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Fabric Pouch Craft

Steps:5
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Wrapping Flowers

Steps:3
Materials
  • Pins
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • For ribbon carrier: Flowers with smooth, straight stems
  • For buttoned cone: Corrugated packing paper and colored tissue, both measuring about 12 by 18 inches
  • For buttoned cone: 18-inch length of waxed twine
  • For paper corset: Hole puncher
  • For paper corset: Scissor
  • For paper corset: Heavy paper
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Eli the Owl Backpack

Steps:14
This adorable owl backpack is an ideal handmade holiday gift.
Materials
  • Owl template
  • One 9-inch brown zipper
  • 2 black buttons for eyes
  • 6 yellow buttons for backpack straps
  • 3 balls of brown yarn
  • 1 ball of cream yarn
  • 1 ball of orange yarn
  • 1 ball of antique yellow yarn
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Size 10 USA, 6.5 mm 12-inch knitting needles, or a knitting machine
  • Fabric glue
  • Brown thread
  • Sewing machine
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Wool-Tweed Patchwork Throw

Steps:7
Traditionally, patchwork quilts are made from fabric remnants that are too small to be used in other sewing projects. But for this variation, three men's wool tweed sport coats are cut up to provide the fabric squares needed to make this cozy patchwork throw. To prepare the tweed for cutting, simply take apart each jacket at the seams; remove the lining and facing, if possible; and iron the pieces flat.
Materials
  • Piece of cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive-backed sandpaper
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Wool tweed fabric
  • Straight pins
  • Cotton broadcloth or old cotton sheet
  • Solid wool flannel
  • Large yarn needle
  • Yarn
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Illuminated Porcupine Dog Costume

Steps:11
Materials
  • Fiber-optic strands
  • Scissors
  • Electrical tape
  • Floral wire
  • Travel aspirin bottle (cylinder-shaped)
  • Craft knife
  • Silver reflective paper
  • 5-millimeter LED light
  • 1-inch diameter button
  • Butt connectors
  • Red "+" wire
  • Black "-" wire
  • Dog costume pattern (head)
  • Dog costume pattern (body)
  • 1/2 yard faux fur
  • 1/2 yard wool (for lining)
  • Adhesive Velcro dots
  • 2 AAA batteries and holder
  • Sewing machine
  • Lengths of Velcro for straps
  • Needle and thread for hand-sewing
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