Category Archives: Needlearts

Upcycled Curtains

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Need some curtains for a window? Instead of buying premade ones you can make some yourself. Curtains make an excellent beginner sewing project. Even better, you can upcycle a pair of sheets for a unique look. This tutorial will show you how.

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Bean Bag Game

By Needlework and General Crafts Contributor Emily from the blog Larkspur Cottage.

This lawn game is quick to put together, but great fun for all ages. Little bean bags can be used for a variety of games or open-ended play. Here just is one idea for how to use them!

Here’s What You Need:

Cut two matching squares out of your fabric. My squares are about 4×4 inches, but they could be larger or smaller.


Lay the squares right side together, and sew around the edge, leaving a gap to turn the bean bag right side out. Cut the corner points off and turn it right side out.

Fill your beanbag with rice. My beanbags aren’t completely full to give them some softness.

Hand sew the hole closed securely.

Repeat to make a few beanbags!


Here is a bean bag game idea: gather different sized bowls, and give each bowl a sign for a different number of points. Lay the bowls out on the lawn, with more points the farther away/smaller the bowl is.

Easy to set up and lots of fun for your next picnic!

Skirt Alteration

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Thrift stores are great places to shop but what if you find the perfect skirt in the wrong size? Instead of passing it by, you could alter it to fit. Even better, the cut off fabric can be upcycled into a matching headband. This tutorial will show you how to do both.

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Scrap Fabric Ornaments

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Summer may be in bloom but we crafters know that the holidays are right around the corner. That’s why we start making holiday gifts way early! These fabric ornaments make great holiday decorations, party gifts, and stocking stuffers. Better yet they are made using scrap materials.

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