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Tuckaway pockets protect tune players and ear buds in a simple and stylish case. Simply store your iPod or phone in this case and throw it in your purse!

Make this cute make-up pouch with vinyl fabric and a zipper. Don’t shy away from the vinyl or the zipper. Our tricks make sewing this project super-easy!

Infinity scarves are the perfect accessory! They can act as a warmer on chilly days, can dress up even the most casual of clothes, and are a burst of color and interest to a favorite outfit. Plus, they're easy to pull off--simply place the circle scarf around your neck and walk out the door with no fuss or styling. Make your own infinity scarf from any fabric material you'd like.

Christmas decorating doesn't have to be complicated (even if you're adding a handmade touch!) A simple fabric yo-yo is versatile and can be used in a variety of ways to decorate your home. Use them individually as ornaments or to embellish a Christmas present, or sew them together for a seasonal wreath or a pretty garland. Get started today and your home will be merry and bright in no time!

Perfect for a baby shower gift or for your own little one, this bib is easy to make out of your favorite fabrics.

Personalize your holiday table with place mats that showcase autumn colors and a thankful message. The best part? These place mats are reversible, so you can keep them on the table long after Thanksgiving passes.  

This fun embroidery art will be the star of any room! Simple stitches make this project fast to craft. Use one as a room accent, or whip up a bunch to showcase the night sky.

This project is so (sew!) simple you simply must give it a try. Then when your friends ask where you bought your one-of-a-kind shower curtain, you can say, “I made it myself!” I chose this novelty print of wellie-wearing donkeys for my shower curtain because it seemed to me like the donkeys were outfitted for just such an occasion. 

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