Instructables: exploring - living - sew - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:54 PDT BLOX v1.01 Fleece Cord Organizers http://www.instructables.com/id/Fleece-Cord-Organizers/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/EG57/HSXOC8PH/F2QEG57HSXOC8PH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/EG57/HSXOC8PH/F2QEG57HSXOC8PH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/EG57/HSXOC8PH/F2QEG57HSXOC8PH.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Spill-Anything-Organizer/
No Spill Anything Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/VCW3/HR4SV3FL/FPLVCW3HR4SV3FL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/VCW3/HR4SV3FL/FPLVCW3HR4SV3FL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/VCW3/HR4SV3FL/FPLVCW3HR4SV3FL.SMALL.jpg 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 bag...to find that tool I need.... I have to toss my bag upside down inside out...to find what I'm looking for.....
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:17:59 PST
Mario Mushroom Crochet http://www.instructables.com/id/Mario-Mushroom-Crochet/
Mario Mushroom Crochet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/4D4B/HS18CZQF/FOX4D4BHS18CZQF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/4D4B/HS18CZQF/FOX4D4BHS18CZQF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/4D4B/HS18CZQF/FOX4D4BHS18CZQF.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/HeartSwap-I-feel-what-you-feel/
HeartSwap - I feel what you feel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/FB1W/HRI99H03/FT7FB1WHRI99H03.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/FB1W/HRI99H03/FT7FB1WHRI99H03.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/FB1W/HRI99H03/FT7FB1WHRI99H03.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-crafts-with-knitted-rolls-woven-rug/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/U9UH/HRBE2UK0/FL1U9UHHRBE2UK0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/U9UH/HRBE2UK0/FL1U9UHHRBE2UK0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/U9UH/HRBE2UK0/FL1U9UHHRBE2UK0.SMALL.jpg 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) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-ROOM-DECOR-No-sew-heart-pillow-V-day-decor-gif/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/DKCU/HR9V92VG/F4LDKCUHR9V92VG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/DKCU/HR9V92VG/F4LDKCUHR9V92VG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/DKCU/HR9V92VG/F4LDKCUHR9V92VG.SMALL.jpg 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! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-no-sew-bow-pillow-cover/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/HBP2/HPCE7OZK/FBJHBP2HPCE7OZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/HBP2/HPCE7OZK/FBJHBP2HPCE7OZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/HBP2/HPCE7OZK/FBJHBP2HPCE7OZK.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Sail-Canvas-Gym-Bag/
Recycled Sail Canvas Gym Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/HTPZ/HQCWGMO0/F89HTPZHQCWGMO0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/HTPZ/HQCWGMO0/F89HTPZHQCWGMO0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/HTPZ/HQCWGMO0/F89HTPZHQCWGMO0.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Thrifted-Multi-pattern-Circle-Scarf/
Thrifted Multi-pattern Circle Scarf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/PBRV/HQA0CUF7/F9LPBRVHQA0CUF7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/PBRV/HQA0CUF7/F9LPBRVHQA0CUF7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/PBRV/HQA0CUF7/F9LPBRVHQA0CUF7.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Huge-Pencil-Draft-Excluder/
Huge Pencil Draft Excluder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/1VQ8/HQ9PXAHR/F9T1VQ8HQ9PXAHR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/1VQ8/HQ9PXAHR/F9T1VQ8HQ9PXAHR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/1VQ8/HQ9PXAHR/F9T1VQ8HQ9PXAHR.SMALL.jpg 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! http://www.instructables.com/id/Ugly-Christmas-Sweater-One-for-You-and-One-for-You/
Ugly Christmas Sweater -One for You and One for Your Pet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/OR8U/HPYHNOD2/F08OR8UHPYHNOD2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/OR8U/HPYHNOD2/F08OR8UHPYHNOD2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/OR8U/HPYHNOD2/F08OR8UHPYHNOD2.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-purposed-Stuffed-Animal-into-a-Little-Gadget-Co/
Re-purposed Stuffed Animal into a Little Gadget Container - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/4TML/HPWMM2DQ/FUT4TMLHPWMM2DQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/4TML/HPWMM2DQ/FUT4TMLHPWMM2DQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/4TML/HPWMM2DQ/FUT4TMLHPWMM2DQ.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Reversible-Dog-Coat/
Reversible Dog Coat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/P9V3/HPRIDQVZ/F6YP9V3HPRIDQVZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/P9V3/HPRIDQVZ/F6YP9V3HPRIDQVZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/P9V3/HPRIDQVZ/F6YP9V3HPRIDQVZ.SMALL.jpg 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
Make Your Own HotSock Rice Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-HotSock-Rice-Pack/
Make Your Own HotSock Rice Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/LNB4/HPLWYT2Q/FIBLNB4HPLWYT2Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/LNB4/HPLWYT2Q/FIBLNB4HPLWYT2Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/LNB4/HPLWYT2Q/FIBLNB4HPLWYT2Q.SMALL.jpg funtogether The following project was inspired by the need for a quick, easy, and huggable rice pack.  Although the felt features of the HotSock are optional, they are delightful for kids.  Thanks for viewing.  Please vote for my Instructable! Materials Sewing Scissors Thread and Needle/Sewing Ma...
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Wed, 25 Dec 2013 17:25:50 PST
Reversible Cape Coat with Arm Holes http://www.instructables.com/id/Reversible-Cape-Coat-with-Arm-Holes/
Reversible Cape Coat with Arm Holes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/KG8S/HP8PL8R6/F72KG8SHP8PL8R6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/KG8S/HP8PL8R6/F72KG8SHP8PL8R6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/KG8S/HP8PL8R6/F72KG8SHP8PL8R6.SMALL.jpg Sam.anne.tha I love capes, but I find it annoying when my arms are "inaccessible." So I created this cozy cape with armholes, and at the last minute decided to make it reversible (two capes in one piece!). It's easy to make, it's comfy to wear, and it's a chic addition to any winter outfit. It's also a great gif...
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 14:34:08 PST
Cowboy Boot Stocking http://www.instructables.com/id/Cowboy-Boot-Stocking/
Cowboy Boot Stocking - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/36U1/HP5YZWK0/FHE36U1HP5YZWK0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/36U1/HP5YZWK0/FHE36U1HP5YZWK0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/36U1/HP5YZWK0/FHE36U1HP5YZWK0.SMALL.jpg meeko Want to design your own stocking this year? Make a cool cowboy boot stocking that everyone will love. It was quick and easy.Materials needed are:Most of these can be found at A.C. Moore's-Felt of the colors you choose. I used 8.5x11 sheets but if you want a bigger stocking, then get a bigger sheet o...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:48:19 PST
Simple Fingerless Gloves & Arm Warmers with Patterns http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Fingerless-Gloves-Arm-Warmers-with-Patter/
Simple Fingerless Gloves & Arm Warmers with Patterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/LIFI/GX8SHJSK/F1NLIFIGX8SHJSK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/LIFI/GX8SHJSK/F1NLIFIGX8SHJSK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/LIFI/GX8SHJSK/F1NLIFIGX8SHJSK.SMALL.jpg HollyMann This is a simple instructable for making beautiful & warm fingerless gloves or arm warmers. This should take you less than an hour to make one pair. Once you make one, you'll be able to make more faster and with ease. I've included several of my personal patterns (in PDF form) for your use. One patt...
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Wed, 4 Jan 2012 17:27:33 PST
Casserole Carrier http://www.instructables.com/id/Casserole-Carrier/
Casserole Carrier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/HB20/HOW0I7Y1/FPJHB20HOW0I7Y1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/HB20/HOW0I7Y1/FPJHB20HOW0I7Y1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/HB20/HOW0I7Y1/FPJHB20HOW0I7Y1.SMALL.jpg RebekahP This Casserole Carrier will keep your dish safe and hand heat free. Food will stay warm just a little longer with the insolation provided. This one is a gift and I'm filling it with all the fixings for my favorite hot dip. this project is based off the size of your particular casserole dish. The mea...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 19:12:40 PST
Sally Doll From The Nightmare Before Christmas http://www.instructables.com/id/Sally-Doll-From-The-Nightmare-Before-Christmas/
Sally Doll From The Nightmare Before Christmas - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/5EUZ/HOPQDK97/FRC5EUZHOPQDK97.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/5EUZ/HOPQDK97/FRC5EUZHOPQDK97.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/5EUZ/HOPQDK97/FRC5EUZHOPQDK97.SMALL.jpg sunshiine This instructable was inspired by the recent contest on instructables. The most difficult part of this project was creating the pattern for the doll and the doll's dress, Other than that it was easy to make. I am visiting with my daughter for the holidays and her sewing machine was not working so ...
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Tue, 3 Dec 2013 03:31:32 PST
Mouse Mitten - a mitten for your mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Mouse-Mitten-a-mitten-for-your-mouse/
Mouse Mitten - a mitten for your mouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/HADW/HO7XKSPQ/FPDHADWHO7XKSPQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/HADW/HO7XKSPQ/FPDHADWHO7XKSPQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/HADW/HO7XKSPQ/FPDHADWHO7XKSPQ.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 As the cold weather comes, hands can get pretty cold even when you are warm at home. Staying in front of the computer for a long time is one of the activities that make hands colder, especially the one that you use the mouse with...I am sure this happened to all of you! Plus if your hands are cold m...
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 08:53:04 PST
Make Your Own Hanging Flag Banner From Scrap Fabric http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Hanging-Flag-Banner-From-Scrap-Fabri/
Make Your Own Hanging Flag Banner From Scrap Fabric - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/MD93/HKZ9LPMA/FOOMD93HKZ9LPMA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/MD93/HKZ9LPMA/FOOMD93HKZ9LPMA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/MD93/HKZ9LPMA/FOOMD93HKZ9LPMA.SMALL.jpg mynameiskorrine This tutorial will show you how to create a banner out of scrap fabric. Finally, something to make with all of those scraps! What You Need What You Need: Scrap Fabric Sewing Machine (You can also hand sew the flags) Thread Scissors Twine or some type of cord to hang the flags Paint Paint Brush (a...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 18:01:45 PDT
How To Sew Quick and Easy Party Favor Mini Tote Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Sew-Quick-and-Easy-Party-Favor-Mini-Tote-Ba/
How To Sew Quick and Easy Party Favor Mini Tote Bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/F19E/HL5FJCGM/FFYF19EHL5FJCGM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/F19E/HL5FJCGM/FFYF19EHL5FJCGM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/F19E/HL5FJCGM/FFYF19EHL5FJCGM.SMALL.jpg tidje Now that there is a little less than a month left before my son's birthday, I have started to give more thought to how his birthday party will be. I decided to choose Cars for this year's theme because I had impulsively bought some cute, inexpensive Cars watches for party favors a month or two ago, ...
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Thu, 5 Sep 2013 09:43:14 PDT
Easy No-sew Infinity Wrap Knock-Off http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-No-sew-Infinity-Wrap-Rip-Off/
Easy No-sew Infinity Wrap Knock-Off - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/IVAY/HK6XBEN6/FRYIVAYHK6XBEN6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/IVAY/HK6XBEN6/FRYIVAYHK6XBEN6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/IVAY/HK6XBEN6/FRYIVAYHK6XBEN6.SMALL.jpg piggleliggle Inspired by this blog post and the original Bina Brianca "The Bina", here is my version of the multi-way wrap/scarf/cardigan thing. It took me less than 20 minutes all up, required no sewing, and the end product is so fun to wear and play with! The original sells at a little over $40, so this diy is...
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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 06:39:17 PDT
Crochet Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-Bag/
Crochet Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/IT02/HJKBTJBS/FD4IT02HJKBTJBS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/IT02/HJKBTJBS/FD4IT02HJKBTJBS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/IT02/HJKBTJBS/FD4IT02HJKBTJBS.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 Since I first started to crochet again, just a few months ago, I haven't been able to really finish any of the crocheted projects that I started except little things like bracelets (see my VHS Tape Bracelet and Floral Crochet Bracelet). For this reason, I am particularly proud of this crocheted bag ...
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Fri, 9 Aug 2013 16:28:15 PDT
Leather Business Card Case w/ keyring & outside pckt http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Business-Card-Case-w-keyring-outside-pc/
Leather Business Card Case w/ keyring & outside pckt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/IN41/HHS9M2LR/FYRIN41HHS9M2LR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/IN41/HHS9M2LR/FYRIN41HHS9M2LR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/IN41/HHS9M2LR/FYRIN41HHS9M2LR.SMALL.jpg liberty5-3000 Three factors went into the need for this little pouch: I work in a building where most the doors require a 'pass-card' to unlock I keep my expensive headphones locked in my desk I just received my business cards & now I'll be expected to have them on hand. I wanted something that woul...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:56:45 PDT
Upcycled Tshirt Market Bag (Easy and Super Low Sew!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Tshirt-Market-Bag-Easy-and-Super-Low-Sew/
Upcycled Tshirt Market Bag (Easy and Super Low Sew!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/NHIQ/HHS9T14H/F9INHIQHHS9T14H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/NHIQ/HHS9T14H/F9INHIQHHS9T14H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/NHIQ/HHS9T14H/F9INHIQHHS9T14H.SMALL.jpg purelily I have a pile of tees from various road races and have always said that I'll turn them into a tshirt quilt... but that may never happen, so I'm doing the next best thing and upcycling them into market bags to take to the farmer's market!  This is an easy project that's so low sew that you could even...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:04:24 PDT
How to Convert a Kid's T-Shirt into a Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Convert-a-Kids-T-Shirt-into-a-Backpack/
How to Convert a Kid's T-Shirt into a Backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/KPL4/HHMI86QS/FLPKPL4HHMI86QS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/KPL4/HHMI86QS/FLPKPL4HHMI86QS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/KPL4/HHMI86QS/FLPKPL4HHMI86QS.SMALL.jpg tidje I made this cute little backpack out of a boys long-sleeved shirt that was being thrown out by another mother nearby.  I was offered a lot of her clothes when her son had grown out of them.  Somehow, I didn't imagine my son wearing this as a shirt, but I envisioned it being a much cuter little backp...
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Fri, 7 Jun 2013 07:29:30 PDT
How to make a grumpy cat plush http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-the-grumpy-cat/
How to make a grumpy cat plush - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/YSUB/HGH716HR/FA0YSUBHGH716HR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/YSUB/HGH716HR/FA0YSUBHGH716HR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/YSUB/HGH716HR/FA0YSUBHGH716HR.SMALL.jpg elewis03 All day yesterday, I attempted to make the grumpy cat. It's not perfect, and there are things I would do differently if I were to make it again, but I think I did an okay job at making the celebrity cat into a plush cat. It took awhile to figure out how to make it, but I finally got it down. I even ...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 20:35:36 PDT
The Ruffled Purse... Lynne's Version http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ruffled-Purse-Lynnes-Version/
The Ruffled Purse... Lynne's Version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/67Q2/HGZOFI0X/FVN67Q2HGZOFI0X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/67Q2/HGZOFI0X/FVN67Q2HGZOFI0X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/67Q2/HGZOFI0X/FVN67Q2HGZOFI0X.SMALL.jpg ennyl265 This is a purse I made. I created the pattern. The finished product measures  18 1/2" W laying relaxed. The body of the bag is about 11" H but with the handles extended, it's about 24"H. The swirl design is my interpretation from a post I found  on another tutorial site. It's hard to judge how long ...
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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:05:42 PDT
No-Sew Pet Bed with Cardboard Bolsters http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Sew-Pet-Bed-with-Cardboard-Bolsters/
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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:54:03 PDT
Bow T-shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Bow-T-shirt/
Bow T-shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/VEJ9/HFBKESDA/FHBVEJ9HFBKESDA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/VEJ9/HFBKESDA/FHBVEJ9HFBKESDA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/VEJ9/HFBKESDA/FHBVEJ9HFBKESDA.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 Let's say that you have just bought a wrong size t-shirt and you need a larger one. Or maybe it's one of your favorite t-shirts but you got some weight and it doesn't fit you anymore (this was my problem!).  Or (last one) you are just tired of an old t-shirt and want to give it a new look and make i...
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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:35:16 PDT
*REPURPOSED* Women's FASHION Tie - PURPLE http://www.instructables.com/id/REPURPOSED-Womens-FASHION-Tie-PURPLE/
*REPURPOSED* Women's FASHION Tie - PURPLE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/VW27/HF23MDWR/F38VW27HF23MDWR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/VW27/HF23MDWR/F38VW27HF23MDWR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/VW27/HF23MDWR/F38VW27HF23MDWR.SMALL.jpg Kanatka If YOU enjoy this Instructable, please VOTE for it !!  I Love sharing my Passion for Creating and hope you enjoy this project.  GREAT way to RE-USE, RE-CYCLE, RE-PURPOSE a Men's Tie !!  Men's ties come in all shades, widths but are almost always made of SILK.  If YOU have a favorite tie from the men...
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 11:08:46 PDT
Bacon Scarf: Step by Step http://www.instructables.com/id/Bacon-Scarf-Step-by-Step/
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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:07:47 PDT
Felt bear http://www.instructables.com/id/Felt-bear/
Felt bear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/LCTD/HEBN05UN/FFHLCTDHEBN05UN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/LCTD/HEBN05UN/FFHLCTDHEBN05UN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/LCTD/HEBN05UN/FFHLCTDHEBN05UN.SMALL.jpg SaoriSHINYAMA There are a person good at sewing and a weak person. I thought if anyone could let a thread go through equally that I was glad, and made it with a laser cutting machine. Create the data The point of the data making... 1. When I process felt, limit width occurs around 1.5mm(In the case of fe...
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Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:17:44 PDT
Daddy Circle Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Daddy-Circle-Dress/
Daddy Circle Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/UKUL/HDOW6XAC/FSQUKULHDOW6XAC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/UKUL/HDOW6XAC/FSQUKULHDOW6XAC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/UKUL/HDOW6XAC/FSQUKULHDOW6XAC.SMALL.jpg donedirtcheap Pretty girls should have pretty things.  Or, in the case of my beautiful girls, pretty things-that-I-cobble-together-with-no-clear-idea-of-what-I'm-doing. But this fabric was a buck a yard so here goes nothing. Isn't she beautiful? Ack, my heart! Snippy snippy Cut these pieces. Sleeves, back, fr...
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 09:55:11 PST
Projects to Sew in an Afternoon http://www.instructables.com/id/Projects-to-Sew-in-an-Afternoon/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/1PV1/GJ289TN1/FAE1PV1GJ289TN1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/1PV1/GJ289TN1/FAE1PV1GJ289TN1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/1PV1/GJ289TN1/FAE1PV1GJ289TN1.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo  Projects to Sew in an Afternoon offers 20 quick and easy projects you can sew in no time!  From simple crafts to easy gifts and nifty ways to update your wardrobe, we've got you covered.  Don't get discouraged by projects that take forever to cut, pin, and sew! All projects come from Instructables....
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Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:33:34 PST
No Sew Script Scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Sew-Script-Scarf/
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Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:57:02 PST
How to make a headband out of a thrifted dress http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-headband-out-of-a-thrifted-dress/
How to make a headband out of a thrifted dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/JNX8/HD8TWR4M/FRSJNX8HD8TWR4M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/JNX8/HD8TWR4M/FRSJNX8HD8TWR4M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/JNX8/HD8TWR4M/FRSJNX8HD8TWR4M.SMALL.jpg elewis03 Today, I made this cute headband out of an old knit-fabric dress! I didn't have to use elastic because the dress already had some stretch to it. All you need is an already made headband (or the circumference of your head), an old knit dress (you can find one of those at the thrift shop), some scisso...
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Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:46:26 PST
Learn to Sew http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-to-Sew-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI8/FXU1/GHDSJF5D/FI8FXU1GHDSJF5D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI8/FXU1/GHDSJF5D/FI8FXU1GHDSJF5D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI8/FXU1/GHDSJF5D/FI8FXU1GHDSJF5D.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Learn to Sew gives you full step-by-step instructions for 17 projects to teach you the ins and outs of sewing. Learn basic hand-sewing stitches, how to thread a machine, and the basics for making your own clothes! All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by sewing experts, and contain p...
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Mon, 6 Dec 2010 14:38:33 PST
Hats You Can Make http://www.instructables.com/id/Hats-You-Can-Make/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/8IZX/GHDSNA7J/FZ68IZXGHDSNA7J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/8IZX/GHDSNA7J/FZ68IZXGHDSNA7J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/8IZX/GHDSNA7J/FZ68IZXGHDSNA7J.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Hats You Can Make offers full step-by-step instructions for 38 amazing hats, caps and beanies you can make. Learn how to knit, sew, and crochet a variety of cute, kitschy hats! All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by millinery experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can d...
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Tue, 7 Dec 2010 12:17:37 PST
Valentine Heart Hair Clips http://www.instructables.com/id/Valentine-Heart-Hair-Clips/
Valentine Heart Hair Clips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/H7L6/HCJOEMZ9/F4TH7L6HCJOEMZ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/H7L6/HCJOEMZ9/F4TH7L6HCJOEMZ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/H7L6/HCJOEMZ9/F4TH7L6HCJOEMZ9.SMALL.jpg JosiePosie76 I do a LOT of hand sewing these days.  Since Valentine's day is upon us I decided to get busy on sewing some heart themed hair stuff. Things you Will Need You will need scissors, Loctite indoor safe adhesive, hair clips, thread(color depends on your preference...I use contrasting colors), needles...
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Mon, 4 Feb 2013 13:56:09 PST
Make Mittens from Old Sweaters DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Mittens-from-Old-Sweaters-DIY/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/ZQJT/HBNXVJZJ/FHLZQJTHBNXVJZJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/ZQJT/HBNXVJZJ/FHLZQJTHBNXVJZJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/ZQJT/HBNXVJZJ/FHLZQJTHBNXVJZJ.SMALL.jpg creme de la craft Let's give those shrunken, worn out sweaters a second life by turning them into warm little mittens! With just a few simple materials and the most basic hand stitch you can do, you'll have your very own handcrafted mittens in minutes! Pick a sweater with lots of pattern or add your own decor with bu...
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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 09:51:52 PST
Dish Soap Apron And Dish Soap Recipe http://www.instructables.com/id/Dish-Soap-Apron-And-Dish-Soap-Recipe/
Dish Soap Apron And Dish Soap Recipe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/PS09/HAQ2ZQPY/F0VPS09HAQ2ZQPY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/PS09/HAQ2ZQPY/F0VPS09HAQ2ZQPY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/PS09/HAQ2ZQPY/F0VPS09HAQ2ZQPY.SMALL.jpg sunshiine I have been looking at ingredients in homemade soaps and have been reading the comments from readers who have tried them. Almost everyone agreed the dishes came clean, but the soaps had low suds and the solutions were runny. Some people complained that the soap left a residue on the dishes. Others l...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:12:49 PST
Brastructable. http://www.instructables.com/id/Brastructable/
Brastructable. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL7/FM5D/HAQ32GM5/FL7FM5DHAQ32GM5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL7/FM5D/HAQ32GM5/FL7FM5DHAQ32GM5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL7/FM5D/HAQ32GM5/FL7FM5DHAQ32GM5.SMALL.jpg phenomdesigns Let's make a bra! I love making my own lingerie, and this is a fun and semi-supportive bra that is super customizable. I made mine out of stretch lace and t-shirt scraps, but you can make it out of anything stretchy that you want! Whatchu Need You, Bra Creator, need these things: A sewing machine...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 15:12:42 PST
Make a Backpack-style Bag for your Drum (with Matching Cushion) http://www.instructables.com/id/Djembe-Backpack-Bag-and-matching-Cushion/
Make a Backpack-style Bag for your Drum (with Matching Cushion) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/Q8ED/HAQ31LVP/FY3Q8EDHAQ31LVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/Q8ED/HAQ31LVP/FY3Q8EDHAQ31LVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/Q8ED/HAQ31LVP/FY3Q8EDHAQ31LVP.SMALL.jpg Lorddrake My mom has a Djembe and she wanted a way to transport it and keep it safe.  I did some shopping around for a bag, and decided that I could make her one as nice (if not better) than what was commercially available.  It doesn't matter if you are a Busker, Troubadour, Minstrel, or just want to bang on...
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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:40:59 PST
Cute Jean Purse http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Jean-Purse-1/
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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:04:04 PST
Hand bag /Scarf Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-bag-Scarf-Holder/
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Mon, 3 Dec 2012 16:37:51 PST
Stitched Yarn Multi-Color Winter Scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/Stitched-Yarn-Multi-Color-Winter-Scarf/
Stitched Yarn Multi-Color Winter Scarf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/06F4/HABC5866/FCO06F4HABC5866.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/06F4/HABC5866/FCO06F4HABC5866.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/06F4/HABC5866/FCO06F4HABC5866.SMALL.jpg clschmidt14 The great thing about this project is that you can use any combination of colors and yarn textures you can come up with; I have listed what I used to make an 8 ft long scarf that is 7-8 inches wide. YOU WILL NEED: Yarn: 100 yards- base color yarn 100 yards- base color yarn in a different texture 20...
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 17:51:28 PST
Cowl-Neck Sweater from Fleece Blanket http://www.instructables.com/id/Cowl-Neck-Sweater-from-Fleece-Blanket/
Cowl-Neck Sweater from Fleece Blanket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/YRS4/HA4MBKLO/FOWYRS4HA4MBKLO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/YRS4/HA4MBKLO/FOWYRS4HA4MBKLO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/YRS4/HA4MBKLO/FOWYRS4HA4MBKLO.SMALL.jpg hellovillain In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a comfy sweater with a cowl out of one of those fleece blankets I'm sure you have lying about the house. The large cowl in this sweater has a nice, draped effect, and also doubles as a hood. Fleece is a great, easy fabric to work with in the winter becau...
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 09:36:36 PST
Backpack + Hoodie = Brilliant! http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpack-Hoodie-Brilliant/
Backpack + Hoodie = Brilliant! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/932X/HA5M79Y1/FTA932XHA5M79Y1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/932X/HA5M79Y1/FTA932XHA5M79Y1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/932X/HA5M79Y1/FTA932XHA5M79Y1.SMALL.jpg kcli QUESTION:  What do you get when you blend a Backpack with a Hoodie? ANSWER:  Function with Fashion! While it's easy for the weather to change, it's not so easy to remember to stuff a hat into your backpack.  By adding a hoodie directly to your backpack, you willl always have something to keep your...
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Sun, 2 Dec 2012 14:33:03 PST