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24 Handmade Craft Ideas from 2010: A Year of Free Crafts
The basics of sewing start with the right equipment. This Sewing Sausage Roll will prove an invaluable friend during your sewing adventures because of its practicality. Follow this tutorial on sewing techniques and make a cushion that will prevent unwanted creasing when you iron your finished products. Press seams on sleeves and legs without creasing the opposite side by making this sewn sausage. Your work will take on a cleaner, more professional look due to your DIY pillow pal.
Kneeling on the hard title floor while giving the kids a bath can do a number on your knees. Create the DIY Bath Mat with Pockets. This free sewing project will not only give knees a comfy place to rest, it's easy storage for bath supplies.
The last thing you want when trying to get beautiful is a mess! If your make-up is laying all over your counter top, teach yourself how to make a cosmetic bag. You can use this super cute Cosmetic Bag. Plus, it's great for traveling.
Mix your love of sewing and quilting with your affinity for paper crafting with these easy, free sewing projects. Make a vintage sewn notecard to give to a friend or loved one!
Add just a little bit of vintage style to your home with this miniature DIY pillow craft. This homemade gift idea is perfect for a birthday or Mothers Day. Impress your mom or grandma with your old-school style when you create this Touch of Downton Pillow for her. Sew this little pillow up in her favorite color and fill it with her favorite scent for an extra personal gift. She is sure to love it. This cute, little craft would be a great addition to a tea-party themed wedding shower, as well!
All year long we've provided different kinds of sewing projects, tutorials and ideas. Now we've rounded them all up to determine the most loved ideas of the year. Here are the projects readers like you chose as the top sewing tutorials of 2012.
Many times when you microwave something, the bowl or container you microwave the food in gets too hot to hold when all is said and done. If you wait to let it cool off you run the risk of letting your food cool too much, too. Enter the Microwave Bowl Holder, your new microwaveable best friend. These bowl holders are very easy to make, so a beginner can feel fully confident during this project. You can also select different patterns and colors of fabric for different types and sizes of bowls.
If you are looking to learn how to hand quilt, this fun little project is absolutely what you need. Showing you how to make little hand quilted gifts, these Hand-Quilted Aromatics are a quick project that will help you learn a technique along the way. Stuffed full with lavender, these little pillows are a perfect accent for a bedroom or bathroom. The lavender smell will really add to the room. These would be a great gift for a friend who suffers from headaches, as well.
The first rule of Sewing Club is that sewing is messy! Pins, needles, bobbins, scissors . . . the list of materials goes on. Keep your child's sewing supplies in one place with this Child's Sewing Kit! This is a great DIY organization project to start good habits early on. This project is quick and easy to make. It's also great for using up any spare scraps that you have lying around. It's so wonderful to see a love of crafting in a child, but let's make sure to keep that love neat and tidy.
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