-out" and make me a pin cushion! Here's what I did! What you will need: A te...
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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:24:55 PST
Mr. and Mrs. Cloud Pillows http://www.instructables.com/id/Mr-and-Mrs-Cloud-Pillows/
Mr. and Mrs. Cloud Pillows - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/RZ5K/GQPNUOSS/FRFRZ5KGQPNUOSS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/RZ5K/GQPNUOSS/FRFRZ5KGQPNUOSS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/RZ5K/GQPNUOSS/FRFRZ5KGQPNUOSS.SMALL.jpg Carleyy I saw these pillows at the Renegade Craft Fair and thought they were so cute!  They are made by Good Bye Blue Monday.  I actually only saw the girl pillows and decided to make a boy version of the pillows as well.  Then I check the site yesterday and saw they had made a boy version with a mustache a...
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Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:05:39 PDT
Hello kitty tissue cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Hello-kitty-tissue-cover/
Hello kitty tissue cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/Y2OF/GOW48ZJG/FCWY2OFGOW48ZJG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/Y2OF/GOW48ZJG/FCWY2OFGOW48ZJG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/Y2OF/GOW48ZJG/FCWY2OFGOW48ZJG.SMALL.jpg chelsea7500 I am absolutly in love with hello kitty (some say i'm insane)! I actually made this project for a friend who really appreciated it. Here's the instructable on how to make your very own! Material: Felt (white, pink, black, yellow) sewing machine or thread and needle fabric glue, craft glue This ha...
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 19:01:00 PDT
Quick and Easy Frog Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-Easy-Frog-Hat/
Quick and Easy Frog Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/4POW/GHFJXFWP/FL44POWGHFJXFWP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/4POW/GHFJXFWP/FL44POWGHFJXFWP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/4POW/GHFJXFWP/FL44POWGHFJXFWP.SMALL.jpg mercifulmaenad Greetings! I need to start this instructable by apologizing for the photo quality.  My camera seems to be on the fritz.  I did the best I could, but several photos are fuzzy.  I think you'll get the idea, though. I made this for my god-son for Christmas.  He's two years old and lives in the ...
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Mon, 13 Dec 2010 07:41:52 PST
Light Up Slippers http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Slippers/
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 18:19:07 PST
Vinyl-lined cosmetic bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-lined-cosmetic-bag/
Vinyl-lined cosmetic bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/A994/GFRWQTJ9/FS1A994GFRWQTJ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/A994/GFRWQTJ9/FS1A994GFRWQTJ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/A994/GFRWQTJ9/FS1A994GFRWQTJ9.SMALL.jpg sewlikemymom This bag is perfect in so many ways! The size makes it small enough to take along, but big enough to hold just about everything your heart desires.  The vinyl lining allows for spills and messes to be cleaned up easily, and offers a leak-resistant inner core. It cane even be used as a wetbag for clo...
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Thu, 4 Nov 2010 20:16:18 PDT
How to Design Your Own Fabric (in Gimp) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Design-Your-Own-Fabric-in-Gimp/
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Mon, 11 Oct 2010 11:29:02 PDT
How To Make Custom Baby Gift http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Custom-Baby-Gift/
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Wed, 21 Jul 2010 07:32:40 PDT
How to Hand Embroider a Rose http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Hand-Embroider-a-Rose/
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Sun, 7 Feb 2010 18:48:29 PST
Super Special Baby Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Special-Baby-Quilt/
Super Special Baby Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/7EGV/G56ZZIFY/FNO7EGVG56ZZIFY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/7EGV/G56ZZIFY/FNO7EGVG56ZZIFY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/7EGV/G56ZZIFY/FNO7EGVG56ZZIFY.SMALL.jpg shesparticular Sometimes really great people have babies. When they do, you can give them store-bought gifts, or make something really special just for their little bundle of cute. You'll Need. . . 36"x45" piece of muslin or linen (or whatever fabric you'd like to use) 36"x45" quilt batting (basically ...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2010 18:32:49 PST
Make Your Own Snuggie http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Snuggie/
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Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:37:13 PST
Embroidered Gift Labels http://www.instructables.com/id/Embroidered-Gift-Labels/
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Wed, 23 Dec 2009 22:00:24 PST
Girly Cardboard Coupon Wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Girly-Cardboard-Coupon-Wallet/
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Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:45:49 PDT
Pot Holder, Sunglass Holder? (zazz) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pot-Holder-Sunglass-Holder-zazz/
Pot Holder, Sunglass Holder? (zazz) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/7JN4/FVHQCZE3/FEH7JN4FVHQCZE3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/7JN4/FVHQCZE3/FEH7JN4FVHQCZE3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/7JN4/FVHQCZE3/FEH7JN4FVHQCZE3.SMALL.jpg poi_pai It's Summer time, and that means fun in the sun. Unless you're in Colorado, where it's raining and chilly today... all the more reason to make something! I wanted to think "sunny", so I got out the Luau shirt, the Truck Tire Flip Flops, and the Sunglasses. Realizing sitting around the house like ...
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Sat, 6 Jun 2009 09:33:29 PDT
A Pillow For Mom http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Pillow-For-Mom/
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Sun, 10 May 2009 20:57:10 PDT
Cupcake in a Teacup Pincushion (recycled/upcycled/repurposed!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Teacup-Pincushion/
Cupcake in a Teacup Pincushion (recycled/upcycled/repurposed!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/DSRD/FTO54JG3/FGLDSRDFTO54JG3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/DSRD/FTO54JG3/FGLDSRDFTO54JG3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/DSRD/FTO54JG3/FGLDSRDFTO54JG3.SMALL.jpg antelucandaisy This instructable provides directions to use recycled wool felt with a neat vintage container (soup bowl or teacup) to create a nice weighty pincushion. Just in time for mother's day, a tutorial that uses recycled, upcycled, and repurposed materials!I made the teacup pincushion below for a swap, and...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2009 19:12:48 PDT
First Aid Kit (with instructions for making a lined zipper pouch) http://www.instructables.com/id/First-Aid-Kit-with-instructions-for-making-a-line/
First Aid Kit (with instructions for making a lined zipper pouch) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/P2YE/FOWZQ7VY/FYUP2YEFOWZQ7VY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/P2YE/FOWZQ7VY/FYUP2YEFOWZQ7VY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/P2YE/FOWZQ7VY/FYUP2YEFOWZQ7VY.SMALL.jpg mdhaworth This is a great gift idea for parents--a kid-friendly first aid kit for the car. In addition to ideas for the kit, this instructable explains how to sew a lined, zipper pouch with a triangle bottom.Enjoy!Melissahttp://underconstructionblog.typepad.com Supplies For the pouch:~ 1/3 yard (or largish...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2009 22:20:19 PST