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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!

Monster Patch

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

I’m a beginner gardener and recently ripped the knee of my gardening pants while moving a raised bed. Instead of a fabric patch. I decided it would be fun to experiment while mending this rip. This tutorial will teach you how to make a monster patch for those pesky holes.

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Upcycled Arm Warmers

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

It may be hot now but before we know it fall will return. Make some arm warmers to wear when cooler temperatures arrive. Find an old knit long sleeved top that’s wearing out and upcycle the sleeves. This beginner sewing project is a good way to practice your new skills.

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Couch Pillow

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

New to sewing? Making a couch pillow is an excellent beginner project. Essentially, you’re making a series of rectangles. Combined with some stuffing you’ll turn these rectangles into a comfortable pillow for relxing on the couch. Additionally, this is a great project to use up stash fabric. I made my couch pillow from an old table runner.

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Easy Fabric Hexagon Coasters

Fabric Coaster tutorial with a free template!

My husband is a card carrying member of the coaster police, which is fine… if you don’t only have stone coasters, a glass coffee table… and a 1 year old. Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of me moving the coasters out of her reach, and the C.P. (Coaster Police) putting them back only to have to stop the 1 year old from banging them on the coffee table. Something had to change, the easy solution fabric coasters!

These coasters are so quick and easy, a whole set could probably be made from start to finish in about an hour.

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