How to customize your best knitting tote

best knitting tote, metal craft rings custom hand made tote bags by gbsk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gbsk/4968871252/) via Creative Commons

It you are looking for a subtle way to stand out when you leave the house, I have a great solution for you.  There is a simple craft you can make that will put a little bit of your individuality on display for people without being too far out there.  If this sounds like a stellar idea, keep on reading to find out how to customize your best knitting tote bag into a fashionable force of originality. read more

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DIY decorative pillow cases

decorative embroidered pillow “Crazy quilted pillow, more detail” | by Rosina Lippi (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3016/2637617138_4576005491.jpg) via Creative Commons

If you love working on fabric projects and want to create custom pieces to accent your home, you can make a decorative sequin pillow. Here are the supplies you will need for this project:

  • Pillow forms
  • Fabric of your choice
  • Beads, sequins, trimming, or embellishments of your choice
  • Beading thread
  • Scissors
  • Head Pins
  • Sewing machine

Once you have everything together, follow these 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Cut fabric

Measure and cut your fabric according to the size of your pillow form. Cut a piece to cover the front of your pillow form, and one for the back. If you want to make a case that can be removed later for washing, remember to cut your back piece into 2 pieces which will allow for an opening. If you do so, also remember to make each of your back pieces 2 inches wider so you can hem down the middle on each side so your pillow won’t have any open threads sticking out. read more

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DIY crib sheet

FITTED CRIB SHEET - La Pepita Black by boujiandnouna (http://www.flickr.com/photos/boujid/4594695012/)

Have a baby on the way?  What theme are you going to go with for the nursery?  If you really want to make that room something special, the sooner you get started on it the better – particularly if you are interested in using some DIY decoration.

That’s right, a great place to exercise your crafting skills is your soon-to-be child’s nursery.  For example, if you want your kid to grow up on a farm, make some him or her farm themed nursery bedding for the crib.  Making your own nursery bedding is not too difficult for an experienced crafter.  The first thing you have to make is the fitted crib sheet.  Here’s how to do that: read more

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How to make your own cell phone wallet with shoulder strap

cell phone wallet with shoulder strap "What's in my QueenBee bag?" | by Aine (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dainec/2911908257/in/photostream/) via Creative commons

Most women carry a large tote bag with them when they are heading out. The advantage of carrying a large purse is that you can fit almost all your items but the disadvantage is that you never find the item when you need it. How many times have you heard your cell phone ring and not been able to pick it up as you cannot locate it in your bag? A solution to this problem is creating a cell phone wallet with shoulder strap that you have easy access to. You can also utilize it as a passport holder when you are travelling. read more

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Beginner’s sewing kit

Sewing Kit by Andres Rueda (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andresrueda/3217505972/) via Creative Commons

Being a beginner is fun, isn’t it?  Regardless of what it is that you are beginning, it is a time when you are excited by all the interesting things that you have to learn and discover.

This is no different for someone who is just starting to learn how to sew.  It is the beginning of a long, patterned, colorful, and creative journey that never quite ends.  And, why would you want it to?  After all, every time you sew, you learn something new about the craft. read more

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