Repairing Leather Straps

Repairing Leather Bag Straps

Even the highest quality bags experience wear and tear with use.  But some are so well made and loved that they are worth mending many times over.  In this post, I want to share how I repaired the leather straps of one of my favorite backpacks. If your bag or backpack has a leather strap […]

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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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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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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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Moldable Plastic for Crafting and Fixing

A flower and buttons made from moldable plastic

  Moldable plastic is great for crafting and fixing all sorts of things.  It is a kind of polyester with a low melting point (about 60 degrees Celsius or 140 degrees Fahrenheit).  This means that it becomes soft after heating it just a bit and then can be molded by hand into almost any desired […]

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