Decorate for Christmas with this baking inspired garland. Learn how to make a gingerbread garland with this simple Cricut Maker tutorial.

I love all the baking that happens around Christmastime. My husband makes amazing treats, and it’s a tradition that our family loves. To celebrate this family time I made a cute Gingerbread Garland with a thrifted purse and the Cricut Maker.

These gingerbread would be so fun to customize!

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With this simple refashion tutorial and a sweater, you can learn how to lengthen sleeves of a jacket or coat! This would be a great gift for someone with long arms!

I think I have monkey arms because ready-to-wear jacket sleeves are never long enough for me. I either have to make my own jackets, or I can use this sewing tutorial to simply lengthen the sleeves.

How to Lengthen Jacket Sleeves // heatherhandmade.com

At first I thought this would bother me if I wasn’t wearing the same color sweater underneath the jacket.

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Cut up an old purse to make this gorgeous and easy DIY leather ornament.

Find an old leather purse and turn it into a gorgeous leather ornament! I love the simple, minimalist look that this DIY leather ornament creates, and it’s really easy to make with just some scissors and hot glue!

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DIY Leather Ornament Tutorial // heatherhandmade.com

I’m really into organic materials with lots of texture.

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Instead of throwing away a sweater that has a hole in it, you can easily mend it! It’s an easy fix to give a new life to any sweater!

I love wearing warm, snuggly sweaters in crisp, cold weather. But what do you do if your sweater gets a snag or a hole? I love knowing how to fix a hole in a sweater, so I can keep wearing all my favorite sweaters!

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In my blogging and sewing journey, people have been so generous and kind. I have received unused fabric from friends, family, and strangers. Every time I receive these kinds of unique gifts, I feel so blessed! As someone who sews, here are some great gifts for crafters and sewists all for under $30!

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12 Unique Gifts for Crafters and Sewist Under $30

I am a crafter and a sewist,

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Make these adorable kid-friendly Christmas ornaments with some cute fleece. Never worry about your kids playing with or breaking ornaments again!

I am really into kid-friendly or kid-touchable Christmas decorations this year. My kids are at stages where they want to be involved with what I’m doing and they want to touch everything. Instead of fighting this curious stage, I decided to embrace it.

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I’ve sewed a lot of sewing patterns and I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my sewing practice. I’ve made lots of clothes that didn’t fit right or was made with the wrong fabric. After figuring out my style I’ve decided on some sewing patterns that I sew over and over again. These women’s PDF sewing patterns are my tried and true patterns for my perfect momiform. I’ve perfected the fit, and I’ll keep using them in the future.

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Can you use quilting cotton to make clothing? What is the difference between quilting cotton and apparel cotton? Are there sewing patterns that are made for quilting cotton? We are going to dive into all of these questions and learn all about quilting cotton.

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How to Use Quilting Cotton for Clothing // heatherhandmade.com

what is quilting cotton?

Quilting cotton is fabric made from 100% cotton. It is a plain weave which is the simplest way to weave fabric.

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Either my husband or I have WAY too many t-shirts hanging around. T-shirts are always in abundance at the thrift store and easy hand-me-downs to come by, so I put together a round up of some awesome t-shirt refashion tutorials that you can do yourself!

There’s a tutorial for every problem you have: too large, too small, cover a stain, sew inexpensively, etc!

13 T-Shirt Refashion Tutorials // heatherhandmade.com

T-Shirt Refashions for Women
1. Wrap T-Shirt Refashion

This wrap tee is stunning and easy to recreate!

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Learn how to make a cute faux fur ornament for the love of your beloved cat or dog. Match the color of the ribbon to the color of your pet’s collar. Use this DIY dog ornament tutorial to make a Christmas ornament for your pet.

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DIY Dog Ornament Tutorial // heatherhandmade.com

You can choose a really fun ribbon to remember your pet’s personality or collar.

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