7 DIY Fabric Crafts You Can Make in a Few Minutes

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One of the best things about crafting is that you can create all manner of creative things quickly and easily. Whether you’re just a beginner or experienced quilting and crafting aficionado, these seven fun projects can each be completed in just a few minutes. You can buy quilting fabric online for the best deals.

1. Holiday Home

While you’re getting ready to “Deck the Halls” in advance of the holidays, why not make a few festively-colored homes yourself? For this project you’ll need:

  • A few cotton scraps for quilting together the home’s back, window, roof, and door
  • Different types of fabric for the body of the house
  • Linen for the house’s front
  • Wool
  • Lengths of ribbon
  • Embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needles
  • Pins

Once you have all the components you need, start crafting your holiday home. Cut out the shapes you want from the cotton scraps and quilt them together. Once the basic quilted outline of the home has been crafted, start fitting together the different frontal pieces and stick and sew them in place.

2. Fabric Flower Accent Pillow

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Bring a sense of floral beauty into any room with this flower-shaped felt accent pillow. Simply press, pinch, and glue one layer of soft felt fabric on top of another and wait for each flower to dry. Once they’re ready, you can easily sew them onto the pillows. For an even better result, add in some patches of actual floral fabric, such as these, and mix real and printed flowers for the perfect floral illusion

3. Cute and Easy DIY Double Layer Square Circle Skirt

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If you’re looking for a bit of quick and easy skirt crafting, this DIY double layer circle skirt can be just the thing. Simply take two different squares of fabric with a hole in the middle layer, and sew them together. Just like that, your child will have a fun and breathable skirt that is as easy to make as it is to wash – a definite parenting win-win. Take it a step further and teach your kids to sew, for a fun parent-child hobby.

4. Fabric Bookmark

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Are you a bookworm looking to bring your love of crafting and quilting with you wherever you go? Why not try this technique for creating a fabric bookmark?

Take a small piece of elastic around ½ inch and cut out two different pieces of fabric around 3 inches wide by 12 inches wide. Press the fabric flat around the elastic and sew it into place.

Whether you’re ready to page through Proust, tackle Tolstoy, or reread Harry Potter for the 12th time, this fabric bookmark is a must for book lovers. If you’re a Harry Potter aficionado, you’ll love this article about Emma Watson.

5. Beautiful Make it Yourself Rag Quilt

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Quilts are often made from a patchwork of old cloth, so why not take that a step further with a charming rag quilt?

To begin with, you’ll want to gather the different fabric pieces you want to use. They can be any size, though seven inches is the size used in this sample. Cut them out in square and triangle shapes (or any other you desire) and arrange them in the patterns you want.

Once you have done that, begin layering them on top of one another in patterns at least two fabric pieces deep.

Following that, you’ll want to start stitching everything together. Ideally, you should stitch two or more patterns together in “X” patterns for extra support.

Continue doing that until you have enough shapes stitched together, and then stitch all of these to your quilting, and voila! If you’re thinking of recycling old clothes for your quilts then you should check out this great t-shirt quilt maker.

6. Bifold Wallet

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Why not dress your wallet up a bit with this bifold bit of crafting?

To begin with, you’ll need to cut out two 9 inch x 5-inch rectangles from whatever fabric you feel like using. If you are using cotton, you’ll want to make sure you stabilize it with fusible interfacing. When cutting them, a rotary cutter can be useful to get the exact cuts you’ll want for a nice neat wallet.

Once you have done that, cut out a tab, stabilize it with fusible interfacing, and fold it in half and sew the top and side parts to the wallet. Secure the snap.

Next, you’ll want to make the lining. The top should remain unsewn. Leave a three-inch opening at the bottom and sew the two sides together.

Repeat the process for different pockets of different sizes.

Sew the lining to the main wallet part.

7. Quilted Christmas Tree Ornaments

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Let’s finish with another taste of holiday festivity. The only things you’ll need are a few scraps of quiltable fabric, a felt square, 10 inches of ribbon, a needle and thread, and scissors or shears.

The felt square serves as your backer. Place your first scrap of fabric on top of it face up, with the “wrong” side facing downward. Line up your second scrap and place it face down so it forms a complimentary side with the first piece.

Stitch everything in place on one side and then the other. This should form the quilted part of your ornament.

Now, it’s time to add whatever ornamentation you want. Photos, buttons, extra ribbon – the choice is yours.

BONUS: Check out these great rag quilt. It’s even no-sew!

Trace and cut out the holiday shape you wish to create. Fold the ribbon in half and insert it at the top between the backing part and the scraps.

Stitch the ribbon in place, and presto.

With these fast and fun quilting tips, you’ll be able to craft cool quilted items in mere minutes, thereby improving your emotional wellbeing.

Author’s BIO: Lori Wade is a journalist from Louisville. She is a content writer who has experience in small editions, Lori is now engaged in news and conceptual articles on the topic of DIY and quilting. If you are interested in crafting or lifestyle, you can find her on LinkedIn.

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