Fabric Crafts

Looking for fun fabric craft ideas to put your sewing machine to good use? Browse our projects below for unique fabric crafts that are fun and easy – and not all require sewing! Click on the project image for detailed instructions, supply lists, tips and more.

How-to: Hand Stitched Felt Gift Bow

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In my opinion, some of the best holiday gifts are the simplest–a gift card, a candle, a bottle of wine.  And, although I love giving these gifts I can’t help but feel that I’d have liked the gift to be a little bit more personalized, a little bit more handmade.  This beautiful hand stitched felt gift bow is an easy (and inexpensive) way to add a little homemade love to a simple gift. This bow is very easy to make, {Read More}

Fall Craft Idea: Felt Leaf DIY Coasters

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Today we are going to celebrate fall with some fun handmade felt fall leaf DIY coasters.  They are easy to make and will bring a bit of the fall beauty into your home. I love fall.  LOVE IT!  And, the best part of fall are the colors.  I live in Minnesota were the winters are cold, but the fall is gorgeous.  Driving home from my son’s swimming lesson today I actually exclaimed out-loud, “oh my!  how beautiful!” as we drove {Read More}

Acorn Crafts: A Rustic Bunting for Fall

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One of my favorite fall activities is a walk under the oaks, collecting acorns like a squirrel prepping for winter.  Instead of eating these abundant nuts, I choose the fattest and cutest for fun acorn crafts!  Today I am going to show you how to make a very simple acorn and canvas bunting.  The sewing is minimal but gives the rustic bunting a nice hand crafted feel. Supplies needed to make your own acorn crafts bunting: Canvas Squares (These little guys are $2.47 {Read More}

Felt Owl Coin Purses with Free Pattern

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In my opinion, a gal can never have too many coin purses–are you with me?  I have several but my collection just wasn’t complete until I made these felt owl coin purses.  Aren’t they cute?  Along with being cute they are easy to make and close securely with a magnetic clasp.  This felt owl coin purse project is one even a beginning stitcher can accomplish.  Really–even you can make one of these! You only need a few supplies to make {Read More}

Printed Burlap Art Autumn Decoration

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There are few things that scream “Autumn” quite so much as burlap! I’m here to show you a quick way to make your own printed burlap art Autumn decoration. I used one of my favorite quotes from Anne of Green Gables but you can always use this technique to print anything you want on burlap. We’d love to see what you come up with on the Consumer Crafts Facebook page! Supplies needed to make your own printed burlap autumn decoration: {Read More}

Shibori Tie-Dye Sweater Tutorial

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Have you seen all the beautiful Shibori fashion everywhere lately? I love almost everything about Anthropologie’s Azul Dye Pullover except for the price! Why not make your own? I was first introduced to the art of Shibori when I sponsored a local workshop with a fiber artist demonstrating the method. Consumer Crafts was wonderful enough to sponsor the event so it seems fitting that I’m now sharing this great Shibori sweater tutorial with the Crafts Unleashed family! Shibori is a {Read More}

Colorful DIY Shoes Refashion

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If you’ve been following me on social media – you might have figured out I have a bit of thing for shoes. And not really plain old shoes – but fun, unique and super cute shoes. Unfortunately my budget doesn’t always run to fun, unique and super cute shoes – so I have to make my own DIY shoes! I especially love anything with a retro or oxford look to it – so this sweet DIY shoes refashion has a {Read More}

Fat Quarter Projects: DIY Placemats

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We’re so happy to have Melanie, from It Happens in a Blink, sharing these adorable fat quarter projects with us! These DIY placemats are simple enough for a sewing beginner and perfect for adding a splash of color to any table setting! Click HERE to get more DIY inspiration from Melanie and keep in touch with her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. I always look forward to summer entertaining. The grill is hot, the kids are squealing, and the days are full. One {Read More}

Summery DIY Bandana Bunting

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I just love making up easy and cute banners for parties or even just for everyday! They are so fast to sew up and add such fun colors and style to any display, mantel or even to your backyard fence. Bandanas are so summery to me, so I thought it would be fun to make up a summery DIY bandana bunting – in these cheery, bright colors and all decorated with a little pom pom trim. Because everything is cuter with pom poms. {Read More}