Spring Cleaning without toxic chemicals

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Here at Eco Etsy, we’re wrapping up our 14 days of crafting tutorials, but if you aren’t quite ready to wave goodbye to the DIY, you’re in luck. Today, in honor of the budding daffodils outside my window, and the new blog format, ECO Monday is going to help you with a little Spring Cleaning. [...]

DIY: Trashion Denim Wrist Cuff Bracelet

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… and enter to win it! If you are in the habit of repurposing old denim jeans into bags or other useful things, then you may have wondered what to do with the leftover bits of seams (seam-cuts) that you’ve cut from the pant-legs. Seam-cuts can be so distinctive and beautiful and I have a [...]

Make Your Own Bias Tape

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Bias tape is simply folded fabric strips cut on the “bias”, which means diagonally to the grain of the fabric. This allows the fabric strips to bend and stretch effortlessly around curved seams and edges, making it a great way to finish garments or other sewing projects. It’s inexpensive to buy, however the color and [...]

How to Sew an Upcycled Wool Sweater Diaper Cover

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Today’s awesome Green Craft post comes to us courtesy of Emily Papp of GotEmCovered.  Got babies? Then you know how expensive diapers and diaper covers can be – Emily will help you not only learn how to create your own diaper cover using that wool sweater your shrunk in the wash and were ready to toss [...]

How to Make a Garden Butterfly from a Soda Can

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Spring is just around the corner…isn’t it?  I know I’m ready and if you need a little inspiration to start thinking about Spring then maybe these dainty butterflies  for the garden are just the thing! The best part?  They are made from aluminum beverage cans! Now let me just admit that I use the “cheaters [...]