The Winner of the No-Sew Fleece Hat and the No-Sew Fleece Fringe Scarf

I’ve been so blessed through this blog, through eHow, through my book, through my videos, webinars and classes and through your support and encouragement. Your interactions, clicks, comments and well wishes have helped to bring me opportunities and helped to allow me to do one of the things my heart desires most, create.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Congratulations to Lori Baird!

You are the winner of the no-sew hats and the no-sew scarf.

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Happy Sewing and No-Sewing!!

Beth

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DIY No-Sew Fleece Fringe Scarf Plus Another Giveaway

Baby, it’s cold outside, and a fringe scarf will not only keep you cozy and warm but will also make a nice accent for any outfit. You don’t even have to know how to sew for this piece-of-cake project. Just grab 1/4 yard of fleece and a little bit of yarn and you’ll be creating your own scarf in no time. With all of the cute fleece available now, it will take you longer to decide which fleece to use than actually making this scarf.

If you’d like to be entered in the drawing to win this scarf, all you have to do is click here, read the article, scroll to the bottom and leave a comment then click here , watch the video and make a comment on the video. Then last but not least, make a comment at the bottom of this post to let me know you’d like to be considered to win the scarf. Thanks so much, your interactions help me more than you’ll ever know. And it’s free!!!! 🙂

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Happy No-Sewing!

Beth

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DIY No-Sew Fleece Hat Plus a Giveaway

Get ready for winter and keep your noggin warm with a delightful DIY fleece hat. Even if sewing isn’t your thing, you can still make a cozy, soft hat to match every outfit. It’s a simple project, and your biggest problem will be choosing which fleece to use from the wonderful selections available at your local fabric shop. All it takes is 1/2 yard of your favorite fleece and about 15 minutes of your time, and you’ll be toasty warm.

And, since I haven’t had a giveaway in FOREVER, I’d like to give all three hats away. All you have to do to be entered is click over to eHow to read the entire article, click over to YouTube to watch the video and make a comment on the video, then make a comment below letting me know you did those things. It really helps me when you click over to eHow and YouTube, all it takes is a little bit of time and it’s FREE!

I’ll announce the winner next week on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Thank you so much for being so supportive and encouraging to me throughout the years, it’s allowed me to do what I love to do and continue to bring you free tutorials.

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Ready or not, Winter, here we come!!

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Happy No-Sewing,

Beth

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DIY Felt Gingerbread Ornaments: New One Minute Video

Dating all the way back to the 15th century, the gingerbread man has become a holiday classic. It’s no wonder that so many people choose to make this cookie during the holidays with the delicious scents that fill the house when baking this treat. In addition, many versions of the fairy tale have been told throughout the years, making it a childhood favorite.

You can bring this story to life and let the kids help with the seasonal decorating by making cute felt gingerbread ornaments that are simple enough to get the whole family involved.

Run, run as fast as you can, you just might like this gingerbread man.

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Snip, snap, snout. This tale’s told out.

Happy Holiday Crafting!

Beth

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DIY Gnome Bottle Toppers: New One Minute Video

Up your gift-giving game and present the gnome lovers on your list with a bottle of their favorite drink topped with a delightful handmade gnome. These little Nordic folklore creatures were originally thought to protect the homestead unless they weren’t treated well – in which case, look out because they could become very mischievous.

Nowadays, the gnomes’ pointy hats, round noses and long beards are quickly becoming a holiday decorating phenomenon. Made from old sweaters or felt, these little Scandinavian hooligans will make gift wrapping and staying “gnome” for the holidays fun again. (Gnome pun intended. Ha!)

Check out the one minute video (Gnomes are so much fun to film) 🙂

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Happy Holiday Gift Giving!

Beth

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DIY Fabric Hot Dish Basket: New One Minute Video

A sit-down dinner during the holidays (or at any time for that matter) is a real treat, and eating family-style can make a shared meal feel even more warm and cozy. However, passing those hot dishes around the table with regular hot pads can make handing over straight-from-the-oven casseroles pretty awkward. This simple hot-dish basket made from a placemat will make exchanging those hot serving dishes easy and safe. Get ready for everyone at your table to be saying, “Please pass the hot dish.”

Check out the one minute video here:

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Happy Holiday Sewing!

Beth

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DIY Mittens From an Upcycled Flannel Shirt = Shmittens :)

Hey all you Smitten people out there. Remember my Mittens Made From Sweaters posts and videos? Well, here’s another fun idea that I’m now calling:

SHMITTENS!!!

Hahahahaha! Get it? Shirt + Mittens = SHMITTENS!!!

Oh my gosh, sometimes I just crack myself up. 🙂

Take an old flannel shirt that’s been hanging around the thrift store or maybe even a loved one’s old shirt to create some shmittens. Not only will they keep your hands toasty warm, but they’ll look so cute, your friends will be asking which little boutique carries them.

All it takes is one of the shirt sleeves you saved after making this flannel shirt tote bag, two sweater sleeves you saved after making these holiday sweater trees and a little fleece. That’s it! Just a word of warning though — you might like making these so much, no one’s shirts or sweaters will be safe around you again.

Check out the video here:

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Click here for the complete step-by-step Tote Bag photo tutorial.

And, if you have a bunch of old sweaters hanging around and would like to make a pair of Smittens,

click here.

Happy Sewing!

Beth

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DIY Tote Bag From an Upcycled Flannel Shirt

There’s just something so cozy and comfy about a flannel shirt. The weather starts to get cooler and we happily bring out our thermals. We layer them over turtlenecks and under vests, but why not bring that same snug feeling into a winter tote by creating this bag from a thrift store find, or making a super-special cuddly tote from the shirt of a loved one. One of the neat things about using an upcycled shirt for this project is the front pockets become part of the design and are totally usable. Also, with gift giving season fast approaching, this would make a wonderful, inexpensive hand-made gift. Trifecta in my opinion.

Check out the video and be sure to turn on the sound, they’re much more fun to watch with the music!

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If you’d like to use the whole shirt, you can make some fun mittens from the sleeves.

Happy Sewing!

Beth

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Fall Holiday Sewing

The cornucopia and Thanksgiving go together like turkey and cranberry sauce, like mashed potatoes and gravy, like pumpkin pie and whipped cream. Symbolizing wealth, prosperity and abundance, it’s just one of those fall staples we see on tablescapes every autumn. You can modernize your “horn of plenty” centerpiece this season by painting the basket white and creating some delightful felt gourds and flowers in any color you’d like to fill it.

Click here for the complete step-by-step felt cornucopia instructions.

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Fall: A time of crisp mornings, toasty backyard fires, and best of all, jumping into piles of multicolored leaves. Bring that colorful fall feeling into your home by creating a few vibrant felt coasters. Not only are they beautiful, but they’ll protect your coffee table from those steaming cups of hot cocoa you’ll be sipping now that the weather is cooler. Made from two layers of thick felt and a little stitching on the sewing machine, they will dress up your end tables and help you embrace autumn in style.

Click here for the complete step-by-step felt coaster tutorial.

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It’s time to get ready for the holiday entertaining season. Not only could your guests be marveling about your juicy, cooked-to-perfection turkey, the creamy mashed potatoes and your delicious pies, but they just might be talking about your delightful table scape for years to come. This colorful DIY felt fall leaves table runner is fun to make, will brighten up your fall table and make all your meals feel special.

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DIY Felt Fall Leaves Table Runner: A New One Minute Video

It’s time to get ready for the holiday entertaining season. Not only could your guests be marveling about your juicy, cooked-to-perfection turkey, the creamy mashed potatoes and your delicious pies, but they just might be talking about your delightful table scape for years to come. This colorful DIY felt fall leaves table runner is fun to make, will brighten up your fall table and make all your meals feel special.

Check out the new one minute video here:

Click here for the complete step-by-step Fall Felt Leaves Table Runner instructions.

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Let the holiday season begin!

Beth

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