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How to Break Down Jeans for Crafting and Storage

June 3rd, 2014 | by Julie Finn

There are a lot of uses for old blue jeans, but rarely for every single part of the jean. If you know what you like to make (quilts for me, purses and skirts for you, perhaps?), then you'll find that you can make your old blue jean storage much more neat and efficient, as well as space saving, by cutting the jeans up very carefully, just so, and storing them in their parts

5 Fab Fabrics from Unusual Sources

May 22nd, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

We talk a lot about sustainable fabrics around here, both as part of our Fab Fabrics series and when we're sharing tutorials. A quick scan through our archives turns up the usual suspects: hemp, organic cotton, recycled felt, jute, linen, and - of course - vintage fabrics. But every once in a while we run across a fabulous fabric that's from more of an offbeat source

Upcycle an Embroidery Hoop into Colorful Wall Art!

February 15th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

I have quite a collection of embroidery hoops, and I've done projects like Embroidery Hoop Easter Eggs and Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins. Even so, I bought more embroidery hoops at a garage sale in order to make colorful wall art pieces for my craft booth. Here's the first one that I came up with!

5 DIY Scarves for Fall

October 18th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Fall is here and the cooler weather has arrived! My favorite accessory for cool weather is a scarf. After finding tons of tutorials for scarves, I decided to put together 5 of my favorite DIY scarves!

How To: Upcycled Fabric Banner

August 30th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

This week, my friend asked me to help her decorate for a baby shower that her family is hosting. Of course, I am super excited to help create one-of-a-kind decorations that are inexpensive and eco-friendly! Instead of using new fabric, though, I went to my local thrift store and bought old pillowcases and curtains in the colors that the mom-to-be wanted (brown, teal, and pink). Here's how you can make your own upcycled fabric banner!

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