DIY Hair Clip and Bow Ideas

Hair Clips and Ties

These no-sew buttons can be turned into hair clips or ponytail holders. Free instructions to make these cute and easy hair accessories.

Hair Clips and Ties

Learn how to make this cute hair tie bow. Free pattern and instructions.

Hair Tie Bow

Free pattern to crochet this Hello Kitty style hair bow.

Crochet Hello Kitty Hair Bow

These crocheted flower daisies are perfect for turning into cute hair clips and barrettes. This is also a great little project for using up your stash of yarn.

Crochet Flower Daisy

 

Crochet Hair Clips

Image courtesy of Moira Durano-Abesmo via Flickr CC 2.0

Making hair clips is a quick and fun project that’s perfect for trying new techniques or colors. I hope that some of these ideas inspire you to give it a try.

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A Fun Sewing Pattern for Kids

Owl Sewing Pattern

Owl Sewing Pattern

This adorable little owl is the perfect sewing project for kids. If your son, or daughter wants to learn how to sew, they’ll have fun learning all the basics when they make this little guy. There’s nothing more rewarding than learning a new skill and seeing your finished project. This free owl sewing pattern is sure to be a winner with your child or student.

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Free Sewing Pattern for Coco Bag

Free Sewing Pattern for Coco Bag

Take a look in my closet and you’ll see that I’m a bag person.  What can I say.  Some people have a lot of shoes and I have a lot of bags.  And there’s nothing I like more than a cute bag that has lots of pockets to make it really functional for me to stay organized with stuff for the kids.

Coco Bag

Free Sewing Pattern for Coco Bag

Here’s the free pattern for this amazing Coco bag.  I’d love to see what fabrics you use on your bag, so be sure to come back and share a link to your finished project.

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Mosaic Tiles Messenger Bag

Mosaic Messenger Bag to Sew

What I love about mosaic arts and crafts is that they allow you to mix colors, textures and patterns.  And when you use mosaic tiles when you sew, it opens up the possibilities for showing-off your favorite colors.  It’s also a great way to re-use fabric from one of your favorite outfits, or from a sentimental piece of clothing.  Incorporate it into a design for a modern messenger bag and you’ll carry those fond memories with you wherever you go.

Mosaic Messenger Bag to Sew

You can see the complete tutorial for making this messenger bag at Mosaic Tiles Messenger Bag Tutorial with Katy of The – Craft Buds

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Free Classes Available With Craftsy

Craftsy Online Classes

I love free stuff, who doesn’t right?  And when it’s something that I’ve been looking for anyway, well then that’s just an extra bonus.  That’s why I was so excited when I heard about the Free Class being offered by Craftsy.

Free Online Class From Craftsy

This site is one of my favorites and I think that their classes are top notch. For one day only on May 18th, they will be offering a free class to anyone who signs up on their website.  On top of this great offer, Craftsy will be “paying it forward” with a $5,000 donation to DonorsChoose.org.  So not only do you get a free class, but you get to help them give back.  And best of all?  It doesn’t cost you a dime!

Craftsy Online Classes

Take a Free Online Class

I took the Brioche Knitting class with Nancy Marchant and I really enjoyed it.  I think that no matter what your skill level, an online class is a great way to learn new skills, improve your technique, get some great tips and meet lots of other creative folks.  I highly recommend it.  I’m an advanced knitter, but I’ve never taken a class, or participated in a workshop where I didn’t have fun and learn something new.

Benefits of Online Classes

  1. Watch the class anytime
  2. Watch it from home or on the go
  3. Go at your own pace
  4. No time limits!  Sign-up for the free class on May 18th, but take the class whenever you have time.  The classes never expire!!

Online Classes Available With Craftsy

  • Cake Decorating
  • Cooking
  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Sewing
  • Quilting
  • Jewelry
  • Weaving
  • Spinning
  • Paper Crafts
  • Embroidery and many, many more

I hope you enjoy your free class.  Happy Crafting!

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Farmers Market Fabric Tote

Farmers Market Tote

This tote may be perfect for the farmer’s market, but it’s so pretty that I think it would be great to use every day.  I think that any mother would enjoy this tote and could think of a million uses for it.  Take it to the park, carry snacks to a soccer game, or use it in the car to keep yourself organized while on the go.  The laminated surface makes this an easy clean tote, which of course is a mother’s dream.

Farmers Market Tote

This photo tutorial gives you all of the details and walks you through step by step.  This would be a wonderful gift to make for Mother’s Day.

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How to Make Applique Pillows

Silk Applique Pillows

These lovebird applique pillows have such a delicate and feminine look.  This applique process can be used for any type of fabric, or design you like, but I think that the mix of silk, flowers and birds give these pillows a beautiful look.

See how easy it is to create these pillows, with the step by step tutorial that outlines the process for you.

Silk Applique Pillows

Tutorial to make these beautiful pillows at HomeLife

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