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Fabric

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Apron

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Aprons and smocks
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Denim Storage Bin

Steps:6
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Craft storage
A double ply of denim makes a sturdy material -- just the stuff for a storage bin for knitting supplies, little toys, and anything else that needs a tidy home.
Materials
  • 2 24-by-13-inch pieces of contrasting denim, at least 12 to 14 ounces
  • 2 42-by-14-inch pieces of contrasting denim, at least 12 to 14 ounces (for larger denim bin)
  • 2 12-by-6-inch pieces of contrasting denim, no more than 10 ounces (for smaller denim bin)
  • Sewing machine and supplies
  • Tailors’ chalk
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Fabric-Covered Folders

Steps:3
Lightweight denim and engineer stripes bring color, texture, and durability to paper file folders. If you can iron a shirt, you can make this project.
Materials
  • 1/2 yard denim or cotton fabric (at least 48" wide), light to medium weight
  • Iron-on adhesive, such as HeatnBond
  • Cardboard file folder
  • Craft scissors or rotary blade
  • Detail scissors
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Denim Tech Case

Steps:4
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Media and electronics
Nestle your tablet inside a customized felt-lined denim sleeve. A half-yard of each fabric lets you make enough for yourself -- and a few friends.
Materials
  • 1/2 yard denim, medium weight (6 to 8 ounces)
  • 1/2 yard wool felt
  • Iron-on adhesive, such as HeatnBond
  • Craft knife and straight edge
  • Awl or rotary punch
  • 2 leather washers
  • 2 caps and studs
  • Rivets and setter
  • Sewing machine and supplies
  • Waxed twine, 12 inches long
  • iPad case diagram
  • iPad mini case diagram
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Apron Pockets

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Aprons and smocks
Whether you’re cooking or crafting, it’s nice to have an apron that suits your needs. Customize the configuration of pockets to keep all your favorite supplies handy.
Materials
  • Assorted mid-weight (6 to 8 ounces) denims, chambrays, and indigo linens
  • Apron template
  • Sewing machine and supplies
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Fabric and Leather Organizer Basket

Other Ideas:
Baskets, Leather
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Easy DIY Fabric-Wrapped Bangles

Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Fashion
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Customized Bulletin Boards

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