One-Hour Projects
Makeup Bag With Assorted Beauty Products
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Bags can be such a fun sewing project to jump into, but if a full-size tote sounds like more than what you're ready to handle, we have the perfect solution: a makeup bag! It's the ideal way to start installing zippers, working with different fabrics and adding custom touches that truly make a bag your own. Plus, they make great holiday gifts — win, win!
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quilted tote bag in front of a sewing machine filled with quilting supplies
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Let's be real: we can always use more totes for grocery runs and storing sewing supplies. This stash-busting project is perfect for beginner sewists and — bonus! — it'll be done in less than an hour. Last-minute gift idea, anyone?
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animal cookies shaped like penguins, lions, bears and skunks on a purple background
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It doesn't get much cuter than these zoo-tastic animal cookies! Learn to build four critters, then play around with candy melts and cookies to create your own special take on your favorite furry friend.
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Old Jeans Upcycled Into New Shorts
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Looking for some instant summer wardrobe gratification? Grab those old jeans out of the dresser and transform them into fun, stylish shorts! With these three quickie tutorials, you'll soon be ready for all the warm-weather adventures.
Beth Galvin
Starlight Pillowcase
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If you love to sew, there's no such thing as too many pillows — and the same goes for pillow cases! They’re beginner-friendly, fun to make with your kids and, thanks to this burrito method, you can bust one out in just 15 minutes. Stitch up a set for every bed in the house, sew some as a gift, or round up your friends and donate a bunch to charity. The opportunities really are endless!
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Infinity Scarf
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A breezy summer scarf is an instant mood-booster. For this versatile infinity style, we used a cotton voile fabric, which is ideal for warmer weather (as are linen, cotton and chambray). But once you've nailed the how-to, you can easily make the same project in a heavier fabric come winter. (We see you, flannel, French terry and lightweight wool.)
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Jo Gick hanging planter
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Take your plant decor up a notch — literally. This hanging planter project turns really simple supplies (you only need 3 things!) into the coolest way to display your succulents, snake plants, and more. Follow along as Jo Gick from season 1 of NBC’s Making It shows you how it’s done.
Jo Gick
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zen garden with sand, air plants and rocks with fork rake behind it
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Manipulating the sand in a a peaceful mini-garden is a total stress-reliever. And it turns out creating your own zen garden from scratch is instantly chill-ifying, too (especially when it's this easy). Your happy place awaits.
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Light pink, dark pink, and light blue crocheted stars strung in a tree branch against a pink background.
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A night under the stars is even better when those stars are crocheted. String these cuties on a garland, turn them into a mobile, or keep it simple and hang 'em on a tree. There's no wrong way to bring a little star power into your life.
Beginner
watercolor mother's day card with colorful birds and washi tape in front of supplies
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Mama and baby birds are a first sign of spring — and the perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day. This card is fun to customize to your family, and we promise it'll come out great even if you've never watercolored before. Tweet!
Kateri Ewing
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