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24 Handmade Craft Ideas from 2010: A Year of Free Crafts
Gift giving is an important and cherished tradition, so make sure you give a 100 percent effort whenever it comes time for a gift exchange. One way to be sure the gift you give will be well-received is to make it with your own two hands. Put your love of sewing to use by learning how to sew gifts people will love to show off. These projects, categorized by family member, give you DIY gift ideas for everyone you love. If you're ready to learn How to Sew Gifts, check out these 20 Handmade Present Ideas for the Family.
Let the Dirndl Clothespin Bagbecome your favorite chore accessory for all the times you're outside taking in the fresh air and drying your clean clothes. Learn how to make a clothespin bag with this helpful tutorial.
Every crafter eventually builds up a pile of scraps from other projects. It can be tempting to simply throw out all those leftover scraps, but think of all the money you'd be wasting and all the projects you'd miss out on. Instead of trashing the fabric scraps, put them to use in any number of creative ways. These 30 projects are perfect for anyone who is looking for what to make with fabric scraps. If you're ready to get started putting your leftovers to use, check out these 30 Simple Sewing Projects to Use Up Your Scraps.
Dusting ceiling fans is the worst! To avoid having dust balls fall to the floor, check out this free sewing project to make a fan blade duster. Just slip it over the blade and it'll collect all the dust left behind. Weekend chores just got easier.
A growing trend among sewists is to avoid puncturing their projects' fabric by replacing pins with pattern weights to hold the edges in place. These Easy Breezy Pattern Weights are a great way to avoid unwanted holes, since store-bought pattern weights tend to be on the expensive side. Save money with this sewing 101 secret! Homemade pattern weights are incredibly easy to put together, and making your own allows you the flexibility to decide what shape and size you want. After working with these pattern weights, you'll never go back to poking holes in your projects again.
Nobody would turn down these Wonderful Wine Bottle Gift Bags- or the gift inside of them. Learn how to make DIY gift bags that are truly unique from others. This easy-to-make sewing project will yield an elegant cozy for a bottle of bubbly. This is a homemade bag strung together with a decorative ribbon. The beneficiary of this homemade gift can use the DIY gift bags in future for their own presents or as a convenient bag for knickknacks.
When you have scraps of fabric leftover from other projects, don't throw them away! Instead, collect your scraps and make something brand new from them. For sewers, this is a great opportunity to get really creative with your leftovers.
Keep notes, pens, and sticky notes organized with this adorable, little Envelope It craft. Easily store loose items in your purse or backpack by attaching this fabric envelope to a notebook, book, or textbook. This would be a fantastic gift to give to a kid going back-to-school or someone starting college. This envelope craft would be an endearing way to stash a card atop a book or journal you are gifting, as well.
Buttons are a great way to add some last-minute flair to any sewing piece or adorn an old sweater with some extra pizazz. These DIY Fabric Covered Buttons are easy to make and super cute. This tutorial is a great trick to have in your back pocket. You can even use old fabric scraps to make these, saving you plenty of shopping time and money. Go with some funky and bright fabric to make your mark or use a subtler color for a classier vibe.
Free sewing projects that help us get organized are so helpful. The Hanging Cap Holder is great for hat fans. Keep all of your favorite hats and caps off the floor and put away. This cute accessory is great for kid's bedrooms too.
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