Category Archives: Sewing

Jersey Bow Headband

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

DIY Jersey Bow Headband

During the hottest days of summer, I love using headbands to keep my hair out of my face.  The athletic headbands work best for keeping your hair away and staying put, but they look like you’re ready to go for a run.  The fashion headbands look pretty but often don’t really hold your hair back.  I wanted a cute and functional headband that would keep my hair out of my face, but that I could still wear out.  So, I took the basic premise of the athletic headbands but turned it into a bow!  It was super easy and inexpensive.  I made mine in an adult size, but you can easily make it small for any little girls in your life.

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Tassels

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

While spending too much time on Pinterest the past few weeks I have noticed one craft trend that I did not expect emerging to the foregrounds, tassels. I have become surprised with all of the possibilities for these colorful additions. Whether it’s jewelry, home decor, or sprucing up old accessories and clothing, tassels are becoming a craft trend that I can full-heartedly get on board with.

Fringed Yarn Curtain - Think Crafts

Fringed Yarn CurtainThink Crafts

This Fringed Yarn curtains uses tassels in a new and inventive way. An easy way to add color and some personality to any door way. I love the shape it creates, and that it gives the perfect excuse to buy more yarn.

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American Flag Pocket Tee

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

DIY Flag Pocket Tee

The Fourth of July is just around the corner.  I know I have celebrations to attend, and I bet you do, too.  I wanted to have a patriotic shirt that no one else would have.  I thought about the things I loved, which are pocket tees and quilting.  So, I created my own American flag pocket tee.  By following this tutorial, you can have a fun tee that shows off your love of sewing and America!

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DIY Summer Headbands

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

As summer sets in and the heat seems unrelenting, I am finding myself disregarding good hair days in an attempt to keep cooler. Long hair on a hot summer day often means a very sweaty head and rather than subject myself to the heat, my hair ends up in some sort of up-do. As someone who struggles finding the perfect balance between fashion and function I can say that DIY Summer Headbands make this a much easier task. As a current trend, DIY headbands are perfect for the summer season. Stay cute on the beach and accessorize your top-knot with these great ideas!

DIY Braided Headband - ClonesNClowns

DIY Braided HeadbandClonesNClowns

This braided headband is perfect for a simple way to add some color to your outfit. Not to mention there are so many ways to wear it!

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Farmer’s Market Tote Bag

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Sew a Farmer's Market Tote Bag

It is Farmers Market season around the country.  I love fresh produce.  It tastes the best!  I always had trouble deciding what bag to bring to the farmers market.  The produce is usually wet and dirty which stains my traditional green bags.  I wanted a strong bag that could hold plenty of produce but wouldn’t stain.  If you relate to this problem or simply want to make a wipe clean bag follow this tutorial!

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Sweet Swaddle Blanket

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Sweet Swaddle Blanket

With summer temperatures just around the corner, make this breezy cotton swaddle blanket for all those summer babies about to be born.  The lightweight, and stretchy cotton material make it great for breathable summer swaddling, and the fun custom print makes it a great personalized baby gift.

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Dog Necktie

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

DIY Dog Necktie

May is the season of graduation and weddings.  If your dog is going to either, you want them to look their very best!  If a Dog Bow Tie isn’t his style, a Dog Necktie is the perfect way to dress up your dog without annoying him (too much.)  This pairs great with the Shirt Collar Dog Collar to make your dog super dapper!

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