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Handkerchief Nursery Pillow

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Monogrammed Tea Cozy

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ABC Pillow

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Oilcloth Messenger Bag

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY
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Umbrella Tablecloth

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If the umbrella in the center of your outdoor table is preventing you from using your favorite tablecloth, this project will solve your dilemma.
Materials
  • Tape measure or ruler
  • Tablecloth
  • Pins
  • Compass
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Iron
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Padded Hangers

Steps:7
Materials
  • Cotton-poly batting or thin foam rubber
  • Scissors
  • Wooden hangers
  • Soft tape measure
  • Awl (optional)
  • Staple gun
  • Staples
  • Pins
  • Needle and thread
  • Pencil
  • Thin cardboard or paper (for template)
  • Round object (for tracing curve on template)
  • Fabric (1 yard of 45-inch fabric will make approximately 8 hangers)
  • Sewing machine
  • Pinking shears
  • 5/8-inch ribbon (3/4 yard for each hanger)
  • Small buttons with shank (optional)
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Artist's Organizer

Steps:9
This lovely artist's organizer is the perfect way to easily store all of your children's art supplies for use at home or on the go.
Materials
  • Oilcloth and felt (enough for measurements outlined below)
  • Sewing machine with regular needle and heavy-duty (No. 16) needle
  • Machine-sewing thread in coordinating color
  • Two 18-inch-long lengths of ribbon in a coordinating color
  • Pins
  • Small binder clips
  • Tailor chalk or disappearing fabric pen
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Sketchbook
  • Various artist's tools
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Blanket Stockings

Steps:8
Add a personal touch to the age-old holiday tradition of hanging stockings by making your own this year. Transform worn wool blankets into oversize stockings using our template. If your blanket is striped or plaid, be sure that the pattern on both sides of the stocking match up. And if your blanket has a fringe, line it up with the top of the stocking pattern so it will become the edge of the cuff.
Materials
  • Stocking template
  • Fabric, such as a wool blanket
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Steam iron
  • Pinking shears
  • Sewing Machine
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Sketchy Pals

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Under-Bed Storage Box

Steps:12
Those few inches of empty space under the bed are a great place to store extra pillows, sheets, blankets, and off-season clothing such as sweaters. Martha and style editor Tom Tamborello transform an Ikea under-bed storage box into an elegant piece that will look attractive under any bed.
Materials
  • Prefabricated under-bed storage box
  • Paintbrush
  • Wallpaper primer
  • Tape measure
  • Grass-cloth wallpaper
  • Scissors
  • Wallpaper adhesive
  • Pieces of wooden lattice
  • Clamps
  • Oak tag or thick construction paper
  • Leather
  • Utility knife
  • Shoemaker's glue
  • Small brush
  • Canvas
  • Sewing machine
  • Awl
  • Hammer
  • 4 large snap fasteners
  • Snap-installation tool (comes with snap fasteners)
  • Cedar plywood, cut to fit bottom of box
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