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Art at home with recycled fabric

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Let your creativity suggest new ways to use recycled fabric into other elements or create art with fabric. On the cover you see a plate made with a disc wrapped with t-shirt yarn and this idea shows that not only handbags, rugs or fabrics can be made using strips of fabric. Let’s try then to express your ideas, have fun and make art at home with textile surpluses. Continue reading

Ideas to decorate t-shirt yarn accessories

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Adding details allows us to customize t-shirt yarn accessories, whether carpets, baskets, crochet handbags and everything you want to create with recycled fabric. Today you´ll see ideas for decorating accessories made in crochet, braided or with other techniques. Continue reading

How to make knitted vases

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Today we are going to show a beautiful, original, modern and perfect decoration for those who love flowers arrangements. Let’s make knitted vases with fabric to give warmth to your house or decorate recicled bottles to keep your flowers. It seems an ideal project for cold weather, and it truly is, in addition to achieving a delicate, beautiful and ecological utility for your home. Continue reading

Art in showcases and clothing by Emily Hiller

Art in showcases and clothing by Emily Hiller

Emily Hiller is a textile designer who lives in London and specializes in macrame work with non-traditional materials, such as ropes and recycled fabrics. This artist is the author of these models of art in shopwindows and a line of clothes called “sculptural clothing”, made in macrame with textile surpluses of original and modern design. Continue reading

Rainbow carpet recipe by Helenacc

Rainbow carpet recipe by Helenacc

Today we’ll appreciate another of the original creations of this friend who very kindly shares the step by step of all her work in order for us to learn and create based on her techniques. We’ll see today a “recipe” to make a very colorful and fun t-shirt yarn carpet that inspires its creator “happines and good things” and she wants us to have the same feeling and inspiration. Continue reading

How to make non-knitted fabric cushions

almohadon-trapillo-facilSewing the strips of fabric you can make a very nice textured piece to decorate and with it you can make several decorative projects for your house, like cushions. If you already have fabric cushions you can also decorate them. Today you’ll see several ideas to make cushions or decorate them using fabric and without any crochet involved.
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Flower necklace made with rope and fabric

MG_7603Using a rope, t-shirt yarn and a closure you can achieve a very beautiful t-shirt yarn necklace model like the one that Lolovie shares in this tutorial. And then, to personalize it, you can add a jewel inside each flower. A beautiful step by step, simple to make with an excellent result that each one can vary using different colors and/or patterns of t-shirt yarn and different pieces of imitation jewelry.
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Decorate a shirt with a heart of fabric strips

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Today we’ll show you a very creative way to decorate a girl’s shirt or dress using strips of fabric and a sewing machine. In Afamily’s tutorial you’ll learn how to do it and will be able to give your girls a nice and funny garment that they will adore, decorated with strips of fabric in graduated colors. Continue reading

Crochet step by step: double crochet

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Starting with a chain, today you’ll learn how to make the double crochet stitch, one of the foundations of crochet. With thick fabric and an XL crochet needle you can start practicing double crochet stitches, which can be started from a chain to make a square or rectangular fabric, or from a round base or magic ring for round fabrics. Continue reading