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Fabric

Explore 179 projects, 30 articles, 26 galleries, 309 videos, and more

Little Red Riding Hood Costume

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Shirt-Pocket Quilt

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DIY Custom Window Shade

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Dyed and Braided Trivets

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Pretty and practical, these surface protectors were made by weaving together strips of dyed ticking fabric. We used a traditional technique that, if you keep going, will result in a braided throw rug.
Materials
  • Pink ticking fabric, at fabric stores and flea markets
  • Liquid fabric dye
  • Salt
  • Large metal or porcelain bowl or basin
  • 24 cups of very hot water
  • Rubber gloves
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Seersucker Pillow Sleeve

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Every year, Kevin Sharkey has a summer fling with cool, colorful seersucker -- and the easy decorations it brings to his home. It feels good, can vary in scale, works well with other fabrics, and lends itself to a lot of different forms, be it a bed skirt, a pillow cover, or a napkin. Doubling the sleeve's thickness gives it heft and will keep it from slipping off the pillow.
Materials
  • Seersucker fabric
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Snaps or Velcro fasteners
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One-Hour Skirt

Steps:10
This easy project from author Brett Bara's "Sewing in a Straight Line" is the perfect project for a beginner sewer.
Materials
  • 1 yard medium-weight fabric
  • 1 3/4-inch-wide elastic
  • Cloth measuring tape
  • Fabric scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Iron
  • Large safety pin
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Quiet Book

Steps:5
On bus or train trips, during wedding ceremonies, or whenever silence is required, keep your child entertained with a homemade felt activity book.
Materials
  • Felt shapes template
  • Felt
  • Sewing kit
  • 6 buttons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
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