Fixing a Cardigan with Rips around Snap Fasteners

Fixing a Cardigan with Rips around Snap Fasteners

  Repairing a cardigan or any knitwear with rips around snap fasteners may seem daunting, but here is an easy solution to this problem – remove the snaps! Snap fasteners (sometimes also called press studs) are convenient interlocking disks that snap together.  But because they pull the fabric or knitwear around them whenever they are […]

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Flat Needle Felting

Flat needle felting - needle felted white flower on pale orange felt

  Flat needle felting is a very easy way to create 2D designs on textiles. My daughter created the above flower design on wool felt, and then framed it with an old embroidery hoop! Above is a wool sweater that I shrank (by mistake!).  But, since it fit my daughter in its new size, we […]

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Converting Clip Earrings into Stud Earrings

Converting Clip Earrings into Stud Earrings

  Converting clip earrings into stud earrings requires only a few easy steps! My daughter had some clip earrings, which she liked very much but could not wear after she had her ears pierced.  So we decided to transform them into stud earrings. The main thing which you will need is a few earring posts […]

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Seashell Choker Necklace

How to make a seashell choker necklace

  Summer vacations at the beach provide a great opportunity to collect seashells.  Then, once back home, you can make beautiful crafts with them.  This year, we made seashell choker necklaces and earrings from the treasures we found while on vacation. We decided to use some small seashells with holes to make our shell jewelry.  […]

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Decorating Shirts with Your own Appliques

Decorating shirts with your own appliques - a finished T-shirt with a flower applique

  Decorating shirts with your own appliques is a great way to transform boring plain shirts into one-of-a-kind outfits!  This is a fun project for children, as well as for adults.  Then when finished, you can wear your creations!  If the children are old enough to use an iron and sew with a sewing machine, […]

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Redecorating Hair Clips

Redecorated hair clips with felt and fabric

  Redecorating hair clips is a simple and fun sewing project for children and grownups alike.   If you have hair clips with chipped paint or broken decorations, this is a great way to renew them.  In addition, the fact that the finished barrettes are wearable is a big motivational factor for young crafters! As […]

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DIY Knee Patch

DIY peace symbol knee patch

  Recently, one of my pairs of jeans went “rrrrip!” at the right knee. It happened around when I was preparing my previous post, on DIY Hot-fix Rhinestone Pattern Making.  Because I had made a free downloadable peace symbol rhinestone pattern for that post, I decided to take advantage of the same pattern to make […]

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Decorating with Rhinestones

A white T-shirt with a DIY rhinestone design

  My daughter loves bling.  So, when she discovered that she could add shiny rhinestones to her plain shirts and bags, she was very eager to give it a try. We used a hot-fix rhinestone applicator and 4 mm diameter rhinestones for this project.  Please note, however, that this device gets really hot and can […]

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Friendship Bracelets

DIY colorful braided friendship bracelets

  My daughter wanted to have something special to share with her friends when she invited them over for her birthday party.  So, we decided that the girls would make friendship bracelets for one another. The basic idea is that each child makes a simple braid for every other child and then the braids are […]

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