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DIY Beach Towel Pillow Bag

Summer is nearly here, and with outdoor activities allowed again (hopefully for good!), people will be heading for the beach to cool down on those hot summer days. If you’re like me, you want to be able to relax and soak in the sun. But how do you do that while supporting your head? You can’t bring your actual pillow with you. That would look silly. And think of all the sand you would bring back with you! The solution? Add a built-in pillow to your beach blanket! Even better, add straps so you can easily roll the whole thing up and carry it back to the car with no hassles. Think of what a great gift these would make too! Happy tanning!

Video via Hallmark Channel

If you try your hand at making a Beach Towel Pillow Bag, send us an email at wallaceburgseniorcentre@gmail.com with pictures of your creation! We would love to see it!

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Get Crafty – Cuddly Pillow Quilt

Quilts are always so beautiful and make a wonderful heirloom gift. But they always take so long to make, and if you aren’t 100% accurate with your cuts and sewing your seams, the whole thing can go wrong quickly. The beauty of this quilt – besides the way it looks! – is that it is fast and if you make a mistake, it just adds to the charm! This video features a quilt made in a minky fabric, but you can also use flannel (or flannelette) or any fray-resistant fabric you have.

Video via Missouri Star Quilt Company
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How to Sew Your Own Butterfly Top

This beautiful, flowing top is great to make for summer. Made in light-weight linen or cotton, the natural fibres are very breathable, perfect for those hot summer days when a tank top just won’t do. Using just a couple of measurement taken on the body, it is very easy to adapt for any size. And, since it only uses a yard or so of fabric, plus scraps of interfacing, it’s a project that is easy on the budget too. Look great and feel accomplished, all without breaking the bank? Yes, please!

Video via Thoughtful Creativity – CRAFT, SEW, DIY

If you try your hand at making your own Butterfly Top, send us an email at wallaceburgseniorcentre@gmail.com with pictures of your creation!

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How to Make a Two Seam Tote Bag

I love sewing and I always fall in love with fabrics and usually buy more than I should (which is something I picked up after not having bought enough for a project before!). This Tote Bag Tutorial is a great way to use you that extra fabric up. If you like the look of this Tote Bag, but not the size, you can also adjust it to suit your needs. This bag is so easy to make and is cute too! I love the little pop of interest the contrast top gives the bag!

If you try your hand at making a Two Seam Tote Bag, send us an email at wallaceburgseniorcentre@gmail.com with pictures of your creation!