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Simple Bolster Cover

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Bedroom, Beds, Decorating, Sewing
Placing an abundance of pillows on a bed is a luxurious way to tie together the decor of a room.
Materials
  • 36-inch-long bolster
  • 3/4 yard fabric, for cover
  • Measuring tape
  • Chalk
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Round object, such as a small plate, for a guide
  • 1/2-inch linen tape or twill tape
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Gift Wallet

Steps:5
Fresh bills stay crisp in these wallets that double as gift box and card.
Materials
  • Standard wallet or billfold
  • Pencil
  • Heavyweight paper or card stock
  • Lightweight decorative or wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Craft glue
  • Elastic ribbon
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Halloween Tutu

Steps:7
Turn any little girl into a princess this Halloween with a simple-to-sew tutu costume.
Materials
  • 1 1/2 yards of 54-inch-wide tulle
  • Pins
  • Plastic spiders or silk flowers
  • Sewing machine with coordinating thread
  • 1 1/2-inch-wide ribbon, cut to a 20-inch length and a 65-inch length
  • Scissors
  • Fray Check
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Reverse Applique Pillow

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Sewing
The stabilizer in this cozy wool craft not only assists in transferring the patterns, but also steadies the fabric while sewing, which will reduce the chance of puckering.
Materials
  • Wool fabric in two colors
  • Leaf template
  • Iron-on, tear-away stabilizer
  • Marker
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • 18-by-18-inch pillow form
  • Applique scissors
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Skirted Tray Table

Steps:5
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Graduation Banner

Steps:2
Easy to fashion from card stock and felt letters, this festive garland makes a memorable congratulatory banner for a recent graduate. You can hang it in front of a buffet table, from a mantle, or on a window.
Materials
  • Olfa circle cutter
  • Card stock (5 standard letter-size sheets)
  • Adhesive-backed felt letters, 1- or 2-inch size
  • 1/16-inch hole punch
  • Craft needle
  • 8 feet of clear elastic
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Jade Beaded Necklace with Ribbon

Steps:5
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