Category Archives: Other Crafts

Ribbon Wreath

I found this tutorial on making a really pretty wreath for Christmas, and had the idea to use ribbon instead of plastic bags. This was really easy to make, but a little tedious and time consuming using ribbon! It’s a really great way to use up leftover scraps, or to reuse ribbon used for the holidays!

 – Read On…..

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Martin’s Redsox Pillows

Some time ago I saved a brand new Redsox t-shirt that had been ordered too small and was in the garage sale pile. I decided to use it for a gift for Martin’s birthday and thought of making pillows.

I used a Thunderbird t-shirt that I had in my chop bin for the backs.

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Pink, Striped, Giant Cowl

I have been noticing all of the giant cowls around lately and really like the idea. They look so cozy. looking through my chop bin I found this turtleneck that I really disliked and had already started to dismantle. The cowl is made out of the waist of the sweater. Basically all I did was cut a straight line from under one arm hole to the other. I have not finished the edge yet, but I’m planning on folding and sewing it up with a zigzag stitch.

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White Shoulder Wrap

This is the lower half of a very light weight shirt that you wear tanks under, it’s very stretchy and sheer. All I did was cut straight across under the arms, and because of the fabric it just rolled right up on the ends so I didn’t even have to thread a needle! No sew! I actually cut this shirt for a different project a while ago, so this was just sitting in my chop bin waiting to be discovered and put on! Sorry I didn’t take pictures at the time, here are the after shots:

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Teal Flower Skirt

I’ve been wanting to make this into a skirt for a long time and I finally got around to it last night! As you can see the zipper went from the top of the dress to below where I was wanting to cut it, so I came up with a way to shorten the zipper. I still had to do a good bit of sewing on it, but at least I didn’t have to put a whole new zipper in!

Yay! I got some more practice with the sewing machine! :shock:

Tutorial on how I shortened the zipper found Here.

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Using Yarn Flowers

Here are some pictures of what I did with my Yarn Flowers:

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Yarn Flowers

I used some leftover yarn and a flower loom to make these. I made them a few months ago and just now got around to taking pictures of them. :grin: They are very quick and easy, and there is so much you can do with them! My tutorial page on how to make them is found here.

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Orange Braided Halter

These two shirts were in my chop bin because of minor stains on the one and a bad fit for the other. I thought they went well together, and wanted to try using two articles of clothing on one project. I actually got the idea to do this from Busch Gardens, I saw several ladies wearing tops with braided halters.

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