Instructables: exploring - living - sew - featured Fri, 3 Jul 2015 01:18:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 Ballet Bag
Ballet Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> Latopia This project was a part of a Hackerspace Charlotte Build Night. I made this fantastic ballet bag as a gift for my four year old daughter for her first ballet recital. I found the instructions for the bag on The Ribbon Retreat: hope you en...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:29:16 PDT
Embroidered Watch
Embroidered Watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> Brooklyntonia Our local Arts Council has an annual Materials Hard and Soft exhibition. It's always so inspiring, so I was thinking of how I could mix hard and soft. What could be better than warm embroidery with stark clockwork? Take an old out of style watch and refashion it to suit your own personal style.Mater...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:53:33 PDT
Rust Dyed Tote Bag
Rust Dyed Tote Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> Joekevdv This bag is really easy to make, even if you don't have a lot of sewing experience. But the rusty pattern makes it a unique piece! To see the rust dyeing process, go to my previous Instructable: What You Need To sew this tote bag, you need:- A dyed piece of f...
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 16:33:55 PDT
Herringbone Chevron T-Shirt Quilt
Herringbone Chevron T-Shirt Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> Brooklyntonia T-shirt quilts, like those made from old baby clothes, hold the power of memory and nostalgia with the added benefit of cleaning out the closet.I've been attempting a proper T-shirt quilt for years. When I first attempted this project, I was in high school. I didn't really understand how quilts are...
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 08:24:11 PDT
Velvet Cupcake Skirt
Velvet Cupcake Skirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> MsSweetSatisfaction Sometimes you need a skirt that has a sense of drama. In my opinion a dramatic looks is achieved with a skirt that has a lot of volume. This skirts has volume in abundance, it's super ruffly and is a full circle skirt. Lastly because it's made out of crushed velvet the ruffles really stand out an...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:29:53 PST
Double Stuffed IKEA Pillows
Double Stuffed IKEA Pillows - More DIY How To Projects]]> dlynch02132 On my most recent trip to IKEA I bought 4 Slan Pillows to use in my new bed set.They weren't very substantial but they were crazy cheap ($2) and my local IKEA was out of most of the mid-range quality pillows. So I bought four of them because I'm an idiot who thought that I wasn't picky about the siz...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:02:15 PST
Mason Jar Pincushions!
Mason Jar Pincushions! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft Mason Jar Pincushions!Make an adorable and totally functional pincushion jar!Perfect for filling with all kinds of sewing paraphernalia! Supplies! You will need:Ball Mason Jars...1/2 pint size Elite collection...wide mouth!They are so cute because they are so squatty!Best place I found to buy the...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:50:40 PST
DIY Large Bow Capelet
DIY Large Bow Capelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> Muhaiminah Faiz Make this beautiful bow capelet for yourself this winter or as a Holiday gift for the special ones. This ible will show how to make this large bow capelet in few easy steps. Materials Needed To make this capelet you'll need: Fleece fabric - (2 yards), Chalk, Scissor, Sewing machine,Needle and th...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 05:25:55 PST
DIY Custom Holiday Stockings
DIY Custom Holiday Stockings - More DIY How To Projects]]> lorangerda Pick Your Fabric Head on over to your favourite local fabric store, online fabric store or grab that old sweater you never wear anymore and give it a new purpose! I chose two patterns with a coordinating brown for the cuff. Mine were a wool/acrylic mix, so they were very soft and have that cozy...
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:58:10 PST
Easy to make curtains for your sliding glass window
Easy to make curtains for your sliding glass window - More DIY How To Projects]]> jenn_huls I wanted some new curtains for my sliding glass window, and after shopping around to find something stylish the cheapest I could find was going to set me back around $55. Curtains are actually one of the simplest sewing projects you can do. These curtains are easy to make and even someone who is jus...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:09:03 PST
Metal Pacman Costume
Metal Pacman Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> ecsaul23 The last of our trio of Pacman costumes from Halloween this year: Metal Pacman from Pacman Adventures.See our Playable pacman arcade game here: our Pacman costume here:, if you saw our Pa...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:56:57 PST
Pacman Adventures Pacman Costume
Pacman Adventures Pacman Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> ecsaul23 Pac-man themed Halloween for us this year. When my boys first said they wanted Pacman, I was all like, yes, I got this! Easy! I'll grab some cardboard and some paint and we're good! Then Zander was like, no, mom, not that one! I want the one from the cartoon. And I'm like, there's a Pacman cartoon? ...
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 10:07:05 PST
Zipper pockets in a HAT? You bet!
Zipper pockets in a HAT? You bet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> ryeomans1 We are continually on the go and it seems as though we have more gadgets and items that need to go with us, and never enough pockets for everything. Well, I've come up with a Reversable HAT that has two hidden, zipper pockets that will help free up your hands and stow items that you don't want anyo...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:53:41 PDT
Easy Giant Zipper Hoodie
Easy Giant Zipper Hoodie - More DIY How To Projects]]> bginoza Do you want a piece of clothing that's something different this fall and winter?You will be sure to wow anyone with this hoodie with a giant zipper. It's not so flashy that it looks like a costume.It's a peice of clothing that is just the right amount of unusual.Let's make it. Just a few things......
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:38:15 PDT
Baby Dress (12 - 18 months)
Baby Dress (12 - 18 months) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Khaweya In this post, I shared how to stitch Baby Frock for 12 to 18 months old. Materials required Fabric: 1 yard for Main, 1 yard for lining and 1/2 yard for contrastZipper - 9"ThreadNeedleSewing stuffMachineScissorMeasuring tapeRuler Pattern Take your kids cloth ( Tee shirt works well ).For Bodi...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 13:51:44 PDT
Duplicate your existing clothes!
Duplicate your existing clothes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> SnazzyBot The tan coat was a ready-to-wear item that I purchased. The gray and white coat is one that I made myself. I didn't buy a sewing pattern to make the gray and white coat... I just traced the tan one!I'm sure there are many ways to trace patterns from existing items of clothing, but this is how I do i...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:04:21 PDT
8 DIY Zipper Jewelry
8 DIY Zipper Jewelry - More DIY How To Projects]]> Passion Make Zipper contest made me think of Zipper jewelry. Here I have compiled 8 different super easy and simple DIY Zipper Jewelry. The zippers truly creates magic when it comes to ornaments. The contrast colored Zippers creates great effect.All the jewelry here can be made in less than 15 minutes. I have in...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:06:16 PDT
Cord Work Ebroidery Made Easy
Cord Work Ebroidery Made Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> shizy25 ' This is so intricate' would probably be your first thought when you see the images above and the next would be ' It probably take ages and looks very difficult! ' Right? Well you are wrong :-) If you can do a running stitch in your sewing machine and follow a line, then this is as easy as eating...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:10:15 PDT
Another way to shorten a zipper (Jessyratfink's remix)
Another way to shorten a zipper (Jessyratfink's remix) - More DIY How To Projects]]> MicioGatta When I saw Jessyratfink 'ible on how to shorten a zipper, I thought that was one of the 2 ways my mom used to do it. The other one is used when the zipper is "openable". Measure Maesure the zipper and cut it. For this 'ible I do it for a cardigan. To avoid the zipper to undo, use a lighter to...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:19:21 PDT
Continues Zipper Bag
Continues Zipper Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> shazni This Zip UP Bag is super easy to make and very cheap too. It's easy to pack away and assembling is as easy as pulling up a zip! You don't believe me?? Read on oh you who are want to make ;-) Materials Continues Zipper in 2 colors would look better. ( Try craft stores, upholstery raw material sho...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:35:19 PDT
Glovebox/Ashtray Trash Pouch
Glovebox/Ashtray Trash Pouch - More DIY How To Projects]]> agwayne Vehicles have a lot of bells and whistles but they don't have any where to put your trash other than you're ashtray and passenger floor board. I'm going to show you how to make a pretty simple trash pouch that can fold up in you're ashtray or glove box and be easily removed to be emptied and washed....
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:04:35 PDT
Brain Slug! Sew with pattern
Brain Slug! Sew with pattern - More DIY How To Projects]]> Random_Canadian You will never be alone again with your own Brain Slug!If you like this one, check out my other fun wearable!I would love to see your completed hats. I am offering to give 3 month pro memberships to the first 3 who post pictures in the comments section! Brain Slug Party... Join Now! Tools includ...
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 13:01:00 PDT
DIY "Brown" Bag (waxed canvas lunch bag)
DIY "Brown" Bag (waxed canvas lunch bag) - More DIY How To Projects]]> asergeeva Inspired by this Etsy blog post, I became intrigued with the waxed canvas process and decided to try it over the weekend. I loved the end result so much that I made an extra dinner last night just so that I could bring lunch to work this morning! This DIY is a great way to to replace your brown pape...
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:28:36 PDT
10 Instructables for Sewing in an Apartment MsSweetSatisfaction Sewing is space consuming. From the supplies to the laying out of the fabric. This collection will be a gathering of some of the awesome instructables to help those of us living in a space constraint to still be able to sew to our hearts content. Mini Pressing Board An ironing board that's as e...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:26:42 PDT
Charles Mackintosh shirt
Charles Mackintosh shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ruud van Koningsbrugge I bought a purple flannel shirt in a sale for almost nothing ( 3 euro). When the bright cellophane came off the color was not so purple as I had thought. A drab misty purple-grey. Boring! Now more than a year later I only put it on once, and my colleagues wondered what had been gone wrong in the lau...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:59:30 PDT
One Swimsuit Cover FIVE Different Ways!
One Swimsuit Cover FIVE Different Ways! - More DIY How To Projects]]> ryeomans1 Looking for a fast, easy, breezy swimsuit cover? How about five different swimsuit covers in one?This is a sew simple project that anyone with a little sewing skill can master. You can personalize it by using different fabircs, adjusting the length, adding beads etc. The best part is the cost is...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:11:42 PDT
Towel Pants
Towel Pants - More DIY How To Projects]]> moon flower Turn a boring towel into a cool new pair of pants.Perfect for a pool party, swim meet, or water fight.These towel pants are simple and easy to make. Supplies 1. a large towel2. scissors 3. elastic4. thread (the same or similar color as your towel)5. pen or marker6. a large piece of paper7. pins8....
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:18:27 PDT
Shirred Towel Cover-up Dress!
Shirred Towel Cover-up Dress! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft Shirred Towel Cover-up Dress!The perfect Beachwear!Everyone likes to wrap themselves in a towel after swimming! This cover-up dress is best!With simple straps that match her swimsuit...she is ready to go from the beach or pool!Perfect for wearing to a picnic or fun place that you "might" get wet! Ju...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:33:13 PDT
The Toddler Swim Suit
The Toddler Swim Suit - More DIY How To Projects]]> carrielynneh I love this swim suit for a few reasons: it's easy to sew, inexpensive, and practical. Last year my toddler had a one piece, and it was all fun and games until I had to pry it off her to change her diaper. A two piece is just more sensible to wear for their diaper loving bums. And because this swim ...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 15:47:32 PDT
Leather Messenger Bag/Brief case
Leather Messenger Bag/Brief case - More DIY How To Projects]]> BARKing This project was created for my son who plays piano, trumpet, clarinet, & who knows what he will pickup next. He was using a shopping bag to carry his music books around in. It was time for an upgrade. So I planned it all out, cut it out and started putting it together and he says "I don't want a sh...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 21:53:40 PDT
Leather Juggling Balls
Leather Juggling Balls - More DIY How To Projects]]> chrismori Learning to juggle with round balls can be a challenge because if you drop them, they tend to roll away. These leather juggling balls won't roll away on you because they are filled with bird seed. They are a nice size and weight and are ideal for beginners and experts too. Materials You will need...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 00:19:23 PDT
DIY leather back quiver
DIY leather back quiver - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jack Moran Ever wanted a leather quiver but thought you could never make it? This was my first leather project and I had not much past experience with leather and it was pretty easy to make! Great for costumes or a sturdy leather back quiver. This was my first instructable so any comments would be appreciated....
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Tue, 20 May 2014 02:10:53 PDT
Sew Mens Zip Fly
Sew Mens Zip Fly - More DIY How To Projects]]> busteroriginals Pin & Sew The Crotch Seam null Press Back Half Right Side Seam Allowance. null Pin & Tack Zip On Right Side. (While you're at this side, it could be a good time to prepare the zip shield & sew it all up together now rather than later) Prepare The Left Fly Facing... Zig zag the cur...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 04:20:14 PDT
How To Make a Chef Hat Toque Pattern for Large or Small Pets
How To Make a Chef Hat Toque Pattern for Large or Small Pets - More DIY How To Projects]]> sunshiine Last year my son mentioned he would love to have a chef hat or toque. I did not have a pattern and when the pet contest posted, I thought it was a good opportunity to experiment with a self made pattern for pets. I figured there was little waste and time if it did not turn out. This instructable is ...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 23:23:37 PDT
Zombie Pin Cushion
Zombie Pin Cushion - More DIY How To Projects]]> Temotokari Who doesn't want a cute little zombie plush to cuddle all their sewing needles and pins. C:  This is easy to make considering I am just a beginner at sewing myself and never even made a template before.  I do not have a template to give to you... but its easy to make. I will try my best to work with...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:04:15 PDT
Relove an Old, Ugly Dress: Before and After (w/ Bonus Infinity Scarf)
Relove an Old, Ugly Dress: Before and After (w/ Bonus Infinity Scarf) - More DIY How To Projects]]> tofugami If you like more sewing projects be on the lookout. I may be new to sewing but that just means I have a lot of projects to post. "I Smell Good" Mr. Bunny is already posted.  I'm working on a steampunk costume too. BONUS: Infinity Scarf DIY also included in this instructables (last step). I wa...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:17:09 PDT
Fleece Cord Organizers Summer Skies Do you have cords lying around, getting tangled, or just plain annoying the heck out of you? Me too. At least, not any more ;D Honestly - these are so amazingly simple but awesome! Plus, they add some fun colour to your drawer.
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:53:24 PDT
No Spill Anything Organizer
No Spill Anything Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> shazni I'm interested in loads of crafts. Hence I collect various tools; and then, sometimes...when I really need a particular tool.. I can't find it!! and even if i know it's in this particular find that tool I need.... I have to toss my bag upside down inside find what I'm looking for.....
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:17:59 PST
Mario Mushroom Crochet
Mario Mushroom Crochet - More DIY How To Projects]]> sara m. i cant imagine that there is someone anywhere did not play Mario before :)here is a simple Mario Mushroom which do not need much yarnMaterials: white yarn for the stalk and spotsred yarn for the hatblack yarn for eyessuitable size crochet needle Hat we are working in roundsRound 1: 6 sc into adju...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 06:22:05 PST
HeartSwap - I feel what you feel
HeartSwap - I feel what you feel - More DIY How To Projects]]> glazur Get two old t-shirts from yourself and your partner, cut out and swap a heart shape. Ingredients Old shirts from yourself and your partner, preferably to have contrasting colorsHeart shape printed on a thick paper Sewing machine Iron Fabric stabilizer for embroidery (I used Vlieseline H250) -...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 05:31:48 PST
Easy crafts with knitted rolls: woven rug knitwitcharm This video shows you how to make a woven rug with knitted rolls (what's a knitted roll). The skills are very easy to learn and this project can usually be completed in one day. It is a great craft for beginners and children. This project is done with yarn and a yarn needle, which is too blunt to hur...
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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 19:55:52 PST
DIY ROOM DECOR - No sew heart pillow! (V-day decor & gift idea) DIYlover89 Hi!! Today I bring you a really quick and easy DIY idea for this upcoming Valentine's day: a  no-sew heart pillow!! As you see is super simply and the final result is cute and perfect for the ocassion! You can use it to decor your bed as I did or give it as a gift to your valentine. Thanks for wa...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:43:20 PST
DIY no sew bow pillow cover! DIYlover89 This DIY room decor tutorial is super easy and the final result is very girly and polished. This is what you'll need: -A piece of fabric -A pillow -Scissors -Fabric glue, hot glue or thread and needle if you want to sew. Measurements in my case: Large piece of fabric: 70x70 cm (28x28 in) Small p...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:45:38 PST
Recycled Sail Canvas Gym Bag
Recycled Sail Canvas Gym Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> geo526468 The following instructable details how to build your own gym/duffel bag.  The pattern is simple, and easy to make. I chose to create my gym bag because I had an old sail that I wanted to re-use the canvas from, and I was in need of a new gym bag for school. This is my second time creating a duffel ...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:23:44 PST
Thrifted Multi-pattern Circle Scarf
Thrifted Multi-pattern Circle Scarf - More DIY How To Projects]]> nikoala3 For a while I have searched for a comfortable, inexpensive, and unique infinity scarf, but have been unable to find one. I decided to make my own using two thrifted (semi-damaged) scarves. It makes for a cool mix of patterns and/or colors and it was very easy and inexpensive to make. Note: The two ...
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 15:36:26 PST
Huge Pencil Draft Excluder
Huge Pencil Draft Excluder - More DIY How To Projects]]> lindarose92 If you don't know what a draft excluder is, let me try to explain it. A draft excluder is kind of like a long snake made with fabric and wadding or upholstery foam. It is used to keep the house warmer during cold days, laying it on the floor at the bottom of a door or a window. That way the cold air...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:51:53 PST
Ugly Christmas Sweater -One for You and One for Your Pet!
Ugly Christmas Sweater -One for You and One for Your Pet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> ryeomans1 So glad that my creation was among the Finalists...but to WIN is just SUPER!!! Thank You for your votes and support! Ugly sweaters are everywhere!  But lets get creative and make a "Super Ugly" Sweater!!  At the end of this Instructable there is a BONUS, quick and super easy Ugly Sweater for your...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 21:52:19 PST
Re-purposed Stuffed Animal into a Little Gadget Container
Re-purposed Stuffed Animal into a Little Gadget Container - More DIY How To Projects]]> ryeomans1 As any mom can tell you it's hard to part with your kids favorite childhood toys. Here's a new use for a beloved old favorite stuffed toy that you child may have outgrown, or maybe one that's been your favorite!  What a unique and easy gift idea for anyone who  is young at heart (and we all still a...
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 21:10:02 PST
Reversible Dog Coat
Reversible Dog Coat - More DIY How To Projects]]> ryeomans1 Dogs like to be stylish too!  How about a coat that can be reversed?   You could do a fall print on one side and one the other a winter print, or as I have done  two prints of your own choosing!   Here"s a simple sewing pattern for a dog coat that is reversible.  Simple sewing skills and supplies ...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:11:50 PST
Hooded Character Blanket
Hooded Character Blanket - More DIY How To Projects]]> smori This easy-to-make cozy blanket has a built-in hood and can be made into any character you'd like! Pick a character and gather materials For this project, Dratini, I choose you! (But you can choose any Pokémon or other character you'd like.) What you'll need: - a fleece blanket or any large piece...
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:42:17 PST