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Crafting and DIY

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Purse Pouch

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Materials, Sewing, Yarn
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The Chicest Link

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Fashion
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Doily Tablecloth

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Button Bag

Steps:7
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Buttons and notions, Sewing
Inspired by the basic brown paper bag, these small totes are made of canvas or linen.
Materials
  • 12-by-24-inch piece and 3-by-24-inch strip of canvas or linen
  • 3-by-24-inch strip of fusible webbing
  • Pinking shears
  • Sewing machine
  • 24 inches cotton webbing, for handles
  • Needle and thread
  • 100 or more buttons per side, depending on placement and button size
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Wintry Scene Cutout for Gift Wrap

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Quilling Valentines: Tools and Making Shapes

Steps:10
Quilling paper comes in a variety of colors and widths; most of our projects can be made with standard precut strips. If you prefer, use a paper cutter and medium-weight paper, such as vellum or stationery, to make your own; construction paper is too heavy and will not roll easily.
Materials
  • A round-headed pin is useful for precise glue application.
  • A slotted quilling tool lets you create coiled shapes with ease.
  • Fine-pointed tweezers are essential for tiny shapes.
  • Use small sharp scissors to cut fringe.
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Wax Animals and Trees

Steps:4
For any of these projects, you need only master a few basic techniques. Find 8 1/2-by-16 3/4-inch sheets of beeswax-and many of the other materials-at crafts stores. Store leftover sheets and your creations in a cool, dry place.
Materials
  • Colored beeswax sheets
  • Baking sheet
  • Hair dryer
  • Metal cookie cutters
  • Cotton wicking
  • Cocktail picks
  • Flat toothpicks
  • Silver cord
  • Thumbtack
  • Utility knife
  • Ruler
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Water-Bottle Cozy

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Materials, Good Things, Sewing
Whether it's chilly inside or out, a hot-water bottle slipped into a soft cloth cover is a classic comfort. The covers are small enough to sew with wool remnants and larger scraps. The cozy pictured was made for a two-quart water bottle from two fabrics, but you could also sew one with a single fabric.
Materials
  • Clear tape
  • 1/2 yard wool fabric in 2 colors
  • Seam binding
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • Iron
  • 2-quart hot-water bottle
  • Cozy Template
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Glitter Bird Centerpiece

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Accordion Photo Album

Steps:7
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