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Most Comfortable Best Fit Face Mask

Behind the scenes, I've been working on improvements for the Best Fit Face Mask and am thrilled to finally share with you the Most Comfortable Best Fit Face Mask. Most Comfortable Best Fit Face Mask I’ve heard from thousands of you who…

Best Fit Face Mask – Time Savers and Sizes to Fit Everyone

Two months have passed since I designed the Best Fit Face Mask. By popular demand, I'm putting out three new sizes (child, small, and x-large) to fit everyone! I've also developed some time-saving tips to help you sew masks faster. Best…
Make Your Own Monster Dolls
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Make Your Own Monster Dolls

Teaching children to sew can be a fun and rewarding lesson if you let them take the lead and design their own monster dolls. Make Your Own Monster Dolls Aren't they cute?! Okay, they may have a few imperfections, but I don't want to hear…
thumbprint pillow tutorial
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How to Make Thumbprint Design Envelope Pillows

Envelope pillows are the easiest pillow covers to sew. Combine a beautiful pillow with a personalized thumbprint design and you have a great gift idea for parents or grandparents! How to Make Thumbprint Design Envelope Pillows Hello, it's…
17 DIY Garden Flags | Pretty Handy Girl
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DIY Garden Flags for Every Season

Did you know a placemat is the same size as a garden flag? Yes! It is. Check out these ideas for garden flags for every season. If you don't have fabric, use one of your old placemats to make some of these DIY Garden Flags for Every Season. DIY…
Make it May a Stay at Home Series by Pretty Handy Girl
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Make It May! A Stay at Home Series

Make It May! A Stay at Home Series My friends, I know with confidence that COVID-19 has changed your life. I truly hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this scary outbreak. While my entire family is home with me 24/7,…
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Best Fit Face Mask

Over the weekend I completed something I'm really proud of! Honestly, I worked like a dog because I felt the urgency to share this tutorial with the world. If you happen to follow me on social media, you already know that I created the Best…
Hand Warmers with Rice DIY
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Easy DIY Hand Warmers You’ll Want to Take Everywhere

Since most of us are in the full swing of winter, I thought hand warmers would be the perfect DIY project for your weekend. Learn how to make these Easy DIY Hand Warmers You'll Want to Take Everywhere! Easy DIY Hand Warmers You'll Want to…
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25 DIY Sewing Projects to Help You Learn to Sew

Do you want to learn to sew or maybe practice some of the basic skills that you already know? These tutorials are a perfect collection of projects that will help you do just that! They are simple enough for beginners and creative enough for…
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Simple and Stylish DIY Fabric Tissue Box Cover

Hey Guys, happy Summer! I’m back today with another easy home project for you - a simple stylish DIY Fabric Tissue Box Cover. I don’t know about you, but I think most tissue boxes are tacky. They stick out like a sore thumb in our…
Tutorial for making these DIY oilcloth, water resistant drink coasters for Summer!
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DIY Oilcloth Drink Coasters

DIY Oilcloth Drink Coasters Hi there!  I’m so thrilled to be back today with this super quick and easy project.  The weather in Seattle has been totally amazing lately and it’s got me thinking about summer.  And, summer entertaining…
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41 Decorative DIY Pillows

41 Decorative DIY Pillows If you are looking for a quick and easy way to update any room in your house, change out your pillows! Pillows are easy to add, move, re-cover, or take to another room. They are used for adding texture, pattern, and…
DIY Wanderer Felt Pillow
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How to Make a Felt Letter Pillow Cover

How to Make a Felt Letter Pillow Cover Friends! I’m so excited to be back today with a new project for you, a DIY felt letter pillow cover. One of my favorite things to do is to scour home decor stores for inspiration for my kids' rooms.…
Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Home State Pride Garden Flag from a Placemat

You know I'm a lover of saving money when it comes to decorating. That's why I love to create garden flags made from placemats! They are the perfect size for a garden flag stand. You can decorate flags using a variety of paints, fabric…
How to Sew Reversible Recipe Card Placemats | Pretty Handy Girl

How to Sew Reversible Recipe Placemats

A few months ago, my husband's grandmother passed away. She was an amazing woman, super smart, and always had a kind word to say about anything. She also had an amazing laugh, the kind that brought you to laughter yourself. Recently I came…
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Summer Garden Flag from a Dollar Store Placemat

I have to admit, I'm a little addicted to making garden flags out of fabric placemats from the dollar store (The Dollar Tree to be exact.) In fact this flag was made using all materials from The Dollar Tree. I bought fake flowers, bar towels…
Make Piping Out of Thrift Store Finds | Pretty Handy Girl

Make Piping Out of Thrift Store Finds

I used to buy expensive piping from my local fabric store, until the day I learned how to make my own piping. When I saw how easy making custom piping is, I never bought another yard! More recently I found a way to make piping for even…
It's inevitable your little ones will get bump or bruise. Make them a Boo-Boo Bear to sweeten those tough times by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces
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Make a Boo-Boo Bear – A Rice Ice and Heat Pack

Hello PHG readers! I'm coming over from my blog, Prodigal Pieces, to share with you a sweet DIY that is easy to whip up and will make everyone smile (not to mention it makes a perfect last-minute gift!). Do you remember the days as a…
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21 Sew Special Gifts (You Can Make)

Hello again, it's Colleen from Just Paint It!  I love making gifts for the holidays, and receiving them too. There's something so meaningful when you know someone has invested their precious time in a gift. Today I have 21 Sew Special Gifts.…
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Framed Wall Quilt

Today on the Rockstar DIY stage is Jaime, with the tutorial to make this drop dead gorgeous Framed Wall Quilt. If you can sew a straight line I promise you can make this framed wall quilt.  You all are familiar with Jaime from That's…
Make Your Own Finger-Printed Star Pillows | Pretty Handy Girl
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Finger-printed Envelope Star Pillows

Personalized finger-printed envelope star pillows are an easy and fun gift item to make. My boys and I enjoyed making these pillows for their home room teachers. We got the idea from Cristina's beautiful seaside themed thumb print pillows. Materials: …
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21 Ways to Make and Decorate Totebags

Have you been enjoying all of the awesome tote bag tutorials this week? Today we've rounded up even more sewing tutorials, decorating ideas, and an amazing crocheted tote bag. Let's talk about 21 ways to Make and Decorate Totebags. How…
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Customizing a Tote Bag with an Old Shirt

Welcome to another Tote Bag Week Post! Are you getting lots of ideas for how to make and dress up tote bags? If you're just joining in here's the line up: Monday: How to Sew a Canvas Tote Bag Tuesday: Dress Up a Store Bought Tote…
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Cute Reversible Reusable Tote Bag Tutorial by Sawdust Girl

Are you enjoying Tote Week?! If you're just joining in here's the line up: Monday: How to Sew a Canvas Tote Bag Tuesday: Dress Up a Store Bought Tote with Piping Wednesday: Reusable Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial Thursday:…
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How to Sew a Custom Canvas Tote

Hey guys! Do you know what today is? It's the beginning of Tote Week! What, you had no idea? Tote Week here on Pretty Handy Girl is five days devoted to Tote Bags! Learn how to sew adorable tote bags and how to customize store bought tote…
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DIY Pouf Ottoman ~ Tutorial and Lessons Learned

Hey everyone!  It's Katie again from Addicted 2 DIY.  Today, I have (1) a tutorial on how to make a fun DIY pouf ottoman and (2) a few lessons I learned while I was making mine that will help you out when making your own.  I'm pretty…
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Hidden Storage Under a Laundry Room Sink

Having a utility sink in the laundry room rocks! Having everything that we store underneath it on full display isn't so rockin'. It was time to create some Hidden Storage Under our Laundry Room Sink. In the previous incarnation of…
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Birch Tree Pillows

One thing that gets me ready for the fall season is to bring natural elements into my home. Although, they don't actually have to be real, you can create them with some fabric and a little sewing. I've wanted to change up the pillows in our…
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Sew Easy Anthropologie Cloth Napkin Gift Bags

When I want to give a small gift as a thank you or to make someone's day I like to dress it up by presenting the gift in a little fabric drawstring pouch. These cloth napkin gift bags are "sew" easy to make and they cost about 1/3 the cost…
DIY Octopus Pillow
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DIY Anthropologie Inspired Pillow

Hi there! It's Melissa from The Happier Homemaker back again this month with a super easy knock off project today. I don't know about you but I just love looking at stores and catalogs for my DIY inspiration.  I recently saw a gorgeous…
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DIY Striped Euro Shams

Every DIYer loves a little drop cloth project right?  Jaime from That's My Letter here to share how to make striped euro shams. Using drop cloth and acrylic craft paint, I made these grain sack inspired shams to finish off our new poster…
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DIY Pom Pom Placemat Pillows

Hi Pretty Handy Readers, Jaime here from That's My Letter  sharing another fun DIY project.  Today it's pom pom placemat pillows. Yes, please! We just amped up the fun factor with these cute pom pom placemat pillows and they are…
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How to Recover a Butterfly Chair

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Do you have a butterfly chair that is sun-faded or has hideous fabric on it? I bet you thought it was a lost cause, right? Nope! With a sewing machine, some new fabric and a little spare time you can recover that…
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Valentine’s Day Garden Flag from a Placemat

I love making unique garden flags. My go-to material for these outdoor accessories are Dollar Tree placemats! You read that right. $1 fabric placemats! But, if you don't live near a Dollar Tree and you have old placemats, you could upcycle…
Laundry Fun Gift Basket | Pretty Handy Girl
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Laundry Fun Gift Basket + How to Sew a Basket Liner

Today I have a bit of an unconventional gift idea. But, frankly it is a gift that is sure to bring some fun and enjoyment to anyone who is tasked with the domestic chore of doing laundry. I think this Laundry Fun Gift Basket would be a wonderful…
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Homemade Tea Bags by Songbird

Homemade Tea Bags Oooo, you are going to be so excited! I have a very special lady visiting today, she traveled all the way from the Netherlands to share her Très Frugal DIY gift idea with you. Please welcome the very sweet and very savvy…
DIY Fabric Coasters
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DIY Fabric Coasters

Hi everyone! I'm more than excited to be here at Pretty Handy Girl with Brittany and to be joining the amazing team of contributors. Are you enjoying the fabulous Très Frugal DIY gift ideas so far? I'm Jessica and I blog at Decor Adventures,…
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DIY Kids Cloth Napkins Tutorial

Hello Pretty Handy Girl readers, contributor Jaime back again to share an earth-friendly, fun and very useful tutorial as we begin to think about back to school! Today we are talking about creating DIY Kids Cloth Napkins. Let's make personalized…
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Easy DIY Patriotic Star Pillows

As Independence Day nears, why not dress up your home with these easy to sew star pillows? Easy DIY Patriotic Star Pillows Materials: White felt Blue fabric Red Fabric Blue thread Red Thread Square Pillow Form Scissors …
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Patriotic Denim Bunting Tutorial

Summer is unofficially here and I'm back to share a patriotic sewing project that uses denim! Yes, another way to repurpose those old holey (or should we say too tight?) blue jeans. Nothing says 4th of July better than red, white and…