Men’s Shirts Memory Ornaments

Men's Shirts Memory Ornaments Tutorial

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This year has been full of challenges for me. Both my father and my father-in-law passed away within a short time of one another, and our family is dealing with the losses in the best way we know how to. In my case that includes creating things from some of their belongings. These easy men’s shirts memory ornaments are one of those creations.

With the shirts I had left from my father, I was able to make some nice throw pillows, but I still had plenty of fabric left after they were done. I thought it would be nice to make some small keepsakes for the grandchildren, which led to these ornaments.

Follow these easy instructions, and you will have your own memory ornaments in no time.

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Patchwork Infinity Scarf Pattern

Double-Sided Patchwork Infinity Scarf Pattern

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I have to admit that I am a little addicted to infinity scarves. They are so versatile and can really dress up an outfit. They are also surprisingly easy to make. Solid ones are nice, but they can be a bit limiting, depending on what color it is. So I decided to step up my infinity scarf game and make a double-sided one. To jazz it up, I made the one side a patchwork to show off some of my fabrics. The result is this gorgeous double-sided patchwork infinity scarf pattern.

For years I had the golden batik fabric that I used for the back side of this scarf, as well as for the focal fabric on the patchwork side. I could never decide what to do with it until I came up with this pattern, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. It’s a stunning scarf that I will wear for years to come.

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Pixelated Patriotic Throw Pillow Pattern

Pixelated Patriotic Throw Pillow Pattern - createwithclaudia.com - #fourthofjuly

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The summer months and red, white and blue just seem to go together. The kick off for the season is Memorial Day and then comes the Fourth of July, and no one can deny that both of those holidays are all about patriotism. Like many other people, every summer my house is adorned with the colors of the flag. From table runners to wreaths, I try to incorporate the colors in my living space. It’s the perfect time to bring out them out, and this pixelated patriotic throw pillow pattern fits right in.

It’s an easy pattern to follow, and all you need are a few supplies, some fabric scraps, and a little time.

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Create Fabric Yardage Out Of Scraps

DIY tutorial on how to create fabric yardage out of scrap fabric pieces.  createwithclaudia.com

I’ve almost never met a fabric scrap I didn’t like, which means I rarely throw them out. You can imagine how many of them I have amassed after 30 years of quilting. I have this terrific system for organizing my scraps, but to be honest, I don’t always have the time for that. So a few years ago I decided to put some of them to good use, and make large pieces of fabric. That’s how I came up with this tutorial on how to create fabric yardage out of scraps.

Once you try this, I think you are going to be hooked. Essentially you are designing and making your own fabric. I like to make my pieces in one color, but you can make them any way you want to. All you need are your scraps and your imagination. Whenever I do this, I feel like I’m a kid with a box of crayons.

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Pixelated Easter Egg Throw Pillow Pattern

Pixelated Easter Egg Throw Pillow Pattern - createwithclaudia - #eastercraft #sewing

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I love Spring and all that it brings. The soft pastels in every color remind me of the flowers that are just beginning to bloom. The grass is getting greener, the birds are chirping, and the weather is getting warmer.

It is also a time when I start all of my Easter decorating, and this year my new pillow is the main star. You can get the same look in your house with my Pixelated Easter Egg Throw Pillow pattern.

This design is the third in my pixelated holiday pillow series, and this might be my favorite so far. It is a great way to use up all of those gorgeous pastel scraps you have. Of course, it’s a good excuse to buy more fabric too.

The pillow is large and looks good anywhere. It would make nice hostess gift for someone if you are invited to their home during the holiday.

So gather up all those pretty fabrics, eat a couple of jelly beans to give you some energy, and make yourself a new throw pillow.

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