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.

Valentine’s Day Stuffed Owl {With Free Owl Template!}


Call me a hopeless romantic, but I love Valentine’s Day.  I love putting hearts on everything, and making cute valentines…and eating copious amounts of chocolate.  It’s a great holiday. This year I decided to spoil my kids with a special valentines toy–these Valentine’s Day stuffed owls, and I’m sharing the free owl template with you!  I sort of have a thing about owls (meaning I’m obsessed with them) and these stuffed owls turned out so cute!  My little girl loves them and {Read More}

Make Your Own DIY Cork Board


Have you ever lusted over those beautiful linen covered cork boards in magazines?  Did you know that linen and cotton pillowcases are easy to find at thrift stores and the EXACT SIZE needed for a large 24 x 35 corkboard cover? Today, I’m showing you how to make your own linen covered DIY cork board with a standard pillowcase! Supplies needed to make your own pillowcase DIY cork board: 24 x 35 inch Cork Board. Standard Size Pillowcase. Staplegun and Staples. Metal {Read More}

How-to: Hand Stitched Felt Gift Bow

Hand stitched felt gift bow

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


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


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


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


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


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


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}