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Knee Pad

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Weeding and thinning are hard work, and your knees are always the first to go. Spare them with this smart cushion. Our pad is made of Sunbrella, a sturdy, water-repellent acrylic available in a wide selection of colors.
Materials
  • 1/2 yard Sunbrella fabric
  • Scissors
  • Elastic
  • Pins
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Funnel
  • Buckwheat hulls
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Chef's Apron

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Materials, Crafting and DIY
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Handkerchief Stockings

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Waterproof Book Covers

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Tooth Bear with Cindy

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These little hand-stitched felt bears have an important duty: safely guarding teeth awaiting pickup by the Tooth Fairy. As Martha Stewart Living television stylist Cindy Treen demonstrates, you'll need to know several basic embroidery stitches for this project: the backstitch, satin stitch, French knot, and whipstitch.
Materials
  • Tooth Bear template
  • Scissors
  • Felt
  • Straight pins
  • Embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Chopstick or bone folder
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Hanger Sachets

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It's always nice to have clothes that smell sweet. And it's easy enough to achieve this with just some fabric and a few cedar blocks or pouches of lavender. These sachets can be hung over a hanger in the closet to infuse your entire wardrobe with their fresh aroma.
Materials
  • 14-by-20-inch piece of loose-weave, breathable fabric, such as fine cotton gauze
  • Bone folder or chopstick
  • 1/4-inch linen tape
  • Cedar blocks or muslin pouches filled with lavender
  • Hanger
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Footstools

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Materials
  • For the slipcover: Footstool
  • Scissors
  • Upholstery fabric or canvas
  • Decorative trim (optional)
  • Sewing machine (or needle and thread)
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Grommet kit
  • Cotton cord
  • For footstool: Footstool
  • Foam rubber (optional)
  • Batting (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Upholstery fabric or canvas
  • Staple gun
  • Heavy-duty staples
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