Crochet a pouffe or ottoman

Not just a comfortable place to rest your feet, this crochet pouffee or ottoman adds extra seating to a living room and it looks good too!

How to Make Simple Curtains Using a Bed Sheet

It's nice to know that you can still make affordable yet stylish curtains for a home using bed sheets.

How to Make a Shower Curtain

You won't find many modern shower curtains in home decor stores, but it is easy enough to make a shower curtain that is perfect for any bathroom - simply follow the easy step-by-step instructions below.

Get Handy with a Sewing Machine

Investing in a quality sewing machine will cost you around R2000, but the money you save by making your own accessories or clothing makes it well worth the cost.

Mother's May - Craft Ideas for Crafting with Olfa

Olfa have the best tools for all your crafting needs and this Mother's May there is no better time to invest in a few tools for making home decor items or making money!

Christmas Craft: Make a Felt Wreath Cushion

This beautiful felt wreath cushion will not only bring a festive touch to your home, but it also a great gift idea.

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Sew Up these Fabric Storage Baskets

Easy to sew, these fabric storage baskets are made with pretty patterned fabrics and you can make a small, medium or large storage basket.


Crochet Farm and Jungle Animal Nursery Decor and Blankets

Having seen these adorable farm and jungle animals, I just had the share information on how you can easily make them, even if you are new to crochet.


Soft Cotton Fabric Bowl Covers You Can Make - or Buy!

As we try to move away from anything plastic a new type of covering - one that is cotton and reusable, is taking over and becoming increasingly popular and very easy to make.


Upcycle Old Shirts into Kiddies Clothing

Anyone handy with a sewing machine will enjoy this post that looks at upcycling old shirts into kiddies clothing.


How To Make A Macramé Hanging Hammock Chair

Hanging basket chairs are popular for good reason - they are comfortable and relaxing and it is so easy to make a macramé hanging hammock chair... Here's how:

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How To Weave on a Traditional weaving Loom

In this article, we will discuss how to weave on a traditional weaving loom and the various techniques of weaving that can be done with weaving loom.


Best Patterns for Large Chunky Blankets or Throws

If you have been hunting high and low for ultra-chunky wool to make a large chunky knit blanket or throw, I found a supplier for the ultra chunky wool as well as some great patterns for knitting a large chunky blanket or throw.


Now you can Buy Cross-Stitch Kits for Beginners

If you are inspired by some of the beautiful cross-stitch projects out there, now you can buy a beginners cross-stitch kit from Amazon and have it delivered to South Africa.


Decorate a Spring Garden with Pretty Fabric Bunting

Hard to believe that spring is just a month away so grab some fabric scraps and your sewing machine to make up colourful, pretty patterned bunting to hang in the garden or to add some fun to your home interior.


Make up a Set of Fabric Storage Containers

If you need extra storage, these fabric storage containers are easy to make and you can choose the perfect fabric to fit in with your room decorating scheme.

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How to Make a Face Mask - No-Sew - Sewn - or Disposable

As from Friday 1 May, the lockdown will drop down to Level 4, which requires that everyone wear a face mask. If you don't have access to readymade face masks, here's how to make your own.


Learn how to Embroider your own Home Decor Accessories and Gifts

Find out how to use embroidery to design your own unique home decor accessories and gifts.


Knit a Winter Throw Blanket

If you are looking for ways to fill your time, in this article we look at how you can knit a winter throw blanket - if not for yourself then for charity.


How to Reupholster an Office Chair with Arms

Have you damaged your favorite office chair’s upholstery? Here's how to reupholster it!


Embroider Christmas Decor and Ornaments

If you enjoy sewing or want to try something different, these gorgeous embroidery ideas are wonderful for making your own Christmas decor and ornaments that will last forever.

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How to make your own Tufted Furniture

Tufted furniture has been around for ages and is more popular than ever. It's also a DIY craft you can learn to do yourself.


Creative winter crafts that will keep you warm

If you want to add some warmth to your home, these creative winter crafts will keep you busy and also help to warm you during the chilly evenings.


How to make a simple Box Cushion

Knowing the basics of making a box cushion lets you make your own seat cushions for DIY furniture projects that you make.


Upholstered ottoman made from pallet wood

While I'm not a fan of finished pallet wood, I do like the idea of using pallet wood for projects where you can save some money and this upholstered ottoman is one of those projects.


Uses for fabric scraps

Enjoy sewing projects? Chances are you have some scraps of fabric leftover and we look at how you can put fabric scraps to good use.

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Wall-mounted storage sling for books or shoes

If you need some extra storage in a kiddies bedroom or a place to store more shoes, this wall-mounted sling is an easy and attractive way to store items.


Craft feathers with scrap wool

Use pieces of leftover wool to make feathers that you can use to adorn your own homemade dream catcher or make a colourful mobile for a nursery.


Beautiful Canopy for your Bed

Fitting a beautiful canopy over the bed will create a beautiful statement in any bedroom.


Macramé Wall Hanging

Diamonds are a girl's best friend and this beautiful macramé wall hanging features a diamond pattern that is easier than it looks.


Make Cuddly Baby Penguins from wool scraps

These cuddly wool baby penguins only need some wool scraps and you can make them for a nursery mobile, to embellish a key ring, or to hang on a wall.

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Sew your own rope baskets

Baskets are a lifesaver for storage but they can also be pricey, so we've included a tutorial on how to make your own rope baskets.


Pattern for Dog Coat

Don't let your pet shiver when it's cold - make them a cSosy dog coat to keep them warm in winter.


Crochet a warm, colourful blanket

If you find yourself with time on your hands, fill those moments by crafting colourful squares to make a cosy blanket.


Make your own Tufted Ottoman | Stool

This beautiful tufted ottoman | stool was reupholstered and given a new lease on life. You can use the instructions to add a tufted top to a coffee table.


Quick Project: Pom-Pom Rug

Whether you use leftover yarn or buy new, this pom-pom rug is super-easy to make and would look good in any size - in any room! 

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Quick Project: Pretty Up Winter Throws

It's almost time to take out your winter accessories. Give last years throws and bedding an instant update with colourful tassels.


Pretty Makeover for a Sewing Room

A dedicated craft or sewing room is a wonderful space to own, but it is a room that you need to keep organised. See how Margaret Sindelar gave her sewing room a much-needed makeover.


Felted decor accessories

Felting is an easy way to make your own amazing creations using wool and a felting needle.


Make a leather shoulder bag

This stylish leather shoulder bag is a very simple project, and a great way to start off if you are looking for a new hobby.


Vinyl chair gets a makeover

This dated vinyl armchair gets a makeover and a brand new lease on life. Find out how to upholstery your own club chair.

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Top 5 ways to use a Olfa Rotary Cutter

What can you do with an Olfa rotary cutter? It’s more like what can’t you do with one


Looking after your Olfa Cutters

When you invest in an Olfa Cutter, you want your cutter and cutting mat to last a long time. Here are some tips on caring for Olfa Cutters and Cutting Mats.


Reupholster an armchair

We're always on the lookout for practical tutorials we can share, and these reupholstery tutorials offers precise, step-by-step instructions on how to reupholster an armchair.


An organised craft room

If you love to give your home a spring cleaning, don't forget about your craft space. This is an area that probably needs a refresh after busy months of sewing, quilting and projects!


How to make a tufted French mattress

We're always on the lookout for practical tutorials we can share, and these reupholstery tutorials offers precise, step-by-step instructions on how to reupholster an armchair.

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Make a circular ottoman

This weekend the DIY Divas demonstrated how to make a circular, upholstered ottoman. Find instructions below to make your own circular ottoman.


Make a Knitted Pouffe

This knitted pouffe is so easy to make, you could make more than one! A knitted pouffe adds warmth and texture to the winter home and is great for lounging in front of the fire.


DIY Moroccan wedding blanket

Add romance to any bedroom with a Moroccan wedding blanket. These gorgeous blankets are easy to make and look absolutely fantastic on a bed, or even as a throw.

Fun with pom-poms

Pom-poms are so easy to make and you can use colourful yarns to create a wide range of holiday and decor accessories.

Make your own sewing mannequin

For anyone who enjoys making their own clothes, here's how to make your own sewing mannequin using a few supplies you probably already have!

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Fabric room divider

In a small home or studio apartment there isn't always enough room for a solid room divider, but here's how to make a fabric room divider that can be hung from the ceiling.

Sew a dog collar

Dog collars can be pretty pricey, but here's a way to make your own unique dog collar at a fraction of the cost.

Make a cookie monster rug or play mat

Use super-soft plush fabric to make everyone's favourite cookie eating monster. Using plush faux-fur fabric and some other supplies, I was able to make this rug in under an hour. This soft rug is great for kids, and the cookie pillows really make it complete.

Make a teepee for indoors or outdoors

This fabric teepee is perfect for indoor or outdoor play.  In the summer months it will keep children out of the sun and also keep them occupied during the cooler months.

Sew up a comfortable pouf for your home

Super easy to make, once you have made one of these fabric poufs you will want to make more.

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Re-upholster an old chair

This old chair might not look like much before, but after some re-upholstery and TLC it becomes a stunning piece. You can pick up a similar chair for around R50 and spend about R100 on materials and supplies, for a beautiful chair that only costs R150 in total.

Ideas for felt nursery mobile

Felt is an inexpensive material to work with if you buy small squares, and you can buy felt in so many colours - making it the ideal material to use to make a colourful and fun nursery mobile.

Fabric wrapped charger plates

These fabric wrapped chargers are made using Masonite / hardboard cut into circles and wrapped with your choice of fabric. Make them for your spring table, a special celebration, or a unique wedding place setting.

Make a tub chair, upholster and make a slipcover

One of my favourite and most comfortable chairs is a tub chair. These days a tub chair can cost anywhere from R1500 upwards, but you can make your own for a fraction of the cost.

DIY kitty tent

This kitty tent is made using an old (or new) t-shirt, a couple of coat hangers and a few inexpensive supplies. You can make in an hour tops and use colourful or printed t-shirts for a custom kitty tent design.

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Button and ribbon bookmark for Mother's Day

Here's a very easy Mother's Day gift idea that the kids can make and mom will love. All you need is some colourful ribbon, a few buttons and hair elastics and a sewing kit.

Knit a cosy throw... without knitting needles!

Arm knitting is a funky new trend for anyone who wants to knit items quickly and easily without the hassle of using knitting needles. In this project we show you how to arm knit a warm, cosy throw blanket for cold winter evenings.

Colourful knitted throw or blanket

This easy knitted throw has a colourful striped pattern and you can choose your own colour combinations to match your home decor. The chunky design means you can cover up on cold nights and stay snug and warm.

Printed fabric on a PC printer

It is possible to use a PC printer to print designs on fabric. With this technique you can print out almost any design onto thin cotton fabric to make your own unique accessories.

Turn an old towel into a cute kitty soft toy

Find instructions on how to upcycle an old towel into a cute kitty. This is just one of many ways to recycle old towels or clothing into toys for children.

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Dress up a plain tote bag

Make your own cotton tote bag or dress up a plain tote bag with a handmade stencil and some colourful acrylic craft paints.

Learn sewing basics

With a basic sewing machine and a few practice runs you can soon discover how easy and affordable it is to make your own home decor accessories.

Outdoor sofa re-upholstered

Having upholstered with navy blue bull denim, I wasn't quite feeling the sense of achievement that I should. The sofa itself is perfect, but the dark blue fabric didn't add anything and I decided to swap with a different fabric.

Easy fabric sun lounger

I have seen sun loungers similar to this, but this design has a couple of practical and eco-friendly differences. First, I used old pillows for filling the sun lounger, and second, it has an adjustable back.

Make a cute and comfy baby mat

Basic sewing skills and some scraps of fabric are all that you need to make a cute and comfy mat for baby to play on. Filled with layers of soft batting, you can use this mat indoors and out.

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Make your own outdoor waterproof fabric

Now that I have finished my outdoor patio sofa I want to upholster in a navy bull denim. The only problem is that bull denim isn't waterproof, or stainproof for that matter.

How to reupholster a love seat or sofa

There are hundreds, if not thousands of upholstery projects on the Internet. With a view to showing you how easy re-upholstering furniture can be I decided to post a few projects for you to take a look at...

Colourful rope rag bowl

This colourful rope rag bowl is easy to make using scraps of fabric that you have lying around. Use your own made rope rag bowl on a patio table to add a splash of colour, in a children's bedroom for storing small toys, or just to add a splash of colour to a room setting.

Sew a three of playhouse tents

These three playhouse tents are made using a PVC pipe frame, a circular table and a couple of tension rods. The fabric is scraps from duvet covers, sheets and fabric offcuts, which means they cost practically nothing to make.

Make a no-sew tablecloth

Discovering that my tablecloth had been decimated by fishmoths, I needed an urgent replacement. I had a piece of fabric left over from one of our projects and, since there wasn't enough time to dig out the sewing machine - I frayed the edges to make a fringe.

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Crochet a colourful rose rug

Use basic crochet to make a colourful rug for your home. This rose rug is made up of different coloured roses that are sewn together. You can make the rug in your choice of colours and as small or as large as you want.

Make a baby bean bag

Baby bean bags or bean chairs are a practical and comfy way to have your baby by your side. The built-in strap ensures that baby is safe at all times. We even managed to find instructions on how to make a baby bean bag.

Crochet a Mandala floor rug

Even if you have never used a crochet hook before, you're going to want to after seeing how easy it is to make a Mandala floor rug. Mandala means circular, and this large circular Mandala rug is made using t-shirt yarn, so start asking around for old clothes and get started!

It's a wrap - perfect for on or off the beach

You don't need fancy sewing skills to be able to make this summer wrap. Hats off to the designer of this summer wraparound for the simple design that makes dressing for the beach a wrap!

Fabric wrapped coat hangers

Wrapping your plastic hangers in colourful fabric scraps gives them a refreshing and charming appeal. You can wrap them up roughly so that the loose threads are visible, or wrap them tightly for a cleaner look.

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Decorative cushion with fabric or felt

These petal cushions from Pier 1 are just the thing for adding colour and texture to your lounge. You can use fabric or felt in colours to match your existing decor, or punch up the fun by adding bold, bright colours.

Decorative cushion cover with t-shirt scraps

Still hoarding last year's t-shirts, despite the fact that they are full of holes? Time to cut them up and make this decorative cushion cover. You can use a single t-shirt, or combine coloured t-shirts for an even more decorative effect.

Sewing patterns for soft toys & rag dolls

Quite a few of my readers who sew have requested sewing patterns for rag dolls and soft toys. I have found so many beautiful patterns and cute designs that I decided to share a few of these with you. You can order these patterns online for immediate download.

Sew easy to make your own cushions

Here's an affordable way to add a splash of colour and pattern to any room by making your own cushions. With their pretty patterned fronts and plain fabric backs, you can afford to make a selection of colourful cushions for your home.

Add piping to dining chairs

Adding piping to dining chairs, or chairs with wooden frames, can be tricky and troublesome. But this technique is quick and easy and your chairs will look stunning with the addition of piping.

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How to make a pom-pom rug

Here's a fun way to inject colour and texture into a room... with a pom-pom rug. Making pom-poms is quick and easy and you can use bought or leftover wool to make a whole bunch of colourful pom-poms - or choose a single colour for your pom-pom rug.

Choosing upholstery fabrics

When choosing fabric for upholstery, you should be aware of its durability, be easy to clean, and resistance to fading. Here are a few tips to guide you in choosing the right upholstery fabric.

Cosy wigwam for winter play outdoors or teepee for indoor play

Chilly days don't mean that kids have to stay indoors. This warm wig-wam will keep them warm and snug and still let them enjoy their outdoor fun during the cooler days of the season.

Recover an armchair without a sewing machine

I stumbled across this post that shows how you can recover a really grubby armchair without using a sewing machine. The project uses sprayable adhesive that you will find at your local Builders Warehouse.

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How to make a cushion cover from an old jersey

Don't toss out your old sweaters or jerseys. If you can't donate them to someone in need, turn them into decorative cushion covers to add a warm texture to your winter living room or bedroom

Beautiful ideas for sweater cushion covers

Looking for ideas to transform an old sweater, jumper or jersey into a wonderful cushion cover? Here are some great ideas that you can put to use.

Re-cover or re-upholster a chair

By learning just a few basic upholstery techniques and methods you will be able to re-upholstery worn and faded pieces, or make your own pieces of upholstered furniture.

Basic upholstery supplies and accessories

There are several tools and accessories that make upholstery easier and provide a more professional finish. So here are some upholstery accessories, supplies and tools that you will definitely find useful.

Crochet giant doily rug

Joanne at Craft Passion shows how to make your own gorgeous doily rug using sash rope and a large crochet hook. A giant doily rug or floor mat is one of the most sought-after and you will find plenty of doily rugs on the Internet. .

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Silk ribbon embroidery

Di van Niekerk is the author of ten books: Di van Niekerk’s Roses in Silk and Organza Ribbon, A Perfect World in Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork, Flower Fairie in Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork, Embroidered Alphabets with ribbon embroidery, amongst others.

How to make a rug or dhurrie pouf

Pop over to West Elm and you will see these gorgeous dhurrie poufs. I think they are fantastic, but so is the price. They sell from around R2600 each - and that's without the shipping cost. Way too pricey for me.

Knit a giant blanket or throw

Giant knitting is the latest trend for home decor, and the bigger the knitting needles the better...! have only been able to find extra large knitting needles and these aren't big enough for some of the projects shown here, but it's easy enough to make your own knitting needles.

Quick and easy piped cushions

Cushions are always the perfect fast and easy project. We designed a great trio of cushions: there's a 60cm x 60cm jumbo cushion, an all-around 50cm x 50cm cushion and a comfy 30cm x 50cm lumbar cushion.

How to make continuous t-shirt yarn

T-shirt yarn is great for recycling old t-shirts you never wear, and turning them into something more useful. By making your own t-shirt yarn you could then use the yarn to make rugs, bags and baskets, and even a pouf or two...!

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Knit or crochet a pouf

Here is my first project for the new year. I have been dying to make one of these oversized poufs for ages and have just found the pattern for it on Etsy.

Embroidered hoops as gifts and ornaments

Using embroidery hoops for embroidery is a craft that has been around for hundreds of years. The new take on this craft is to add felt and fabric to create mini works of art.

Make a car organiser

If you're driving down to the coast for holidays, or up north to visit relatives, this car organiser will ensure a smooth, 'whine-free' trip. The kids can pack all their toys away in the car organiser and they're easy to find without bothering mom or dad.

How to crochet a lampshade

If I hadn't seen these beautiful crochet lampshades when writing this article I would have laughed. Who on earth would want a crochet lampshade? Now I am seriously considering making up a crochet lampshade for me dressing room.

How to make your own quilts

Quilts are a wonderful way to decorate a bedroom. You can incorporate a variety of fabrics, textures and colours in one go to match any style of room decor. They are also more personal than bought bedding and you can custom design a quilt as you wish.

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Super-cuddly hooded towels

I just HAD to share these projects with you. A really cute way to sew up towels hooded towels that resemble monkeys, angry birds, a dinosaur and a ladybird... to cute! These hooded towels are easy to make, inexpensive and wonderful to use with little ones!

How to make continuous t-shirt yarn

An easy way to cut a continuous length of t-shirt yarn and then join together long lengths of t-shirt yarn in an almost invisible way. You can use this technique when making rag rugs or mats with crochet, a knitting fork, or with a handmade loom.

A gift for the man who has everything!

If you have some basic sewing skills, this project shows how to make a pleather cover for golf clubs. Of course, you have the option to use pleather or leather, but remember to use the right sewing-machine needles for either one.

Learn how to knit... the basics

If you learn how to knit you can be creative in so many wonderful ways. A few basic stitches are really all that you need to know if you want to knit blankets and cushion covers.

Make a kids tent

Not everyone has the space or is inclined to “camp” in their garden, but it’s still fun to pitch a tent indoors and Rubyellen of the blog 'Cakies' has designed and built a beautiful indoor a-frame kids tent and has shared this project with us.

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String art heart

Green Wedding Shoes designs for weddings, and as part of the design process they are often called upon to come up with unique wedding decor ideas. This string art heart is one of those decor projects. I think it would also look good on a bedroom wall.

Sew your own decorative cushion covers

Once you discover how easy and affordable it is to make your own scatter cushions, you will also realise how creative you can be. Small pieces of fabric, buttons and embellishments go a long way towards creative unique decor accessories for a home.

Knit a cable-pattern bed throw or blanket

Winter might be over, but that gives you plenty of time to get started on this cabled bed throw. Ideas magazine is one of my fave mags, and I just had to share this project with you. This bed throw or blanket is designed and knitted in panels, which are then sewed together.

Make your own string art

I have recently posted an article on the resurgence of string art. This is a fun way to create your own colourful and dramatic art with only a few accessories. If you start off with a small string art project, you will soon be creating intricate masterpieces for your home.

Make a rag quilt

This adorable rag quilt is filled with wonderful colour and pattern that is perfect for any little girl's bed and you can choose your own fabrics, either from scraps that you already have, or from offcuts in the bargain bin at your local fabric store. 

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Make custom Roman blinds

Wanting a unique piece in the kitchen? You can easily make your own personalised Roman shade with scripted text.  

Make a designer beach bag

Here is a great project you can whip out in a weekend. This designer beach bag is a wonderfully tall tube, perfect for loading with all your sun and fun supplies.

How to make colourful pom-poms

They're cute, they're cuddly and you can use pom-poms in so many ways. This one is courtesy of Mini Eco, and you simply must visit this website if you are looking for colourful ideas for paper projects.

An old lampshade is transformed for a nursery

Decorating a nursery is such a loving project to undertake and being able to repurpose items that you already have to add personal touches can save you a lot of money. Here's how to use an old lamp shade and transform it into a beautiful fabric rose lamp for a nursery.

Easy fabric roses

Make your own fabric roses that look great in any fabric and can be applied to various projects. Fabric scraps and old clothes are perfect for making fabric roses and you can add as accents on shirts, hats, headbands and lamps.

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Creative storage idea

You can make these hanging fabric baskets in any size, hang on bigger thicker rods for more drama, or single baskets hung one over the other in a narrow space - so many storage possibilities. 

Make a lingerie bag for your underwear

For some time now I have wanting to make myself a lingerie bag. A little drawstring bag that I can use for my underwear for washing.

Reupholster an old sofa or couch

It's not easy to upholster an old sofa or couch, but it's not that difficult either. If you are prepared to put in the effort, reupholstering an old sofa or couch can save you a lot of money, either spent of sending the piece out or buying a new sofa or couch.

Sew up your own unique artwork

Inspired by nature, this design features two birdies calling to each other through the woods at sunset.  For this project, I used part of a burlap coffee sack as my canvas and small fabric scraps to create my picture.

Sew up a couple of bunny cushions

I know it's not Easter, but I just had to share this project. These little bunny cushions are super easy to make, even if you aren't very good at sewing!

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A big rug requires a BIG crochet hook

When it come to projects - the bigger, the better, and that applies to my crochet as well. I have been wanting to make a cotton rug for ages but didn't want to sit forever with thin cotton thread and tiny hook. So, as usual, I decided to go big by making my own super-sized crochet hook.

Fabric baby changing bag

Sew up a portable baby changing bag that offers a ready-made soft surface to lay baby on, and can carry spare nappies and wipes. Plus this changing station is machine washable. Shop around for colourful fabrics to make your own portable baby changing bag.

Sew a cotton tote bag for shopping

I love cotton tote bags. If you make them out of a fairly thin cotton, you can easily fold them up and carry a few with you in your handbag, and quickly pull them out when you go shopping - no plastic bags necessary thank you very much!

Knit a faux sheepskin cushion cover

Snuggle up with a faux sheepskin knitted cushion for warmth this winter, or knit one to add texture to a living room sofa. The cushions measures 45,5 cm square and has a solid fabric back.

Make your own slipper socks

These warm and comfy slipper socks are durable and attractive and you can wear this around the house to keep you comfortable during the colder months. Plus they make a great gift.

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Learn the basics of quilting

I have always wanted to learn how to do quilting but I'm just not sure that I have the patience. For those of you who want to get started in quilting, here's a nice and simple project that provides a good beginning for anyone wanting to start.

How to make a knitting fork

What's the latest craft craze... knitting with a fork. Not your average fork, mind you, but a carved wooden fork. Since I haven't been able to source a knitting fork locally, as usual I decided to make my own!

Add a touch of luxury

Add hand made pom-poms to a luxurious faux fur blanket to keep warm and snuggle in the colder months. And, as we head towards autumn, this is a great project to do now.

Make a rice-filled hot bottle

Today I woke up and felt a distinct chill in the air. Amazing when you think that last week was hot and sweaty. Microwaveable rice bags stay warm and don't slip around.

Sew an Easter bunny

How cuddly are these fleecy bunnies. Wrapped in a soft, brushed cotton with a snuggly filling. I think they would look lovely made with matching fabric and placed upon a little girl's bed or for a nursery.

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Crochet a baby blanket

Once you discover how easy it is to crochet you will be able to make gorgeous items for your home. This project shows how to make a baby blanket using pretty basic crochet stitches - either for your own nursery or as a gift.

Use fabric stiffener to make attractive bowls

Creative Jewish Mom has some really great ideas on her blog, but this one really caught my attention. While the project features fabric stiffener - if you can't find fabric stiffener - Mod Podge or acrylic sealer works just as well.

Cute baby bird mobile

Isn't this the cutest thing you have ever seen! Pretty crochet birdies on a mobile to hang over baby's bed.

Weave your way to colourful recycled containers

This week we are featuring a home made weaving loom for the kids, and I thought it would be nice to incorporate a weaving project for the grown ups as well.

String art makes a comeback

String art designs are popping up all over the Internet. It's a fun and affordable way to get creative and make your own artwork with nothing more than embroidery thread and some pins.

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Crafts with doilies

Using doilies and lace is one of those crafts that appeared to go out of fashion for a while - the kind of craft that only your granny did - and is now back in fashion with a new take on techniques and designs.

Doily ceiling pendant

In part one we showed you how to use lace to create a lamp shade. In our second part of making your own lamp shades, we show you how to use lace doilies to make a ceiling pendant.

How to make a lace lampshade

Lace lamp shades look stunning over a romantic dining room table, in a bedroom, or as table lamps and they are simple to make.

How to slipcover or reupholster a wingback chair

Slipcovered wingback chairs are practical - you can take the cover off to wash - but if your prefer your chairs to be more stylish, then you need to consider reupholstering a wingback chair.

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So many ways to use fabric scraps

If you have odds and scraps of fabric at home, we've come across so many unique and wonderful ways to use fabric scraps.

Make a heart wreath for Valentine's Day

Feeling all soppy and romantic this year? Or perhaps you would like to do something different this year. Crafty Sisters have a wonderful red felt heart wreath that is fairly simple and only requires a few basic crafting tools.

Uses for fabric and silk flowers

They're fun and if you shop around, they're cheap, and you can use silk flowers in so many different ways, and if you're crafty - you can make your own fabric flowers to dress up and adorn so many accessories.

Decorative crochet gift cards

There are so many ways to make your own gift cards. In this project we show you how to make a crocheted wreath to decorate plain cards to create a gift card that really says "Thank You".

Cover up old bamboo blinds

Bamboo blinds are a nice option for windows, but when you get tired of the look or want something different, instead of throwing them away, cover them with fabric and give them a new life.

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How to frame fabric as art

Framed fabric and prints is just one of the easy ways to add interest to a plain wall, or create an instant feature on a wall.

Recycled rug

Crocheting rugs from recycled sheets, comforter covers and pillow cases is simple and the results are great! The rug is heavy-weight and can be thrown into the washing machine for cleaning.

Dress curtains with ribbon

A visit to your local fabric store will have you drooling over all the gorgeous ribbons, and there are so many ways to use ribbon to dress up fabrics, furniture and everyday home items to transform them from drab to fab!

Rose topped cushion

Crochet is making a come back into the crafting scene and I for one love the new, trendy designs that are appearing. This gorgeous rose cushion cover is just one of many crochet projects I will be featuring on Home-Dzine.

No-sew curtain topper

Recently I came across a window treatment that I loved but was a bit too costly for my budget. When I looked closer, I thought it would be so easy to make myself at a fraction of the cost and without sewing a stitch.

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Recover dining chair

Reupholstering your dated dining chairs is an easy and affordable way to have new chairs done in a fabric you love - without the expense of buying new chairs.

Reupholster an antique loveseat

In this project we show how a worn and shabby Victorian loveseat is stripped down to the frame and then padded and reupholstered into a beautifully restored piece.

Add trim to plain curtains

Customise your curtains with a decorative band of fabric for a custom look and the perfect curtains for any room in your home.

How to make a Roman blind

Roman blinds are perfect for both small and large window treatments. You can make your own Roman blinds in any colour or fabric pattern, to match your existing room decor. Here's how to make a Roman blind...

How to paint curtains

It's easy to makeover a set of plain curtains (or cotton flat sheets) with fabric paint and stencil. There are no fancy techniques involved; simply find a design that you like, cut out the stencil and stencil the design onto the fabric.

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Make wood buttons

When pruning bushes and trees, look for nice branches that you can turn into your own wood buttons.

Glam serviettes for a spring or summer table

Set the table with this matching serviette and napkin ring holder - in pretty blue and yellow. The rhinestone flowers will add a touch of glitz to any table

Have fun with crochet

Crochet is a fun and relaxing hobby that is easy to learn and you can easily create your own beautiful fashion and home décor projects.

Upholstered headboard

Make a dramatic statement with the floor to ceiling upholstered headboard

Ric-rac roses

These little ric-rac flowers are adorable - you just want to put them everywhere! Some assorted ric-rac, scraps and felt and a few other tools are all you need to make these gorgeous buds.

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Fabric roses

Fabric roses are everywhere I look these days, and they are so cute and adorable that I decided to make up a few to put onto the lamp project that I am working on.

iPod or Cellphone pouch

Here's how to make a storage pouch for an iPod or cellphone using coloured macramé cord.

Get knotted

A few pieces of cord are all that is needed to make these knotted serviette rings for a special occasion.

Re-discover macramé

Start off with our easy macramé bracelet and then move onto more difficult projects.

Macramé shoulder bag

If you're feeling more confident with macramé, try making this macramé shoulder bag.

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Fabric flowers

Use up all your fabric scraps to make these beautiful fabric flowers.

Nursery storage boxes

Here's a clever storage ideas for the nursery or children's bedroom. They're not only cute and handy, they're also a secret recycling project.

How to make a braided rug

I know of several people that create wonderful rugs from fabric scraps and plastic bags, and they look great in a cottage bedroom or bathroom and are perfect for outdoors on the patio.

Make a zebra floor rug

Non-fraying felt makes this project a cinch, and the zebra motif will have your family and friends demanding where you found it. It's so simple you can adjust the technique to make a rug in just about any size or style.

How to make a ruffled cushion

Use felt to create eye-catching cushions.

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Everlasting bouquet

Learn how to make beautiful and simple ribbon flowers! Make a bunch and have lovely flowers that bloom on and on! This is a perfect project for Valentine's Day or a wedding in need of some handmade touches.

Cosy up with cushions

Adding new cushions to your home is a quick and easy way to warm up your home decor for the winter months. I recently stumbled across this project and thought it was a nice one to share with you, plus the fact that you don't need any sewing skills for it!

DIY contemporary drum shades

Create contemporary kitchen island lighting with easy-to-make custom fabric-covered drum shades on pendant fixtures.

Toolbox for a little DIY guy

Does your little guy like to get handy around the house? Here's a way that he can help you with everyday DIY - with his very own toolbox!

Cover your own buttons

This project shows you how you can cover your own buttons - without a kit - to decorate cushions, upholstery or a headboard.

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Colourful floor pillows

I have always wanted to make some colourful applique cushions for the floor, but I find the time consuming process rather daunting! Recently I started thinking about a way to simplify the process and felt popped into my mind.

Birds on a twig

I had been toying with the idea of a mobile project and our adorable bird pattern seemed the perfect fit. I knew it would be gorgeous!

Upholster an ottoman

I have been coveting a coffee-table ottoman, but the R3000 price tag is a bit out of my price range. Then I found this secondhand ottoman for R250.

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How to make a simple cafe curtain

Brighten up your window with a colourful cafe curtain.

How to make a simple chair slipcover

I am sure that many of us have an old chair hidden away somewhere with a death sentence waiting to be passed. Here's how to make a simple slipcover.

Braai apron for dad

A braai apron is something that every dad will appreciate, especially when you add your own unique message!

Reupholster a chair

Use basic upholstery techniques to give an old, outdated chair a new life.

Decorative felt placemats

Add a touch of colour to your table with these handy tablemats. Make up a set or two in bright primary colours to dress up your table for family gatherings or fun entertaining.

Learn Basic Sewing In 7 Easy Steps

In order to learn basic sewing there are some steps that should be followed by a beginner in order to master the art of sewing.

DIY bean bag cover

Try this easy 8-step DIY bean bag cover tutorial and make your home all the more colorful and interesting than ever before. Follow all the simple tips and create your own bean bag chair cover without any fuss.

What should you look for while buying a New Sewing Machine

Find out the best industrial sewing machine as well as get to know the tips for picking up the right sewing machine in 2021.

8 Top Reasons Why Crocheting and Knitting Are Good for Your Brain

Looking for the top reasons why crocheting and knitting are good for your brain? Here’s why the internet is becoming obsessed with these hobbies.

Create DIY custom pillows with a Pattern Generator

We discuss step-by-step on how to create DIY custom pillows with patterns you can design yourself.

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