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.

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}

Buying Guide: Choosing the Right Craft Ribbon

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You probably already use craft ribbon to create beautiful decorative bows and wrapped presents, but have you ever used it in your craft projects? Ribbon is one of the most versatile craft supplies, but there are some tips and tricks to choosing the right kind for your project. Picking the Right Craft Ribbon Like most craft supplies, there are a variety of types of crafting ribbon, and not all are ideal for all projects. Craft Curling Ribbon is the common type of ribbon {Read More}

Framed Pom Pom Monogrammed Wreath

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I am kind of addicted to all things pom pom right now. They are so fun to make and so easy. For me, they are the perfect activity to sit and do while I’m watching a movie in the evenings. Because I can’t just sit there and do nothing you know. So I get out the little pom pom maker, my scissors, and make pom poms all night long. My latest way to use them is in this darling framed {Read More}

Personalized Leather Key Fob for Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is coming up, and wouldn’t it be great to give the special guys in your life a handmade gift to show how much you care?  These handmade key fobs can be personalized with any name or message, and they’re so easy to make that you can have several done in no time! I used leather scraps from another project, but this would be a great way to re-purpose an old belt or worn out handbag that is beyond {Read More}