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Fabric KeyChains. Ever dig into the depths of your purse trying to find your car keys, while simultaneously juggling groceries and a wiggly toddler?

Fabric KeyChains

Well I have. One too many times. Today I would love to share with you how to make these fabric keychains that can be worn around your wrist for easy access. Let’s get started. For this project you will need: Homemade hand warmers. The other day my son came in with a pink nose and yelled "MOM!

homemade hand warmers

Keychain Chapstick Holder Tutorial - Redo Mom. I just made 100 of these to go with my business card at SNAP(a blogging conference).

Keychain Chapstick Holder Tutorial - Redo Mom

I can tell you, I put one of these on my keychain and I love it!! I pretty much have my keys everywhere I go, so that means I have my chapstick everywhere I go. I got to the point where start to finish I could make one in about 4 minutes! These are great for hiking, biking, the pool, running, for your backpack or purse and the list goes on.

They would also make great gifts! Handmade Feather Tutorial. BESbswyBESbswy Receive Weekly Updates On Everything Creative Powered by OptinMonster.

Handmade Feather Tutorial

Tutorial: How To Make Your Own Labels the Easy and Cheap Way! ***This tutorial has been upgraded!

Tutorial: How To Make Your Own Labels the Easy and Cheap Way!

Check out my latest post HERE to save yourself a couple steps*** I reaaaaally want to order some labels for myself. Like badly. But, with such a small business I have to be reasonable about costs and blah blah blah. If you want to order some, there's a helpful blog post on MADE. So I decided to make my own. Materials: Iron on Transfer Paper (I just used the t shirt kind) Printer Scissors Iron Ribbon, twill tape or whatever you like best. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.)

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Fabric KeyChains. How To Spin Yarn From Fabric. Spinning yarn from fabric scraps is challenging and a fun way to upcycle old bedsheets and pillowcases into sculptural and functional works of art.

How To Spin Yarn From Fabric

In order to spin this style of upcycled yarn you will need: 1. Ripped pieces of fabric (under 1/2 inch or 1 centimeter in width) 2. A very strong textured core yarn (like a linen/poly weaving warp thread, or hemp) - you will want a core that is rough so that the fabric doesn't slip off of it. 3. Intermediate wheel spinning skills and a basic knowledge of corespinning yarn. Also keep in mind that this yarn will be overtwisted, and impossible to set. Let's begin! To begin spinning, take your core thread and loop it thru your leader. When you get to the end of a strip of fabric, put the next strip on top and work the ends over and under each other to secure. Free Spinning & Dyeing Tutorials at Knitting-and.com. Recycled T-shirt - Dogs Tugga Toy. This home made dog toy is perfect for tug of war games or fetch.

Recycled T-shirt - Dogs Tugga Toy

It is so simple to make that even kids can put it together. It is a great project for fetes and fundraisers too. What you need 20 1 inch x 20 inch (2.5 cm x 50 cm) recycled stretch knit from pants or tops in assorted colors. Instructions You can use recycled stretch knit from old t-shirts or pants or if you like you can use new fabric. Cut the fabric into 20 pieces that measure approx 1 inch x 20 inch (2.5 cm x 50 cm) for a large dog.

For smaller dogs reduce the length and quantity but not the 1 inch width. How To Make T-Shirt Yarn. Reader Blair liked our t-shirt yarn dishcloths, but had a major question about t-shirt yarn: "So I don’t know how when one piece of yarn ends, to begin again with a new one… Does that make sense?

How To Make T-Shirt Yarn

Someone please email me.and tell me! " Well, Blair, I'll do you one better and write a whole post about it! How do you turn t-shirts into yarn, and then attach the ends? How To Unravel A Sweater To Recycle Yarn. This is the sweater we will be unraveling.

How To Unravel A Sweater To Recycle Yarn

Turn your sweater inside-out, grab a pair of sharp scissors and let's get started! There are good seams and bad seams. This is an example of a good seam. It looks like two tiny braids side-by-side. You can cut between those two braids of a good seam and unravel a super-long strand of yarn that you can wind into a huge skein. Newbie unravelers will want to cut the thread one bit at a time, which is fine. I've cut the seam from the bottom of the sweater to the end of the sleeve. At the top of the sleeve are little loops! FLASH FORWARD: See the pile of yarn ramen in this photo? When you unravel a sweater that is made of many colors, you will usually find a knot where the two colors meet. Here is the collar and shoulder seams of the sweater, still waiting to be unraveled. Recycled Materials. MULTI-POCKET URBAN TOTE.

“multi-pocket urban tote” Smart-looking yet functional in commuter bag designs.

MULTI-POCKET URBAN TOTE

An urban carry-all with a variety of pocket compartments for wallet, cellphone and PC notebook makes it the perfect everyday tote. Carry in your hand, on your shoulder or across your chest. Dimensions: 17″ high / 15″ wide / 2″ deep with a 42″ [1.1 m] adjustable shoulder strap and exterior pockets. [43cm X 38cm X 5 cm] Construction Method: Turned finish – this method may be recognized by noting the lack of machine-stitching that is visible at points of assembly on the exterior side of the bag. Material Used: 100% Olefin sueded automotive upholstery, 54″ [137 cm] wide; trimmed with PVC leatherette vinyl, 60″ [152 cm] wide. You will need: Design Note: Coordinate metal colour and finishes for the zippers and hardware; do the same for dome snaps and rivets.