Archive of ‘Make’ category

The Quick Way to Hand Embellish a Knit T-shirt

When I was writing about the different types of decorative patches I thought of Alabama Chanin’s embellished knitwear. I know, I know; they aren’t patches, their applique so I didn’t include that idea in the Eight Easy Ways to Make Your Own Patches post. However, I couldn’t not include it on the site. Alabama Chanin designs feature […] Read more…

How to Turn Jeans Into a Skirt

Turning jeans into skirts isn’t a new idea and was certainly never my idea.  When I was growing up everything was DIY and clothes weren’t as cheap as they are today so there was a lot of upcycling going on (did anyone else have fabric ruffles added to their too short jeans?) And although I […] Read more…

How To Make Fabric Necklaces

These necklaces appeared in a half-awake, half-asleep dream one recent Saturday and on the following Monday, I saw them on someone else’s Instagram feed. You can say great minds think alike or the collective consciousness or just simple timing but actually this simple tube necklace has been around in traditional craft and jewelry for a very long […] Read more…

How to Make Felt Bracelets

Wonder Woman is not my style icon (I would be way too cold) but I do envy her gold bracelets. The tiara maybe her power accessory but it’s the bracelets that make her seem fierce (it certainly isn’t that wimpy looking lasso). In a summer craft class, just before I laid eyes on Lynda Carter […] Read more…

A Very Easy to Make Drawstring Bag

Drawstring bags are easy to make, but this drawstring bag was incredibly easy to make. You won’t believe how fast it came together. Perfect for toting a craft project, separating your shoes from your clothes in a suitcase or for holding smaller items together in a larger tote. You can customize the size without doing […] Read more…

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