Colorblock Zipper Pouch with Monogram

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Jaime from That’s My Letter has a slew of tutorials for adorable zipper pouches in different designs and sizes. I love this colorblock one with a handpainted monogram and heavy-duty metal zipper. It was inspired by a pricey clutch from Mark and Graham, but, like Jaime says, you might want to consider making your own for much less. While the pouch is a fabulous gift itself, you could even take it a step further by packing it with goodies!

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Cheap and Easy DIY Wine Bag

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I am no wine connoisseur but have lots of family and friends who enjoy wine tastings and sampling different types of wines. If you also have a wine-lover on your Christmas list, these DIY wine bags from Lisa at Concord Cottage are the perfect way to dress up a bottle. Lisa simply measured the bottles and sewed her pouches using fabric she already had. They cost Lisa nothing to make, but she says you could easily do it for under a $1 and in less than an hour. You can’t ask for much more during an already busy and expensive time of year!

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DIY iPad Case from Canvas Artwork

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Caitlin, a contributor on Say Yes to Hoboken, had purchased several unstretched, unframed canvas prints at an auction a couple of years ago and had grand plans for them. They ended up being stored away and forgotten until Caitlin came across an artsy iPad case from Anthropologie with a similar look. Caitlin decided to finally cash in on their DIY potential and sew her own case. Don’t have your own stash of canvases lying around? Caitlin suggests purchasing one for a few bucks online or even printing your own!

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Play Vanity Stool with Gathered Slipcover

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If you read this morning’s feature that showcased an adorable play vanity built by the talented Jaime from That’s My Letter, you probably noticed the cutesy little stool with a gathered slipcover pictured with it. Yes, Jaime made it too, and so can you! Jaime modified plans from Ana White to build the stool from scrap wood and dug some fabric from her stash for the sweet little slipcover. I love that cover is removeable and can be washed because, let’s be honest, little girls and makeup can get a bit messy!

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Scrap Buster Fall Pillow

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Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew shares a fabulous pillow cover tutorial to dress up those tired throw pillows this fall. Best of all, this is a “scrap buster” project designed to use up some of that scrap fabric that is taking up valuable closet space. For this fall-inspired pillow, Allison chose fabrics that simulate the colors or fallen leaves. However, Allison points out that the design possibilities are pretty much endless. Just check out the flower pillow she made using the same technique.

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Zigzag Pillow from Striped Fabric

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Jann from Newton Custom Interiors had been wanting to make her own zigzag pillow cover, but the task of perfectly lining up the stripes seemed a bit daunting. When Jann found a striped fabric that she loved, she decided to dive in and give it a go. Surprisingly, it was much simpler than Jann expected, and Jann’s pillow looks gorgeous from every angle! She offers tips for matching up the stripes so you too can make the perfect zigzag pillow.

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Leaf and Acorn Applique Pillow Cover

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MJ from 517 Creations spied a lovely autumn pillow with a large, brightly colored leaf and acorns gracing the front. Since the almost $100 price tag completely obliterated any idea of actually purchasing the pillow, MJ simply made her own. MJ stitched a vein detail onto the leaf and then used Heat N’ Bond to attach it to the pillow fabric. She finished it off by stitching around the edges for a lovely fall applique.

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Sew Your Own Kids Floor Cushions

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After sharing Charlotte’s handmade pouf this morning, I wanted to give Susan from Living with Punks another moment in the spotlight. I featured the floor cushions she created for her wee ones almost three years ago when KOD was just a baby. Oh me oh my… her fabric choices simply blow the inspiration right out of the water!

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